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417 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
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Ranked #38 of 2,847 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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522 reviews 522 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
525 helpful votes 525 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Reykjavik, Iceland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I would recommend this little Italian place in North End area. It was a bit pricey but we were very happy with the food and the service. Very good ravioli and our appertizer was something very special. Excellent.

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Before you cringe and term me as "one of THOSE people" who takes a 4 and 7 year old to the table next to you in an incredible restaurant, let me assure you that when I made the reservation at Nico's I said "Can I bring my kids? I promise they eat and I'll keep them quiet." I meant it....... More 

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hingham, MA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Excellent linguine with clams in oil and garlic and very good rigatoni with sausage. Only complaint is that the wine prices are very high, for the quality. Hostess was very sweet and helpful.

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Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The service at Nico's was outstanding, our server Hakim was entertaining and made the evening. . The foods was excellent, and the wine suggestions paired perfectly with our meals. The appetizers and salads were delicious. I had the veal scaloppini and it was tender, and served in an excellent sauce. Overall, it was well worth the visit to this North... More 

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Nico's is a small restaurant located in the North End. We were greeted by Hakim and he made sure that we were well looked after all night. Although it was somewhat noisy it added to the atmosphere and we were fine with it. The food was excellent. The Seafood Medley could be the most impressive collection of seafood that I... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We found this place via Tripadvisor. Many people already left positive feedback on Tripadvisor. And it's true. What a good food. I had the Rigatone with truffle sauce, scallops and shrimps

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Food was fantastic. Appetizer of tomatoes, artichokes, prosciutto, cheese, balsamic vinegar was simple but superb. Wife loved her dish of lobster tail, mussels, calemari, and shrimp over linguini. ($45.00). I really enjoyed the veal parm ($19.95). Nico' s is kinda small and can get a bit loud, but has a warm intimate feel. Good menu choices at a fair price... 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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