Bricco
Bricco

Bricco

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bricco.com/
  • Phone: (617) 248-6800
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Bricco reviews from OpenTable diners
241 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (148)special occasion (112)neighborhood gem (97)notable wine list (92)hot spot (89)romantic (76)vibrant bar scene (59)good for groups (40)late-night find (24)scenic view (18)great for outdoor dining (16)great for lunch (11)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • Italian with a Flare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    As someone who grew up in an Italian household, I tend to hold Italian restaurants to high standards. Bricco was a great all around experience from welcome to bar to the food. It's non-traditional so if you're looking for spaghetti and meatballs then look elsewhere. The Osso Bucco was among the best I've had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upstairs
    Susu
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Only issue was host tried to seat us upstairs (even tho we had a reservation) when our group said no, he found another table but we decided to eat at the bar. Bartender was excellent quite knowledgeable about both food and wine!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner on a Saturday Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My husband and I planned a dinner last Saturday at Bricco for our anniversary. Our reservations were for 645 and we were seated on time. However, we discovered that our table was located on the third floor of the restaurant which involved climbing some pretty steep stairs up narrow stairways that were also used by servers carrying trays with multiple meals. We were led to a table that seemed like it had been wedged in an aisle to fit in some extra seating. It was so dark that we could barely see the menu and so loud that we had to raise our voices to have a conversation. The food was okay but I would not recommend this restaurant because I feel that a tthe prices charged, we should expect a more enjoyable dining experience. We enjoy dining out and do not mind if meals are expensive as long as the ambience, food, and service are worth it. Bricco was okay but not great.
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  • Gorgeous food
    anniemcelhenny
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We loved our evening at Bricco. We wanted so many things on the menu that we ordered three pasta dishes for 4 people to share and then each had a main dish. Everything was not only delicious, but the menu was creative! We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • forgettable
    blahblahbricco
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    too loud and tables too packed in by the kitchen. overpriced. too salty.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent meal and service
    vicvega1972
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Fantastic spot for a great food and ambiance. Service was impeccable. Excellent wine list. I had a whole, roasted branzino that was cooked perfectly, and a special appetizer with burrata that was the creamiest, most delicious I had ever had. It must have been made in-house (or in the are) that day. Nice place for a date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband and I made reservations for our 20th wedding anniversary. We were seated up in some weird top floor room that felt like an office. Service was sub-par. Food was average and to top it off, our waiter took our gift certificate and tried to trick us into getting a higher tip amount. Overall lousy experience.
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  • 40TH Bday Dinner
    PapaJack
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Went to Bricco this past Saturday night for my wife's 40th Bday. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was a bit over priced, although it is the N End, I have eaten at other restaurants and feel this was a bit pricier. Overall, a very good experience, we both got the seafood Risotto which was filling and very well made. I would recommend Bricco for a N End dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    IsabellaVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Chose Bricco for dinner because of its close proximity to the Improv venue. We were celebrating a friends birthday. The food was amazing - we all shared the wild boar pasta as an appetizer - it was amazing! The dinner was also delicious. The restaurant also brought our a nice birthday treat for the birthday girl - flourless chocolate cake. Was the perfect girls night out dinner location and we will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tfcgac
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Completely satisfying. Who could ask for more. Five of us sampled a broad range of dishes from the enormous appetizer list and the pasta/secondi menu. Sounds of contentment everywhere. Bravo Bricco!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Food was very good overall in a very good environment. It was elegant but at the same time the restaurant was loud and everyone could just relax and have fun. The bar was fantastic place to grab a drink before dinner also. In terms of food, I liked there handmade pasta and we also shared an octopus appetizer that was very good. The service was great they were polite attentive but at the same time they gave us enough space so they weren't to in your face. The only thing I would change was the ceasar the dressing was a little to thick in my opinion. But the main courses and app was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Laelea
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We very much enjoyed the food. We were seated soon after we walked in with reservations of course. The service was cordial and the waiter knew his dishes. I very much enjoyed the stuffed zucchini flowers that attracted me to the restaurant in the first place. Making the reservations on line was appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable
    smarie23
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We were visiting Boston from Denver and wanted to eat in the historic North End. Our concierge at The Liberty Hotel recommended Bricco and it was nothing short of amazing. We had an 8pm reservation on a Saturday night and the restaurant is trendy/hip but has a warming atmosphere as well. The bar is awesome and the bartenders are extremely nice and eager to make you a fun drink. The food was amazing (try the zucchini florets) and the service was impeccable. After dinner our waiter kindly reserved 2 seats for us at the bar where we had THE BEST espresso martini EVER. If you don't visit Bricco while you are in Boston, you'll be missing out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dianna
    Teach2468
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    It was awesome! Delicious food, great waiter, glass of champagne for our anniversary...totally recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent...will definately return
    JustSaying
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Took a colleague to dinner while visiting on business and this was recommended by one of our local guys...who was eating at Bricco's that night as well but with a date. The service was perfect...not intrusive, very knowledgeable, everything was well timed...never felt rushed, never felt abandoned, food appeared about the time you started to think about wanting it. Rarely do I just go with what the waiter recommends but other than selecting my own wine, the specials sounded fantastic from the salad to the entree and they were. The portions were perfect, I like to eat all the different courses in a meal...not get filled up by my app...I will return and would recommend Bricco's for any purpose.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of Town Visit
    NBCalifDDVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Located in Boston's little Italy section the street scene is busy and vibrant. We settled on some of their homemade pasta's which was very good. Authentic Italian food with a solid traditional menu.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date Night
    WeloveOGT
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Even at 7:15 the restaurant was very busy, but we were seated only a couple of minutes late. Our server was very personable and friendly. We split the Frittura Mista - the best calamari ever- very fresh!! The Pappardelle Al Cinghiale was very hearty and the pasta special was delicious. The atmosphere is quite loud, but you get used to it soon enough. The Bread Pudding was a little dry for my taste, and the Apricot Ricotta Cheese Cake was not my husband's favorite. We would certainly return to Bricco for the appetizers and the homemade pasta dishes and maybe skip dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    A gem in the North End, excellent food and service, never disappoints
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect North End Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We celebrated my mother's 70th birthday this past Saturday with a walk around Boston and a dinner at Bricco in the North End. The restaurant had come highly recommended and it did not disappoint! Six of us split 3 appetizers and 3 pastas - each more delicious than the last. Main dishes were just as delicious - not a compliant in the bunch. Service also makes a meal and it was also perfect - Salvatore was extremely professional while being engaging, fun and interested in ensuring our whole group had a great time. At one point my son dropped a fork on the floor - quietly - and within 10 seconds someone in a suit came over to replace it. Mom my said overall it was one of the best meal experiences she had ever had. We will be going again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GOOD FOOD
    pizzafan
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Good food but eat later, too busy at peak times, very crowded. Staff are great, chicken was just ok, bone in, would prefer more chix options. Wine menu extensive and wonderful. We were disappointed pizza only available after 11, please reconsider offering earlier, it is amazing pizza! Overall very good, slight menu changes recommended!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    kjemd
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Expected more from the posted reviews. Service mediocrity really impacted the experience. Food good but not great and our wine selection was overpriced and disappointing. Lots of other great places to eat in North End fortunately.
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  • A Very Nice Dinner
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Four of us went to dinner here. The menu includes a lot of interesting choices not just your standard Italian fair. All our food was very good. The wine list is excellent with many well priced selections under $100. It was a bit noisy but we had a good time and will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing Food
    Matthias
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I have been at Bricco's repeatedly over the last several years. I love the restaurant, its food and its atmosphere. Unfortunetly, the quality of the food was unexpectedly disappointing this time. We were a party of 3 with 3 different meals, and only one (veal) was very good, while one (pork) was overcooked and one (duck) was tough as leather.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice atmosphere, pricey
    AdamVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Bricco is nice spot in the North End. Food is good, although portions are limited. This is NOT the place to go for a big plate of grandma's spaghetti. VERY pricey for the food. Would recommend for others to try, but wont be back myself, too many other spots with more reasonable prices and healthier portions.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    TimetoEatVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a delicious dinner and our server was great. We started with a burrata special followed by Osso Bucco and Pasta. Everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You won't be disappointed!
    Lily
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My sister, niece and aunt came up from PA. They wanted seafood during their stay but agreed one night should be different fare. They suggested Italian, and immediately I chose Bricco. You can't lose in the charming North End, but Bricco is very special. It was Friday night and packed, which gave a good impression to them that this place was special. I had read complaints about the noise level at Bricco, but really it was fine. Energetic was they way it really was. The food was wonderful. My biggest disappointment wasn't from Bricco, but from my family, as they all ordered light pasta dishes when I think they would've loved some of the Secondi dishes. The waiter was ok, but didn't make any connection with us. We didn't even learn his name.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    MCPAVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    An Italian restaurant with great sense if style, this is the whole package.Cozy, charming contemporary style & amazing food.The wine suggestion was the first indication of what was to come.A Napa Valley 2008 Cab that I will try to buy a case of if I can find it. It was hard to pick from a varied menu. My grilled octopus appetizer was superb & the sea bass fabulous.I tried the ossobuco & found it delightful. Tiramisu was really good. Outstanding service & a constant desire to make the meal & evening remarkabke made the experience unforgettable.The North End is a special place made better by this restaurant.Will return when I come back to Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll return
    RSfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Food was great. Loved the Baked Melanzane. Papardelle ala Cinghiale. Special venison loin on polenta with chestnuts. Drinks very good. We ate upstairs because we asked for a quiet table. Too quiet, no atmosphere. Would stay downstairs next time and enjoy the North End bustle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining at Bricco is a must
    PapaYogiVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    A trip to Boston is not complete without a meal at Bricco. The Paparadelle with boar is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had a party of 6, got seating immediately and EVERYTHING we ordered was divine! Definitely made for a perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Placed reservation same day thru open Table. Arrived and was greeted by man in yellow slacks who was one step short of rude. Other than this arrogant person, the experience was exceptional. Bartender made great drinks, put tv on game that we wanted to watch. Hostess sat us at great table for two by window. Waitress was fantastic, food was spectacular. Would highly recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MKL61
    MKL61
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were quite excited to be going to Bricco's after a friend so highly recommended it. We loved the paneteria and cheese shops; the breads and cheeses purchased were superb. We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated immediately despite the crowdedness ,at a nice table. Drinks were excellent, appetizers were very good but the entrees were disappointing. The pork chop was tough and overdone, the striped sea bass was too salty. Risotto was reported as good. Desserts were a disappointment except for the cheese plate. After going to Il Buco in NY many times, we were expecting a similar experience and equally as delicious food but left disappointed by both at Bricco. Things were very rushed once seated.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marguerite
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent staff and menu! Nice atmosphere, and a small private room upstairs if you want to get away from the usual noise
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing meal
    ClakeVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food and service was amazing, out best meal in Boston. Our waiter Wolmar never let our wine or water glasses get low. Made our evening very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daydreaming waiter
    caitaliangirl
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I could forgive bringing gnocchi instead of "Big Night" Timpano pasta & meatballs, even after my husband was corrected on the pronunciation. What was enexcuseable was asking for another card after handing our AMEX Open Table card valued at $100.00 & our AMEX credit card for a 134.00 bill to have him say the Open Table card was declined. He apparently did not want to ring up $34.00 separately. So I called AMEX from the table and was told exactly what I already knew, that the card was in fact still valued at $100.00. I told the waiter just that and he went back and did whatever he should have done the first time. He did not offer a thing other than a flustered half attempt at an apology.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food!!
    Ramakaer
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food is absolutely amazing. No matter what you pick on the menu you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Dejusns
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Food and drink selection is amazing. It is a little bit pricey, but I believe it's worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining in the din
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We have been known to return to Bricco on successive nights. The noise, though, has gotten so horrific that we will not go back. On Wednesday evening, even a waiter named Cesare was so raucous that it was impossible to hold a conversation when he was nearby, apparently believing that he was supposed to entertain adjacent tables. The food remains very, very good, but is almost besides the point.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Both my friend and I had disappointing food at Bricco. I had the Osso Bucco, which had the texture and taste of the meat being boiled rather than roasted. Not good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!!!!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Fabulous!!!! Douglas was very attentive...pasta to die for....best burrata ever!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.