Bricco

4.8
3988 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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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
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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 3988 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in from the suburbs to celebrate her daughter‘s 13th birthday. Our server was fantastic and made it a special experience for the entire family. We look forward to spending many more family dinners at Bricco!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was impeccable. We ordered the beef carpaccio and there was a grocery sticker (probably from the lemon garnish), no big deal. My boyfriend has a shellfish allergy and there was definitely some cross contamination as he started to get a very scratchy throat halfway into his sea bass meal. Could be a little more careful here. Otherwise, Beef short ribs were amazing as usual

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vipdeer
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The place was very crowded but very well managed. The food I would give a 4 stars but may have been an off night. My son got a filet but it was fatty which was disappointing. The Caesar salad was pretty but really had no flavor...and the popovers were cold and meh. my husband and I both enjoyed our dinners but it seemed we got lucky.

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RoseF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Our waiter was absolutely phenomenal!! He truly made the night for us. We chose Bricco after reviewing many North End restaurants. We were walking by earlier in the day and asked the maitre d if we could request a table by the open window for our reservation (which we made over a week earlier as part of our Anniversary trip to Boston) He assured us and even wrote it down next to our reservation. When we arrived at the restaurant 10 minutes early, the table had just been given to another couple. His only response was -Oh, do you want to choose another table? Food was very good and prices were reasonable. The maitre d was really the only bad thing about our trip to Boston.

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KellyB
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was a 10/10. Yes pricey but worth it. Still raving about it days later. Can’t wait to go back

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BonnieP
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch service and food. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Everything was delicious. Great service, amazing atmosphere. Will be back!!

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MariaLucia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly the most incredible North End experience in Boston. We ordered the Caprese and meatballs to begin, and the short ribs and brick chicken for entrees. Everything was impeccably cooked, beautifully prepared and extremely fresh. Best Burrata in the North End! The shorts ribs were the most tender and moist I’ve ever eaten, rather than just a “fall-apart texture yet dry and in need of reduction“ you tend to find elsewhere. I have a shellfish and pepper allergy...our server was extremely knowledgeable and took great care during the ordering process and delivery of our meals to ensure my safety. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, with beautiful woodwork and detail over the bar area. I’m Sicilian and an old school traditional Italian food fan...parents are off the boat. Bricco does NOT disapoint!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender was exactly what you want. Knowledge of the menu, wine list, etc. was second to none.

Great Experience all around

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EdwardC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent meal, great experience ... would definitely return

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gnocchi and Espresso martinis. Yummmm!!

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Saskwach
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome.. one of the best Italinan cuisine experience ever!

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MarcS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding. The espresso martini is probably the best I've ever had - don't skip it.

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vipPaulM
Portland
45 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious; our servers were fantastic!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We expected Bricco to be great and we were not disappointed. Food, service, ambiance all excellent.

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Ryan
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Bricco. Drinks were great, pasta dishes were phenomenal and our waiter, Emilio, was outstanding!

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Janine
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I arrived a bit early for our reservation and we were promptly seated. The waiter was incredibly kind, informative and answered all our questions. The food!!!! Portion size was perfect and everything was delicious. I will definitely be returning. 😊

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vipWanderlust1972
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s 50th birthday and it could not have been more perfect. When we arrived our table was ready. We were whisked upstairs to the dining area and very quickly greeted with water and met our server. We were given time for a drink order. We followed with appetizers, entree order, lovely conversation with our amazing server, Veula. She was knowledgeable about the menu and the area. She was conversational and not intrusive. The food was FABULOUS as was the wine! I cannot wait to return to Boston and dine here again!

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vipDinner
New England
87 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. For my main course I got the ricotta pillows. Absolutely amazing.

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JenryM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great service great food would definitely come back for our anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and the ambiance was very relaxed. The staff was very friendly and attentive! Definitely planning on coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is beyond words. From the greeting, to the service to the food. Every step of our dinner was SPECTACULAR. I cannot believe how wonderful our experience was. They were accommodating...made our dinner so memorable! The chef was absolutely incredible, came over, said hello and made sure everything which was perfect...which is absolutely was. I cannot recommend this place enough 🙌🏽

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food , I love that they’re not completely virtual and u can still interact with the servers , They did not participate in restaurant week on the weekend bummer , but a good experience non the less , I would love to see a better cocktail menu , but the wine selection is huge and affordable , all in all I had a great time and would revisit as

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JulieF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Bricco has the best Espresso Martini in Boston - can't beat the atmosphere and the food is fantastic.

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SusanF
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great! I highly recommend the tuna. It was beyond amazing.

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TaylorP
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was a good portion size, wine recommendation was great and our server Emilio was amazing. Wonderful place to have a quiet date night!

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JamesT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We went to Bricco looking forward to trying their menu. We got the zucchini flower app and the fried calamari, shrimp and scallop misto. They were both good. We decided to split their osso bucco and that’s where things fell apart. The meat was fine, no where near the best I’ve had but decent. It was served with saffron risotto and spinach. The spinach had literally no seasoning. Zero. No garlic, no oil, no salt, nothing. The risotto was cooked/reconstituted with seafood broth which the waitress freely admitted. Sorry, but when serving with a meat shank, it’s got to be cooked with chicken stock, vegetable stock or beef stock. The seafood through off the balance of the entire dish. When I told them that the food was disappointing, they offered us a free dessert but we really weren’t interested so we got the full price bill and left. I’ll go somewhere else next time I’m in the North End. Somewhere where the cook pays attention.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Bricco's is delicious and the service is great! However, it was very crowded for dining inside during a pandemic.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

The food and service was outstanding. We will definitely go again!

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vipPdisko
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this visit during restaurant week!!! The filet was the best I ever had. Appetizers and dessert killed it as well. A little high end for me so Restaurant week made it work!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Came here with my partner for the dine out Boston special and we are incredibly glad we didn’t pay full price 😅 the place was quite busy for a wednesday, we weren’t seated until 15 minutes after our reservation (8:15pm) and waited another 20 minutes before our order was taken. We ordered the Brodetto and lobster mash with braised short ribs, 8oz prime filet and pork tenderloin, ending with the blueberry cheesecake and tiramisu. The lobster mash was pretty good but the brodetto tasted like clams steams in straight water- there was no flavor whatsoever including even a seafood taste which was incredibly odd. We asked for bread to try the broth with and had a waiter try to take the untouched dish away twice and finally getting some on the third request which ended up being a let down anyhow. The filet was cooked very well but the pork was so dry we couldn’t imagine what would happen if they didn’t serve it with a whole dish of sauce. Both of the desserts came out and were fine but nothing to write home about. Like I said, I’m incredibly glad we didn’t pay full price and maybe just caught them on a bad day considering how busy they were but I unfortunately can’t say I’d recommend it. :(

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was so knowledgeable and excellent in timing of the meal. Food was amazing!

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vipMarjorieB
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we sat at the bar, had a wonderful server and the host helped us get an Uber to take us back to the hotel. we look forward to our next visit there

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food. Downstairs is definitely more fun to sit in but overall great family dining

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dessert options! Michael was great!

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Christopher
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service, ambiance was excellent. The music was too loud and energetic making conversation a bit difficult. And I do enjoy music in restaurants. Carpaccio was delicious. Boar and meatball pasta dishes were as well.