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Giacomo's Restaurant

#22 of 2,356 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
North End
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355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All 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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Lewiston, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great experience, not only do they have fantastic food (Lobster Ravioli, could eat the sauce like a soup!) but it is just a fun dinning experience, they treat everyone like they personally know you. Don't be surprised to get to know the people at the table next to you and have to help pass some food to tables... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We read about Giacomo's and chose here by the reviews. Simply put: There are dozens of Italian restaurants in North End. Most seat 20 - 30 and have a lot of ambience. Giacomo's was the only place we passed that had a line (1/2 hour) the entire evening. Worth It!

Thank COBChicago
Paoli, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every time I am in Boston, a visit to the North End is a must. Giacomo's is always my go to best Italian restaurant. Don't let the long lines discourage you, it's well worth the wait. It's also a part of the whole dining experience to engage in conversations with other soon to be diners, salivating thinking of their next... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Do it! Worth the wait. There is 1 fan, and it's hot in there. The place is small, but charming. Food is excellent, especially the pasta. Outstanding. Almost feels like you're in Italy.

Thank 604604
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As above. Wow that sauce. Fast no nonsense service. North end location is boiling in the summer, dress lightly!

Thank travelbuggeroo
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Giacomo's opened at 4:30p on the day we went. We were walking by as they opened the door and the timing could not have been better. The restaurant was small and it filled up quickly. Everything we ate was delicious particularly the veal Marsala and lobster ravioli. Food service was extremely fast. Will definitely go again. Bring cash though. No... More 

Thank Mark P
The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 640 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With Hubby and I being Italian, we try Italian restaurants everywhere we travel in the US of A. We waited in line 30 minutes for the 4:30 opening. We were seated at a window seat that had no blinds or film to stop the heat or glare. Not allowed to move unless we waited in line again, we squirmed around... More 

Thank Rebekajean
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Waited about 30 minutes in line on a Monday night. Don't let the line scare you, It's well worth the wait! The lobster ravioli was amazing! The owner is a funny character! He slapped my wife's hand, so she can move her hand and kept poking me in the shoulder when the food arrived.

Thank Rolando G
Taipei, Taiwan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my number one Italian restaurant in north end. The food is great and the servers are very helpful. There's always a long line, but it's really worth waiting.

Thank taipeibear
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small place that gets very busy on weekends. Hostess was helpful in getting us seated for dinner at the bar since the wait for a table was over an hour. Started with the muscles which were very good. I had the lemon fettuccine with scallops and shrimp. Outstanding! My husband had the a shrimp and scallops in a red sauce-... 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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.