Angelo’s is celebrating its 100th anniversary this weekend with a series of events happening today through Sunday, including continuous birthday cake, grape stomping, pasta-making, live music and more. Classic comfort food Italian dishes done well is what Angelo’s is all about. The portions have always been large, the prices are cheap and the focus...

The 31st annual Columbus Day Festival filled the streets on Federal Hill on Saturday. Federal Hill Commerce Association President Rick Simone said the four-day festival goes from Dean Street to Sutton Street and includes food, art, and retail vendors alongside games, three stages for live entertainment, and a parade on Sunday. He added that his fav...

When it comes to Providence’s Federal Hill neighborhood, people typically think of Italian food, and maybe the area’s history as an Italian, and before that Irish, neighborhood.   But after The Providence Journal put out our call for questions last week as part of our What and Why RI series, it became clear that there are at least a few people out...

Passing beneath Federal Hill’s iconic pine cone-bearing arch, a friend and I joined the Providence Tour Company group gathering in Garibaldi Park, ready to take a deep dive into the historic Italian neighborhood’s food-filled past. Our guide, Patti Sammartino, explained that the gateway’s pine cone, La Pigna, symbolizes abundance and prosperity. It...

Two days ago was St. Joseph’s Day and bakeries on federal hill said it was one of their busiest days of the year. Thousands of residents flocked to the hill to pick up their favorite Italian pastries. “Its the most important thing in my life to keep these Italian bakeries alive, to keep the culture present,” the general manager of Scialo Bros. Bake...

Tucked into the smallest state of the nation, you will find historic Federal Hill in Providence, Rhode Island. In the early 1900s, Federal Hill experienced an influx of Italian immigrants and it became one of the most populated Italian settlements. Known to residents as “The Hill” or “Little Hill,” this central neighborhood spanning Atwells Avenue...

As proud Italian Americans, it is important to buy products from Italian American-owned businesses. Equally as important, it is enjoyable to pay visits to neighborhoods that are historically Italian, specifically communities that still have a significant amount of Italian American residents. The Empire State has Little Italy in Manhattan, Bensonhur...

For more than a century, Federal Hill has been the center of Italian-American culture in Rhode Island. Known locally as "The Hill," this culinary hub is home to some of the most storied dining establishments in the Northeast. Atwells Avenue is the main drag. It starts at Broadway, across the street from the Hilton Providence, and continues across R...

The Columbus Day Festival on Federal Hill is back after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, and it's bigger than before. "This year is the full-blown return, and it's the 29th annual," said Rick Simone, president of the Federal Hill Commerce Association. The festival, which starts Friday evening and concludes Monday night, has added a fourth day thi...

Federal Hill may be Providence’s Little Italy, but there’s a little Italy floating through the Providence River downtown. It’s a gondola. Yes, Providence. Not Venice. To be a gondolier in Providence, however, there are a few rules:  You get an Italian name, you memorize a repertoire of songs — in Italian, of course — and you log at least 20 hours o...