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272 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
+1 617-720-4243
10:00 - 23:00
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Lombard, Illinois
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204 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here to pick up dessert - I love that you select the shell, filling flavours and toppings. I chose ricotta with chocolate chips and topped with more chips in the plain shell My friends selected Nutella in a plain shell topped with nuts and hazelnut in plain shell and nut topped We sampled each other's at home - delicious... More 

Thank Suza223
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I can't speak to the gelato, but the cannolis we got there the other night were great. The usual lines were out the door and down the street at Mike's and Modern. Determined that our friend visiting from Chicago would experience a North End cannoli, we stopped here. The cannolis were made to order with plenty of filling. We got... More 

Thank CapeCodDiva
Tampa, Florida
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104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The service sucked. The prices are ridiculous for disgusting ice cream. $6.50 for two scoops. This claims to be gelato but it's not. It's plain ice cream and it's not even good to top it all off.

Thank cgarcia0907
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This place was a disappointment. We went since it was recommended by a tour guide. The gelato was watery, and they only let you sample a couple flavors. Also they only offer about 8 flavors of gelato. They also have cannoli, but none of us sampled them. Save your money and go elsewhere.

Thank rcp725
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

No trip to the north End is complete without a Cannoli and espresso. And gelato. There are 6 different cannoli fillings, and several different toppings you can choose to make your own Cannoli. We had hazelnut and peanuts. Very tasty. But,the gelato is just ok. I've had much better. This tastes more like plain ice cream.

Thank ShariS3
Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

It's a fun little shop with tons of flavor choices but it just isn't authentic Italian gelato to my taste buds. The kids we were with were dying for gelato and wanted to go in here so in we went. Everyone is friendly enough and there are a decent amount of seats. Kid sizes are still big unless they just... More 

Thank lisadZ9727KY
Vernon, New Jersey
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I've come to Gelateria many times over the years. The Cannolis are as good as those from Mike's or Modern Pastry and the lines are a lot shorter. You can have your choice of shell and type of filling. There is no bad choice. There is a wide variety of Gelato and Sorbet as well. Again, you probably cannot make... More 

Thank BurnsnAllen
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The north end gets hot in the summer and this is the perfect place to cool down. The coconut gelato was excellent.

Thank WorldTravellerDHF
Belgrade, Maine
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

As we were full from dinner, dessert was not an option. After walking around, the gelato looked like a nice way to end our meal. Many flavor so available. All delicious.

Thank Kim d
South Hadley, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Nice, easy stop after dinner. Make your own cannoli with LOTS of flavors although the usual Ricotta filling was outstanding. Enjoyed the gelato, too, but I highly recommend the cannoli!

Thank Spicegirl27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 15
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-720-4243

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

Neighbourhood Profile
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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