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Giacomo's Ristorante

Giacomo's Restaurant

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Happy Valentine's Day -- not !...

Happy Valentine's Day -- not ! With a reservation, we waited 45 minutes. Then the waiter made it seem like we were there to please HIM. Like, we were "lucky" to be there. And on top of all that, the waiter was only interested in listening to my boyfriend -- obviously not liking girls and trying to flirt with my cutie.

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I need the owner to contact me...

Ok, so the owner does not monitor (nor care?) about these reviews. I figured out that the previous time we went to this restaurant, I complained about a minor thing. Apparently (after coming here for five years!), if you question one waitress, she will spread rumors to the other waitresses and waiters (who apparently blindly believe her). This place is to be avoided. ------------------------------previous------------... view more

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Unforgetable...for all the wrong reasons

Do yourself a favor and skip this place. Dined recently with out of town friends. Had not been before, and was taking the recommendation of friends who said they liked it. Unbelieveably loud!! You cannot have any conversation with your tables mates. What's the point of dining with friends if you can't even have a normal conversation???\r \r Server indicated that the manager /chef would not accomodate any special requ... view more

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Disappointing. Too loud and bland food. I used to love it

I ate here 5 or 10 times in 2003-2007, but had not been back for a while until I took some co-workers last night. We were seated promptly (exactly at our reservation time) and the service was good. Unfortunately, it was so loud that we had to lean forward and shout to be heard - even at 7:30 on a Monday night. My veal parm was bland and nothing special at all. My colleagues had tuna and steak. They both said their fo... view more

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Bland, Flavorless, and Wannabe-Hip

Trendy folks don't go to Giacomo's. Folks who think they're trendy do. \r \r That was my first impression when I walked into this small, cramped, begging-to-be-cool restaurant. First off, they ""kinda"" take reservations. They say they don't, but they encourage you call 30 minutes before you come just to see what's up. That's what I did, but by the time my party of 6 got there they wanted me to wait 90 minutes to eat... view more

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WOW the last two post couldn't be more wrong!!! I suspect they are from Brookline!

If you want to go sit down and have a two hour dinner don't go to Giacomo's on friday night! If you want great food cheap and want to go out after go to giacomo's!! This resurant sits about 40 people and does about 220 on a friday night. They aren't threre to entertain! They are there to get the food out! its good ,its cheap, its fast!!! Also there is a bar next door that has some good food also if Giacomo's is too b... view more

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Giacomo's in the South End

This is my first review which I felt compelled to write given the grueling experience had at this ""best of the best Italian Restaurants"" in Boston.\r \r Giacomo's was recommended as a ""must for dinner"" and the South End restaurant was preferred due to no lines and a bigger premises. On this Friday night we were told that reservations were a must but when we got there we waited for 10 minutes despite 3 empty table... view more

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Don't go there

I'm sorry but I really had a terrible experience. I'm Italian and probably I'm too picky about how Italian food should be. I took veal and it was practically tasteless. The ravioli were covered by seven pound of cream. Fortunately I didn't take pasta.\r If you really want to know real Italian food don't go there.\r Also the place was so noisy that it was impossible to speak.

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LIke the Food. Absolutely HATE the Servers

What is up with this place? The food every time we go is great but the servers (regardless of who you get) alway seem to have some hang up or an attitude. Not to mention that fact that you are lucky if you even get them to come to your table and wait on you. I really enjoy the food at Giacomo's but I don't understand why management (who I assume is the friendly Italian fellow) doesn't hire some people that enjoy thei... view more

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We went here on Nov. 14th 2006 for my boyfriends birthday. I was a little worried from reading the posts here, but I went realizing we would probably wait a while, that it would be loud, that we may be rushed, and the service might not be great, but the food would be. I've worked in the restaurant business. Whatever. We were seated without waiting too long, but we had arrived by 6. There is not a lot of space for peo... view more

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