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North End

Boston, MA 02109
617-720-2283
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As featured in 3 days in Boston
Ranked #3 of 213 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

When visiting Boston the North End is the place to be for a taste of Italy! Even if you don’t have a reservation or a recommendation there are a slew of restaurants to try that are all delicious. Hanover Street is the main drag but many side streets have restaurants, delis' pizzeria’s, bakery’s, and pastry shops as well. Some of... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I loved this area of Boston. It reminded me so much of Europe. Really, I cannot sum it up anymore than the title of my review. Take a taxi, take a walk around, enjoy great italian food in true italian fashion.

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Davie, Florida, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Must visit.... no place is bad. Stopped for drinks and pastries. Went back for dinner. Pros - food is amazing. Close to Freedom Trail. Fun place. Restaurants for every budget. Con - MAKE RESERVATIONS!!!! Wait time is outrageous. Also, bring cash --- amazingly, some places are still cash only. But don't let that deter you --- it's worth it.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Amazing Boston neighborhood. Great to walk around. Enjoyed walking in and out of bakeries, Italian groceries, historic buildings and active churches. For a great Italian grocery, check out Salumeria Italiana. They have an amazing selection of meats, cheeses, bread, olive oils and spices. Grab a panini to go. Want a cannoli, many great bakeries from which to choose. We tried... More

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Amazing Italian restaurants. Too many to choose from. All in the same area. Just have to walk down the street and read the posted menus. Great bakery's too!

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Kaysville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Our family always enjoys spending some time in the North End. There are many good Italian restaurants and bakeries to enjoy with varying prices. The Old North Church and St. Stephen's are great stops. It can be quite crowded at peak times and parking is difficult so either park your vehicle or use mass transit to get close and then... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I only wish I could have spent more time there. It is a very charming area of Boston with delicious scents coming from every direction. The only bad thing is you can't decide what to taste next. I had the best cup of coffee and pastry there! The gelato is like being in Italy! Great place to visit!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you want to see where history is made you have to check out the Old North End Church. Yes, that's where "One If By Land, Two If By Sea" was coined. I visited the Church and its surroundings with my 12 year old and we were thoroughly impressed with the ease that information was conveyed. This New England folks... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

North End is full of history of the Revolutionary War with the Old North Church and Paul Revere's home, but it is also the Italian neighborhood of Boston. It reminds me of North Beach in San Francisco with the old men playing bocci ball and the numerous restaurants with the smells of garlic, onions, and tomatoes. A must see and... More

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erie pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

it's so nice to have a beautiful city like Boston and have an area like little italy that still has many wonderful restaurants and coffee shops.definitely walkable from public transport as we stayed in the back bay area. New Yorks little italy keeps getting swallowed up and I hope the same doesn't happen to Boston's, an area I love!

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