Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in West End & North End

Neptune Oyster

Neptune’s menu hints at Italian, but you’ll also find elements of Mexican, French, Southern and old-fashioned New England. The daily seafood specials and impressive raw bar (featuring several kinds of oysters, plus …
Top Choice Italian in West End & North End

Pomodoro

Seductive Pomodoro offers one of the North End’s most romantic settings for delectable Italian. The food is simple but perfectly prepared: fresh pasta, spicy tomato sauce, grilled fish and meats, and wine by the gla…
Bakery in West End & North End

Maria’s Pastry

Three generations of Merola women are now working to bring you Boston’s most authentic Italian pastries. Many claim that Maria makes the best cannoli in the North End, but you'll also find more elaborate concoctions…
Pizza in West End & North End

Locale

Locale has recently started to appear on lists of Boston's best pizzas. It's a modern affair, with strikingly minimalist decor and some surprising pizza toppings (broccoli rabe, for one). But customers love the bubb…
Pizza in West End & North End

Galleria Umberto

Paper plates, cans of soda, Sicilian pizza: can't beat it. This lunchtime legend closes as soon as the slices are gone. And considering their thick and chewy goodness, that’s often before the official 2:30pm closing…
Italian in West End & North End

Giacomo’s Ristorante

Customers line up before the doors open so they can guarantee themselves a spot in the first round of seating at this North End favorite. Enthusiastic and entertaining waitstaff plus cramped quarters ensure that you…
Seafood in West End & North End

Daily Catch

Although owner Paul Freddura long ago added a few tables and an open kitchen, this shoebox fish joint still retains the atmosphere of a retail fish market (complete with wine served in plastic cups). Fortunately, it…
Pizza in West End & North End

Pizzeria Regina

The queen of North End pizzerias is the legendary Pizzeria Regina, famous for brusque but endearing waitstaff and crispy, thin-crust pizza. Thanks to the slightly spicy sauce (flavored with aged Romano), Regina repe…
Italian in West End & North End

Scampo

Celeb chef Lydia Shire is the brains and brawn behind this trendy restaurant on the ground floor of the Liberty Hotel. Buzzing with energy, Scampo offers handmade pasta and irresistible thin-crust pizza, as well as …
Bakery in West End & North End

Modern Pastry Shop

The 'Modern' Pastry Shop feels anything but. This family-owned bakery has been making delectable cookies and cannoli for some 70 years. Lesser known than some of the other North End bakeries, but no less divine. Cas…