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Nico

417 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
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Ranked #48 of 2,815 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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Bournemouth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My husband and I came here on our stay in Boston, it has been the best restaurant we have been to the whole time! The food was unbelievably good with great wine too and all at a decent price. The hostess and lady behind the bar were really friendly too. You have to try the pollo alla parmigiana, it's delicious.... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I frequent the Boston area often and love going to the north end for the Italian flair and deliciousness of a good meal. This trip I thought I would avoid the fast paced, long wait and no frills dining of giacomos ( although still one of my favorites ) and try Nico a mere 1/4 block walk away. when we... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

After reviewing many restaurants in the North End, I settled on Nico's to avoid a lengthy wait. I knew I was going to have the lobster ravioli and it didn't disappoint! The sauce was amazing! My husband had spaghetti with a meatball which he said was very good. We ate in the "basement" but it was actually very cozy and... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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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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