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Best Boston Restaurants
There are almost one million restaurants in the United States,
garnering $511 billion dollars a year in direct sales, and employing 12.5 million people.
Against such wide variety of competition and startling
odds, the community of 90 or so restaurant operators in the North end of Boston,
Massachusetts, has for years remained world renowned: but then, the North
End has long been home to legends of the long shot; from the moment Paul Revere
began his ride to Lexington, to the influx of almost 14,000 destitute irish immigrants
fleeing the 'Great Irish Famine' in 1847, and the subsequent wars between organized
crime families that sprang from the highly diverse Irish, Jewish, and Italian ethnicities
crowded into quarters less than one square mile in size, the North end has always overcome
seemingly impossible obstacles. Thankfully, the North end is now mainly known for its wide
and delicious selections of authentic italian food and pasta, its concentration of old-world
italian families (italian is still the primary language spoken), and its intensely rich
cultural value, rather than its sometimes difficult, other times shining past.
The North end is the reason that Boston, Massachusetts is called "the most European city in America."
Tourism for much of boston is concentrated in the area, which is also a great location for
couples seeking a romantic getaway, as well as gourmet connoisseurs looking to gain a taste
of the best Bacco Ristorante for themselves. With so much tourism in such a small area, the
restaurants serving authentic italian food not only know that they are fortunate to be located
where they are, but also that competition is extremely fierce, and if they let their service,
the ambiance of their dining rooms, or the quality of their menus fall into abandon, their fate
as restaurateurs will be the same. This, and the love of cooking and service that many of the
owners and employers have inherited from the generations before them - the hard-won culinary skills
built over centuries in the mountains of Valle D'Aosta, the plains of Tuscany, and the shores of
Sicily and Sardinia - is what keeps the North end diet alive and irresistible.
Boston's North End is home to several dozen of
the world's finest authentic italian restaurants.