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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Bricco reviews from OpenTable diners
232 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (139)special occasion (110)neighborhood gem (107)hot spot (87)notable wine list (87)romantic (73)vibrant bar scene (58)good for groups (39)late-night find (22)scenic view (21)great for outdoor dining (15)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
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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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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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.
  • Best Pasta I've Had.... Hands Down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Try it. You will not be disappointed. Highly recommend the wild boar ragu and veal ravioli. Reservations a must on the weekends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    too noisy for conversation, octopus was great, but pork chop dry; service very good
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Manny
    RigerDodger
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Manny was our waiter & he was a "10!" He made a great meal & ambience top shelf.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect ending to my Boston trip!
    stluvsfood
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This restaurant was AMAZING! I had a wonderful time from start to finish. Emilio made it special and perfect. I got the gnocchetti sorentina and it was fabulous! I would fly to boston just to eat here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    Bill
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Bricco is one of our favorites when visiting Boston. On this occasion we sat upstairs, and next time I would probably ask for a table on the main floor. But all was good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor customer service
    girlfriends
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wanted to add 1 person to our party of 6 for dinner. Our table included booth type seating and we were more than happy to squeeze in but the person seating us and the person on the phone that I spoke with an hour before our reservation absolutely refused saying it would infringe on the other diners. Certainly did not want to please the customer and get more business. Very disappointing......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great wine selection but..
    Ruta
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Zucchini flowers were so average. The food was delicious, although I felt the risotto was on the cheesy side even for an Italian restaurant. The wine selection was lovely and I recommend their coffee - it comes with a little piece of biscotti. The brew was delicious, the perfect roast. We were seated upstairs next to the cash register but didn't feel disruptive even though they servers dropped dishes twice while we were there - guess it was a very busy night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bricco's
    Cherie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A small but terrific place in Boston's Northend. Nice broad selection of dishes. We chose to split appetizer, main course and dessert and had plenty to eat. Presentations for all dishes were lovely. Reasonably priced. As is typical of city restaurants, tables are packed in pretty tight but not a big issue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Iwantmore
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Everything was amazing from the food to the beverages and the service was impeccable. One of my favorite spots in the city. If you haven't been here put it on your list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Restaurants in Boston!
    GeneVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great food, great vibe and great service. Pastas are excellent. Our server, VuVu (drink named after him) was a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girlsnightout
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Service from Volmar was excellent, and we even enjoyed a cocktail named after him. We ordered two pasta entrees and they were both outstanding. We wish we'd saved room for dessert!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    becooksFavorites
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We were looking for the North End Italian experience on our first night in Boston. It could not have been any better. The food was outstanding, the wine reasonable and the service some of the best we have ever had. I would go back just for their lemon bread pudding. A special thanks to our server Bonnie Magee for making our evening so special. We have tried several other North End restaurants, but don't miss this one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Experience
    Ashley
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    After coming to Bricco back in June and having an absolutely amazing experience, we've come back many times and it's actually become one of our favorite restaurants in Boston. When my brother and sister-in-law came in town it was the first place we thought of to take them. However, we were quite disappointed by our service. Cesare D. Had little interest in our table from the get-go, and didn't check in but once during the whole meal. While the other wait staff did a great job of filling drinks and checking in, Cesare was nowhere to be found. All-in-all, our most recent experience is not what we expected from Bricco, and we were very disappointed given our love of the restaurant, food and the previous service we've received.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delizioso
    boblikesfood
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Very, very nice. We had great food with the old world style. If you have been to Italy you'll know what I mean. I go into the North End a lot. Bricco in my top 5 places.....Maybe #......... Ciao
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • will not return
    feedme
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    we were really looking forward to a good meal in the north end. We waited more than an hour for our meals. They arrived cold and dry. It was incredibly disappointing and we will not be returning. It is quite a shame because it seems like a nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • abjk
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We dined at Bricco at 8:45 on a Saturday night. After a rough start to the evening where we were seated about 2ft from a bathroom door on the second floor, things quickly turned around as we were moved to the main floor and a better table with a view of the kitchen. Greatly appreciated the management for accommodating the request. The service was prompt and efficient though our server wasn't particularly friendly or welcoming. We had the zucchini flowers to start. They were excellent, though the ricotta filling was a little too salty. Our mains were the wild boar pappardelle which was unbelievable, and the tuna which was delicious and had the perfect couscous side. Overall it was a delicious meal and the restaurant had a great energy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • On its laurels?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food not bad - but VERY expensive. Wine list prices were extremely inflated. Had prosicutto w figs - figs weren't ripe, and the ham was cut way too thick. Duck and pasta slightly overcooked. Not a terrible meal but these are $30+ entrees. Were at least 3 entrees that our waiter steered us away from. When your menu is worn and stained, it generally means that things have slipped. At Bricco they have. MANY other options in the No End for this kind of place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Excellent food and ambiance. Waitress a little pushy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuesday night in the North End
    Higs
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We love hitting the North end on fall nights during the week. The food was great and the restaurant was Packed! Bricco's is a can't miss restaurant in the North End. It is a great place to bring people from out of town.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • busy but good
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    had a reservation, arrived on time and was shown to a tiny table for two in the center of the room on the right side of the restaurant which is set up with close tables, noisy, like a cafeteria. yuck! I asked to sit on the left side of the establishment, which is much smaller and more intimate, absolutely lovely and was delighted with a table in front of the open window. sooo much better! drinks were a special request, executed well. we had figs stuffed with cheese...delicious! pumpkin tortellini with sautéed vegs, delicious. lobster diabulo and duck dish. it was all great and our waiter was terrific. I would return but don't want to sit in the larger room , too close to other diners.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place!
    ked8
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    great service, ambience and the food was delish! i'll be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner!
    Graham
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Found this on Trip Advisor. Highly rated by concierge and Boston locals. It did not disappoint!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lillian
    Lillian
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Julia at back bar made the night fun for my friend and I - the food took it over the top. Braised veal agnolotti a a must! Had the sweet and sour Chilean sea bass which sounded strange but melted in your mouth. Love Bricco!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.