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Caffe Paradiso

#240 of 2,709 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
North End
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255 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
+1 617-742-1768
07:00 - 02:00
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not an expert on cannoli even though I'm Italian because they are usually too sweet for my taste. This one was probably one of the best cannoli I have ever had in my life. The espresso that went with it was regular espresso, but with Italian prices ($1,70, if I'm correct, but surely less than $2). It is the... More 

Thank Irene B
Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to hang out after dinner for drinks and dessert. I frequent the Caffe as often as I can. The coffees and drinks are always well made. The tiramisu is excellent! I don't know if they make it there or not and I don't care. I've been eating this since the 90s and I'm NEVER disappointed! I bring friends... More 

Thank Squared22
Bristol, Tennessee
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126 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Another place we stopped to sample on our Little Italy/Freedom Trail tour. We found a counter of pastries, cakes, etc. and got the chocolate cannoli. They had the ricotta cake, which I wanted, but we were just sampling and my husband says he won't eat ricotta, lol... We both got a coffee from their international menu, which had a nice... More 

Thank DeniseBeth
New England, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is one of the few early Italian caffes still in existence in the North End. I like the layout of a narrow front that widens in the back for extra room there for a large table of friends. The pasties are great, and the gelati is all homemade.

Thank GabeyBaby
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I came here specifically for a cannoli and it was very good. The service was also friendly and quick.

Thank tinaNtravel
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324 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here after the parade for some warm drinks. Well, and some limoncello too! They have some great drinks and snacks in a relaxed setting. The locals were fixed on the soccer game on the TV and everyone was friendly.

Thank maxpaste
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I can't comment on any of the coffee or food... we only stopped in for gelato. I was hoping for more interesting flavors, like you see in Italy, but it was pretty run of the mill. The cookies and Cream caught my eye since it was darker in color than you typically see, so I got that. It wasn't that... More 

Thank capt_nutso
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We picked this place because we could get dessert and a nice after dinner drink. It is quaint. Cannoli was good, tiramisu was very good as was the apple tart.

Thank clubnev
Ellsworth, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Television on with sports. Nice area and plenty of desserts. owner was very helpful. Cannoli was okay as well as the coffee. I will say the Tiramsu was about the best I have every ate.

Thank Mike P
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Maybe 10 tables, small bar in back, and a small case of gelato tubs and cannoli shells. Very local feel even though it's on Hanover Street. Ordered a cannoli and it was hand-filled on the spot. As good as Mike's.

Thank marko18745

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Italian
Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-1768

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

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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 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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