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Giacomo's Restaurant

355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910 (North End)
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Ranked #32 of 2,852 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
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
Neighborhood: North End
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

In the North end ,there is no bad Italian , this one had the largest portions while still staying around 20$, great sauces, and a awesome after work special ,starts at 3pm mon-thurs a 3 course meal $20

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Knoxville, Tennessee
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This restaurant is all about the pasta. It is a small space with no frills tables and waitstaff. The menu is vast with lots of options and the posted chalkboards are your friends. I strolled into Giacomo's on a freezing Tuesday at 4:45 pm, got the last open table and sat down to a wonderful $27 dinner. (Salad, a class... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Amazing little hole in the wall italian. Cash only. I would dine here again and again. The bottles of wine were reasonably priced and the food was incredible. This is probably the most authentic Italian fare I have ever had. No reservations, so be prepared to wait. Much better for small parties or couples as it is a pretty small... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If I'm going to get any pasta dish in Boston proper, it has to be at Giacamo's in the North End. I don't eat seafood, but the pasta here is the best around. I could eat the butternut squash ravioli with asparagus and prosciutto every day of the week if my metabolism could keep up. The pumpkin tortellini is also... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My husband and I dined here early on a Saturday night and were not disappointed. Having heard about the line, we arrived at about 5:30 and were seated immediately. Our waitress was amazing and super funny. We had a bottle of wine from the Reserve list that was very fairly priced. My husband had a seafood pasta dish with lobster,... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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211 reviews 211 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

After reading other reviews, my husband and I decided to try Giacomo's for dinner one Thursday night while in Boston. We had heard about the line, so we got there right when it opened and were seated after waiting just a few minutes (shortly thereafter the line went down the block). The fried calamari appetizer was very tasty: there were... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were expecting this to be a great restaurant having heard about the amazing seafood on offer and the dining experience. After a 45 minute wait our party of 7 were eventually squashed into our little table at the very crowded restaurant. All the waiters and waitresses are rushed off their feet trying to get orders and serve real quickly,... More 

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Sacramento, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was 20 degrees outside and as my wife, son, and future daughter-in-law lit candles in the nearby Catholic church, to stay warm more than to pray I believe, I braved the long line (one hour) and it was worth it. Maybe the suffering had something to do with it, although the people you meet in line are worth the... More 

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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

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