Taps: 17 / Bottles: 12
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
4.24/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$$
As good of an on tap beer selection as any bar or restaurant in Boston. Great beers from around the country and the selections change daily.
The pizza is great, I also really like the warm spinach salad. Otherwise, the menu is a bit limited.
My only complaints are that we can never get a table and they don't have a TV at the bar.
06-23-2013 17:14:31 | More by DomingoOrtiz
3.94/5 rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Pretty nice place here. Nice and dimly lit inside, on the classier side, but still quite casual. It's not huge, and it seems to get pretty busy and therefore cramped. Beer selection isn't tremendous, but they had quite a few basic craft and micro options, and surprisingly more PA beers than local beers. Guess I should've just stayed home. heh The only beers I really wanted were kicked, so I ended up settling for a bottle of Perpetual. No harm there.
The service was good. It was pretty busy, but our server was pretty on the ball, and displayed some knowledge of craft beer, which was a plus. Prices were decent.
The food was good as well, with a leaning towards Italian cuisine and pizza. The pizzas were tasty...not the best I've had, but hey, I'm used to Philly and New York, so I'm biased. They were still good though, more flatbread style, and "well-done" which basically meant a burny crust. Then there's the ice cream. I'm not a big "sweets" guy, but my wife is a big "sweets" girl, so how could we not get the homemade ice cream sampler. Yes, an ice cream sampler. You don't see that everyday.
This place is definitely worth a visit if you're looking for a no-nonsense lunch or dinner and a few good quality drinks.
03-10-2013 01:14:50 | More by Rifugium
4.58/5 rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Picco totally rocks. That’s all you really need to know.
Based on its location we’ve wound up here after many Extreme/Belgian Beerfests held at the Cyclorama. It’s the perfect post-fest stop. PICCO stands for Pizza Ice Cream Company and the concept is just awesome.
Excellent Pizza/Awesome Ice cream and a Fantastic Craft Beer selection. Nuf Said.
Seriously, the Pizza is unreal and the flavor combinations on the menu are just awesome. The Alsaise (sp?) is a must get when sharing a few pies with friends. Save room for Ice Cream. The odd ball flavors are always a treat and show a great deal of imagination. They usually have Cinnamon and it’s worth a try.
Craft beer list is spot on and it’s apparent the person selection the brews is a hop head. Always have 3-5 excellent IPA/DPA offerings.
The place gets very busy and there is usually a wait. Well worth it as I’ve waited as long as 90 minutes. Brought the wife and kids here and now the kids always ask to return (teenagers) Atmosphere is lively, loud, warm and inviting.
This truly is one of my favorite casual restaurants in the city. When I am in the area, it’s time for a Pizza and Ice Cream. Just an awesome place.
05-01-2012 12:08:04 | More by Reagan1984
4.03/5 rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
After walking the Freedom Trail and doing some other walking around Boston, we found ourselves in the South End. I probably wouldn't have given this place a second look were it not for Barry's suggestion the day before.
The tap list is somewhat small, only about 10 or 12 taps, but all pretty quality stuff. Seeing as it is the fall season, I opted for a pumpkin beer (Weyerbacher's Imperial Pumpkin, to be exact).
While we didn't eat, I have it on good authority the food is quite good. They also have ice cream and do milk shakes (seems to be a popular thing in Boston).
I'd stop here again if I'm back in Boston, hopefully have some pizza, too.
10-04-2011 22:32:09 | More by womencantsail
4/5 rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in here after a day of exploration of the downtown area.
Atmosphere is good, if nothing special. A small bar sits to the left upon entering with booths and tables to the left. There’s a good deal of outdoor seating with parasols as well. No TVs but an open view to the kitchen can keep one occupied.
Quality is good. I only ordered one beer that was served in a pint glass but the temperature was on point and the head was appropriate for the style.
Service was also good. I ate early so there weren’t many people there and I didn’t have to wait long for beer or food. The waitress was friendly enough.
Selection was nice. There were a good deal of styles represented with emphasis on summer seasonals, although nothing overly impressive was available.
Food was solid. I ordered a pizza as it was obviously their specialty, and while not in the top tier, the crust and sauce were above average and when it was put together I enjoyed it.
Value was good, about par for the course in the area.
Overall this is a place that I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit again but everything was done well. Worth a stop if you’re craving pizza and are in the area.
08-18-2011 03:33:08 | More by glid02
Picco in Boston, MA
93 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.