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Bar 'Cino Brookline MA, Brookline, MA

Bar 'Cino Brookline MA

4.7
4.7
1216 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Bar 'Cino (we say "chee-no") is an informal neighborhood spot on Beacon Street in Brookline - directly across from the Saint Mary's T Stop. Open nightly for dinner and cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 608-3220
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jacob Bowser
  • Private party facilities
    Ideal location for intimate gatherings up to 22 guests. Please contact Tim Devaney at Tdevaney@newportrestaurantgroup.com.
  • Neighborhood
    Brookline
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Saint Mary's T stop.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,216 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

1,216 Reviews
  1. Victoria

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We order the chicken milanese and the salmon. Both were delicious. The server was very attentive, topping up our water glasses frequently. A small almond biscuit was served with my espresso - perfect!

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  2. simcoh

    Greater Boston

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant is loud. Hard to have a conversation. The pizzas and salad were great and the bill was very reasonable.

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  3. SueL

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great neighborhood spot with a lovely menu and great cocktail offerings! There were plenty of entrees to choose from for my family members who were vegetarian and gluten-free, and the waitstaff were super-helpful in answering questions. I would def. go back!

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  4. AlexH

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere and decor are great. Brunch menu is decent but eggs Benedict abit small.

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  5. ErinS

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was decent. Really great Italian wine list. The server was friendly but could have been a bit more attentive and perhaps offered recommendations, around food/wine.

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  6. CaroleH

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant. Good is delicious. Will definitely return.

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  7. AnonEater

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice neighborhood spot. Great drinks and shareable plates.

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  8. JoeK

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our wedding anniversary, and the staff went out of their way to accommodate us when there were some minor glitches, but they did a super job of making up for it.

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  9. Allyson

    Greater Boston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this spot in Brookline! The food is great and many options. Spacious place that’s not too loud or small like many Boston restaurants

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  10. Alyssa

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything exceeded our expectations about this little gem. My husband and I went in a little earlier than our reservation was and they were able to accommodate without a problem, and the food was just stellar- from the bruschetta to the braised short rib to the affogato... we can't wait to go back.

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  11. DavidT

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience. Food is awesome and great drinks.

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  12. bonnieg

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. The specials are where it is at. Drinks, appetizer, dinner and dessert were at wonderful and service was excellent!

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  13. ArthurC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Please order more salmon so there is some avaialable for evening meals on Sunday.

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  14. Nichelle

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my sister’s birthday there and the service was absolutely amazing. The food was fantastic and we got a slice of tiramisu on the house with a birthday candle. Big thanks to the staff!

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  15. CatA

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, service, and ambiance! Absolutely recommend it.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious, and the service is kind and flexible. Love it. Look forward to returning.

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  17. EKay

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We couldn't have been more delighted with our Bar'Cino experience. The food was great! We ordered the cauliflower (delicious combo of crunch, salty, and sweet), brocollini (great spices), Farro salad (yummy combo of greens and textures), orcchiete pesto (tasty, mild garlic), and the mushroom pizza (crsipy, and you cut it yourself at the table with scissors - kinda fun!). Everyone enjoyed their wine and cocktails. Service was exceptional! We had 2 more people join our party than expected, and the restaurant accommodated us, and communicated clearly and kindly about the limited time at the table since they had another party after us. It was a lovely evening!

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  18. madoc

    Greater Boston

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening at Bar Cino---had the crispy cauliflower, salad and fig/prosciutto pizza with a bottle of excellent Chianti Classico---pleasant, helpful service. Ambiance is energetic in a nice way.

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  19. AndrewD

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed my experience at Bar ‘Cino. It was my second visit . Great atmosphere they really have the ambiance right overall the light and music volume was ideal, although the lights on the wall above booths could be dimmed slightly. Food was great and offer a great value for the price as my party left very satisfied with our meals and even had some food to go. Menu is very diverse and has something for everyone no matter what you are in the mood for. I almost did not get dessert but I’m glad I did the pistachio gelato was delicious!

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  20. KirubaM

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and good ambience, worth the money and we plan to eat there again!

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  21. Chris

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ended up sitting at the bar, very comfortable, we shared the calamari, salad , pizza and the limoncello cake, everything was delicious!

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  22. CherylW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff and comforting atmosphere. Food was delicious although I could have had a little more short ribs with my brunch entree

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  23. BorisW

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed a meal at one of our favorite restaurants.

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  24. Nimel

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and lovely ambience! From the host who seated us, to our waiter and the serving staff, we were given excellent care and attention which made the birthday we were celebrating that much more enjoyable and memorable.

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  25. SusanM

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always very nice. Would give it 4.4 stars, if available. Consistently good. The very thin crust pizzas are lovely. Portions are generous. Service has always been great! Casual, comfortable and clean with good spacing between guests. Nice ambience. Good lighting. Looking forward to dining outdoors when the weather warms. Very good choice for dining with a group.

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  26. EmilyF

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice space to have brunch and good menu. Portions were very large. We had a table in the back of the restaurant which was much quieter. Our group had mushroom omelet, eggs benedict, and breakfast polenta. All were quite good.

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  27. KaraN

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The faro salad was awesome! Besides that the breakfast pizza and rib hash were ok. The meatballs were a little better than ok.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and environment. Very considerate of my allergies which I love! So safe and fun. Food was great--our branzino took a little long to be served but as super tasty~

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  29. Fred

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    the orecchiette was mostly pasta. bolognese was okay. have gone there several times recently - disappointing. not likely to return

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  30. KylaW

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant in the Boston area. Never disappoints. Rigatoni bolognese and fennel sausage grilled pizza are to die for

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  31. Billy

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved this place- great location, ambiance, vibe and service. But the food is mixed- and we’ve tried a lot of the menu. The appetizers are universally great, but the main courses, from the salmon to the risotto to the pizza to some of the pastas, are not good. Please fix this and you will be 5 stars.

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  32. Fred

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    risotto was more like soupy rice - the other two meals were fine

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  33. StephanieG

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Great food and cocktails. Excellent service.

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  34. SandyM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had cauliflower appetizer, sausage pizza, pasta carbonara, and grilled chicken Piadine sandwich. All were excellent!

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  35. tzfl

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A very pleasant, early evening (5:30) at Bar'Cino, where the specials of the day were outstanding.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great but our server was pushy and aggressive.

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  37. HeidiK

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time to Bar 'Cino and we will definitely be back! Everything was amazing. A nice, fresh take on Italian food, super cool atmosphere, and wonderful service.

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  38. Masboston

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely New Year's Day brunch at Bar Cino. The menu had a nice selection of breakfast and lunch-y options and brunch cocktails. Everything was delicious and we'll be back for more.

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  39. JuliaS

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Usually a very safe bet for good food and service. Not this New Year's Eve.

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  40. scotts

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Lot of salt in the food. Waitress probably one of the worst we had - didn't seem to enjoy the job. Service was very quick.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bar 'Cino Brookline MA offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 608-3220.

Bar 'Cino Brookline MA is rated 4.7 stars by 1216 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bar 'Cino Brookline MA

1032 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Brookline
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Saint Mary's T stop.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jacob Bowser
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 608-3220
  • Private party facilities
    Ideal location for intimate gatherings up to 22 guests. Please contact Tim Devaney at Tdevaney@newportrestaurantgroup.com.
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