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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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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Giacomo's is a quaint little restaurant, that according to locals, always has a line outside. Don't be scared away by the line, because this place is well worth the wait! The food is amazing and the prices aren't bad. I believe we paid about $60 for 2 entrees, bread, salad, and a bottle of wine. (Yep, they have cheap wine... More

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Located in the north end of Boston is this unique busy restaurant serving up some of the best Italian I have ever eaten outside the motherland. If you plan on showing up at 7pm on a Saturday expect a 2 hour wait for a well worth 30 minute dining experience. The butternut squash ravioli was delicious and I highly recommend... More

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It was a beautiful Friday evening and I got in the Q about 5PM. The line was already extending down the block. The wait was about 45 minutes. I was alone and sat in a window seat. Began with an antipasto (excellent) then lobster diavolo and a bottle of Chianti. Total $57.00 plus tip. They had numerous wines at $18.00... More

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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

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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225 reviews 225 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

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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