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Giacomo's Restaurant

#38 of 2,865 Restaurants in Boston
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355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910
617-523-9026
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Today
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 452
    Excellent
  • 182
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Excellent

One of the best Italian food we ever had! All three of us voted A plus for gnocchi and lobster ravioli! We would advise to make a reservation for dinner. Line to the restaurant can get pretty long... But is so worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
slavkolesya
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

One of the best Italian food we ever had! All three of us voted A plus for gnocchi and lobster ravioli! We would advise to make a reservation for dinner. Line to the restaurant can get pretty long... But is so worth it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I decided to try this quaint restaurant for dinner on a Saturday. The wait was about an hour, but so worth it. Christian took care of us and made sure we had all that we needed. The food was delicious, the caprese was perfect! Not a huge wine selection, but did the job! I recommend visiting and... More 

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Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The first night we tried to eat here there was a line out the door and we were looking at probably an hour and a half wait; one guy in line said "it's worth the wait" - but we decided to come earlier another night. We really loved the food - I had pumpkin tortellini - YUM! There are very... More 

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San Diego, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

By far the best Italian place in Boston! Seriously, this place is as close to the taste of Italy as you can get without buying a plane ticket. I know there are already enough reviews to put this place on anybody's list of places to eat, but I want to make sure you don't miss this amazing gem. With about... More 

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canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The only reason I set one star is because it is the only way to write WARNING to other Boston visitors!!!! Rude and insulted hostess!!!! Dirty table, unwelcome service. Food quality and presentation are humiliation to Italian food culture. Please stay away from the ‘RUDE Giacomo’.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I love this restaurant! It could be one of my favorite restaurants in the City. I have worked as a concierge for the past 10 years and go to ALL the restaurants in the City. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it here. We went to the South End location because there was 6 of us plus a toddler and they take... More 

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great meal but was loud with lots of banging dishes and the waitress was not helpful or friendly. Go if you want great Italian food and can tolerate the noise and lousy service. 1st time there and asked if they had bruschetta and she just said to look at the appetizers and left us. Came back and asked questions about... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A Boston native, couldn't believe I'd never been here before. Best fried calamari ever. Shrimp and scallop fra diavolo was excellent -- and relatively inexpensive. Good service. A nice Gavi di Gavi accompanied dinner. Only comment: you are served your food when it's ready and it's ready pretty quickly. This is a good place to eat (inexpensively) rather than dine...... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Crowded, not the friendliest staff, but the the food was excellent. Tables were cramped next to each other, but its the North end, all the restaurants are like that. Waiter was a Boston version of an actor from the Sopranos. Food was excellent. Had eggplant parm, could not have been better. Husband had a seafood dish, fininshed every morsel. Very... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Had another great dinner there last night. Great food, great value, good service ... Other than waiting a bit (30+) minutes; however the hostess kept us informed of status (the party at our table didn't seem to want to leave, but hang out in a very, very busy restaurant. An easy walk from Copley/Pru center hotels, just remember cash only!

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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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?