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Nico

#33 of 2,873 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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North End
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417 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 280
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 13
    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
Delicious lunch!

We stopped here while walking the Freedom Trail, and had a wonderful lunch. It was not busy at all, we had a great server, and fast service. Absolutely delicious pasta!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Canandaigua, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Canandaigua, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We stopped here while walking the Freedom Trail, and had a wonderful lunch. It was not busy at all, we had a great server, and fast service. Absolutely delicious pasta!

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Massachusetts
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100 reviews 100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

My daughter in law was going to be in Boston on business for one day so my husband and I met her for dinner at Nico's on Hanover Street. We had never been but I looked at all the reviews on Trip Advisor and decided to try it. Perfect choice, it was one of the first warm evenings in the... More 

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Del Rio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

As travelers don't go here. The bartender spoke to all her buddies as they came in & out and as we sat at the bar having a drink we could have been on fire and she wouldn't have asked us if we wanted another…..and the restaurant is the size of a quarter, so not like she couldn't see us and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We recently went to Nico's for a friend's birthday dinner on Saturday night. We had a reservation for 830 but we were not sat till about 920pm…that delay was not a good start to the night. That being said, everything else was great. Great food for very reasonable prices for the neighborhood plus small but really good wine list. Additionally,... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I went to this restaurant on a Tuesday night and it was busy. I called about an hour ahead of time to see if there was availability for a reservation and luckily there was availability to sit at the bar and they were able to squeeze us in. I would recommend calling to make a reservation or you definitely will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Recently visited Boston and had Dinner at Nico. Trip advisor recommendation. Reviews were correct. The food was outstanding!! Very small place so make a reservation. But from the time we sat down to the end service was excellent. The food was fantastic. Nice Would definitely go there again when in Boston.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great food and atmosphere. Service was impeccable. You gotta go. Tables are a little tight. Nice bar area for drinks and eating.

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herts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nicos is a small unpretentious restaurant in North End. The food we had was absolutely delicious. The Fungi Ravioli was to die for. my husband had seafood pasta which was gorgeous and on our next visit, Veal Saltambucco. The staff are extremely efficient and the wine good quality. Good idea to book.

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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Nico is apparently the small sister restaurant of the better-known and larger Strega restaurant down the street. Nico's menu, bar and post-dinner offerings are limited. The bar is not full service -- just wine, beer and "cordials," which apparently includes rum and flavored vodkas, but not whiskeys. My husband couldn't get a scotch before dinner, but the waiter neglected to... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great restaurant with great food and service, excellent choice for dinner in Boston's North End. This is a great place and should not be missed if your in the area. Food is excellent and prices are reasonable. Dined with family, two older kids.

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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?