North End

North End, Boston: Address, North End Reviews: 4.5/5

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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 while you're in the neighborhood.
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The area
Neighborhood: 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 and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
How to get there
  • Haymarket • 5 min walk
  • Aquarium • 8 min walk
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Restaurants
2,621 within 3 miles
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517 within 6 miles
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Kathy Lee M
Boston, MA3 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We live outside of Boston and it has grown and changed so much. Would have been 5 stars with exception of cleanliness. Not bad but not great
Written January 25, 2022
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James D
Honolulu, HI114 contributions
Aug 2021
The buildings and restaurants are just so cool. I could spend a lot of time on the North End. Mike's Modern, Reginia's. Lots of great places. Check out the farmer's market. Everything is fresh and cheap.
Written December 30, 2021
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,669 contributions
Nov 2021
I visited Boston's North End as part of doing the Freedom Trail from start to finish in November 2021. The main street of the North End is Hanover Street. Hanover Street is full of Italian restaurants, pizzerias, cafes and some shops as well as sights such as the Paul Revere House, Saint Stephens Church and the Old North Church. It was a lot of fun to walk around here. I look forward to spending more time in the North End my next time in Boston.
Written December 1, 2021
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Johnny-O_1964
Meridian, ID244 contributions
Oct 2021
We came for the history but we lived for all of the food in the North End in Little Italy. We actually started a canolli a day program, you have to try it.
Written November 9, 2021
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bonnieh111
Palmyra, PA23 contributions
Oct 2021
Trolley Hop on hop off tour is so worthwhile and great way to get an overview of what to see. The drivers were very informative.
Written November 2, 2021
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Michael K
738 contributions
Oct 2021
This is an interesting neighborhood lined with many Italian restaurants. There is even a signpost showing the directions to Roma, Milano, Calabria, Venezia, Torino, etc.
Written October 19, 2021
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Carolynrose
17 contributions
Oct 2021
What an enjoyable experience walking around the North End. There are many good and reasonable places to eat. You can visit the Old North Church, the Copp's Hill Burial Ground, and the Paul Revere House. The North End is walking distance to the Long Wharf, Aquarium, and Quincy Market. A must see experience.
Written October 10, 2021
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Hercules58
Naperville, IL14 contributions
Sep 2021
An abundance of choices for Italian food- it all looked and smelled SO good! Pretty tasty too! It is fun that this bustling neighborhood also hosts some of the most historic parts of the city. Best of both historical and contemporary life.
Written October 8, 2021
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John P
Cherry Hill, NJ161 contributions
Sep 2021
A must visit when in Boston. Such a vibrant neighborhood! Take Uber or a cab, parking is impossible. Tons of Italian restaurants and lots of friendly people. Love this neighborhood!
Written September 27, 2021
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Poppi_and_Lucy
Nashville, TN3 contributions
Sep 2021
Side walks in the north end are horrible. Husband's foot slipped on uneven walk and broke his ankle.
Written September 24, 2021
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