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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...more
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Boston, MA 02109
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

the North End Boston has a lot of restaurants, pubs, cafes to offer! it’s a great place to walk and then stop to drink or eat something!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank canogarza71
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the musts whilst visiting Boston whether you stop off on you freedom trail route and do an extra hour or so or do it separately and just wander. This is just not the Italian Quarter but has so much more history with other...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BeverleyLeach
Reviewed 3 days ago

Before my trip to Beantown I read they had the best pizza in the US and Canolis too. The wait outside Regina's under the heated awnings made it worth it. The pizza was awesome. Then we went to Mike's for a Canoli. OMG. That was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the North End - come here a few times a year. Great food and fabulous cannoli's at Modern Pastry on Hanover Street.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MassSmiley09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for amazing, homemade Italian pastries and food? The North End is where you need to go! There is very little street parking (most is only for residents), but there are some public lots and DoD ID card holders can park for free in the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MamaCip75
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Boston twice over the Marathon weekend so this is obviously a hot spot during that time, but what a great selection of restaurants and unique area.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank wagnerfam
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you cannot find anywhere to eat in this district then there is no hope! Italian orientated but lots choices other foods. Nice cake shops....us Brits love a nice tart! Easy to get to and car parks if u do choose to drive are near...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris0007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay, I live here, so I am biased. But we have so much culture in our small little corner of the city. Feel like you have gone back in time walking along the side streets. Leave Hanover and eat on Salem. Go to Bova for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Grace G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tourist attraction! So many delicous restaurants, desserts, gelato and more. Such a great place, clean, and lots of fun! Cute shops, a must!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 666theresaa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Would have gone more often if we'd known about it earlier in our trip. Great atmosphere and close to downtown.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rob C
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North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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adnan a
August 5, 2018|
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Response from 611richardi | Reviewed this property |
As mentioned there is wide variety of places to dine, take a walk and check out menues.
January 20, 2018|
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Response from the12thmanseattle | Reviewed this property |
I love the Harborside Inn, as it's a quick walk over there and a great location.
September 12, 2017|
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Response from Lynda H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be so late with this response, been traveling :-) If you're looking for a true "lobster bake" you won't find that at a restaurant. Those types of things need to be catered. There are lines most everywhere unless... More
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Best North End Family Restaurant (5 Replies)
Any suggestions for a great, family-friendly North End restaurant? We will be eating with our two teenage daughters after a full days worth of sightseeing. Great Italian food in a casual and attractive setting would be perfect. Thank you very much.
August 04, 2006|
Response fromAlanm|
There are lots of great restaurants in the North End, but we all seem enamored with LaSumma on Fleet Street,which has all the features you're looking for.