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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

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
People Watching (7)
Special Occasion (7)
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Bar Seating (5)
Casual (5)
Cozy (5)
Romantic (5)
Scenic View (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Authentic (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Business Meals (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Awesome restaurant will be back service food atmosphere great

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food. Nice atmosphere.

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·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 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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·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined 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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·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great food and ambiance. Wine delicious. Got together with family there and a nice night. Service was great too

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Freedom trail. Italian food. Phenomenal. No wait and off the beaten path. Stop reading reviews just eat here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Healthy, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

fun, lively place. staff was very friendly and accommodating, despite how busy it was. portion sizes are small, but very tasty. our meat was very tough, which is disappointing for veal but other than that things were good. it's on the main strip in the north end, which is fun but feels a bit like a tourist trap. would give it another shot after going to other restaurants first.

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Had reservations. Requested window seat. Seated 20 minutes late and put in a dark corner upstairs. Waiter was OK but less than attentive. However, food for four was excellent and made up for the flaws in service.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner ! Our food was delicious. We had a great seat by the window to watch all the action in the street.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 21, 2017

This was our first time in North End so we were not sure where to go first. We looked over all the reviews and picked Bacco. It was not a good choice. The food was not horrible but there are definitely better places to eat on North End. We had the Mussels for an appetizer which were in a tomato sauce which wasn't bad, just not great. Then we shared a Caesar salad which was good just at very room temperature. Then we had Veal Picatta for an entree and it was so yellow in color it looked totally artificial. The veal was tender but the color was offensive. There was very little sauce on it and very few capers. No lemons, but lots of lemon color??? We will not return.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Went to Bacco for their Boston Restaurant Week menu selection and was very impressed. We showed up about 20 minutes before our reservation and they were still able to happily seat us ahead of schedule. The food was delicious and the expected North End quality. The service was also great and very quick. Most restaurants scale down the portion sizes for their fixed, restaurant week menu, but Bacco definitely served full portions for each course which really made me feel like I was receiving the value I intended on. The cozy size and atmosphere of the restaurant is perfect for a date night or relaxing with a cocktail by the bar.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Restaurant does not pay very close attention to reservations. We waited 30 minutes after our reservation to be seated. Not a great first impression. Food was ok. Will not go back. Too loud and too busy.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Our visit was during Dine Out Boston and the quality/ portions of the food did not disappoint! The seafood scampi was delicious - great seafood selection and lemony sauce, would absolutely recommend!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We went to Bacco during restaurant week. The restaurant was lovely and well decorated. I found the service good. The food was barely of average quality, nothing stood out as very good much less outstanding.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Nice dining environment and delicious food.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Authentic Italian meals with great atmosphere. Perfect for a date.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Nice Romantic setting for a birthday dinner fir my wife, just two of us.
Server and manager both outstanding.
Great bottle of Amarone.

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·Dined on July 25, 2017

We had an amazing time my beautiful wife and I.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We went for my husband's birthday and had the best time! Romantic, great atmosphere, fabulous service and the food was excellent!

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 (Boise)·Dined on July 21, 2017

This was my second time to Bacco and it did not disappoint. The food is the best Italian I've had in the North End. My only complaint is that both times, there were large, extremely noisy parties next to us. The party was very inconsiderate, screaming and laughing so loudly we could hardly hear each other at our own table. Once they left, our meal was a million times more enjoyable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Party of 8 for dinner at 5:00. Everyone was happy with the service and their dinners. I was slightly disappointed in the calamari since it was served cold and someone else got the artichoke app and we less than enthusiastic about it. I had the seafood risotto which was tasty, hot, and full of the stuff you want. A few had the butternut squash ravioli and said it was fantastic. If you want a quiet dinner I would say go somewhere else. I absolutely loved the atmosphere! With that said, I would eventually go back but with so many choices in the North End, I want to try and visit them all. Oh, and be prepared, only one bathroom for the men and women!!!!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Excellent food--great menu. I am Italian and a tough critic--the pasta was perfectly cooked. The menu had a lot of thought and the seasonal dishes were appreciated--great specials. Upstairs looking down on the fun happening below is great people watching--a great place to take a large group. Excellent service.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

As always, Bacco displays excellence in service, ambiance and of course their food. They continue to set the example for others to follow. Keep up the great work!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on July 5, 2017

wonderful service, good food moderate noise level.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We consistently get a great meal and great service. Downstairs is a little busier with the bar if you like that and upstairs is quieter. Great drinks and food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 27, 2017

After running thru thunderstorm, we were cooly greeted then taken to a table practically in the kitchen/service area. After requesting a different table not by two large/loud groups, we were grudgingly given a banquet table for 4 in a room 1/3 full. Waiter couldn't be nicer/more accomodating. Good meal. But hard to get over welcome.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2017

The service was very poor this night. There were 3 table 2 waiters and it took us 2 hours to each because the waitress never checked in on us. I go here regularly and have never had such poor service. Love the food tho!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food wS amazing and the service was excellent!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fun, Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I love Bacco!!! Always so yummy 😍

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Excellent!! Favorite restaurant when visiting Boston

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Casual, People Watching
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Beautiful space & ambiance. Very good wine. Server clarified the spaghetti was the house made pasta. We both ordered it but were not convinced it was fresh made pasta. The server's wine recommendation was on point.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great location, nice ambience. Attentive service. Nice wine. Was a little disappointed in the food, not as great as what I've had there in the past.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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