Where to Eat in the North End in Boston

Whether you are a foodie, history buff, shopaholic or art museum obsessed, then I highly recommend visiting Boston, Massachusetts. Boston, a smaller city is more walkable, has easy transportation and is a city full of heart.

Going to college only an hour south of the city, I loved spending days exploring on foot and eating everything and anything. Before my last trip there I really had never been to the North End and was looking forward to making that one of the first stops!

The North End is known for its Italian American population and fine Italian restaurants. A very small area in Boston, it is the oldest residential community since the 1630s. Known as Boston's "Little Italy" I was excited to see how it would compare to NYC and it is right up there with authentic food, friendly staff and welcoming families.

Welcome to my top picks in the North End. From Brunch to Dinner and don't forget about dessert, which is always the most important end to any meal!


Rocco's Cucina Bar
450 Commercial St
Brunch Menu

Lunch & Dinner

Neptune Oyster
63 Salem St

Strega Ristorante
379 Hanover St

Ristorante Villa Francesca
150 Richmond St.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu
* Meal below from here*


Mike's Pastry
300 Hanover St.
* Pro Tip- Get there early to avoid hours worth of lines. The lines move quickly, so I would order your cannoli's and get out of there. You can also get cookies, cakes and other pastries as well.

Bova's Bakery
134 Salem St
Open 24 Hours, I recommend the Black & White Cookie.

Modern Pastry Shop
257 Hanover St

So many family owned and operated places to visit and try, I recommend just walking around the North End until a restaurant "speaks to you."

What is your favorite restaurant in the North End? 



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