Bricco

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3715 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.

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Jare
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

We attended Bricco for the Boston Restaurant Week and purchased the $33 tasting menu for each of us.

Our waiter was impatient and rushing us the entire time. When my date asked for a wine recommendation, instead of the waiter asking what she likes, he over confidently said “I know what you want”. And proceeded to bring a glass of wine that was exactly what she didn’t want. Points for trying, but maybe just ask first?

The majority of the 6 dishes were hot were poorly seasoned. The polenta in the polenta-ragout appetizer was almost flavorless. The filet was cooked well, but it was such a low quality of meet to begin with and was literally not seasoned with salt and pepper on the outside that it was quite a disappointing steak. This was served with some strange joux or gravy that was not Italian in any way. The plate was finished with wilted watercress, raw, and not dressed with anything. A light olive oil splatter with salt would have been great.

All in all, Bricco try’s to be a trendy, upscale Italian restaurant. But it misses completely in that it’s for people who have money but no taste.

If you’re looking for a great meal there are dozens of other restaurants with better ambiance, better food, better service, that are the same price or cheaper.

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Epicurean1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Recommend going early, to avoid very loud night crowd. Ate upstairs , and sat us next to bar, which was also noisy . I would recommend asking to sit upstairs, next to window , lovely tables . Food very good with extensive Menu.

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BobbyL
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was exceptional. Drink we’re lights out. Any other reasons you need to go?

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vipPatriciaY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was delicious! Our server was pretty rude and acted like we were doing him a disservice. When we asked if we could get bread, he said only after we order our meals... which was pretty awkward.

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JohnH
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We went for dinner during Dine-Out Boston. The food was very good as was the service. Seating was very tight with little to no personal space and the back ground noise was on the high side. Conversation was difficult at times. I would probably not go again, primarily due to the high prices on the regular menu.

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LiAnn2020
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience1

I made the reservation online and stated it was our 10 year wedding anniversary. There was nothing special done for us and to make it worse we were seated at a tiny table near the bar where the patrons were extremely loud. We couldn’t have a conversation because it was so loud. We ate our food quickly and didn’t order dessert because we wanted to leave right away. There really should not be any dinner tables near the bar. I could literally pinch someone at the bar by leaning over from our table that’s how close the table was located to the bar. Ridiculous! The main course and drinks were excellent. The crab cakes appetizer was nothing special. The wait staff gave us good prompt service.

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vipeati
New England
28 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are both excellent. Great location, easy walk to TD Garden for game.

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vipDinerdelight
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful dining experience! Will return soon, thank you!

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BretB
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Have been there multiple times. This time the food quality was not to expectations. Nice location.

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JeffD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We sat upstairs against the window facing Hanover. Very nice table. Food and service were as expected, excellent. That said, it was very loud, and unbelievably dark - I understand dark, but this was so dark we were all commenting on it. It was so loud so you had to speak loudly to be heard. We were a young table of 5 and not looking for a quiet night out - but if you are then be aware. Downstairs seemed the same.

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SirFreddysMom
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was good but the main dish, the pork, was overcooked. I went on Restaurant Week so the value was good and the service was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Week

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vipRussell
New England
29 reviews