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#14 of 2,366 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
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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West Lafayette, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband had the meatball. He loved it. I had the seafood crepe. We both said they "melted in our mouth". We will definitely return.

Thank JoAnn A
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I had dinner at Nico's on Columbus Day. It was 5pm and the place was crowded, but we didn't have to wait since we had reservation. We had fried calamari (fritto di calamari) for antipasto, made to perfection. We turned down the chipotle sauce and instead asked for the homemade marinara sauce. I had fusilli con gamberoni... More 

Thank Augusto L
Saddle Brook, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This little hole in the wall Italian restaurant is amazing. I felt like I was eating at my Nonna's house. The space fills up quick so definitely make a reservation. The meatball is amazing ans the pasta is homemade. Extensive wine list and well worth every penny.

Thank Rosa P
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food and wine was good, service very attentive. Sat upstairs which had a very nice ambiance. However if i had a downstairs basement table I would not be impressed. make sure you get an upstairs table.

Thank Traveller147388
Homosassa, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent meal and service. I had lobster stuffed Italian crepes and my cousin had gnocchi. Both meals were perfectly prepared and more than we could eat! The prices were reasonable for the serving sizes. The dining rooms are small and crowded but that allowed us to meet a nice couple at the next table. Overall we enjoyed our entire dining... More 

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think Nico had great food for the money. The restaurant is small and crowded but that is a sign of great food in the North End. I loved the veal parm and the calamari. My wife had shrimp and pasta which was excellent, glad she shared. I have never been disappointed by one of Nicks restaurants.

Thank Ghiatrain
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely Italian restaurant. Reminded me of a time in the past. The neighborhood policeman stopped by, had a hug for the hostess, marched back to kitchen. Sauntered out. Oh, but the food and service were stellar. Usual jerks pushing for better table sooner, and the staff handled them well. Nice place. I would go back tomorrow but I caught the... More 

Thank jrfsfnm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate in the North End every night we were in Boston and this place was by far the best! Homemade pasta better than all the others. It was busy around 7pm but we were able to grab a stop at the bar. Carbonara was out of this world.

Thank Anne B
Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first night in Boston ended with a fantastic meal. We shared the Zuppa Di Pesce and a huge Burrata. So glad we shared as the servings were huge. The warm fresh bread with olive oil was wonderful. The wait staff were so helpful as we wanted a table by a window, which were all full, they suggested we have... More 

Thank Bernadette T
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252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always enjoy Nico's and return time and again as it never disappoints. The homemade pasta is excellent. The meatballs are the BEST! The specials are always excellent. On the small side so make reservations as even during the week it is vbery busy.

Thank Thomas K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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
  • Phone Number: 6177420404

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • 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.
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