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Nico

#35 of 2,720 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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North End
Italian, Pasta
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417 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113
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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
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 40
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  • 15
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  • 13
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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 Italian food

Attended mid-August with a group of 10 people. We had made reservations a week in advance for a 6:30pm dinner. Everyone arrived early and they were able to take us at 6pm on the spot, which was nice. We were seated in the basement of the restaurant, where the ambiance was kind of "meh" but it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
jcurran93
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Attended mid-August with a group of 10 people. We had made reservations a week in advance for a 6:30pm dinner. Everyone arrived early and they were able to take us at 6pm on the spot, which was nice. We were seated in the basement of the restaurant, where the ambiance was kind of "meh" but it was definitely more spacious... More 

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Seymour, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We selected NICO from the many fabulous Italian options on Hanover Street. The location is convenient to Mike's Pastries and is excellent. We had rigatoni with sausage and risotto with scallops. We also shared an amazing caprese salad. The meals were well prepared and very well done. The server Alex was excellent and shared some insight of a street festival... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food is seriously good, and much better than the North End average.I had the best pork chop meal ever at this restaurant! The wine list is also serious with some good choices. The restaurant is quite small and noisy, and the downstairs area looks claustrophobic. Fortunately we got a table upstairs. This might be a place to come either... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Delicious food, small restaurant with small tables and a bar. Very nice service, fresh and tasty food

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I loved this place! The food was the best out of several more restaurants we visited in North End. The service was very good, and men's choir added a very nice touch to our pleasure visiting it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

There were three of us and we intentionally ordered different dishes to try. The food was wonderful. The colossal shrimps were prepared better than I ever tasted. The men singing added a beautiful touch to the pleasure of eating in this wonderful place.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We took our two grand-daughters, ages 9 and 12, for a few days in Boston. Of course we had to include a meal in the North End, the Little Italy of Boston. I used to travel on business to Boston fairly frequently. I've been to many of the North End restaurants but one of my favorites is Nico. And this... More 

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Based on tripadvisor reviews, my daughter and I headed to Nico for dinner while we were staying in the North End recently. The atmosphere is lovely, the staff very attentive and charming, the prices about right for the neighborhood, but . . . we found our food to be average at most. I wouldn't/couldn't recommend this restaurant when there are... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We followed the reviews from TA expecting something special. We were disappointed. We were given a great table in the open window; the waiter was wonderful and so was the wine he recommended. The food was - eh......nothing remarkable. We had pork chops with peppers and a white pasta dish for a late lunch. Can't say much else.

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Easley, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

There's so many choices in Little Italy, but Nico's was a perfect choice for us. We had a small table by the window and were entertained by the sidewalk traffic. The waiter was attentive and informative. The food was fantastic and reasonably priced.

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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 to 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?