One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well
– Virginia Woolf

The great thing about having visitors is that you get to do the tourist things you wouldn’t normally do.  Case in point, a trip to the North End with a visit to Caffé Vittoria on Hanover Street for coffee and a sweet treat.


Cappucino – extra cocoa

Caffé Vittoria opened in 1929 and has been a tourist trap for thousands of visitors to Boston each year.  Offering four levels of seating and a menu of specialty coffees, delicious desserts and a range of grappas, it really is a super fun place to stop by for a visit.  I do love going there with my visitors from England.


Chocolate Cannoli

On this trip I was craving their cannoli, specifically their chocolate dipped shell cannoli.  I love the fresh sweet ricotta and rich, dark chocolaty shell.  Paired a frothy, strong cappuccino it makes for the perfect afternoon treat.  It was a happy day for me.