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North End cappuccino

gdiego Jan 13, 2010 02:57 PM

Looking for a place to enjoy a cappuccino after dinner in the North End. Can anyone comment on Cafe Vittoria? (sp)
I've had this place suggested to me. Any other options?

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    chicken pot pie RE: gdiego Jan 14, 2010 11:48 AM

    I like Cafe Paradiso on Hanover St; it is downstairs from Marco restaurant. They make a good cappucino. I used to go to Cafe Vittoria all the time and really liked it. Then I went a few times and had such rude service (same waitress every time) that I never went back. So now Cafe Paradiso is my spot. Have fun!

    1. rlove RE: gdiego Jan 14, 2010 01:49 PM

      The North End doesn't have the city's greatest espresso, perhaps surprisingly, but I do really like Caffe Vittoria (296 Hanover St). I think it is a great after-dinner spot.

      Good espresso, good cannoli, unique vibe and decor.

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        pierce RE: gdiego Jan 14, 2010 01:57 PM

        There are plenty of places to get middling espresso in the North End, so you should pick more for atmosphere.
        -If you want late-night, dark alley Rome neighborhood vibe, go Paradiso.
        -If you want to watch soccer, go to Dello Sport or Paradiso.
        -If you're interested in a place with a bit more authentic bohemian vibe as opposed as to the more concocted "whattsamattayou?" italian american schtick, check out Flamepoeira.
        -If you're into the italian thing but actually want to experience the italian north end, go to any cafe before 9am.
        -If you want to be in an italian cartoon and fight for tables with tourists, go vittoria.

        1. jgleeche RE: gdiego Jan 14, 2010 03:40 PM

          I love going to Cafe Vittoria after dining out in the North End. Even though it's crowded, for some reason I've never had problems finding a table. The cappuccinos are good (I like how they put dusted cocoa on top instead of cinnamon), and the environment just feels so Italian - I love it.

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