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“EXCELLENT DINNER!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Nico

Nico
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Ranked #24 of 3,185 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: North End
Northern Virginia
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT DINNER!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

We had a great dinner at Nico tonight. The risotto special (with scallops and mushrooms) was excellent. Very flavorful and large. The wild mushroom ravioli were extremely good. The Rigatoni alla Sal was great too. We started with homemade barrata on tomatoes, arugula and prosciutto. Delightful! Cozy little restaurant with great services and atmosphere. Would definitely eat here again!

Visited January 2014
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great specials and wine selection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

We had a large group, 12 people, for a holiday family dinner. They were very accommodating and the food was great.

Visited December 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

We were in Boston for a friends birthday and went here for a late lunch thinking we'd get a small appetizer before dinner. We were wrong. The portions are HUGE. The dishes that we had were all amazing and the staff could not have been friendlier and more attentive. I absolutely highly recommend this restaurant, although, as some other reviewers have noted, it is on the smaller side.

  • Visited January 2014
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Newburgh, New York
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not bad but nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

The service was very good but the food was just OK. We started with the brushcetta served with shrimp, it was average. I had the veal Parmesan for my entree which I wasn't impressed with. The sauce was kind of bland and the dish was only lukewarm. As other reviewers have mentioned, the seating is tight but that is to be expected in most places in the North End so that wasn't much of a problem for me.

I have a lot of other places to try before I go back to Nico.

  • Visited January 2014
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Austin, Texas
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237 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Cocktails Only For Us, But Next Time We'll Have Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

Even though we dined elsewhere in the North End, the lure of Nico's ambiance kept calling us back. We'd walked by it several times, but we decided to sit at the bar and enjoy after-dinner drinks before our Boston vacation came to an end the next day. It's a small dining room, and bar seating was very tight. However, it is VERY Italian in ambiance. I heard at least one server speaking with an Italian accent, and the wall-mounted TV at the bar was playing...wait for it...yes, "The Godfather." It seemed comically stereotypical, but we loved the experience nonetheless. There really is a great atmosphere in there, and I deeply envied a couple sitting in front of the gorgeously-adorned window facing the street.

  • Visited August 2013
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