We proudly invite you to join us at Publico, where our goal is to channel the senses of exploring a new locale through globally inspired fare, libations, and mid-century meets rustic décor.
Our simple plates meld elements and flavors from Europe, South and North America. Prepared with traditional techniques and time tested recipes, our approachable offerings highlight the season’s freshest, sensibly sourced ingredients from local farms and purveyors. Paired with handpicked wine selections from small producers around the world, rotating craft beers, or indulgent cocktails, your experience is designed to leave you with a modestly priced passport stamp for your palette.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Merguez spice, beluga lentils, and celery root salsa verde
Queso blanco, bacon lardons, and parmesan
Half chicken, papas criollas, escarole, grilled onions, and natural jus
Food and drinks were great! It wasn’t too crowded or loud which was super nice - highly recommend the coffee and donuts dessert!
Great food and ambiance
Everything we ordered was fantastic: Spiked Cider, Bacon BBQ Brussels, Truffle Fungi pizza and the Burger. The service was super quick and we were in and out in 45 minutes.
Thank You for the 5 stars. Hope we see you again soon!
Never disappointed here. Everything was fabulous. Had a great birthday dinner. Thank you!
Thank you for the kind words. Happy Birthday!!
12/10, place is gas. Best wings ever.
The wings were a recent addition to the menu. Glad to hear we didn't disappoint!
Excellent food and service, the ambiance in there is the best in Boston especially during the pandemic. Come here to watch a game or just chill with friends. Relaxed, but upscale, delicious food!
Thanks for the 5 stars and kind words. Please join us again soon!
Great vibe. Good food. We got unlucky with our table location and missed out on the fun. Would try again.
Have had great experiences at publico in the past but unfortunately had a very inattentive waitress this time. We were done with our meals and drinks (first round) for a 40 min before she even asked if we wanted anything else or the check. Still love publico tho
Great food, amazing staff. The best restaurant in Southie.
So great to hear! Thank You!
I love this place so much!! Food is always delish and so are the drinks!! Top tire service!!!
Thank You! We hope to see you again soon.
Food not good at all
Everything was excellent!!
Great to hear. Come back again soon! Joe Marotta General Manager
Nice seating at the bar and good food. Espresso martini’s here are some of my favorite in Boston!
Best burger in Boston. Doesn’t even need ketchup. Always cooked perfectly and amazing blend of meats
Birthday Drinks and Apps
We were sat near a speaker that was way too loud but otherwise it was great!
I love publico, one of my favorite places to go in Boston
This is by far the best restaurant in south Boston. A true hidden gem. Every meal I’ve had has been incredible. I cannot recommend this enough.
Thank You! This means a lot to us.
Great place, food and service. We love going there. Chef is outstanding!!!
Amazing tatziki dip, the bolognese could be better it was a bit oily, great staff
Both the server and the manager were very friendly. Food was creative and the Tuesday night three course prix fixe was an exceptional value. The steak was prime and cooked to perfection!
It’s always an absolute pleasure....the food and the service are impeccable.
I got the beet salad and it was delicious! The guac and chips were really good. The dumplings were okay should have been called patties. Service was not great we sat down at 630 and we knew we had 90 minutes. We understand they want a fast turnover but our waitress was rushing us to hurry up and order. We were asked multiple times to put an order in and told “it’s because we have a 90 minute limit” but we knew that already and respected that! We just wanted to leave because she was not allowing us to enjoy our time. Hope next visit is better!
I HAD A HOT DATE AND SHES LOVES ME NOW. THANK YOU
Love their food. Charred octopus 💣💣💣
Best Octopus in the city! The service is always top notch. The food is always amazing. Theo has built such an amazing dining experience. Chef Joel is always on point- we've never had anything but an amazing meal. Christian, Meia, Serena, Marta are always so great to us. This is a must try.
Great server, great food, good social distancing and overall a lovely brunch experience
We were sat in the left side of the front room (opposite from the bar) it wasn't as nice as the bar area or back room where the ambience is very nice.
Absolutely loved Publico. Great service, great atmosphere. Went two days in a row!
Publico does a nice job following all of the safety precautions for COVID-19, my friend and I felt very safe throughout our time at Publico. The food (burger and pizza) were tasty and our service from Emily (server) and Lydia (bartender) was great. The space has a lot of natural light, which contributed to the nice ambience.
Lydia is the best bar tender. Great drinks. Fun spot
Had such a nice time in the Lodge ! Specifically want to call out the hostess Victoria, who was super sweet when we called ahead and made sure to accolade us in a thoughtful way! She even remembered me a few hours later !!
One of Southie best spots far and away without all the headaches that come with most of Southies popular spots
Very good food, VERY nice and accommodating staff. Only annoying part is there are only three outside tables and you cannot reserve them.
We had a great time there, great food and ambiance, will definitely come back.
Thank You so much! We hope to see you again very soon.
Perfect service. Always a top choice if making reservations in south boston.
The lodge is our favorite, what a beautiful job they do with decorating. Be back soon!
Thank you Meredith! The Lodge is our favorite part of Winter too. See you soon!
Thank you to Tina from Publico to help me set up a great bachelorette brunch. You saved the day!
The food was delicious and the service was great. We loved the fireplace couch area, it made our small party special.
The Yuka fries are fabulous! The frittata delicious and the Chorizo hash a really nice unique twist. Publico is a perfect neighborhood restaurant and we really appreciate them in these challenging times!!
The lamb lollipops are amazing! Highly recommend. great drinks as well
I love Publico. Food is always great, the atmosphere is on point, the manager is always welcoming but this time my service wasn't so great. We felt kind of ignored and forgotten. Wasn't too many people there but we were the smallest party in the room so that could've been why we weren't attended to well. Not sure, but I would definitely go back. It's one of my favorite spots in the area.
Publico does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Publico also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 622-5700.
Publico is rated 4.8 stars by 371 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.