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417 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
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Ranked #61 of 2,784 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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86% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Falmouth, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I've been here twice, with a small party, and with a larger party. The service was great both times, the food is outstanding. The burrata appetizer is delicious, and although I don't remember what I had the first time, the fusilli with shrimp is excellent. Portion are large. Atmosphere is great too, although I did enjoy sitting upstairs more than... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Not too happy with this place. Went there on our last day of our trip in the US. We had to wait for about 40 minutes at the bar before our table was ready, which was I guess alright as we just had some wine. Once seated, we found out that our waiter, who had a thick fake Italian accent... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at Nico's. I highly recommend the Eggplant parmigiana, My daughter had seafood with pasta and tomato sauce. It was the special that night and it was wonderful. I can't say enough nice things about this restaurant. It was such a good experience while in Boston. I wish I lived closer.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding experience from start to finish. Booked through Open Table for a Saturday night. Bartender was exceptionally friendly - as was the Manager. The server Tyler was probably one of the best servers I have ever had the pleasure of dining with....exceptionally knowledgeable about the food and specials...shook my hand and gave me his business card at the end of... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

You can't go wrong with the buttery buratta and the stuffed veal chop. The seafood is amazing. Wine list fantastic. Prices reasonable. Great waitstaff especially Hakim. I have been countless times. Just be sure to be seated upstairs, not downstairs.

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New England
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Went there on an early Saturday evening in late March. The hostess was welcoming and the waiter outstanding. They kept the table clean, water glasses full and checked in the right amount of times. Our caprese salads were very good. My wife gave her mushroom raviolis a "B", my veal parm, the same. Our friends enjoyed similar meals as well.... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We have been to Boston twice now and convinced our friends that we HAD to start off our trip here with dinner at Nico's. It did not disappoint. Hakim, our server, made us feel like family and the entire staff was so attentive and friendly! Our food was delicious and we got to cap off our meal with some refreshing... More

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Norwich, Vermont
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We decided on Nico for our first North End dining experience after reading reviews online on Tripadvisor.com. They got good reviews, were moderately priced & having Open Table reservations made it convenient. Nico's is a bit tight on space, which I'm told is typical in this area. The ambiance is nice & although tight on space, it is not too... More

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Excellent NorthEnd Italian restaurant. Small and cozy. Service was very good from the valet, hostess, bartender and waiter. Timely but not rushed in any way. Food was very good to excellent! Pasta is very fresh. Salads good also. Wine was served properly in proper glassware. My only complaint is that the red wines should have been served cellar temp rather... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This small, cozy North End restaurant serves wonderful salads, good wines, and typical Italian staples with fabulous 'gravy' (red sauce) and nicely prepared and presented entrees. Can seem busy, but we were not rushed. Reasonable prices and fun neighborhood.

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