Giacomo's Ristorante - Melrose

4.6
621 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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipElla
New England
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal as per usual

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feedmeplease
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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

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bookitten
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok. Waited for 1 of 4 drinks which was only on the rocks drink. What takes so long? Also, served 3 of 4 dinners, waited about 15 minutes or so for last meal, by which time the rest of us were half thru our meals, unacceptable. Meals should be served together. Not fault of the waitress, she placed order together. Always liked this restaurant, but very disappointed this time.

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vipmichele
New England
46 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always hood as is the service and they now accept reservations!!

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Sammy
New Orleans
46 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of six for dinner, nice table location, wonderful salad and appetizers, great beverages, delicious entrees, excellent table service, very tasteful desserts, and a great value. I recommend this restaurant to all.

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

The watermelon martini was great. Had a calamari app. Tried the lobster ravioli and the scallops and shrimp. All were outstanding. The prices are very reasonable overall.

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KimC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal, another great experience. Hubs ordered us sausage arancini to start and then we had our usual favorites: fettuccine with prosciutto and peas and lobster ravioli. A bottle of wine and tiramisu later, we left happy and full for under $100. Love this local gem.

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PochunH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service

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ChrisR
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic. Better wine list would help. Limoncello cake was heaven.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual!

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Rosie
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a very enjoyable evening with friends. Could have used a bit more punch to the flavors in the meal. Bread was excellent.
We were seated next to the bar and I found it hard to hear my table mates over the noise
Waitress was outstanding.

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vipLizD
New England
66 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

North End flavor without the hassle of getting there. Terrific server, terrific drinks and really great food. Will go back.

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DanceMom
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I have eaten here several times and find the food to be very inconsistent. I have had good meals and others (like my most recent) have been average. I had the Chicken Marsala which was dry, tough, and chewy. I asked for penne on the side with marinara and received spaghetti in the sauce mixed with the chicken. I ended up not eating much of my meal. The waitress apologized and send a glass of Prosecco which was very nice. Again, I have had very uneven experiences here so usually head elsewhere for a good meal. The drinks however, are excellent. It was our anniversary and it was raining so instead of going into the North End we went to Giacomos. Not the special evening we were hoping for.

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KenD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Service was very good. Dinner cocktails were very good. Food was good but pasta was under-cooked. We eat here often and this was the first time the pasta was under-cooked.

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AnneN
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was better than my last two times in the north end and the prices were much better as well. The wait staff was excellent too. We will be back on our next trip to Boston

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vipTK11
New England
64 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice energetic restaurant with fast service and good food. The bread was delicious, it was nice and crusty,so was the Malbec wine that I ordered. We ordered the calamari for appetizer, it was quite good with the spicy peppers.. For main course I had the frutti di mari with pasta and red sauce. It was delicious, generous portion as well. Brought some home. Enjoyed it and would go back.

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alice
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Giacomo’s offers up consistently good Italian food. My husband and I have our favorites (gnocchi, Ziti with meatball) but last night I tried lemon fettuccine with shrimp and scallops. So light and perfect for a hot summer night. Not too lemony, just fresh and delicious. And the drinks are also spot on. We are picky about our cosmos.

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MaxineG
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous time with friends and great food to celebrate my daughter’s birthday

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vipCeleste
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was excellent. Wait staff excellent. It is just too loud in the restaurant. Hard to hear others talking.

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MimiF
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve only been here a couple of times but we find that when we want to do something special, Giacomo’s is the place to go. The food is delicious, the portions are good and the ambiance is quaint. We absolutely love it!

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LaineyM67
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, great food, has the feel of a North End restaurant

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DuaneW
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is very good and the dessert Martinis are delightful. If you are looking for a quiet place to eat, this is not the place for you.

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MoniqueK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always we had a delicious meal at one of our favorite restaurants. Had the Chicken Parm and the Baked Ziti with meatballs. So amazingly good. Love love Giacomos

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, as always.

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Marianne
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an excellent meal last night! It was so great to see Giacomo's bustling after Covid. Started off with some nice, crusty bread that we dipped in olive oil. We got the Burrata appetizer, which was fabulous. Soft, creamy cheese over a beautiful tomato salad. Of course, we needed more bread with that! We shared the pasta with prosciutto and peas and the swordfish entree. Both were exceptional! The pasta was creamy and delicious, and the fish was cooked to perfection! The service was excellent, and our water glasses were never empty. Wish we could've tried a dessert, but we were too full. Cappuccino topped the meal off very nicely though.
Can't wait to come back again!
Marianne

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BernieA
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Overall I would rate our experience a three. Food was ok but the biggest downfall was our terrible server Sheila and her attitude is what brought our dining experience down and why I would never return again. Asking simple questions like if there were any pasta substitutes was a bother to her. When my date asked if there was cavatappi her response was” just what I said “in a very abrupt and harsh tone was the way she spoke to us for the entire meal. When I heard her tell the next table over that there were specials which she never told us about she gave me an attitude when I asked her what the specials were. Usually specials are a little bit higher priced so forgetting to tell diners about specials hurts your business she also didn’t ask us if we wanted a second drink. More lost revenue for your business.

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HelaineS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was wonderful but it was too dark to see and too noisy to hear. Food and service was excellent.

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JillS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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Paul
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Great food, friendly staff, just need some sound insulation. It's way too loud in there when its busy.

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vipJohnO
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Retirement celebration

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SandraF
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server was wonderful. Giacomo’s is the best.

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setti3532
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal!

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localjj
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

party of 6- seated promptly, food was outstanding, all had different entrees, service excellent . A/C a little too cool- however, due to large party, seating only in bar area.
been to Giacomo's many times, never disappointed!!

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tomc
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, as usual. Full glass of wine reasonably priced. Despite some staff shortages, we were seated quickly and waited on and served in a very timely manner (thank you Sheila!!). My only minor criticism is that the background music was louder than I would have liked. We'll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Restaurant was overbooked and hostess was rude to customers

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SalP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

My veal piccata had very few pieces of veal. Everyone else had a normal size portion. If you’re selling artichoke heart piccata you should call it that.

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AndreaS
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Giacomo's is consistently good. The portions are generous and the price is very fair.

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KymF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service (Albert)! Can’t wait to go back!!

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DebbieC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent! Service was good.
Waiter could of been more friendly

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 621 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.