Bricco

4.6
3156 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cost-wise, this is a bit upscale place. The service is great and the food is tasty but the food options are quite limited if you are vegan or, on the contrary, trying to avoid pasta. The wine menu is expensive compared to other restaurants in the area.

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SN
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Utterly delicious food with helpful, passionate staff

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a
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well executed, delicious food!

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PC
New England
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food and service were good, but the tables are sooooo close together! It is difficult to hear conversation at your own table because the people at the next table are less than one foot away. It makes for a difficult dining experience.

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t
New England
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Been here a couple of times, always great food and service. Just got a bit unlucky this time as we had a crowd heading to a Bruins game seated near us that was very loud. Once they cleared out it was very nice.

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Y
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was good but rather underwhelming considering the price and perceived quality of bricco.

The service was another story. We were sat between a bachelor party of 9 men at a table that probably should have only sat 6. On the other side was a friend of all the waitstaff and his newest girlfriend. We spent the majority of the meal waiting for our server to acknowledge us while we were bumped on one side by a bachelor party and my wife had the owners rear end in her face and kept bumping our table as he energetically engaged the new Beau of the gentleman next to us who seemed to have all the waitstaff attention. We felt as if we were in the way and unwanted as patrons. I will not recommend or be returning to Bricco again.

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RC
London
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed the food and service. The noise level on first floor was a bit too high. We found we had to yell to be heard. It may be quieter on second floor?

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JF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience...we had a great time! the food was excellent

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MT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bricco was very romantic with dim lighting and cozy seating. The food was amazing and I would highly recommend for a special occasion or date!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

The food was phenomenal. However, there were several mice running around the dining room as we were leaving. Gross!

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e
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best meals we’ve had in Avery long time. We brought our cousins who were visiting from London and travel all over the world. They were equally impressed with the quality of the food and service. We will most definitely be back!

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JP
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time here. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Very loud on a Friday night.

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v
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bricco is amazing. Their steak is one of the best in Boston. And if you like espresso martinis you must try theirs. Definitely recommend.

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M
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The service wasn’t as good as it used to be but bricco is still our favorite place. I have to say the burrata isn’t that good and it used to be our favorite appetizer. All in all I still love you

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RD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! The Chilean sea bass is amazing!

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T
Savannah
37 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Bricco is among the hundreds of Italian spots in Boston's North End. Larger than most, it's a mainstay on Hanover Street, with a tried and true approach to northern Italian dining that's stood the test of time. Not so focused on pasta, the menu is more meat-centric than many area spots. There is a bit too much focus on the origins of their beef - it's Angus - but all of their dishes are well-prepared and very tasty. Not a place to try and stretch out, as indoor space is constricted, but it's still possible to dine in comfort and be attended by the very professional and personable staff. A very cool bar completes the ambiance. The only slight misstep on our visit was the bread, which was generic and bland, but the rest of our choices were uniformly excellent. Lots of choices in the North End but Bricco's should be near the top of your list.

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HK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My boyfriend and I went to Bricco for dinner on NYE around 8:00. The first floor was very busy but had a great energy - we got seated on the second floor which was significantly more quiet. I was hoping to be seated downstairs for more of a fun atmosphere, but all was good. The prosciutto and speck app was so great and our entrees were good as well! I would definitely go back to sit at the bar or on the first floor to give it a try.

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Pricey. Server less then friendly.
Very tight seating.
Food is very good.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

We sat on the side with the second bar and it was very noisy and hard to hear. There were also many people standing close to our table

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful experience as always!

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WA
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food but very loud and tight fit in between tables. Overall , better options around town.

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L
New England
55 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal! We visit a different restaurant in the North End every new year's eve, and our standards are high! Definitely the best meal we have had in the North End. Really varied and fabulous menu, and lots of wines by the glass to choose from. In addition, our server was excellent. His name was Wolmar, don't hesitate to ask for him!

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JD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful dinner! The only weakness was that the waiter was a smoker and you could clearly smell it on his breath. Not too appetizing....

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice time celebrating our anniversary at Bricco. To be honest, I was expecting them to make it more special with a dessert or something for a special occasion which they didn’t. So overall, would recommend for a date night but not necessarily a special occasion.

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C
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third visit and it was excellent as always. The service, the food, the ambiance are top notch. This visit, I had two concerns........one is minor....and probably specific only to me. I always have the seared tuna and they never have wasabi. I know...petty, petty, boo hoo, I just love wasabi on my tuna. The second could have been a problem, but we were lucky. We had four adults and two children...10 and 6. All of the adults had drinks and appetizers. The dinners for the kids came out with the appetizers. We could have shared our appetizers with them and kept them occupied, but once their meal was gone, they were done. We were just lucky that they were very interested in dessert and stayed on their best behavior. Neither of these are complaints, simply statements. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes great food....and save room for the bread pudding!

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r
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual - waiters Ann was fantastic!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Favorite place in the North End. Service and food is top notch.

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and our waiter was fabulous!

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e
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb rack was delicious

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CA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Hadn’t been to Bricco for a while, but it is still outstanding !
We had the Ossobuco, and it was on par with the best, ...it was as good as Harry’s Bar in Venice.
And, we scored a 2007 Amarone which was the perfect compliment to the Ossobuco.
This still the best restaurant on Hanover Street !

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food and lovely atmosphere. Does not disappoint

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RK
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Too busy waitress on Christmas night. Kept hitting my chair as they were serving other tables. No water refills, hard to understand.

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BM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went on Christmas night. They were out of many menu items which was disappointing but we enjoyed what we were able to order. The pumpkin tortelli were good but not hot enough. My husband enjoyed the salmon but was really looking forward to the branzino. Service was superb.

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MI
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Went here on Christmas returning from vacation, food came out quickly despite being very busy, presentation was nice, food was good, however server was miserable! Barely spoke or smiled, its Christmas, FAKE IT! Kind of ruined it for us...

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AL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a special family dinner and all loved it!

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K
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came for Christmas dinner. Fantastic!

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A
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to dine out on Christmas Day and chose Briccos. It was fabulous! We had a great table for 4 by the window. Service was attentive, we did not wait or want for anything. The menu is exquisite and every appetizer and main dish we ordered was simply delicious. The wine list is great for both bottles and by the glass. Dessert was heavenly and sinful, as it should be. Would highly recommend you give it a try next time you are in Boston!

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VT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for Christmas Eve dinner. It was fantastic. We were seated ahead of schedule. We were next to a rather large party so hearing the waiter was tough, but it’s too be expected on a holiday. The food was delicious and our waiter was great.

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JF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Don’t let them seat you next to the bar. Too crowded to enjoy your meal

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great but noisy

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