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Nico

417 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
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Ranked #46 of 2,814 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: North End
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

One of the best meal I have had while visiting Boston. They have an amazing "Burrata" that works to start the meal. For the main course I recomend to ask for the specials, they are not on the menu but they were amazing.

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

7 of us had dinner yesterday at Nico. This was a family celebration and we had 4 adults and 3 children in attendance. What I particularly liked about Nico versus other restaurants in the North End is the ability to get a reservation. The whole reservation process was great and the person we spoke to was very helpful. We had... More

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Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nico's hits the sweet spot for North End eating: good food at good prices. It's a fun, exuberant, and well-run dining experience.

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new york ATL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

high quality food and service and shorter lines than many of the other places in the north end. small place, and tables are a little tight. waitstaff is knowledgeable and helpful. very good wine list with reasonable prices. we went in without a res and got a table at about 7 pm.

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Colonia, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stumbled upon a friend's review of this restaurant. Couldn't loose. Absolutely loved our meal. The eggplant parmesan appetizer was divine. The homemade pasta, one with meatballs, the other with clams, the best my husband and I ever had. Just go! And bonus, we were serenaded by an acappella group of wonderful italian song. Truly, can't wait to go back. And,... More

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Boston
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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been to my fair share of North End Italian restaurants and I must say, Nico is one of the best meals I've had. I went with a friend on a Thursday night around 7:00 and we did not have a reservation. They seated us right away in the downstairs area (which was air conditioned!). It was very cozy... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I were staying in Boston and tried several Italian restaurants in the North End. Nico was definitely our favorite. We made reservations for a Sunday night and were glad we did as it was pretty busy! Based on some of the reviews we read on TripAdvisor, we asked to sit upstairs and were happy to avoid basement... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Had a wonderful meal thanks to our waiter, Tyler, and his great recommendations! Amazing appetizers, pastas and desserts! Went with two other couples and we were all so impressed with our meals that we all tried each others. Generous portions and prices were reasonable for the quality of the food! Great experience for our group and easily one of the... More

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We originally chose Nico's because they are one of the few restaurants that take reservations in the North End. We were traveling with younger children and didn't want to wait in the lines at some of the other places in the neighborhood. We arrived at 4:00 on a Thursday and were their only customers so we had amazing service. We... More

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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164 reviews 164 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Only one word of caution: if it is a weekend and you don't specify main floor dining, you will be seated in the basement. Everyone in our party of 5 was satisfied with their meal. Nothing spectacular mind you, just good solid Italian.

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