"Little Italy" North End Tip by mikey_e

North End, Boston: 44 reviews and 83 photos

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Boston?s North End is great fun. This is probably the first part of Boston where I clearly heard the typical Boston accent, and the people here exhibit some of the stereotypical Boston character that makes the city such a favourite location for television shows and films. Of course, North End is in fact Little Italy (not an Irish area), which makes it a bit odd, as people have the accent associated with the Boston Irish, but the stores advertise gelato and pasta, and all the restaurants have Italian names. This is the part of Boston to go for great desserts (although there is allegedly a great Italian pastry shop on Charles Street, on Beacon Hill) and great Italian food. In warm weather, some of the cafes have tables on the sidewalks, and it is really quite difficult to make it down the street without stopping in for something to eat. I went for cannoli and cappuccino at Mike?s Pastry Shop, which is quite famous in Boston (although the cannoli are filled with cream and not ricotta, as they should be).

Directions: Haymarket subway stop, cross over North End Park from Faneuil Market
Phone: 617-720-2283
Website: http://www.northendboston.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 21, 2009
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