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“Historic Neighborhood”
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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 architecture and aromas of delicious food, and visit Paul Revere's house and the Old North Church while you're in the neighborhood.
Boston, Massachusetts
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317 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Historic Neighborhood”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

The North end is a great place to visit. There is so much history (Paul Revere house, Old North Church, etc), great food (modern pastry), and beautiful parks. It truly is "Little Italy". When the weather is nice it is a great place to just walk around. They also regularly have street festivals during the summer that make for an entertaining experience. Due to the significant traffic from tourists, it can be a bit overcrowded at times (but if that is the case it is probably because you haven't strayed from Hanover Street).

Visited June 2013
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Houston, TX
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“Could have spent ALL of our time here!”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

Can't say enough wonderful things about the North End. Loved the authenticity of "Little Italy." The people are lovely and the food is AMAZING. Truly rivaled the meals we had IN Italy!

Visited December 2013
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South Park Township, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Historic streets”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

The historic aura of this area is wonderful...and the Italian food is even better. Paul Revere house and statue and Old North Church are worth a visit.

Visited November 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“North End Boston”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

A great area steeped in history. Very compact and easily walked. Great Italian neighborhood. We had lunch at Limoncello...super. There are also several Italian shops with great wine, cheese and meats.

Visited December 2013
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Woodland, California
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“Come hungry, and with mittens”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

The north end is an excellent place to bring a date, first date or fiftieth, it doesn't matter. When we were living in Boston, my husband and I would save up, and then once a month, we'd go to the North End and blow about $100 dollars on a nice dinner and dessert. One word of caution though: its often very cold and windy, even by Boston standards, so dress warmly if you plan on strolling around the cobblestone streets taking in the atmosphere. My coworker just shared an excellent story about her sister visiting the North End, and coming back to California with a dozen cannolis stuffed in her carry-on because they were "THAT good". I wouldn't recommend smuggling any cannoli... although they are probably that good. Just enjoy one at while you're there. And be prepared to hear a few tourist make some terrible Godfather references. It's just par for the course.

Visited February 2013
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