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417 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
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Ranked #34 of 2,852 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: North End
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Bellerose, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We ate here on Sunday, 1/4/2015. We made reservations. When we arrived our table was ready, but it was downstairs. We requested to wait for an open table on the first floor. Our waiter was Tyler. Very friendly. We absolutely recommend the Meatball as an appetizer. As odd as that may sound, this meatball absolutely melted in our mouths. My... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Chalk this review up as just another customer singing the praises of Nico Restaurant in Boston’s Little Italy (417 Hanover Street, Boston - North End). We recently visited Nico for a Sunday lunch and absolutely agree with all those previous TripAdvisor reviewers, this place is outstanding. As a starter we tried the Jumbo Shrimp Bruschetta; this dish was artfully constructed... More 

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Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Just had dinner at Nico's last night. Very authentic Italian restaurant. The food was simply amazing. Everyone loved the appetizers, their main course and dessert. Only complaint no cappuccino.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had a really nice time at Nico, the food was excellent as well as the service. would recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Made reservations simply and on line. They called to confirm which gave me piece of mind that they were made. We arrived 5 min early and were promptly seated. Food and service was excellent, can't recommend the burrata appetizer enough. To be fair one knock is that the one list is somewhat limited on domestic wines and heavy on unfamiliar... More 

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Overall a very good experience, I really enjoyed the wine and spaghetti with meatballs. The gnocchi ordered by my date was a little bland. Waiter very attentive, authentic and interesting.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I got Fusilli Con Gamberoni and it was amazing -- large shrimp, plenty zucchini but not too much, just enough ricotta cheese. The pasta is all made fresh so that was even betterThe portion sizes were great so it's worth the cost. It's in the North End and is a restaurant that's more on the upscale side, so higher costs... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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333 restaurant reviews
526 helpful votes 526 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

North End Italian should be a no brainer, however several restaurants in this area have mixed reviews and it is almost a hit or miss if you are going to get a good meal or not. This place is not one you have to worry about. This is probably one of the best if not the best in the North... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The restaurant was nice and cosy. We had the Prosciutto for starters, the portion was just nice for three. All our mains including the massive lobster and seafood medley were extremely satisfying as well! Great meal!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I went here for my 21st birthday with my family, and we all loved it! Everyone on the staff was incredible friendly, and they were very accommodating. Our waiter had a great sense of humor, and was knowledgeable about suggesting gluten free menu items for my brother, who ended up ordering a delicious risotto. They also added pasta to make... 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 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

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