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Giacomo's Restaurant

#52 of 2,720 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, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding Food and an Outstanding Value

Giacomo's was recommended by a friend. We got to the restaurant around 4:50 and waited outside until 5:20 before being seated. They do not take reservations. Once inside it is a small location. They pretty much cycle people through in what is almost like waves. Do not let this stop you. Once... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
hockeygump
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Connecticut
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Giacomo's was recommended by a friend. We got to the restaurant around 4:50 and waited outside until 5:20 before being seated. They do not take reservations. Once inside it is a small location. They pretty much cycle people through in what is almost like waves. Do not let this stop you. Once inside we had a meal that was incredible.... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It was a Summer Saturday, so the North End was really busy. I confess that I hadn't been to the North End for dinner in quite awhile. There was a time in which I visited often, at least once a month, and I had excellent experiences in this historical Boston neighborhood. In this particular occasion the restaurants were crowded, the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were in town for Red Sox game last weekend, so it made sense for us to hop on line at Giacomo's for their 4:30p opening before heading to Fenway. Good thing we were there at 4:10p because we just made it for the first seating. It's a small place, and your entire party needs to be there before Rosemarie... More 

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Millis
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've eaten here in the past and enjoyed it. Tonight I could barely eat my dinner. The pasta was mushy as was the eggplant, it tasted like it was 3 days old. I will not return.

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Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Loved this little gem in the North End. Everyone waits in line (more or less) happily for their chance to savor the homemade pasta and fresh seafood. The wait staff is pure Boston and totally matter of fact. You will be cramped, you will feel somewhat rushed and you will most likely love it.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Nice Cesar. Fresh ingredients. Calamari was super. My wife had chicken and pasta. I had snapper. Reasonable prices and good service.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were only in Boston for one dinner and we chose this restaurant within walking distance of our hotel. The food is definitely worth a 5 rating, but I gave it 4 only because of the wait and fact of the cash only policy. I guess that is part of the reason for the reasonable prices. The menu options are... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Perfect Pasta and the service was GREAT. Thank you to everyone who made our evening so special and the food was incredible. Thank you.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you're going to Giacomo's on a nice day (or a cold day, or a rainy day...pretty much any day) you're going to have to wait in line, no way around it. They rush you in and out of the restaurant and you're crammed in a tight space usually right next to other diners. It's an interesting experience, but the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Outstanding! Be prepared to wait. Arrived at 4:30, long line already. Table for 2 easy to seat, waited only 45 minutes. Please note, no reservations, no credit cards (cash only) Small dining area, open kitchen concept.. Not good for business, as a bit noisy. Also, any group larger then 6-8 might find it a challenge No time to linger after... More 

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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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