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Giacomo's Restaurant

355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910
+1 617-523-9026
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is an absolute tourist trap. From the manufactured line out front, to the crabby Boston attitude from the waitress, to the hurried service, and the very substandard Italian food. I cannot for the life of me figure out what is appealing about this...More

Thank Molly C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, good food and great value. The line went fast. Service is speedy and not the warmest, but the food is really good and makes it worth it. Bring your cash!!! (Chicken parm)!!

1  Thank rtw00
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved everything about our meal here (except the hour+ wait). The seafood linguine was magnificent - generous amount of seafood including huge scallops cooked perfectly. Calamari appetizer and Ceaser salad - both delicious. Even the olive oil at the table, for bread dipping was...More

Thank wendy p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is terrible. Line outside the door. Cash only. Loud. Small/cramped. Too warm. Competitive eating feel. Food was awesome though. Salmon fettucine with lobster cream sauce, calamari and garlic bread. Reasonably priced for what I considered an outstanding meal. Three of us had wine, apps,...More

Thank Todd N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were extremely excited to eat at Giacamo's after reading all of the great reviews. We lined up prior to the restaurants opening. We didn't make the first round of people to be seated, but we were okay with that. We ended up being seated...More

Thank Hulagirl926
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is very tiny. Make reservations. My husband has the Gnocchi with red pepper and goat cheese and I had the chicken piccata. We would both recommend these meals. It looked like a lot of locals eat here. There is a small bar in...More

Thank CbeauNewBedford_MA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were to the south end location recently, arriving a few minutes past opening time. As there was no line outside and the door was open, we went inside. Imagine our surprise then when we were "greeted" with a brusque "we are not open yet"...More

Thank AnnaWayne
Reviewed 1 week ago

While Giacomo's was very tasty, it so not agree with the masses that it is worth the wait. We were rushed (although that is part of the experience) the pasta was a bit over cooked and over sauced. They definitely do seafood well as it...More

1  Thank franforge
Reviewed 1 week ago

After giving up on the line the night before, we decided to try once more as the line was shorter. We were inside in aboout 1/2 hour and seated. The waitress is there in three seconds and goes into a friendly welcome and a have...More

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were walking Hanover Street trying to decide for a good restaurant out of the many options, saw a small line starting out of this restaurant and decided to give it a try, food was fantastic and the price is reasonable. Definitely...More

Thank EdGracia
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
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10 July 2017|
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Response from IMKEVINFROMBOSTON | Reviewed this property |
I park on the water front , near Lewis Wharf about 16;00 a day very convinient ,sometimes I take a commuter boat in from a nearby town ,also lots of fun and sights to see.
24 June 2017|
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Response from hawk_roamer | Reviewed this property |
Not a wine consumer but I agree that the wait is worth it. Hope you go and have the great experience we had.
Stacey R
24 May 2017|
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Response from SoCalFamily3 | Reviewed this property |
Nope but worth the wait!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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