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North End

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North End
As featured in 3 Days in Boston and 8 other guides
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Address: Boston, MA 02109
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This Italian neighborhood, Boston's oldest, is known for its wonderful...

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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US$39.00*
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North End Pizza Tour
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Little Italy Photography Tour
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Boston Jewish Culture Walking Tour

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Definitely my favorite neighborhood in Boston.

No end to fantastic and authentic Italian restaurants. Do not miss Neptune Oyster or Regina Pizza. Also great little Italian markets plus open air farmer's markets.

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Cincinnati, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

No end to fantastic and authentic Italian restaurants. Do not miss Neptune Oyster or Regina Pizza. Also great little Italian markets plus open air farmer's markets.

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Cold Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the north end tour and it was very informative and lots of history and culture to experience there. The place still sits as it did and is a pretty important part of bostons history.

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Whitesboro, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to wander around and try some of the best Italian food in town. After dinner enjoy a cannoli or gelato. Parking is tricky so park in a nearby garage like Government Center and take a quick walk across the street to the North End.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have never been to a place where there were tons of Italian restaurants and great smell of pizza and sauce wafting thru the air. Great experience to walk thru and be a part of this little piece of Italian heaven.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the North End - whether it's just a cannoli and espresso, or a full on dinner at one of the great trattoria's - the North End is one of Boston's greatest neighborhoods.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

.. after some days in Boston we really needed an Italian coffe so we walked to North end and we found it! There werea sort of neighbor fest, very Italian, we enjoyed it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So much to see, great restaurants. We have eaten at La Summa on three different visits to Boston. Food and atmosphere are wonderful!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time hanging out in the North End. The neighborhood was bustling and fun. Lots to see and do. The sidewalks are narrow and uneven, which made taking a stroller difficult. Nevertheless, it was well with the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to this area of town for some Italian food. As we are not made of money we like to try the places on the old Rachel Ray's $40 a day show. So we went to Giacomos. It was delicious! Glad we stopped.

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You can't beat Boston for American history. There are a million restaurants in the North end. Do your research. Neptune is a must. Best oysters and seafood.

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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.
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