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The North End
Cuisine: European, Italian
Price Range: $$
Newly christened, in recent years, The North End takes a 90-year culinary tradition and infuses it with a new take on old favorites. This is a great place to find rib-sticking Italian appetizers, from... Read More
Newly christened, in recent years, The North End takes a 90-year culinary tradition and infuses it with a new take on old favorites. This is a great place to find rib-sticking Italian appetizers, from Fried Meatballs to Crispy Artichoke Hearts or North End Fries – a tasty combo of seasoned waffle fries smothered in cheese sauce, bacon and jalapanos. There's an expansive menu for pasta lovers too, which includes Lobster Ravioli and Chicken Parmesan accompanied by pasta or eggplant. The North End's sandwiches are also popular. Piled high with capacola, genoa salami and Mortadella, as well as provolone cheese and giardiniera (mixed sliced vegetables), The Trap is a classic Italian meat sandwich. Other favorites include a crisp-tender Homemade Giant Pork Tenderloin sandwich or the Hot Italian Beef "The Don Bosco." Casual surroundings and nice staff make this a pleasant lunch or dinner destination.
- Italian: "The earlier you arrive for a meal, the better. Parking along this quiet street can become pretty crowded during The North End's peak serving hours."
- Best for Italian Because: Old-school ambiance meets fresh, modern takes on classic dishes and ingredients, with a side of premium local beers.