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.
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, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
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Bricco Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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. 👎🏻
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
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.
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