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“Great area. Many good restaurants.”
Review of North End

North End
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North End Pizza Tour
Ranked #5 of 388 things to do in Boston
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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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“Great area. Many good restaurants.”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

North End is great for a great diner. Many good Italian restaurants. If looking for pizza, Pizzeria Regina is the best option.!!

Visited June 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Date night”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is me and my husbands go to place for date night. You can't go wrong at any of the restaurants. The church is beautiful. During August the festivals are great. My favorite is ending our dinners at Cafe Vitoria for coffee and dessert!

Visited October 2013
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“Not what we thought!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Our experience at North end was not what we expected. Having moved to Boston from living in Italy for the past two years, were were expecting North End to be similar. Well, it wasn't. We had pizza at a small joint thinking it would be great. Pizza was ok. There really wasn't much, other than what seemed like tourist traps to us.

Visited April 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Dining delight”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

You cannot go 5 steps without seeing and smelling the wonderful aromas of the North end Boston. Bring your appetite and enjoy the sights and sound and the food of Boston's North end.

Visited August 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“The North End”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Aside from being a picturesque and atmospheric Italian neighborhood, where, even if many of the owners have moved to nearby suburbs and rent out their houses, the Italian flavor is still maintained through the restaurants and cafes, the markets, the festivals all through the summer, and enough old people and newly arrived immigrants from Italy speaking Italian wherever you go, the North End is also really the oldest neighborhood in Boston. It's going into a second century of being an Italian neighborhood, but before that it was home to Irish and other ethnic groups going all the way back to the earliest English arrivals. Most of the houses and buildings are old; historic sites, such as the Old North Church, Paul Revere's 17th century house, Copp's Hill Cemetery with its view of the harbor, St. Stephen's Church, now Catholic and the place where Rose Kennedy was baptized, but originally designed as a Protestant church by the architect of the State House. The place is full of great restaurants to stop for lunch or a snack or a pastry, and also has a number of genuinely great restaurants. It's a very short walk from downtown, and since the demolition of the raised highway and the construction of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, it's a very pleasant stroll. You can even see the site of the famous Brinks Robbery.

Visited March 2013
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