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Giacomo's Restaurant

355 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1910
+1 617-523-9026
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • 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 25 August 2015 via mobile

Nice Cesar. Fresh ingredients. Calamari was super. My wife had chicken and pasta. I had snapper. Reasonable prices and good service.

Thank Good6746
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We were only in Boston for one dinner and we chose this restaurant within walking distance of our hotel. The food is definitely worth a 5 rating, but I gave it 4 only because of the wait and fact of the cash only policy. I...More

Thank lynnet998
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Perfect Pasta and the service was GREAT. Thank you to everyone who made our evening so special and the food was incredible. Thank you.

Thank leavingtherain
Reviewed 20 August 2015

If you're going to Giacomo's on a nice day (or a cold day, or a rainy day...pretty much any day) you're going to have to wait in line, no way around it. They rush you in and out of the restaurant and you're crammed in...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Outstanding! Be prepared to wait. Arrived at 4:30, long line already. Table for 2 easy to seat, waited only 45 minutes. Please note, no reservations, no credit cards (cash only) Small dining area, open kitchen concept.. Not good for business, as a bit noisy. Also,...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

This place is well worth the wait. My housband and I came here around 5, waited for about 45 minutes and were out the door in less than an hour. The food was AMAZING. I got ravioli (special) and my boyfriend the mussels. The raviolis...More

Thank hopenyc
Reviewed 17 August 2015

There are two Giacomo's in Boston, that I am aware of. This one, and another closer to Fenway. The one near Fenway takes reservations, and there is not usually a line, but both are excellent in their own ways. This one has daily specials on...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 16 August 2015

The food was delicious, everyone was pleased. However, this is not the place you go for a quiet romantic dinner. Very noisy and very crowded. The service is really RUSHED you are encourage to choose something fast, eat fast, pay and leave fast. Understandable since...More

Thank Philippe A
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We went there based on the reviews. They don't take reservations and we still waited for about 45 minutes. They pack you in pretty tight almost butting into other customers and waiters etc. I wouldn't call this authenticate italian food by any means. The wait...More

1  Thank FamilyVaca12
Reviewed 14 August 2015

You will have to get in line around 4:30pm to this restaurant because they do not take reservations and you have to know that the restaurants are CASH ONLY. The food and the service here are excellent. We ordered the linguini with shrimps, salmon, scallops...More

Thank Venus C
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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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.
25 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
25 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
USD 15 - USD 25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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