The food here is very very good, especially Ravioli with Lobster:D. The facility itself is small but to me that gives it a more romantic atmosphere. As far as cost go you won't get good tasting quality food at these moderate prices that they offer anywhere else, trust me. My husband Pierre & I will definately be eating here again when we want great tasting food and peacefulness. Giacomo's is totally recommendable!
The food here is good and reasonably priced including the drinks. The decoration is pleasant to the eye and gives a cozy atmosphere to the place. Be aware that: a) no credit cards are accepted, only cash or cheques. We were lucky that one of us had a cheque book at hand; otherwise we would have to run to the ATM machine. b) it is on the noisy side.
This is by far the best Italian restaurant in the North End. You may have to wait in line for a while to get in because it is so small but it is well worth the wait. Food is fantastic and the prices are great too. My husand and I love the butternut squash ravioli and the lobster ravioli. Must try it!!!
Giacomos's on he south end is amazing!! My husband and i just moved to the area and walked to this cute, romantic restaraunt and we totally amazed at the prices! beer $3, a lg glass of wine $4.50, all meals resonably priced and when our meals came we were stunned by the portion sizes! What a great deal and to top it off the food is fantastic!!!!! This is def. a place we will return to, in fact we just made a reservation to bring out friends on saturday night! They only take cash but there is a bank of america ATM right next door :)
I have not been to the Colubus Street restaurant... I have been going to the HANOVER STREET Giacomo's (In the N. End) and that is the one many of these reviews seem to be referring to. I have been going to that location for YEARS... a MUST when in BOS! The Butternut squash ravoli w/ marscapone is to die for! Get there by 5-5:15 to avoid 30 min to 1 hr. lines. (Afterwards a trip across the street to Mikes for a canneloni and Cafe Vittorio for a cappucino is THE PLAN)... all the best of the North End dining on one street...makes for a great night!. PS...I'm sure the Columbus St. is also very good!
Giacomo's really IS one of the best Italian restaurants in Boston and I prefer the on Columbus. (Pomodoro is extremely overrated - who else serves lobster ravioli with maple syrup as the main sauce of the dish? It was disgusting!) So, don't believe Vince, believe the Phantom!!
The quality of the cuisine is matched by the effortless and unobtrusive service at this longtime favorite of mine. The fact that reservations are accepted makes Giacomo's on Columbus Avenue even better. Portions are ample so over ordering is a common occurrence but you can also then eat very well for the next couple of meals if you are so inclined to not have to cook for yourself. Why do it yourself when you may dine on true Italian fare at reasonable prices.
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