Apr 6, 2011 10:51 - Talia Rapp | 1,038 views
Boston may be a hotspot for some of the best Irish pubs and dining in the US, but its “North End” area is full of some of the most delicious and authentic Italian food. Pasta, Paninis, Gelati…oh my! Our pick for one of the best in the Bean is: Giacomo’s.
People gladly line up around the block for a taste of the restaurant’s fresh seafood served over linguine and their choice of sauce. Other menu highlights include its marsalas and parmigianas, grilled fish, ziti, fettuccine, and ravioli. And once you’ve had the butternut squash ravioli, you may never want to eat anything else again.
Generous with their portions, Giacomo’s has (thankfully) made it even easier for us to eat there by opening up a second restaurant in the South End. The North End location is cash only and no reservations but, if you have a larger party or a stricter time schedule, the South End location does take reservations.
The North End restaurant is charmingly cozy, but the limited space means a line out the door on weekend nights. They also don’t serve dessert – but with Mike’s Pastry across the street, there’s really no need. Boston knows its Italian food!
North End: 355 Hanover Street (between Bennet St & Clark St).
South End/ Back Bay: 431 Columbus Ave (between Braddock Park & Holyoke St). Take Green line to the Prudential stop or Orange line to Back Bay.
$15-25 a plate. Wine and beer selection available.
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