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Giacomo's Restaurant

355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910 (North End)
617-523-9026
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Ranked #25 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: North End
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You probably will have to stand in line outside on the sidewalk for up to one hour but let me tell you...you will not be sorry! Giacomo's is a long standing (no pun intended) establishment in the North End of Boston that has been in the city for about 28 years. The homemade pastas are just mouth watering. Lemon Pappardelle,... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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221 reviews 221 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

GIacomo's is located in the North End. It was recommended by multiple friends so we had to try it. We arrived at 4:00 and there was already line. They open at 4:30. It's super small and fills up quickly. You get a nice basket of crusty bread. We had salads, an appetizer, and shared the pumpkin tortellini. Everything was wonderful!... More

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PA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were a party of four. We arrived at 5:30 and waited about an hour. It was worth the wait. Prices are wonderful, food was even better. They do kind of rush you through but considering how few the restaurant can seat at one time, that was understandable. They do not serve dessert. My husband and I shared the Seafood... More

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Fresno, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Where to start. First of all the line outside the door tells you what a great place this is to eat and its price point is excellent! Small dining area with the most fabulous food! Almost like eating family style. You are so very close to your neighbor. Do not go in if you are claustrophobic! Waiter suggested a wine... More

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Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The prices were great and the food even better!! Lobster ravioli was the best I have ever had!! We went to the one in Columbus. Heard it was the better location. Absolutely great Italian food!!

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Redwood City, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

As an avid Trip Advisor reader, I looked for a good restaurant in Boston. Giacomo's appeared to have good reviews and long lines for dinner. We arrived in the North End around 6 PM. The line in front of the restaurant was already down to the corner. While my wife stood in line, I walked across the street and picked... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Read about Giacomo's on here and decided to try it while we were in Boston. It did not disappoint.... we got there at 4:30 and stood in line for about 45 minutes before getting in. It is tiny in there and they do mean business... they turn it over quickly. We had the mozzarella marinara for an appetizer and wished... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

You need to know that the wait time seems to be about 45 minutes and the place is very busy ... you are in and out, not a place to linger. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. The food was very good as were the prices ... $18 bottles of decent wine! We had the ZUPPA DI PESCE ...... More

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channnahon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The consistent line that forms outside Giacomo's automatically gets your attention. When you get inside you realize one of the reasons for the lines is that it's a very small place. Food is great but everyone's on top of each other and it was a hot night without any air flow. So I would recommend going but don't plan on... More

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Moretown, Vermont
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Located in the heart of the Old North End on busy, touristy Hanover Street is this Italian gem. My party of four didn't need to wait for long as we were there at 4:30 on a weekday, but there was still a queue that keep growing and growing as we enjoyed our meal inside. Small, dark, cozy, and cramped. Brusque,... More

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