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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cannoli” (603 reviews)
“italian food” (431 reviews)
“mike's pastry” (344 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Boston, MA 02109
North End
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Reviewed yesterday

The brick buildings and narrow streets give a quiet and serene atmosphere to this area. We saw graveyards and views of the river.

Thank afiggy
Reviewed yesterday

If you have a love for cannolis, you simply cannot not miss this place!! Unless you’re lucky enough to arrive at an off hour, expect that there will be a line. But the end result is deliciously worthwhile.

Thank HRSinSD
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here on our first morning very early while we were getting our bearing , had breakfast and by the time we came out it was very busy , enjoyed our time.

Thank KEVCO36
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved this part of Boston, took a walk tour to understand a little bit of the history of the area, would recommend doing that for sure. Little Italy part has so many places to eat that are amazing.

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We checked out the old North Church. If you love history this is the place to go. Just outside of Little Italy. The restaurants were lined up down old streets near the church. It was amazing to think about the people who had attended the...More

Thank Paula H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love love the North End. We eat our way from the beginning to the end of our walk. First stop, Maria's Pastry. Mmmmm. Best, best, best pastry!!!! Beats the others, hands down. Umberto's Pizza - as close to a New York slice as you...More

1  Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 6 days ago

this was one of our favorite parts of Boston. walking Hanover st. and seeing real italian, as opposed to "boxed". had gelato at a sidewalk cafe. would recommend this and do it again.

Thank jcarlee
Reviewed 1 week ago

While I've been here before, I must say I enjoyed this visit the most. The food was good and the walk around the town was great.

Thank Albert E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take cash for Paul Revere House. Saw # of people leave as cards not taken. We had a guide and went on a food tour - great way to experience stops we would have missed.

Thank LucyMountPleasant
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a walk down Hanover Street for the Italian food and to admire the architecture of this charming city.

1  Thank historictourfan
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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Randy A
12 September 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
20 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
20 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