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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.

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, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

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Bricco Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.4

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4.3

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3.9

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 17 hours ago

Fantastic food & exceptional service!

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Great meal

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

Was very impressed with every aspect of Bricco - the drinks were excellent, the food was exceptional and dessert was fantastic! The service was very good - timely but not intrusive. We will definitely be back!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Best bone in strip in the city!!! Worth the money.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Have been to Bricco several times and will continue to go back, always delicious

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

The braised short ribs made me very sick.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Love this place ! I’ve been a few times & will continue to go back

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was amazing but our server wasn’t attentive.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines Day. I know it’s a tough night for restaurants. We had a great time and the food was great. Service was polite and we got everything needed, but there were a couple hiccups. The table next to us received our apps which were then taken off their table and put directly on ours. I had watched them not touch anything so no big deal but this shouldn’t happen. Also we ordered 3 courses - an app, a pasta, then a main - and I wanted them to come out in that order, but we received the pasta and the main at the same time. Again, did it have a huge impact on our experience, no; but it would’ve been perfect if those two items had been properly handled.

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Unbelievable!!! Food. Service. Unreal. Octopus is a top 20 dish for me in my life. Veal was amazing. If you love wine. The vault is for you. Amazing dinner. Amazing service. Went for valentines. Right call.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, People Watching, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great! Awesome night

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Too loud, too dark and our reserved table was in the bar area, which was tight for four adults. Food was very good, however, tomahawk steak was overpriced with not much meat.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

With so many choices in this neighborhood I was not happy I went with this one. Our Waitress had an attitude, we had a table on the 2nd floor & it was cold even though I was next to the fireplace & food was marginal at best especially for the price. I would never recommend it.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were visiting from out of town on a business trip and found this establishment on the web. I was very disappointed, even after booking a reservation on line, that we were placed at a very cramped table in the bar area. We felt stuffed in an out of the way table away from other diners and had no atmosphere, really, to enjoy. The food was excellent, the waiter made every effort to make the experience a great one, but the noise in the bar area was so loud there was great difficulty in hearing the waiter or each other. This dinner was a special occasion (my birthday) and we had hoped, given the reviews, a far better experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great atmosphere, fantastic food

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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great restaurant with wonderful service!!! The menu had a great selection.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Cozy, wonderful Italian restaurant with great food

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Night and day difference from the last time I visited, when the food and service was excellent. This time the food was bland (especially the burrata), rushed and the service wasn’t attentive at all. Shame because I liked it before but for the price, I’m now going to go elsewhere.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Swordfish streak is awesome

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Menu is great. Food was perfect. Service not quite there, forgot a dish on our order, waiting for a table was uncomfortable as bar is blocked all the way along by seated patrons.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Whenever asks me what my favorite restaurant is in the North End. It's always BRICCO. I tell people just go to Bricco. Consistently amazing, superior service by Italians who know what they are talking about. Incredible wines from Italy that you can't find anywhere.
Just go to Bricco, it will never ever disappoint!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I went to Bricco with friends after several years apart and it was a great place to catch up over great food and wine! A bit pricey, but definitely worth the value.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This isn't the first time I've been to Bricco. This restaurant is one of my favorites. Food is exceptional and so is the service. Great place for a couple or a large group. Reservations are necessary because it's always at capacity. Bar is great but you need to get there early.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went for birthday celebration, started at the bar , bartender assisted us for a spot, very personable. Seated approx 15 mins from our reservation. Very busy , advise make reservation on Saturday, our reservation 6:15. Able to give us a window seat. We had a fun and not rushed evening. Had wine, extensive menu , apps, egg plant parm, meatballs, burrata salad, scallops. Not disappointed . Main courses chicken , salmon, bass, osso bocco,everyone was pleased with their meal. Coffee n dessert included bread pudding only thing I would not recommend. Expect to spend , a great place to celebrate!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This place is ridiculously busy. Food could have been great, but half of our dishes came out barely luke warm. Wines were prohibitively expensive. Many better options literally around the corner. Portions were very small for $28 pasta. As many have said elsewhere, the best days of this place are behind it. Bricco is part of a large restaurant group and it appears that importance and focus is placed on the next new venue. We had a much better experience at the newer Aquapazza (part of the Bricco group) last month. Better to try a small independently owned place that still provides value.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went to dinner with my son and his girlfriend. Everything was perfect. All of our meals were delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

amazing! always consistent. will go back every time I'm in Boston!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Truly over priced, and poor fish. The Salmon and Haddock weren’t paired well with the other flavors on the plate. Was expecting better for the North End.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I had never been to Bricco before but frequent other restaurants in the North End. The service was extremely slow. We got the appetizer before we were served our first cocktail. It was too loud so the waiter could not hear when we ordered our meal and drinks. The space was very tight and congested. The meals were overpriced for the quality. I added to the reservation that it was a special occasion and was never asked about it. Sad to say I will not be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and service met and exceeded expectations, the space is cramped and loud, the North end on a Saturday night. All in all we'll go back again and enjoy the great feed, just not on a Saturday!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I would not recommend this restaurant. While the food was very good, the service was horrible and the dinner was very expensive ($150.00) to have such terrible service!! The waiter had an attitude from the start and he was condescending. And we couldn’t understand him most of the time, his accent was so thick and he didn’t really speak up and the place was so loud that it was hard to understand each other, the acoustics were awful. It seemed like he was rushing us and asked for our appetizer order right away, which we gave. But then we overheard another waiter tell their table about appetizer and entree specials, which our guy never told us about. So we then had to ask him for the entree specials. And then when our food arrived we asked for pepper. He went on and on about how he spent so much time grinding the pepper (when all we wanted was pepper we didn’t care how it was processed) and how Americans don’t know about hand grinded pepper how we only know cracked pepper, it was really weird and quite insulting, especially because me and my boyfriend have traveled all over the world and have experienced a lot of different foods and culture. No way would I go back or recommend. A total rip-off with rude staff. 👎🏻

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Came to Boston from NY for the weekend and came across Bricco while looking for somewhere to have a nice dinner in North End. Our server Emilio was EXCELLENT and the food was absolutely incredible ( I would live off the carpaccio if I could). Easily one of the best dining experiences we've ever had. Will be back next time we're in town

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food great vibes. Pasta is amazing!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

It has been a while since I ate at Bricco as there are so many good restaurants in the North End. My meal was outstanding, had the sea bass, and it had a great flavor and was a large piece of fish. My companion had the Veal Osso Buco and said it was the best he had ever had. Definitely a memorable meal, great location in the North End and very good service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2018

All around one our favorite restaurants! You can not go wrong with anything you eat here. The food is always outstanding, but dinner wouldn’t be complete without the impeccable service we received! VuVu is truly the best!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Bricco is a great choice for a romantic date and stands out in an area with many great options

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We have been there several times and have always been impressed. Prices are much higher than most other North End restaurants but we have always felt it was worth it for a special occasion. This time it felt rushed and crowded.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is not our first visit to Bricco. It's an excellent restaurant with a great atmosphere, I like it loud and with energy. I feel that the prices have increased over the last year or two, it's very pricey but the food and wine choices are great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food great service

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Good, service and atmosphere were perfect as always. Our server, Emilio, made this an exceptional dinner for my family.

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