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Giacomo's Restaurant

#32 of 2,676 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
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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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  • 477
    Excellent
  • 197
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 15
    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
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OK listen to me... Be patient , Arrive around 4:00 and bring someone you love. . It is worth the wait. ! Each dish that come out is made with love. you can not order a bad meal hear. ! The waitress we had could not be more polite and full of suggestions. small but intimate . Do not let... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Paula B
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

OK listen to me... Be patient , Arrive around 4:00 and bring someone you love. . It is worth the wait. ! Each dish that come out is made with love. you can not order a bad meal hear. ! The waitress we had could not be more polite and full of suggestions. small but intimate . Do not let... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent authentic Italian kitchen/ restaurant. It's extremely cozy with just a handful of small tables. Most of the dishes are pasta with various types of seafood. I had the lobster ravioli and my wife had the fettuccine with salmon and both were excellent. Our waiter was an older gentleman straight out of the old country. In any... More 

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Rowlett, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This place is small and cozy and very, very busy. The food was good and Donna took great care of us. The only reason I'm not rating it a 5 is the presentation is a little blah and when I ordered a 2nd glass of wine it irritated our waitress...guess she wanted to get us out. We stood in line... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere and food were completely authentic. Delicious homemade pasta, menu on the board, line out the door until a table opens up inside. Although the website says cash only, they do take credit card.

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The main dish was very good although calamari was blah - food comes fast - you'll likely spend as much time or more in line as you will at your table - staff is friendly but you know when it's time to leave - atmosphere and presentation average - prices are reasonable - its a hugely popular place I'm assuming... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I have been to Giacomo's several times. Every meal that I have had is served hot and is absolutely delicious. The prices are reasonable, the portions are large, but you have to wait in line to get a table. Trust me it is worth the wait. If you are looking to sit and chat, this is not the place; it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Perfect North End Italian restaurant! Delicious food, tiny restaurant, and charming wait staff...our daughter loved it as much as we always have! Worth the wait! Go on a weekday and earlier and it won't be as bad of a wait.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Best Homemade Gnocchi in the city and awesome Staff. If you can't walk there, they have valet. Love it here

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Geneva, Switzerland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I went there with my girlfriend. After one hour queuing we finally got a table. Interior is basic which did not bother us. Service is speedy-gonzales-like as they want to serve you fast to make place for the next one. We took the seafood pasta special for two where you have 1 lobster, clams, shrimp, mussels with pasta. Seafood is... More 

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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have been eating at Giacomo's for almost twenty years--we bring all our friends and family and I can honestly say I have never been disappointed once. And, to the naysayers, I have been to Italy a few times, too, and still consider Giacomo's to be the very best. The thing is, you have to be willing to go along... More 

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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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