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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (6)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good for a Date (3)
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Good for Anniversaries (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
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Romantic (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2016

Love Bacco...make it a habit to visit at least 2X per year. Atmosphere, service and food all top notch. Good wine list and reasonably priced.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2016

The food was amazing! It is always packed and it gets extremely noisy on the second floor. Overall, experience was great but wouldn't be a good location for a buisiness dinner, first date, or any occasion for a one on one intimate experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Great service our waiter was very attentive. Best chicken parmigiana ever!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2016

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Boise)·Dined on October 28, 2016

The food here was amazing. I had the butternut ravioli and it was one of the best things I've eaten in years. Service was a bit slow and a table near by was obnoxiously loud, but the food makes it worth it!

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2016

Always good and tasty food in pleasant atmosphere. Thank you and will see you soon!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Very good food for price. My only complaints were that their "spicy" sauce did not qualify as such to me, though it still tasted excellent; and the bread was not warmed. Fantastic selection. If I could rate 4.5 I would.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2016

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2016

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Scenic View
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Excellent service, very attentive. The food is AWESOME. Everything frim apoetizers, salads to main course. Our party had chicken piccata, lobster ravioli, chicken parm, a seafood risotto, and veal parm.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2016

We were visiting Boston for the weekend and love the north end. Found Bacco on Open Table and the reviews were great! We were not disappointed at all. Food and service was great. Will go back again when we visit Boston in the Spring.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2016

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.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2016

Nice view from upstairs terrace. Food was great and they were very accommodating for creating meals for my 6 & 8 year old.

Tags: Kid-friendly, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2016

We went here prior to the Adele concert and had a great time. We sat in the bar by the windows and it was great. Food, serve, everything was great ... would return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2016

Great meal, great energy. Too loud in the restaurant at times. Can be a hard place to talk if you have a table over four people.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Excellent seafood far diavlo

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2016

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!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Ambiance was wonderful; seated near the balcony with a view of the street and festival. Food was delicious. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. Service was excellent! Definitely worth a return trip.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Dined during restaurant week. Friendly fast and very good. Would go back again when in Boston.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2016

The staff was very friendly and super welcoming. The food was delicious, from the appetizer to dessert with the perfect portions and we loved the wine list! Would definitely recommend and return to Bacco!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2016

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2016

Every dish was amazing. Artichokes/eggplant parm/salmon. All unusual recipes and perfectly prepared. Service couldn't be better.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2016

Really liked this restaurant. Service, food atmosphere was good but it was a hot night and the retractable windows were open and the a/c was not strong enough to cool the place. It was not a comfortable dining experience because of this.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2016

Great location. Loved the building. Fine service. Food was very fresh, flavorful and generous portions. Wine prices were reasonable. We had a great experience.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2016

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Our favorite place in all of Boston.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2016

our meals were delicious. perfect preparation. the service was wonderful. our dinner was a very happy experience.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Great food and service... Light on the ambiance. We'll come back - good quality seems to be a sure thing and the staff is always friendly and energetic.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2016

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 .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2016

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2016

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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2016

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.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2016

Food was average, no great effort went into the recipes or the ingredients. Blasé Italian

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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2016

Very cute restaurant w a fun atmosphere. It was slightly warm even with the windows open. The food was good, but not anything exceptional or creative, especially for the $$$.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 20, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2016

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 12, 2016

Food was fantastic. Sat upstairs overlooking the street, great atmosphere. Friendly staff!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2016

feels like you are in another world - i.e. Europe.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 4, 2016

A gem in an older building.The artichokeand fennel and shrimp wasworldclass.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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