North End Dining

What’s the number one question at then end of our Freedom Trail Tour? “Where ‘s the best place to eat?” In Charlestown, closest to the end of our tour at the USS Constitution, there are a handful of restaurants that I point out as we walk through the neighborhood… Sorelle, Blackmoor Tavern, Tatte and the Warren Tavern.

For those who want to return to the North End after walking through the neighborhood and seeing so many tempting places to eat, here’s a short list of some popular restaurants. And at the bottom of the page, a couple places for a sweet treat and my personal favorite Italian sandwich from a very authentic deli. Please note, I have no affiliation with any of the restaurants… so have fun checking them out! In alpha order…

Bencotto $$ (Italian, Seafood, Pizza)

361 Hanover Street

Giacomo’s  $$ (Italian with emphasis on seafood)

355 Hanover Street

(617) 523-9026

Limoncello Ristorante $$$ (Italian)

190 North Street


Locale $$ (Pizza)

352 Hanover Street

(617) 742-9600

Mamma Maria $$$ (Italian)

3 North Square

(627) 523-0077

Neptune Oyster $$$ (Seafood)

63 Salem Street


Rina’s Pizzeria $ (Pizza)

371 North Street

(617) 456-5700

The Daily Catch $$$ (Seafood)

323 Hanover Street

(617) 523-8567

Trattoria Il Panino $$ (Italian)

11 Parmenter Street

(617) 720-1336


Mark’s personal favorite for a grab and go sandwich:

Salumeria Italiana (Italian market and sandwiches)

Note: no seating

Richmond Street between Hanover & North Streets

(Favorite sandwich? “The Original”)


The Best Pastries? You Decide!

Mike’s Pastry is the best known Italian pastry shop in the North End. They sell the most and are considered by many to make the best cannolis in town. Modern is their closest competitor. Who’s the best? Try them both and decide for yourself!

Mikes Pastry

300 Hanover Street

Modern Pastry

257 Hanover Street