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Giacomo's Restaurant

#27 of 2,363 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North End
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355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910
+1 617-523-9026
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Nashua, New Hampshire
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived about 10 minutes before they open their doors and there was already a line forming. We had heard good things about the place and read great reviews. Unfortunately we were greeted by an extremely rude, impersonal hostess who walked out on the sidewalk and started barking orders to the customers who were braving the frigid January Boston weather... More 

Thank tnr040470
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is always a wait outside the restaurant. It is worth the wait. All the food on the menu is delecious. I highly recommend the homemade pasta dishes. This has to be the best Italian restaurant in Boston. Do not forget that they do not take credit cards. Cash only.

Thank susansH4839FY
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The homemade pasta is delicious. It is worth the wait. This is a small place and you will be crammed in next to the neighboring tables. The servers are fast paced. Some people might think it is rude, but I loved it.

Thank Kelly C
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service, good wholesome food, family atmosphere. We had a tuna steak with a very peppery crust, bit too much. Portion size also too big for my taste. They don't accept credit-cards though so be aware.

Thank Maria P
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Little ruff service. very small joint.but is all worth it the food was very authentic and very good price wise is very affordable

Thank Dracofer
Torrington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Giacomos was fantastic! I had a homemade pasta dish with fresh lobster and shrimp. It was loaded with lobster! This was served in giacomos special sauce, which is a creamy marinara with a lobster base. It was outstanding !! We waited for almost an hour and got there around 4:30. An early dinner - but it's worth it.

Thank hlaus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously an amazing experience. We ordered the seafood italian pasta dish for two..lobster, mussels, shrimp, calamari, and scallops were loaded onto this plate...you pick the sauce. The waitresses were so sweet and helpful. Even ones not responsible for our attention. You can tell a establishment that has a customer first mentality and proves it. This place was a evening to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We waited in line outside to get a table and I was disappointed when I finally got a table and my meal was served. I had the white clam sauce and it was a plate of oil. Since the restaurant is small tables are virtually on top of each other. With all the choices in the north end I will... More 

Thank Rachel E
Salt Lake City, Utah
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thought we would beat the crowds by going to dinner at 5pm. Nope. We were in line about a half a block down from the doors. It took us 40 minutes to be seated, but we met some really great people in line to talk to. The food was absolutely fabulous. The service was fast. Seriously a must while... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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116 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Giacomo's is definitely unique. It's small, it's loud, and it's delicious. We were staying in an Apartment across the street and every evening when we walked past Giacomo's there was a line halfway down the block. On our last night in Boston, we decided to try it. There was about a 20 minute wait and when we were seated it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Italian, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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