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North End neighborhood guide

Discover the best restaurants, bars, shops and things to do in the North End

Written by
Eric Grossman
Time Out contributors

An ideal neighborhood for a stroll, the North End sports a distinct character that combines Italian heritage and a traditional New England setting rich in history and atmosphere. The red brick buildings yield gastronomic treasures around every corner; small cafes, bakeries, and pastry shops are perfect for creating an impromptu picnic in one of the neighborhood’s cozy gathering spaces. Once you’ve had your fill of New England’s most famous Italian neighborhood, check out our guides to the best restaurants in Bostonbest live music in Boston, and best museums in Boston. 

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Explore the best of the North End