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Caffe Paradiso

255 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
+1 617-742-1768
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“gelato” (24 reviews)
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Cafe, Italian
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255 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our Tour Guide David Phillips suggested this cafe was good for expresso, gelati, and cannoli. I had supper at Nicho's and walked down here for dessert. Gellato was great creamy and lots of flavour.

Thank Tempoman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stood waiting at the counter while a gentleman worked on another order, chatted with another couple and ignored me. Not a "hold on, be with you in a minute" or anything.More

Thank 148henry
thetoughtraveler, Owner at Caffe Paradiso, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We certainly apologize and would like to know the day and time you came in. This will allow us to identify the person responsible and work with our employees. Please realize this type of behavior is not indicative of our standards nor is it what...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While touring Boston on foot, we wanted to stop for a cold beverage and came across the Caffe Paradiso where they offer coffees and pastries in addition to fantastic sangria. We opted for the sangria! Choose a table near the entrance where you can sit...More

Thank Maui2014NMR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect for breakfast. A latte and warm cornetto is a great way to start the day! Sit an watch the street traffic go by as you start the day. Right on Hanover in North End.

Thank james h
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for an espresso martini. Martini was made with fresh Espresso baileys and vodka Absolutely delicious. The fresh espresso makes it. Had some anise biscotti on the side for dipping. So yummy. I also had a sandwich that was made fresh to order with...More

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A great place for a dessert and a shot of espresso or other coffees. Friendly waitstaff, nice decor and good desserts. We always go SOMEWHERE different than our dinner restaurant for coffee and....this way we convince ourselves that we "walked off the calories from dinner"....not...More

Thank Joel137
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I'm not an expert on cannoli even though I'm Italian because they are usually too sweet for my taste. This one was probably one of the best cannoli I have ever had in my life. The espresso that went with it was regular espresso, but...More

Thank Irene B
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Great place to hang out after dinner for drinks and dessert. I frequent the Caffe as often as I can. The coffees and drinks are always well made. The tiramisu is excellent! I don't know if they make it there or not and I don't...More

Thank Squared22
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Another place we stopped to sample on our Little Italy/Freedom Trail tour. We found a counter of pastries, cakes, etc. and got the chocolate cannoli. They had the ricotta cake, which I wanted, but we were just sampling and my husband says he won't eat...More

Thank DeniseBeth
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is one of the few early Italian caffes still in existence in the North End. I like the layout of a narrow front that widens in the back for extra room there for a large table of friends. The pasties are great, and the...More

Thank GabeyBaby
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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Jane L
We may be a group of 30 for coffee and desert. How many people can you seat?
2 September 2016|
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Response from lohhhhh | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
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
  • E-mail
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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