Places to Eat Around Maverick Empire
The North End of Boston is rich in history and culture. The North End neighborhood of Boston is one of the oldest residential communities in this city which means it is full of history and culture. Due to it’s age, the North End has many historical attractions from Copp’s Hill Burying Ground to Paul Revere’s House to The Old North Church. The latter is the famous site of the “One if by land, two if by sea” signal. During the early 20th century, the area saw and increase in Italian Immigrants to the area which gives the area today’s Italian cultural feel.
The North End is a premier destination for high quality Italian cuisine and shopping. With the large Central Artery in Boston dismantled and replaced with the Rose Kennedy Greenway, this area has grown and become a dining destination for many.
For an authentic Italian dinner to start the night, there are unlimited options. One of the more famous options is Strega on Hanover St. This local restaurant has grown into a famous local chain. The North End location is the original and is a popular spot for many celebrities visiting the area. Celebrities seen eating here include the late great James Gandolfini , Steven Tyler, Paris Hilton, & Robert DeNiro.
If you are looking for some after dinner drinks, there’s Tresca, also on Hanover St. Travel Channel listed this as one of the top 6 cocktail bars in Boston. This bar is co-owned by former Bruin, Ray Bourque. It features an extensive wine list and signature cocktails including martinis.
If you are not a big drinker and want some after dinner coffee, there is Vittoria Café. Vittoria is a taste of Italy in the North End. Vittoria serves up some of the best Italian espresso in the city. This spot is filled with antiqued espresso and coffee equipment and the walls aligned with images of the past. It also features a full bar if you are in need of a little addition to your coffee.
For the sweet toothed visitors out there, the North End is filled with Italian bakeries. There is the famous Mike’s Pastries which has a line out the door every summer. If you are not in the mood for a long line, there is their rival up the street, Modern Pastry. To many from this area, there is a divide between Modern and Mike’s on who has the better cannoli. You be the judge. Both boast quality imported goods, handmade cookies and cakes, and hand filled cannolis. Modern will shortly be moving into a larger brand new facility next door which can better accommodate a large crowd as well
If you are looking for short term apartments near the North End in Boston, Maverick Empire offers short term apartments close by. Our 40 Temple St location is a 15 minute walk to the heart of the North End. Contact us for more details on this location.