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The Official North End 🇮🇹 Foodie Guide!🍴

It all begins when stepping onto Hanover Street, then you ask: "WHERE DO I EVEN START?!". Look no further! From early mornings-late nights (or in between), I got you covered. Search this guide, and you'll be sure to stop by all the popular spots of the North End! For starters, you cannot go wrong with ANY restaurant establishment in the North End.


Bricco Ristorante

  • Located at 241 Hanover Street Boston, MA 02113
  • Hours: 4pm-11:00pm Monday-Thursday; 4pm-2:00am Friday-Saturday; 4pm-11pm Sunday

If you're looking for an upbeat atmosphere, and some authentic Italian food paired with good drinks, Bricco is your spot. The spots prime location on Hanover street gives you a sense of the North End when looking out and a feel of Italy while inside!  Call for reservation ahead of time, Bricco fills up quick. 

LoConte's Restaurant

  • Located at 114-116 Salem Street Street Boston, MA 02113
  • Hours: 2pm-10:00pm Monday-Thursday; 12pm-11:00pm Friday-Saturday; 12pm-10pm Sunday

LoConte's offer fine Italian cuisine, with fantastic hospitality and services.  Their menu serves a large selection of traditional Italian cuisines, options are unlimited!  This is a great luncheon and dinner spot as well. 

Ristorante Limonciello

  • Located at 76 Salem Street Street Boston, MA 02113 & 190 North Street Boston, MA 02113
  • Hours: 2pm-11:30pm Monday-Saturday; Sunday Closed

Limoncello offers multiple locations on each side of the North End, so you will never have to wait. The origins of Calabrian cuisine and the atmosphere of old-world Italy gives you a feeling of history while enjoying a modern drink and foods options from the best chefs around! 

Why North End? 

Bakeries & Cafes

Mikes Pastry

  • Located at 300 Hanover Street Street Boston, MA 02113 
  • Hours: 8:00am-10:30pm Monday-Sunday

If you LOVE cannolis, look no further. Mikes pastry, a pioneer in the pastry business in Boston, brings you world famous pastries to the North End. Be prepared to order, because you will be amazed by the selection. Try to go on the off hours. Crowds line up typically between 3-10pm.  

Bova's Bakery

  • Located at 134 Salem Street Street Boston, MA 02113 
  • Hours: Open 24 Hours

Open 24 hours, how can you not go to Bova's? From pastries to pizza, Bova's will cover your needs at all hours of the day.

Maria's Pastry

  • Located at 134 Salem Street Street Boston, MA 02113 
  • Hours: 7am-7pm Monday-Saturday; 7am-5pm Sunday

Awarded best cannoli in all of Boston in 2012, Maria's is the shop you don't want to miss out on. Don't forget to bring home a few rainbow cookies!

Cafe Vittoria

  • Located at 255 Hanover Street Street Boston, MA 02113 
  • Hours: 7:00am-11:30pm Monday-Thursday,Sunday; 7:00am-12:30pm Friday-Saturday

Walk into the Old North End of Cafe Vittoria. From record players to cappuccinos, Vittoria gives you a nostalgic feel to the old school era in this neighborhood. They do not accept cards, cash only, be prepared to go to an ATM, you do not want to miss out!

Cafe Paradiso

  • Located at 290-296 Hanover Street Street Boston, MA 02113 
  • Hours: 7:00am-11:00pm Monday-Thursday,Sunday; 7:00am-2:00am Friday-Saturday

Established on Hanover St in 1962, Paradiso brings authenticity to the neighborhood. Great option for a nice cappuccino or gelato! 

Something Different

Crudo Boston

  • Located at 78 Salem Street Street Boston, MA 02113 
  • Hours: 11:30am-11:00pm Monday-Wednesday; 11:30-12am Thursday-Saturday; 11:30am-11pm Sunday

Need to mix it up form the Chicken Parm and Cannolis? Try out Crudo. This restaurant offers Japanese cuisine with a twist of pop culture and modernization.  Great for brunch and dinner, Crudo offers some of the best Japanese Boston has to offer, in the North End!

Roccos Cucina & Bar

  • Located at 450 Commerical Street Boston, MA 02113 
  • Hours: 3:00pm-1:00AM Monday-Wednesday; 11:00-1:30am Thursday-Friday; 9:30am-1:00 Saturday-Sunday

Roccos offers a great mix of an Italian cuisine restaurant coupled with a sports bar feel. Want to Catch the big game but don't want to go to The Garden? Roccos is your best bet! 

Paulis Boston

  • Located at 65 Salem Street Street Boston, MA 02113 
  • Hours: 8:00am-9:00pm Monday-Friday; 10:00am-9:00pm Saturday; 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday

On the run and want to grab a quick sandwich? Maybe even a lobster roll? Paulis has the answer for you. a local sandwich shop inspired by the North End, bringing a variety of options. 


Monica's Mercato

  • Located at 130 Salem Street Street Boston, MA 02113 
  • Hours: 9:00am-11:00pm Monday-Sunday

If you want to channel your inner Positano chef for the night, Monica's is your starting and ending point. From fresh mozzarella to prepared meals on-the-go, Monica's should be brought home to the dinner table, or stove top! 

Bricco Salumeria

  • Located at 11 Board Alley Boston, MA 02113 
  • Hours: 10:00am-9:00pm Monday-Sunday

It doesn't get more authentic than this. Travel through a back alley, behind Bricco Ristorante , and you will find a hidden gem. Imported Italinan cusines and ingredients to spend your perfect night cooking in! 

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