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Our favorite local fare in Boston’s North End

Jul 10, 2015 by The Go Ahead Tours Team

Boston, Massachusetts

With our North American headquarters located in Boston, we’re particularly partial to the area’s many restaurants. And when it comes to local New England fare and Italian food, there’s no better spot to try it than the North End. This lively Italian neighborhood will transport you—whether it’s back to Italy or back in time, it all depends on your point of view.

Pizza from Boston's Pizzeria Regina in the North End

For an historic slice: Regina Pizzeria 11 1/2 Thatcher Street

Not necessarily the best pizza place in Boston, but the pizza place. Regina has been around for almost 100 years, and its un-fancy approach to thin crust still resonates.

Must-try: A fresh-made pie with tomato and basil.

Get a lobster roll from Boston's Neptune Oyster

For the city’s best seafood: Neptune Oyster 63 Salem Street

Get a true taste of New England with local oysters, clam chowder and two kinds of lobster rolls.

Must-try: Ask your server for an expert wine pairing for your seafood selection.

Boston's best cannolis are at Mike's Pastry in the North End

For an anytime treat: Modern Pastry 257 Hanover Street

Nearby Mike’s Pastry has a long menu and an even longer line. Modern Pastry sticks to the classics—and does them impeccably well.

Must-try: No-fuss classic cannoli, with delicate shells filled to order.

Get dinner at Giacomo's in Boston's North End

For an unforgettable dinner: Giacomo’s 355 Hanover Street

This tiny, high-energy, no-reservations, cash-only spot is worth the wait in line, thanks to its authentic Italian fare and friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Must-try: The fried calamari is a great way to start your meal.

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