After seeing a show at the Providence Performing Arts Center, we visited nearby Federal Hill for dinner. Though it lacks the scale of New York's Little Italy or charm of Boston's North End, there's an intimate and vibrant feeling you get from this small city cluster of Italian restaurants and shops, even on a drizzly winter evening. This Dolce Villa section, featuring brightly lit pastel colored buildings is a highlight. The gnocchis at Constantino's next door was another highlight. Recommended.