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North End, Boston

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A taste of Italy in the middle of Boston, North End is the city's oldest continuously inhabited residential community, originally settled in the 1630s. Home to a sizable Italian-American population, this relatively small neighborhood boasts nearly a hundred Italian eateries and historical buildings, including Paul Revere's house. Often called "Little Italy," the area covering roughly five city blocks attracts visitors with its narrow streets lined with restaurants, cafes, bars, bakeries, and shops selling imported goods. Though Italian culture continues to dominate this part of the city, other ethnic groups also have left a mark on the neighborhood, among them Russians, Jews, and the Irish. Plan to visit North End and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Boston attractions using our Boston trip builder.
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  • The North End is my favorite place in Boston to visit. From the breathtaking waterfront views to the smells of pizza floating through the air. The North End just feels like home.  more »
  • Though many of the Italian families have moved out to the suburbs, more authenticity has remained in this “little Italy” than any other state’s Italian quarter. (Brooklyn, NY may have the only competi...  more »
  • The North End is one of the best neighborhoods in Boston to visit and it is by far the best neighborhood in Boston to eat in. It is the Italian neighborhood and has restaurants at every price point an...  more »