Caffé Vittoria

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 […]

Polcari’s Coffee

Anthony Polcari started Polcari’s Coffee in 1932. The coffee shop was a dream of his since he came over from Italy at the age of twenty. Working as a pocket-maker at a local tailor’s shop, Mr. Polcari saved up to open his own coffee store on Salem St. in 1932. Polcari’s Coffee was a family owned business. Mr. […]

Regina Pizzeria

Since 1926, Regina Pizzeria has been greeting guests in the North End of Boston with a hearty “Welcome to Boston’s Original Pizzeria!” For over three generations, Regina’s delicious brick oven pizza has been inspired by the love of good food and the special pride of the Polcari Family. Bostonians have been calling the North End […]

Bricco Salumeria & Pasta Shoppe

Grocer and Italian deli vends made-to-order sandwiches, pastas and imported goods like mozzarella. Right off Hanover Street, in the heart of Boston’s North End, is a narrow little alley.  Most who walk by don’t even notice it’s there.  But for those who do, for those who make their way down this narrow little alley, they’re […]

Monica’s Mercato

Like many immigrant families, The Mendozas gather around the table to celebrate and share the events of the day with their loved ones over delicious family recipes. Since 1995 the Mendoza brothers have shared the recipes, and the traditions they hold dear, with their friends and neighbors. With meticulous care, the brothers shop from local […]

Salumeria Italiana

Salumeria Italiana is the home of the finest foods from Italy and all of the Mediterranean. Our store opened almost 50 years ago in Boston’s North End because an Italian mother wanted to feed her baby son the wonderful foods she knew from her homeland. That baby was Gaetano Martignetti, the owner and son of […]

Modern Pastry

Longtime destination for Italian & American baked sweets like cakes, pies & biscotti. Bakeries: Modern is a fabulous, family-owned Italian bakery that is filled with delicious sweets and treats just waiting to be consumed. Modern gives North End competitors a run for their money with the filled to order favorites-cannolis. Enjoy other Italian specialty baked […]


Bustling, down-to-earth pick for ample portions of classic Italian-American offerings. Pasta “made fresh in-house” and “to-die-for” sauce result in “fabulous” Italian dishes that leave “budget-minded” guests “swooning” and “licking plates clean” at these “no-frills”, cash-only Italians; though the “often-colorful” staff tries to move things along “fast”, there’s “always a line” for the “tiny” digs – […]

Maria’s Pastry Shop

Three generations of the Merola Family (from left to right) Maria and daughters Marilena & Marina with Maria’s sister Enza, surrounding grandmother Filomina Family-run and operated since 1982, 
Maria’s Pastry Shop is the place for homemade, authentic Italian pastries, cookies, cakes, breads, candies and confections. From award-winning “Boston’s Best Cannoli” to their cream-filled Aragosta (“lobster […]