My friend and I enjoyed ourselves.
My friend and I enjoyed ourselves. The food was great and our waiter, Ben, was outstanding! He went out of his way to make our experience a memorable one. He was friendly and pleasant and made us feel like family.
When we visit Boston again we will surely make it a priority to have dinner at Bacco's!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Took the family for restaurant
Took the family for restaurant week to expose them to authentic Italian cuisine. While I thoroughly enjoyed my food and libations, my 8 year old did not at all appreciate the menu. They do not serve pizza (unless you pre-order when you make a reservation), fries, ketchup, or ice cream. To quote my 8 year old, "what kind of Italian restaurant doesn't have pizza?!" LOL! My recommendation is to leave the kids home & enjoy a night out with more seasoned companions!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
1st Time Restaurant Week
This was my first time experiencing restaurant week and I choose Bacco due to the great reviews it had gotten. My boyfriend and I were not disappointed. Great food, good service, fun atmosphere! I definitely would go again!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We we greeted immediately
We we greeted immediately and sat at a lovely table. Our waiter was attentive but did not rush us through dinner. He allowed us to relax and enjoy the evening.
The food was very good. One main course was not quite hot enough.
Loved the Restaurant Week Menu Choices.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Came for restaurant week and
Came for restaurant week and was blown away by the amazing dishes and attentiveness of our waiter. The only things I didn't like were very small things: stairs to go upstairs to seating (not that I didn't like it, just didn't prefer it, my boyfriend has a hard time with stairs) and the fact that the tables were so close together. Both my boyfriend and myself were touching chairs with the people behind us.
Overall, lovely! Food was flawless for my taste and was able to try some interesting dishes
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband & I went here to
My husband & I went here to celebrate my birthday. Food was delicious! Hubby had veal parmigiana with ceasar salad & I had chicken piccata with caprese salad. Everything was amazing! Wine selection was greay too. Plus, the service was fantastic! From our hostess to the waiter to the bartender, everyone was friendly, attentive, helpful and all had a warm smile on their face. If you want a great meal, good drinks and a nice night out, I highly recommend Bacco.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first visit to
This was my first visit to Bacco. Really like the space and people who work there. I had eggplant parm and a spinach salad. Spinach salad was delicious. Eggplant was good, but not the way I like it prepared. So, my review is influenced by my strong personal preferences on the dish. I will definitely try it again and recommend it.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious is the word to describe
Delicious is the word to describe Bacco. Wonderful service and excellent food at a good price. A gem that we go to often.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our "go-to" place
This is our "go-to" place in the North End and we dine in the North End at least a couple times a month. It's the place we take out of town guests because the food is consistently excellent. It's not just standard Italian like chicken parmesean, but more creative Italian yet not intimidating. The staff is especially knowledgeable, attentive and friendly too.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Takes reservations which is
Takes reservations which is nice, as not all restaurants do in the North End. Food was very good as was the service: attentive without overpowering. Good basic Italian menu. Kept replacing great tasting bread basket for hungry teens without even asking and filled water glasses. Reasonable price point for quality and quantity of food. Seafood Risotto was excellent with visible pieces of lobster, scallops and large shrimp. Gnocchi was also tasty. Portion sizes were large and service was well paced, not too fast or slow. Enjoyed raspberry ricky martini with real raspberry puree. Seating in upstairs was airy and light with windows looking out on N. End streets.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere and the food
Great atmosphere and the food and service did not disappoint. I would definitely recommend Bacco.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was delicious! We had
Food was delicious! We had the lobster ravioli and the seafood pesto pasta special. It was pretty chilly inside the restaurant but great dinner!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would take my NANA here
Growing up Italian I've been weaned, and later spoiled, on authentic italian cooking. So I'm very critical when I judge restaurant-served Italian food. On Mother's day at Bacco's I ordered the pasta with sausage and rabe and, to my surprise, I enjoyed it very much. The flavors I had expected were all present in my dish. I also tasted my companion's Veal dish and it was very good. The Calamari appetizer was tender and tasty and the Caprese salad had quartered whole tomatoes the size of tennis balls with generous portions of mozzarella. The hostess that afternoon was thoughtful and patient in accomodating us, and our server was attentive. All-in-all a very good experience and I would spend my money here again, any time. e' Molto Buono
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
find in north end.
Great Food with a flair. Not a tourist trap, a lot of locals. Bar active and fun and on nice days open windows. The apps are great and their special ravioli is awesome. They will adapt to special food request. Will Be Back.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth a visit!
I was trying to find a last minute reservation that could accommodate 6 people on a Saturday night. My boyfriend's family was in town and I wanted to take them somewhere nice. I chose Bacco based on the positive reviews here and we were not disappointed! They had a reservation for the time we needed and were accommodating when we were running late and had to push back the time. The food was amazing. Our two favorites were the Potato Gnocchi al Forno and the Porcini Ravioli, Prosciutto&Caramelized Shallot Cream (amazing!). The specials were also very tasty. The prices were good, portions were generous, ambiance was nice, and food was very tasty. Would definitely come here again!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another excellent experience.
Excellent meals for six for our birthday celebration! Reasonable price and friendly service. We'll be back!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bacco has the most beautiful flowers boxes in the north end. We started out the night at the bar sipping
Negroni and malbec. The crowd was vibrant and the bartenders were knowledgeable and attentive.
The hostess took us to a table by the window on the second floor with a great view of salem street ... What a glorious night.
We had prosciutto and mozzarella appetizer. It was heavenly. My entree special was amazing, salmon was cooked to perfection with a lobster tomato cream gnocchi . My husband had his veal saltimbocca and he loved it.
The tiramisu was decadent .... Felt just like a night in Italy with cool Mediterranean breeze! . I highly recommend it !!!!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Success Every Time
We have been to this restaurant for many occasions: girls night out, date night, family get together. The meal is always awesome. The portions are perfect, not too big, not too small. The nice weather brings a great surprise: large windows open upstairs and down for a nice breeze and great ambience. We just took a party of 8 there early and the accommodations (with kids) worked out perfectly.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went on a Thursday night. It was very pleasant and the food was very good. We had friendly and prompt service. It was early(6pm) so it wasn't crowded and we sat upstairs by an open window which was a fun place to sit and watch the scenes on the treet below.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romantic corner of the North End
After 5 years in the North End, we finally tried Bacco, and we loved it. Cozy first floor with a lively attractive bar and some tables, and a lovely airy second floor. Simple décor, many paintings against old brick walls. The service was friendly and attentive without hovering. We enjoyed the eggplant parm and chicken saltimbocca, did not have room for dessert - this time!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thank you Open Table
Found this neighborhood gem via open table; lots of places to eat in the North End of Boston and it is hard to choose. The pasta and seafood combinations were very good; view from second floor of the local neighborhood was a bonus (make sure you get a table on the second floor)
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a fabulous birthday dinner
Had a fabulous birthday dinner at Bacco with a group of 5 on a Saturday evening. The roasted eggplant was fabulous! My friends ordered the Chicken Piccata, Veal Marsala, one of the seafood dinner specials and everyone was delighted with their meals. We were seated on the 2nd floor under the light pink Venetian chandelier by the open patio windows which was perfect, since it was a warm evening and the air felt good.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband & I had a 6pm reservation, but we arrived early - 5:30. Restaurant was pretty empty but became very full by the time we were done. Lobster ravioli was outstanding although one piece of claw meat on top was not the freshest. My husband had Shrimp Carbonara, which was excellent. Server was very attentive and helpful. Even though it was around 80 outside, we sat upstairs by an open window/door, which was very pleasant. The ceiling fan helped to keep it comfortable. So, no A/C was no problem. We have been to Bacco twice before and enjoyed the experience thoroughly each time.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal at Bacco's
Our favorite North End Restaurant. Had 2 dinners there the week we spent in Boston. Love to sit on first floor at open window table. Very accomodating. Made me up special earl gray iced tea. If eating gluten free they'll easily substitute delicious risotto for pasta. Everything is delicious from the antipasto to salmon or chicken cacciatore for dinner. It's a special treat eating there.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife, son and I had a great dinner. The service was great. The food was great. We sat by one of the balconies. It was a blast watching all the people walking around while we enjoyed our meals.
Definately make a reservation.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was really good. Did not wait long for a table...we did have reservations. Website claims it is romantic.... did not think this at all. More of a family restaurant.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am generally disappointed with restaurant week food and service but Bacco definitely delivered. Great menu, excellent food and service.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice ambience, the hostess
Nice ambience, the hostess greeted us as soon as we arrived. I liked that when we were taken upstairs, the hostess gave us the choice as to whether we wanted a table in the middle of the room (under a fan) or near a window. It was restaurant week so we ate off that menu, all the servings were delicious. My boyfriend and I both had the same appetizer/main - calamari and then a shrimp scampi mix. I loved both of these, very good portion size. We each had different desserts - a tiramisu and cannoli. Both of these were very small. I'm not a big tiramisu person in general so I can't really comment on that. But the cannoli wasn't great, the cream didn't seem fresh. The biggest disappointment was the drinks, I had two glasses of wine (both tiny).
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a staple so we visit
This is a staple so we visit about 3-4 times a year. North end is always good for wandering round too.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for resturant week food
Went for resturant week food was fantastic however second course took over 40min. Other than that very good food and reasonably priced.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I organized the evening out with two of my girlfriends.. first outing for the summer... had a great experience walking in from Haymarket... we had great food, great laughs an overall fantastic time. cant wait to return.... everything was so fresh...
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a lovely table by the window on the 2nd floor, as requested when reservaion was made.
Downstairs bar was a lively fun spot to start the evening. Would highly recommend and will return. Thank you!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
everything was wonderful except
everything was wonderful except the cappuccino machine was broken - would have been nice to have at the end of the meal
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been to Bacco at least 6 times and the food and experience is amazing. I took 8 people for dinner on Saturday night during the St Anthony Feast and the didn't disappoint. Food, wine, atmosphere was great. Can't wait to go back.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe & Cafe au Lait
We all had a great time. The weather was perfect. Therefore, all the windows were open which created a very European feeling. We selected different choices off of the restaurant week menu and all were fabulous. Absolutely no complaints. The only odd thing that happened is they ran out of coffee. But, in the North End that is no problem. Thank you.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
FOod was good. Nice Restaurant
FOod was good. Nice Restaurant Week menu with several choices for each course. The waitress had some issues with the wine list, recommending wine and then coming back to tell us it wasn't available. Three of the wines on the wine list weren't available. She said they were in the process of developing a new wine list. Otherwise, the service and meal were great.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable dining experience!
Food was delicious, you felt welcome from the moment you walked in the door. We were a group of 6 and had a beautiful table near the windows. Everyone commented how good an experience it was. Will definitely come back again and again. Great staff!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A-Team North End Night Out
This was not our first time dining at Bacco-Boston. The group that I was with (8 in all) have been here on several occassions over the past few years and have always been very pleased with the food quality, portions and service. Another reason that we go to Bacco-Boston is the fact that offer a full-bar, not only wine. We will head to Bacco-Boston again within the next few months as we know it will be excellent!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Date Night!
Great night out at Bacco! Had reservations at 9 on a busy Saturday night. Had a drink at the bar and was seated at approximately 9:20. The food was not overly sophisticated, but the best food I've had in a long time. A little louder than what I was expecting, but it did not bother me. Would definitely go again!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is very attractive, with the bar downstairs and the dining upstairs. We were seated right away. The menu offered some nice alternatives to the usually heavy pasta selections and I had the veal piccata. It was very tasty with wonderful risotto. It was a tad on the tough side but not so much that I had to send it back. Just not as tender as I've had it at other restaurants. The spaghetti and meatballs were excellent. Our server was very attentive but got bogged down with a large party. Her associate immediately saw that we had been neglected and took our order. When our original server was able to get back to us, she was very attentive again. The food was very good and the ambiance quite charming. We would definitely go back.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very friendly bartender downstairs,
Very friendly bartender downstairs, made some great cocktail and beer selections. The paintings and ambience upstairs in the dining room were very cool. It was a slow night with only a few tables, but still a little loud. Hostess and manager very nice and welcoming. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Highly recommend.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM