Bricco

4.7
3148 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Bricco’s star has been rising steadily since restaurateur Frank DePasquale revamped the menu to feature modern interpretations of regional Italian dishes.

Bricco has garnished superlative reviews from food writers in Boston and around the country – Best Guaranteed Meal in the North End and Best Pasta in Boston just two of the most recent accolades.

The talented kitchen team creates “boutique” Italian food, so-called because it is unique, personal and created for a select and sophisticated diner. The food is complemented by an enoteca (wine bar) with an exceptional selection of all-Italian wines.

Bricco also offers a sophisticated late night scene. The chic and energetic bar serves up great one of a kind cocktails as well as brick oven pizza with gourmet toppings such as prosciutto and fresh mozzarella from Italy in addition with appetizer selections.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Meat
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Hours of operation
Dinner: 7 Days a week from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Late Night: Friday-Saturday 11p.m. to 2 a.m.
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Phone number
(617) 248-6800
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
The mezzanine level at BRICCO, which overlooks the charm and bustle of the historic North End of Boston, seats 60 people comfortably for dinner. Other Private dining includes a room that accomodates 20 and one that accomodates 32 guest.

Private dining at Bricco features custom menus formulated by the same talented chef who oversees the acclaimed restaurant kitchen downstairs, as well as a superb Italian\American wine list.
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Private party contact
Nick Vatistas: (617) 248-6800
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
$22 Valet parking offered in front of Bricco
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Public transit
Haymarket and Government Center T stop
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
What 3148 People Are Saying
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JF
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience...we had a great time! the food was excellent

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MT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bricco was very romantic with dim lighting and cozy seating. The food was amazing and I would highly recommend for a special occasion or date!

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e
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best meals we’ve had in Avery long time. We brought our cousins who were visiting from London and travel all over the world. They were equally impressed with the quality of the food and service. We will most definitely be back!

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JP
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time here. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Very loud on a Friday night.

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v
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bricco is amazing. Their steak is one of the best in Boston. And if you like espresso martinis you must try theirs. Definitely recommend.

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M
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The service wasn’t as good as it used to be but bricco is still our favorite place. I have to say the burrata isn’t that good and it used to be our favorite appetizer. All in all I still love you

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RD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! The Chilean sea bass is amazing!

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T
Savannah
37 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Bricco is among the hundreds of Italian spots in Boston's North End. Larger than most, it's a mainstay on Hanover Street, with a tried and true approach to northern Italian dining that's stood the test of time. Not so focused on pasta, the menu is more meat-centric than many area spots. There is a bit too much focus on the origins of their beef - it's Angus - but all of their dishes are well-prepared and very tasty. Not a place to try and stretch out, as indoor space is constricted, but it's still possible to dine in comfort and be attended by the very professional and personable staff. A very cool bar completes the ambiance. The only slight misstep on our visit was the bread, which was generic and bland, but the rest of our choices were uniformly excellent. Lots of choices in the North End but Bricco's should be near the top of your list.

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HK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My boyfriend and I went to Bricco for dinner on NYE around 8:00. The first floor was very busy but had a great energy - we got seated on the second floor which was significantly more quiet. I was hoping to be seated downstairs for more of a fun atmosphere, but all was good. The prosciutto and speck app was so great and our entrees were good as well! I would definitely go back to sit at the bar or on the first floor to give it a try.

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Pricey. Server less then friendly.
Very tight seating.
Food is very good.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

We sat on the side with the second bar and it was very noisy and hard to hear. There were also many people standing close to our table

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful experience as always!

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WA
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food but very loud and tight fit in between tables. Overall , better options around town.

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L
New England
55 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal! We visit a different restaurant in the North End every new year's eve, and our standards are high! Definitely the best meal we have had in the North End. Really varied and fabulous menu, and lots of wines by the glass to choose from. In addition, our server was excellent. His name was Wolmar, don't hesitate to ask for him!

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JD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful dinner! The only weakness was that the waiter was a smoker and you could clearly smell it on his breath. Not too appetizing....

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice time celebrating our anniversary at Bricco. To be honest, I was expecting them to make it more special with a dessert or something for a special occasion which they didn’t. So overall, would recommend for a date night but not necessarily a special occasion.

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C
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third visit and it was excellent as always. The service, the food, the ambiance are top notch. This visit, I had two concerns........one is minor....and probably specific only to me. I always have the seared tuna and they never have wasabi. I know...petty, petty, boo hoo, I just love wasabi on my tuna. The second could have been a problem, but we were lucky. We had four adults and two children...10 and 6. All of the adults had drinks and appetizers. The dinners for the kids came out with the appetizers. We could have shared our appetizers with them and kept them occupied, but once their meal was gone, they were done. We were just lucky that they were very interested in dessert and stayed on their best behavior. Neither of these are complaints, simply statements. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes great food....and save room for the bread pudding!

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r
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual - waiters Ann was fantastic!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Favorite place in the North End. Service and food is top notch.

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and our waiter was fabulous!

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e
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb rack was delicious

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CA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Hadn’t been to Bricco for a while, but it is still outstanding !
We had the Ossobuco, and it was on par with the best, ...it was as good as Harry’s Bar in Venice.
And, we scored a 2007 Amarone which was the perfect compliment to the Ossobuco.
This still the best restaurant on Hanover Street !

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food and lovely atmosphere. Does not disappoint

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RK
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Too busy waitress on Christmas night. Kept hitting my chair as they were serving other tables. No water refills, hard to understand.

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BM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went on Christmas night. They were out of many menu items which was disappointing but we enjoyed what we were able to order. The pumpkin tortelli were good but not hot enough. My husband enjoyed the salmon but was really looking forward to the branzino. Service was superb.

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MI
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Went here on Christmas returning from vacation, food came out quickly despite being very busy, presentation was nice, food was good, however server was miserable! Barely spoke or smiled, its Christmas, FAKE IT! Kind of ruined it for us...

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AL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a special family dinner and all loved it!

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K
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came for Christmas dinner. Fantastic!

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A
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to dine out on Christmas Day and chose Briccos. It was fabulous! We had a great table for 4 by the window. Service was attentive, we did not wait or want for anything. The menu is exquisite and every appetizer and main dish we ordered was simply delicious. The wine list is great for both bottles and by the glass. Dessert was heavenly and sinful, as it should be. Would highly recommend you give it a try next time you are in Boston!

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VT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for Christmas Eve dinner. It was fantastic. We were seated ahead of schedule. We were next to a rather large party so hearing the waiter was tough, but it’s too be expected on a holiday. The food was delicious and our waiter was great.

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JF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Don’t let them seat you next to the bar. Too crowded to enjoy your meal

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great but noisy

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P
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a favorite of ours and it did not disappoint.

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s
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was fabulous which trumps all, but the Restaurant was uncomfortably loud and the tables were too squished together. Also leftovers were improperly packaged together. No validated parking at Parcel 7 garage and valet service was slow. But back to the food, it was exceptional.

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V
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancée loves this place. I took her on one our first dates here. We fell in love with the place. She loves the creme brulee. Service is always great food is awesome. I called ahead to see if the app had worked n it did perfectly. They received my special request. Roger which was our server He was awesome.Ty Briccos team for making that night memorable. Which was my fiancées BDay and the day of our engagement.
Thank you
Vic.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emilio the server is awsome!!!!!

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JC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was inventive; the service was attentive. Good experience. Perhaps a bit loud.

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C
Dallas
181 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

When visiting Boston we often meet in the North end and make Briccos our choice. There were 6 of us and all but one dish was excellent. The veal chop was overly breaded and fatty. There are less expensive choices but $49 for the veal was too much. One of our meals came about 10 minutes after the others because another server took it and they had to remake it. The tortelli pumpkin was excellent when it arrived. The atmosphere is great but be prepared to shout if you want to be heard on a busy night. Server, Bonnie was great but obviously very busy. We’ll probably be back.

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CK
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent North End restaurant. Had the wild boar pappardelle and the Caprese Salad with a glass of Barolo. It was all fantastic.

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k
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I’ve been to Bricco on a previous occasion and we had an amazing dinner. I decided to take my parents when they came to visit the city and while we all enjoyed the food very much, the service was seriously lacking. Our server never greeted the table, never introduced himself and was relatively inattentive throughout the meal. I was so surprised based on my previous experience which was exceptional, that this was a real turn-off. Not sure that I would return if this is the type of service to expect.

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