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Giacomo's Restaurant

#21 of 2,379 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
North End
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355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910
+1 617-523-9026
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hole in the wall, small, packed-in, always busy, always a line - for a reason! Been going here for years. Consistently very good food. It's not gourmet, it's not over the top. It's Italian comfort food and it's very good. I've been ordering the same thing forever now b/c it's so good - shrimp and scallop fra diavolo and/or pumpkin... More 

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Thank Squared22
Andover, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is amazing. Food is so good! Best italian food in Massachusetts. Love the lobster fusilli with Giacomo sauce.

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Thank Nicole770
Woburn, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I never knew what the fuss was about Giacomo's. Always see a line at the front door but with so many options, it was hard to justify the wait. No reservations and CASH only. My wife and I were recently in the North End for an early dinner and there were only 2 people in line, so we stopped. We... More 

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Maine
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the last several years when we make a trip to the north and there is always a line outside this restaurant. So I figured it's got to be great. We finally made it this time mid afternoon with only two couples in front of us outside waiting.we got inside after about waiting 15 minutes. And only seats about 30-35... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always wanted to go to this little Italian gem in Boston's North End and was not disappointed. Great service and ambiance. Excellent food. Try the fresh pasts which change daily.

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Thank JMasonNashville
New Haven, Connecticut
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Giacomo's has been one of our favorite restaurants in Boston for over a decade. We went for a birthday dinner last week and we were not let down. We missed the first seating so we had to wait about 40 minutes. If you haven't been, please understand that this is pretty standard, especially around the north end. However, it is... More 

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Thank PJA09
Malden, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only downside is the long wait. Not enough wait area seating for comfortable wait. However, once seated, staff was exceptional. Food was fantastic. Apart from the wait,

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told that if we wanted Italian in Boston that we had to go to this restaurant in the north end. No reservations accepted and stood outside in the cold waiting for a table for about a half hour. Would wait as long as it took next time for this incredible Italian food experience. We got the best seats... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

another North End Delight , Great for tourists and locals alike, If the local Firemen go in you know its GOOD Dont let the size of the room fool you there is a downstairs Owner is always their to Great you. Awesome food Great service!

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Thank IMKEVINFROMBOSTON
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finally made it to Giacomo's after trying for years! The line was the shortest I've ever seen on election night and we only waited for 5 minutes. Definitely worth visiting. Co-worker had their Linguini Frutti di Mare with The signature lobster-based, red cream Giacomo sauce and I had the butternut squash ravioli. Both were exceptional!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 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
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: +1 617-523-9026

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

Neighborhood Profile
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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