Regarding Giacomo's Southend

Giacomo's Southend management apologizes to our customers that had reservations and were inconvenienced by the restaurant's recent closing. Upon reopening we invite you back for a complimentary meal on us.
Once again we apologize and hope we can make it up to you. We are reopening today 1/11//2018 for dinner !

Giacomo's South End Management

Menu for Giacomo's Southend Restaurant


fried calamari (with marinara sauce ) small 9,large 12
broccoli sauteed in garlic and oil 8
mozzarella marinara, breaded ,fried Mozzarella 6
garlic bread 4
caprese salad tomato,fresh Mozzarella ,basil,extra virgin olive oil,balsamic drizzle 9
house salad with a balsamic vinaigrette 5
caesar salad - for one 6, two 10
antipasto imported cheese,sopressatta  and roasted red peppers


Grilled Seafood

swordfish steak with fresh grilled vegetables and a side of pasta marinara 20
salmon filet with fresh grilled vegetables and a side of pasta marinara 20
tuna steak with fresh grilled vegetables and a side of pasta marinara 20

Marsalas and Parmigianas 

served with a side of pasta in a marinara sauce

veal sauteed with mushrooms and proscuitto in a Marsala wine sauce 17
chicken sauteed with mushrooms and proscuitto in a Marsala wine sauce 16
veal parmigiana breaded veal covered with Mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce 17
chicken parmigiana breaded chicken covered with Mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce 16


eggplant parmigiana with a side of pasta in marinara sauce 16
fusilli siciliana with eggplant,onions and mozzarella cheese in a plum tomato sauce16
pumpkin tortellini in a fresh sage,mascarpone cheese sauce 16


mussels or calamari 16
mussels and calamari 17
clams 17
mussels and clams 18
scallops 17
shrimp 17
shrimp and scallops 18
Frutti di Mare :shrimp,scallops,calamari,clams and mussels 21
   Above seafood served over linguine with your choice of sauce :

pesto : basil , pine-nuts ,garlic, oil and cheese
red :lobster based tomato sauce
fra diavolo : spicy lobster based tomato sauce
Giacomo : lobster based tomato sauce with a touch of bechamel cream
fracomo : a combination of our Giacomo and fra diavolo sauces
scampi : white wine,garlic and oil

House special  

Zuppa di Pesce (dinner for two)
lobster ,shrimp,scallops,calamari,clams and mussels served over linguine
$10 plate charge added for each additional person
with your choice of sauce 


swordfish and tuna in a pesto cream sauce 17
salmon and sun-dried tomatoes in a lobster based tomato cream sauce 16
chicken, peppers and onions in a tomato cream sauce 15
prosciutto and peas in a garlic cream sauce 15


shrimp, scallops and broccoli in a garlic cream sauce 17
chicken and shrimp in a pesto cream sauce 17
chicken and broccoli in a garlic cream sauce 17


lobster ravioli with diced tomatoes in a garlic cream sauce 19
butternut squash ravioli with diced asparagus in a prosciutto and mascarpone cream sauce 17


  1. Restaurant has great Italian food. Just make sure to make a reservation.

  2. This is the best place to eat anywhere in Boston by a mile. I crave the butternut squash ravioli daily. Mmm!

  3. We had a great time in the Back Bay restaurant. Delicious fresh food. Small and comfy, even though a little noisy. It was like having a huge Italian family dinner. We had a reservation which is definitely the way to go and got seated immediately. Prices very reasonable. The waiter was wonderful.

  4. It's a great place to eat, I just wish they had more than 3 entrees for vegetarians.

  5. A group of 6 of us went on a Saturday night. We loved it! The service was great, the atmosphere was superb, and the food . . . excellent. We are planning on going back this weekend!!

  6. Beware, this place is CASH ONLY and reservations are a must because it's tiny.

    But their squid ink pasta is delicious!

  7. i crave this place, obsessed with the butternut ravioli! Be sure to make a reservation but still be prepared to wait a extra 20 mins on the weekends. On the plus side they let you go to the resturante next door for a cocktail and wait while they come and get you for dinner. AMAZING!

  8. This place serves great food, in a timely manner, piping hot. Service is excellent. Haven't been to the N. End one, but the S. End one is great. Bring your family & friends for a meal that is awesome EVERY time.

  9. Do they have anything that is gluten free?

  10. Yes...the tenderloin stake is gluten free if you skip on the potato cake that comes with it or have it on the side...we have been accommodating gluten allergic customers for a while ...salmon dish is gluten free too...swordfish too...broccoli...just let your server know of your allergies and you're going to like it ...

  11. Does the restaurant in the North End offer gluten free pasta?

    1. No gluten free pasta,sorry...

    2. Any meals that can be made Gluten Free?

    3. Yes...the tuna is gluten free...any fish or seafood dish,without pasta...but make sure you bring to your server's attention your allergies!

  12. Are there any vegan options?

  13. Is the restaurant still cash only? Are reservations needed for the South End location?

  14. Yes,still cash or checks ...I would recommed calling for a table or checking with the host if you need a reservation

  15. Is there a set menu for Valentine's day?

  16. I went to this restaurant a couple weeks ago and am still craving their butternut squash ravioli. So. Delicious.

  17. Can you bring/purchase a birthday cake?

    1. We don't have birthday cakes, but usually the waiters use one of our in house desserts with a candle for a birthday presentation ...regarding bringing your own cake...there will be a $4 charge per plate...

  18. Had a great Sauvignon Blanc there, but don't remember the name. Can you list the ones you have, I will know it if I see it. Thanks.

    1. The Sauvignon Blanc that we serve in the Back Bay location is the Oyster Bay from New Zealand.

  19. Went here last night with a total of four people. We had an 8:00 pm reservation and were seated at 9:00 pm. During this hour the host allowed a pushy guest also with a party of four and an 8:30 reservation to sit before us and other guests with reservations. The pushy guest also began yelling and threatening myself and my girlfriend. He also stood aggressively close to us and I was certain he was about to hit me. until other men in the restaurant had to intervene to protect us.The host also stood by and let this occur.
    When we were finally sat the server was also extremely rude and when asked to repeat one of the specials we weren't able to hear. He replied "really you want me to say what I just said again, you must be kidding" The food was just okay and has definitely gone down in quality. After going here for years it is disappointing to see what it has turned into.. an average Italian restaurant where the staff clearly doesn't care about service or the safety of their guests. I will not be returning and will also tell my fiends, family, coworkers and clients to not go or return.

  20. ^ I can understand how the person above feels. I went there twice. The first time, I waited 15 minutes for a host and ended up leaving; if it took that long to wait for the host, how long would the wait be? The second time I went, my friend and I had dinner there. The staff was rude... The food is great, but I just wish they had service that paralleled the quality of their food... sad..

  21. Giacomo's South End needs to train better the person who answer the calls! With the hurry to do other things, the lady wasn't polite and friendly. In my order I was just trying to change the regular linguini to a fettuccine!
    Giacomo's just lost a client tonight!!

  22. Really a PITA that you can't make reservations on Open Table. Or when the restaurant isn't open... can't even leave a message and have someone call you back. I don't even like the food and the service is terrible, but others in my party have their heart set on it.

  23. Food great! Service HORRIBLE! In a place that is so small you would think the wait staff would be more attentive to move things along. Would have loved to get desert but after 45 minutes of waiting for the desert menu we decided to free up the table for other patrons. Could not even get the check after requesting several times. Ended up calculating the bill manually and leaving on the table...The only person in the entire South End restaraunt working thier tail off to keep things moving and patron happy was the Hostess! Great job to her - the rest a pity.

  24. Do they still have the braised beef ravioli in spicy plum sauce? Didn't see it on the menu.

    1. No....sorry...that might have been one of the specials or a dish in the menu before I started working there...

  25. What are the current gluten free options? Is there gf pasta and if so is it cooked in separate water than the regular pasta?

    1. Hi! gluten free pasta yet... there's other options as the fish or tenderloin or mussels...

  26. Is there a winelist online? I just realized that kind of rhymes.

    1. Not right now... sorry... maybe in the future

  27. is the menu posted the current menu with current prices? I noticed that the url address states that the menu is from 2007 (!) but that an updated menu will be displayed soon.