Bricco

4.6
3039 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Meat
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Hours of operation
Dinner: 7 Days a week from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Late Night: Friday-Saturday 11p.m. to 2 a.m.
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Phone number
(617) 248-6800
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
The mezzanine level at BRICCO, which overlooks the charm and bustle of the historic North End of Boston, seats 60 people comfortably for dinner. Other Private dining includes a room that accomodates 20 and one that accomodates 32 guest.

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.
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Private party contact
Nick Vatistas: (617) 248-6800
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
$22 Valet parking offered in front of Bricco
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Public transit
Haymarket and Government Center T stop
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
What 3039 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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.

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KP
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Not impressed. Food was good but nothing special. Service was fine but not a great value.

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DH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

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.

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l
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Italian food, variety, presentation, flavorful, authentic. We were in Boston as tourists and this restaurant was highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service . Food was incredible.... the espresso martinis were to die for . Highly recommend this restaurant

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M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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SR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was delicious, but it was very crowded and loud.

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AF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Was just whatever. Nothing special

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DC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place. Grilled octopus is exceptional and a must-have

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SM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and lively, energetic atmosphere! Fun Italian service!

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SK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a friend’s birthday. The food was delicious and the service was perfect. I highly recommend.

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SI
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

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JD
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, Bricco provides a traditional Italian restaurant vibe and setting while crafting modern takes on classic Italian delicacies such as Pasta Bolognese.

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JM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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JB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone loved their food! The wine selections was great. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and specials. It was a great night!

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AW
Phoenix
57 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Excellent bread and wine selection. Good service. The halibut special was fatty and tasted fishy. Disappointing.

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CC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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WF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was date night. It was yummy. Espresso martini is fantastic.

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RH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been meaning to try Bricco for years on the recommendation of friends. It did not disappoint!

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CT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 3

Very nice restaurant food is very good very good atmosphere

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J
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

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.

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e
Miami
152 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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.

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JN
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta here is excellent! The ambiance elegant yet cozy. This would be a nice date spot.

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J
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

Best zucchini blossoms ever!! Gnocchi amazing too
Service not great, but food is yummy...

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M
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Briccos. We dine there every time we’re in Boston!

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JP
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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P
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Espresso martinis were incredible. A little tight inside and a little dark. Service was good, food was very good

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B
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

And a Birthday

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Too loud for me and too dark for anyone. I and others were using flashlights to read the menue.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday! Great experience.

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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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

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M
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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DB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

For a quieter setting ask for upstairs. Excellent food. A great place we enjoy every time.

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F
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was wonderful. Our server gave delicious recommendations and understood what we might enjoy. The octopus was one of my favorites!

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HB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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