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Restaurant Review: Bar 'Cino (Brookline, MA)

Upscale yet informal restaurant with quality Italian-focused cuisine and supportive service

Bar ‘Cino is an upscale employee-owned restaurant, with Italian-focused cuisine and informal atmosphere. Located within walking distance of Fenway Park, the restaurant is in the more residential neighborhood of Brookline. While the bar is at the center restaurant, there are several dining areas where the bar scene isn’t distracting. As most bar patrons were eating full meals, even the bar atmosphere doesn’t appear too triggering. The non-alcoholic beverage menu was impressive, with options both interesting and reasonably priced. I tried (and would recommend) both the spicy pal-NO-ma and the Athletic Brewing Co IPA. The food and service were excellent and the knowledgeable server made great recommendations. My entree was the duck ragout pasta, which is a must try! I’m looking forward to returning to Bar ‘Cino to sample the other dishes on the menu.

Meal: Dinner, Weekday
Dining Area: Dining Room
Price: $$$

Overall Score: 4.5/5

March 2022

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Supportive Service: 4.5/5

Venue & Crowd*: 4/5

Non-Alcoholic Offerings: 4.5/5

Food Quality & Value: 5/5

Restaurant Location*: 4/5

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*note: the clientele and elements of a restaurant's location often vary by season and day of the week, which may lead to a change in rating outside of the restaurant's control.

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