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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

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)
Romantic (41)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
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)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food, great service, would recommend for ambience

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food! Open late too. Very loud but worth It. This isn't gloppy marinara on spaghetti. Great home made pastas, wonderful salads entrees and desserts

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was amazing, excellent service and well timed courses. Classic ambiance.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Usually one of my favorite restaurants, but this time, the service was not so great. We wanted more water but never saw our waiter again til check came. Our first first glass of wine was sent back because it had turned to vinegar,and the waiter said he had just opened the bottle. Okay, then the bottle is bad probably due to improper storage. We tried a second wine which tasted like it was going bad as well. We are big wine drinkers, so we know the difference. Saved half of the food on my plate for taking home. When I opened it up, there was no polenta, just the short rib. Next trip to Boston, we will try again and also try Lucca's if the experience is the repeated.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Loved Bricco! The restaurant was lively on an early evening Sunday night. Our waiter, Michele (from Italy!), was excellent - exceptional service, very helpful and very professional. The pappardelle with wild boar ragu was to die for! Will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Made a reservation for my wife's birthday on 10/8 for 5:45 table was ready, no wait. The service was spot on the entire evening from water to desserts. Our food was perfectly prepared & came In a timely fashion. With having appetizers, entres, a bottle of wine & dessert, the bill was well deserving!! Great beginning of the night before the concert that followed. We will always come back to Bricco!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Loved our meal! Roberto our server was spot on!! We will be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I had reviewed the menu but I called ahead about vegetarian options. I was told just to speak with the server. There were 3 options but I had hoped for more choices. Table next to us kept complaining about how close the tables were.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

While it took a exceptionally long time for our food to come out, it ended up being absolutely delicious! Rob, the bar tender, was also awesome!

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

When we arrived for one ur reservation, hostess was not very welcoming. She seemed annoyed at us! She sat us upstairs behind bar in such a small room right near the door and constantly having servers walk back and forth in tight quarters. It was claustrophobic! Our appetizers were crab cakes that looked like jalapeño poppers and the inside didn't look like crab at all. Scallops wrapped in bacon were dry! Entrees were terrible!! The seabass was not the best we had, it was overcooked. Steak was steak, veal Osso bucco was lousy! Ahi tuna was just ok! Maybe Bricco should consider not packing people in but concentrate on preparing the meals in a better manner instead of mass production! Bricco came highly recommended but our experience was less than we expected. And at $278 plus trip of 20% which came to nearly $350 for 4 people we will NOT be returning!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our service was TERRIBLE. The waitress came over only after we asked a server if we could order drinks, and then proceeded not to speak to us throughout our meal. It was a busy night, so we were willing to understand some delay, but she could not have been ruder.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Octopus appetizer was dried out and flavorless. Salmon entre was overdone. Pasta also disappointing. Overall, a loud three ring circus with overrated food and poor service.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Never disappointed with this place. Everyone is friendly, the food is amazing, and we always leave stuffed!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 6, 2017

While the food is very good, the service was disappointing. We sat down at 7:30 and did not get our appetizers until just before 9:00. The waitress had zero empathy and only mentioned that the kitchen "is slammed". Unfortunately, I would avoid this restaurant solely based on the service.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

One of the best meals I have had in a long time. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Love you guys!

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Wonderful food, waiter, and service. We tried the octopus and zucchini leaves for appetizers. Octopus was very tender. Main course delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very cool atmosphere, great service and outstanding food. Maybe slightly more upscale, in a good way, then all the restaurants in that area. I was pleasantly surprised

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Good service. Prompt seating. Food was delicious. Seats a little close together. I hate bumping up against the chair behind me.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Bricco is one of my favorites in the North End. Piero was our server and he was friendly & attentive. Food was great as always. Took Mom out for her Birthday and as always, the service & food did not disappoint.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great service, great food and excellent espresso martinis!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

What a fantastic meal and overall dining experience!! Our server, Emilio, was absolutely top notch!

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Parents weekend for Boston College.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

It was superb as always. Wicked awesome. Shrimp the sizes of your fist.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

No delay. Great service. Food is as authentic as it gets in North End.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Our first visit to Bricco and trip to Boston's North End in a long time and we could not have picked a better spot! We had the perfect table for a romantic birthday dinner for two - right beside the open street side window. The restaurant is small and chic and lovely and vibrant. The service was perfect and our meals were exceptional - fresh, authentic and sumptuous. We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Fantastic place in North End! The Menu and Flavor s were outstanding. The value ($$) is comparable to the many resto's around. The ambiance is inviting and has that Italian charm/casual energy. Please expect this meal to take time as the service was a bit slow but nothing a good conversation and some vino can't handle. The Parpadelle and Shrimp Zucchini pasta dishes were spectacular. And the Frito Misto was a good dish to stat with a table of 2-3 ppl. Grazie!

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great waiter, Michaeli , very informative and knowledgeable of menu and wine

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The dinner was was superb! Choices we amazing and the service outstanding! Wine list was extensive and our Super Tuscan amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Was in Boston on vacation & ate at Bricco twice. Food was amazing.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The Waiter Douglass is our server every time we go, he is incredibly thoughtful and always makes sure that we enjoy ourselves. Make sure to request his section!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Another great meal here. We have yet to be disappointed at this restaurant. Fresh pastas are just fantastic, as is everything else. Their wine list is excellent too and as restaurants go has a decent amount of range to it in terms of wine quality and prices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Outstanding food, everything is made freash in tbe restaurant. Service was good. A little pricey but we feel we got our
$ worth.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food, great experience! Looking forward to going back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, People Watching
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

The service we had on a Friday night was pretty terrible. There was two of us, and we just ordered pasta dishes and it took a full 50 minutes to get our food. I'm pretty sure the waiter forgot to put our order in. We were clearly upset but he didn't apologize or do anything to make up for it. Won't be coming back here.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great service, nice ambiance. Tables are close but privacy maintained.The Pasta Ciangale is exceptional.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Run by people who know how to prepare fantastic flavored food with excellent service.

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

The service impressed me first--seated exactly as our special request asked. Then the waiter recommended a relatively less expensive but delicious bottle of wine, and gave a lot of thought to the timing for our one-from-column A, one-from-column B meal, so as not to rush us. Wild boar pasta was delicious. Quieter than usual but can be noisy near the bar.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Everything was delicious and great start to finish! Just be careful though if you make note of a special occasion in your reservation-without my asking, we were brought a lovely tiramisu with a candle (I had noted on OT it was my husband's birthday), but it was included on the bill! The server was good about removing the charge, but it was a little awkward.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The wine and food were excellent and our waiter Joel Hernandez was just great.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion
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