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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 212 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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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Liked the authentic Italian food and atmosphere. Being old not too happy about walking but it was worth it.

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Bedford, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I expected much more from this area given the glowing reviews. However, other than a lot of Italian restaurants (some of dubious quality), Paul Revere's House and the Old North Church, I found nothing to interest me. It was crowded with too many cars and not particularly clean compared with other areas of the city.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This area has a great mix of history and modern shopping. Fanueil Mall wraps it but pretty well. If you're looking for big shopping names (H&M, etc.), you can go here or to Hynes station. If you want local, i really recommend taking a walk south on Charles St. Starting from Cambridge St. Amazing spots here. You may also find... More

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hendersonville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Going to the North End was like entering a new country. The Italian restaurants are quaint, family- run establishments. Try to make reservations ahead of time. Great Italian pastries!

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The area is the oldest part of Boston, known as Little Italy. There are restaurants all the way down Hanover Street. Also there is a lot of history here such as Paul Revere's house and the old North Church. Also Mike's Pastry whose pastries and cakes are amazing, so much so that there are always queues outside.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Lots of touristy overpriced italian restaurants here. But nice to see the old neighborhood and its very close to the main tourist attractions.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This is a really vibrant and fun part of Boston. We love Italian food and the choice of restaurants is staggering. It gets very busy so I suggest booking a table if you can. We didn't book and so had to walk from one restaurant to another until we found somewhere. All of the restaurants have extensive Italian menus, kids... More

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houston tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My favorite part of our trip would have to be North End. Its pretty much the city's Little Italy but Bostonians don't like calling it that lol. Its full of Italian restaurants and cafe's so you have plenty of choices to eat from. We went twice in our vacation, once in the day time while we did the Freedom Trail... More

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Great Restaurant in Boston. Very family oriented. We had dinner there with two little kids and the staff was very accommodating with us. The food was delicious as well as the desserts! It is on the expensive side but food is worth it.

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Love the North End. Pastries, epresso, cannolis, quaint restaurants, narrow cobblestone streets; a place to leisurely stroll, smell, eat and drink. Heavenly!

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