Bustling, down-to-earth pick for ample portions of classic Italian-American offerings.
Pasta “made fresh in-house” and “to-die-for” sauce result in “fabulous” Italian dishes that leave “budget-minded” guests “swooning” and “licking plates clean” at these “no-frills”, cash-only Italians; though the “often-colorful” staff tries to move things along “fast”, there’s “always a line” for the “tiny” digs – but it’s “worth any inconvenience.” by Zagat
This irresistible North End spot often sports a line stretching down the block outside. Check the chalkboard menus for every kind of meat/sauce/pasta combination you could dream of, but make sure you get a chance to try anything with their Fra Diavolo sauce. by Thrillist
Giacomo’s is one of the most popular Italian restaurants in the city, but that is not why it generates long lines of tourists and locals waiting outside in any weather to get through its doors. The food really is stand in the rain, get rushed through your meal good. The classic Italian menu is heavy on the pasta, each equally as good. The garlic cream sauce is lick your plate delicious and the parmigiana is better than grandma’s. The pumpkin tortellini in a fresh sage mascarpone cheese sauce will leave you yearning for more and the Zuppa di pesce for two is a heaping bowl of cooked to perfection shrimp,scallops,calamari,clams,mussels and lobster, served atop lingiune with your choice of sauce. The setting is as simple as the food and you’ll find yourself eager to return even if it means standing in that really long line again
355 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113