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North End

Boston, MA 02109
617-720-2283
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As featured in 3 days in Boston
Ranked #4 of 207 attractions in Boston
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, People-watching, Shopping, Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This Italian neighborhood, Boston's oldest, is known for its wonderful restaurants and historic sights. Walk the cobblestone streets to take in the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

My local friends told us that here is a Italian town. Surely, we gotta try Italian food here. It was good and we enjoy the food and walking on the street to see these beautiful buildings. Oh, and do not miss mike's pastry. It was full there but these cakes are delicious!!!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Walking through the North End of Boston is more crowded now, it has become a tourist attraction. But, the food is always good, the bakeries are sublime, and on a sunny day, it is still wonderful.

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Hummelstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The North is easily walkable series of small streets that are also part of the Freedom Trail. It reminds me of Little Italy in NYC, but much cleaner and easier to navigate. There are so many great restaurants, but even with reservations, be prepared to wait an hour or more on weekend nights. So many bakeries, shops and historic landmarks... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The North End of Boston is where the Italian immigrants settled when they arrived in Boston.This is where you'll find some of the finest Italian food around.Ask anyone from S. BOSTON!!

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Somers, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This area of the city is Boston's Little Italy. Walking the streets you will see, hear, and smell, Italian heritage. From the corner bakeries to the Italian restaurants and gift shops you will enjoy the day.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The hub of the Italian history of the city, still the draw for its selection of italian restaurants. Look for the small out of the way places for a truly memorable evening and meal. Ask the locals, they might look intimidating but they always have an opinion on where to direct you. Stroll the streets afterwards and stop for a... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The North End I("Da Nort' En'" - when I was a lifeguard at the pool there many years ago...) is a vibrant, food-filled attraction for visitors and natives alike. Many of the restaurants are superb. Some are very good. The worst are OK! There are also historical attractions, like the Old North Church, Paul Revere's House, etc. Problems: NO parking,... More

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very authentic Italian area of Boston, Awesome food in many restaurants and you must try Mikes Bakery. But plan on standing in line, its a small place and always crowded.

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Yes, it is not as authentic as it was 30 or 40 years ago but you'll smell garlic and baking bread when you walk thru the North End. Close to Fanueil Hall, the waterfront and public transportation, it's a great place to eat, drink and people watch. Check out Benevento's for a great meal.

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Cantonment, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Great sites, food and bakeries, and friendly people. Great place to explore. I loved the different options for dining.

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