Established in 1929, Caffe Vittoria is world renowned as the first Italian caffe in Boston.
We have served the Italian-American community as well as a myraid of tourists and visitors to Boston’s historic North End with the best in coffee, pastires and fine beverages.
The Vittoria’s old world charm gives one a feeling of being in a romantic cafe in “Bella Italia.” With four levels of seating and three full liquor bars, there is something for everyone.
Indulge in true Italian tradition and have a Grappa from our extensive Grappa collection.
Most importantly, sit still and enjoy the old world atmosphere of Vittoria.
Many celebrities and politicians frequent the North End hotspot for “Boston’s best cappuccino and cannoli”.
On March 13, 2013, Caffè Vittoria was featured in an episode of the television show Syfy’s Haunted Collector. They interviewed the owners’ son, David Riccio Jr., who submitted a video stating how some of his employees and customers were scared to be in the cigar bar due to paranormal activity. In the episode, John Zaffis and his team investigated the establishment, and discovered that the property at 292 Hanover Street once housed a baby farm. This particular baby farm was run by a woman named Ms. Elwood, who apparently abused and even killed some of the infants that were left there. The team also discovered a syringe from the 1870s buried within the building’s foundation. After they removed the syringe from the property, the paranormal activity in the building ceased. The Boston Herald also dedicated its cover page to the story.
Caffè Vittoria serves a variety of Italian delicacies, such as cannoli, tiramisu, and biscotti. They also have gelato, Italian-style ice cream with flavors such as spumoni and Biscuit Tortoni. The cafe serves sorbets in the summertime. Other desserts include rum cake and chocolate ganache.
Tea, hot chocolate, sciroppi, and espresso are also staples of the cafe. Espresso comes plain, or as cappuccino, caffè latte, caffè corretto, caffè macchiato, and latte macchiato. Around the cafe are displayed old-fashioned espresso machines.
290-296 Hanover St,
Boston, MA 02113