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Caffe Paradiso

#250 of 2,701 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
North End
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255 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
+1 617-742-1768
07:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We picked this place because we could get dessert and a nice after dinner drink. It is quaint. Cannoli was good, tiramisu was very good as was the apple tart.

Thank clubnev
Ellsworth, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Television on with sports. Nice area and plenty of desserts. owner was very helpful. Cannoli was okay as well as the coffee. I will say the Tiramsu was about the best I have every ate.

Thank Mike P
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe 10 tables, small bar in back, and a small case of gelato tubs and cannoli shells. Very local feel even though it's on Hanover Street. Ordered a cannoli and it was hand-filled on the spot. As good as Mike's.

Thank marko18745
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Boston, we ventured to the North End for touristy sights and stumbled into Little Italy. As the smell of powdered sugary sweets wafted through the air, we decided that it would be in our best interests to grab a few cannoli and get some shelter from the impending rain shower. The line for famous Mike's was ridiculous, so... More 

Thank Brett G
Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice neighborhood cafe full of locals on Boston's North End with nice shopping and restaurants in the area. Nice homemade gelati and sweet treats. Best Cannoli in Boston!

Thank Clevlander
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I just love Italian desserts and this is definitely the place to go for them! Tried their cannoli and gelato and they were both delicious. Wish I lived closer!

Thank Roslyn35
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The cafe is cozy and quaint, the staff delightful and sweet and the desserts were delicious. We stopped by for a late night treat and enjoyed a romantic experience we will be sure to try to recreate.

Thank Maureen H
Sun Valley, ID
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I am a former Bostonian and this week we were entertaining our Seattle friends on a recent visit. Everyone tells you to go to Mike's Pastry for cannoli. Yes, Mike's has cornered the market on pastries but if you want a lovely coffee drink, a nice table and a freshly filled cannoli, go to Caffe Paradiso. As someone mentioned to... More 

Thank Sunvalleyjodi
Hebron, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a great place to relax, away from the crowds in the North End. Great Cappuccino, Gelato, or a drink if you prefer. It's busy but relaxed enough to take a break from walking. Friendly staff. Good service.

Thank Glazie1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The Café Macchiato & Dirty Chi were so delicious. You can't go wrong here! Nice evening atmosphere, good service.

Thank MyRVWanderlust

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Italian
Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-1768

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

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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 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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