A Food Lover’s Guide to the North End

The North End may pack in more tourists than ever before, but it’s still home to plenty of old-world Italian charm. We feasted our way through the neighborhood to find the very best places to mangia.

Edited by Jenna Pelletier, with additional reporting by Jacqueline Cain and Brittany Jasnoff


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Upscale dining is the MO at Mamma Maria. Click for the full list. / Photograph by Jared Kuzia

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The List: 14 Essential North End Restaurants

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THE PERFECT SLICE
Which Pizza Parlors Are Worth the Dough?
Four places to get your sauce-and-cheese fix.

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PLAY THE MARKET
Five Hidden-Gem Specialty Shops
Up your Bolognese game.

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THROWDOWN!
Who Serves the Best Subs, Cappuccino, and Cannoli?
See our winners—then share yours!

 
 
 

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HEY NEIGHBORS
Where the Celtics and Bruins Eat in the North End
This is where the pros go.

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PLUS:

The Evolution of the North End

(Remember before the Big Dig?)


Yiqing Shao Yiqing Shao, Digital Editor at Boston Magazine bmagdigital+yshao@gmail.com