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Nico

#35 of 2,689 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
4:00 pm - 12:00 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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  • 302
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  • 36
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  • 14
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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
AMAZING food & service

Wonderful waiter and wait staff - very attentive and friendly. Mushroom Ravioli and Prosciutto wrapped filet were to die for! My husband and other child enjoyed the lobster ravioli and veal dinners - both excellent as well. Antipasto appetizer - meats, cheeses, red & green grapes, olives, peppers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
jbarrett2015
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Wonderful waiter and wait staff - very attentive and friendly. Mushroom Ravioli and Prosciutto wrapped filet were to die for! My husband and other child enjoyed the lobster ravioli and veal dinners - both excellent as well. Antipasto appetizer - meats, cheeses, red & green grapes, olives, peppers & artichokes - plentiful and great starter! I would HIGHLY recommend and... More 

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martinsville, nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Delicious food with large portions. Had burrata appetizer, which was enough for two or three people. Had mixed seafoord fra diavolo special. Very fresh with a large portions. There are some minor downsides. There is not a full bar. Only beer and wine. The downstairs is a cellar with little atmosphere. I would only sit upstairs. Perhaps a little pricier... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband treated me to a three day getaway in the wonderful city of Boston....so as Nico is within a tidy 5 minute walk from most hotels in the north end...off we went. And we're so glad we did. The window seat gave us a couple of hours of entertainment watching the goings on of the North End Fire Department.... More 

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Birmingham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

A friend and I had dinner here on a recent trip to Boston. I started with a delicious raspberry cocktail. We were shown to our table downstairs and enjoyed the bread whilst looking at the extensive menu. I had the shrimp with courgette pasta in a creamy tomato sauce and my friend had the chicken parmigiana - both were divine.... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My wife and I were walking through The North End for the first time ever. We stopped to chat with some firemen sitting outside their fire station. We asked about where we should....they told us anywhere around there would be good....but one of the firemen told us his favorite was Nico. We both had seafood dishes that were incredible! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Veal Parmesan was superb, service was fast and friendly! Hostess greeted us warmly and although it was a little tight downstairs I didn't mind, we still felt private.

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Cushing, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Was lucky to get a table for 3 before the Saturday evening crush. Wait staff very attentive to water, drinks, olives (the best!) and bread. Shared the big special salad and prosciutto with parmesan. Excellent wine selection. Meals outstanding from spaghetti w Caprese meatball, veal parm to scallops on eggplant. Nothing rushed and super meal.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Some of the worst restaurant service I have ever experienced. The food was average to good quality Italian for the North End. I had just gotten back from Italy and dine on Mulberry St in NY often. When we arrived 15 mins before our reservation for a party of 5 on a Saturday night, we were told to wait for... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Flew in late on a Thursday night with a business colleague and selected Nico based on TA recommendations and late serving hours. Not up to what I expected. Special salad (arugula, tomatoes, huge slice of mozzarella and artichoke hearts with balsamic drizzle) was ok; cioppino (which the waiter sold me on as best ever) was a huge portion, but lobster... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have been dining at Nico for two days in a row, and regretted I did not do it more often during my 5-days visit in Boston. Whereas not all dishes were equally satisfactory to me (for example, linguine with clams were unfortunately pretty blend), some of their appetizers and entrees were exceptional: bruschetta with jumbo shrimps was phenomenal, risotto... More 

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Additional Information about Nico

Address: 417 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
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
Average Prices: USD $20 to $25
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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