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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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Cafe Vittorio

Great cappuccino and fabulous desserts . The service was friendly and quick . The place was booming. It is a very popular place

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Great cappuccino and fabulous desserts . The service was friendly and quick . The place was booming. It is a very popular place

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While I enjoy strolling through the neighborhood, it is more of a tourist trap than an area to visit for good Italian food. If you ask the locals, they will rarely eat here as the food is overpriced and the quality is average in most cases. I would highly recommend reading the reviews before trying out any of the restaurants.... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed smack in to center of this wonderful neighborhood and loved everything about it. Convenient to everything with super restaurants, cafes and bakeries.

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Grove City, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The North End hosts lots of Italian places to eat as well as historic stops. I wish we had had more time to eat in all the places that looked terrific. The architecture in the area is stunning and we spent quite a bit of time just admiring the older buildings

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Very walkable with nice architecture, restaurants, small stores and a lot of people walking around. Very warm and homey feeling

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Wonderful part of charming old Boston. Old Church, Paul Revere statute, lots of little Italian restaurants and seafood places. Neat streets filled with walkers. Part of the Freedom Trail. Excellent district to visit your first time in Boston or any time. Enjoy.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I actually stayed in North End. It's the ancient town. Lot's of restaurants, pubs, places to go! Narrow streets. Charm! Seems like you came back in time to ancient british colonial time!

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Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
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Fun place to go with friends while you're in Boston. Good for romance, good for groups. Tough to park - good luck! Can't miss with Italian restaurants and pastries!

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For many years, my Father had an office on Lewis Wharf. He used to park his sailboat Right in Boston harbor and all the Architects from Architects Collaborative, Which used to be in Cambridge, would come and have a drink after work, on his boat. It was his greatest joy. He Named it the Lilynn after me and my sister.... More 

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Quincy market is a very nice place - plenty of food choices and shops . Nearby the city hall with big BOSTON landmark perfect for picture taking. Fenwal museum with its golden top is a real landmark

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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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