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Bacco-Boston

4.5
940 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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'This spacious, romantic eatery pairs contemporary Italian cuisine with great views of Boston's historic North End. Bacco's first floor is home to a beautiful mahogany and granite bar where patrons drink from an extensive wine list and catch sports highlights on one of two flat-screen TVs. The restaurant's French doors are open during warmer months, allowing guests to feel like part of the action along Salem Street. Diners on the more formal second level devour plates of linguini carbonara, chicken cacciatore and lobster ravioli while enjoying views of the city.'- Citysearch Boston
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm sunday 4:30pm -10pm
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Phone number
(617) 624-0454
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Parmenter
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Parking details
Validated parking nearby- Parcel 7 garage - $3 for 3 hours
What 940 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Charming place with a nice menu. Chicken parm tasty, and wifes’s frutti di mare was “pretty good”. Tasty apps (bruschetta and arancini) although small-ish portions. Very, very loud up on the second floor, but to be expected on a beautiful, early Spring Saturday night. Service was very good, prices fair.

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We were a large party (8) and Bacco was flexible about our arrival and seating. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and at the table at the right times. Overall, service was a strength at Bacco - both warm and professional. The food was competent, bold in flavor, but not highly distinguished. Possibly the best dish of the evening was the bruschetta - loaded with fresh-tasting tomato over a layer of mozzarella and served with greens. The arancine was fine, although not as flavorful as we hoped. We all enjoyed our entrees. Portions were generous, sauces were as described, but lacking some subtlety. We didn't have room for dessert, and, well, Mikes is around the corner. There are so many choices in the North End - I'm not sure I would consider Bacco to be that little "authentic" restaurant you dream about (or see in movies), but they provided a good dinner in a pleasant location at a reasonable price.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was amazing! Porcini Ravioli was extremely good, we also enjoyed the Calamari, caprese salad, gnocchi and the pasta with scallops! Don't have one complaint! Wine was good, quick service but very loud!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Important to note- No dessert available on Saturday’s.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The restaurant was worth the trip. Food was good and the service was just as good.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The Best Ever!!!!! just love rmtne consistency of food and service!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great experience and good date night plaxe

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

A classic North End Italian with really good food and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent always!

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Maybe our expectations were too high. I wouldn't recommend this place. Charged us $15 dollars for kids meals that not worth that. My order of chicken parm was not good.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent food and service. Sat upstairs. We'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great time at Bacco. Come here frequently and have always loved it

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Had to wait 30 minutes for a table and then was given a table in the bar. Noise level was terrible and bar patrons were all standing around the table. Not a good experience. Food was good but portions were on the small side. They give you allot of pasta but very little sausage.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was great, service was great but it was pretty cold inside on the main floor.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

It’s one of my consistent go to restaurant’s for a great meal.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food was delicious and our server was excellent. Loved the upstairs room and all the windows. Will definitely go back!!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

loved the food - all was excellent and had a great waiter. This is our 2nd time to this restaurant. Our only complaint is the noise level - very very hard to hear each other talk! But it has great food. Best Tiramisu we have had in the North end!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We had a nice Connor table sharp waiter Nice menu and they did make some food revisions as I don’t have a good stomach Nice menu selections. ambience was nice and cozy what you would expect in the north end we had an overall great time We all said “will definitely return here “!! Fun place Ciao

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Will definitely return hostess+ waiter very attentive nice North End restaurant like that there is bar area to wait to be seated.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

1st time there & I thought it was solid.

Appetizers very good and entrees were good.

Lobster ravioli was a little disappointing but the gnocchi entree every good. Our third entree in the group was the Veal Saltimbocca which was pretty good.

Service was excellent...

Based on reviews I thought it would be better but still worth going to.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Favorite spot in the North End. Always seated in time, great service and of course - amazing food! Great bar area to get together with friends before dinner!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Love this restaurant
Great service and good bartender - she’s fast and makes good drinks
Nice menu and excellent Italian food
Reservations a must as it’s a small place

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was authentic and well prepared dishes. We enjoyed the homemade pasta. Bread basket was good not great.
Service was lackluster and unenthusiastic.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve was our first time eating here. Good food, drinks, and ambiance. A short wait, even with reservations but that was to be expected considering the night.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere! Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is amazing! Service outstanding! Try the chicken piccata!

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been to Bacco many times, but usually in warmer weather when they have their windows open. The upstairs has hardwood floors, a plaster ceiling and brick walls, all hard surfaces that reflect the various conversations occurring simultaneously. It was so loud the other night we decided to not speak to one another over the ambient noise. They really need to consider an acoustical ceiling treatment and perhaps some tapestry absorb some of the noise.

The food was great, as always.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Went in with a group of four, did not have table ready based on our reservation. Had to wait about 10-15 minutes but the food was great, moderately priced and a neat view from upstairs.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Awesome restaurant will be back service food atmosphere great

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food. Nice atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

We went for an early dinner before a show at TD Garden. Service was quick and the food was quite good.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Because it was unseasonably warm for November when we went to Bacco Boston, the floor-to-ceiling windows were wide open on the second floor and, since we were seated right by the windows, we had a great street view. This was the best of the North End! Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was great. Service was great. Our table was upstairs right next to an open window and it was a beautiful night. The noise level is pretty loud but not to the point of being a problem. I would go back and I would recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Recommended by our concierge and it did not disappoint. Everything was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

A friend and I made reservations here on the basis of a daughter's recommendation. It lived up to what we were told. We had an early dinner so the restaurant was not crowded or noisy. We ate upstairs. Our waiter was excellent. He did a good job of explaining various dishes and portion sizes. He was very attentive throughout the meal. My friend had an eggplant dish and I had the lobster ravioli. Both were excellent. We were too full to order dessert.

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2.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Birthday for my mom. I called in advance and they td me they have a limited dessert menu. At the end of the meal the server tells us they don’t offer dessert at all on Sat nights. We went to bar after to have an after dinner drink before our concert and we see a couple at a table having dessert. Very confused and disappointed???? Food was just ok in general. Server was fine nothing spectacular. Better places in the North End. We won’t be going back.

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2017

We live in Charlestown so we have visited many north end restaurants and this was the best we've had in a while. They had 3 specials and we had a hard time choosing 2 because they were all so yummy sounding. The two we chose were delicious and unique. Salmon on top of spinach ravioli with shrimp and another was veal on top of lobster ravioli. SO delicious and the portion was perfect. The ambiance is wonderful as well, sat upstairs with the windows open it was just lovely. We will be back again!

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Love everything about the place but it was very hard to hear people you were with due to the acoustics.
But had a great meal, service etc...

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

My husband and I have been going to Bacco for our anniversary dinner every year since our first. This year was #19 and it was another superb experience! Everything about Bacco makes it the right choice for an amazing night out in Boston's North End... food, drink, service, ambiance. The staff is THE best thing about Bacco. What an awesome team they've assembled!

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

I took my mom that was visiting. We had a daughter/mom dinner and it was fabulous. Beautiful restaurant. Food was amazing!!! We order olives, wine and potato gnocchi. Best gnocchi I had in my life! Going back for sure!

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