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North End

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Address: Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: +1 617-720-2283
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This Italian neighborhood, Boston's oldest, is known for its wonderful...

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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Loved this area of Boston. Lots of great Italian cuisine, Paul Revere's house, cobblestone streets, Mike's Pastry and of course Regina's pizza. Wish I had spent more time here but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2015
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

We went out of our way to find a good Italian restaurant, having heard so much about the North End's having such good Italian Food. Perhaps we chose the wrong restaurant. We chose it based on Trip Advisor ratings. Decent food but only the bread was fabulous.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Lovely churches and evokes a bygone era . it is now past unfortunately. Is there really a real italian restaurant!? Maybe the ever busy Mikes. Other than that just hyp, and living on its past. Sad to allow such an important part of Boston's fine history to erode to something so indiscriminate. Try NYCs Little Italy

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Loved this area of Boston. Lots of great Italian cuisine, Paul Revere's house, cobblestone streets, Mike's Pastry and of course Regina's pizza. Wish I had spent more time here but it was a quick trip. We took the hop on and off trolley which was a great way to see a lot in a short amount of time.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

If you want to see Boston, do the North End. Don't forget about the lobster tail pastry at Modern Pasty! OMG. Delicious!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Few other places in the U.S. can you find places such as this. Places that have such personality and character. The north end of Boston really embodies itself, it stands out more than most areas of Boston as being independently unique. You can clearly see the border of the north end from across Atlantic Avenue. It's clearly marked. From the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Loved walking around the north end and enjoying the old buildings. Lots of Italian restaurants to choose from with older men sitting in chairs outside the restaurants speaking Italian.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

My adventure on Old Trolley Tours took me through the North End; there's a fenced-in garden consisting of 104 rose bushes, one for each year of Rose Kennedy's life. Wherever you wander in the area, you're sure to learn interesting facts from the city's rich history while taking your pick of dining at one of the many fine Italian restaurants.

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

The North End has changed over the past few years but it's still a wonderful place to rip up your map and explore.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

There is plenty of things to interest the tourist in this end of town. Everything is close together and the area has a lot of historical significance

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

This is always a great place to just get lost & discover wonderful shops, cafes and restaurants. Vintage shops, waterfront, delicious bakeries, unique Italian markets where you find artisanal cheese, salamis, oils & vinegars

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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 and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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