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Bricco

4.6
4.6
4706 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 139 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm late night Fri, Sat 11:30 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 248-6800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nell Cacciopolli

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Haymarket and Government Center T stop

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. LD

    Love2Dine

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    It was SO hot in there, we were so uncomfortable! We couldn’t enjoy our meal. Went elsewhere for dessert & after dinner drinks. Worse anniversary celebration ever!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ignore any negative comments. Our friends from Boston told us this was the place to go and they were right. Yes, it's a bit dark, it's called ambiance. Sure it was a bit loud, but it's a popular busy place. Wish I remembered our servers name because he was outstanding! He gave great suggestions, and always made sure our glasses were full. My husband got the meatballs appetizer and Spaghetti with meatballs (he's a meat and potatoes kind of guy) and said it was some of the best he's ever had. I had the special scallops appetizer and the Chilean seabass. Both were spectacular, but that seabass was by far one of the best meals I've ever had. I don't know if the chef sous vous the fish, but it was perfect and just melted in my mouth. We ended with the chocolate cake with hazelnut gelato. 💯 would recommend Bricco and will be back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic! We cannot stop raving about it!
  4. JI

    JoshI

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was just ok. We expected more. It was just under Il Panino anot as good as Terramia.
  5. GG

    GeorgeG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Catching up with my daughter.
  6. J

    Jpdc

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service5ambience1
    Unbearably hot. The daytime manager insists on keeping the door open - it was so hot that we got up and left and ate at Lucca across the street which was much more pleasant. We then went back to Bricco for drinks. The new manager had closed the door and turned the AC on and it was great.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    slow service, food was not good. lobster over cooked and pasta undercooked. super tiny portions. overall very disappointing for the price
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Wine and apps were great. Service was efficient and not intrusive. Ordered Gnocchetti and Chittarine for dinner and was unimpressed. Seems like their menu is more focused on creative entrees, so I would go back again, just wouldn’t be ordering pasta.
  9. JG

    JohnG

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Server and service terrible. The server was not friendly or welcoming from the start. He had difficulties remembering allergies (didn’t write down and we needed to repeat a few times), didn’t offer suggestions on menu or tell us anything about the menu, forgot about bringing ordered wine until late into our dining, never asked how our meal was or if we needed anything after food was brought-didn’t see server again until he brought dessert menus-and basically seemed uninterested in our table. However, the bus boy did do a good job of refilling water glasses. The restaurant is noisy and tables are extremely close. There are many other places in the North End with as good, if not better, food and atmosphere and with far superior service and staff who are hospitable and go out of their way to give you a memorable dining experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bricco is always a yes, can’t go wrong w them!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    I took my sister here since we was visiting Boston. I wouldn't recommend this place. The service was extremely slow! The waitress didn't even bother with our table but saw her being very responsive to other tables. The stars are only for the 2 of the three dishes and nothing else. I would rate them 1 for service Food: They clearly seemed to remember to provide the table for the bread to each table around us except for us. We had to request them TWICE for bread. The pesto based dip was good ( after we received the bread 40 min into us being there ) the bread was extremely dry and hard to chew through. The oysters were fresh and delicious. The risotto ( chefs special for the day ) was salmon based and I wouldn't order it again, it was average and I have eaten better for lesser price. The ricotta pillows were delicious. We skipped dessert because we were not interested in receiving bad service. Really disappointed by the service we were provided. It seemed like we were being treated differently the rest of people dining there.
  12. G

    Grace

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    We went for an anniversary dinner. First, we were told that we could sit only outside because we had a service dog. We told them that we should be able to sit inside, then they seated us at a very tiny table that barely had a space between the tables, and the dog didn't have a space to lay down. (We notified them that we are coming with a service dog when we made a reservation). When we ordered the first drinks and asked the waiter if we could keep the drink menu as we were planning to order more, the waiter said: "I'm better than this" and took the menu away. When we told him we would like to order wine, he didn't let us pick and served the wine he picked. We did like the wine, but we wanted to see our options. The pasta we ordered was undercooked (It was hard, and we could clearly see the white part). When we let him know, he said, "It's called al dente." The food was good other than undercooked pasta. Then we order deserts, we ordered a particular drink with less sweet, but he said he can't do it. (I just asked him not to put one liquor that makes sweet). Then he brought a drink he liked which didn't go with the dessert we ordered. I didn't drink then he took it out from the check.
  13. c

    chow

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was average, portions were small. Service was excellent.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, delicious authentic Italian food!
  15. y

    yessir999

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was absolutely phenomenal. Thank you!
  16. LL

    LauraL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    awesome!!!! Can’t wait to return. The food and the ambiance a 10!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Emilio was excellent and very attentive, the appetizers and meals we prepared perfectly.
  18. RY

    RebeccaY

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Zucchini flowers and meatballs on the apps menu were a must try. Great spaghetti lobster special as well.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Our server rushed us through our dinner it was a very rude experience! We were in and out in 45 min because the server rushed us and didn’t let us sit down to relax and enjoy our birthday dinner celebration. Food was delicious but server and experience was bad.
  20. GH

    GregH

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal and great service thanks to Artemis!
  21. SC

    SaraC

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The bolognese is a must have! We absolutely loved it!
  22. j

    jamesg

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Had a dinner party at Bricco, as always the food was great. The place is always lively and the atmosphere was full of energy. Our reservation was for 6 but I need to bump to 8 and they were very helpful and accommodating. Unfortunatly, the service was sub-par. The waiter only came back once to offer drinks and we waited a very long time to order our meal, it felt like he knew he was going to get an 18% tip either way because the party was over 6 people and just didn't try that hard with our table. Its too bad but the food was still good. I would recommend Bricco in the future but for parties less than 6.
  23. LP

    LizPilates

    New England

    41 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Stuffed veal chop was incredibly small and mediocre at best. Had to try to fill up on desserts and the cheesecake/ tiramisus that also were less than average. Went home hungry and food overpriced. The martinis were great as was the service but I’d rather go to federal hill for a veal chop. Camille’s anyone ? Lol
  24. D

    Doug

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My daughter lives near this restaurant and we went there for dinner. This is a busy, popular restaurant in a busy, popular area. We made a reservation. We arrived 7 minutes early and were seated straight away. The bar service was timely and the service overall was very good. Meal was paced properly. The food was excellent but, as might be expected, was not budget oriented so check out the menu before you go to ensure this is what you are seeking. I would recommend Bricco as a good quality restaurant with very good service. Upstairs seems quieter than downstairs and we were able to carry on a reasonable conversation but it is very European-style dining with lots of people close together. There is pretty much very limited parking if you are driving (need to park in a garage somewhere) so allow enough time for walking to the restaurant. The Green Line and the Orange line travel to Haymarket station but you can easily walk to the North End from most anywhere downtown. I would recommend it if you want a nice meal.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Honestly, pork shank was pretty bland. My date and I both describe it as underwhelming.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hamburg Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very delicious food, friendly staff, reasonable pries, but a little too crowded an noisy . Our table for 2 was too small. Yes, we would come back.
  27. p

    philafoodfamily

    Philadelphia

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was amazing. Everything we ordered was delicious. The charcuterie and meatballs were fantastic. My son had the filet (cooked perfect) I had the agnolotti. It was perfect …… heavenly. So good!!!! Highly recommend. Our waitress was friendly and food came out at a nice pace.
  28. S

    Sher

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Big disappointment for a 5 star restaurant and one that is supppsed to be best in the city. I had the Caesar salad, baby carrots and a filet. Salad was soggy, bitter and dressing was horrible. Baby carrots no flavor and the filet was half medium rare the way I ordered it and half well. Not very good. My friend ordered the pasta special and the pasta was dry. I’ve eaten here before, and maybe an off night in the kitchen, but when you pay top dollar, you want a great meal. Be hard pressed to go back. I
  29. F

    Fine

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    For all the hype it gets, I found Bricco to be "fine." Pretty expensive for "fine," in my opinion. Nothing I would rave about, and nothing I would complain about.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    The food was good, the music was way too loud. The extreme volume of the music prevented any conversation .. we basically rushed through dinner to get out so we could talk to each other. Very disappointing.. we ended up not ordering more drinks, appetizers or dessert so we could just finish to get out. We were hoping to have a nice night out with people we haven’t seen .. hoped to enjoy a couple of drinks, appetizers , dinner and dessert but basically forced to leave
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! Great spot to celebrate a special occasion, date night or fun night out with friends
  32. LO

    LindsayO

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. I love that it was so relaxed it makes it so much more enjoyable. I didn’t love the added gratuity. (we were a party of six so I understand) but the service was excellent.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was friendly and inviting. Food and drinks were tremendous!
  34. GE

    GabiE

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, probably the best in the North end! Don't forget to get the crème Brulee.
  35. AA

    AlyssaA

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was absolutely delicious. We got the wellfleet mussels as an appetizer & they were well cooked. I got the Colorado rack of lamb with mashed potatoes. The lamb was cooked perfectly & so tender. My boyfriend got the filet mignon & asparagus. He said the steak cut like butter. We were, unfortunately, too full for dessert, but we’d definitely come back here again.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoy the food, and the service was good.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was dark and loud. The waiter used a flashlight to view the menu but we had to use the fake candle or our phones. Food was good, oysters were our fav.
  38. MR

    MichelaR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    tight but part of the ambiance. food was amazing and pricey. waiter and staff was great. they do push the dessert but thats ok lol. amazing wine selection.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and service as always but it’s just so incredibly loud. It’s nearly impossible to have a normal conversation, especially on a date. I’m not sure how to rectify it… but I’ll still keep coming nonetheless.
  40. RA

    RonaldA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Flew in from Seattle and we always try a different place in little Italy. We definitely pick a good one. Our waiter actually was from Italy and all his wine and food suggestions were spot on. The wild boar on fresh pasta was five star and the pistachio pudding was out of this world. Definitely recommend for a great dining experience. This is not your traditional red sauce pasta joint so if that is what your after not the place for you.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Bricco does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Bricco is rated 4.6 stars by 4706 OpenTable diners.

Bricco does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 139 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

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Google Map for Bricco

241 Hanover St., Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm late night Fri, Sat 11:30 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Haymarket and Government Center T stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nell Cacciopolli

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 248-6800

  • 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

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