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Giacomo's Restaurant

#21 of 2,383 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
North End
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355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910
+1 617-523-9026
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Boston ma
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Everybody waits in line forever but it was well worth the wait I had chicken parmigiana it was so good

Thank Junkie318
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Great service and delicious authentic Italian food. As you dine, you'll hear the chefs conversing in their native tongue. The servers are attentive and the prices are fair. You must visit this Italian gem in Boston's North End. You may have to wait for a table, but you'll be glad you did.

Thank Travelllove3
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Giacomo's continually delivers every time I go! I bar tend in the city and am often asked for a good restaurant recommendation in the North End - every time it's Giacomo's. We always start with the mozzarella marinara and then I get the butternut squash ravioli. Homemade, delicious, good service - what more can you ask for! Price is very... More 

Thank Kayla G
Hartselle, Alabama
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Visited in June 2013 and loved the experience. While we'd prefer to not have line up outside in the heat, we'd do it again in a heartbeat for this food! Besides, the line and the atmosphere is part of the experience in the North End. My husband had a papperdelle special and I had seafood with the Giacomo sauce. Both... More 

Thank Tina S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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161 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Let me start by saying that I am Italian, love cooking Italian and so I tend to grade Italian places a little tougher. I'll start with the positives, the salad, the bread and the grilled veggies were nicely done. The tuna steak was cooked properly to order even though it had very little flavor. Now the bad. The line was... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Not just perfect but beyond.... Every year we visit the southern beaches of Boston, we spend a day or two in Boston exploring and end each day at Giacomo's on Hanover Street. There is a line every night for good reason....it is that good. We tend to go early so we don't have as long a wait but even if... More 

Thank soccermom000
South Bend, Indiana
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Arrived at restaurant at 5 on a Thursday and grabbed one of the last open tables in this small bustling Italian restaurant. Our server was extremely friendly and helpful. We had the daily specials which were seafood pasta dishes. Both were very good. Also had nice wine and salad. Reasonably priced for quality and area. Would return!

Thank Pertraveler
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Thanks for the recommendation. We loved the food, energy and service in this "Little Italy" Boston treasure. Wow what fun.

Thank Margie P
Winnipeg, Canada
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

There is much hype around this restaurant. Tourists such as my wife and I read about this restaurant on TripAdvisor and debate whether or not to get in line - surely it can't be that good. Well, it is. Some tips: first of all, go early so that the wait is acceptable. We went on a Monday at 5:30 and... More 

1 Thank Kent M
Cleveland, Ohio
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

What a great experience! We had to wait around 35-40 minutes, but the meal and wine was well worth it. The calamari was delicious and the caprese salad was just as good. For the main dish the homemade fusilli with REAL lobster meat and shrimp was mouth watering. This place lived up to the hype.

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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
US$15 - US$25
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-523-9026

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

Neighbourhood 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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