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Giacomo's Restaurant

#47 of 2,700 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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4:30 am - 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 506
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  • 211
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Authentic Italian

After an amazing luck at Whale Watching, it was time to end the day with good food. What better than authentic Italian food with people lined up outside just to get in. Amazing food 😊

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Samparn S
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

After an amazing luck at Whale Watching, it was time to end the day with good food. What better than authentic Italian food with people lined up outside just to get in. Amazing food 😊

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

During our vacation last year in Italy we could take our kids to any restaurant we wanted. We like to learn our kids about good food and the Italians love it when you bring your children. Well not this so called Italian restaurant. We waited outside for about 40 minutes, which was our own choice, and were happy to do... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Long line to get in which was okay since we expected that. We felt extremely rushed and it was cramped and hot once inside. Waitress wasn't attentive and rushed around like a chicken with it's head cut off. Food was fine although not as good as expected (ordered a large calamari appetizer which was tasty and a huge portion and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Glad I did my homework. Arrived at about 4:30 with already a line on a Sunday, July this year. And of course cash on hand. We had a special with lobster, clams, linguini and our choice of sauce. Food was good. Wait staff was attentive and maybe a little stern, but I knew what to expect. Would return on my... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

With all of the Italian choices in north end Boston I would definitely not choose this one again! We stood in line for 45 minutes only to have an average meal. They push you in and out of here like a herd of cattle! It felt like we were sitting on top of the people around us and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I've been here several times over the years and insisted upon a return visit with a group of friends while we were in Boston over the weekend. I had talked it up so much to my friends I was hoping it was as good as I remembered! We arrived on a Saturday evening at 4:30, got on the list and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went to this place in Hanover street during our trip to Boston yesterday! Pros: Amazing food Large portions Friendly service Fast Very good prices Amazing veal and amazing chicken parm They put their bread and this amazing mix of cheese, olive oil and spices which tasted more than amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We waited in line for an hour to get into this restaurant, but it was totally worth it!!! Keep in mind they only take cash and do not take reservations. We got there at 5:45 and the line was already down the street. We had the mozzarella marinara which was very good, the chicken parm and the butternut squash ravioli.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I can't say enough about how awesome this resaurant is, food, wine, price and service. Right beside the house we were staying in we felt soooo lucky to find this gem. We didn't have a reservation and the hostess was great at communicating with us, even though we were waiting on the street, and got us into a full restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We enjoyed waiting in line and chatting to the others waiting for us. We actually only waited about 20 minutes and it was fun! Once in service was quick but friendly. We had a well priced bottle of wine and didn't feel rushed to get out. Food was delicious (loved the pumpkin ravioli) and we thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Bill... 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, Pasta

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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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