Cafe Vittoria, Boston

4.5 out of 5 stars 7 Reviews

294 Hanover St., North End, Boston 617-227-7606

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  • Outside Caffe Vittoria in the summer
    Outside Caffe Vittoria in the summer
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    mural in vittoria
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    Caffe Vittoria: Old World Cafe

    by risse73 Written May 10, 2009

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    Cafe Vittoria is the first Italian cafe in the city. It has a distinct old world feel and charm to it, and it is a great place to hang out and have animated conversations with friends. It is a delightfully intimate cafe where you can have your caffeine fix for the day (either during the day or night). It is particularly nice to come here in the middle of a winter night and have a sip of a hot chocolate or have your favorite caffeinated drink. Liquor is also on their beverage menu, so you can have that option too. This cafe reminds me of those cafes I visited in Spain & Portugal.

    Outside Caffe Vittoria in the summer
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    Caffe Vittoria: A vibrant place to revive

    by donpaul77 Updated Jun 22, 2008

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    This vibrant and beautiful cafe is often part of my dinner plans when I'm in the North End. It is lively and serves the best coffee, a nice rejuvenation (or preparation) for the evening or afternoon. There are two sides to the cafe, and you should go into the right hand door to the original cafe. It is perfectly lit with high tin ceilings, tile floors and filled with little tables. The room is decorated with photos, murals and intriguing antiques. The place actually has a bit of a glitter to it.

    Favorite Dish: After dinner, it's either an espresso or a limoncello accompanied by a cannoli, though they have much more to offer in the way of drinks and pastry.

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    Cafe Vittoria: North End spot for cappucino,liquors and gelato

    by travelanywhere Written Jul 10, 2007

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    I really love this place. With Jerry Vale and Frank Sinatra blaring from a juke box and Italian being spoken everywhere, it's a great people watching spot for fantastic cappucino and gelato. If I'm with a group of friends and we've eaten at one of the small little restaurants and STILL have room for coffee then we usually stop here.

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    Caffé Vittoria: Delicious Italian coffee

    by Helga67 Updated Oct 29, 2006

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    Caffé Vittoria is situated in the heart of North End. Established in 1929, it was the first Italian coffeeshop in Boston. It still has a great old-fashioned and romantic feel. The charming old building has four levels of seating with golden pillars, metal ceilings and antique espresso makers on display.

    It's the perfect place for coffee and desert after lunch or dinner in a North End Italian restaurant.

    Favorite Dish: Try the cannolli (Sicilian pastrie), it's yummy.

    Cannoli and cappuchino Caffe Vittoria
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    Caffe Vittoria: Coffee, Tiramisu, Gelato

    by TempNomad Written Sep 8, 2003

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    Soooo good! Very relaxed atmosphere with a juke box and roses being sold by vendors. It's crowded and deservedly so! We had a great time sitting and sipping our coffees and eating treats.

    Favorite Dish: My coffee gelato was lovely, and my sister devoured her tiramisu (not a fan myself). The coffees were wonderful...dark, rich, delicious.

    Definitely make this a stop after dinner or as a rest in the afternoon.

    It's much brighter looking inside!

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    Cafe Vittoria: Best cappuccino in the North End

    by londonlover Updated Jul 8, 2003

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    This is the oldest cafe in the North End, and it's worthy of its age. The cappuccino I had here was exquisite (pictured here is are hot and iced cappuccino, along with a whoopie pie from Bova's a couple of blocks away). It's sitdown, so you need to tip the server, but it's worth it! Very pleasant and casual atmosphere, too.

    Cappuccino delights

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    Cafe Vittoria: Best cappuccino

    by londonlover Written Jul 27, 2003

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    Home of the best cappuccino I had in the North End--absolutely spectacular. :)

    This place is casual, but they do have servers who bring you your order.

    Cappuccino Heaven

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