Crime and Cuisine on Federal Hill
A Food Tour with a Felonious Twist
The Federal Hill neighborhood of Providence is one of its hottest destinations, home to some of the best
Italian food in the world. This tour will give you a smorgasbord of its best bites and drinks, from fine Italian wine to housemade pasta. Come hungry!
The Hill was also home to some historic characters who dabbled on the wrong side of the law. Follow the intrigue of State v. Patriarca, when a future mayor took on a mob boss; learn about the corruption which brought Rhode Island's banking system to its knees in the '90s, and about a raid on an illegal dice game that sent a Providence Police Officer through a second-story window.
"Find the best Italian food outside of Italy along Federal Hill in Providence."
Stacy Leasca, Travel + Leisure
"Your biggest problem in Providence might be narrowing down the sheer number of places where you want to eat."
Lilit Marcus, CNN
Former headquarters of the New England Mafia
Site of Providence Police raid on illegal gambling operation
Flashpoint of the RI Banking Crisis