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Nico

417 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
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Ranked #41 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went to Nico based on the recommendation of the guys at the fire department across the street and we were not disappointed. The food was AMAZING!! It was restaurant week so I picked from a special menu for that. For appetizer I had prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe, followed by a main dish of homemade tagliatelle pasta in a mushroom, truffle cream... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I was surprised to see that you have their price range as $20-25. At the suggestion of the waiter, we split an appetizer special, an excellent cheese, a mozzarella derivative,with greens and prosciutto showed up on the bill as $27. I had the veal chop special which has huge and was $42, more than anything on the menu. Both were... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

On a very busy night in Boston's north end, we chose Nico based upon the Tripadvisor reviews. Several of the local restaurants had long lineups. We were served by a very friendly waitress and had an excellent meal in a busy restaurant.

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Wilder, Vermont
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Our first visit did not disappoint! Our waiter was very knowledgeable, and provided excellent recommendations, both for the entrees and the wine. Grilled sea bass melted in my mouth. We had a very fresh caprese as an appetizer. I felt the portion sizes were just right. The staff was very attentive, and we felt we received excellent service overall.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A great place to get a great meal. Try the specials they are very fresh. It was bitter cold outside but the food and hospitality here made a wonderful retreat

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Kansas City, Missouri
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125 reviews 125 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

After having 2 meals in Boston that were so-so, we decided to try the North End and we were not disappointed. Nico has lots of energy and a true "you are in Italy" atmosphere. The waiter guided me to an Italian wine and it was very tasty. I had chicken and my wife enjoyed scallops. I would recommend both. Great... More

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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Some very good appetiser dishes, especially the scallops on eggplant and shrimp. However, the main courses were pretty average, certainly not worth the star rating. The service was very poor considering there were several staff and not many customers. Plates were cleared before everyone had finished, main course arrived seconds after the appetisers and had to pour our own wine.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Meals were just OK, nothing exceptional, nothing horrible, just average. We had the parmesean which was just OK & the Chicken Marsala which was very good. The bread was medicore & no salads come with the meal. Wait staff was good, the bus staff is very attentive. In a pinch this is an OK choice for dinner.

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West New York, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This restaurant is a true gem in the North End. I strongly suggest trying the eggplant in your next visit. The prices are affordable and the entire staff is extremely friendly and attentive to you every need.

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I got the gnocchi and my husband got the (appitizer) eggplant parmigiano and both were excellent. My only critique is that there were only the two vegetarian options. The staff were very accommodating to this fact and offered to make a Pasta Primavera that was not on the menu. Looking forward to going back on our next trip to Boston!

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