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North End

Boston, MA 02109
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Boston's North End and Waterfront Walking Tour
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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” (590 reviews)
“italian food” (408 reviews)
“mike's pastry” (334 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Boston, MA 02109
North End
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved the smell of the food in the area. Not too crowded. Fun to check out all of the menus for the area as you walk.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Just so cute you would want to have more time to stroll around and try all the pastries and italian specialties around.

Thank aaliyah14
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love Italian food, so I am always happy to visit the North End. After a nice meal in the North End you are faced with the biggest decision... will it be Modern or Mikes? I think they are both good. We like to mix...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sadly, I can't remember the name of the restaurant, it began with a P. We had a terrific lunch with excellent service.

Thank jamaal823
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of history in one little area of Boston. Very unique! Lots of amazing restaurants and bakeries in the area !

Thank shelby s
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had had lunch at Quincy Market shortly before we arrived in this area on our Freedom Trail walk, so unfortunately we didn't get to experience any of the Italian food. I noticed a restaurant called "Little Italy" was bursting at the seams with customers....More

Thank Marijayne
Reviewed 6 days ago

This really reminded me of Little Italy in New York. The streets were really quaint, full of nice little italian restaurants, coffee shops and cake shops. There are even banners in the streets, I really enjoyed walking through here.

Thank Victoria N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for site seeing, dining, and drinks. Hang out and visit. The restaurants are incredible. And lots of them. Seafood, Italian, pastries. All here.

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing architecture!! Cute little mom and pop restaurants. Everything is in walking distance. Lots of bakery's

Thank Stefanie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the North End of Boston, It is a close as you will get to a European feel in the center of Boston. Great sound of Abruzzese italian!

Thank norahdooley
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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The Daily Catch
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Nearby Attractions
Old North Church
2,484 reviews
.23 km away
The Printing Office of Edes & Gill
305 reviews
.19 km away
The Paul Revere House
1,022 reviews
.08 km away
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Randy A
12 September 2017|
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Response from FinGin79 | Reviewed this property |
Wish I could tell you. I'm an eggplant parmigiana guy in the North End. We have previously had great seafood at Union Oyster House but I go for the fish and oysters so good luck with lobster. For a quick lobster roll try... 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