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About Bacco-Boston

'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

107 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02119
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm sunday 4:30pm -10pm

Cross Street:
Parmenter

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 624-0454

Website:
http://www.bacconorthend.com/

Parking Details:
Validated parking nearby- Parcel 7 garage - $3 for 3 hours

Bacco-Boston Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Fun (3)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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Notable Wine List (2)
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 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2010

The food was excellent with lovely presentation. The portions were large enough to satisfy a good appetite but not overwhelming. (I count this as a definite plus.) The hostess and wait staff were helpful and cheerful. Highly recommended!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2009

My fiance and I had both been to Bacco's on separate occasions and had a great experience and that's why we chose to celebrate New Year's there but our visit was so poor. First off, we were seated downstairs next to the crowded bar. When we asked our waiter if we could sit upstairs, he said it was closed off for a private party, yet when leaving we were told by the hostess we could have sat upstairs if we requested it(thanks a lot)! The food was very blane-my mushroom ravioli had no taste and required extra salt on my part while my fiance had the veal piccata and it was butterflied instead of pounded out, was overcooked, and overpowered with lemon sauce (he's an executive chef). Overall, just not a plesant experience and wouldn't go back

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2009

Service was great. Food was delicious. The restaurant started off quite when we first got there, but as the room filled up it became very noisy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2009

The food was great. There were two large parties upstairs, which were very loud. The restaurant was also very cold.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2009

I went there on a date, and I had the best time. Sure, part of it was the company I kept, but the restaurant itself just lent so much to giving us a great date. The first floor is the bar/lounge area, which was crowded, but not too crowded, when we walked in. Our table was on the second floor, and we sat by a window, which led to a nice view of the small intersection of Salem Street and one of the small cross sts. It was a very romantic spot - and so nice that it was out of the way of busy Hanover Street. Our waiter, Robert, was great. At the end of our meal, we decided to take things back down to the bar, and we had a great bartender whose name I cannot remember, but she was fab. The night was so good I wish it didn't have to end.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2009

I took my husband to Bacco-Boston for his birthday. I asked for a nice table, and we were given a nice window side table. The service was very basic and almost rushed. The food was very good, however I had requested no scallops in my entree and instead extra of whatever they decided. When my dish arrived it came with the scallops, so that was kind of disappointing - I just removed them to my bread plate and ate the rest which was very good. My husband got the porcini raviolis in a leek cream sauce which was delicious, he ate every bit. We decided to go elsewhere for coffee so I can't comment on their desserts. Overall, a very quick dinner, not very romantic, but very good food. Not sure I'd go back though.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2009

Excellent experience at Bacco's - food and service were great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2009

Ask for a window seat upstairs, it's kinda romantic up there and less noisy than the downstairs.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2009

Large group of very loud, clearly drunk people at the table next to us during dinner-at about 8:30 PM. Food and portions were very good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2009

Wow, did we have a great time! At first glance, we were worried that we would be rushed through a basic menu. However, days later, our group is still talking about how nice it was to catch up with each other in an unhurried setting with a delicious and heartily-porportioned meal. The appetizers were delicious, the entrees were outstanding (and served hot!) and the dessert (tiramisu) was some of the best I've had in the North End. Wines were reasonably priced. The server was interactive, accessible and prompt, but never overbearing. We will definately be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2009

Our visit to Bacco-Boston was not what we expected. We expected Italian dining that would be a little different. It was average. Since it was our Anniversary and made advance reservation, we expected a nice atmosphere. Instead we were seated by the bar where neighborhood crowd seemed to congregate. Another couple was seated near by and they requested to be moved to the upstairs dining area. Overall our experience was a disappointment. With all the other choices in the area, I don't think we will return.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2009

The food was great and the service was excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2009

Prices are about average for the North End, which means higher than what you would pay elsewhere. One of the ten people had to wait another 5 minutes for his entree while the rest of us started eating, but overall it was a good night out. A plus for Bacco's is a full bar compared with other North End eateries.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2009

We got to Bacco after a 4 hour ride from NYC. We ( 5 people) entered the restaurant while 1 person parked the car. They would not seat us at the table until the 6th person came. I told them we were ready to order the appetizers and drinks, but they would not seat us, so we had to wait. The food was mediocre and the service was fair. The waitress forgot some things that were ordered and she gave us the dessert menus then didn't come back for our order! There are a million restaurants in the North End, this seemed to be the only one not crowded. I now know why.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2009

I went here on date on a Friday at peak hours. It was quite loud, but not more than once would expect with a restaurant with as large a bar as they have.

Each course was excellent. The chef's take on the bruschetta was a nice surprise and very delicious. Even the spinach side was wonderfully dressed. Our parmesans were both cooked to perfection.

The only downer was the service. Our waiter seemed to forget about us after we ordered. Our wine glasses weren't filled; nor were our water classes or our bread basket - once. This put a real damper on the evening.

If I was in the mood for really excellent mainstream-Italian food but was not picky about service, I would go here and recommend someone of similar tastes do the same.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2009

The smell of the rest room was very strong as you were going up the stairs to the dinner section.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2009

Loved the wine, food and atmosphere!! Every one in our party enjoyed their meals...We had a wonderful evening!! Our waitress was outstanding too!Thanks ~

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2009

excellent appetizers and good selection of wine. i would most definately return to this restaurant. a true stand out in the north end....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2009

Great food and wonderful service. A bit on the loud side, but perfect for a girls night out.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2009

Very disappointed....stopped in before theater...for a quick bite. Caesar salad, ordinary. Meatballs - dry - too much beef, not enough veal/pork. Sauce too sweet.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2009

Exposed brick, dim lighting, and beautiful 18th century artwork made for an appealing atmosphere and eating environment. First floor bar with large french windows, window boxes, and mellow lighting gave the interior a cool vibe. The service was quick and the drinks were good. A little tight, but worth it. Upstairs dining room was enticing, service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Loved it. A little loud, but still worth many visits. Will definitely return with new recruits. They do not serve dessert.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2009

It was a very pretty building with beautiful flowers. The North End is such a great place to dine. Being off Hanover St, it is a bit quieter. The open air design windows gave an outside feeling even though you were inside.
The food was good. I had the eggplant parm, which also had spinach, which was a nice touch. We thought the house wine was a bit pricey at $12/glass. We would definitely go back again.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2009

I liked Bacco a lot. It's not as busy or crowded as some of the other North End restaurants. The food was great (I had butternut squash ravioli and my boyfriend had lobster ravioli) and the service was prompt and friendly. I would definitely go here again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2009

Really enjoyed Bacco, reminds me of the Grotto that used to be on N. Washington Street years ago. Amazing red sauce!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2009

The food was over around $20 per entrée but both my date and I thought the food was not great... Nice atmosphere though.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2009

Charming, cozy atmosphere! Food was good, service was very, very kind and friendly. Lovely place!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2009

We were seated right away. Great vibe. The dishes were delicious, shrimp scampi and Veal were prepared to perfection. There was nothing out of place. Very relaxed atmosphere, not stuffy. Although the restaraunt was completly packed we never got the feeling of being rushed in and out or the the wait staff was stressed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2009

We are from upstate New York and visited Boston on 9/24 to celebrate my daughter's 22nd birthday. She recently moved to the North End, and chose Bacco's for her birthday dinner. We sat in the bar area, where the windows were all open, allowing us to enjoy the warm evening and view the activity on the streets. Our waiter provided prompt and attentive service, and our meals were excellent. My daughter was pleasantly surprised when the waiter brought a delicious chocolate-raspberry drink to acknowledge her birthday. We will definitely return to Bacco's again!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2009

Beautiful windows - spirited environment

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on September 6, 2009

Sat upstairs, which seemed like a better option. they were very accomodating since we were late due to no valet. butternut squash ravioli was good, but Tresca has the same and they have valet with better atmoshphere. waitress was very friendly (much better than the waitstaff @ Tresca :)

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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2009

Food was very good. We were seated at an open window area on a beautiful night. We had a friendly helpful server and will definitely go back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 28, 2009

Great restaurant! Not to be missed. Window seat upstairs is a must. Friendly service and amazing food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2009

My wife didn't touch her orecchiette with sausage - it was terrible. The waitress even admitted that the dish doesn't taste that good. Our waitress should have had the presence of mind to take it off the bill - but i guess that was asking too much!! Other than that, the meal was very good, but i won't return - too many other choices in the area.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2009

Wonderful food, affordable wine list. Do try the specials. Very attentive staff and manager.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2009

We enjoyed a delicious romantic dinner at Bacco recently. Highly recommend the lobster ravioli. Great service and ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2009

The food at Bacco was delicious. The portions were generous and the wine list was pretty solid. The hummus was not outstanding - would have preferred olive oil and garlic for the fresh bread.
Unfortunately, the quality of the food was far outstripped by the noise. The noise is almost unbearable, which really ruins the otherwise great atmosphere. They also put my date and I between 2 tables of six people. There was maybe 6 inches of space on either side. I requested a window table, which is much more private, but they did not honor this request. If I'm paying $125 for dinner for two people, I think it is ridiculous to throw us between two very large, noisy groups. I would only recommend eating here with a large group.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2009

Love Bacco. This was our 4th visit and each time has been wonderful. Our favorite restaurant in the North End, by far. Great atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious food. (Would like to keep it our secret, but feel compelled to give it the great review it deserves.)

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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2009

I went to Bacco during (twice) restaurant week. I chose the restaurant because it seemed to be the only restaurant with a variety of food to choose from (i.e. pasta, chicken, seafood). This restaurant did not disappoint. The terra misou was to die for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2009

The dinner was great, we were very happy with it

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2009

We thoroughly enjoyed our Restaurant Week dinner last Thursday, 8/20/09. Our food (Calamari with spicy pepper sauce, Chicken Florentine, Seafood Prima Vera and Tiramisu) was fabulous. The service was excellent. We especially appreciated our romantic open window table. We have not tried too many North End restaurants, about six. So far, Bacco is our favorite.

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