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#18 of 2,352 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
North End
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417 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1319
11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped and were able to get a table for 2 by the window even though we didn't have a reservation. Took a while for waiters to find us, but after they did, we had a super delicious meal for a decent price. Would recommend this place!

Thank Neil J
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were touring Boston and at the end of a tiring day at the North Church wanted someplace close to eat. Nico was only a few steps away. We were dressed as typical tourists in July... shorts, sandles, etc. Upon entering I was told Nico has a dress code and I would have to remove my baseball... More 

Thank Tom S
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We made a last minute reservation and we are SO glad we did! The service was outstanding, the food was excellent, the martinis were delicious! We had an app and a salad, the chicken parm, carbanara, and the lobster ravioli. The pineapple upside-down martini, blossom martini, and the sicilian kiss martini. All were yummy! Make a reservation! Just do it!

Thank Susan S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Small Italian restaurant across from fire station in bostons north end is probably my favorite restaurant to date. The food was phenomenal and the service as well. Priced much more affordable than many others but taste is up there with the best. Cons are like most north end places SMALL but here are two floors so I would request main... More 

Thank visitor1257
Galloway, New Jersey
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203 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in to have a glass of wine at the bar. Large wines election. Bartender was a nice, friendly, young lady. As we were sipping out wine we great dishes being sent to tables and we decided to just stay longer and eat. What a great meal. I had the seafood cioppino which was great! Stop... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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199 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the special Frutti de Mare, husband had lobster ravioli. Both were delicious. The service was great and shout out to the bus boy who were filling the water glasses - he was so nice. We sat on the first floor. The one bathroom is in the basement.

Thank bethannez
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't stay long enough to eat as though the menu looked good, they clearly take more care over their tables than customers. Not a welcoming atmosphere. So decided to walk out

Thank Winslow96B
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I chose this restaurant after reading good reviews and it was an excellent choice. We made a reservation and highly suggest that you make one ,as they were very busy on a Thursday night. The wait staff and bartender were pleasant and service was very good . We ordered the prosciutto appetizer which was extremely tasty. I... More 

Thank 3girls3
Hanson, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went here for dinner. I picked it based on reviews on Tripadvisor. I am glad we had reservations as the place filled up quickly and this was a week night. I had the Rigatoni alla Sal which had sautéed shrimp and scallops (which were HUGE) with wild mushrooms and peas in a black truffle cream sauce.... More 

Thank 1979Traveler
Albany, United States
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hanover Street is where you go for great Italian food, and Nico is where we go for lunch or earlier dinner. Best meatball app I've ever eaten, better than "Moms", and other favorites, include ziti and Italian sausage in a red meat sauce, seafood linguine Diablo sauce, eggplant parmesan.

Thank Scott D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:30 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1319
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

Neighborhood Profile
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.