Bricco

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3530 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Bricco’s star has been rising steadily since restaurateur Frank DePasquale revamped the menu to feature modern interpretations of regional Italian dishes.

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.
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New England
147 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good north end restaurant. Food and drinks good. Small,pricey portions but very tasty

J
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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WG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We both had the Osso Buco but it was terrible. The MOD comped us a dessert and limoncello.

BM
New England
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Patty

JK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Loved the food and our server was very good. She gave us great recommendations when we inquired. The only drawbacks were the lighting and the noise. It was difficult to see the menu and it was very noisy. Other than that I would highly recommend it. The food was excellent and was served very quickly. It was hard to choose what to eat but we opted for pasta dishes since All of the pasta is freshly made at the restaurant. My husband had a stuffed pasta with meatballs. Both the meatballs and the tomato sauce were great! I had the pappardelle with wild boar which had deep, rich flavor. (An excellent recommendation from our server). It was also just the right amount of food...no leftovers.

OT
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Upstairs table provided some privacy but not much. Every square foot is used to squeeze in another dinner. Our waitress was great but had too many tables to give the service we had hoped for. Food was great and we be back when in Boston. A top choice for this part of Boston.

R
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and drink and service, but the restroom is scary. Makes you wonder about the cleanliness level and what the cats in the kitchen have to do. Ugh.

MJ
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was ok, the presentation - very nice. The noise was unbearable, making it very unpleasant- wanted to get out fast.

MF
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Natalia was the best. She gave us great food suggestions and was a pleasure to deal with. We will go back.

PA
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding in every regard!!!

g
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was ok, portions small, expensive. The meal was good but for the money i would have expected more. Place was very loud and tables are on top of each other. There was a bruins game so maybe that added to the volume of people.

LC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If your looking for a Northend restaurant experience, I highly recommend staying at making reservations at Bricco Restaurant!

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service was excellent! Great value too -- however, the acoustics/noise level was rediculous. Couldn't hear yourself think, much less carry on a conversation. Happened to be seated near a very LOUD mother/daughter which didn't help, but they need some noise dampening.

KZ
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Loud, crowded, expensive and bland food. Touristy, no local feel. Did I say expensive??

R
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our family always meet at Ricos when we come to Boston from Arizona

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly amazing experience. Some of the best Italian food and wine in the country.

OT
Hawaii
390 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food & service with reasonable prices for the North End. My family and I enjoyed the Caesar salad, salmon, and Gnocchetti Sorrentina, as each was tasty. The wine list also includes many excellent choices, particularly the Rombauer Chardonay, which we enjoyed along with a nice glass of pinot noir. I would definitely return to Bricco.

G
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, I didn’t want to stop eating, Mixed drink and red wine was awesome.

MV
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!!!! A must go, the food was perfect the service was exceptional

RG
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had 8:30 reservations that were made a week prior. Did not get seated until almost 9:00. Service was slow. Wait time for appetizers was almost 20 minutes. Appetizers were good, and the duck my wife ordered was very good. My main course, braised lamb shank was awful. It was terribly overseasoned with sage. Sage is a very powerful spice, and it also rendered the flageolet beans unedible.

MA
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the espresso martini. The pasta with wild boar was flavorful and delicious.
There were many other items on the menu I would like to try. Maybe next time. The waiter was friendly and attentive.
Only drawback was the noise level quite loud!

TZ
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I made reservations for my husbands birthday months before our reservation and we still could not get a table I requested and also I requested champagne at the table which was not there.

The sever was very good and nice it was just the reservation part and execution that really disappointed me.

MD
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service great food kind of loud but upstairs is perfect

R
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table was ready when we arrived, and the place was packed. The service was great. Our server gave us excellent recommendations. The food was very very tasty. The ambiance was quiet enough to have private conversations or to chat with nearby tables (as we did about the great food). Excellent meatball appetizer (3).

KM
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Menu very confusing, food wasn't up to par as we thought it should be for the price and service not that great.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

AH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bricco never disappoints! Best octopus preparation we have ever had!

KI
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to Bricco on a Friday night and when we got there the downstairs was packed with people. We sat upstairs and it was quiet up there when we first arrived but then it filled up quickly. For appetizer we had the fried calamari it was good. I would have like it better if it was cooked for maybe another minute it was very pale in color. We also had the stuffed zucchini flowers which was very good and the crab cakes which were good. There were four of us and we all had a different pasta dish. I had the ricotta pillows I thought that they were just okay. My husband had the agnolloti which was delicious! One of my daughters had the pappardelle and that was delicious as well. My other daughter is very picky and they were very accommodating and made her pasta with an alfredo sauce and she was very happy. I thought that it was a little expensive but I will definitely go back. It was a great night.

NM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had made a reservation for 6 and had conformed twice, and arrived 10 minutes early - it was obvious they adh a table set for six in the window which they had given to another group and then crammed us into a table that only really fit 5 - my niece was sandwiched between two folding doors that open the dinning area to the street. Most of what we ordered was delicious but I and my niece ordered the shrimp special and it was noticeably off - while they comped the dish (which we couldn't eat) - they should have comped the entire meal - serving bad fish to people is pretty bad - and making it the special just says you knew it was off and were trying to unload it.

M
New England
47 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Two guys loved the meatball appetizer. One gal absolutely loved the wild, mushroom soup for a starter.
The gnochetti were fabulous. The guys loved the short rib entree and the Timpano. Service was great as usual. We always make a reservation as this place is popular. Valet parking is a real plus because we drive in to the city from Holliston!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and incredible presentation!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Went for a birthday dinner. It was busy so took a while for our server to even take our appetiser order and even longer for meals. Also, they did not care that it was a birthday - I’ve been to restaurants that will do something nice for anniversaries/bdays etc so our waiters response was quite disappointing. Food is absolutely delicious, would definitely eat there again!

g
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Vacation in Boston. Very nice meal. Surf and turf was great

BL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was great (wonderful waitress Bonnie) and the food was even better. Bonnie's suggestions hit the mark. Hard to believe they cook cook a veal that size and have it come out that tender. Octopus was a nice surprise. So great we went.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite Italian restaurant in the Boston area. We travel to Boston from Maine for work often and we always make it to Bricco for dinner. Worth every penny!

AG
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service we received from our server was AMAZING, she was so lovely. Providing fantastic food and wine recommendations for my whole family. She truly made the night a joy for us. Very thankful.

MM
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner experience we've had in Boston. Our server, Wolmar Ceolin, escorted through the menus (wine and dinner) exquisitely, perfect balance and pairings!

MZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere! Look forward to our next visit to Boston, we’ll be there again!

SD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patty, our Waitress, was attentive, knowledgeable and witty. Her support staff were on point and all the delicious food arrived in a timely manner for a busy Saturday evening. HOWEVER, the food star of the Evening was not something we expected (after having a antipasta platter, yummy bread, pasta special and filet mignon)....it was the Hand-Cut Italian fries. We could NOT stop eating them (even after were were stuffed) and they were perfect in every way. They were clearly magical fries...we rated them as actual "crave-worthy". Would definitely return again, it was a lovely meal in a lovely location.

AW
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I wanted an Italian dining experience and Bricco certainly fulfilled that. From the antipasto to the triple gelatos. The halibut was cooked and served perfectly. A little pricy, but great food and service.

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