Bricco

4.7
4182 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 4182 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice ambiance! Cute little Italian place with innovative and upscale Italian fare! Would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bricco was Suoerb!! The food, the menu choices , wine , service, elegance, the entire experience. Can’t wait to return. Highly recommend the restaurant for anyone looking to enjoy a beautiful evening with delicious food. The service was incredible too!

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vipmaureenf
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Disappointing Had to ask multiple times for things (bread, check) felt forgottenMaybe because we were outside ? Just not what I had hoped for on out night out

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MattP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Took 90 minutes to get duck that was so disgustingly salty I had to send it back. Instead of apologizing the waiter said nothing and didn’t offer me any replacements. He took it off the bill but I left starving. Horrible food, worse service and will never be back.
Tons of good restaurants in the north end, spend your time and money anywhere else.

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ANFP
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The complimentary bread comes with roasted garlic, a pesto spread, and some sort of bean spread. The garlic tasted old and the bean spread was bland. When we requested butter or oil for the bread (from two individuals), we were told they'd see if that was possible and then no one ever followed up. One guest had pasta with a red sauce, which was okay, no frills, not worth $25. Another individual had the broasted chicken, which was good but a little dry. The pumpkin tortellini was the highlight for our table, sweet and savory with the honey butter sauce, however the chopped tomato atop gave a hard chunky texture that did not go well with plate.

Overall the meal was mediocre and for that reason the prices were way too high. In an area full of competition, this did not hit the mark.

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BillS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. I have dined at Bricco many times, and it never disappoints!

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MichaelI
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food and service was excellent. It does have a higher than average noise level though, something that should be addressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Very slow service, gnocchi and veal chop were fantastic, as well as the zucchini flowers, med rare steak came out med well, one other pasta dish was undercooked (crunchy, not al dente). Forgot sides, came out after halfway through eating, and the side of mushrooms came out AFTER we were finished with our meal. No manager came to the table. Server offered complimentary limoncello for the “mistakes”. Never offered dessert menus. Although the espresso martini is delicious. $550 before tip for 4 people, don’t mind spending the money, just wish it was better food and service. Maybe it was just an off night, I would give this place another try next time in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The Tuscan style food was prepared very well. The octopus was tender and flavorful. The barrata was not as tender as it should be but it was served with watermelon rounds and a light dressing that complimented it. The Chilean sea bass was bland. The parpadelle was delicious. The service wasn’t good in that we were not offered the specials, bread and wine arrived after the appetizers. The place could use some acoustic improvements as the noise level is very high making conversation difficult.

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ScottT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service & atmosphere. Food is very solid, one of my favorites in the north end.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a spontaneous date and our waiter made it super special.

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vipVernonS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service left much to be desired. Ordered a vegetable side that came after our entree was complete. Also had to ask more than once for salt and pepper

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vipGoldy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Desserts were exceptional especially the banana bread pudding. Service was first rate. When I told our waitress that I was undecided between two pasta dishes, she told me that I could get a half order of each—a much appreciated suggestion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration! The food was great and service.

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vipcamille
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went to Bricco for a birthday dinner, just 2 of us. I think the noise level is energetic; not too loud to hear, great place to catch up. Ricotta pillows were amazing, and the caprese was out of this world - extremely unique mozzarella. The only thing I did not love were the portion sizes for the amount of money the food was - specialty makes sense, but otherwise some of it was very pricey. Espresso martini and other drinks were AMAZING, though, and worth the price.

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vipMpickle
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veal Chop outstanding choice. Great service and drinks.. Bar great for dining at as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing! Best Italian restaurant in the North End imo

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Our waiter forgot about us. We waited 45 min for an appetizer and had to ask 3 times for a refill on my soda. Food was just ok.

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vipGail
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visiting from Tecas

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MadeC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food is good, but not great. We had a very odd dining experience and waited over 45 minutes just to get our check. By the end of the email everyone was just so tired because everything took too long. Food was certainly good, but just not wow.

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Doodlelover1
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The service was fine and the food was good. Portions are a little small for the price. My husband had the espresso martini which was very good but it's almost twenty dollars lol. I hand the pineapple dolie which was ok but I've had better. We ate outside on the street so obviously it was noisy due to cars snd people walking by. Actually made me a little nervous sitting so close to the traffic. Overall, I would say it was good and would recommend. We needed a place with reservations so convenient to go there. O

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NancyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gnocchi was amazing and ahi tuna was excellent. So glad this place was recommended to us!

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vipTimB
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only negative comment was our reservation was for 7:30 and we didn’t get to our table until 8pm.

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vipBarbaraA
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bricco never disappoints! Delicious food, wine and atmosphere!
Our server, Wolmar is the best! He always recommends the perfect
wine pairing with our meal and is on top of every detail.
He is pleasant, knows the menu and delivers excellent service all the time!

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vipLeanne
Richmond
61 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. The gnocchi is the best I’ve ever had. Super fresh. The waiter was fabulous - so friendly and helpful. Terrific lobster and meatballs too!

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vipMichDon
New England
35 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and fantastic service (Thank you Emilio). It was vibrant in there and yummy food. Great wine selection for super reasonable prices. Parking is the only drawback. $40 for the garage!

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MelissaL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Will be back!

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AdamT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Service, drinks, and food were all fantastic. We really enjoyed the meatball appetizer!! Sounds simple but it was elegantly done with perfection.

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KyleD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waitress was phenomenal! we loved her so much!! the food was incredible and such a value. the restaurant was stunning! will definitely be back

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vipGailS
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!!!! Service was great. Pumpkin pasta was amazing!!! My son had the brodetto and he loved it. Wine selection was great as well. Highly recommend

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StevenC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the visit! Make a reservation or you probably won’t get in.

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vipBostonBoyBlue
Palm Springs
50 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I almost didn't want to write this review because Bricco has long been and continues to be my most favorite restaurant in the North End for special dinners. The menu provides a lot of great options with excellent appetizers and entrees that are outstanding. Worth the wait if you try waiting in line, my advice; ensure reservations.

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vipMoneyMakerMacEats
New England
59 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Was a bit disappointed with the drinks and food. There were some options I had before that they no longer had which I was a bit bummed about since I wasn’t in love with the current menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was fantastic and can’t find a better espresso martini

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vipNYCThumbsUp
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Outstanding food.

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localbuzz
New England
58 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and comparable to restaurants in Italy for subtle flavors and complexity.
The boar pasta with porcini was memorable and all the appetizers are high quality.

MM
McMinnVolManiac
Nashville
40 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Arrived early and enjoyed a lively bar with patrons interacting as if long lost friends. Once seated, food was imaginative, ample and expertly prepared. Service was excellent. My companion declared it easily the best dining experience she had ever had. Overall a very pleasant experience on our trip to Boston.

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Stuffed
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere. Truly a local Italian place. Loved the food and ambiance.

FAQs

Bricco does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Bricco is rated 4.7 stars by 4182 OpenTable diners.

Bricco does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/355/bricco.