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Giacomo's Restaurant

355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910 (North End)
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Ranked #27 of 2,817 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
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: North End
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Having seen many people queuing to enter we thought we would try the restaurant ourselves. We arrived very early to avoid the queues. The whole experience is of being rushed to order , eat and go ! The food is very average and it was not enjoyable dining. With a hundred Italian restaurants in the North End you can find... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful meal at Giacomo's! We went to the second location because they take reservations. They only take cash so come prepared.

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Sewell, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and i decided to take a ride up to boston from New Jersey. Plenty of Italian restaurants in South Jersey and Philly to compare. The place was awesome and some of the best gravy/sauce I've ever tasted. I will call it sauce because that's what they call it. The Giacomo sauce is incredible and my wife had the... More

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Rising Sun, MD.
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94 reviews 94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We went here on a Saturday night after reading a lot of very good reviews. We got in line and were really looking forward to a great meal. After being in line for about 15 to minutes an older lady came out and asked how many were in our party. She also asked the people behind us as well. She... More

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Saint Augustine
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is a classic North End Hole in the wall restaurant; short on ambiance and long on great food. It has only a few tables and the wait is long. I found the service very good. They were fast efficient and friendy. They are just pushy enough to keep The line moving and getting the food out hot. Having been... More

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Toledo, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We walked by the day before and saw the line. My husband wanted to go try Mike's Pastry since he saw everyone carrying boxes so I decided to find a restaurant nearby. I saw Giacomos was on the same street and figured if people were willing to wait it must be good. We were in line for probably an hour... More

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Seville, Spain
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The food was here absolutely amazing. I visit the Columbus ave restaurant and found it a lot easier to get in than the north end restaurant. Plus you can make reservations at the Columbus ave one. This is seriously some of the best Italian food I've had.

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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We went to this place after a recommendation from a friend. After waiting in line for 40 minutes, we got a table, next to the kitchen where they cook the fresh authentic Italian food. The service was quick, food was great, the wine was reasonably priced and we left with a big smile. The place is small but has a... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

the food at this place is amazing, everything we ordered was fresh and spot on for a reasonable price. You will have to wait in line to get in, specially closer to the weekend. Try to get there early on a weekday, the food is worth the wait

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Ojai, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This restaurant is just as good as I remembered it from my first visit 24 years ago. Great Italian food, in large portions for a low price. However, tables are limited (seating about 35 persons) and they don 'take reservations or credit cards. They won't seat you unless your whole party is present. We lined up out front at about... More

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