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“italian food”(463 reviews)
“mike's pastry”(366 reviews)
“cannoli”(471 reviews)
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...more
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Boston, MA 02109
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All reviews italian food mike's pastry cannoli old north church pastry shops hanover street modern pastry paul revere's house pastries freedom trail narrow streets great neighborhood walk around historic sites lots of history people watch visiting boston
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Reviewed yesterday

Went recently with out of town visitor for cannolis & cappuchino; lots of people out since it was mild. Ended up at Modern bakery cause it was less crowded - delish!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wanderer0611
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a lot to love about the North End. There is an old time feel to this area. It is fun to walk around and see all the history. You should make a stop here when you are walking the Freedom Trail and enjoy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Donald B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On our second visit to Boston, we stayed here in the North End and loved it so much! It’s a quiet, historic neighborhood and it’s just so charming. Not to mention that the streets are filled with the smells of amazing Italian food day and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank abpowers1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve been visiting Boston for the past year every other month, absolutely love this area so much fun stuff to do. From the history, to the bars and the restaurants one of the greatest places in Boston. Have an amazing time every time I’m here!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank willhR8717MB
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed in Boston for Presidents Weekend. It was on the cold side but just wear a warm hat and gloves! The North End was still crowded and full of fun activities. We had a lovely dinner and saw some of the sites.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TTravel70
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting part of Boston that has become the 'Little Italy' of the city. It would have been nice if The Historic Bural Ground was actually open to the public.

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

We flew into Boston and rented a car. We wanted to see the historical sights, but it was so very crowded. I think every fourth grader in Mass. was on a field trip in Boston that day. We finally just bailed out and travel on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Janet J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

North End has fantastic food, pastries, and a great vibe! Maria’s is always my last stop before leaving for a cannoli! Highly recommend a walk through Little Italy.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shopaholic_x0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great Italian neighborhood with lots of excellent restaurants, bakeries, food stores and cafes. Lots of Italian spoken, feels like you are in Italy. Easy to walk around, enjoy the street scene. Historic significance as well, Paul Revere's home and Old North Church....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Miguelina4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting part of town with a great Italian feel. We were there in Feb, it was cold so not lots of people around but we could tell that this area is very authentic and not a tourist trap. We very much enjoyed the couple of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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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adnan a
5 August 2018|
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Response from 611richardi | Reviewed this property |
As mentioned there is wide variety of places to dine, take a walk and check out menues.
20 January 2018|
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Response from the12thmanseattle | Reviewed this property |
I love the Harborside Inn, as it's a quick walk over there and a great location.
12 September 2017|
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Response from Lynda H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be so late with this response, been traveling :-) If you're looking for a true "lobster bake" you won't find that at a restaurant. Those types of things need to be catered. There are lines most everywhere unless... More