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North End

Boston, MA 02109
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Boston's North End and Waterfront Walking Tour
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cannoli” (596 reviews)
“italian food” (425 reviews)
“mike's pastry” (342 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Boston, MA 02109
North End
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A definite must! Very quaint, authentic, charming neighborhood. Over 60 Italian restaurants within a few blocks.

Thank LenaG1969
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a cute neighborhood and so close. Venture off the Freedom trail a few blocks and you will find the best Italian restaurants set in such a cute neighborhood. It makes you feel like you are back in time. It looks out of the way...More

Thank PapaDave555
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Always wanted to visit Boston's North End. Not disappointed. Fantastic place, local crowds great Many things to do or just sit and people watch. Don' miss it

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a lovely quaint place full of wonderful eateries, and places to see, we went to cosy corner for breakfast. Lovely walk on the sea side here as well.

Thank paulbe39
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did a pizza tour around the North End as well as the Freedom Trail sights. The Italian restaurants, cafes and bakeries all look and smell amazing. We started our tour at the Boxer Statue (Tony DiMarco) and we saw him when we went back...More

Thank AJMglobaltraveller
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A fabulous area full of good vibe & an interesting history. Plenty of great cafe choices. The cobble stone streets are uneven so not really suitable for wheelchair or walking aids. Well worth a visit.

Thank Australialynx
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best areas in Boston and on part of the Freedom Trail. If you love Italian food, this area is the only place to eat. Lots and lots of restaurants, some bakeries and different shops. Soooo glad I spent time there taking in...More

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Italian food and cannolis are the flavor of the North End. More than just a place to walk. Explore, taste, rest, and wander the alleyways.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I can’t wait to try an Italian restaurant on my next visit. It was a beautiful place. Great coffee and cannoli.

Thank Silaspair
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing restaurants, great people watching and easily walkable. You get a true sense of being in a authentic Italian neighborhood. (But don’t call it Little Italy!!) restaurant recommendation: Pomodoro- and of course Mike’s pastry!!

Thank MAFestus
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
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The Daily Catch
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Nearby Attractions
Old North Church
2,535 reviews
.23 km away
The Printing Office of Edes & Gill
309 reviews
.19 km away
The Paul Revere House
1,043 reviews
.08 km away
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Randy A
12 September 2017|
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Response from Lynda H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be so late with this response, been traveling :-) If you're looking for a true "lobster bake" you won't find that at a restaurant. Those types of things need to be catered. There are lines most everywhere unless... More
21 July 2017|
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Response from foodnut003 | Reviewed this property |
Like the other post, we walked everywhere. Only used mass transit when traversing the city for Boston Marathon viewing. It is very walk-able and unless you have small children or others for whom it's difficult to walk, would... More
21 June 2017|
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Response from Christopher S | Reviewed this property |
First things first, if you are coming in from Logan Airport and know how to work subways, you do NOT have to pay a penny getting into Boston. Take the SL1 (Silver Line 1) airport shuttle from any arriving terminal to SOUTH... More