Things to Do in North End

With dozens of eateries serving homemade pasta, fresh-baked bread, cannolis, and cappuccino, the North End is infused with the flavor of its rich Italian history. Colonial-era sites are located throughout Boston's oldest residential neighborhood, including Paul Revere's house, the Old North Church, and Copp's Hill Burying Ground. The North End comes alive in the summertime with feasts, festivals, and processions.

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Where to Eat in the North End

  • 50 Lovejoy Wharf
  • (617) 248-0050

Enjoy delicious coastal New England dishes, positive vibes, and a beautiful waterfront patio setting at Alcove. Tucked along the waterfront at Boston’s Lovejoy Wharf close to TD Garden and North Station, Alcove is redefining what it means to be a true neighborhood restaurant…

  • 93 Salem Street
  • (617)723-6733

Located in Boston's North End, Antico Forno is billed as "The Most Authentic Italian Restaurant," and we're hard-pressed to argue. We specialize in pairing Southern Italian cuisine, distinctly fresh and savory, with a cozy mom-and-pop atmosphere, complete with a wood-burning oven…

  • 135 Richmond Street
  • (857) 350-3105

Charming neighborhood hideaway serving cuisine-jumping Mediterranean small plates.

  • 6 Prince Street
  • (617) 742-4336

Plates of roasted vegetables draw your eye to the front window and the accompanying aromas will lure you in and you can not resist! Artu Rosticceria and Trattoria commits itself to offer quality food, good service and an Italian experience. Our commitment is the reason why Artu…

  • 29 Prince Street
  • (617) 227-7380

Intimate bi-level eatery for romantic dining, offering Italian-American classics & a full bar.

  • 107 Salem Street
  • (617) 624-0454

Classic Italian cuisine with modern ambiance.

  • 82 Causeway Street
  • (617) 263-8200

Banners Kitchen & Tap is a modern sports bar located in The Hub on Causeway, adjacent to TD Garden and North Station, featuring upscale tavern cuisine, 60 beers on tap, the largest in-restaurant TV screen in the Northeast, an elevated steakhouse-inspired VIP dining room and…

  • 107 Beverly Street
  • (617) 725-0003

Your food and beverage destination for refreshing breakfast choices in the morning, and a variety of dinner, beer and wine options in the evening. The Bistro also offers specialty beverages made with Starbucks® coffee to help you get a jump on the day.

  • 241 Hanover Street
  • (617) 248-6800

BRICCO's "boutique" Italian cuisine is unique, personal, and created for a select and sophisticated diner. The food is complemented by a wine bar with an exceptional selection of Italian wines. BRICCO's modern interpretations of regional Italian dishes have garnered superlative…

  • 346 Hanover Street
  • (617) 723-4577

An iconic tradition in Boston’s Historic “Little Italy”, Cantina Italiana serves the tastes that make the North End famous. Opened in 1931, Cantina Italiana is the oldest restaurant in the North End of Boston. We boast over 80 years of tradition in providing the best in homestyle…

  • 80 Beverly Street
  • (617) 933-8047

Intimate music venue, fully functioning winery, restaurant, and unique event space.

  • 33 North Square
  • (617) 936-4274

Forcella is bringing old-world Italian food to the North End of Boston. Nino Trotta — who owns Forcella alongside his girlfriend, general manager Shannon MacGowan, and his brother, wine director Christian Trotta — say that the cozy, candlelit vibe of the restaurant sets Forcella…

  • 80 Causeway Street
  • (617) 872-4923

Created and operated by Patina Restaurant Group, Hub Hall is the one-stop authentically Boston destination for both city dwellers and visitors alike to taste from 18 diverse yet approachable food and drink options, and the only food hall in Boston run by a seasoned restaurant and…

  • 190 North Street
  • (617) 523-4480

Authentic Italian restaurant located in the heart of Boston's North End, next to Paul Revere's House. Ristorante Limoncello Special Takeout Menu Hours for pick up are Thursday - Sunday from Noon - 8:00PM. Call 617-523-4450 - APPETIZERS - Mama's Homemade Meatballs $ 15.00 Caprese…

  • 3 Mechanic Street
  • (617) 723-MARE

Mare is not your typical North End restaurant, the menu is light and healthy. It treats all the ingredients with respect in order to highlight their natural flavors and not to cover them up. Further, Mare's Miami cool interior, unbeatable city views and solicitous service draw…

  • 417 Hanover Street
  • (617) 742-0404

Nico Ristorante is an award-winning Italian restaurant in the North End.

  • 65 Salem Street
  • (857) 284-7064

Since 2011 Paulis has become a local, go-to favorite for Boston's best lobster roll, outrageous, overstuffed sandwiches and crazy good classics featured on Good Morning America, Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

  • 266 Hanover Street
  • (617) 720-0444

A contemporary grill, pizzeria and rotisserie, Quattro is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner with a menu featuring small plates, roast meat paninis at lunch, pasta dishes, grilled meat and fresh seafood.

  • 150 Richmond Street
  • (617) 367-2948

Since 1976, traditional Northern Italian fare and fine Italian wines in an Old World setting have made Villa Francesca the perfect place for business or romantic dinners. Full bar, late night dining, reservations recommended.

  • 99 Blackstone Street
  • (857) 758-4285

Rose is a modern American restaurant featuring local and regional dishes with a signature twist and an elevated cocktail program. Located near TD Garden, Faneuil Hall and Boston's North End. Join us at Rose Town Kitchen & Bar for Brunch on Saturday & Sunday from 10AM…

  • 379 Hanover Street
  • (617) 523-8481

Strega Ristorante offers the finest Italian food in the North End and a dining experience even celebrities are bragging about.

  • 98 Salem Street
  • (617) 523-3112

One of the country's best for Northern and Southern Italian cuisine. (1998 Zagat Survey of American Top Restaurants.) Terramia's 40 seats are filled by savvy diners, including owners of other restaurants paying the ultimate compliment. Reservations recommended.

  • 280 Hanover Street
  • (617) 720-1336

Trattoria II Panino is a multi-story fine dining and entertainment complex offering the finest Mediterranean and Tuscan cuisine plus a variety of entertainment. We are located within walking distance of six hotels. Outdoor dining is available! See amenities below for more…

  • 233 Hanover Street
  • (617) 742-8240

Please join us for dinner at Ray Bourque's Tresca and meet our new Chef Owner, Rich Ansara. Relax while enjoying the romantic atmosphere of a restored old world Tuscan villa while savoring the authentic Italian dishes; carefully prepared using only the finest ingredients, by Chef…

  • 250 Hanover Street
  • (617) 865-1265

Located in the North End, Umbria is the newest restaurant from restaurateur Frank DePasquale. This classic Italian Steakhouse features rustic cuisine of the region of Umbria as well as a wide selection of Italian-style steak cuts. In addition to the rustic cuisine, guest can also…

Where to Stay in the North End

  • 107 Beverly Street
  • (617) 807-8707

220 room hotel located in historic North End of Downtown Boston conveniently situated within easy walking distance of TD Garden, North Station and Financial Centre - a hotel with chic-urban design and sophisticated metropolitan flare.

Top Things to Do in the North End

  • 82 Causeway Street
  • (617) 263-8200

Banners Kitchen & Tap is a modern sports bar located in The Hub on Causeway, adjacent to TD Garden and North Station, featuring upscale tavern cuisine, 60 beers on tap, the largest in-restaurant TV screen in the Northeast, an elevated steakhouse-inspired VIP dining room and…

  • 110 Causeway Street
  • (617) 262-3908

Big Night Live is a premier luxury music hall unlike any other venue in Boston. An expert blend of Big Night’s nightlife expertise with the world's leading live entertainment company, that revolutionizes the standard music hall experience. In conjunction with Live Nation and…

  • (617) 670-0637

Urban AdvenTours, guided bicycle tours and quality bike rentals, is a locally owned, green company in Boston. Our bike tours depart daily and cover all of Boston's best sites, from Fenway Park and the South End, to the Freedom Trail and the Charles River Esplanade. We pride…

  • 80 Beverly Street
  • (617) 933-8047

Intimate music venue, fully functioning winery, restaurant, and unique event space.

  • 216 Hanover Street
  • (617) 263-6887

Improv Asylum is a comedy theater located in the heart of the North End that features improvisation and sketch comedy shows six days a week. Improv Asylum’s signature shows have been described as Whose Line is it Anyway? meets Saturday Night Live! The funniest show you will ever…

  • 193 Salem Street
  • (617) 523-6676

No trip to Boston is complete without a visit to the Old North Church, an icon of the American Revolution! $5 admission includes a self-guided tour through the church, with staff available to answer questions. Visitors can also take add-on tours of the church's crypt, gallery…

  • 19 North Square
  • (617) 523-2338

Home to the famed patriot - Paul Revere - the Paul Revere Memorial Association owns and operates the Paul Revere House and the Pierce-Hichborn House, located on the Freedom Trail in the North End. The shop offers reproductions of Revere's silver work, colonial toys, and books on…

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