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.
Boston, MA 02113
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
$22 Valet parking offered in front of Bricco
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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
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Bricco Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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