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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
Boston, MA 02119
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm sunday 4:30pm -10pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Validated parking nearby- Parcel 7 garage - $3 for 3 hours
Bacco-Boston Ratings and Reviews
We reserved a table for 4 at Bacco for 6:30 on a Saturday night. The place was really hopping!! We were seated on the first floor by the bar. It was quite noisy but the quality of the food was worth every decibel we had to endure. From appetizers to entree, it was fantastic. Calamari was done to perfection, pumpkin ravioli in brown butter sage sauce was remarkable, gnocchi bolognese was to die for... Good service, nice knowledgeable waiter. Can not go wrong here!
Great experience! I made a last minute reservation Saturday afternoon for 6:30 that evening with a party of 4. We arrived a little early but were seated right away. We had a table upstairs in the right corner overlooking the street. Our server was very polite and friendly, giving us time to order and talk to each other. We never felt rushed. We ordered 2 apps along with entrees. All the food came very quick and everyone enjoyed their meals. The butternut squash ravioli was incredible! Finished with coffees and espressos...Will definitely return!
Told the hostess that we were celebrating our 40th anniversary and she did seat us upstairs. Our waiter tried but was not very efficient ... had to ask for bread, had to ask for fresh pepper, had to ask for more balsamic vinegar, etc. My eggplant parm was luke warm ... should have sent it back. My wife had the shrimp scampi which she enjoyed. We had been led to believe by other reviews that it was to be a romantic setting ... it was not. Would have thought that knowing it was such a special occasion, they would have tried harder to make our dining experience better.
Have already recommended to a friend that lives in Boston to try Bacco's. Loved sitting downstairs by the open windows having a glass of wine and people watching. When our son arrived we went upstairs where it was quiet and intimite. Food was excellent and the prices very reasonable. Saw the restaurant on Trip advisor and was glad I chose it for a reservation for myself, husband and son. We live in Toledo, but visit our son often.
The place was bustling Saturday night as it usually is in the Summer. I was very impressed that our table was ready within 10 minutes of our reservation. We had a GREAT table upstairs by the window.. The Mussels were fantastic ...The Carpaccio and antipasto were good but not memorable. Two of us had the seafood scampi special that was amazing. Perfectly prepared over linguine. It was as good as any entre I have had in the North End. Also note that the wine list is somewhat limited but very reasonably priced. Rufino Tan Label Chianti was $56.
The others had Veal Piccata ( Gluten free) and Veal parmigiana both of which were good but I have to say that our friends were jealous of the scampi.
We enjoyed Bacco on a busy Saturday night with friends. We had reservations, but because the city was so busy, we had a difficult time finding parking and called to let them know we were running late. They couldn't have been more accommodating - told us they would seat us as soon as they could once we arrived.
When we got to Bacco, the hostess greeted us warmly and suggested we wait in the bar. We luckily found seats and enjoyed a nice bottle of wine and cocktails in the lively bar. As we were finishing our drinks, the hostess came to get us for our table - upstairs overlooking Salem Street.
We enjoyed the open window and sounds from St. Anthony's feast parade while dining. We split mussels and calamari between the four us - both were delicious. We dipped our bread in every last drop of the sauce from the mussels not wanting to waste a drop. Calamari was crispy and had perfect mix of peppers. Both of our friends ordered the seafood risotto special, I had the seafood pesto linguine special and my husband enjoyed the shrimp scampi. Everything was very good and there was plenty of it. Eric, our waiter was prompt, friendly and attentive without hovering.
Would go back again!
Restaurant week in Boston typically severely limits the menus of great restaurants, well not at Bacco. There were plenty of choices and the staff was well versed in the menu and offered great information for making your choice. It was hard to choose, but in the end my husband started with the polenta with a spicy bolognaise, and I chose the spinach salad with cranberries, goat cheese and candied walnuts with a bright vinaigrette. For main courses we chose the veal marsala and chicken piccata (we share) and both were tender juicy, well seasoned and oh so good! We both chose tiramisu for dessert, well, because it's tiramisu! and one of the best rich in coffee flavor without being boozy. The restaurant gets high props from us for accommodating not only their usual reservations, but they were also accommodating the clients who had reserved at neighboring restaurants Galleria 33 and L'Osteria who had just lost their owner. They handled it well, if you have not yet tried Bacco in the heart of the north end of Boston, you are missing out. One more week of restaurant week, what are you waiting for? We may go back for seconds!
This is my favorite place so far in the North End! Have been here twice and I don't think I will find something better. Have awesome dishes...coming to dine next week...again! I will be using this as my go to place restaurant for all occasions. Please try it at least once! I have friends hooked on it. Don't think you will be disappointed. :-) Thank you!
Two floored restaurant that is cute yet difficult to get to parking wise. Great waiter , very attentive. Stuffed peppers were a disappointment, but the calamari and the mozzarella and basil was amazing. I got the eggplant Parmesan and I was floored with how great it was. Loved the wine . Ambiance was mediocre and quite loud , but noise level doesn't bother me. I probably wouldn't make a second reservation , but if someone asked if their food was good the answer is yes because it is .
It'd be cool if we didn't have to wait for the hostess to put down her cell phone before she helped us. The rest of the service was great. The food was ok, the pasta was about average, although the sauce and seafood portions were delicious. We were seated in an awkward spot just above the stairs that left a small amount of room for the waiters to get through to the rest of the room. The restaurant could do a better job of arranging their tables. Not an exceptional restaurant I would go out of my way to, but fine for tourists looking for the North End experience.
Great place to go during this run of beautiful summer nights we've been getting in Boston. I recommend the seats by the second floor windows overlooking the action on the streets below. Had a great meal here with my wife and mom last week. This was our second time. Both times the service was very professional and the food was top notch. This last time we especially enjoyed the Sausage & Rapini and Eggplant Parm, as well as the Tiramisu for desert!
I thought I was back in Florence! We sat by the window on the perfect summer night. Every person we came in contact with from the hostess to the wait staff was perfectly attentive and professional. The food and wine were delicious. We've been here about 4 times and always impressed and happy when we leave.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Bacco-Boston. We sat upstairs and it felt like we were outside as the evening air flowed through the open windows that made it feel like we were in Italy. Sits on the corner of a cute cobblestone street, has great food and wine, and the service was top notch.
I take pride in my Italian cooking, but have to admit, Bacco of Boston is by far the best. Since we moved out of state, we make it a point to have dinner here while in MA. All around A+. It's the only Italian restaurant where I enjoy their cooking so much more than mine!
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