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North End

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North End
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Address: Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: +1 617-720-2283
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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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North End Pizza Tour
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Boston Jewish Culture Walking Tour

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Old world flavor

We walked the streets of North end one brisk evening. It had an old world flavor and for few hours it brought back memories of roaming the cities of Italy more than fifteen years... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the streets of North end one brisk evening. It had an old world flavor and for few hours it brought back memories of roaming the cities of Italy more than fifteen years ago.The aroma from Italian eateries and the bakeries filled our nostrils. There are a lot of restaurants to choose from though some of them have long... More 

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Wallingford CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food, deserts and history are all in the North End of Boston. Don't only walk Hanover, be sure to take in all the side streets, there are restaurants, pizza, cheese, pasta, seafood galore!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The north end is unique allowing you to browse shops and enjoy local restaurants. Boston is a great city with amazing walkability.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around the North End after a Celtics game. There are many eateries and bakeries around every corner. We called ahead for a place but when we arrived the kitchen was closing and was not going to be open for another 45 minutes. Some of the places are owned by the same family so we were directed to another... More 

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Roslindale, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love walking around the North End! lots of small shops and restaurants. You also see people from all walks of life. like a mini-NYC! Fun, fun, fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The North end of Boston is the Old world reincarnated. It has the flair of Europe with the elegance of an fine ethnic community. The parades each weekend down Hanover Street are awesome. The restaurants are one better than the other.Be sure to stop at Mike's Pastry for great cannoli's

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked along the Freedom Trail up here to the North End. Found a nice place to eat lunch and look out at a flower vendor on the streets. Drank a quick espresso at a sports bar restaurant and meandered through the streets past Mike's Pastry. A must visit, must walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this little bit of Italy. Such a huge choice of places to eat we We're split for choice. Love the pastry shops. Great for either a meal or just a drink.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommend walking through the narrow streets of the North End where you will find many restaurants, bakeries and beers all with an Italian flair. Paul Revere's house is here too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like Italian food, pizza, Italian pastries this is the place for you. Any restaurant is good. The pizza restaurants are very good. Ernesto's more than you can eat, Omberto's Go EARLY they only make so much and when gone you are out of luck.Best part of the trip is going to either Maria's or Modern pastry. Maria's for... More 

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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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