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Address: Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: 617-720-2283
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, People-watching, Shopping, Walking
Description: This Italian neighborhood, Boston's oldest, is known for its wonderful...
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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Little taste of Italy

Great neighbourhood to stroll through and enjoy the surroundings. Lots of great spots for dining and sightseeing. Gotta stop by Mike's Pastry on Hanover, for a canolli or a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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New Liskeard, Canada
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New Liskeard, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Great neighbourhood to stroll through and enjoy the surroundings. Lots of great spots for dining and sightseeing. Gotta stop by Mike's Pastry on Hanover, for a canolli or a lobster tail!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Walk thru this area on our way back from Paul Revere House. Very vibrant area but a bit too busy and noisy for my liking. I would have like to spend more time browsing the many shops and restaurants. Definitly get the Italian vibe.

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Quartz Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Battery Wharf Hotel in the North End and ate at as many of the North End restaurants as we could. It's a charming area of the city with lots of little Italian restaurants and bakeries. Easy to walk around and felt safe our entire stay.

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San Joaquin Delta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

On a private Foodie tour we arranged on arriving at Boston's Black Falcon Cruise Dock, we wanted to sample a few favorite places on our bucket list of the North End, aka Little Italy. Like most large cities welcoming immigrant populations, Boston's North End has seen a passing parade of cultures before settling on the most recent, (last 100 years... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Pagliuca's is located in the wonderful North End Italian neighborhood. The ambiance, food, tasteful olive oil, and meals were really nice.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

There are a ton of Italian restaurants and bakeries in the North End, and not all of them are excellent. One time, me and my friends just walked around on a Saturday night trying to find the restaurant with the shortest wait, since they refused to make reservations. Well, we found one with a short wait, and it was underwhelming.... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I loved the north End. It is beautiful, and filled with so much history and little shops and diners. The little diners and bakeries have wonderful food! It is absolutely beautiful at night. If you get to go in August then check out St Anthonys feast! It is wonderful

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Boydton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I love the north end. Not only historic with the Old North Church but it has every kind of Italian food you could ever want. Great little food stores, coffee shops and bakeries. Do not miss it!

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Every Italian restaurant and pastry shop one could every ask for. A great place to walk, window shop, sightsee, and people watch. Pizza and pastry is a must. Parking is near impossible and we needed to circle the area to find a 2 hour meter. 25 cents for 12 minutes.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great area to walk around, close to the water but lots of historic interest as well. So many good Italian restaurants and the really good ones will recommend another one to you if they have a long wait for tables

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