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“Best Italian I've had.”

Giacomo's Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 3,263 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner
Neighborhood: North End
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Reviewed December 20, 2007

Best Italian I've had.

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Reviewed December 20, 2007

Whenever my husband and I visit Boston, the trip includes a fabulous dinner at Giacomo's. The first time we ate there we were with friends from Texas (who now sigh when we tell them we're going!) and just happened upon it by accident. We went inside to look at the menu and all the patrons told us we had to stay, it's the best place in the North End, and that they were all regulars. That was four years ago. We feel like "regulars" now, too, and will wait in line, telling anyone who pauses at the door that they have to eat here. Some helpful information: You'll have to be in the North End by at least 4:30, because you're going to have to find a parking spot. Arrive at the restaurant at 4:45 (they open the door at 5:00) and wait in the doorway. Before you've had time to put your napkin in your lap there will be a line at the door 20 deep. Sit with your back to the window so that you can enjoy your meal...otherwise you'll feel guilty about those people waiting for your seat. Don't forget to bring cash - they don't take credit cards. Enjoy your meal, it is worth the wait! I highly recommend the Butternut Squash Ravioli - it melts in your mouth.

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Reviewed December 16, 2007

Fabulous Italian dishes. My favorite is Butternut Ravioli. Great wine and fun waiters!

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Reviewed December 11, 2007

Sure, the food was fine, but you have to wait in line for forever and a day to get in. Total tourist trap.

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Reviewed December 10, 2007

Good food. Possibly worth a wait, but there's no waiting inside, so definitely not in the winter. Great flexible menu, and decent prices. Good all around place.

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