Giacomo's Ristorante - Melrose
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 PMAll outdoor reservations are for OUTDOOR ONLY, no weather related exceptions. We are unable to guarantee a table inside in the event of inclement conditions.
Butternut Squash Ravioli
asparagus, prosciutto-squash puree, mascarpone cream sauce
Meals were ok. Bartender was a nice man. Service was slower than I am used to
Great food that is reasonably priced. Always a hit!
Overall good quality Italian food. I appreciate that they have a specific vegetarian section labeled on their menu.
Authentic Italian food that is very reasonably priced!
Very enjoyable and delicious
Poor customer service especially with the host. Reservations did not help us get seated quicker. But the food does not lack
Angela was fantastic .. food and drinks were great
Wouldn’t waste your money. I got chicken Marsala and it came with 4 small pieces of heavily breaded chicken
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.
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.
Had to be close tp the worst service i have gotten
So great to have some amazing food and great ambiance!
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
Great food and outstanding service. We had food and drinks at the bar. Bartender was absolutely amazing and so friendly.
Our waitress Melissa was wonderful! A great meal and evening was had by all!
Never a disappointment. Everything was so good. Can’t wait to go back.
Never disappoints always delicious
Food & server were great
Very warm, friendly staff.. food is consistently wonderful. The only drawback is the noise level...very very loud for some reason..
First 100%open in a long time. Our waiter was outstanding. The food was OK. Had a good time.
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.
Extremely noisy restaurant, not very relaxing. Food was very good
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.
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.
It was great to be back after a long absence because of Covid. Always great and special thanks to Richie in the kitchen.
Amazing food. Amazing quality. Polite staff. Great atmosphere.
Fabulous food and drinks! (Love that they have gluten free options) Highly recommend!
Great food and great value
Great food, drinks, service. They get the hat trick.
There were no leftovers on our plates! Everything was delicious and we brought our appetites!
Excellent service all around! I have a been here a few times and each time always pleased!
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.
Great service and food as always! Be back soon....
Parties of 6 or more are often crowed into narrow seating areas. Fortunately plexiglass separates the close groups.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.