I spent the day in the North End and found this new restaurant, Nico (417 Hanover St.), slotted to open in late August '08:
Nick Varano, the owner of Strega, is paying homage to the '70s at this new North End hotspot on Hanover Street. Currently under construction, the two-floor restaurant will boast classic Italian fare--did someone say meatballs?--and the decor is reported to be a throwback to the disco era. Think John Travolta in "Saturday Night Fever" without the bellbottoms.
Click here for the Povo.com listing.
UPDATE: Nico officially opened its doors on Friday, Aug. 22 with guests Danny Terrio of "Dance Fever" fame and Vincent Pastore, known as "Big Pussy" from "The Sopranos" and a participant on VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club" and Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice."