Bricco
Bricco

Bricco

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bricco.com/
  • Phone: 6172486800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: 7 Days a week from 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gianni Caruso
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • 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 24 and one that accomodates 28 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.
  • Private Party Contact: Nick Vatistas 6172486800

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Haymarket and Government Center T stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $20 Valet parking offered in front of Bricco
A word from Bricco
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 a full dinner menu.
Open 7 days a week 11:oopm – 2:00 a.m.
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Bricco reviews from OpenTable diners
200 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (110)fit for foodies (107)neighborhood gem (105)notable wine list (77)romantic (72)hot spot (63)vibrant bar scene (60)good for groups (31)scenic view (24)late-night find (23)great for outdoor dining (12)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (3)Show More
  • Excellent Food
    FirstTimeVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had a party of 9 and everyone was very happy with their food. Service was a bit slow as they had many large groups and it was completely full, and this was a Monday night. The restaurant was very loud which made conversation with the other half of our table difficult, but definitely would go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    One of the best meals I ever had. Just a great place with OUTSTANDING food and great service. Will definitely go back..
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We loved our second floor perch by the window overlooking the North End bustle (and a beautiful tree). And, as always, enjoyed zucchini blossoms and great tomato/burrata salad. The bread is wonderful and the accompanying oil, garlic, hummus is terrific. Prices are overly high, to be honest, for what you get. A reasonably priced wine option (by bottle and glass) is recommended. But we always enjoy the food and ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mountain 435
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Excellent in all respects. Pappardelle with boar was great. Stuffed zucchini blossoms a treat too. Service was attentive on a busy Thursday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Food and Great Waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food Great, Atmosphere Awesome and the Waiter (italian Gentelman)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    TeachVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I should know better than to go to a "touristy" spot, but the reviews encouraged me. The highlight of the meal was the stuffed zucchini blossom which was really special - tasted like it had a trace of truffle oil - and was superior to others we've had. However, the rest of the meal was not. Three of us ordered pasta (which is why we went) and the pappardelle was the best - good, but not great. The gnocchetti was bland. I ordered a special of lobster with far diavolo pasta - the lobster was halved, but not cracked and trying to crack it when it was bathed in a slippery sauce was very messy and frustrating. The lobster was cooked, but somehow limp. Will be more discerning the next time we venture to the North End. VERY loud.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Food at Bricco
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went to Bricco for our anniversary dinner early on a Sunday night (6pm) hoping it would be on the quieter side only to realize that there was a massive feast happening that night and so the place was packed and very noisy. The host staff was very professional, our waiter was outstanding, and the food was out of this world (cannot say enough good things about ricotta pillows in truffle oil). However, we had requested a table that was more private but were seated in between a loud party of four and party of two. The tables are VERY close together and so I would not recommend Bricco for any type of romantic outing. There was a two-top in the corner available when we were seated so don't understand why we weren't given that one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top Notch in the North End
    food4life
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    There were 4 of us and we had 2 orders of the fried zucchini flowers to share as appetizers. They were a big hit. My wife had the pumpkin tortelli and was not disappointed. I had the Ahi Tuna which was cooked perfectly and with a beautiful presentation. Only complaint and the table and it was a mild one was a salmon dish with a sugary glaze, but our friend took the blame for not paying enough attention to the description of the preparation. He does not like sweet, sugary glazes. The service was outstanding and a wine list to go with it. This was my 3rd visit and it is one of the must "go to places" whenever I find my self in Boston.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!
    Dine2
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food, service, everything was outstanding! We have already recommended Bricco to our friends!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gret palce
    chadVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food and service was outstanding. Our waiter I think nickname WooWoo was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a rock solid restaurant!
    UGuysRockVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Everything here was outstanding from A to Z. No stone was left unturned, as Glenn the bartender and Nick the General Manager know how to impress guests. Food, drinks and service were the overall very best we've had in the North End and we've eaten at "several". We will definitely be back and will also tell friends this is a must visit! Great job to the owner and staff here, what an experience....:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dine42
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was my third visit to Bricco. Unlike before, when we were seated on the second floor, this time we got a small table for two on the first floor right next to the bar, where the noise level was extremely high. Also, the neighbor table was so close that I had the impression we were sitting at the same table with the neighbor couple. There was little to no privacy and due to the noise level, it was difficult to have a conversation. The food (Agnollotti al Plin) was okay, certainly nothing outstanding and from my perspective over-prized for the quality. I will not return to the restaurant - at least not for a while.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A room with a view.
    tereo
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We arrived at the restaurant around 4:30 and got a seat at the window. It was a great opportunity to people watch on Hanover Street. My date had a basil and Hendricks Gin martini and I had an Aperol Spritz. Both were delicious. We chose 3 appetizers and all were outstanding with our favorite being the fried squash blossoms which were stuffed with truffled riccotta. a great North End experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We were sat immediately. Restaurant was packed, but our requested window table was waiting for us. Attentive staff, never needed to ask for anything. Excellent wine list. Food was delicious. From beginning to end. Would highly recommend and will return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I found the restaurant to be a very delightful dinner. Our waiter was really friendly and nice. We were taking care of immediately and the food was outstanding. The people who work there couldn't be more nicer. I would definately go back and recommend it to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent. will go again
    Clambake7
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Four meals , all different, all excellent. Wish we could have tried more of the specials and menu items. Portion sizes reasonable, enough but not too much. Pasta al dente. Service professional but pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SIMPLY THE BEST
    satisfiedVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Can't imagine a better North End dining spot. Enjoyed the street view from the open window upstairs. Rack of Lamb superb. Bronzino to die for. Tuna tartare special was refreshing, not too tart. Chocolate lava cake desert was perfect ending. NIck and his staff make everyone feel special. Maybe that's why everyone seems like a regular here, even the tourists. Will be back and back and back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful dining experience!
    NaugHeader
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My wife and I had a rare night at a hotel in Cambridge and chose the North End for its variety of great restaurant choices. We had not visited the neighborhood in several years, so we thought it was time. Bricco stood out for its menu, and the fact that a 1000 point table was available when we were (though for some fascist reason, we only received 100 points on the Open Table mobile app, not sure why). No matter the points, our experience was amazing! We started with a just right Insalate Mista, a nice portion to share with delicious peach flavors. My wife loved the Papparadelle al Cinghiale, which was hearty and very tasty. For me, the whole roasted Branzino was a work of art, absolutely delicious. The cannoli were excellent as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ringo
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Nice evening out and great food and wine. The noise level was loud and it was hard to talk over the noise, but what can one expect at a crowded restaurant with open doors to the street. We had a great time. Thanks
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT RESTAURANT
    fafa9
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I enjoyed dinner on a Saturday night with a group of childhood friends, and it was a great experience. The staff was friendly, the food was great, and the red sangria was delicious. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy north end
    RichieRich55
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is one of the "classiest" north end restaurants. Service was excellent. Food was outstanding - I had the seafood stew medley and my wife had the salmon - we both enjoyed immensely. Waitress and hostess were both very personable and accommodating. Atmosphere a little noisy but that is what the north end is all about. You can dress up or dress down to come here. Great for special occasions as well. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AN AMAZING FIND
    Nancy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Coming from New York whet great restaurants are easy fo find this stands out! Our server Casey was not only terrific she knew the exact food preparation like she cooked it...very impressive. Even more impressive was the food, the SAUTÉD OCTOPUS is not to be missed, the ROCOTTA PUFFS were not what I expected but none the less a very pleasant surprise and the SEARED AHI TUNA for an Italian restaurant was off the charts!! We were in Boston for a company conference and only had one night free, we certainly chose the best restaurant there. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience
    NoisyFood
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great food and service. We sat upstairs by a window and had a wonderful view of Hanover street. However dinner conversation was difficult because even upstairs, away from the downstairs bar, it was noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italiian food in North End
    Bkdomino
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    2nd time I have dined here and the food is absolutely stellar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific Restaurant
    Calisisters
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We found Bricco on Yelp and by googling "best Italian food in Boston." The recommendation was spot on. It was a terrific place with fabulous food and wine. We had appetizers, a main course, and dessert; all courses were attractively plated and tasted terrific. Our waiter was very attentive and made great recommendations. I would definitely recommend Bricco. We were from California and enjoyed every minute of our meal.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent again
    BostongalVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Bricco is always outstanding: great service, unique and delicious food, wonderful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bad experience this time
    Renato
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The 1st time was great, but if this was my 1st time, I probably wouldn't go back. Even arriving in time for my reservation, we need to wait 15 minutes to seat. The table was very bad located. A small room, crowded and ugly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pablo
    Pablo
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    AS usual the food was excellent and creative. Tables by the window yield a great view of the action on Hanover St.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening.
    joanne
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food, drinks and service were excellent. Had a drink at the bar which was busy but drinks were service was prompt and made well. We got a window table as requested - better than we figured we would get given the busy atmosphere; Nick was thoughtful and attentive about what we were looking for in a seating and made it happen. Our server, Wolmar, also did a great job from recommendations for food to a new wine. He even went out his way during the busy times to give us the label from the bottle. Would definitely recommend Bricco's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived Up To Reputation
    BoGaskinzVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I lived in the North End in my early 20's and couldn't afford to eat at Bricco, but heard how amazing it was. Finally made it down as an "adult" and now I know what everyone was talking about. The staff all look like models and they were so friendly. The waitress suggested the short ribs, which officially are the greatest short ribs I've ever eaten in my life. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly recommend
    Newenglander
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was outstanding-we had filet and duck. Both were wonderful with tasty sides and perfectly cooked. Waiter was excellent and made great recommendations. A friend who lives in the neighborhood recommended it and we were glad we went. We sat upstairs, which was quiet. Downstairs was noisy and very crowded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY disappointed
    DISAPPOINTED
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The place is a generic watering hole, way too noisy and crowded. The food was OK (not exceptional) but I was looking for the magic of the Boston North End that transforms you to Italy (which I have experienced in smaller restaurants). We chose the North End for the atmosphere and ambiance but this restaurant did not deliver.
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  • daniel
    dannyc
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food was very good but it was way to crowded. Barely enough room to walk between the tables you could not have a conversation with out the next table hearing
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  • Amazing Dinner
    kmb362
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I try a different restaurant every time we go to the North End and Bricco is by far the best we've had so far! The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Osso Buco ever!
    Notoldenuf4earlybirdspecVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Went to celebrate my son's birthday. Everything was outstanding - the Osso Buco best anywhere in Boston. We loved sitting near the window and people watching on Hanover Street. Very loud and also expensive but wonderful and worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best dinner in Boston
    MandM
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Everything we had from the chianti, oysters, pasta, fish, and Nutella martini were outstanding as well as wonderful service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect All Around
    deedee55
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    A beautiful evening weather wise, had a seat by an open window. Food was outstanding from start to finish! Wait staff was attentive, but not over bearing. Loved every minute of the evening, can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the north end!
    akb7
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in the north end. The homemade pasta is delicious! It's my go-to for a night out with my hubby
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hawkey
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Had a great time here the food was amazing and the service was above and beyond. A little pricey but definitely worth it great place to go for a date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My friends came down from vt and I suggested we go to Bricco as I had been to the restaurant on Thanksgiving and had a great meal and the ser vice was wonderful.. We will certainly be back again for another great meal as my friends were very impressed with the restaurant and said they would come again just to go to Bricco...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate