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Giacomo's Restaurant

355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910 (North End)
617-523-9026
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Ranked #30 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
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
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: North End
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I'd heard a lot of good things about this place, so it was no surprise there was a very long queue when we arrived for dinner on Saturday night - even in a district full of what I am sure are decent Italian restaurants. We had to wait about 50 minutes for a table, in what is a very cramped... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We were told this place is a must when in Boston. So, we stood in line and eventually got a table, it was next to the kitchen, it was very busy and very noisy and all together crazy. But.....the food was incredible. If you are looking for a long leisurely dinner, skip this place. It is so small that they... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

They literally pushed is in a line to wait - yes grab and put us in line. No time to eat - or enjoy!!! They are constantly getting plates glasses and utensils of your table. Hovering over you while you are eating so they can clean because they need your table for the long line of people waiting outside. Roach... More

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Denver, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

I'd recommend Giacomo's Northend if you have time to wait in line as they do not take reservations. This make sense, as they are a small restaurant with really good food. A colleague and I arrived at 6 pm and had to wait about 45 minutes on a Wednesday night. I'm sure this has been mentioned before, but remember to... More

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Syracuse, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It is tough to review this restaurant because my husband, two daughters and myself ate here while in Boston and all of us had different reviews of the place. First, I loved it! I had ordered a gnocchi special and everything about it was amazing (except for the chicken–it was a little tough and dry). My husband also ordered a... More

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Cotuit, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

I went there on Friday just as they opened. My wife and I were the first to enter, within 5 minutes the place was full. The meal was good. We had calamari for an app. If there are just 2 of you get the small. The meals are made for 1. I got the veal parmesean, my wife got the... More

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Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had the lobster ravioli in the Giacomos sauce and we also had the butternut squash ravioli. It was worth the hour wait in line. Absolutely amazing, such great food and would return again. This is a can't miss restaurant in the North End. Christian our server was AMAZING!! Way to go to the entire team there; they work hard and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

The food is good for the value and be sure to bring cash, because they don't take cards but if you want to avoid the unpredictably long line, call and make a reservation at their south end location! The north end location does no take reservations hence the line. The food is the same at both locations!

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Dallas, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We got in line early (3:30) and we were seated in the first seating. The food was very good and it certainly tasted like fresh pasta, which was such a wonderful treat. The place is a bit small but I loved the sounds, smells, and the ambiance. What keeps me from giving this 5 stars is the cash only part,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife and I were in Boston last week and chose Giacomo's as usual. I first started going there while in college. The food is perfect, service is very efficient. Even though you'll feel the wait in line is long, it's worth it. The staff does not push you in and out even through the place seats around 30 max.... More

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