About your host, Robert
My name is Robert Agrippino I was born and still live here in this unique neighborhood Little Italy in Boston’s North End 60 years ago. I will take you back in time to when the neighborhood was just 99 % Italian. You will learn about all the changes that have taken place and the gentrification that started happening in the late 70s.
I grew up taking my first job as a dishwasher in one of our local restaurants and then becoming a busboy a waiter and learned the restaurant business from a couple of Italian immigrants and going on to opening my own restaurants. I know all the best establishments.
What we’ll do
This unique neighborhood is 0.3 square miles and the perimeter can be walked in about 5-7 minutes. We will experience lots of hidden gems but also the famous Hanover and Salem streets where the best of the best restaurants pastry shops Salumerias(Italian Deli) bakeries and cafes.
Feast on food and culture
- Discover the only wood-fired brick oven pizzeria in the neighborhood
- Tour thru the oldest bakery (110 years old) where Boston’s first pizza was baked
- Get all your senses sharpened at an 82-year-old coffee and spice shop
- Experience the Italian Deli’s specializing in imported cheeses dry cured meats homemade pasta homemade mozzarella and marinated Italian delights.
- For dessert a delicious ricotta cannoli from one of the famous pastry shops in the country.
- Fun food and cultural history
Along the tour, we will pass by a few historical spots Old North Church Paul Revere Statue and the North End’s first Italian Church built by Italian immigrants in 1873 and.
Come Hungry you will have a stomach full of food and a head full of cultural history.
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