Giacomo's Ristorante - Melrose

4.5
579 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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertC
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Meals were ok. Bartender was a nice man. Service was slower than I am used to

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food that is reasonably priced. Always a hit!

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AllisonL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good quality Italian food. I appreciate that they have a specific vegetarian section labeled on their menu.

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BobR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Italian food that is very reasonably priced!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable and delicious

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Friday
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Poor customer service especially with the host. Reservations did not help us get seated quicker. But the food does not lack

TJ
TJ16
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angela was fantastic .. food and drinks were great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Wouldn’t waste your money. I got chicken Marsala and it came with 4 small pieces of heavily breaded chicken

KC
vipKevinC
New England
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my favorite place when I lived in Melrose and still my favorite place now that I live in DC. Richie and Michelle are two of the absolute best in the business.

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PaulC
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Group salad was excellent. I had Veal Picatta - it was good, but some of the artichokes were undercooked and I would have liked a little less veal and a little more pasta.

Sat outside and service was great until we finished the meal, when we had to wait quite a long time for the waitress to return to our table so we could let her know we were done and ask for the check, then more time to get the check, then more time for the check w/ credit card to be taken inside.....felt like it was 20-25 minutes from the time we were all clearly done with our meal to signing the bill and getting up to leave.

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MarcoS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Had to be close tp the worst service i have gotten

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to have some amazing food and great ambiance!

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EvelynDT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was wonderful. She didn’t rush us and made us feel completely comfortable. She checked on us in a timely manner. The person assisting her did a great job as well. Very attentive. The food was amazing as usual. Had a great night

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Anita
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service. We had food and drinks at the bar. Bartender was absolutely amazing and so friendly.

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CriCriRay
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Melissa was wonderful! A great meal and evening was had by all!

JT
vipJanT13
New England
38 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment. Everything was so good. Can’t wait to go back.

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

Never disappoints always delicious

KC
vipKarenC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food & server were great

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Queenie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very warm, friendly staff.. food is consistently wonderful. The only drawback is the noise level...very very loud for some reason..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First 100%open in a long time. Our waiter was outstanding. The food was OK. Had a good time.

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AndreaM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The noise level was so high it was hard to hear ourselves talking. Service was very slow- although I know it was a very busy night. Two out of four of us did not like the meals. One was extremely bland - with hardly any shrimp- in a SHRIMP entree. The other dish- Lemon fettuccine, had no lemon in it. The cook really needs to learn how to add some flavor. Very disappointing to spend $200 on dinner and to have this disappointment.

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Joanne
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Extremely noisy restaurant, not very relaxing. Food was very good

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GregL
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter to Giacomo's for her birthday dinner and we enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was excellent and plenty of it and the wait staff were pleasant and quick to get us what we wanted. It was a pleasurable experience. I will recommend this restaurant to all my friends.

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erins
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

I love Giacomo’s. I have been there at least 30 times. It’s a fantastic place. Last night I ordered mussels with a scampi sauce. They came cold and had no garlic. I told the server. They asked if I wanted to have them recooked I said no, my husband was done with his dinner. They just walked away and came back 2 minutes later with the check (that we did not ask for) while talking on the phone. Never apologized and left them on the bill. I don’t mind paying for them because I did eat about 5 of them. This incident will not stop me from eating at Giacomo’s again, it was definitely disappointing.

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TonyB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back after a long absence because of Covid. Always great and special thanks to Richie in the kitchen.

JF
JayF
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing quality. Polite staff. Great atmosphere.

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MichelD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and drinks! (Love that they have gluten free options) Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!

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vipRichardG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great value

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, service. They get the hat trick.

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LauraY
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were no leftovers on our plates! Everything was delicious and we brought our appetites!

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service all around! I have a been here a few times and each time always pleased!

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KarenW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good food at a reasonable price. Great cocktails. I don’t like the wine glasses. Small filled to to top. Not my style.
Overall the food is great, service is good, reasonable prices. Noise level pretty high, but I can overlook that with everything else being great. Always accommodating.

JC
JeanetteC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always! Be back soon....

MC
MaggieC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Parties of 6 or more are often crowed into narrow seating areas. Fortunately plexiglass separates the close groups.

JH
JoanneH
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

This restaurant was by far, the noisiest restaurant I have ever been to. It was uncomfortably loud so that we could not have a conversation over dinner. Food was good, although the tuna was extremely undercooked, almost raw, when we requested medium, and had to be sent back. Overall, not the dining experience we were expecting.

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setti3532
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and the bartender was outstanding. Very attentive even though she was very busy. Makes a great cocktail and is very pleasant. The food was excellent, great experience.

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Our server was quite pleasant and the service was fast. It was very noisy though so sometimes it was hard to hear the person across the table

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CarloP
New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

This was our 6th time dining here. The last 2 times have been very disappointing. The bread came in a big hunk and was quite difficult to break up.
The calamari had too many, barely cooked tentacles.
The eggplant Siciliano was terrible. Eggplant was big chunks not skinned and under cooked. The pasta on the other hand was overcooked.
We won’t be returning for another meal. Very sad.

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AmyL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

My reservation was for 6:15 I did not get sat till 7:05, there was only 2 waitresses, Which I don't understand why you would understaff on a holiday especially when people are starting to get out and go places.Probably waited 20 minutes for our 1st drink, 2nd drink I had to flag are down about a 1/2 hour later and then she totally forgot my husband's and blamed it on the bar. The food came lukewarm but we ate it, because I knew if we returned it would be waiting forever. The place was cute, food taste itself was not bad the drinks, when we did get them, did taste good. It was just really bad staffing on their part! I will try again on a random weekend night and hope it was just due to the holiday that the experience was terrible.

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 4.5 stars by 579 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.