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North End

Boston, MA 02109
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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” (608 reviews)
“italian food” (439 reviews)
“mike's pastry” (344 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Boston, MA 02109
North End
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5,601 - 5,610 of 5,630 reviews

Reviewed 22 July 2010

This place is a gem- great charm and character, fantastic food at reasonable prices, romance, pastry and espresso, and often, a wonderful local festival or parade.

2  Thank annabel16
Reviewed 25 June 2010

I am reading all these reviews and not one mention of the Old North Church in the north end- the courtyard with Paul R.'s statue, the fountain and memorial to our fallen soldiers. The church is the oldest ,operating church in Boston- stay for the...More

3  Thank bumpercar
Reviewed 11 June 2010

I got to check out the North End while participating in a scavenger hunt for a work function and thought I wasn't in Boston. It felt like the atmosphere changed when I walked into the North End. I got the impression right away that this...More

2  Thank Bestbeancounter
Reviewed 14 May 2010

While we tend to skip the north end during the winter -- it's a lengthy T ride from us, and it's not so pleasant to walk around the neighborhood in the cold -- we make up for it with lots of visits in the summer!...More

2  Thank jays165
Reviewed 23 April 2010

Delectable! You can't go wrong with the restaurants and pastries in the North End. A quaint Boston neighborhood with real old-world feel. Wonderful people. Outstanding food. Leave room and plenty of time for world-class coffees and treats at an abundance of pastry shops - all...More

1  Thank greenmonstah508
Reviewed 21 December 2009

If you are coming to Boston for a visit, whether business or vacation, don't forget to drop by the North End. The Noth End is the oldest part of Boston. Originally settled in the 1600s it has had a variety of ethnicities and cultures contribute...More

4  Thank DiveTripperBos
Reviewed 21 October 2009

just another neighborhood actually. Had it not been for the Paul Revere house, it would not have been on my list.

Thank seance
Reviewed 17 October 2009

My family recently spent a week in Boston. I fell in love with the North End. I loved watching people converse in Italian, seeing all the Italian bakeries and restaurants...one right after another...walking down the narrow streets, standing in awe of all the beautiful historic...More

1  Thank IowaIndigoGirl
Reviewed 1 October 2009

The North End is like a throw back to the time when Italians were settling in the USA. There's great food, friendly people and awesome historical sites.

1  Thank Left_on_a_jet_plane
Reviewed 28 July 2009

My husband and I just returned from a 4 day trip to Boston. We went to the North End every day we were there. We ate at the Florentine Cafe and had a wonderful meal, I will say that Mike's Pastry was a disapointment we...More

2  Thank terrispal
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|
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Response from the12thmanseattle | Reviewed this property |
I love the Harborside Inn, as it's a quick walk over there and a great location.
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