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Nico

#35 of 2,854 Restaurants in Boston
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 267
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Excellent italian

Arrived at 7:45 for 8 pm reservation. Taken promptly at 8. Asked if we wanted upstairs or downstairs. We opted for downstairs. Nice table. Friendly and knowledgable waiter Had italian shellfish appetizer that was to die for. Also prosciutto and Parmesan app was very good Sausage with rigatoni... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
mariasull
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massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Arrived at 7:45 for 8 pm reservation. Taken promptly at 8. Asked if we wanted upstairs or downstairs. We opted for downstairs. Nice table. Friendly and knowledgable waiter Had italian shellfish appetizer that was to die for. Also prosciutto and Parmesan app was very good Sausage with rigatoni was delicious. Wine prices were reasonable. Dessert was great too Cozy seating.... More 

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Northampton
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Great portion sizes, waiters and atmosphere. Real authentic Italian food. Bread for appetizers, I recommend the caprese salad!

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jamesville
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

great stuff veal chop, lobster raviolis outstanding, pasta fusilli tremendous, service was good and very prompt...best Italian in the North end ...would go back every week if I lived there. Highly recommend it to couples and families. superb.

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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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18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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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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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?