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Giacomo's Restaurant

355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910 (North End)
617-523-9026
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Ranked #12 of 2,784 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Neighborhood: North End
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Greenville, South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

As we stood in line we heard raves about the food. Maybe we expected too much but we found it good, not great. It is crowded and busy so forget "romantic italian restaurant". The prices were reasonable and everything was cooked to order but it wasn't fantastic which is what we expected for a place with a long line every... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you want to get pasta or Italian food in Boston, go to Giacomo's (two locations: North End and South End). Neither takes reservations, so plan accordingly. Any pasta dish you get will be amazing, so I can't put my finger on one to recommend over another.

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kenmore ny
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95 reviews 95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

a small place with great food and a local hangout. very busy and small dining room with valet parking. No credit cards and can be rather noisey as tables are close together.Great seafood platter and squash ravioli were great. sauce is kind of bland but all dishes were well prepared.U really need a reservation most days. short walk from Copley... More

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Some friends in Boston recommended this restaurant. I LOVED the atmosphere of Hanover street. It's a small restaurant...we got there around 5 so we didn't have a long wait, but there were people in line when we left who got there right after we did. I had lobster over pasta, the caprese salad, amazing bread, fried calamari, a bit of... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We arrived at Giacomo's (Jack-a-moe's) at 4:30, right at opening, and we were the last party to get in without a wait. That was incredibly lucky because after that the wait was lengthy. The food was delicious...I didn't even know that calamari could taste so good. Service was speedy, that's for sure, and the restaurant is loud. But who cares?... More

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Watertown, Wisconsin, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

So, it's Monday night, cold outside (20's) and yet there was a line waiting to get into this place. We walked past 10 others at least that all looked good but they had empty tables...typical Monday night right? Now if you are looking for white linen table clothes and waiters dressed in white shirts & ties, this is not your... More

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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Food is really good. Everything we ordered was amazing. We had a lobster ravioli, chicken parmesan, chicken marsala, tomato caprese, and fried mozzarella The fast pace is part of the "charm." Get there early lines get very long because the restaurant is very small. Overall, this place was both entertaining and the food was very good.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was the best meal we had in Boston! Charming spot and unbelievably great food. Prices reasonable as well. Don't miss this when in Boston.

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Sacramento, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Food was tasty. Service added to the charm, abrupt and efficient. Wait was pretty short thank goodness because it was freezing outside. Price was very reasonable. Always a fun place to eat in Boston's North End.

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82 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is a very small place, about the size of a 1 bedroom apartment and they do not take reservations so it's very likely that you'll have to wait for a seat outside once you get there. We were very lucky and just happen to walk up when 2 seats were open, which is very rare from what I've been... More

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