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Giacomo's Restaurant

#25 of 2,353 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
North End
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355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am an Italian food junkie. I was on vacation in Boston and googled best Italian restaurant and this place came up. The reviews said to be there before they open. I happened to be walking in the area at that time and got in line. Our family were the second in line. They opened for business and the restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

7:00PM Tuesday night 8/23/16 Arrived to find a pretty substantial line waiting to be seated (probably 30+ people). Surprisingly the line moved along fairly quickly and we were seated in about 40 min. The space is tiny... very few tables in the dining area (which explains the wait!). It is loud and a little chaotic but smells so good... tables... More 

Thank BostonGuy99
New york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went back to G for dinner. Once again it was great! We had veal and chicken parmagian it comes with linguini. I believe it was 15 and 16 dollars or 16 and 17. You can't beat the price and taste. If you go you have to be there around 3:45pm and wait on line. Good idea to bring an umbrella... More 

Thank RubenNewyork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The wait can be long... if you weren't a party of two that got to skip the line and get seated at the bar. The 2 bar seat is tucked in the corner and seems tight, but honestly these may very well be the best seats in the house. You get to watch the cooks put out each beautifully arranged... More 

Thank Rich N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best places for Italian food in Boston. Giacomo's is a very small restaurant that does not accept reservations, so go early and be prepared to wait in line. We got there around 5 pm on a weekday and didn't wait more than 30 minutes. The food and wine were excellent. The environment is pretty fast-paced. Given that... More 

Thank Sarah H
Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I waited in line for about 40 minutes before we were seated (they told us it would be 45-60 minutes when we joined the line). The line moves remarkably fast for such a small restaurant, but that is because this is not a restaurant where you linger and the waitstaff and kitchen are extremely efficient. Our waitress... More 

Thank JAD_Bellevue
Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the linguine with shrimp and scallops with the giacomo sauce. It was FANTASTIC!! I will without a doubt go back to this place the next time I visit Boston. This restaurant is small (30 seated guests for each sitting) so in order to get in the first seating with a relatively short wait time, get there about 20-25... More 

Thank Kelsey M
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't convinced about this restaurant when my husband assured me it was worth queuing up for. We stood waiting for half hour but it was completely worth it. Delicious fresh Italian food. Cash only, quick turnover, service brilliant. A wonderful culinary experience. Highly recommend it!!

Thank Elizabeth235_12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in due to TA review...we'll worth it. Had scallops and red sauce and linguine. Excellent. Note: cash only

Thank MAFtrips
Weatherford, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here because we had observed long lines outside the day before! Not knowing restaurants in the area, we took this as a good sign. Got in line about 4:10 for the opening at 4:30. By then the line was long, with over an hour wait, so I'm glad we arrived early. We both had Veal Parmigan with garlic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Italian, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: 617-523-9026

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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.