DePasquale Ventures   •   Commitment to Excellence

Frank DePasquale Frank DePasquale

First and foremost I would like to thank everyone who has supported DePasquale Ventures over the past 30 years. It has always been a lifelong commitment of mine to create a company that was incomparable to anything else in Boston, and with the help of my family, friends and employees, I feel I have succeeded.

I created DePasquale Ventures Magazine to give readers insight as to why and how I began my adventure as a restaurateur and entrepreneur. Please enjoy as I take you along my personal journey, from my beginnings as a child growing up in Italy to where I am today. Your support all these years is immensely appreciated and I will do my best to continue giving Boston everything DePasquale Ventures has to offer.

Coming to America from Italy at the age of four, Frank DePasquale was never one to shy away from a challenge. He and his family made a go of it here in the states, but held on to the traditions and values of their Italian roots. Today his passion for Italian culture and cuisine is equally matched by his passion for sharing this heritage.

The more impossible a goal seems, the more it motivates DePasquale to think bigger and better. With over 30 ventures on the East Coast, his commitment to excellence is evident. Award-winning restaurants, an authentic salumeria and bakery, exquisite extended stay residences, and renowned magazines all exude the quality and distinction he strives for. The bar is set high and for DePasquale, the sky is the limit.

DePasquale Ventures is:

Ristorante Bricco

Serving a modern interpretation of regional Italian dishes in Boston's historic North End, Bricco is a complete contemporary boutique Italian dining experience. Inspired dishes are complemented by their award-winning wine list, featuring a vast selection of European and California wines. A late-night menu is available from 11:30 pm, making Bricco a captivating evening destination. The swank enoteca serves enticing cocktails in an elegant ambiance and always with a warm welcome. Join us for extraordinary cuisine, a lively late-night scene, and experience a slice of Italy.

Bricco  •  241 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113  •  617-248-6800  •  gift cards

Bricco  •  241 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113
phone 617-248-6800

Mare Oyster Bar

Italian for 'sea', Mare showcases the natural flavor of fresh seafood. Enjoy crudo and seafood from the world-class raw bar, elegantly prepared to feature distinctive coastal flavors. Tucked away from busy Hanover Street, Mare is an urban oasis with skyline views of downtown Boston on the breathtaking terrace. Relax by the fire pits, or lounge in plush outdoor seating while dining al fresco. The stunning indoor dining area is a change of pace for the neighborhood, as grey and white marble walls give way to spectacular floor to ceiling windows. Come see for yourself, Mare is one of a kind.

Mare Oyster Bar  •  Mare Place  •  223 Hanover Street / 3 Mechanic Street  •  617-723-6273  •  gift cards

Mare Oyster Bar  •  Mare Place  •  223 Hanover Street / 3 Mechanic Street
phone 617-723-6273


Located on Boston's historic Freedom Trail, just steps from the Paul Revere House, AquaPazza is the newest Depasquale venture in the North End and serves contemporary Italian seafood, oysters, and crudo, along with an extensive list of fine wines and specialty cocktails.

AquaPazza  •  135 Richmond Street  •  857-350-3105  •  gift cards

AquaPazza  •  135 Richmond Street
phone 857-350-3105


Italian for four, Quattro features the best of DePasquale's restaurants all in one location. A contemporary grill, pizzeria and rosticceria, Quattro serves artisan pasta, handmade one block away at Bricco Salumeria and Pasta Shop, fresh-baked bread made across the street at Bricco Panetteria. Inspired pizzas are baked at 900 degrees in an authentic Marra Forni wood-burning oven, from Naples, Italy. The rotisserie turns out roast legs of lamb, ribs of beef, pork loins, and whole chickens. The menu also boasts grilled meats and the freshest seafood. Stop by our corner, where tradition meets the contemporary.

Quattro  •  264 Hanover Street at Parmenter Street, Boston, MA  •  617-720-0444  •  gift cards

264 Hanover Street at Parmenter Street, Boston, MA
phone 617-720-0444

Trattoria il Panino

Boston's first authentic trattoria, the newly-expanded Trattoria Il Panino sets the standard in Italian cuisine in New England, where Frank DePasquale shares a taste of his homeland on Italy's Amalfi Coast. Featuring handmade pastas and fresh shellfish, casual dining is melded with a fine dining experience. The first floor and new downstairs dining room are reminiscent of Italian coastal trattorias for the ambience and the authentic cuisine. The heated outdoor garden patio is open year round, the perfect setting for al fresco dining.

Trattoria il Panino  •  11 Parmenter St / 280 Hanover St, Boston, MA  •  617-720-1336  •  gift cards

Trattoria il Panino
11 Parmenter St / 280 Hanover St, Boston, MA  •  Phone 617-720-1336

Bricco Suites

An exquisite new concept in hospitality, Bricco Suites is an extended stay residence offering all the comforts of home in 25 luxurious suites. With all new features, top-notch amenities, and a warm, dedicated staff, we have created a new level of hospitality. Located in the heart of Boston's historic North End, Bricco Suites sits along the Freedom Trial, steps from Downtown Boston, the financial district, the theater district, Back Bay shopping, Boston Harbor, Boston Common, the New England Aquarium, and TD Garden. Stay close to Boston attractions while experiencing luxury accommodations like never before.

Bricco Suites  •  241 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113  •  617-459-1293

Bricco Suites  •  241 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113
phone 617-459-1293

Bricco Salumeria +
Pasta Shop

A tribute to the Sundays of Frank DePasquale's youth, Bricco Salumeria and Pasta Shop hand makes pasta, just like his mother did in Italy. The Salumeria also carries the best imported Italian meats and cheeses, olive oils, vinegars and tomatoes. Everything you need for a homemade meal is at your fingertips here, available both for wholesale and retail.

Bricco Salumeria + Pasta Shop
11 Board Alley (behind 241 Hanover Street), Boston, MA 02113  •  617-248-9629

Bricco Salumeria + Pasta Shop
11 Board Alley (behind 241 Hanover Street), Boston, MA 02113
phone 617-248-9629

Bricco Panetteria

A full-service bread bakery, Bricco Panetteria bakes fresh artisan bread daily. Everything is done by hand, with love and passion. The Panetteria provides all of the bread for DePasquale Ventures restaurants as well as retail to the public. You can take an authentic taste of the North End home with you. Stop by our neighborhood Panetteria to add a true oven-baked experience to your table.

Bricco  •  241 Hanover Street (rear), Boston, MA 02113  •  617-248-9859

Bricco  •  241 Hanover Street (rear), Boston, MA 02113

SCENE Magazine

SCENE Magazine married evocative prose with stunning photography to, in equal parts, inform and indulge readers. Published six times a year, SCENE ensures that readers are kept up to date about Boston's trendiest restaurants and hottest styles. Featuring the best in food, wine, fashion and culture, plus coverage of important current events around the city, SCENE Magazine is the comprehensive Bostonian lifestyle publicaton for residents and visitors alike.

Scene Magazine  •  2256 Hanover St, Ste #7, Boston, MA 02113  •  617-570-9199

Scene Magazine  •  2256 Hanover St, Ste #7, Boston, MA 02113
phone 617-570-9199