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7:00 PM
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Nico

4.6
2448 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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Cross street: Between Harris St. and Hanover Ave.
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What 2448 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
food
4.7
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vitawayne (New England)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

One of our favorite North End restaurants zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

The meal was delicious, per usual. What I love the most is the scoop of fresh ricotta included with a few dishes. I’ve never encountered that anywhere else and believe it adds a special something to the dish. Our waiter was hilarious and professional. Which made for a fun atmosphere. Lost a star due to our table position. I wish the curtains were drawn because we kept getting blasted by cold air every time the door opened.

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JohnMichele (New England)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Celebrated my birthday with my wife while staying in Boston over night. Picked Nico out of all the North End restaurants based upon reviews and our knowledge of the North End. It was our first visit and I can't wait to go back. We had the Caprese salad first; it was one of the best we've had (just the right amount of season and a great balsamic glaze). I had the veal valdostana and again it was one of the best I've tasted. My wife had a chicken dish and it was just okay but we didn't expect much; she was trying to stay away from sauce. We skipped dessert to stop at Modern Pastry on the walk back to the hotel.

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LeoV (New England)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

r table was ready when we arrived. We had a great server who was very helpful with our wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0
Dined on January 16, 2018

Fabulous food and great ambiance!
Cute little spot to have a great dinner. We ordered one of the evenings specials, Ciopinno and one item off the menu. Both were more flavorful than expected. Waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and was there whenever we needed him.
Great hostess. She was very friendly and eager to please.
I would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

We loved Nico! The food was delicious and our server James was the best. There are so many great restaurants in the North End, and Nico is one you have to try. We’ll definitely be back.

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Martian (Baltimore)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Extremely large portions of wonderful food. Prices, especially for specials, sound high until you see the size of the portions and taste the food! We had excellent servers at the bar and at the table. Everyone was helpful, assisting with dragging scarves and heavy coats on a freezing night in the North End. Tables are close together, but far enough apart for the waiters. We left with two to-go bags after generous chicken and lobster dishes could not be finished. Nice lunch the next day!

Really recommend the lobster meat risotto which was a special the evening we went for dinner. Also the Nico's sangria was a different and enjoyable start to the evening.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was fantastic. I had the duck ravioli with prosecco cream sauce and it was amazing!
Husband had the chicken parm and it was super tender. Server was great and very attentive.
While the restaurant is very small and somewhat cramped, the overall experience was A+

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nansmithpt (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Every thing was fantastic! Table was ready, good/friendly waite staff. Food and portions were excellant!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a wonderful double date at Nico! Hakeem gave us outstanding service!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Between Harris St. and Hanover Ave.
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(617) 742-0404
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Entertainment
Join us on Tuesday nights for Street Magic!
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Public transit
MBTA Blue Line

Aquarium, Government Center

MBTA Orange Line

Haymarket Station
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Executive chef
Salvatore Firicano.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine