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Giacomo's Restaurant

355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910 (North End)
617-523-9026
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Ranked #26 of 2,818 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: North End
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86% Recommend
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English first
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We got in line early (3:30) and we were seated in the first seating. The food was very good and it certainly tasted like fresh pasta, which was such a wonderful treat. The place is a bit small but I loved the sounds, smells, and the ambiance. What keeps me from giving this 5 stars is the cash only part,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were in Boston last week and chose Giacomo's as usual. I first started going there while in college. The food is perfect, service is very efficient. Even though you'll feel the wait in line is long, it's worth it. The staff does not push you in and out even through the place seats around 30 max.... More

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Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

My brother urged me to come here according to the reviews. After waiting in a 2 hour line, we finally made it to the front. The line made the experience somewhat fun, but I would say unless you are going for the experience, try a different restaurant. The food tasted good, like classic italian food, it's just I'm sure there... More

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New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I was definitely prepared to be critical. I was told that standing in a blizzard was worth it, and I was not let down! The tiny seating area is no bigger than my apartment's living room, but the service was great and the food was to die for! Amazing food: fresh pasta, great seafood.

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Sewell, New Jersey, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There is usually a line down the street but we happened to walk by around 5 and there was no line and we were able to walk right in. Megan, one of the servers, abruptly told us that our table for two was at the bar. We were not asked if we minded sitting at the bar (which is always... More

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Waited only 20 minutes to get in and the food was amazing. Fresh pasta, great seafood and great prices. The atmosphere was really nice.... Too bad our waiter was so jaded and unenthused which is truly rare in this wonderful city.

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toronto
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We walked by this restaurant several times and always saw people waiting outside for tables so we were pleasantly surprised when we were able to be seated directly, late one night. Our waiter was happy to give us his opinion of our choices and we stuck with his recommendations which turned out so well. He was a real character and... More

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Didn't know what to expect...all the reviews were raves, but did mention a wait in line. We went on a Monday, got there at 4:15, and were #10 in line. Made the 1st seating. When we finished, the line was around the corner. WORTH IT ! The food was the best, the menu varied and the prices unbelievably low. I... More

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Temse, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We arrived late in Boston. This small Italian served very good food. We had pastas with seafood as shrimps, scallops, clams. All of good quality. Portions also high. Place to recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

One of the best Italian meals I have had in a long time. The fra diavolo sauce over linguine with your choice of seafood, and the lobster ravioli were favorites. Get there, and on line,early - but worth the wait even if you don't.

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