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“italian food”(450 reviews)
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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...more
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Boston, MA 02109
North End
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All reviews italian food mike's pastry cannoli old north church pastry shops hanover street modern pastry paul revere's house pastries freedom trail narrow streets great neighborhood little italy walk around historic sites lots of history people watch
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Reviewed yesterday

Real Italians in the North End. Modern is better than Mikes. So much heritage and history on these streets. Must see and come hungry!!

Thank Aaron R
Reviewed yesterday

I read that only 30% of the residents in the North End today are Italian, but it still felt like Italy to us with the endless array of fantastic Italian restaurants and pastry shops. My wife and I have been to many cities in Italy...More

Thank Pasquali56
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you like to eat Italian, whether pasta, pizza or desserts, this is the mother load. Restaurant after restaurant, so mb any to choose from. Take your pick, you can't go wrong with any of them.

Thank steve y
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a really fun part of town. It features historical sights, great pubs, & is totally walkable!

Thank Gib W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved my half-day food tour here. It’s a lovely Italian neighbourhood rich in history and sustained through the generations. They’ve managed to keep the large chain stores out and encouraged local businesses. Check out Regina’s Pizza, the sandwiches and fresh pasta at Monica’s, cannoli...More

Thank Lin_Sg
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved this district in Boston. People with children are out strolling. Small restaurants are open to the street. Too many good places to eat with so little time to visit them all! We stayed on Beacon Street this trip, but when we return, we...More

Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Both the Paul Revere house and Old North Church are in the North End/Little Italy. Italian restaurants are literally in almost every building so there are so many from which to choose. Yum!

Thank MarthaIllinois
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cobblestone looks like a coffee shop from the outside, but WOW!!! To die for burgers!! Come inside and try one, it'll bowl you over!

Thank jasminmau
Reviewed 3 days ago

A party of 9 dripped into this Italian restaurant as part of a birthday celebration. The food was excellent and the staff efficient for such an unannounced group.

Thank Judy W
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are simply so many options for a wonderful Italian meal. It is a must visit when in Boston. Any restaurant in he North End is god to excellent. We ate at Antico Forno and have eaten at Mama Maria's in the past. Both excellent.

Thank Susan S
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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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adnan a
5 August 2018|
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Response from Richard I | Reviewed this property |
As mentioned there is wide variety of places to dine, take a walk and check out menues.
20 January 2018|
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Response from the12thmanseattle | Reviewed this property |
I love the Harborside Inn, as it's a quick walk over there and a great location.
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