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Italian >Bacco Ristorante & Bar
107 Salem St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211342.363634 -71.055791
Neighborhoods: Central, North End
Great Food & Drinks w/ Open Air Dinning – Bacco is a great spot with amazing food and cocktails. I love the open air feel now that the weather is getting warmer. I have stopped in many times for the $5 appetizers after work and I have never been disappointed. The restaurant has that north end appeal with a staff that is very attentive & courteous. I don't usually write reviews but I feel that Bacco deserved one.
Also I've been going to Bacco since I moved to Boston 4 years ago and they just came out with a new cocktail list that I suggest taking a look at.
Best Food and Drinks in the North End! – I've been going to Bacco at least once a week for the last year. They serve $5 appetizers on the first floor and have a full bar. It's always a fun crowd, not too young, pretty hip, lots of locals. I always get the beef carpaccio with gorgonzola and the mussels - both $5. They never disappoint. Oh, and the martinis are amazing too - not syrupy and sweet like some of the other restaurants in this neighborhood.
Best North End Spot – Bacco is my favorite spot in the North End and I have been to most over the years. The food is absolutely to die for. Pair that with an incredable atmosphere and it's really hard to beat. I have tried most things on the menu and have yet to dislike anything. They have a great wine list but I usually stay with the red. It's warm, cozy, and makes you feel like your part of the North End charm!!!
My Favorite In Boston! – I just went back to Bacco for my 5th time this past Saturday night and have to say this is my favorite restaurant in Boston. Great spot in the North End and the restaurant is romantic, beautiful, warm and cozy. Great wine selection and service is good and polite, not the best in the world, but the real key is the food. Absolutley amazing and they are good portions with good prices. I keep reading people say it's expensive, well clearly they don't get out much because I could name 100 places in Boston that are far more expensive and not as good. Bacco has great specials each time I go, but the Butternut Squash or the Lobster Ravioli is increadable. I keep ordering one of the two each time I go. I can't bring myself to try more of the menu. I would highly recommend Bacco!
Very nice experience in Boston Italian dining in the North end. – We visited as tourists in Boston, but not as "fine dining virgins." It was a beautiful Monday evening and we wanted a really good restaurant with a full bar (surprisingly difficult to find in Boston - ask your concierge.) Bacco provided relaxed elegance. The windows (not really windows actually - no glass to be found) were open to the street and it was a wonderful city atmosphere. We were taken to the second floor and seated near an opening over the street, which was busy with foot traffic. I loved the setting and the atmosphere.
Our server was both pleasant and knowledgeable. We enjoyed a leisurely cocktail without any pressure. I ordered the evening's seafood puttanesca special with shrimp and mussels. It was excellent. The pasta was perfect and the shrimp were crisp and sweet. My husband ordered chicken marsala with asparagus and polenta from the regular menu. His chicken was fresh, tender and delicious. He reported the asparagus (a favorite of his) was perfectly prepared.
We both enjoyed our dinner thoroughly. The chef is clearly talented, ingredients are fresh and the wait staff knows what they are doing. The atmosphere is lovely, both of the neighborhood and the restaurant itself. We took a cab from and back to Cambridge for our dinner in the North End and had a wonderful experience. This is a lovely restaurant.
Best Italian in Boston – Bacco is my favorite restaurant since I moved to the North end. The atomosphere is amazing and romantic.
The staff are attentive and friendly. My fav. is the risotto del giorno, loaded with fresh seafood with tomato creme. I take all my friends and families there when they come visit. Sometimes they sent me complimentary tira misu after my meal, how can you beat that!!!
Great italian food! – Wonderful Italian restaurant in the North End. Fabulous desserts and a great atmosphere in the bar!
overrated and bad service – The food at Bacco is overrated, expensive, and comes in tiny portions. While I thought the garlic oil and hummus that comes with the table bread was delicious, the bread itself was stale and the food took over an hour to arrive at the table. My boyfriend ordered the carpaccio appetizer and the Mezzolune entree with two glasses of wine. We waited over an hour to receive our entree and despite the high prices, there was no apology for the incredibly slow service. Although I appreciated that they split the entree for us (we were sharing) and the food was decent, there was nothing that wowed us except the high prices.
feel like being in Italy – My husband and I were in your restaurant on Sunday
evening and I just had to write and let you know what a wonderful time
we had. We were in town because of an appointment at Brigham & Women's
the next morning. As we were a little anxious about the appointment,
we really wanted to find a place where we could have a lovely meal and
a relaxing time without having to dress up. We were concerned about our
attire (shorts and shirts) but we were warmly welcomed by your
hostess. We sat at the two top right at the entrance and proceeded to
have an incredible evening. Appetizers, wine, entrees - everything was
just delicious. Our server, Katie, was very sweet and attentive
without being overly so and not once did we feel rushed to give up our
seats. The atmosphere was so inviting (especially with the open
windows and the sunlight on the buildings) that is was hard to believe
we weren't in Italy.
We will highly recommend Bacco to anyone visiting Boston and we hope to be able
to return again soon.
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