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North End

Boston, MA 02109
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This Italian neighborhood, Boston's oldest, is known for its wonderful restaurants and historic sights. Walk the cobblestone streets to take in the architecture and aromas of delicious food, and visit Paul Revere's house and the Old North Church while you're in the neighborhood.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cannoli” (567 reviews)
“italian food” (388 reviews)
“mike's pastry” (325 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Boston, MA 02109
North End
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Reviewed yesterday

We did a walking tour of the North End, replete with pizza and colonial sights. This is the best concentration of "bostony" things to do and totally accessible by foot as well as pleasant even in the summer.

Thank Anthony I
Reviewed yesterday

Narrow streets and quaint stores transport you to another era. Best for the Italian food (any number of restaurants to choose from), and Mike's Pastry shop!

Thank crcurtis31
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the North End specifically to eat, of course. We started by getting sweets to go at Modern Pastry then eating dinner at Ristorante Saraceno. TBH, we wanted to eat dinner at another place that was rated higher on Trip Advisor, but they...More

Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 2 days ago

When you visit Boston you must go to the North End for the history, architecture, and food. What a great place to visit.

Thank Troyjen
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are visiting Boston you should definitely visit the North End. There are some fantastic restaurants and hidden gems.

Thank edpdubois
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Some of the best Italian food I've ever had!! Truly authentic Italian delis and restaurants all throughout the north end!

Thank Pippip69
Reviewed 3 days ago

While this can be crowded and restaurants can get pricy, I would say it is well worth the stop. There are bakeries and little gelato places. Pizza for cheap eats, sea food and gourmet Italian for those looking for a special occasion. It is easy...More

Thank Ashleen C
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want real Italian food, this is your stop. Sacred Heart Italian Church has a banner that reads "where Italians trace their roots". Paul Revere's house is located here as is Governor Hutchinson's mansion (1687).

Thank P601AHdavidb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When we are in boston we try to come to the north end for a meal. The little Italy of Boston does not disappoint. We are from New York and we love walking around and looking for a nice restaurant. Highly recommend trying to walk...More

Thank Jgifas
Reviewed 4 days ago

Maria's Pastries in the North End. By far the best cannoli's. Much more authentic than the competitors.

Thank Kargro
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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21 July 2017|
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Response from foodnut003 | Reviewed this property |
Like the other post, we walked everywhere. Only used mass transit when traversing the city for Boston Marathon viewing. It is very walk-able and unless you have small children or others for whom it's difficult to walk, would... More
21 June 2017|
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Response from Christopher S | Reviewed this property |
First things first, if you are coming in from Logan Airport and know how to work subways, you do NOT have to pay a penny getting into Boston. Take the SL1 (Silver Line 1) airport shuttle from any arriving terminal to SOUTH... More
25 May 2017|
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Response from Annie A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mebber, Most of the places/restaurants, I believe can offer a gluten free meal for your daughter. While in Boston, check Faneuil Hall that is really close to Hanover Street in North End.