355 Hanover Street Boston, MA
One of the most famous Italian restaurants in Boston. Past reviews have appointed Giacomo's as one of Boston's must visit tourist restaurant with horrible and rushed service but I firmly disagree. Giacomo's doesn't take reservations and people start lining up at 4:30pm for the restaurant to open at 5pm. The restaurant is tiny with tables extremely close together but I didn't mind, I love seeing what other people are eating.
We started off with the small Calamari, $7. I loved the light batter that coated the rings and tentacles, the marinara sauce had a nice spice and tang to it. Even for a small I thought the portions were quite generous.
The Butternut Squash Ravioli (Diced Asparagus in a Prosciutto Mascarpone Cream sauce), $16. I can honestly say Giacomo's has the best ravioli I've ever had. Even though it was in a cream sauce, the dish wasn't heavy and it was a the perfect balance between sweet and savoury.
Shrimp & Scallop Spaghetti with Pesto Sauce, $16. What can I say? Everything about this dish was perfect, so simple but so well made.
I can't wait to visit Boston again and visit one of my favourite restaurants!
I highly recommend going early before 5pm to get a seat!