Join Rob Mariano to explore some of the hidden gems that Beantown has to offer. The North End, the epicenter for the Italian community in Boston, also known for what we know as the “Boston accent” was born. Walking the streets of North End will make you feel right at home.
Modern Pastry Shop
A true staple in the community, Modern Pastry Shop was established in 1930 on Hanover Street in the historic North End of Boston by Italian immigrants. The Picariello family brought to Boston authentic recipes, culture, and hospitality. If you are looking for something sweet this family-run bakery is the place to be.
This hangout for affordable subs, wraps & Italian favorites, including the best lobster rolls around can be found here at Pauli’s. It’s hard to choose between a hot or cold lobster roll because the fan-favorite is split 50/50 so come in and decide for yourself.
Ever heard of Pickleball? Not too many people have but it is becoming one of the fastest-growing sports in America. Pickleball is like table tennis on a court. The ball is served underhand diagonally across the court while letting the ball bounce on both the serve and the return of the serve. Literally, anybody can play which is why this game is so popular. After you get done on the court you can go grab a drink at the bar that is also on the court.
The best and most iconic authentic Italian restaurant is here. Known as the venerable, glitzy old-world Italian spot with the gangster-inspired decor and possible celebrity sightings, Strega is a scene.
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