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Nico

#31 of 2,865 Restaurants in Boston
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417 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113
Today
11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 272
    Excellent
  • 124
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Restaurant

My wife and I took our daughter to visit schools in Boston. I had asked friends for a recommendation and didn't get any interesting suggestions. We found Nico by chance and were extremely pleased. We live in NYC and are accustomed to excellent Italian restaurants. Nico is definitely one of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Vinnie105
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I took our daughter to visit schools in Boston. I had asked friends for a recommendation and didn't get any interesting suggestions. We found Nico by chance and were extremely pleased. We live in NYC and are accustomed to excellent Italian restaurants. Nico is definitely one of them. I had the fusilli with shrimp and could not... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We have dined at Nicos several times, each time the food was wonderful, and the service top notch. One of our first trips there was during Restaurant Week in 2013 I wanted the spaghetti carbonara, but it was made with a cream sauce - not the way I like it. Our server Bruno told me they could make it the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I'm from Ohio and me and my family decided to dine here without knowing anything about this place. I've been to many five star places around this country and this was my favorite dining experience period, along with awesome food. You cannot go wrong. Hakim our server was the best, and the reason I'm writing this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Usually go to Strega decided to try sister restaurant Nico food and service was phenomenal .Stuffed pepper was delicious a must try ,veal chop fantastic tender and great taste wine suggestion from our waiter top shelf . Won't go anywhere but Varano restaurants when in Boston North End

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New Milford, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was the third time I have been to this fabulous restaurant. We were visiting my girlfriend's daughter and had to make a reservation on Boston's north side.The service and menu are superb. Our favorites are the Lobster crapes, but this time we also ordered the Barratta mozzarella appetizer special with tomatoes and fresh artichokes.It was to die for. I... More 

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Covington, Louisiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A quaint and cozy place with excellent food and service! We had an early dinner reservation for 2 and were seated at a small table on the upper level. The restaurant is small, maybe a dozen tables (most upstairs/5 or so downstairs) but very lovely! Our waitstaff was delightful - VERY friendly and knowledgeable. We took their recommendations for our... More 

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massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Arrived at 7:45 for 8 pm reservation. Taken promptly at 8. Asked if we wanted upstairs or downstairs. We opted for downstairs. Nice table. Friendly and knowledgable waiter Had italian shellfish appetizer that was to die for. Also prosciutto and Parmesan app was very good Sausage with rigatoni was delicious. Wine prices were reasonable. Dessert was great too Cozy seating.... More 

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Northampton
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Great portion sizes, waiters and atmosphere. Real authentic Italian food. Bread for appetizers, I recommend the caprese salad!

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jamesville
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

great stuff veal chop, lobster raviolis outstanding, pasta fusilli tremendous, service was good and very prompt...best Italian in the North end ...would go back every week if I lived there. Highly recommend it to couples and families. superb.

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Bellerose, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We ate here on Sunday, 1/4/2015. We made reservations. When we arrived our table was ready, but it was downstairs. We requested to wait for an open table on the first floor. Our waiter was Tyler. Very friendly. We absolutely recommend the Meatball as an appetizer. As odd as that may sound, this meatball absolutely melted in our mouths. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 417 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?