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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” (558 reviews)
“italian food” (385 reviews)
“mike's pastry” (323 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Boston, MA 02109
North End
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Italian restaurants and bakeries best in Boston. A must-have cannoli at Mike's Bakery. Also the location for the old North Church and Paul Revere House

Thank robert p
Reviewed yesterday

Always a must if/when you're in Boston. You can walk around taking in the history (find Paul Revere's House) or pop in any restaurant for fantastic Italian food. Many are small, quaint and family run. Some have been family run for generations! Whether you pick...More

Thank Cdonna617
Reviewed yesterday

Great walking area, with many historical sites and Little Italy! Check out the sites, the shops, and the restaurants. An Italian market is a good place to grab a sandwich and beverage for lunch in a park

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 2 days ago

Start off by parking on the waterfront, you will save a few dollars, then walk towards the North End and get lost, does not matter where you go, it is all good, take in the flavor and character of the people who live there, old...More

Thank B445ZIcharlesr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tiny alleyways, young Italian couples strolling with a baby buggy at sunset, and old Italian couple walking hand-in-hand through the cobblestone streets, window boxes spilling over with fresh flowers, family-owned restaurants with open gardens, window walls slid wide open, and the scent of sautéing garlic...More

Thank ChefCass
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great area to wander and explore. North church and Paul Revere's house a must. There is a dog tag memorial behind the North church for those who have fallen in service to our country. Wonderful pastry shops, gelato shops, Italian restaurants. Continue on the Freedom...More

Thank Kellee B
Reviewed 3 days ago

So many different restaurants to try. Every one offers something a little different. My favorite, Seracenos n Hanover Street

Thank LAK143
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I walked around here one evening & really enjoyed the experience. It's fairly close to the airport so it's s good place to stop by if you have a few hours to kill in Boston. Nice restaurants, Italian import grocery, cigar bar & bakeries to...More

Thank PrabhuTA
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were on a cruise in August which stopped here. The walking tour was excellent and the guide explained how the North End was an important part of Boston history.

Thank Sheryl T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Love this neighborhood of Boston! What a nice vibe! And the restaurants serve some really good Italian food.

Thank Yvon_Amsterdam
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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Hi, Only have 1 day to spend in Boston just looking for must see attractions?
20 June 2017|
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Response from muzza5002017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, hop on hop off bus good idea. Bunker hill a must and museum. Paul revere's house, statue and church in north end. Lunch in Italian quarter whilst in nth end. USS Constitution if you need to see the sea. Backbay region... More
I will be in Boston for a week early June with my vegan daughter. Any gluten free restaurants to recommend in the North End? Thank you!
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.
Best way to get to Fenway Park from Wyndham Beacon Hill? Car, Subway, walk? It is a night game on Saturday.
24 August 2016|
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Response from Gary D | Reviewed this property |
As the others said get the subway - a couple of changes but no big deal and cheaper than car