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Caffe Paradiso

€€ - €€€Cafe, Italian
255 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
+1 617-742-1768
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“gelato” (27 reviews)
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Cafe, Italian
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255 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here for a conference and this place was given to me by a good friend who grew up in Boston. Small and fun. My friend and I got martinis and cannolis after dinner. I had the chocolate chip cannoli and it was the best cannoli...More

Thank Lynlizzle
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We came here after eating dinner at Mother Anna’s Restaurant. They serve desserts, coffee, and alcohol. My husband got the Zappa Inglese Gelati and a Turkish Coffee. He said they both were the best. Especially the coffee (alcoholic). I had the Tiramisu and a mocha....More

Thank momof4inmd
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Have been here many times. Always good ! Excellent cappuccino and cannolis The morning pastries are so tasty Highly recommend this gem of a place whether it's early am or for a late night dessert/after dinner drink

Thank Lenore D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We stopped at Caffe Paradiso on our Off the Eaten Path food tour and had the best lemon gelato, cannoli and Italian Expresso. The service was excellent and MUST when visiting the North End or Boston. THANK YOU!

Thank love2travellisa
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting this cafe for 20 years. It has always been friendly, serves the best coffee (try especially the macchiato) and great fresh cannolis. Have never been disappointed. If you like soccer, as an added bonus they have 4 or 5 screens showing...More

Thank cant83
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Bit disappointed. Customer service was not a strong point. The owner, at least I assume she was the owner, was very crusty to say the least. While we stood to order our gelato which we did, we were TOLD to sit down and they would...More

Thank Shelley R
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is my go-to after dinner spot. They have the best made-to-order canoli and a huge selection of aperitifs and other liquors.

Reviewed 23 July 2017

This is the place to enjoy a great cappucino. We needed a little "pick me up" and happened upon this place and it was very, very nice.

Thank Kargro
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Our Tour Guide David Phillips suggested this cafe was good for expresso, gelati, and cannoli. I had supper at Nicho's and walked down here for dessert. Gellato was great creamy and lots of flavour.

Thank Tempoman
thetoughtraveler, Owner at Caffe Paradiso, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you Tempoman and I am glad we had the chance to end your evening on such a high note. If you're ever around in the morning, stop by for an espresso and a fresh baked Apricot Croissant and let's start the day together!

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I stood waiting at the counter while a gentleman worked on another order, chatted with another couple and ignored me. Not a "hold on, be with you in a minute" or anything.More

Thank 148henry
thetoughtraveler, Owner at Caffe Paradiso, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

We certainly apologize and would like to know the day and time you came in. This will allow us to identify the person responsible and work with our employees. Please realize this type of behavior is not indicative of our standards nor is it what...More

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
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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Welcome to Caffe Paradiso, an authentic Italian caffe in Boston’s North End since 1962. It has truly been a privilege for us to bring a taste of Italy, day in and day out, to our Metropolitan and out-of-state patrons. Now managed by the third generation of our family, we still make our award-winning gelato fresh on the premises and have the best cannoli in Boston. Please stop by to savor the true “gusto” of our cappuccino, espresso, gelato or martini. We’re family run business with a deep Italian heritage.
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