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A Local’s guide to North End Eateries

Thank you to Brian Guck for this great info.  If you have some free time in Boston, these suggestions may prove helpful.

See his colorful Powerpoint presentation here.

Lunch Sandwich?

  • Bricco does make a great sandwich.  Walk down the little alley and turn right and you are there
  • 241 Hanover St.
  • 617 248 9859
  • www.briccosalumeria.com

Pizza Fix?

  • This is the best oven in town.  There is often a wait for a table, but you can call ahead for take out
  • 11 1/2 Thatcher Street
  • 617 227 0765
  • www.reginapizza.com/north_end

Want a serious meal?

  • Lucca has an active bar and serves a varied menu of great food.
  • 226 Hanover St.
  • 617 742 9200
  • www.luccaboston.com

Something sweet in the middle of the night?

Sea food?

  • Neptune Oyster Bar is a small and busy spot.  Great oysters and a selection of great fish.  It has become very popular, doesn’t take reservations so be early for lunch
  • 63 Salem St.
  • 617 742 3474
  • www.neptuneoyster.com

High end Italian?

  • Il Molo is a high-quality restaurant with all of the classics and excellent sea food
  • 326 Commercial St.
  • 857 277 1895
  • www.ilmolloboston.com

Classic Breakfast?

  • Anthony’s is a classic local for breakfast or lunch.  Small tables but fast and friendly service. 
  • 252 Commercial St.
  • 617 742 2987

Another Breakfast joint?

  • The Golden Goose Cafe serves a classic breakfast menu with large tables, open space and a view to the harbor
  • 65 Atlantic Avenue
  • 617 377 4949

Something on the water?

  • The Sail Loft is a friendly and casual spot right on the water.  Good fish and chips and chowder
  • 80 Atlantic Avenue
  • 617 227 7280
  • www.thebostonsailloft.com

Classic Italian?

  • Limoncello serves the Italian classics with quality.  The best red sauce in the neighborhood and they make their own Limoncello
  • 190 North St
  • 617 523 4480
  • www.ristorantelimoncello.com

Need a quick slice?

  • Umberto’s is the place.  There is always a line at lunch, cash only, lots of little tables so seating is not a problem
  • 289 Hanover St
  • 617 227 5709

Italian/Argentinian?

  • Monica’s serves the classics but with a creative twist.  Great little wine bar on the side
  • 143 Richmond St
  • 617 720 5472
  • www.monicasboston.com

More Sea Food?

  • Another airy spot specializing in seafood.  Sandwiched between Monica’s and Limoncello
  • 135 Richmond St
  • 617 857 350 3105
  • www.aquapazza-boston.com

Another Classic

  • There are several Strega’s in Boston, but this is the original.  Classic Italian specializing in fish and steak
  • 379 Hanover St
  • 617 523 8481
  • www.stregaristorante.com

Family oriented

  • Lucia is a very comfortable family-oriented restaurant
  • 415 Hanover St
  • 617367 2353
  • www.luciaboston.com

Mexican tonight?

  • A very friendly and as authentic as you can get north of the border.  If you have some Spanish give it a try.
  • 3 Lewis St
  • 617 248 9537
  • www.tenochmexican.com

A little of everything?

Cannoli fix?

  • Modern has the best Cannoli in town.  Always filled fresh to order
  • 257 Hanover St
  • 617523 3783
  • www.modernpastry.com

Open Air?

  • Florentine Cafe has a great long bar and when the weather is nice open window seating.  A fun lively spot
  • 333 Hanover St
  • 617 227 1777
  • www.cafeflorentine.com

Classic Italian

  • Great menu and good service with an outstanding Grappa bar
  • 241 Hanover St
  • 617 248 6800
  • www.bricco.com

North Square Special

  • Mama Maria’s is in a beautiful old house on North Square.  Excellent menu and service
  • 3 North Square
  • 617523 0077
  • www.mamamaria.com