Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Giacomo's Ristorante in Boston's South End Is Temporarily Closed; Exact Status Unknown

by Marc Hurwitz

An outpost of an iconic Italian restaurant is closed for the time being, and it is not known if/when it might open again.

According to a Twitter post from @jenifer_jordan, Giacomo's Ristorante in the South End of Boston is shuttered, with a note out front at the Columbus Avenue dining spot saying the following:

"Due to cicumstances beyond our control Giacomo's South End will be temporarily closed! We deeply apologize for any inconvenience and hope to make it up to you in the near future. The Giacomo's South End crew wishes you a happy holiday and again apologizes for the great inconvenience."

An email from a source indicates that a new sign is now up that simply says "Giacomo's South End is temporarily closed. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience." Other sources who we have talked to do not have any further information on the closure. (We reached out to Giacomo's to find out more and are waiting to hear back.)

The North End location of Giacomo's is extremely popular with tourists and locals alike and often has long lines that extend down Hanover Street. In addition to the North End restaurant and its outlet in the South End, a third location can be found on Main Street in Melrose.

The address for Giacomo's in the South End is 431 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116.

[December 19 update: Eater Boston states that a voicemail message from the North End location mentions that the South End outlet is shut down because of an "emergency" and that it hopes to open back up in the new year.]

[December 29 update: A tweet from @bzref shows that an "Opening Soon" sign is now displayed out front at Giacomo's in the South End.]

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]