The Mare Oyster Bar is located in Boston’s North End. This is Boston’s Little Italy with some of the city’s historic buildings. Here you’ll find the Paul Revere House from 1680 and the Old North Church, key locations from Revolutionary War times.
As you read this, listen to Jerry Vale’s marvelous rendition of Torna a Surriento, a Neopolitan song written in 1894 by Ernesto De Curtis.
Hanover Street anchors a bustling area where locals and visitors alike line up to purchase fresh pastries and to dine at the wonderful restaurants and delis. Just a block or so away is Boston’s scenic waterfront with restaurants like the Battery Wharf Grill. The area is so popular that to ensure residents can park, the city issues special permits for their cars. But for visitors, there is available street parking and lots aplenty. It’s a bit easier to park here than in New York’s Little Italy centered on Mulberry Street in lower Manhattan.
Here are the sign and alley leading into the restaurant.
There were wonderful options for seating from which we chose to sit inside near the bar.
As we entered we saw some interesting wall displays, including awards for hospitality.
Here are tonight’s specials.
Some appetizer options.
Everyone was pleased and raved about their main courses.
We caught the baker delivering a cake for dessert desiring patrons.
Adjacent to the dining area is where you can purchase Italian deli specialties Here are the counters.
It was a delicious dining experience with attentive staff and a great ambiance. The North End is a fabulous place to explore and should be part of your itinerary for experiencing the rich variety of cultural and historical landmarks of one of our oldest cities.
Mare Oyster Bar
223 Hanover St.
3 Mechanic St, Boston, MA 02113
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