Nico

4.6
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3267 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Nick Varano invites you to enjoy superlative and classic Italian fare in this boldly colored and romantic atmosphere. NICO’s friendly and enthusiastic staff set the bar for quality customer service. The kitchen is under the direction and expertise of celebrated Boston chef, Salvatore Firicano.

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4.6based on recent ratings
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JuliaF
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible and service was great. We hit crazy traffic and were over 45 minutes late to our reservation, and the staff held our table and was extremely accomodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food but they made us wait an hour after our reservation to be seated.

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KatieM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, & very authentic atmosphere!

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Buddy
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The menu pricing on Open Table was about $10 cheaper per item than on actual menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot to go before vacation. Food and Service also fantastic.

SM
StevenM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

B day and evening dinner

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

30 min wait even

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vipSteveK
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Made a reservation for 8:30 and had to wait over an hour before we were seated. We were told they were running 10 minutes late so we waited and waited. Ridiculous.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t get to go because reservations were an hour and a half behind schedule.

MD
MichaelD
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food and good service by our waiter, but we were seated over an hour late to our reservation. The restaurant was over booked and overly crowded environment with many people waiting.

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Juan
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

We had a reservation for 6:30, got there in time to valet park the car and were told to go back to Strega to valet park the car (Have you ever done a U-turn in Boston's crowded North End? I had to). Then the hostess told us that they were running 15 minutes behind. We were told to go to the bar next door and wait there. At 7:10 (40 minutes later) I called to inquire about our reservation and was told "It'd be 15 more minutes." At 7:50 (again, 40 minutes later) I was told, once more "it'll be 15 minutes." At 8:20 I had no choice but to confront the hostess. We were finally seated after almost a 2-hour wait. The food was ASTOUNDING. The wait staff was overwhelmed but did their best to be friendly and our food was cooked and brought to our table quickly. Sadly, the ultra long wait without a reasonable explanation and the valet parking snafu would preclude me from recommending this place, despite the out of this world food.

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MichelleK
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food overbooked .. waited a hour with reservations

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Waiter was wonderful. Some of the best in the North End.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was good except we had to wait for 45 mins after our reservation time to get a table and ended up sitting so close to another couple we were basically at a table for 4. My boyfriend got the Fusilli with shrimp and for $29 they didn’t even take the tails off the shrimp. Food was great otherwise, would go back

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vipHiro
Acapulco
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

小さなお店ですが料理、雰囲気、サービス全て満足です。

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had an 8:15 reservation and waited until 8:45 ended up leaving for another place nearby

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great, the table next to us was very loud but the server was amazing and kept apologizing, we understood it was out of their control. The hostess was slightly rude when we got there is the only complaint.

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KatieG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were quickly seated at Nico. Service was great and the food was amazing. The price is reasonable for the value/quality of the meal. I would recommend to others checking out great Italian in the North End!

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PeterF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We started with the grilled pear salad and spinach rollatini which were brought together so the rolatini was cold after the salad was eaten. However, both were very good. The prime sirloin with red wine reduction was literally smothered under a sauce that was more akin to a bland gravy than any reduction I've ever seen. The accompanying vegetables were pedestrian. A poor end after a promising start.

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vipSteveK
New England
14 reviews