Definitive Guide to Italian Joints in the North End

Definitive Guide to Italian Joints in the North End

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You've long thought that there must be a better way to locate the perfect old-school Italian restaurant in the North End, where, to put it mildly, there are quite a few of them.

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    There are few better places to find some thin crust slices right out of the brick oven. Plus, pitchers of beer!
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    Make sure to check your bill before you pay and consider taking the T -- this place has a history of inaccurate checks and a few valet horror stories.
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    The plates are on the larger side so consider sharing a couple things; don’t miss the Eggplant Rollatini and the Chicken Buona Bocca.
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    Feeling adventurous? Try the octopus carpaccio. Feel like eating like you’re actually in the North End? Stick with the black truffle gnocchi.
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    Anything with seafood. Plus, like it or not, you’ll be getting some complimentary tiramisu after your meal!
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    You can find a little more elbow room and one serious mural in this underrated spot. Plus, Paul Revere’s old house is located right next door!
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    Some of the seafood can be a little salty at times, but for the most part, there're no major complaints to be had.
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    There can be a lot of confusion and mix ups with reservations -- be safe and stick to just showing up and waiting in line.
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    This isn’t the place to come if you’re operating on a budget; a raw bar means that things can get very pricey, very quickly.
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    An extremely accommodating and attentive front of house make you feel like an instant North End VIP, almost making up for the higher-than-average menu prices.
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    This frequently packed, relatively upscale-ish spot offers a menu filled with most of the neighborhood standards with a slightly higher price tag.
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    Where one slice really means two! Ernesto's is a casual pizza joint with some of the most coveted pies in the city.
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