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Giacomo's Restaurant

#36 of 2,686 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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North End
Italian, Pasta
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355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910
617-523-9026
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Today
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 493
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  • 202
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still excellent

Even though Giacomo's has become one of the "hot spots to eat at" in the North End, things are still very good there, and worth the wait, as there is always a line I think.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Maine04428
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Eddington, Maine
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Eddington, Maine
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Even though Giacomo's has become one of the "hot spots to eat at" in the North End, things are still very good there, and worth the wait, as there is always a line I think.

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upstate NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A bit of a wait, about 90 minutes on a Saturday around 5pm, the restaurant is small and only seats 30-40 but the tables are turned over pretty fast. The food is very good, all homemade pasta with great sauce, we all tried different offerings and loved every bite. The atmosphere is crazy but friendly and fun, food is served... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Not sure I can begin to describe how much we enjoyed this restaurant. There was a line to get in for dinner and we almost walked away until a woman told us that it was worth the wait. The service was friendly and swift and the atmosphere cosy. All 4 of us ordered different entrees and we each sampled all... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Good food, but I wouldn't say it was worth the wait. We only ate here because my cousin recommended this restaurant to us. The restaurant opened at 4:30, but we saw a line already when we walked by at 3pm!! The restaurant only seats around 40 people. We got in line at 4pm, were a 2 person party, and didn't... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

As I started traveling to Boston frequently over 20 years ago, one of the best pieces of advice I received from a friend in the city was to go to Giacomo's. Every time I visit, I make sure to make a stop there as I have never had a bad meal and am always, ALWAYS satisfied with the meal! The... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We were drawn to this restaurant by the long line forming outside. We figured this must be good. I spoke to locals in the neighborhood and they confirmed it was worth a try. We lucked out because the drizzle on the day we went kept the line shorter, and we were seated within 30 minutes (I was told it could... More 

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Tucson
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The food was great and the service is crazy fast and well just crazy. We went there 2 nights and while the place is small and you stand outside the front door it moves pretty quick. The prices are great and the wine is good and you get to know you neighbors. if you are looking for a quiet romantic... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Was recommended this place by a cabbie.....and then told to expect to queue.....sure enough, 3.30pm the queue was forming for a 4 pm opening on a Sunday......normal apparently. Was hoping to sit for a few hours and eat and drink away....no chance. Tables turned in 30 mins, no joke. That s starter and main......they don't serve coffee of dessert. Not... More 

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Bloomington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Wow. Very authentic and high quality Italian food. Very fast service. Long line for dinner but wait wasn't unreasonable for a weekend night. Price for quality food is not cheap. Short walk from our apartment on Hanover

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Well worth the wait in line - or the 'queue' as we Brits call it - favourite seats on bar stools next to the open kitchen, fast food in that it's quick but deliciously fresh, best calamares around, tuna steak a speciality, unstuffy and friendly, overall great value and big portions so go steady!

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Additional Information about Giacomo's Restaurant

Address: 355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910
Phone Number: 617-523-9026
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: 617-523-9026

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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