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About Bricco

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.

Open 2 days a week 11:oopm – 2:00 a.m.

241 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Meat

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.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 248-6800

Website:
http://www.bricco.com/

Parking Details:
$22 Valet parking offered in front of Bricco

Public Transit:
Haymarket and Government Center T stop

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.

Private Party Contact:
Nick Vatistas: (617) 248-6800

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

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Bricco Ratings and Reviews

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86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (61)
Special Occasion (57)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
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Authentic (45)
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Fit for Foodies (40)
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Good for Birthdays (36)
Notable Wine List (36)
Creative Cuisine (32)
People Watching (28)
Hot Spot (27)
Fun (26)
Bar Seating (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Cozy (22)
Business Meals (21)
Good for Groups (18)
Comfort Food (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Casual (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Scenic View (9)
Tasting Menu (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
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·Dined 10 hours ago

Food was just ok

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

17th birthday for son

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, great wine, great service.....perfect night!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We had a lovely evening with great food and service. The veal chop is amazing!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The dinner was delicious and prepared perfectly. The squash soup appetizer was very original made with two sautéed scallops and various herbs. The appetizer made with eggplant was absolutely delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Boy oh boy. It seems as though prices jump since we were last there

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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our waiter VuVu (Sp?) was excellent. He suggested a nice Barolo that was below $100 which was surprising since I always have spent north $125+ for one. Food was delicious and he decided on our dishes since we didn’t mind. Only dish that was just OK was the Veal Shank.

Otherwise I always enjoy dining here and will return soon.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

I love Bricco. The food is always amazing, especially the daily specials. We had great service also. Went here for my birthday and they made it very special for me. Need to go more often!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service slow, tables too close together, food mediocre to very bad. Chips tasted like bleach! Fish like it was very old. Will not go there again and do not recommend it

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My experience at Bricco was great as usual. This was my 29th birthday dinner and everything was fantastic. We sat down a bit past our reservation time, but we were a larger party so it was understandable. The food here is always fantastic and I️ am bringing my family over Thanksgiving weekend... can’t wait!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Emilio always treats us like we are royalty! Best restaurant in the North end! The wild Boar Pasta is the best!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always good. We love that their pasta noodles are all made in house... have never been disappointed!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was expensive! No basic pasta dishes - i.e. side pasta dishes with choice of sauces.
That was disappointin g!
Food that we ordered was very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were in Boston celebrating my wife's birthday and a friend recommended Bricco. The food and waitstaff were superb.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Bricco was ok. It was very loud and we were seated in the bar area, so there were constantly people standing basically at our table. The food was ok. Pasta was like warm. The sea bass was good. They also made a good Manhattan. In their defense, it was Friday evening so there was a large crowd drinking in the bar. The location is great and there is a ton of energy around the area. Ask to sit in the dining room!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and happily helped us pick a great wine while helping us enjoy our night.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Bricco has amazing food and service. Especially for a vegetarian! The pumpkin ravioli was one of the best meals we have ever had. We sat upstairs and enjoy top notch service. We can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent just plain old Excellent!!! Everything including the Wild boar, lamb chop, shrimp apps, wine all of it is out of this world excellent!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was great about our night at Bricco - from the drinks and appetizer at the bar to our amazing meal - no complaints!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Perfection

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great restaurant! Octopus was incredible. Loved the food

Tags: Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Been to Boston 7-8 Times. Can’t believe I missed this one. The BEST Italian food I’ve had outside Italy. I felt like I was in Sienna!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good food and good service

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Salmon was dry and just really not good. I've been to Bricco before and it was much better than this time. Maybe its because I go the Salmon but honestly the Salmon at applebees is better than this meal and about half the cost!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food and location were great! Our service was slow - additionally, we said we were celebrating a birthday so they brought dessert at the end but then charged us for it!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

What a fantastic experience. We arrived in Boston earlier in the day and stopped in to check on our reservation. It was confirmed and I mentioned we were celebrating my son's birthday who had just recently moved to Boston and was anxious to try this restaurant. When we all arrived that night , we got one of the best seats in the house , window view. Being of Italian heritage and experiencing some great restaurants
Italian restaurants, wasn't sure what to expect. Service and food was fantastic. Staff was so friendly and very accommodating. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Bricco was recommended by a friend. The host barely acknowledged us when we walked in. The hostess was attentive when the host figured out we were there. The seating was very cramped, and felt like we sitting with the group next to us. Our waiter was great. He was very attentive, new the menu, and accommodating. The food was good, I expected it to be better, especially given the price.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were so glad that the hostess did not lead us to the 4 top by the front door. Very glad to be seated in a small quiet dining room upstairs. And it only got better.
Each course was flavorful and spot on. So often in an Italian restaurant the primi pasta dishes are so large that there' no room for the second I. Small side portions of pasta were offered. Room for the delicious secondi.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Service was terrible and made overall experience poor. I can't even remember what we ate because all I remember is the poor service. Waiter was completely inattentive, did not check on us frequently, and we could barely understand him a he had an accent nd it was super loud in the restaurant. Food took forever to come out. Our reservation time was 7:15 and main course came out around 9 pm. Also it was INCREDIBLY dark I couldn't see what I was eating.
Poor service overshadowed anything that might have been good such as the food.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Perfect Northend gem!! Loved the pasta...homemade!! Complete with a real Italian waiter😃

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Waiter was excellent. Steak (fillet) was over cooked and slightly bland. Pasta portions were tiny.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I have taken time before writing this review as my experience was terrible. We sat upstairs and had a male waiter that could not have been more uninterested in waiting on my husband and myself, from taking 8 minutes to take a drink order to never delivering it and we had to go to the bar and pick the drink up ourselves???
I ordered the shrimp scampi and told the waiter that I do not like lemon or the flavor at all in my scampi and could they just use oil and garlic. The dish came out tasting like lemon and wine and I was fine with just letting it go, however the waiter insisted on returning the meal while my husband at his dinner alone. I would have been fine with that even.

The waiter came back to my table several times to explain that scampi is always prepared with wine and lemon and that the dish was made correctly. I explained that I just didn't like the taste of lemon and I was not saying that the dish was not made as it always is, but I had told him ahead of time that I did not like lemon on my shrimp! The waiter ended up arguing with me to the point that I had to leave my husband alone at the table and walk out of the restaurant.

My husband asked for the check (Manager never came to our table) only to find that my shrimp scampi dish was still on the bill and he never removed it.

We ended up going down the street to Nico's restaurant where the staff was pleasant and the food was fantastic.

Terrible experience at Briccio and that waiter is in the wrong business...

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent meal with great service and wonderfully prepared food. A really good choice for Italian dining in the North End. You won’t be disappointed.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great place....sorry for the reservation confusion. My friends got there first and didn't give them the reservation. They were seated without and when I got there I assumed it was handled.....Would definitely go again!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fun, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Love Big Night Timpano, zucchini flowers, and the cheesecake (Oh My!!). Love this place and always will. ❤️

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Waitress was rude , lobster dish was horrible the taste it was tough chewy and was suppose to be spicy was just loaded with tomatoes. when asked why I didn't like it I told her why she answered me back rudely and walked away! Would never go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We have been coming here for 5 years. Always ask for Emilio. He is fantastic!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food. Cool place

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We've eaten there a couple of times and my favorite meal is the braised wild boar with mushrooms over pasta. Hanover Street is one of the liveliest in Boston, and probably has the most European feel of any neighborhood in the city.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food. Fair service. Very loud. Would go again but don't expect to have a conversation.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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