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#16 of 2,368 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
North End
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417 Hanover Street, 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was exceptional, great. Even though we had a Groupon, the service was excellent. The waiter was very helpful and our order was prepared fast. We would go back any time.

Thank Sventura1184
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food and the service were one of the best experiences I have had ever. I listened to the recommendation of the waiter, amazing!! Can not wait to come back to Boston and eat here again.

Thank Chris W
Hudson, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My mouth is watering just thinking about the meal we had at Nico a couple of days ago. Generous portions, super fresh, artfully plated, and so so so delicious. The veal saltimbocca was the best I've ever had; so tender I could cut it with a fork. Flawless service and a charming setting. Not cheap, but reasonable prices. We loved... More 

Thank Kgirl00
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nico's homemade pasta is amazing. I almost wished I only ordered a simple pasta dish just be able to eat the homemade pasta. The lobster ravioli was good although I wasn't able to taste the lobster as well as I thought based on previous reviews. The special of the day was a seafood medley which was excellent. The sizes of... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love eating in the North End and we've been to many if the restaurants there. But we may have found the best at Nico's. Wonderful service, friendly wait staff. Incredible specials. We had a calamari special appetizer, swordfish and the chopino for dinner. magnificent. Paired with a nice Chianti. OMG We had read reviews saying the portions were small,... More 

Thank garygaryl
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a popular Italian restaurant in the North End. There are over 100 here so I'm not sure how all the italian restuarants in this part of town differentiate from each other, but out of theose we tried this was the best. Service was good and the food was excellent and there was a definite leaning towards great seafood.... More 

Thank Bill B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Nico's on New Year's Eve. Great service only surpassed by an amazing Cioppino and delicious Pork Shank with lobster pasta.

Thank Richard D
Guilford, Maine
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247 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Italian food and the North end has some of the best around. This is a small restaurant (like most in the north end), but the food is to die for. We had reservations for 6 people and they were right on schedule for our seating time. Our server Alessandro was top notch and knew the menu inside and... More 

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53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meatball app is a great one to try. Also try the cheeses. Good wine selection...Excellent waitstaff.

Thank HM786
North Carolina
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Nico on the Friday night before Christmas. There were 2 couples, we had a reservation and were seated promptly. We had a table right in the middle by the bar, and yes it was crowded and quite loud but it is the North End, most restaurants are small and loud. The waiter we had was fantastic and very... More 

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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
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 Street, 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?
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  • 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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