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417 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
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Ranked #52 of 2,818 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $25
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: North End
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387 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
379 reviews 379 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We had a party of seven (including two kids) and we were seated downstairs where we had plenty of room. We started with the appetizer special which was prosciutto, tomatoes, and other goodies – it was awesome. Dinner was great. The kids had spaghetti con polpetta and meatballs which they loved. The seafood special was incredible and even included lobster.... More

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Reading, MA
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Arrived for an early dinner and we were seated right away at a window table. It was a beautiful day and the windows were wide opened which was nice. Started off with Parmigiana alla Siciliana which ended up being the highlight of our meals. Thinly sliced eggplant layered with mozzarella and smothered in red gravy. It was delicious. I ordered... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I chose Nico for dinner on our first wedding anniversary. We were glad that we had made a reservation- on a Sunday night, it was completely packed! He had told the hostess it was our anniversary ahead of time, and we were given a table for two by the window, kind of tucked away in a corner.... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This restaurant is small, cozy and intimate. The atmosphere was perfect for an Italian restaurant, I felt like I was in someone's upscale kitchen. The food was some of the best Italian I have ever eaten. The pasta was freshly made and delicious. The wine was great and reasonably priced. The service was everything I'd expect and more.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Nico's is a cozy Italian restaurant located in the North End neighborhood of Boston. Our party of 7 dined in the lower level on a busy Saturday evening. The service and food was, how should I say?... Prelibato!! In other words, EXCELLENT (what else can I say, I'm Irish!). The staff are welcoming, the atmosphere is warm and friendly. A... More

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Up in the north end you will find many Italian places to eat. My husband and I ate here on a nice evening by the open window. I ordered the filet which was cooked to order which for me is hard because I like my steak rare! Nice romantic spot to go! Intimate setting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a table by the window, on a warm summers night. The food was majestic! All four of us chose winners from the menu, and topped it off with a complimentary limoncello. Bellissimo !

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We made OpenTable reservations for lunch today and requested to be seated by the open window if possible. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by the hostess who told us she knew we asked for a window table and if we wanted to wait 5-10 minutes, a window table would be coming available. Sure enough our party of 5... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were traveling through Boston and discovered this gem. Great food , great atmosphere, the staff was helpful and friendly.

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San Antonio, Texas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Vacationing from Texas and were told Dining in North End was must. Got some advise from our niece whose husband is from Boston on where to eat ; and Nici was recommended. Great service and ambience. Food very good but a little pricy. But being on vacation and wanted to enjoy ourselves it was well worth it

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