Boston >Food & Dining > Picco
513 Tremont St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211642.345208 -71.069887
Neighborhoods: South End, Shawmut
Best Pizza I've ever had – Last year my roommate and I came across this place completely by accident as he was craving fish taco's (a dish they serve in summer) and a quick google search told us that Picco's was one of the only places to serve them. After a quick walk to the south end we were surprised to find a pizza place. Unfortunately, they had stopped serving taco's for the year but we didn't want to leave empty handed so we tried the pizza. I could eat pizza every day forever and not get sick of it, and I can honestly say that this is the best pizza I have ever had. being that we are college student, we can't always afford it, but when we can it is one of the best meals we will have for a long time. Sooooo happy to have stumbled upon this place.
Best South End Pizza – Pizza and ice cream are my two vices so a place with both is an easy will with me. But the relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff don't hurt either! I always get the Alsatian: onions, shallots, garlic, crème fraiche, bacon and gruyere but get mushroom instead of bacon since I don't eat meat. YUM! In the summer they have very tasty lemonade too!
balanced flavors, focussed menu, attentive service – I cam in with a group of about 15 people. It was a thursday night at 10:00pm. The hostess was pretty rude, I am not sure if she was nervous about having such a large group there or if she is generally unfriendly to customers. After we were seated our drink orders were take. The waitress answered all our questions and had no problem splitting up the group and making 2 separate checks. The food did take a little while to come out of the kitchen but not too long. And it was worth it. I had the masterful hummus bruschetta, a little garden salad (maybe a tad over dressed as the other review mentioned but flavorful nonetheless) and the margherita pizza. The pizza crust was perfectly crispy and had a nice flavor.
The atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable. I will definitely come back. There are some great choices on the beer and wine menu, too (La Fin Du Monde and raspberry Lambic).
Delicious – This place has possibly the best pizza I've tried. Very good sauce and thin crust. Their other menu choices are good as well, especially their meatball/chicken parm sandwiches. I did find it strange that you have to order cheese as an extra for a calzone. Shouldn't cheese be included, and you just choose which one you like? You get to choose 3 stuffings for the calzone, and one of them is the cheese. So be aware that if you don't pick a cheese, you'll end up with bread full of whatever else you choose. Unfortunately, the service is very slow, but it is worth it. If you have time for a slow, relaxing dinner, go to Picco's. Their warm gingerbread and ice cream dessert is TO DIE FOR! Most delicious thing on the menu. The atmosphere is casual, and the outdoor seating is nice on summer nights. Prices aren't too bad, considering their personal pizza is large enough that I bring a doggy bag home. Enjoy!
Delicious pizza!!! – My friend and I were in the area and wanted a nice place to eat, but didn't want to pay a fortune like most of the restaurants in the South End. We decided on Picco after reading reviews on CitySearch. It had a very cozy atmosphere. The Margherita pizza was delicious! We got a small which was perfect for two girls and a salad each (which was also tasty). The total came to $25, which I thought was a good price. We will definately return (I really want to try the ice cream next time)!!
funky, colorful, good food – Overall very good--delicious appetizers and soups--arugula salad disappointing--service friendly and prompt--fun place to eat with artsy, homey ambience--will go there again and try other items--ice cream a must!
Great overpriced pizza – This place is underneath where I live, so it doesn't get more convenient. However, the pizza is overpriced, but dilicious. It's a great place to go on a Saturday night after a movie.
Really Good Food, Slow Service at Times – I've been to Picco's numerous times. Each time, my experience has been about the same. The food is consistently very good. The pizza is probably the best bet (I recommend you tell Picco's to undercook it). The meatball sandwich is quite good...it has a little kick to it. If the crabcakes are on the Specials, definately grab it. I've never had a disappointing meal here (most of the time "very good"...with an occasional "fair"). Definitely save room for the ice cream. It is top notch. The restaurant itself has that old soda shop flair. Always clean. Staff is friendly. Eating outside is available when weather permits. Street Parking is tough however a parking garage is next door. The one aspect to be aware of...they can be slow. Both dining in & takeout can be on the sluggish side (especially during peak hours).
Back Bay families and South End couples swing by the Atelier 505 building for gourmet pizza and ice cream. – The Scene
Picco (Pizza and Ice Cream Co.) provides patrons with a casual, affordable hangout in which to enjoy light pizzas and devilish sundaes. After passing a traditional ice-cream fountain, visitors gaze upon the open kitchen's modern, glass-fronted pizza oven. When all of the dining area's bright-red chairs and leather banquettes are filled, crowds spill out onto the breezy outdoor patio. Pleasant servers recommend selections from a carefully chosen, affordable wine list.
Fans of traditional thin-crust pizza are often confounded the puffy, undeniably light crusts. The kitchen uses top-shelf toppings like roasted eggplant and fontina to create some of the neighborhood's most memorable pies. Also worthy of consideration are fresh salads (baby spinach with warm bacon vinaigrette) and inventive sandwiches (bacon, tomato, avocado, slaw and chipotle mayonnaise). Rare is the diner who leaves without digging into a brownie sundae or scoop of homemade ginger ice cream.
a picco regular – i frequent picco, the food is always fresh with lots of flavor, i will admit that it takes awhile at times especially during busy lunch or evening hours, but the friendly waitstaff and bartenders always make the wait worth it.
the menu is always changing but they have their classic constants. a good addition to the south end, its nice to see a neighborhood place where regulars are greeted by first name and servers actually have a personality rather than the bland fakeness of most other upscale dining places in the neighborhood.
i give picco a thumbs up for creating a great place to eat!
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