Bricco has garnished superlative reviews from food writers in Boston and around the country – Best Guaranteed Meal in the North End and Best Pasta in Boston just two of the most recent accolades.
The talented kitchen team creates “boutique” Italian food, so-called because it is unique, personal and created for a select and sophisticated diner. The food is complemented by an enoteca (wine bar) with an exceptional selection of all-Italian wines.
Bricco also offers a sophisticated late night scene. The chic and energetic bar serves up great one of a kind cocktails as well as brick oven pizza with gourmet toppings such as prosciutto and fresh mozzarella from Italy in addition with appetizer selections.
Late Night: Friday-Saturday 11p.m. to 2 a.m.
Private dining at Bricco features custom menus formulated by the same talented chef who oversees the acclaimed restaurant kitchen downstairs, as well as a superb Italian\American wine list.
We had a great meal, and continued to talk about it all the way home. Unfortunately the wine that was recommended to us (we asked for something reasonably priced and that would pair well with our dish) was not a great choice in our opinion. All of our meals were outstanding. The only small complaint was it was EXTREMELY loud on the bar side. Next time, I would request to sit on the opposite side of the building.
Our waiter was pushy about putting our dinner order in with our appetizer and wine order. He was adamantly told we were not in a hurry but continued to press the issue.
Food was delicious, however my meat was medium well not medium rare.
Not impressed. Food was good but nothing special. Service was fine but not a great value.
We made reservations but we ended up being sat in a back room upstairs by the bathroom that was very quiet with no atmosphere. Food was fine.
Wonderful Italian food, variety, presentation, flavorful, authentic. We were in Boston as tourists and this restaurant was highly recommended.
Great service . Food was incredible.... the espresso martinis were to die for . Highly recommend this restaurant
We had an amazing dinner here on a Saturday night visiting from out of town. Osso Buco was great as well as shrimp scampi app and the wild boar pasta.
Food was delicious, but it was very crowded and loud.
Was just whatever. Nothing special
Great place. Grilled octopus is exceptional and a must-have
Great food and lively, energetic atmosphere! Fun Italian service!
Went for a friend’s birthday. The food was delicious and the service was perfect. I highly recommend.
Tables are very close so business or intimate conversations would not be recommended and room was over-warm. Food was nicely prepared. presented and flavored for lobster farfalle but chicken was disappointingly dry and basic. Price/value is a little high even for Boston standards.
Excellent experience, Bricco provides a traditional Italian restaurant vibe and setting while crafting modern takes on classic Italian delicacies such as Pasta Bolognese.
We enjoyed a Sunday night dinner at Bricco while visiting Boston. Service was ok (a little slow and not very intuitive), but the place was packed and we were enjoying our night out so it wasn’t an issue. The dinner was delicious. We ordered the meatball and ricotta appetizer, gnocchetti, and veal chop. Unfortunately, our creme brûlée was disappointing as the custard hadn’t set. Overall, a few misses but we enjoyed the vibe and would possibly give it another shot.
The stuffed veal chop was amazing. The food and service were top notch. The noise level and crowded feeling are why I I’d not provide 5 stars.
Their pasta caught my eye when looking for restaurants and I was really excited to try one of them. I have a dairy allergy and didn’t expect to be able to eat many of the pastas, but figured there’d be at least 1 I could eat. Other places I’ve eaten in the North End just hold the cheese. I found out once we were there, however, that none of their pasta dishes are dairy free. They said they could make me a simple pasta dish with pomodoro sauce but said they couldn’t add any protein to it since their sauces are pre-made. I found it weird they couldn’t even add chicken or any seafood. The waitress was very nice about telling me what was dairy free, and I settled on the lamb shank. It was good, but not anything I had wanted to get there. Their bread was delicious too. Overall, some good things but a big letdown with the pasta dishes.
Everyone loved their food! The wine selections was great. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and specials. It was a great night!
My wife & I shared the carpaccio appetizer & the insalada mista. Both were wonderful. Unfortunately both arrived at the same which made eating them challenging due to the limited size of our table.
I had the pancetta pasta which was fantastic. My wife had the lobster pasta which she loved.
We shared a delightful bottle of Wente Pinot Noir.
Excellent bread and wine selection. Good service. The halibut special was fatty and tasted fishy. Disappointing.
My friend and I went for dinner. It was highly overpriced. Good food overall. Should have gone to Il Panino.. the food is better and it's by the same owners.
It was date night. It was yummy. Espresso martini is fantastic.
Have been meaning to try Bricco for years on the recommendation of friends. It did not disappoint!
Very nice restaurant food is very good very good atmosphere
This was a beat place in a neighborhood full of interesting Italian restaurants. The only downside was the noise level...unpleasant and impossible to hear even across a small table.
We were visiting and were guided to the restaurant. The bibb lettuce for the salad was limp, the duck was served cold and if sent back would have been over cooked and dry. The worst part was that the vegetables were tasteless and not hot. Also, the restaurant was too dark to try and order fish.
The pasta here is excellent! The ambiance elegant yet cozy. This would be a nice date spot.
Best zucchini blossoms ever!! Gnocchi amazing too
Service not great, but food is yummy...
We love Briccos. We dine there every time we’re in Boston!
For a sophisticated, genuine Italian meal, this restaurant is a must. The inventive menu offered many unique choices, including artisanal pasta dishes I have not seen elsewhere. The martini cocktails received raves from our group. The restaurant has a brick-fired oven as well.
Espresso martinis were incredible. A little tight inside and a little dark. Service was good, food was very good
Tip: When you make your reservation, be sure to request to be in the main dining area on first floor. We made reservations prior to our vacation to Boston, but got seated upstairs in a very small space away from the action which was disappointing. Food was average. Nice wine list.
And a Birthday
Too loud for me and too dark for anyone. I and others were using flashlights to read the menue.
Birthday! Great experience.
Was very noisy at first but then got less crowded over time. Food was notably good and would highly recommend this place to anyone for a date, special occasion etc
I looked at a number of Italian Restaurant menus in the North End. Bricco had the best choices on their menu and authentic, made in house ingredients. It was a bit noisy and the tables were close together but it was made up by the quality of food and drink.
For a quieter setting ask for upstairs. Excellent food. A great place we enjoy every time.
The food and service was wonderful. Our server gave delicious recommendations and understood what we might enjoy. The octopus was one of my favorites!
Wonderful creative dishes. We had zucchini flower and fig with speck appetizers. The Icelandic lamb melted in your mouth. The fish stew was incredible. Can’t wait to return!