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Boston's North End Tours

25 Parmenter St, Boston, MA 02113-2306
+1 617-763-0806
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A Marvelously Original Time

This was a very original tour that gave one a look into Little Italy’s past as well as current... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
thedohmfamily
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Sartell, Minnesota
Great time

Great tour. Reviews spot on. Poured rain almost all day yet we all had a great time. We loved that... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Lcoyle3
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Boston's "North End" aka "Little Italy" is a pocket-sized Italian neighborhood teaming with history and charm. Among the narrow streets, hidden alleyways and park benches you will find The Paul Revere House, Copp's Hill and The Old North Church. In the next step you are standing alongside Boston's organized crime headquarters. Absorbing the history and folklore of the North End cannot be done properly without coupling it with the culinary lining of the neighborhood. As home to over eighty restaurants and countless wine shops, bakeries, and Italian salumerias (a.k.a Italian delis) it is safe to say you won't leave hungry! Enough of that...let's get to the good stuff. I am going to take you on a tour of the North End without all the formalities. That being said, who am I?As a lifelong resident of the North End and a former restaurateur/chef for the last 30 years (all within the North End) I have seen and heard hundreds of "North End Tours". Food tours, wine tours, pizza tours, pastry tours etc. In my "humble" opinion they are all the same...very generic. My take on why they are generic(opps here I go again my words were not so politically correct on my original description but trip advisor won't allow the rated R language which is more openly stated on my web site) is plain and simple...nobody is originally from the North End! These tours are mostly given by people who learned everything they know from a book! You can buy a walking tour CD and get the same information They did not grow up here to tell the tales of how it used to be and how it still is, the Good, the Bad, and especially the Ugly. They'll tell you where the best cannoli is, the best restaurants, and the best shops. Let's get back to my "humble" opinion; I think this is all bleeping politics, thee places that take care of them are the best places. I personally don't kiss up to any establishments so I am free to tell you the truth! We don't go anywhere I wouldn't be when no one is looking. Remember, I was born and raised in the North End, I am all set with free cannoli's. Any of the tours include a full sit down lunch or dinner but you will be having that dining experience inside the home of a Italian Icon (my mother) . We will shop at the best eateries and enjoy them back at the house and Mama will always have a extra Italian speciality at the house. There is no tour that can give you this authentic cultural experience.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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25 Parmenter St, Boston, MA 02113-2306
North End
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a very original tour that gave one a look into Little Italy’s past as well as current lesser known restaurants of the area. We were stuffed! We also even had to return to the bread bakery before departing Boston as I could not...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great tour. Reviews spot on. Poured rain almost all day yet we all had a great time. We loved that he combined a history lesson too, great way to explore the north end and experience great food,

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Anthony is from the area and gave some good history to provide some insight into the changes to the North end to date. Not all of them relevant to the food scene but interesting. Provided his opinion on places to eat that were good....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kept us all interested. Guide was informative and relevant. Even in the rain!!!! Well done! Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone has an opinion of where to eat in the North End. Usually its where there are lines of people waiting to get in.. Finally someone who cuts through the hype behind the lines and provides real advice as to where to eat and where...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had fun on this unique tour. Anthony gave us a true sense of life in the North end both past and present. Lunch at Ma’s was a treat!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Anthony is the real McCoy. He doesn't take any payoffs for his recommendations. Refreshingly frank and clearly authentic review of the area.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! My husband and I have been to the north end many times over the years. We expected Anthony aka The Flash would share a few secrets. However, we were unprepared for the variety and perspective given from someone who has known the area his...More

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Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took Anthony's tour yesterday with my friend. Such an amazing time. Food, history, tons of laughs. The North End is such a great area. Topped off with pasta dinner at Mama's house, you really feel like family. Can't recommend this more!!!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great walking tour of the North End in Boston. Led by an original resident of the neighborhood, Anthony (call him Flash, that's his childhood nickname) shares a personal and fact based tour of Boston's Italian area. He shares funny anecdotes about how the place used...More

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cmpenguin1105
April 6, 2018|
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Response from Anlise D |
There is a side street parking lot just by where you will end the tour at Mommas House. It cost me $20.00 for the day. I just googled parking when I got to the library area (where the tour begins) and it came right up. It... More
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2011Lou2011
January 22, 2018|
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Response from Desertdoc295424 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Sandy - leisurely walk with stops at various eating places where you can sit.
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Donna M
April 6, 2017|
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Response from Anthony G | Property representative |
Look up politically incorrect north end food tour and follow links or m you still having a issue call me 617-763-0806
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