This restaurant added safety precaution details

This includes info about cleaning, sanitizing, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn more.

Bricco

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
3827 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3827 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
J
Janinamay
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food, but portions were a bit small for the price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emilio was our waiter and he was so personable and attentive. Such good energy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster Ravioli was delicious

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Reservation for 9:30pm was seated at 10pm pretty annoying but again a good meal.

MR
MattR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time and it was just a quick pick on here... saw plenty of good reviews and took a chance.. the octopus was great not chewy and for those worries not spicy.. the carpaccio was amazing I almost ordered 2nd and 3rds of it.. i had the dry aged cowboy ribeye and they cooked it exactly to my liking and has a nice touch of salts on the side to use. My wife had the salmon and that was great she said was very soft and not fishy.. have yo say they k ow what they are doing and if I am back in Boston again I am coming here!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect table...great food and service!

MM
MollyM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday. Our waiter Emilio was insanely good. I could not recommend him more! He was so patient with my family, took time to explain everything, very attentive and overall great personality.

DP
DerekP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food, drinks, and steaks with a staff that makes you feel at home.

NF
NildaF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I want to go back now. Love the place, we try and go every year.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible space and the food was amazing. Service was great as always. I LOVE this place for a great romantic date 😊

JN
JNews
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service. A perfect location for date night.

JE
JohnE
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Portion sizes were small. I got a very small amount of pasta and the meatballs on the dish were small as well. Quality of the food was OK. Location and ambiance were great.

AE
AnastasiaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience1

It was ok. Honestly I thought it would be amazing. It was pretty bland.

JG
JulieG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent dinner, seated downstairs by the open windows. Good spacing and safety protocols with hand sanitizer at every table. We had Caesar & Caprese salads, tortelli pumpkin & a lemoncello shrimp special. Everything was great and our server, Wolmar, was excellent.!

KK
KelceyK
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Bricco and it was amazing! My friend and I always go to the North end. Although pricey the food, drink, and service make it worth it. Alex was our server and he was great! Will definitely be going back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing just perfect for the occasion

KM
KellynM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great italian restaurant, and sitting outside was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not what I expected. Seated upstairs when I asked for downstairs or outside. Made a reservation and still had to wait. Pasta was very undercooked for both my girlfriend and myself a meals. $19 for an espresso martini? Server was good. Food was not up to par. May not be back here again. Very disappointed for the money I spent.

NF
vipNicoleF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The North End is so vibrant with all the outside dining going on (not in an overly crowded way), just so nice - should have been doing this for years.
I love Bricco - been enjoying this restaurant for at least 15 years! I have tried others in the North End if we want a special meal, but I always am slightly disappointed and often wish we had gone to Bricco afterwards. The food is reliably very good with a nice variety of specials in addition to a wonderful standard menu. It's a perfect place for a fun night out - it's not stuffy at all, but you feel like you could get dressed up if you wanted to or go fairly casually and you'd be comfortable either way. It's not a tourist trap because it's pricy, it has a nice bar and they make some really good standard cocktails.
Service is usually good, some of the waitstaff can be a bit surly on occasion - all are very well trained and efficient. If you are sitting inside, try for a downstairs table in the Main/Original dining room by the windows or as a second choice by the upstairs windows when the weather is nice to get a full view of busy Hanover St.
I always recommend Bricco for North End fine dining.

DK
DanielleK
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were above standards. Safe and enjoyable. Patty our server felt like we were family.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere was great!!

a
annedr
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative twists on decidedly Italian fare. My husband and I shared an appetizer, a pasta, and a "secondi" dish & it was filling but not too much. It was all delicious. We had a very pleasant server.

RE
RichardE
New England
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service was attentive and prompt -no waiting. The octopus was the most tender I have ever had. Over all, the best all around North End dining establishment.

GC
GabriellaC
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding 👏 👌
Not to mention the food and atmosphere. Will definitely be back again!

M
Michelle
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is always a great experience when I visit Bricco.

r
vipraidersix2002
Philadelphia
100 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indoor and well spaced. Exceptional food and good service. Making a nice effort with physical distancing both indoors and out

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emilio is absolutely amazing!!! Make sure you ask for him!!! Total game changer

AM
AlexM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. We got the gnocchi and filet mignon for meals and prosciutto watermelon and smoked mozzarella as an app. Loved all of it

V
vipVictoria
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Listen, I absolutely love this place. Been coming here for years. I came back for my first time since the pandemic and the food - amazing. Patio seating - amazing. Please ask for Patty - so personably and fuuun and all around fabulous! Espresso martini - wonderful. Loved the whole experience UNTIL right after we paid and we’re wrapping up to leave a manager came to us and said “Okay ladies it’s time to leave.” Granted, maybe we had been there a little longer but we were buying food and alcohol the entire time and this was about 5 minutes after we paid our bill. I understand wanting to get more business, I work on commission in the service industry. But we had just spent $300 at this place, for 3 people. There had to have been a more gracious way to part with three people who positively promote this place whenever they can. It felt rude, dismissive, and put a complete damper on the evening. I would have appreciated being thanked for my patronage especially since it was the first restaurant I’ve been put to in Boston since the pandemic. Otherwise, this would have been a 5 start experience all around. It’s a shame the management didn’t have more tact and interpersonal skills.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bus boy was outstanding! He catered to our every need, especially when one patron in our party splattered a little espresso martini on his shirt, the bus boy came running over with soda water and a fresh napkin to save his shirt! Everything was awesome, will definitely be back!

JR
vipJenniferR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bricco was absolutely amazing! The food and service cannot be beat.

MP
MiaP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience from start to finish was perfect! We were seated 30 minutes earlier and enjoyed the evening. Couldn't had asked for a more perfect night!

HT
HowardT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible My new favorite Italian place in boston

MW
vipMikeW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time. Our server Patty was very friendly and helpful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience and ambiance!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was wonderful!

DO
DannyO
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was excellent. Would love to come again another time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review