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#16 of 2,383 Restaurants in Boston
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North End
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417 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113
16:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 00:30
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Deciding on an Italian restaurant to have dinner in while exploring the North End of Boston is no simple task. Thank you trip advisor users for helping guide us to an amazing meal at Nico! The appetizer special this day was their Caprese salad with baby arugula and prosciutto. It was amazing! The buffalo mozzarella was new to both of... More 

Thank Lisa W
Dallas, United States
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just bumped into this spot and would go again, the Shrimp Bruschetta was amazing, it is a must order. Sangria was very nice as well.

Thank Julie J
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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255 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to see Old North Church and the Paul Revere House. They are right in the heart of Boston's Italian neighborhood. The entire area smells wonderful, but we had reviewed many of the Italian restaurants and decided on Nico. I'm glad we did! The charming waiter, who had a heavy Italian accent, brought delicious bread and took our orders. I... More 

Thank Bob A
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's as good as you want it to be. The competition between Italian restaurants is stiff in this area so there's no room for mistakes. Nico is up for the challenge.

1 Thank markpM4462RO
Plano, Texas
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to wait a little longer than our reservation but was well worth it!! We had a group of 6 and no one left hungry! Chicken Marsala was huge! Sauce was sweet but balanced. Porcini Mushroom ravioli was quite garlicky but filling and good. Stuffed pork chop was very generous and well prepared (special of night). Carbonara was phenomenal! Pasta... More 

1 Thank Jennifer H
Burlington ma
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was great ! Food was so good , waitstaff was excellent ! The bartender and hostess were excellent . Huge portions, quaint and romantic place ! Love it we will be back

Thank bbxrt123
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been there with a group of six , for an early lunch, located in the center of little Italy, authentic restaurant, delicious food Italian style, service was very professional and kind, we had a wonderful time

Thank erka60763
Stowe, Vermont
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I made reservations in February for a Friday night in march as I knew the north end gets very busy. 3 out of the 4 of us arrived early and sat at the bar. When 7pm rolled around (the time our reservation was for) I asked the hostess about our table, she stated she could not seat us until all... More 

1 Thank Libby R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At first I was a little intimidated as we were sent downstairs into what looked like the basement of the establishment. However, that fear was quickly diminished when we tried the fried calamari. It was lightly breaded and had excellent flavor. My main entrée was even better, the chicken parmesan. It was a very generous portion that could have served... More 

1 Thank ethan h
Wappingers Falls, New York
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently ate at Nico on a Friday night while in Boston for a weekend getaway. We found it small, crowded and loud. We waited at the bar for about a half hour past our reservation time sipping a pricey glass of wine before being seated in the smaller downstairs space. The quality of the food saved the day. As... More 

2 Thank MikeyUinNY

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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
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: 6177420404

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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

Neighbourhood 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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