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Caffe Paradiso

#248 of 2,695 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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San Jose, California
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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here specifically for a cannoli and it was very good. The service was also friendly and quick.

Thank tinaNtravel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here after the parade for some warm drinks. Well, and some limoncello too! They have some great drinks and snacks in a relaxed setting. The locals were fixed on the soccer game on the TV and everyone was friendly.

Thank maxpaste
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I can't comment on any of the coffee or food... we only stopped in for gelato. I was hoping for more interesting flavors, like you see in Italy, but it was pretty run of the mill. The cookies and Cream caught my eye since it was darker in color than you typically see, so I got that. It wasn't that... More 

Thank capt_nutso
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366 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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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135 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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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229 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 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 22 November 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
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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192 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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

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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
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, 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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