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.
Very good north end restaurant. Food and drinks good. Small,pricey portions but very tasty
We both had the Osso Buco but it was terrible. The MOD comped us a dessert and limoncello.
Great service from Patty
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.
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.
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.
The food was ok, the presentation - very nice. The noise was unbearable, making it very unpleasant- wanted to get out fast.
Natalia was the best. She gave us great food suggestions and was a pleasure to deal with. We will go back.
Simply outstanding in every regard!!!
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.
If your looking for a Northend restaurant experience, I highly recommend staying at making reservations at Bricco Restaurant!
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.
Loud, crowded, expensive and bland food. Touristy, no local feel. Did I say expensive??
Our family always meet at Ricos when we come to Boston from Arizona
Truly amazing experience. Some of the best Italian food and wine in the country.
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.
The food was excellent, I didn’t want to stop eating, Mixed drink and red wine was awesome.
Outstanding!!!! A must go, the food was perfect the service was exceptional
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.
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!
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.
Amazing service great food kind of loud but upstairs is perfect
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).
Menu very confusing, food wasn't up to par as we thought it should be for the price and service not that great.
Excellent food and service!
Bricco never disappoints! Best octopus preparation we have ever had!
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.
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.
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!
Amazing meal and incredible presentation!
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!
Vacation in Boston. Very nice meal. Surf and turf was great
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.
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!
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.
Best dinner experience we've had in Boston. Our server, Wolmar Ceolin, escorted through the menus (wine and dinner) exquisitely, perfect balance and pairings!
Excellent food and atmosphere! Look forward to our next visit to Boston, we’ll be there again!
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.
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.