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Giacomo's Restaurant

#34 of 2,676 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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Today
4:30 pm - 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 475
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  • 63
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  • 28
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  • 15
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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
Long wait but worth it

This place is small and cozy and very, very busy. The food was good and Donna took great care of us. The only reason I'm not rating it a 5 is the presentation is a little blah and when I ordered a 2nd glass of wine it irritated our waitress...guess she wanted to get us out. We stood in line... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
TexasTravelerIV
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Rowlett, Texas
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  • Local cuisine
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Rowlett, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This place is small and cozy and very, very busy. The food was good and Donna took great care of us. The only reason I'm not rating it a 5 is the presentation is a little blah and when I ordered a 2nd glass of wine it irritated our waitress...guess she wanted to get us out. We stood in line... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere and food were completely authentic. Delicious homemade pasta, menu on the board, line out the door until a table opens up inside. Although the website says cash only, they do take credit card.

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The main dish was very good although calamari was blah - food comes fast - you'll likely spend as much time or more in line as you will at your table - staff is friendly but you know when it's time to leave - atmosphere and presentation average - prices are reasonable - its a hugely popular place I'm assuming... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I have been to Giacomo's several times. Every meal that I have had is served hot and is absolutely delicious. The prices are reasonable, the portions are large, but you have to wait in line to get a table. Trust me it is worth the wait. If you are looking to sit and chat, this is not the place; it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Perfect North End Italian restaurant! Delicious food, tiny restaurant, and charming wait staff...our daughter loved it as much as we always have! Worth the wait! Go on a weekday and earlier and it won't be as bad of a wait.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Best Homemade Gnocchi in the city and awesome Staff. If you can't walk there, they have valet. Love it here

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Geneva, Switzerland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I went there with my girlfriend. After one hour queuing we finally got a table. Interior is basic which did not bother us. Service is speedy-gonzales-like as they want to serve you fast to make place for the next one. We took the seafood pasta special for two where you have 1 lobster, clams, shrimp, mussels with pasta. Seafood is... More 

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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have been eating at Giacomo's for almost twenty years--we bring all our friends and family and I can honestly say I have never been disappointed once. And, to the naysayers, I have been to Italy a few times, too, and still consider Giacomo's to be the very best. The thing is, you have to be willing to go along... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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124 reviews 124 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Every time I pass this place, there is a massive line. I finally decided to try it out when I had some family in town. On a Friday night, we waited in line for about 40min before being seated (party of 3). You cannot put your name down, you just wait in line and someone will come by and start... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Great character to this place. Wait staff very efficient and pleasant. Tight quarters to dine in, but they need all the tables they can get in there (and more)! The food was very good, served piping hot and fresh. Garlic bread was amazing. Worth the wait. Extremely busy little restaurant.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?