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North End

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Address: Boston, MA 02109
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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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Walked most of the north end on a beautiful September day. First time in Boston. This part was clean and safe. I was nervous being from a small town but all that went away. Food... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 February 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Walked most of the north end on a beautiful September day. First time in Boston. This part was clean and safe. I was nervous being from a small town but all that went away. Food and shops are to die for. Clean streets and the rail was a blast. Canolies are awesome. Will go again!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

The North end is a wonderful place to eat!! If you are looking for good italian gelato or cannolis,This is the place to go.

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Revere, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I love walking around old Boston and visiting the Old North Church and Paul Revere's House. The restaurants are not as good as the old days . Always go to Modern Pastry for your favorite Italian pastries . The only problem I have is the parking issues. Actually you can park on Atlantic ave to be the closest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Blown away by the architecture and history of this area. One of our favorite stops on our tour. We went back to indulge in some Italian food for dinner and it was sublime! Cobblestone streets. Historic cemeteries and the old north church blew me away. The building are incredible!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

You want to see old world Boston!!!!!! Cobblestones, great food, Paul revere? Beautiful churches? We've lived in Boston 40+ years... And we will never leave. Our children say the same. It's so historic and we learn new things everyday. It's a beautiful part if the city. The north end is unique. There are long lines at popular restaurants but the... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

It's been ages since i was in the North End and was even more fun than I remember. There were so many people walking around but even on the quiet streets we felt safe. It was fun to look in all the pastry shop windows and enjoy a fabulous italian meal.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

We walked around the North End for some time during our stay in Boston. We so enjoyed the vibe and all the restaurants. The weather wasn't great but the food made up for it. Loved every second and would definitely like to go back in the near future.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

This is as close as you'll get to Italy on this side of the Atlantic. The cramped streets are jam-packed with shops, bakeries and restaurants. Pop in the shops and sample some salami or mozzarella. Buy some freshly-made hot Italian sausage. Get fresh spices and a lemon ice at Polcari's. Don't forget the cannolli.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

A visit to the North End is not only a must for every visitor to Boston but a pleasure for those of us who live here. A great ethnic neighborhood filled with great Italian restaurants, small inviting cafes, gelato,decadent pastry shops, small stores devoted to the best olive oil and cheese and wonderful characters who make up this great part... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to hang out in Boston. It has so many great restaurants. You can't never do wrong with any of them.

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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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