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Boston's North End Tours

Boston, MA 02113-1672
+1 617-763-0806
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Excellent tour

This tour started at the statue in front of Faneuil Hall which was easy to find. Our guide, whose... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vancouver Canada
via mobile
Lots of fun

Flash is a neighborhood guy who adds local color to the tour. He is actually as entertaining as the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
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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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Boston, MA 02113-1672
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+1 617-763-0806

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour started at the statue in front of Faneuil Hall which was easy to find. Our guide, whose name I forget, was a wealth of dates and historical events that took place all over the North End. And even better, he shared with us...More

Thank MikeyVancouverCanada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Flash is a neighborhood guy who adds local color to the tour. He is actually as entertaining as the tour. Ask him questions and hell get going with stories. Ending the tour for dinner at his moms home was priceless. Imagine opening your home to...More

Thank Latonk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Anthony is definitely proud of his neighborhood. He shared many interesting facts as we walked to several eateries. Our favorite, outside of Mama Maria's pasta was the sub sandwich from Monica's deli. Even though the weather was soaking wet, we enjoyed the tour esp the...More

Thank Shwimer
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Our experience with Anthony was everything we had hoped it would be, and much more. We learned about and sampled many traditional North End foods, but also learned so much about the history and culture of the North End as it was in the 20th...More

1  Thank Caretz
Reviewed May 11, 2017

We signed up for this tour because it sounded unique--distinctly different than the many walking food tours we have experienced in various cities and countries. We were raised in a Sicilian family and as adults, we looked forward to learning about how it "really" was...More

2  Thank PRX
Reviewed April 26, 2017

I was scheduled for a tour with Anthony in early December 2016 with a friend of mine. Anthony texted the day before the scheduled tour and said that he had the flu so he would have to cancel, which was fine. He said we could...More

Thank Kathleen M
Anthony G, Owner at Boston's North End Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2017

I am very sorry about the refund . I literally had a nightmare trying to straighten out a couple refunds because I switched ticket sellers and to make a long story short I would do the refund on line and think it was all done...More

Reviewed April 23, 2017

This is not your average tour, but extremely informative, entertaining, and absolutely authentic. This is a guy who is genuine and no BS. We laughed, we learned, we ate, we drank, and at the end we hugged and took pictures together (he may have rolled...More

1  Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

We loved Anthony, the neighborhood and all the locals we met along the way! We spent four hours tasting our way through the neighborhood with Frankie @ Monica's (delicious subs, pizza and fresh bread), Bobby @ Polcari's (hysterical stories), Bricco Panetteria and the "piece de...More

1  Thank Donna M
Reviewed March 25, 2017

I live in New Hampshire and was meeting a girlfriend from Delaware for a few days of fun and catch up. I wanted something a little different so I booked the politically incorrect tour, not sure of what to expect. We absolutely loved it. I...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

If you want to try something different, love everything Italian, aren't stuffy, and have a good sense of humor this tour is for you! I've been to the North End dozens of times and today was my favorite day there ever! I wasn't expecting much...More

Thank Christine T
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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Donna M
I'm trying to find the website but not having any luck
April 6, 2017|
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
Gina M
Are there options for those who are gluten free?
March 28, 2017|
Response from Anthony G | Property representative |
I'm sorry but that's one I don't have any options. Everything is pasta , pizza, Italian sub etc . I can recommend Michele to par gluten free tour . She actually has a complete gluten free tour . It just would be to hard for... More
What is the cost ? How long is the tour? How do I book it for this up coming weekend?
November 15, 2016|
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Response from Connie R | Reviewed this property |
The cost was around $50 and the tour lasted about 4 hours. Go to website Bostonnorthendtours to book