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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...more
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Boston, MA 02109
North End
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All reviews italian food mike's pastry cannoli old north church pastry shops hanover street modern pastry paul revere's house pastries freedom trail narrow streets great neighborhood walk around historic sites lots of history people watch visit boston
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Reviewed yesterday

Every time I come to Boston I have to come to the North End. This area is like stepping back into time. I appreciate that this area stays the same. You will not find chain stores here. You can smell Italy here. Check out some...More

Thank 321Jackie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My 2nd time in this area and still exploring it. Very nice part of Boston. I need to come again in the summer time as this is a very cool area for tourist. The Italian section where all the good restaurants very close by and...More

Thank Skhemmoro
Reviewed 2 days ago

From Paul Revere's house to the Old North Church to the Locale for Pizza to the shopping and people watching! A fantastic afternoon!

Thank Birthday-Gal
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Also known as Little Italy. You pass through here walking the Freedom Trail. But tons of Italian restaurants. Can’t wait to have dinner here later in my trip. Also good bakeries.

Thank 889suzannef
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice walking area, cute little side streets to explore, vibrant area with restaurants and bakeries. Typical Italian/American food in the area.

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a bit hilly but very manageable. It's a great mix of historic sites intermixed with Boston's "Little Italy". Great restaurants and coffee shops abound and the historic sites are very iconic.

Thank ohiocoalminer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I would recommend parking your car and walking around. Trying to navagave by vehicle is almost impossible. The streets are so narrow. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from.

Thank SLynnS03
Reviewed 6 days ago

A quick stop here will give an insight into who the services were done in a very different type of church. This was also the church where the signal to Paul Revere was given.

Thank u0050565
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did both a guided tour of the North End and then returned to walk through on our own pace. You will see Paul Revere's Home and North Church here.

Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint neighborhood with delicious Italian food. The best lasagna and pastries you will find anywhere!

Thank Walter W
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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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adnan a
August 5, 2018|
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Response from 611richardi | Reviewed this property |
As mentioned there is wide variety of places to dine, take a walk and check out menues.
January 20, 2018|
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Response from the12thmanseattle | Reviewed this property |
I love the Harborside Inn, as it's a quick walk over there and a great location.
Randy A
September 12, 2017|
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Response from Lynda H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be so late with this response, been traveling :-) If you're looking for a true "lobster bake" you won't find that at a restaurant. Those types of things need to be catered. There are lines most everywhere unless... More