Giacomo's Ristorante - Melrose

4.7
705 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
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good was good serviced hot ! Good service snd price also decent. Local place for us so will continue to visit.

JG
JerilynG
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Italian food...and the best server, ever!

Noise level was louder than normal due to a very large group of women in the bar -- but we were seated way to the front (which helped)!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food.

KB
KelliB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Reliably excellent food

DB
DennisB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Service was excellent. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Only complaint is that acoustics are terrible. When the restaurant gets filled up, or close to it, it is very difficult to converse with diners at your table. If you are looking for an intimate dinner for two, I fear you would be disappointed.

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vipAllisonS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious appetizers, mains and dessert. Large portions and reasonably priced. Awesome all around!

KC
vipKarenC
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Food and service once seated was fine. Had a reservation fir 6:45 didn’t get sat till 7:30. Hostess was young and clueless.

RS
RichardS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic !!!! Its very loud and very busy so service was a bit slow.. We were in no rush and enjoyed the extra time.

JM
JenniferM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Birthday. Food was good. Service was good. Very loud couldn’t hear each other to have a conversation

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Trip
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Went with a friend on Saturday. It was really busy and extremely loud. Our waiter was very attentive until we received our meal and then didn’t come back for 20 minutes. Never asked us how our food was or if we wanted water refills or another drink.

They food was only average. I had tried the Giacomo sauce since they said it was their speciality and it was just ok perhaps even a bit fishy as I had scallops and shrimp.

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seetheworld
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

8:00pm reservation and at 8:30 we still weren’t seated and getting nowhere with the hostess. So asked for manager. He immediately jumped to action, assuring us a table large enough for our party was paying their check. He checked back 5 minutes later to say the table was being washed down and set. A waitress was tableside as soon as we sat and then returned to say our appetizers were on the house for the bother of the wait. That annoyance was immediately forgotten. Kudos to manager for perfectly handling the situation ! The food was excellent, the service efficient, friendly and pretty much perfect. We could have been completely annoyed and left but thanks to the excellent handling by the manager and staff, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening and meal. 5 stars!

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RichardS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Our server was really great.

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Chna
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Excellent food and value. Noise level was deafening. Very difficult to have a conversation

JB
JBP8
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great. Out waitress was outstanding.

MI
MICHELEG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our time here. Food is delicious, portions are generous and service is great. Two people in our party had never been here before and raved about their dinners. Giacomo's just acquire 2 more loyal fans.

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vipBaltimore2
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service. Can be very noisy. Enjoyed the evening.

JP
JackieP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Wait staff amazing! Great food. Can not wait to visit again.

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Jaye
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Giacomo's is my favorite and the BEST Italian restaurant I've ever been to. The food is delicious (it never disappoints) and the service is fantastic. I've had many chicken parms in my life, and none of them top Giacomos.

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vipArielle
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to Giacomo's did not disappoint! Everything we had (veal piccata, potato gnocchi bolognese, linguine with salmon, house salads) was excellent. Great service, friendly atmosphere, surprisingly reasonable prices for authentic Italian fare. We'll definitely go back.

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kathleenc
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

party of 4 . sat around 5 , was loud , resturant filled by 6. we had calamari and a fried mozerella for apps calamari was very good( i am super picky about calamari it was not tough) husband had lobster ravioli , never heard a word of complaint , daughter had the chicken pesto penne very good i tasted it, son in law had chic parm he said very, i had chopped salad which i've had b 4 and was excellent, this time it had a chunck of plastic in it , ( was comped that meal and did not bring the rest home ). we shared a fried banana dessert that was very good . make a reservation it fills up on weekends fast

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DAVIDG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and food is so good.....! Will go back

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vipAndy1107
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food & great service. Martinis are Awesome..I highly recommend the Nutella one.

JT
JusteaneT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, service, food and atmosphere are fantastic

DL
DavLav65
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent food and service. Only negative is that it is e trembly loud but otherwise excellent

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Kori
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our experience and we will be back! Service was great, food was delicious. Can’t wait to try other options on the menu!

JD
JoannaDelRo
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perfect neighborhood Italian spot. Well-rounded menu - both for food & drink! Don't miss the Chopped Salad and Limoncello cake!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giacomo’s food is one of the best in the area. Don’t change anything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only downside of the evening was the fact that we had a 6:30 reservation and we’re not seated until 7pm. If we had wanted to eat at 7, we would have made the reservation for 7. The waiter was fantastic. The food was unbelievably good. The A/C went on and off and was a little annoying.

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mp2100
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giacomo's consistently has great food! The atmosphere is nice and the service is always excellent. They have some really good specials too. Highly recommend ending your night there with a cannoli martini! Yum…

MZ
vipMargaretZ
New England
82 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We dined outside, which made for a quiet dinner environment. Albert did a very good job servicing our table. Portions were extreme, so we were glad that we hadn't ordered too much. The crab cake appetizer came with two crab cakes and a green salad that would have suffice for dinner for the two of us. The wines by the bottle were a particular bargain.

JN
JulieN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a dinner/meeting to discuss and recap the Victorian Fair. The food was excellent. We ordered three meals and shared them like appetizers. Our waiter was professional and warm.

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vipGreatRestaurant
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a Birthday. Everything was great. We had calamari, broccoli rabe, crab cakes, Caesar salad. Dinner was gnocchi bolognese, penne amitriciana, veal parmigiana.

They make great drinks. Old-fashioned, martinis. The food is consistently outstanding. Been going to the South End location for decades and the Melrose location is exactly the same high quality dishes. Love their seared tuna, pastas, and halibut special.

Nice atmosphere. Perfect for a night out with friends, a date, or a celebration.

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GeneV
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A late Sunday afternoon/ early evening dinner. Waitress was attentive and pleasant. Meals were out in a flash…..hot, fresh and flavorful!

KD
KenD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent ! Cocktails were excellent ! Food is always good but last night my Veal Picatta was overcooked and dry. The taste was excellent but unfortunately the veal was a little overcooked and dry. This was the first meal that I am unable to give an excellent review but by no means was I disappointed.
We enjoyed our evening and our meal so we cannot wait until our next dinner at Giacomo's.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Go to the one in the North End, far better. The red wine is awful, it is low end and gave me a headache. Bruschetta was burnt. Nice inside, but mediocre at best.

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MelissaM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent
Great service
Would recommend

RF
RickyF
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic food. Service was outstanding. Overall wonderful experience.

PP
ParticularlyPicky
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We love this restaurant in the North End and decided to give the Melrose location a try. My daughter has the Chicken Parm, which was very good. Not overly breaded and was a good portion size and moist chicken, sauce and cheese in good proportion. My husband had a gnocchi special. He said it was okay, but too heavy (stuffed with goat cheese). I had swordfish which was okay, slightly overcooked, and the vegetables were just okay. My daughter also got the tiramisu which she enjoyed. It's definitely a good place to eat, and the wait staff was friendly, professional and helpful. Pretty decent food and worth a visit, but not to a 4 or 5 star IMHO.

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Diaco
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent service was fabulous! It was not very expensive

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frutti di mare with fracomo sauce was so delicious, boyfriend had the special short rib lasagna and loved it. Finished with a cannoli martini that was very good but next time will try the espresso martini. Definitely will go back.

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

Giacomo's Ristorante - Melrose is rated 4.7 stars by 705 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.