Giacomo's Ristorante - Melrose

4.6
659 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Giacomo's Ristorante in Melrose provides delicious Italian cuisine in a comfortable, traditional atmosphere. Open for lunch and dinner, enjoy convenient parking and large portions of authentic Italian meals suitable for both everyday dining and special occasions. Giacomo's Ristorante offers dishes, including fried calamari, Prince Edward Island mussels, home made Maine crab cakes, cream filled fresh mozzarella over tomato salad with honey-basil vinaigrette and more. There is also arugula salad, veal parmigiana, chicken piccata, grilled beef tenderloin, grilled tuna, pan roasted cod and more, as well as some vegetarian entree options. After dinner, enjoy desserts, such as tiramisu along with coffee or cocktails.

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  • A Note About Outdoor Dining

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Mon - Thu 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Fri - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    All outdoor reservations are for OUTDOOR ONLY, no weather related exceptions. We are unable to guarantee a table inside in the event of inclement conditions.
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and service.

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BrianC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I chose this for our anniversary dinner and couldn’t have been happier. It wasn’t nearly as busy as usual which was nice. The entire experience was great. The food and service was fantastic. Can’t wait to go back.

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TyBlamo
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is great! We made a reservation and we had to wait for 30mins to get seated but overall it was a good experience.

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DorothyA
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Just great food a little crowed and noisesycalledca day earlier ask to sit down back by window but that did not happen

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roberl
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food that you can get any place. Friendly staff, very clean restaurant. Great prices.

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AxvIs
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is good food. Yes. Gnocchi with goat cheese is 100% yes I agree.

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MaryO
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, service was great, waitress was friendly, had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just absolutely great all around.

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CynthiaO
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We waited an hour after our reservation time for a table. Once seated they rushed the food out but it wasn't correct. We ordered veal and got chicken. They quickly exchanged it for the correct dish, but its a "turn and churn" type of place and not a good dining experience. If you're a foodie or experienced dinner, I would definitely not recommend it. For the less knowledgeable diner, it's okay but don't expect much. BTW, it was our anniversary (mentioned at the time of our reservation and when we arrived,) but no one even said "happy anniversary". As I said, turn and churn.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening at Giacomo’s. Our waitress Natalie, although new, was very attentive and provided good customer service. Due to dietary restrictions I had to request my meal cooked without certain seasonings, etc. They accommodated accordingly and my meal was perfect and the food was delicious!

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viplaurie
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food is authentic Italian, fabulous!! Highly recommend!

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vipLindsayW
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! The value for what we ordered seemed much less than dining out in Boston. Great ambiance as well!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is excellent, but they don’t honor reservations. It was still basically first-come, first-served after we waited 30 minutes to be seated after our reservation time.

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vipMikepic
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Although the pasta dish I had was delicious and flavorful and I asked for light sauce. There was way too much to really enjoy the dish .

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Evie
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was outstanding! We made a reservation and were seated promptly! The food and wine were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good! Service was excellent, Albert was great! Very attentive. We arrived a bit earlier than anticipated, made reservation assuming we would hit traffic out of Boston, but they were able to accommodate us early on a busy Friday night. Much appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Place is always packed

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RonD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and good service light tasty italian food not too spicy

RW
RickW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, nobody rushing us to leave. Very relaxing and enjoyable. We came early (5:00 p.m.) and stayed until about 7:00. Appetizer antipasto was excellent. Great menu.

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SophyK
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food, great service. Lobster ravioli is to die for!

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Allison
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance all were great. Can’t wait to go back!

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Beth
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious crab cakes and the best halibut I’ve ever had….very nice waiter as well…

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vipJohnO
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual great food and service. Halibut special was outstanding! Fruitti di mare was excellent as always

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always food is delicious, our waiter was awesome, she provided great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Hi tried to take my boyfriend her with our son for his birthday, I made a reservation and with our son we needed a booth which I specifically asked for when booking.
When we got there the host sat us a the smallest corner table possible I asked her to switch to the booth that was available she denied me.

Brought us charcoaled bread.

It was so loud in their I could even here my own thoughts.

Asked her to move again and then she was so overly rude to me so we up and left.

Horrible.

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DanielleM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was my first time at Giacomo’s
There portions were a good size. I got chicken, ziti, and penne which had no taste. Was not impressed. The bread given at the beginning was burnt on the bottom and no oil or butter was given to place on the bread. The prices are on the higher side for the quality of food being served.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and service were great as always. Great prices. Large portions

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vipFoodieFan
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside which is part of the parking lot but they have flower pots all around and string lights and umbrellas so it’s cute. Our waitress was a true professional and she knows the menu inside and out - efficient friendly and knowledgeable. Everyone that works here is pleasant cordial and you can tell they care about the clientele. And the food!!! The food is great. We had a shared chop salad for 2 but it’s really for 4 (or more)! My husband had Marsala and he loved it. He also had a side meatball (giant) which was delicious. That says a lot because he is Italian and his mom made meatballs. I had the Fracomo which was a combination of the Fra Diavolo and the Giacomo sauce - just the right amount of spicy. I had a half lobster clams and mussels but there are many seafood options. Excellent food. The sauce had such depth of flavor. Loved it and will go back to try the other selections that I didn’t get that night. It was quiet outside but noisy and cozy inside the restaurant and bar.

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Bert
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service. Very pleasant waitstaff, fresh prepared food.

We were seated promptly at our reservation time.

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Diane
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food with great menu options. The caesar salad was one of the best we ever had with lots of anchovies. We were all very happy with our meals, and don't forget the drink menu; awesome selections and the best wine pour in town!!!

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PeterB
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nick was the highlight of the dinner! Great service and friendly and professional!

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LoganMA
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had drinks (total of 5 of them) and both had appetizers and then two meals so we knew the bill would be relatively high. But the quality of the food is very good and the service we had was outstanding! We sat outside, patio dining, and the ambiance was OK, but it was our choice to sit outside so I won't place fault on the restaurant. We both would go back and we enjoyed our visit a lot!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous restaurant. The Blueberry sparkler was amazing. Our server was spot on . The food was perfect, and dessert was awesome. The perfect night for friends to catch up and enjoy each other.

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vipDJ84
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time at Giacamo’s, but as our server said, ‘you may be rookies, but soon you’ll be regulars.’ We ate outside due to COVID, and both indoor and outdoor dining was full. Like many restaurants these days, they are short on staff, but our server did a great job being attentive and answering any questions we had.

The food is very good and portions are large. We especially enjoyed the lobster ravioli, chicken piccata, and swordfish special. Prices are very reasonable, and we plan to become regulars!

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MICHELEG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite go-to places in Melrose. Staff is friendly and polite and in all the years I have been eating here, I have never been disappointed. Food is delicious and plentiful.

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vipElla
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal as per usual

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feedmeplease
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food as always!! Food was served prompt and hot! Even my mother enjoyed her meal!!

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Staff was very accommodating. The portion sizes are generous enough that we are able to share an antipasto platter and a,fruit of the Sea and still have leftovers. The food and presentation are consistently well done. Giacomos is our new "go to" placem

FAQs

Giacomo's Ristorante - Melrose offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 620-1191.

Giacomo's Ristorante - Melrose is rated 4.6 stars by 659 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.