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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cannoli” (605 reviews)
“italian food” (434 reviews)
“mike's pastry” (344 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Boston, MA 02109
North End
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great italian food, very quaint picture perfect streets to walk through, try out a mike's cannoli. Love the North End

Thank Lbrown799
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More than enough great restaurants to choose from for any price range. I was pleased to find a few for breakfast now. Not near as many little shops (souvenirs, trinkets, etc) as there were ten years ago as they seem to have been replaced by...More

1  Thank stpauli2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Foodie paradise (those keen on Italian cooking), nestled within a very historic neighborhood of Boston, including the Paul Revere house. Wonder around through the various narrow streets and alleys to come upon hidden gems. Well worth your time

Thank Pmjworld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have our favorite shops and restaurants when we go to North End. And we're not disappointed one bit on this visit.

Thank SBrand-12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing section of Boston. From authentic restaurants & bakeries serving Italian delight to the yummy food available in the small markets. The building architecture is breath taking.

Thank A7424FFjerrym
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for Italian food, literally a street full of pizzeria's, trattoria's, gelato, pastry shops! Definately stop by for dinner!

Thank L R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting side of Boston. Lots of Italian restaurants and nice buildings. One of my favorite places in Boston.

Thank Höskuldur G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like going back to Italy - loved wondering the streets and taking in the enviroment and ethnic Italian life mixed with amazing American Histroy

Thank KLeaf65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of Boston's oldest neighborhoods. History is on every streetcorner. Great restaurants, cafes, and bakeries line the streets. For a look into Little Italy, wander the side streets. In the summer, there is a great street Fiesta nearly every week.

Thank daverkpt
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

I lived in the North End twice (once for two years, and then a few years later, a different apartment for one year). The food everywhere is amazing. Doesn't matter if it's a celebrity chef restaurant or a hole-in-the-wall. I've had them all and can...More

Thank amb09013
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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20 January 2018|
Response from magagoo | Reviewed this property |
wow! That is a great question! It depends on the level of quality of hotel you want. I grew up in Boston. When I go there now I like to stay at the Bostonian Hotel. From there it is about a 10 minute walk to Endicott Street... More
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