Boston North End Little Italy Food Tour

Combine North End history with Boston's best Italian foods!

  • Adults $54 | Children $30

The North End Little Italy Food Tour is a leisurely-paced walking tour that carves a path through the streets of the charming North End.

  • Combine North End history with Boston’s best Italian foods
  • Explore out of the way establishments and off the beaten path areas
  • Get to know the North End with an experienced guide

  • Easy 1 mile walk over 3 hours
  • Vegetarian friendly
  • 1 sit down restaurant
  • Runs year round
  • Eat Boston’s best pizza since 1926
  • Try Boston’s best cannolli
  • Child friendly tour

What to Expect

Your tour guide will greet you at in the North End and take you to several North End venues where you will have an opportunity to sample delectable foods. Along the way, you will learn about the colorful history of the North End.

In the North End, the streets are narrow and compact, and there is history – Old North Church, Paul Revere’s house, burial grounds – seemingly around every corner. The neighborhood is packed with restaurants, virtually all of them Italian, and the locals carefully maintain their deeply-rooted ties to Italian culture.

This is the oldest urban neighborhood in America. The air is fragrant with the fresh ocean breeze and scents of coffee houses, bakeries, and restaurants, as we wind our way through the scenic narrow streets.

Salumeria Italiano

This family run Italian food shop located on the Freedom Trail is as authentically old world Italian as you can get. Since 1962, Salumeria has been providing locals and visitors of the North End with only the best in Italian foods, oils, vinegars pasta and specialty items with a chef on hand to answer all of your questions about authentic Italian fare.


Since 1992 Artu has been a neighborhood favorite for those looking for classic Italian cuisine made with simple, fresh ingredients. Artu specializes in roasted meats and vegetables and home-style pastas

Pizzeria Regina

Since 1926 this North End pizzeria has been wowing locals and visitors alike with their more than 80 year old secret recipe for brick oven pizza made with only the freshest and most natural ingredients.

Polcari’s Coffee

Polcari’s Coffee has been a staple on Salem Street in the North End since 1932 when Anthony Polcari came from Italy and realized his dream of owning a coffee shop. Now owned and operated by a close friend of the family, Polcari’s Coffee and grocery maintains its old world charm and still offers Mr. Polcari’s famous house roast that has maintained its popularity with the locals.

Captain Jackson Chocolate Shop

This shop, the only of its kind in New England, explores the history of chocolate, including how it was produced and consumed during the American colonial period.

Maria’s Pastry

If it is authentic Italian pastries you want, Maria’s is the place to be. Family run and operated since 1982, Maria’s is known for their homemade cannolis, pastries, cookies, cakes, breads and candies made in the old world Italian tradition.

Where to Meet

Your Yummy Walks Guide will meet you in the North End on the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets. Your tour will end in the same location.

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