Though I appreciate Federal Hill's established collection of Italian restaurants, I always find it refreshing to see a newcomer on Atwells. Enoteca Umberto opened in July, but its small size and word-of-mouth marketing mean it's still a bit of a secret.   Atwells was quiet on a mid-week night, and we took our time with a cocktail while brows...

By Nancy Burns-Fusaro   Attention all mothers and daughters: people who like to laugh and cry at the same time; book lovers, book club members, dog lovers, and any others who appreciate good reads and funny, loving, smart women.   Be at the Westerly Library on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m., to hear bestselling author Lisa Scottoline a...

Rhode Island may be best known for stuffies, gaggas and coffee milk, but now, it's got an official sandwich: the Italian Grinder. At least that's the pronouncement of Zagat, the well-known restaurant rating guide. In honor of August being national sandwich month, Zagat set out to name one classic sandwich for every state in the union, and for Rhod...

The Federal Hill Commerce Association is pleased to announce that the Alfa Romeo National Convention has scheduled an event on Atwells Avenue for Thursday, June 25, 2015.   The privately owned Alfa's will be lined up along the avenue for viewing starting at 6pm with a blessing of the fleet. Many businesses on Atwells Avenue will be offering...

by NOIAW   Gemma Puglisi. Author, Media Expert, and Assistant Professor of Communications at American UniversityGemma will be honored at our Greater Washington, D.C. Epiphany Celebration on January 14, 2016. Buy tickets here.   WHAT BEING ITALIAN MEANS TO ME. When I think of what my heritage means to me, I immediately think...

Buddy Cianci, who was twice forced out as mayor of Providence, R.I., by criminal convictions, is running again this year. Cianci, formally known as Vincent A. Cianci Jr., was one of 10 candidates to file during a three-day nominating period that ended Wednesday.   By the deadline, there were six Democrats, three independents, including...

by Elizabeth Rau   Two University of Rhode Island professors have won highly competitive national fellowships in the humanities for their work on 18th-century Europe.   Andrea Rusnock, professor of history, received an American Council for Learned Societies Fellowship, and Catherine Sama, professor of Italian, won a National Endowment...

The Federal Hill Commerce Association will be hosting its Annual Columbus Day Weekend Festival October 10th – 12th on Atwells Avenue located on historic Federal Hill in Providence Rhode Island.   This three day Italian festival attracts visitors from all across southern New England bringing people together for great food and entertainment an...

By Jenna Pelletier The last thing Rhode Island needed was another Italian-American restaurant, I thought. All angles seemed to be covered, from the classic Federal Hill restaurants to upscale Al Forno to no-frills Mike's Kitchen in Cranston. What more could another one offer? Come to find out, the relatively new Rosalina, in downtown Pro...

The great American Italian restaurant has changed in style probably more than any other genre of restaurant over the past several decades.   Even as recently as 50 years ago, the term "Italian restaurant" conjured images of red and white checkered tablecloths, carafes of middling chianti, and a red sauce-heavy menu with classics like chicken...