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#18 of 2,348 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
North End
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417 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1319
4:00 pm - 12:00 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this little gem on our last night in Boston. What an amazing find this was. Located in 'Little Italy' in the North End, this was a great dining experience. The staff is very friendly and the food unbelievable. I have to say they had the best Meatballs I've ever tasted and we eat out a lot. Freshly made, no... More 

Thank Vegas408
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I highly recommend stopping at Nico for some great Italian food while in Boston. The restaurant is right across the street from the Paul Revere statue so it is a bit of a walk from the Haymarket T station. Definitely try their Calabrase meatball, it is delicious and was highly recommended by our waiter. Note that the restaurant gets very... More 

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great small, local italian! We had Procioutto di Parma with Parmesan for appetizer for the four of us. The porcini ravioli with truffle sauce was marvelous! The Carbonara was a bit salty, but very creamy and good, as the Alfredo con Pollo. A good selection of wine on the glass and s nice relaxed place. Absolutely recommend this place. Did... More 

Thank verolinswe
Boston, MA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food at Nico is impeccable. Frutti de mare is the absolute best, most sumptuous - even includes 1/2 easy to eat lobster; veal was totally delicious and enough for 4 people! Wine selections wonderful and wait staff as good as it gets. Awaiting the first chance to return!

Thank designekane
New Hampshire
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180 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and made a reservation this past Saturday night at Nico. This was our first time dining at this restaurant and it won't be our last. The restaurant is very small so we were glad that we made a reservation. We started with a delicious Sangria and were served bread with olive oil and several kinds of olives. We... More 

Thank DebbieNH
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok food, inte salt and pepper was added. A bit stingy on the prawns (4 and loads of fusilli). But decent food with quick service. Hard to understand the waiters because of thick Spanish (no not Italian) accent...

Thank 547carld
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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 6 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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 

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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.