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  • Review Count
    2
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  • First Review
    October 3, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 30, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
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Whaddayaget when you cross the koolest new nightspot in Boston with the biggest, best, most delicious meatballs in the Northend? Answer: Nico Ristorante. This two-floor restaurant is the brain child of noted Boston Restaurateur Nick Varano, owner of the highly-esteemed Strega Ristorante on Hanover Street. The boldly colored interior is a perfect backdrop for the exciting, superlative, classic Italian fare and innovative creations. The kitchen is under the direction and wizardry of Nico's celebrated chef Salvatore Firicano.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Hanover Street restaurant
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/28/2014
 2013
Dined on 12/28/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This was my first time at Nico's. We had made early dinner reservations and we were immediately seated. The only one negative thing I noticed was that the wait staff spent quite a while at the bar area on their cell phones, texting or checking email which I find unprofessional. After a few minutes someone came to our table, Our server was polite and friendly and helped us select with a bottle of wine after asking us about our wine preferences. The bread was fresh, warm, and delicious. We ordered the calamari appetizer which was fresh and tender and had a nice spicy sauce. The lobster ravioli was delicious! We shared a veal saltimbocca dish for our main course. The veal was very tender and the sauce was delicious as well. The asparagus was nicely cooked, not overdone, and the mashed potato was great as well. We would recommend Nico and plan to go back again."
Dined on 12/28/2014
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Welcome to Gennaro's 5 North Square, located in Boston's historic North End. The restaurant is under the management of Gennaro, who brought you the Caffe Vittoria,Florentine Cafe and Stanza dei Sigari. Gennaro's is located at 5 North Square the oldest square in America, a quite retreat located steps from busy Hanover Street. With it's cobblestone streets and gas lamposts, North Square is one of the most romantic spots in the North End and Boston. The cuisine at Gennaro's is traditional Italian home cooking with fresh seafood specialties served daily. We would love to have you visit us at Gennaro's and look forward to serving you!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good overall
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2013
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had made advanced reservations for my birthday and our upcoming anniversary. We were a bit disturbed by the lack of professionalism from the greeting staff. We arrived early and were told that this was good because they were overbooked. We felt like we were under the watchful eye of the front line staff, wondering how quickly they would hurry us along. Being near the door as people milled in and out did not give us the intimate and celebratory atmosphere we had hoped for. We felt like just another party of four. The server seemed to hover. We enjoyed our meals but it isn't likely we will return since we have had better dining experiences in several other North End restaurants. We ended up going elsewhere for dessert and coffee."
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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