Al Fresco Dining Coming to Federal Hill this Summer

Starting this weekend, Federal Hill streets will be closed and dinner will be served with expanded outdoor seating.
Federal Hill

Photo by Joanne DiBona.

One of Rhode Island’s favorite food neighborhoods known for its Italian cuisine has come up with a new way for guests to enjoy outdoor meals for the summer months. The Federal Hill Commerce Association will be closing sections of Atwells Avenue for new ‘Al Fresco Dining’ on Fridays and Saturdays beginning Friday, June 19. The Avenue will be closed to traffic in two sections; from Bradford Street to Dean Street and then from Dean Street to Lily Street. An eight-foot area will be designated in the middle of the street as a walkway and provide access for emergency vehicles. Restaurants will be allowed to expand their outdoor seating from the sidewalks and into the street while keeping six feet apart. So far, more than twenty restaurants are participating, with more being added in the coming weeks.

Here is the current list: 

  1. Andino’s Italian Restaurant
  2. Angelo’s Civita Farnese Restaurant
  3. Bacco Vino and Contorni
  4. Beve Martini Bar and Lounge
  5. Blend Latin Fusion
  6. Constantino’s Venda Bar and Ristorante
  7. Don Jose Tequilas Restaurant
  8. Enoteca Umberto
  9. Federal Taphouse and Kitchen
  10. Harry’s on the Hill
  11. Lucia’s Mexican Restaurant
  12. Massimo Ristorante
  13. Nara Lounge and Restaurant
  14. Opa The Phoenician Restaurant
  15. Pane e Vino Ristorante and Enoteca
  16. Providence Oyster Bar
  17. Pure lounge
  18. Roma Ristorante
  19. Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grille
  20. Trattoria Zooma
  21. Venda Ravioli 

All guests are required to make a reservation with the individual restaurants for al fresco dining, which is available from 5 to 11 p.m. All guests and restaurants will also be required to follow the state guidelines for masks and distancing. For more information, go to Federal Hill’s website



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