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Boston's North End Tours

25 Parmenter St, Boston, MA 02113-2306
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The history and hidden gems of the North End told in an informative and humorous way

When you first meet Anthony, you know this is going to be a unique experience. Even as we were on... read more

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Maureen T
Great tour for company offsite

We did this for a company offsite with a group of 17 and everyone had a great time. You don't need... read more

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Boston's "North End" aka "Little Italy" is a pocket-sized Italian neighborhood teaming with history and charm. Among the narrow streets, hidden alleyways and park benches you will find The Paul Revere House, Copp's Hill and The Old North Church. In the next step you are standing alongside Boston's organized crime headquarters. Absorbing the history and folklore of the North End cannot be done properly without coupling it with the culinary lining of the neighborhood. As home to over eighty restaurants and countless wine shops, bakeries, and Italian salumerias (a.k.a Italian delis) it is safe to say you won't leave hungry! Enough of that...let's get to the good stuff. I am going to take you on a tour of the North End without all the formalities. That being said, who am I?As a lifelong resident of the North End and a former restaurateur/chef for the last 30 years (all within the North End) I have seen and heard hundreds of "North End Tours". Food tours, wine tours, pizza tours, pastry tours etc. In my "humble" opinion they are all the same...very generic. My take on why they are generic(opps here I go again my words were not so politically correct on my original description but trip advisor won't allow the rated R language which is more openly stated on my web site) is plain and simple...nobody is originally from the North End! These tours are mostly given by people who learned everything they know from a book! You can buy a walking tour CD and get the same information They did not grow up here to tell the tales of how it used to be and how it still is, the Good, the Bad, and especially the Ugly. They'll tell you where the best cannoli is, the best restaurants, and the best shops. Let's get back to my "humble" opinion; I think this is all bleeping politics, thee places that take care of them are the best places. I personally don't kiss up to any establishments so I am free to tell you the truth! We don't go anywhere I wouldn't be when no one is looking. Remember, I was born and raised in the North End, I am all set with free cannoli's. Any of the tours include a full sit down lunch or dinner but you will be having that dining experience inside the home of a Italian Icon (my mother) . We will shop at the best eateries and enjoy them back at the house and Mama will always have a extra Italian speciality at the house. There is no tour that can give you this authentic cultural experience.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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25 Parmenter St, Boston, MA 02113-2306
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Reviewed yesterday

When you first meet Anthony, you know this is going to be a unique experience. Even as we were on the tour, many of his friends were yelling to us and calling Anthony by one of his many nicknames. He is very well known in...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did this for a company offsite with a group of 17 and everyone had a great time. You don't need to read far into the reviews to figure out that Anthony is a serious character. He's fast-talking and has a great sense of humor....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great time. Anthony and his mom are fantastic. Would recommend to anyone who has never been to the North End.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Anthony was awesome! Not only do you get to try some delicious food, but you also get some great history of the North End, from someone who actually grew up there. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Flash provides a very entertaining and authentic tour of the North End. Lots of food, a few secrets, a little history, and lunch with Mama. If you like lots of stories and a tour that is different from your everyday visit, Flash is the guy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour does not disappoint . Politically incorrect is a great title and gives Anthony aka Flash freedom to be real. Funny and informative and delicious food tastings everywhere . Then we ended up at his childhood home where we ate some more pizza from regina...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want an authentic experience of the north end this the tour to take. Me my brother and my dad did the tour back in the fall and we’re back in town for st Patrick’s Day had to check out the tour again! Good...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super fun time learning about the North End and eating great food with a masterful tour guide. I was a bit hesitant to book but the reviews were so great, and now I know why!

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

At first sight you have to wonder about the tour. But let me tell you, this was one of the best adventures in food and Boston History.

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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Tour guide Nicole was extremely knowledgeable. She had a great personality and she knew her stuff. We would definitely recommend her for hosting tours.

Thank Christine H
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cmpenguin1105
April 7, 2018|
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Response from Anlise D |
There is a side street parking lot just by where you will end the tour at Mommas House. It cost me $20.00 for the day. I just googled parking when I got to the library area (where the tour begins) and it came right up. It... More
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2011Lou2011
January 23, 2018|
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Response from Desertdoc295424 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Sandy - leisurely walk with stops at various eating places where you can sit.
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Donna M
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Response from Anthony G | Property representative |
Look up politically incorrect north end food tour and follow links or m you still having a issue call me 617-763-0806
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