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Nico

#42 of 2,704 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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North End
Italian, Pasta
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417 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113
Today
11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 37
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  • 15
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good portion sizes

Being 100% Italian, I tend to be a tough critic when it comes to Italian food. I found Nico pretty authentic and the portion sizes were very good, maybe even a bit too much for a person my size. The food was very tasty and my kids really liked their meals. We started with the rice balls which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Teeny_Bikini
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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Being 100% Italian, I tend to be a tough critic when it comes to Italian food. I found Nico pretty authentic and the portion sizes were very good, maybe even a bit too much for a person my size. The food was very tasty and my kids really liked their meals. We started with the rice balls which were really... More 

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Nico is located in the heart of the North End, a part of Boston completely transformed since the elevated expressway was removed by the Big Dig. I haven't been in this part of the city for years and was amazed at the intimate yet busy streets only a few blocks back from the waterfront. Nico was only one of many... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The service here was top shelf, but who picks a restaurant on the service? The food was good Italian, having been to Italy I can say while good it was far from the best. Bottom line I wouldn't go back.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Wonderful food, great atmosphere, I thoroughly enjoyed everything I ate. What's the issue? My check. Ten Dollars for one meatball? Really?! And I didn't even get told about this price. My waiter said "Would you like a meatball?" very casually. I can see if it was four or five dollars, but ten!? My gnocchi dinner went from 14 dollars to... More 

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Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Not knowing too much about Nico's, I based my selection on great reviews and chose them for our anniversary celebration. there were 14 of us, including a couple of somewhat fussy kids. Not a problem for this wonderful place. Stuffed veal was fabulous, so tasty and tender...all Italian dishes were a total success with all and the chef's willingness to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Decided to walk a little farther down Hanover street than we customarily do, and are we glad we did. After passing by many of the more noteable and highly rated trip advisor stops, we settled on Nico's. It was early on a Weds afternoon, (5:00pm) and not having reservations we were expecting to have some diffficulty in finding a table,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Suffice to say, this is easily the best Italian I've ever had. Prices were reasonable too. Ordered three antipasti and only a main with a friend, just so we could save our stomach and try more dishes. Place was always pack and we were lucky to get a seat. If I've got only one place I could choose to go... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We happened upon this place and were pleasantly surprised. Great food and atmosphere. Had the homemade spaghetti and meatball with ricotta and basil and it was fabulous! Our waiter had a strong Italian accent and I felt like I was there!! Highly recommend:)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have been there twice now and been received by friendly staff and friendly locals alike. Both times we sat at he bar and had a few of the dishes on offer along with some great Italian wines. Food is very good and portions perfectly sized. We really like this place and would recommend it.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a really nice place, I am not a big fan of the area as it can be very touristy and you have to wait for a table most of the time even if you made a reservation. Food was good but the wait was too long. I love Italian, so I will return..

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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 to $25
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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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 to $25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
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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