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North End

Address: Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: 617-720-2283
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Boston Beantown Trolley and Harbor Cruise
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Ranked #2 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, People-watching, Walking, Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: This Italian neighborhood, Boston's oldest, is known for its...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, People-watching, Walking, Shopping
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 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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Baltimore MD
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is the Little Italy section of Boston. Lots of good food and sights to see. We caught the trolley for $21/each and it was unlimited all day with hop on and off privileges.

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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Great food at Giacamo's Restaurant. Pastries at Mike's! Walking around Little Italy was amazing. What a great day!

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Rincon, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Food Food Food - feel like you're in a town in Italy. Lots of restaurants, cafes, and bakeries. We had a wonderful dinner at Panza and followed it up with a visit to Mike's Pastry. Next day visited a deli and bakery (sorry - don't remember the names) and stocked up.

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A must do if you're in Boston, especially during a street festival. Lots of historical sites and too many excellent restaurants! Fun walking the streets and taking in the atmosphere of the Italian neighborhoods!

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Milton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A copmplete stranger heard us talking about having dinner and recommended a restaurant. She even escorted us there and introduced us to the owners. Way above and beyond.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The food in the North End is infamous. Everyone and their mother will try and go there to eat their dinner. I would get there early if you are trying to get in to some place on Hanover St. Speaking of, as a native, I would avoid. I would say most of the best restaurants are off of Hanover, but... More 

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Finally got to be in Boston for Christmas, and as I always do, make it point to visit friends in the North End and have some of the best food I have experienced.

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Medway, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Loved La Summa in the North End. Great food, very accommodating, reasonably priced. We will definitely go again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Like a slice of Europe right in Boston. Get ready for small, crowded streets. Check restaurant reviews before you actually choose a place.

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Albany, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

If you want good Italian food, walk around the North End and try the local fare. The atmosphere is young and vibrant but watch your step because the streets are old and lumpy. It is not recommended for HC and parking is scarce.

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