This Italian restaurant is nothing unique in the North End, but that doesn't mean it's not special. Between a menu with dishes like Ricotta Pillows with truffle butter and wild mushroom, a killer late night & pizza menu, and one of the better cannolis in the city, we can easily recommend a visit.
Two words: Espresso Martini. There’s no shortage of spots across the city to get your caffeine and booze fix, but when it comes to creating the perfect blend of vodka, Kahlúa, and coffee, nobody does it quite like Bricco. This beloved North End venue is best known for its signature coffee cocktail, but if caffeine gives you a major case of the jitters, there’s no need to worry—a VuVu Cosmo, Pineapple Doli, or Maker’s Manhattan are all worthy substitutes. For the totally cocktail-averse, Bricco is also home to a spectacular array of wines, boasting more than 100 different selections sourced from all across Italy and the United States.
Some of us just buzz with energy on Christmas Eve. If you’re up later than Santa and the elves, head to Bricco. The North End mainstay will be open until 2 am that night to serve its late-night menu of beef carpaccio, zucchini flowers, shrimp scampi, and an array of pizzas. It’s the perfect after party to decompress from family gatherings and ring in the holiday.