The North End of Boston is filled with tons of authentic Italian restaurants where you can get pasta and red sauce. But isn’t Italian food more than spaghetti and marinara? Bricco on Hanover Street proves that Italian food is modern, diverse and delicious.
Our antipasti of frittura mista, lightly battered and fried seafood with onions, was a great beginning to the meal. I really find it hard to criticize anything fried. My entree was Bricco’s brodetto, a seafood dish of lobster, clams, mussels and calamari with zesty tomato fumet, grilled asparagus and grilled Italian bread for dipping. Yea, I like fish. As expected other diners found their “brick” chicken and rack of lamb equally as satisfying.
Bricco represents everything a North End restaurant should–great food, quaint atmosphere, excellent wine selection and stellar service. The meals are on the pricey side so I would recommend the enoteca as destination dining rather than a regular weekend spot. From the amuse bouche, to the open brick oven kitchen, Bricco delivers on all level. Visit during basketball season and you might run into some Celtics at the table behind you. Big Baby!