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Nico

4.6
2553 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
Nick Varano invites you to enjoy superlative and classic Italian fare in this boldly colored and romantic atmosphere. NICO’s friendly and enthusiastic staff set the bar for quality customer service. The kitchen is under the direction and expertise of celebrated Boston chef, Salvatore Firicano.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch and Dinner Served Daily
Sunday - Thursday 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday 12:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(617) 742-0404
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Salvatore Firicano.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Harris St. and Hanover Ave.
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Public transit
MBTA Blue Line

Aquarium, Government Center

MBTA Orange Line

Haymarket Station
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Entertainment
Join us on Tuesday nights for Street Magic!
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Gather around our table with family this Mother's Day. It would be our pleasure and privilege to give her the celebration she deserves Sunday, May 13th

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 2553 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great classic service just like times I’ve been in Italy.
Delicious!!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The meatball appetizer was big enough to feed 4 people! And so delicious! The Rigatoni with sausage was bursting with flavor. Giant Portions! Quick friendly service! Very Festive!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Went to Nicos because of a gift certificate from my son,The food and service was fantastic,my wife enjoyed her wine and I don't drink so I had a soft drink.I ordered the chefs special a seafood dish that was the a combination of clams ,mussels ,scallops, shrimp,calamari,lobster tomatoes, garlic,hand made pasta.It was the best dish of that kind I have ever had simply fantastic!My wife had Chicken Marseille, and she enjoyed as much as I,she gave me a taste and it was superb. I would gladly recommend this restaurant to others.I really enjoyed my meal and time at Nicos

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

First time at Nico's. We had the best appetizer. The staff was attentive. The food was amazing. I would definitely go back.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great italian food. Fresh and always tasty. Good service, home style and friendly. Always accomodating and never rushing anything

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Nico was fabulous! Food was excellent and service was outstanding!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Weren’t seated until 30 minutes after reservation. Service from waiter was ambivalent at best. At least the food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very good food and service. Good atmosphere, and fairly priced.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Outstanding Italian food with impeccable service. Cozy small atmosphere , I would definitely recommend reservations if possible , extensive wine list. Home mans pasta was out of this world. Highly recommend NICO

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Nico was great about accommodating our party of 15 people on a Sunday afternoon. The food and drink came out at a reasonable pace. Everyone had what they needed. They offer polite service and a clean facility.

The food was good, but not outstanding. I think it is a little pricey for what it is. Seafood is not a focal point of the standing menu, however it was part of the daily specials. Unclear which pastas were made in house versus which, if any, were box pasta.

Compared to other restaurants in the Strega family, Nico is lackluster. We had a nice time. Because there was nothing exceptional about our experience, I wouldn't run back there.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

James made the entire experience

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Reservation was about 15 minutes late but excellent service and delicious food. Serving size varies

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a nice family gathering at Nico. Appetizers were delicious and plentiful. Olives and bread outstanding! Tried a variety of entrees, all delicious and delivered at the same time. Waiter was very attentive. Thanks for a great evening!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was phenomenal. They even split up a big dish into two separate dishes for me and another person and we didn’t even ask. Thought that was such great service. Will 100% definitely go back

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Exceptional food and service. One of the best restaurants I have been to. Service was good. Our waiter, James, had a good knowledge of the regular menu and the specials and was able to make great recommendations for appetizers and the main course. A special desert was served for my daughters’s birthday. Nico stands out as the best restaurant I have been to in an area known for great restaurants. I highly recommend Nico.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great service. Food was exceptional. Very fresh ingredients.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

It was a comfortable atmosphere. Great for relaxing and conversation! Food was excellent and the staff was very knowledgeable and attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

It was a tight space between tables.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Not impressed with the slow service & the food left something to be desired. So many great places in the north end but this is sadly not one of them :(

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My wife and I brought our daughter and boyfriend there on a saturday nite for dinner. We were all very satisfied with our experience. Atmosphere was cozy and quaint. Food was excellent and service was very good. You need a reservation or you have virtually no chance to get a table on a weekend night. We booked through open table. Highly recommended and we will be coming back soon.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great experience. Food and presentation were wonderful. Alex was an excellent server. Highly recommend. If we’re ever in Boston again, will surely visit.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

An absolutely wonderful dining experience. We were seated quickly, and the food came out in a timely manner. All the appetizers and entrees were delicious. The service was top notch and overall Nico is highly recommended. We look forward to the next occasion we have to visit!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Nico's is one of our favorite restaurants in the North End. The food is excellent and so is the service. It is a small restaurant so occasionally there is a wait even with a reservation but tge wait is worth it.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Cute restaurant, very tiny though. Don't go with a party of greater than 4. Support staff tends to hover to remove plates, etc. Makes you feel rushed. Stick with the pasta.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great portions and full of taste. Like grandma's home cooking

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always great food, we have come here for years

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter dinner with some out of town friends. I had heard good things about Nico but had never been. I was a bit nervous recommending Easter dinner at a place Id never been too but Nico did not disappoint. All 5 of us were very happy with each our dish! I can't wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food wasn't that good 4 the value, but the service was great and the ambience was super cute

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service and food are excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had friends visiting from Texas and wanted to have them eat real authentic Italian food. They loved it!

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had to wait outside in the cold for 40 minutes for our table and the hostess was very rude when we asked for an estimate of how long the wait would be. Our reservation was for 8:30pm and we waited until 9:10pm. We understood certain things are out of anyone's control, but you can always control your attitude.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We thoroughly enjoy coming to Nicos. Very friendly and welcoming staff. It’s a small, cozy restaurant with wam atmosphere. The food is really amazing. Wonderful ingredients, prepared with care and served with a smile. We’ve worked our way through the entire menu and there are no misses. Their specials are super. Tonight I had the lamb shank with lobster. It was prepared to absolute perfection. A great night. Highly recommend. Can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We ate at Nico for the first time and we're glad we came. Great North End cuisine and super cordial staff. This place is a keeper!

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Worst service I've ever experienced at a restaurant in the North End. Made a reservation at 5:30 a week in advance and 20 minutes later was sat at the bar when I specifically requested a table. Extremely disappointing service and food was mediocre at best.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Everything was perfect! From the drinks to the main courses, no detail was overlooked. The service was amazing, as always!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Food & Beverages were delicious, and our server, Bruno, was awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was delicious. Service was attentive. Highly recommended the spaghetti with meatballs and calamari. I’m certain you will enjoy the experience.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was delicious and the staff were all so great! We had an awesome time. My favorite restaurant in the north end.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

They were a little behind. Had reservations at 8:00pm. Weren’t seated till 8:45pm. The food was amazing. The atmosphere was good. The seating was extremely tight.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great place, excellent food & and easy walk to Mikes Pastry

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