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Piccolo Nido

4.9
4.9
157 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Piccolo Nido in Boston is an Italian restaurant with a family atmosphere, owned and operated by chef Pino Irano from Napoli. Piccolo Nido’s dinner menu includes a daily soup option, as well as classic antipasto and pasta dishes. Enjoy an espresso or cappuccino with dessert, and enjoy getting to know Pino when he steps out of the kitchen to greet the patrons.

Entrees at Piccolo Nido include favorites such as spaghetti and gnocchi, but also has options for lovers of true Italian flavors, such as veal and trout. The fresh catch of the day is also available for the freshest seafood around, and diners can also enjoy tiramisu or a dessert of the day.


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Booked 3 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 742-4272

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Menu

Zuppe

  • Zuppa del Giorno$9.50

    Fresh homemade soup of the day.

    Antipasti

    Our Antipasti are a great way to start your wonderful meal as each one is prepared to your liking.

    • Antipasto Piccolo Nido$22.95

      An assortment of classic Italian taste- serves 2.

      • Portobello Mushrooms$11.95

        Grilled Portobello mushroom marinated in balsamic vinegar, garlic and oil.

        • Insalata di Cesare$9.95

          Classic Caesar salad.

          • Insalata Multicolore$7.95

            A medley of fresh greens dressed in our famous "agro-dolce" vinaigrette.

            • Insalata Caprese$11.95

              Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, olive oil and fresh basil.

              • Calamari alla Griglia$20.95

                A specialty of the house- grilled calamari accented with fresh herbsand fresh lemon over a bed of greens.

                • Crespelle ai Funghi$15.95

                  Crepes filled with wild mushrooms and served with a light Medeira sauce.

                  • Bresaola$14.95

                    Air-cured beef with fresh arugola, shaved parmesan, olive oil and lemon.

                    • Bruschetta Classica$8.95

                      Grilled garlic bread topped with diced tomatoes, basil and extra-virgin olive oil.

                      Paste

                      Most of our pasta is made fresh daily. Each dish has its own unique style and all the sauces are lightly prepared to ensure the seasonings appeal to all tastes.

                      • Regina$19.25

                        Homemade Fusilli pasta topped with Bolognese sauce.

                        • Linguini ai Frutti di Mare$27.95

                          Linguini pasta with a medley of fresh seafood in a light sauce of fresh tomatoes.

                          • Farfalle del Cardinale$18.95

                            For the mushroom lover- bow tie pasta, mushrooms and imported prosciutto di Parma in a light cream sauce.

                            • Spaghetti Chitarra "Amatriciana"$18.95

                              Homemade spaghetti chitarra sauteed with fresh light tomato sauce, Italian bacon, onions, pecorino cheese and splash of red wine.

                              • Gnocchi Nostrani$18.95

                                Homemade gnocchi in a light tomato sauce with basil and mozzarella cheese.

                                • Risotto dello Chef$26.95

                                  Another of our originals starting with Arborio rice with shrimp, asparagus, diced fresh peppers, leeks in a light fresh sauce.

                                  • Ravioli Porcini$24.95

                                    Homemade ravioli filled with porcini mushrooms and sauteed in a light cream sauce with cheese, thyme and shallots.

                                    • Linguini alle Vongole$25.90

                                      Linguini pasta sauteed with littleneck clams, garlic, white wine and extra-virgin olive oil.

                                      Secondi

                                      • Vitello Pizzaiola$26.95

                                        Veal sauteed with fresh tomato sauce and oregan.

                                        • Trota alla Mugnaia$22.95

                                          Filet of trout sauteed in a light white wine sauce.

                                          • Vitello Valdostana$26.95

                                            Escalope of veal topped with prosciutto, fontina cheese, sauteed in a demi-glace sauce.

                                            • Petti di Pollo Carolina$21.95

                                              Breast of chicken sauteed with fresh artichokes, lemon, white wine, roasted peppers and capers.

                                              • Petti di Pollo Frangelico$18.95

                                                Breast of chicken sauteed with mushrooms in a Frangelico sauce.

                                                • Nodino di Vitello della Casa$45.95

                                                  The specialty of the house-fresh daily, a 12 oz veal chop, grilled and toppedwith a truffle sauce.

                                                  • Vitello Parmigiana$26.95

                                                    Escalope of veal, baked with a light fresh of tomato sauce and top with a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese.

                                                    • Pesce del Giorno

                                                      Fresh catch of the day.

                                                      • Market

                                                    Dolci e Caffe

                                                    • Tiramisu e Dolce del Giorno$9.50

                                                      The lightest Tiramisu or dessert of the day.

                                                      • Espresso$3.95

                                                        • Cappuccino$5.25

                                                          Last updated: April 21, 2019

                                                          What 157 people are saying

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                                                          • 4.8Ambience
                                                          • 4.8Value

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                                                            ilpadrino5

                                                            Charleston

                                                            20 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            20 reviews

                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Awesome! Just as expected/advertised: small, family-owned, great service. Also nice to be off beaten path a little. Proof that you don’t need a 6-page menu & 30-page wine list to do it right! Highly recommend!

                                                          2. MP

                                                            MatthewP

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            As advertised from a previous write up. Very simple, well cooked food basic Italian. Can’t go wrong here. Service, by one waiter took great care of the small dining room without a blink

                                                          3. BG

                                                            BostonGuy

                                                            New England

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on October 7, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Want a quiet, out of the way, truly authentic southern Italian cuisine experience, then this is the place. Entrees were excellent and prices reasonable for the North End. The owners were very attentive and we could have been dining in Avellino!

                                                          4. MM

                                                            MaureenM

                                                            New York Area

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 1, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Our server was patient as we caught up with friends and then continued to provide great service. Wine list was very reasonable, specials were varied. The minestrone soup was outstanding, really enjoyed the veal marsala, seafood linguine, eggplant parm and veal valdostanna - everything was flavorful, fresh and delicious! It's always nice when the owner takes the time to stop by your table to see how everything is. Great spot off the beaten path and would highly recommend Piccolo Nido to anyone wanting to enjoy an authentic Italian meal.

                                                          5. MM

                                                            MMA321

                                                            New England

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on September 26, 2021

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            Antipasto appetizer was delicious. Split the gnocchi and chicken Parmesan with my girlfriend. The chicken Parmesan was perfectly crispy and juicy. The gnocchi was good as well. We also had two glasses of red and it all came to about $100 before tip. Well worth the money, and great service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

                                                          6. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New England

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 17, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Pino and Michele make you feel like family when you dine here. The food is amazing! We have invited many family members and friends and every one of them has raved about the food and friendly atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant-you will not be disappointed.

                                                          7. O

                                                            Operaphile

                                                            New York Area

                                                            55 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            55 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 17, 2021

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                            for 'cucina casalinga", head for this north end cozy spot family owned and welcoming

                                                          8. MB

                                                            MBeth58

                                                            Nashville

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 9, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            I love this restaurant! So cozy and delicious food!

                                                          9. CT

                                                            CarlT

                                                            Dallas

                                                            16 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            16 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 8, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            WONDERFUL, the food, and the service was outstanding

                                                          10. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Philadelphia

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 28, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Excellent. The go to restaurant in Boston and the North End!

                                                          11. W

                                                            Williasp

                                                            New England

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 14, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            This is a hidden gem in the North End. Friendly staff and willing to accommodate special requests.

                                                          12. G

                                                            Good

                                                            New England

                                                            117 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            117 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 14, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            What a great find. Food is superb. Simple, fresh and cooked perfectly. Cod with a lemon, butter and caper sauce. Spaghetti Amatriciana cooked perfectly with sauce that was outstanding. And the service was also outstanding. The chef comes by to ensure everything is to your liking. You couldn’t ask for a better idea of experience.

                                                          13. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Naples

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 2, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            A great overall experience. Service and food outstanding.

                                                          14. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Philadelphia

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 31, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great Experience!

                                                          15. WM

                                                            WilliamM

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 29, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The food and service were great. The ambiance is quiet and friendly - very authentically Italian as the cook and head waiter of both from Italy. The table was very sizeable for two and private.

                                                          16. R

                                                            Rouge

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on July 17, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Fantastic! #Best Italian food ever. Thank you my friend.

                                                          17. F

                                                            Fargoeye

                                                            Orlando

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on July 16, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Wonderful food, great service and very authentic feel. Highly recommend this place if you’re passing through the North End.

                                                          18. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Philadelphia

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 3, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Pino and his staff are outstanding! Pino personally welcomes each guest and makes everyone feel at home and happy. Food quality is second to none and I highly rate this restaurant for an outstanding dinning experience.

                                                          19. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New England

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 30, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Pino and Michael took great care of us throughout our meal, and the food was all excellent. You must try the mushroom crepes, they are amazing. Please go enjoy a meal here soon!

                                                          20. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New England

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 18, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The food and service were outstanding

                                                          21. G

                                                            Good

                                                            New England

                                                            117 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            117 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 12, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            What a great first time visit. I read other reviews. Food was terrific. Simple menu, fresh ingredients, cooked just right a d presented wonderfully. Can’t imagine how some others didn’t have the same experience. The host was charming and experience just a delight.

                                                          22. t

                                                            timd

                                                            New England

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 10, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We loved everything about our experience, including meeting Pino. Exceptional experience!!!

                                                          23. KF

                                                            KristinF

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 17, 2021

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                            Authentic and yummy food. Good service. No wait. We had a nice time.

                                                          24. MM

                                                            MaureenM

                                                            New York Area

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 9, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Fresh from scratch cooking, authentic Italian dishes, very flavorful, great service and Pino the owner was a perfect host!!

                                                          25. n

                                                            northender

                                                            New England

                                                            30 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            30 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 30, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Try the cod, served in a white wine and lemon butter sauce with capers. It will melt in your mouth!

                                                          26. CL

                                                            CoffeLover

                                                            New England

                                                            45 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            45 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 27, 2021

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                            Perfect meal in almost every way. A few more veg and potato on the side would have been appreciated.

                                                          27. ML

                                                            MarkL

                                                            New England

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 27, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great food and service! The restaurant was warm and inviting. Thank you!

                                                          28. M

                                                            Momof3

                                                            New York Area

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 20, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The food is always amazing. This was our second time visiting Piccolo Nido and we can’t wait to go back ! Thank you !!!

                                                          29. DK

                                                            DavidK

                                                            New York Area

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 16, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Love this place. It was recommended by "The guy From Boston" Joe Ligotti and I can tell you at was the best I've had. Piano. The owner treated us like family and will never forget our experience. Thanks Pino!

                                                          30. MM

                                                            MarshallM

                                                            New England

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 24, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Pino and staff never disappoint, always freshly prepared, delicious homemade Italian food. Reminds my of A bistro in Avelino Italy !!

                                                          31. RF

                                                            RF191

                                                            New England

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 5, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great food, wonderful service, more Italy than North End!

                                                          32. m

                                                            mikeh

                                                            Sacramento

                                                            22 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            22 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 21, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Amazing spot off the beaten path of the North End. We choose based on reviews then saw they were across the street from and Italian social club and figured this is were big Eddie or Antonio would eat. Amazing fresh fish as well as the seafood and pasta combo we were blown away with the ambiance, food and service. Thanks for a great experience from some out of towners form CA

                                                          33. K

                                                            Kika

                                                            New England

                                                            76 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            76 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 22, 2020

                                                            overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                            I’ve been at that restaurant many times. The owner is a nice

                                                          34. JU

                                                            JULIAM

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on July 21, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            I had the most delicious mushroom ravioli made from homemade pasta!

                                                          35. n

                                                            northender

                                                            New England

                                                            30 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            30 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 7, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Picolo Nido has outdoor dining, complete with white linen tablecloths and fantastic service! The calamari was better than ever and the seafood linguine was fantastic (I got the white sauce). My friends raves about the chicken with artichoke and red peppers. We finished with a wonderful tiramisu (and an eggplant parmigiana to go). The street is relatively quiet with very little traffic so it is a nice quiet and relaxed atmosphere.

                                                          36. SJ

                                                            SallyJ

                                                            New England

                                                            61 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            61 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            A delightful evening. So nice to dine in a small authentically Italian restaurant where you can have conversation without shouting!

                                                          37. J

                                                            Jack

                                                            New England

                                                            15 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            15 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Pasta was amazing. Will be back soon.

                                                          38. PR

                                                            PeterR

                                                            New York Area

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Amazing place. Wonderful food. Excellent personal service.

                                                          39. D

                                                            Didi

                                                            New England

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on January 24, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Another amazing experience at Piccolo Nido! Food was delicious, service was spot on! Pino made our night even more special with attention to every detail! Thank you for making our night so wonderful! Can't wait for our next visit!

                                                          40. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 10, 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Best Tiramisu I’ve ever had! Light and full of subtle flavors. Delicious!!!

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                                                          Piccolo Nido is rated 4.9 stars by 157 OpenTable diners

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                                                          257 North St Boston, MA 02113

                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                            North End

                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                            Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
                                                            Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

                                                          • Cuisines

                                                            Italian

                                                          • Dining style

                                                            Casual Dining

                                                          • Dress code

                                                            Business Casual

                                                          • Payment options

                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                          • Additional

                                                            Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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