Bacco-Boston

4.8
1095 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
'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
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JesseH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food and service were very good.
The restaurant was very cold and we needed to ask management to turn on the heat.
The specials for the night were much more intriguing than the regular menu.
Carlos was an excellent server.

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vipTajia89
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food and great customer service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and amazing service! Seafood pasta and Chicken Piccata were excellent!

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vipAndrasS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Did not have much ambience. The food was OK, nothing extraordinary. The tables, seats were OK, although we were separated from the table next by a plastic curtain, there was not much room left to sit there.
The staff was nice, the prices are really good within the North End. Overall We had a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a great date night! We were originally sat near the ice machine, but the host helped us move very easily. The staff were very accommodating and kind. The food was amazing as well! The only down side was the noise level, but that’s to be expected at most places in the North End. Overall fantastic night! We will be back!

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ElizabethB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice place to dine in the north end! Fun energy and very good food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was overall a great experience, but we were seated an hour after our initial reservation time.

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AnnaD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Probably my favorite restaurant in the North End! I have been there many times and I love their food.
I'm usually there during Restaurant week with plenty of choices. However, I do think the portions are smaller during this event. I wish they were a little bit bigger. The hostess was able to move us to another table and turn on a heater since it was chilly.! Thank you!
Our reservation was at 5 and I'm glad we chose an earlier time frame because it gets quite busy and the noise level is loud.
I would recommend it to everyone for any occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place. The food was incredible. The service was great. The hostess and servers were super friendly. Kitchen staff made sure everything was warm on arrival and cooked to perfection. Definitely recommend! The calamari had the perfect amount of batter, the salmon plate in the spicy red sauce was delicious. Will be back within the next two weeks lol go there!

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Matt
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Staff was attentive and friendly. Most likely will go back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always love this place. It was nice to get back to Bacco after not having been for a year. The service is always fantastic, the food is always wonderful. The Boston Restaurant Week menu had familiar favorites, and made it so we could enjoy a little bit of everything.

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JosephC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went on a date for dine out Boston . We had a great experience from the hostess meeting us at the door to very attentive waitresses . The social distancing and separation barriers were on target . The food was amazing from the appetizers , main course and dessert . You can’t go wrong at Bacco .❤️

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foodiebruh
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great value for the money but nothing that blew my mind.

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Justsean
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was cooked to perfection! The plating was nice, the wine selection was good and the ambiance was perfect for our night. The staff were attentive, helpful and helped us make some excellent suggestions. I cannot wait to go again!

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wjsdbl
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with friends here. The food was amazing, great service staff, and cool old school ambiance. We did after dinner drinks/martinis that were amazing - Espresso, Girl Scout cookie, and Almond Joy were our favorites. Also, the Tiramisu was so good! Can't wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My chicken Romano was easily one of the best Italian dishes I’ve ever eaten. Everyone loved their food, service was great! We’ve been coming to Boston for years, just for this restaurant!

MB
MacB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came on a Thursday night for my fiance's birthday. Waiter was friendly, food was excellent! Definitely one of our favorites in the North End so far.

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vipLisaD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always and very flexible when we needed to change our dining time. Many thanks Bacco!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Polite staff that go above and beyond.

CL
vipCoffeLover
New England
42 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My meal, the salmon with angel hair sorta, was amazing! It was so relaxing to be there and everything was perfect.

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Ashley
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with our Bacco experience amidst COVID-19. They had plastic shower curtain-like dividers between tables that were spaced out nicely. We felt safe eating there. Our waiter was very attentive and our appetizers and meals were DELICIOUS! The Frutti de Mare was filled with different kinds of seafood and the porcini mushroom ravioli with the cream sauce was amazing. The arancini appetizer was delicious as well. The noise level was a little loud, but it actually just felt nice to dine somewhat normally for once. Highly recommend for a date night or dinner with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food. Excellent recommendations from team.

MD
vipMarinaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

We were told the food is amazing but it was ok. Felt like the dishes were missing something

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Katie our waitress was amazing!! Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Celebrated my parents birthday here and it’s now their favorite spot in the north end! Everyone loved their meals. Only rated service lower as the server had a large party upstairs and wasn’t around for about 40 minutes on a relatively quiet day. Will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really welcoming and warm staffs. Service was great and fast. Food of course was great!

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ValerieK
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, beautiful place, amazing service! Highly recommend !

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my parents and younger sister to Bacco for Restaurant Week and we were beyond thrilled with our experience! we sat upstairs against the balcony windows and had a great view of the bustling corner on Salem street, our waiter was absolutely delightful and the food and drinks were superb! Also the espresso martinis were absolutely incredible! We can’t wait to go back again!

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NicoleP
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacco was delicious . The hostess was amazing and helpful and understanding

BM
BrendaM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic on all fronts. I would like to take this time to encourage you to make a reservation.

RS
vipRoseanneS
New England
34 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were able to sit at a balcony window on the 2nd floor overlooking Salem street.
The food was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We arrived a little early for our reservation. We requested a table upstairs. The host was very professional. We had to wait for the table upstairs but the host kept coming back to check on us which we appreciated. He also apologized for the wait. Our waiter was not so great. The service was average. Also the napkins left lint all over my black dress and on my boyfriend’s red polo. We mentioned this to our waiter and he just brushed it off as if it was a normal thing for people to complain about the napkins. We would have appreciated if he had at least offered us fresh napkins. Thankfully the food was great. And the host got us a cute table by the window with a nice view.

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kellymarie
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Risotto De Giorno, Lobster Aranachini, and Calamari Toscano were phenomenal! Cute outdoor seating and great service.

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josec
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was really good - definitely going back. server was very polite.

DM
DonaldMass
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had calamari and mozzarella cheese as appetizers. The calamari came in generous portion and was delicious. The mozzarella cheese was great. We had salmon and the seafood pasta as the main dishes. The salmon was well cooked and the seafood pasta was delicious. The dessert was tiramisu. It tasted much better than those purchased in the North End.

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csnazz
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really love the ambiance of this restaurant. We had a nice table upstairs by the window. Service was great. In particular the host was very kind and accommodating. Food was good. My chicken piccata was a little tough but overall, the flavor was delicious and I still ate the whole thing! All of the other dishes we received were also good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been before but always heard good things.
Went this week during restraunt week.
Very busy but food did not take long at all and was amazing when it came out.
Definitely will go back!

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AnnaD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Probably my favourite place in the North End! I have been here at least 7 times. I love their food and their service. Plenty to chose from.

I just wish their portions were a little bit bigger. Can never get enough.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prices for a family dinner, have a nice outdoor patio

R
vipRachel
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacco never disappoints!! Every time I go here, I never look at the menu and wait for the specials - they are always so delicious!! The staff is amazing and the atmosphere is perfect for a dinner date or a night out with friends. Can’t wait to go back!!

FAQs

Bacco-Boston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 624-0454.

Bacco-Boston is rated 4.8 stars by 1095 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.