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“Dinner for 2 (or 3.. or 4)”

Giacomo's Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 3,292 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch
Neighbourhood: North End
Reviewed 29 April 2014

The dinner for two was absolutely delicious. Fra Diavolo sauce is perfectly spicy and such a great complement to the fresh seafood and homemade pasta. The dinner for two was a HUGE portion - I would recommend splitting it with 3 or 4 people unless you are absolutely famished. The dish was full of scallops, clams, mussels, shrimp, and even an entire lobster! Wine paired nicely and was reasonably priced. I definitely recommend this restaurant. (And also recommend trying to aim for the first seating. We were in line at around 4:00 for the 4:30 opening and did not have a problem getting in with 7 adults and an infant -- the line moved much slower after first seating).

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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Very nice service and the catch is delicious! Please don't miss the white wine sauce! Amazing taste. Dishes are very large and worth every dollar! Enjoy!

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

This place has no people skills and trying to run everyone at the door as fast as they could. Such a shame, because the food is absolutely delicious, would not recommend staying in this long line, to be so up used out as fast as you came to the door.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

The answer, in my opinion, is of course not. But this place was still excellent. The locals pronounce it Jack-o-mo's. Don't embarrass yourself as I did by trying the Italian pronunciation. We waited 2 and a half hours in the cold before we got in. The food was outstanding - the three of us all tried different pasta dishes, and we all walked away more than satisfied. On the downside, they insist on leaving the door open - and our table was next to the door. So we had a cold breeze hitting us in the face the entire time. Not ideal.
On the whole, I'd recommend - but ONLY if you go when it's not busy. This place is not worth a 2 hour wait. No place is.... unless you absolutely LIVE for food.

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Encouraged by friends, we were the first in line about 4:15. It was a lovely afternoon so it was a pleasant wait made more so with red wine with a screw top bottle purchased across the street! We usually have paper cups handy!

The food was good, and nicely priced. The restaurant is tiny and noisy. Our waiter was pleasant and helpful. Altogether an enjoyable experience, but one we won't repeat as the competition all around smells just as great and one need not eat a "late lunch."

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1  Thank Deb W
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