Recommended Places to Stay
  • — Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau — a comprehensive site for hotels, restaurants and attractions in and around Boston.
  • — Fully furnished, fireplaced luxury accommodations in the North End. Provides guests with spacious living areas and hotel amenities – – the perfect hotel alternative.
  • — Bed and Breakfasts and Inns are the most unique way to travel. Leave all your workaday stress behind and head for a vacation getaway to Boston, Massachusetts, where the hardest decision you’ll have to make is what to do next.
  • – the only luxury hotel in the neighborhood located in an ideal location to explore the rich culture of the North End and enjoy the harbor views.
  • – an easy walk along the Greenway will take you to this landmark luxury hotel on Boston’s waterfront
  • Boston Apartment Rentals – HomeAway – great selection of Boston area vacation condos, homes and apartments available for rent by their owners. From luxury to affordable – search today.
  • thebostonyachthaven – this impressive inn and marina on the harbor has all of the conveniences that you would expect from a world class hotel and just a stone’s throw from the North End.
  • Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel  – Escape to a luxury Waterfront Hotel and discover Boston’s bustling Seaport District.
Fun Things to Do in Boston
  • — Let our friend Saba train your eye for finding fabulous photo ops on this walking tour with a photographic edge. Also, for Brides-to-Be, she’s available to capture your special day. Check her website for a lovely portfolio and more information.
  • — Massachusetts Office for Travel and Tourism – for statewide travel information.
  • — Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau — a comprehensive site for hotels, restaurants and attractions in and around Boston.
North End Information
  • — For community news, parking updates, links to stores, restaurants, caffes. . . . Stay in-the-know on America’s oldest neighborhood.
  • – North End Historical Society – preserving the historical record and culture of Boston’s North End
  • – a neighborhood focused website created to share local “News and Views”
Food & Wine Sites
  • — Since 1906, the Cirace family have selected and stocked the finest Italian wine, aperitivi, liquori and digistivi. Now third generation, Lisa and Jeff Cirace will assist you in selecting the wines and spirits to complement your food. And don’t miss the beautifully designed gift baskets, the hand blown Murano glasses and the Italian ceramics from the Amalfi coast. This store is truly a treasure and the grappa selection is not to be believed!
  • – In the neighborhood since 1962. A very large selection of imported and domestic cured meats, cheese, dried pasta, condiments, as well as an impressive selection of EVOO and vinegars. Many of these specialty items are available in their online store.
  •–Bricco Salumeria and Pasta Shop stocks not only fresh pasta but a fabulous selection of Italian cheese, cured meats, antipasti, olive oil, vinegars and Italian specialty food items. Many hard to find items including a large selection of organic products.
  • polcari’ – Circa-1932 storied shop purveying dozens of coffee beans, teas, spices and Italian delicacies.
  • caffé – Family run traditional Italian coffeehouse tin Boston’s North End since 1962. In addition to the vast coffee selection enjoy a full bar, homemade gelato and the best cannoli in Boston.
  • — Join the cause of this international organization whose aim is to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life. Protect your right to taste!
  • — To purchase herb plants and culinary herbal products or to create a private event in an old carriage house setting with an exceptionally beautiful backdrop. Enjoy a country retreat and reserve a space in one of their gourmet herbal themed dinners.
  • — Order vegetable, herb and flower seeds from Italy. The web page also has detailed and general growing tips.
  • – grass fed beef, raised naturally from farm to table. CSA shares available. Visit them at the farm store in Belchertown, MA or at the Farmer’s Market in Amherst or Somerville.
  • – one of the best online food/product suppliers of grass fed meat and other quality offerings. This family owned business will deliver grass-fed goodness directly to your door.
  • – Learn more about the Mediterranean diet thought this non-profit food and nutrition education organization, with a mission to guide people to good heath through heritage.
  • – We wholeheartedly recommend our friend Jo-Ann at J Ross Wine for exceptional, entertaining, educational and interactive wine classes, seminars, and events for clients, employees, partners, sales teams, or friends.
  • lobster– Order Maine lobsters from a company that has been online since 1999. Shop online today for delivery direct to your door as early as tomorrow, or pick the most convenient arrival day at checkout.


Recommended North End Restaurants
  • –serving lunch and dinner in a contemporary setting. Enjoy a modern menu and Italian American classics.  With 3 floors of dining rooms as well as a seasonal patio and roof-top dining they can create a menu for a small dinner or a memorable event for 70 people.
  • — Antico Forno.  A trattoria with a brick oven serving simple, rustic Neapolitan dishes.
  • – simple, rustic food, superbly prepared. A favorite of the locals and family friendly
  • — Lucca. This elegant restaurant and lively bar serves Northern Italian dishes amidst stellar service.
  • — Mamma Maria is set in a 19thC. elegant brick rowhouse. Their seasonally inspired menu has an emphasis on traditional Italian dishes.
  • –  Vinoteca di Monica, a wine-bar and restaurant specializing in traditional regional dishes
  • — Prezza. Minimalist décor compliments chef/owner Anthony Caturano’s sophisticated cuisine. All pastas and desserts are homemade.
  • — Taranta. Robust, enjoy the authentic flavors of southern Italy with, at times, a Peruvian twist. This is not the Italian American food that you’re familiar with!
  • – a newcomer to the neighborhood with pizza, pasta and familiar Italian and Italian-American specialties. Very reasonably priced.
Planning a Trip to Italy
  • — If you are interested in renting an apartment in Florence.
  • – join the Show of the Month Club and enjoy the benefit of a low cost trip to Italy with personal service and a first-class experience.
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