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Nico

#32 of 2,674 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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North End
Italian, Pasta
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417 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113
Today
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 288
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Good food and nice atmosphere

Had dinner at Nico's yesterday evening - the place is located on Hanover Street, in the middle of Boston's Italian district. Good menu and wide selection of wines. The veal chops and chocolate mousse are highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Pieter P
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Had dinner at Nico's yesterday evening - the place is located on Hanover Street, in the middle of Boston's Italian district. Good menu and wide selection of wines. The veal chops and chocolate mousse are highly recommended.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We enjoy the small Italian restaurants in the North End. Nico on Hanover St. has an excellent appetizer of Bruschetta al Gambaroni ( shrimp scampi). I can make an entire meal of this. My husband loves the homemade Fettuccini Carbonara. It is a rich, creamy, HEAVENLY sauce.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I chose this restaurant based on other reviews, slightly overwhelmed by the pure volume of restaurants in Boston's north end. Although I made a reservation ahead of time, it seemed there was plenty of space in the restaurant on a Monday evening. The hostess was very courteous and accommodating, giving my husband and I the option of waiting briefly at... More 

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Zanesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend Nico and I will definitely return on future visits. There were three people in my party and we were all more than satisfied with our meals and the service. Days after eating there we were still talking about it and comparing every Italian meal we ate to the one we had in this restaurant and none were... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Taking a day for myself at the end of a conference, I spent Saturday morning whale watching followed by a two-hour walking tour of the North End. (A great way to spend the day, BTW.) At the end of the tour in late afternoon, it was time for some legendary North End Italian - and I found it. Nico sits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Excellent meal.everything was so good. From the meal to the service. Very friendly. Well worth the price. Our third time there. Would recommend it highly.

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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This little restaurant is small and cozy. Only a handful of tables upstairs, and just a few downstairs as well. We made reservations, which I recommend. We had a few drinks at the bar first (and watched the KY Derby!), then were seated downstairs. There were 5 of us, so we ordered several apps and shared, all were delicious. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had seen plenty of good reviews recommending Nico. All of them were correct. If the cioppino is offered, GET IT! It was amazing. The freshest seafood and great home made pasta was simply amazing. The wine list was good, with good selections from Italy. Our server, Tyler took great care of us as well. Soup to nuts, GREAT meal!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Just want your money, terribly overcocked seafood, I don't understand how they can charge at this level for this poor quality. Avoid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My boyfriend and I ate here 2 nights ago during a trip to Boston. The staff were very efficient and friendly, the meal itself was wonderful - probably the best italian food we've tried outwith Italy. The calamari was particularly tasty as was the creme brûlée. Couldn't rate this place highly enough, would return again if we ever make it... 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, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
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?