North End Boston Food Tour Reviews
I was pleased with the cultural insights and personal heritage that Robert gave during the tour. The food tastings were generous proportions and he also gave good authentic restaurant recommendations for our next visit. I recommend this tour for anyone interested in understanding the true colors of Boston’s Little Italy.
– Victoria S., Boston, MA
We had a wonderful time with Robert. Great food, great company and great memories. What better way to take a tour with someone who grew up in the North End. We have been to the North End many times and knew some of the history but Robert gave us so much more. He was passionate about this place he calls home. I highly recommend this tour and with Robert it makes it even better.
– Cindy D., Everett, MA
We met at the Tony DeMarco statue, kind of the gateway to the North End. This is Robert Agrippino’s business and he is the tour guide. Bobby grew up in the North End/Little Italy section of Boston. His tour includes stops at numerous locations for a variety of delicious Italian foods. The last food location is Mike’s Pastry for a cannoli (do not miss this). But, this is just the food portion. On this walking tour, Bobby took us to a number of places having historical significance not only to Boston but also to the North End/Little Italy section. This is a great tour – fun, educational and well worth it. It seemed like just about everyone knew Bobby. He is a great tour guide. Take this tour if you have the chance and be certain to include it on your Boston trip.
– Thomas C., Castle Rock, CO
Robert has lived in Boston’s North End his entire life and has such great insight and intimate knowledge of its history and people, and especially the food. Throughout the afternoon, he took us to many local establishments to try freshly made Italian fare – pizzas, meats, cheeses, sandwiches, desserts (famous canolis), breads and coffee. Come with an empty stomach, and you’ll certainly leave with a full belly. The pacing of the food and stories is perfect. He is friends with restaurant and bakery owners, which offers a unique opportunity to meet folks who’ve been preparing and serving food for decades. During the tour, you wander from place to place with ample time to ask questions, take pictures and meet friendly Italians along the way. A must do if you want to learn about Boston through Italian cuisine.
– Eric K., District of Columbia
There were so many tours to choose from in Boston so we had no idea how to choose. After reading the reviews of this tour it sounded like what we were looking for (to walk away full, to hear some Boston history, and experience it with a local) at an inexpensive price compared to the other tours. The tour did not disappoint! This tour had all we were looking for and more. Bobby grew up in the North End and through his stories he shared both historical and culinary knowledge from the Boston North End. The tour starts off with an appetizer where we ate in a beautiful park, visited a slaumeria and got a deli sandwich to enjoy while we ate at a park across from the Paul Revere house, visited a coffee shop which had incredible frozen lemonade (not part of the tour but it was inexpensive at $2 for a cup and well worth the extra), visited local shops and businesses, met local North Enders who all seemed to know Bobby, the guide, who also shared some of their experiences, enjoyed phenomenal brick oven margarita pizza from a family restaurant of Bobby and finished with my favorite part, Mike’s Cannoli! Not having to wait in the line on our own to experience these cannolis was worth the tour admission alone. We enjoyed these in Paul Revere park and then finished by seeing some other interesting sites of the North End. Bobby provided incredible restaurant recommendations in which we visited for dinner the next few evenings of our visit to Boston and had a great dinner experience at each. Overall I recommend this tour and know you will have an enjoyable time!
Suggestions to get the most out of the tour: bring a water bottle to drink as you sample the foods, wear comfortable walking shoes because you will be doing a lot of walking and of course a camera is essential for documenting this awesome tour!
– Amy H.
We had a fantastic afternoon with Robert as he not only led us through a tour of the North End but also filled us in on how the neighborhood has changed from the past. Robert grew up in the north end and knows all of the best spots and the people who own them. The food was also fantastic, especially the pizza from his sister’s restaurant!
– Zack G.