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Caffe Paradiso

255 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
+1 617-742-1768
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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Cafe, Italian
255 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a fantastic hot chocolate. My brother had a very rich mocha. This cafe was a fantastic place to sit and talk and take a break from the -15 wind chill that night.

Thank GlobePlodder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had some gelato here during a tasting tour of the North End - it was great! I had the bacio and my friends had the staciatella and the tiramisu - both were happy with their choices.

Thank ABB1976
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Here for a conference and this place was given to me by a good friend who grew up in Boston. Small and fun. My friend and I got martinis and cannolis after dinner. I had the chocolate chip cannoli and it was the best cannoli...More

Thank Lynlizzle
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We came here after eating dinner at Mother Anna’s Restaurant. They serve desserts, coffee, and alcohol. My husband got the Zappa Inglese Gelati and a Turkish Coffee. He said they both were the best. Especially the coffee (alcoholic). I had the Tiramisu and a mocha....More

Thank momof4inmd
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Have been here many times. Always good ! Excellent cappuccino and cannolis The morning pastries are so tasty Highly recommend this gem of a place whether it's early am or for a late night dessert/after dinner drink

Thank Lenore D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We stopped at Caffe Paradiso on our Off the Eaten Path food tour and had the best lemon gelato, cannoli and Italian Expresso. The service was excellent and MUST when visiting the North End or Boston. THANK YOU!

Thank love2travellisa
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting this cafe for 20 years. It has always been friendly, serves the best coffee (try especially the macchiato) and great fresh cannolis. Have never been disappointed. If you like soccer, as an added bonus they have 4 or 5 screens showing...More

Thank cant83
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Bit disappointed. Customer service was not a strong point. The owner, at least I assume she was the owner, was very crusty to say the least. While we stood to order our gelato which we did, we were TOLD to sit down and they would...More

Thank Shelley R
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is my go-to after dinner spot. They have the best made-to-order canoli and a huge selection of aperitifs and other liquors.

Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is the place to enjoy a great cappucino. We needed a little "pick me up" and happened upon this place and it was very, very nice.

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-1768
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Welcome to Caffe Paradiso, an authentic Italian caffe in Boston’s North End since 1962. It has truly been a privilege for us to bring a taste of Italy, day in and day out, to our Metropolitan and out-of-state patrons. Now managed by the third generation of our family, we still make our award-winning gelato fresh on the premises and have the best cannoli in Boston. Please stop by to savor the true “gusto” of our cappuccino, espresso, gelato or martini. We’re family run business with a deep Italian heritage.
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