The Best Italian Restaurants in the North End of Boston
Find and Vote for the Best Italian Restaurants in the North End of Boston!
Look no further than the North End of Boston for the best Italian food in New England (and possibly the country), the best pizza, bakeries, and sandwiches, all within a short distance from each other. Stroll off the beaten path of Hanover Street and onto the sidestreets to find even more great Italian restaurants and bakeries.
Have a favorite restaurant, bakery or pizzeria that you frequent all the time in Boston's North End? Vote for it below!
What's My Personal Favorite Restaurant, You Ask?
I'll tell you anyway...
I've been to at least a dozen restaurants here, and the ones I like the best I've gone to over and over again. It's hard to try new places when the "best" keep you coming back for more.
My absolute favorite restaurant in the North End is Giacamo's, which happens to be at the top of the voting list at the top of this page. For pizza, I've only had Regina's, so I can't say how the competition rates. Both Mike's and Modern are excellent for dessert.
My number two choice for restaurant, and it's a very close number two, is Fiore's. We actually had our wedding reception here, and it was the very first wedding to be hosted by the restaurant. The food is always good, and there's a rooftop bar which is incredible during the warm months. You just won't find that anywhere else. They also have a great choice of wines, something that is lacking in some of the other restaurants nearby.
The North End Italian Cookbook - Make the famous recipes of the North End in your own home!
Don't feel like going out? This might be just what you're looking for. Get the incredible taste of Boston's most famous Italian neighborhood right into your home. These restaurant Italian recipes that have been acclaimed by critics and customers alike. I purchased this book and have browsed some of the recipes. When I make one (or two), I'll have a much better review here. In the meantime, the other reviewers have really put this book on a pedestal, so I'd say it's a worthy purchase.
Classic Italian dishes include: Cannellini Beans Insalata, Pasta e Fagiole, Farina Dumplings, Marinara Sauce, Frittata di Spaghetti, Potato Gnocchi, Veal Scaloppine, Beef Braciole in Tomato Sauce, Calamri Freddo, Gelato, and Italian Toto Cookies.
The North End - Where it is - You can map your own directions through this interactive map as well
Did you know there were so many Italian restaurants in the North End? There are more Italian restaurants in Boston's North End than any other neighborhood in the United States (unless you can prove me wrong).
How Often Do You Eat in the North End? - A poll on how often you're eating here!
Once you've eaten here, it's kind of addictive. Have you eaten here more than once? Let us know in the poll.
How often do you eat in the North End?
Links and Information on the North End - Official links to find further info
Find more information about the North End on these websites dedicated entirely to this neighborhood of Boston:
Upcoming events, profiles, feasts and more.
A travel guide to everything in the North End on Boston.com
- The History of the North End
Wikipedia tells us the history of Boston's oldest residential neighborhood (and it wasn't the Italians that first settled this area!).
- Trip Advisor Reviews of the North End
4.5 out of 5 on Trip Advisor, not bad. You won't be disappointed by this Italian neighborhood, but if you must, read the reviews on Trip Advisor.
- Historical Destinations in the North End
Learn more about the places that are of huge historical significance in the North End like the Paul Revere House and Copps Hill on this website.
A Sampling of Some of the North End's Eateries - The Phantom Gourmet's Great 8
These videos are always entertaining and a little cheesy (pun intended!).
The Boston Italians Book - A history of the Italians living in the North End
Ever wondered how the Italians first arrived to Boston, and why the North End? Read about the interesting history of the Boston Italians, and the struggles they went through as they came to a new land for the first time.
"As you flip the pages of The Boston Italians, you can practically smell the sauce simmering on the stove. It;s not a dull history lesson but a narrative underdog tale of what Puleo calls the real story of those early southern Italian immigrants." -Dana Barbuto, Patriot Ledger
Find Reviews of these Restaurants Online - Check these websites for customer and critic reviews!
Yelp has extensive reviews for North End restaurants.
Reviews for major restaurants in every city across the country.
- City Search
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- How to Write an Online Restaurant Review
Want to contribute your own review of restaurants in the North End, or elsewhere? Read this guide first to get you started!
A Video Tour of the North End - View the destinations and sites within this neighborhood
Love This Neighborhood? Get Caught Up on Your Reading - Read more about the city of Boston (download or purchase a hard copy)
If you're planning a trip to Boston or want a detailed guide to travel the historical sites and best attractions, these book will give you some excellent tips and suggestions to see all that the city has to offer.
Intro photo by avlxyz on flickr, licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.
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