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“Great food - small, loud restaurant”

Giacomo's Restaurant
Ranked #23 of 3,243 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: North End
chattanooga
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Great food - small, loud restaurant”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Walked into the restaurant and was immediately asked to wait outside and form a line to the right of the door. Okaaay. Waited about 25 minutes outside on the sidewalk. About 25 more people showed up during this time and lined up behind us. Was eventually seated inside but the tables were so crowded together that people had to get up from their seats to allow other people to move around and sit down at some of the tables. It was loud! The best part - the food was excellent and reasonably priced. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone but best to not go during peak hours. Oh - also know - its cash only.

  • Visited October 2012
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Orland Park
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Overrated”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Yes, the food is excellent. If you don't like noise or being elbow to elbow with the next diner, you should not eat here. My husband was very upset because he could not carry on a conversation with me because it was so loud. I don't think it is worth standing in a long line. But if you are young, like crowds, love noise, and want a good meal at a good price, this is the place for you. Sometimes the line is short on a weekday for an early or later dinner.

  • Visited October 2012
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“why bother”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Have eaten there once, but I will no longer stand in line for hours to get into Giacomo's. The food is very good, but my gosh the wait.

There are plenty of other places to go, that will accept a reservation and get just as good or even better meal than Giacomo's. Plus, cash only? Really?

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank sal c
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Los Angeles
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Went here on a friend's recommendation, and it was a great choice!. Very small place, but we only had to wait 15 minutes. Talked with some people in line and they said the wait can be up to an hour or longer. The weather wasn't too bad, but if it were raining or very cold, it could make for a miserable experience.

The food was great, had the scallops and shrimp with the Giacomo sauce over linguine.

  • Visited October 2012
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Billerica, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“w/ the In-Laws”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Easily the best place in the North End and the best Italian I've ever had. I love the atmosphere, its small and you have to get here early but well worth it.

Visited March 2012
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