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North End

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Address: Boston, MA 02109
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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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Amazing Italian Food

The North End is the place to go if you want delicious Italian food. We typically go in the summer, it's a perfect time to around and explore the area. There are so many Italian... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 March 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The North End is the place to go if you want delicious Italian food. We typically go in the summer, it's a perfect time to around and explore the area. There are so many Italian restaurants, cafes & bakeries to check out. You can find something upscale or casual, depending on what you want. I would recommend making a reservation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places to take out of town business guest is Boston's historic North End. Whether before a game or just talking over business, I park on the Lewis Wharf side of Atlantic Ave and walk up through North Square by Paul Revere's house. Then on to one of my current favorite places, Monica's or Monica's Trattoria. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

I live in the North End but can't get enough of it. With its 120 restaurants, bars and Coffee shops you cant go wrong here. Don't forget to go on a fun tour of the North End, there are many and the guides are all great!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Spent three days visiting the Boston area. Could have easily spent three more seeing all of the history. The Noth End has some very enjoyable Italian dining. It kept drawing us back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Visit the North End for some delicious Italian grub and if possible go to Ricardo's across and down from Paul Tevere house and ask them to make you some baked clams. Love Boston!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Yes come see this fun little Italian section of the city, 70 plus restaurants, walk-able, friendly people and Paul Revers House! some of the city's best food and drinks!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

The north end is beautiful. Lots of old buildings, quaint restaurants bakeries and pubs. Very lively and friendly

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Cool, little Italian neighborhood. Great food, pizza, pastries, little shops, parks, churches. Appreciate the history and architecture of the buildings.Fun to walk around in this area close to the waterfront.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

This area is timeless. There are TONS of Italian restaurants and cafes. I love coming here whenever I come to Boston.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

The North End is one of my favorite places ever. Historic, and charming, it has great character. It also has wonderful restaurants, cafes, coffee, pastry, and superb pizza joints.

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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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