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Giacomos pizzeria & italian restaurant

Harrisburg

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Giacomos pizzeria & italian restaurant logo
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Giacomos pizzeria & italian restaurant

Harrisburg

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alice S.

4 October 2019

I don't think there is one thing on their menu that I haven't tried and it's all delicious. Service can be iffy at times but food makes up for it. I always seem to forget they are there and then so happy when I remember More...

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Ricardo R.

15 September 2019

Great restaurant, grandma pie is my favorite pizza ever, pasta and sauces are from scratch and really good

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Marisa P.

15 September 2019

I come here all the time and recommend this place to all my friends. If you are looking for great Italian food this is your place!!! Reasonably priced for the enormous portions! I had the tortellini alfredo with chicken, reminded me of my grandmother's cooking, not to mention the warm homemade bread that they bring out. Their pasta and pizza never disappoints!! And do not skip out on the Tiramisu or Spumoni!!!!!! You can easily tell the tiramisu is homemade and very delicious!! Not only is it great food, but their servers as well are all very kind and welcoming. Hands down my favorite restaurant in the University City area! More...

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Temi T.

14 September 2019

Omg omg omg, this is the best Indian food I have ever tasted since I have been eating Indian food, I dont know the name of  the non alcoholic beverage that I had, but it's a mango style drink that I had, that drink is blessed, the restaurant is a 5star presentation for me, I am definitely going back to this restaurant for sure.

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Sheryl C.

28 August 2019

This was our first time at Giacomo's and we will definitely be back.  The food portions were generous and tasty at a reasonable price.  Thank you Chris for the friendly and professional service.  Highly recommend for a great dining experience! More...

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Val J.

22 August 2019

Absolutely delicious!!! First time visit with my hubby this afternoon and definitely plan another visit! The service was very friendly and we were seated within minutes of our arrival! Our waitress was very attentive and friendly-asking if we needed anything as she made sure our beverages were filled. Working in the area off of W.T. Harris-I can't believe we didn't discover this restaurant sooner but we will be back! More...

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Tom R.

30 July 2019

I heard about this place from a friend and was in the area today so I decided to stop in for lunch. The lunch portions are excellent the prices are excellent and the chicken parmesan is excellent. The lunch menu as a large variety of items. The server I had was basically absent I seen the other server often but mine was no where in site. I even got up and paid at the counter and saw my server sitting at a table facing the other way playing with her phone she never did see me. The 5 stars are for the food only at that alone is why I will be going back,but when I do I will ask for a different person. Don't let the service of this one person keep you away the food is spectacular at a great price More...

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Sarah A.

20 July 2019

Beautiful on the inside with delicious food! The dude walking around playing the accordion was a nice touch to set the mood.

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Corey E.

6 July 2019

This is our favorite pizza place in the Charlotte area. Large slices, not greasy, and great toppings. What more could you ask for. Now, Charlotte has some great pizza spots, but little Giacomo's tops the heap. They also have the best cheese sticks. I don't know what they do, but the fry and flavor are great. I have also had their sandwiches. Once again. . . Great!  If you find yourself in the northern area of Charlotte, slide on over to this little pizzeria. More...

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Melissa O.

3 July 2019

Fantastic place! Food was delicious! Service was amazing! Great atmosphere! Owner is from Italy, so the authenticity is cool! I had a wonderful time here with my whole family More...

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Kevin S.

20 June 2019

I have tried a lot of different Italian restaurants (even high-end), and Giacomo is still the best. The menu has plenty of options, and the food is always perfect. The portions are big, and the prices are fair! Waitstaff is also very attentive and polite. My favorite dish is the chicken parmesan and their bread rolls. This is one of the most underrated restaurants in the Charlotte, and I will continue to go back. Definitely give them a try. More...

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Eric L.

20 June 2019

Very good dishes and reasonably priced!!!! Two problems are they do not have enough seating and the parking lot is a joke.

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Michael D.

17 June 2019

Absolutely fabulous food and the same to be said for the service. We was in a bit of a rush and told our waitress and she jumped right on getting our water out to us with smiles.

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Elliott R.

29 May 2019

We never go wrong with this place. I have been there three times and I have loved every entree I have selected: tortellini with pink sauce, eggplant parmesan, seafood fra diavolo. This is a mom and pa gem. When you walk in you instantly feel like you are going to be taken care of.The offer large pan dishes as well. a great size for a dinner party, family dinner or a potluck when you are not interested in cooking. Make sure you check their hours before arriving, they do take days off. The complimentary rolls are always hot with the perfect amount of crispy crust. More...

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Ram V.

23 May 2019

It's the best Italian restaurant with very sweet ppl. We were taken care by Laura, she is the best best & best!!!!!

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Solita J.

13 May 2019

If I could give 7 stars I would!! I LOVE, absolutely LOVE their pasta! I get the tortellini with chicken in pink sauce each time! The pink sauce is a must! It's not vodka sauce, it's better. Get it. You won't be disappointed. The rolls are worth the crabs and the extra cardio! They're soft and a perfect compliment to the must have pink sauce. The mild wings had a decent amount of spice, enough for me not to need to try the hot. Served with range or blue cheese, no celery...but who really enjoys celery anyway? The portion of food is insane! I was able to eat three different times from my leftovers! The staff is great, too. They know the menu, and I always get the feeling the employees enjoy working here. That makes a difference in customer service many places. More...

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Kristina B.

19 April 2019

Great food coming from Brooklyn NY I am spoiled! This place cane close to what I am used. Definitely going back! Service great too!

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Anthony B.

6 April 2019

Definitely recommend not only is the food wonderful but great customer service my clumsy brother dropped the pizza and not only did they laugh and joke around with us about it but they also replaced the pizza. I definitely will be coming back

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Willie L.

7 March 2019

Very very good pizza but it could use a little more cheese.  Used them for catering many times and they never didnt a bad job

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Robert V.

13 February 2019

Been partial to a pizza chain called Wedgewood Pizza in Youngstown, OH all my life. I searched for smaller chains when I moved here because the bigger pizza places are good but I know there had to be better out there. And then....Giacomos 14" cheese pizza took its place in my life. Quick, fresh, hot, this place is at the top of my pizza joint list. I have never waited, never had a bad experience, and they are always polite and provide GREAT customer service! The prices are incredibly reasonable as well! I would definitely recommend trying this place out whether you're near or far! It will definitely be worth your time and money! I guarantee it! More...

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Penny S.

11 February 2019

Our family used Giacomos's catering for my brother's Celebration of Life Memorial Service and the food was amazing and the prices were very reasonable. I would recommend them   for any events you may be planning. They are top notch More...

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Jennifer T.

2 February 2019

Good Italian food. The rolls and garlic knots arw homemade (highly recommend garlic knots). We got the lobster ravioli which was delicious, the house combination pizza very good (up there with NY pizza!) And the linguini with clams and white wine sauce. All very tasty. The lobster taste fresh and may be a too dish for me...the clams may be from a can (not sure) but I highly enjoyed them. The 12 inch pizza they say is a personal pizza but if you are not super hungry I think it's enough for two people especially with an appetizer... we got the 14 inch pizza for two people and did not come close to finishing it (that's a good problem). My parents come here weekly... This was me and my husbands first trip...so glad we could try it out...I appreciate that they even know my parents by face !! That's good service! I recommend! More...

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Suzanne A.

12 January 2019

If you're looking for a New York style pizza this is the place.  I grab a pie or two every Friday night on my way home from work. It's about 1/4 mile or less off the I-85 in the University area.  They have a full menu with nightly specials.  The restaurant is small so If you want to come and sit down for dinner I suggest you come early as theres always a wait on the weekend.  My favorite dish is the chicken parmigiana.  Oh and the warm bread you get when you get there are really good.  Cheers! More...

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James B.

17 November 2018

Great food and plenty of it!  We ate here while at UNCC Family Weekend.   The chicken alfredo, chicken parmigiana, lasagna, manicotti, and pizza were all delicious!  Definitely coming back!

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Ann L.

28 October 2018

Service was excellent. Decent foods. Will come back to try other dishes for sure. Outstanding rolls btw. Very fresh.

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Anthony V.

8 October 2018

My favorite pasta and pizza place in charlotte. Purely amazing. Pink baked ziti is pure fire pizza is so good. Lasagna is the best in the area.

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Megan S.

2 October 2018

His place has been around for at least 10 years and has always been a great hangout spot. The food here is great not just the pizza which is what makes this place a really awesome restaurant for a date or even just to go eat some pasta and a salad! Staff is very nice. You can tell the place is close to the owners' hearts. More...

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Michael B.

7 September 2018

Had the veal parm for lunch. Service was excellent, price was outstanding, quality was superb. I will be back. Thank you!

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Rosita D.

7 September 2018

We come here for once at least once a month. I think we really just come for the bread, it's really good bread. The service is pretty mediocre nothing to ring home about but not trouble either. The lunch prices are reasonable and the food is good. The pizza is probably the best thing I have had here. Then I would say the lasagna, which is a very huge portion so you will have dinner as well. The tortellini paste is good I got both mushrooms and chicken but I think I could have went without the chicken, it was kind of dry. This is definitely a great Italian little spot that's not too pricey and you get your monies worth. More...

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Johnny L.

29 August 2018

Pizza is mediocre for me since I'm from NYC,  I can be picky. But the fried calamari and their subs are really good.

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Lara W.

10 August 2018

Bread is so goodSalad is so good. I love the Italian dressing. Spaghetti I don't know.

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David G.

7 August 2018

Amazing spot for friends to relax and come have a wholesome meal. Amazing food in general, friendly staff and more than fair prices for a good amount of food. One of my favorite places to eat!

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Tracy L.

4 August 2018

We went here for dinner the other night. They have a nice outside area as well as a table area inside. They seem to do a lot of to go orders as they were busy the entire time we had dinner. I tried the pizza and it was very good and others in my group had pasta and said the same. The service was excellent and we enjoyed our visit. Look forward to going back! More...

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Emma S.

4 August 2018

My first night living in Charlotte, and I was craving pizza! My husband found Giacomo's using google. The establishment is small, but don't let that push you away. The environment looked clean, and the staff was very nice! We ordered pizza (made our own) and absolutely loved it!! It was cheesy, great sauce, and I loved the crust (so important to me). I was excited to find a great pizza spot on our first night. We will definitely be back, and next time we are going to try some pasta and garlic knots! More...

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Tonia L.

2 August 2018

Great place to eat and to get egg plant Parmesan and baked ziti is the best I've had in Charlotte that always come here service is fast and the staff is always young and fun to talk too

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Hema S.

27 July 2018

Great food.  Nick was great.  His wine suggestions was really good. I always love to come here.

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Bradley S.

25 July 2018

Seriously good pizza! The crust was perfect! Chocolate cake and spumoni for dessert was very good too!

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Maribeth F.

20 July 2018

What a hidden gem! This definitely has a hometown feel entering this restaurant. We were seated quickly and had our drinks fast. We ordered a specialty pizza on the menu with pepperonis and another topping I forget. The pizza had great flavors and was huge. I think the only downfall was once we got our pizza, we felt forgotten about. It took awhile to get any refills or our check. The pizza was slightly soggy in the center, too. The crusted parts were the best! More...

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Kari B.

7 July 2018

Ok so this place is incredible. They give you so much food. You know the food will be good when you pull it out of the bag and it's dripping! My boyfriend had the shrimp scampi pasta and it was AMAZING. I had the scallop and shrimp Alfredo. They forgot the scallops so I'm not sure how they taste but my pasta wasSuper creamy and delicious. I like a strong garlic taste on my pasta and they lacked the garlic in the pasta. They give you bread with it ... like a loaf!! Not an actual loaf but it seems like that much. I'll be back. More...

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Mark S.

26 June 2018

This place is fantastic. The quality of the food is equal to or greater than Italian restaurants with a much more expensive menu. Italian sausage was perfect, sauce was smooth and fresh. I had stuffed shells (spinach and mushroom stuffed) not on the menu. You will not be disappointed. Server was AJ. Ask for him! More...

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Alyssa P.

16 May 2018

This is the best Italian place ever! I never order red sauce anywhere because it's never as good as my mamas (who is Italian) but today for some reason I decided to, and it was amazing!! I had the baked manicotti and my husband had ravioli. The garlic knots are to die for and the service was amazing! I can't say enough good things about this place! I wish we lived locally just so I could eat here all the time!! So amazing More...

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Myesha P.

7 May 2018

Food was very good and well seasoned. I'm originally from New Jersey so it is hard to find Italian restaurants here that have good food and a great selection.

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NaTara G.

7 May 2018

Nice restaurant with the very best garlic knots you will ever find. Also love their cannolis!

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Amanda T.

5 April 2018

My boyfriend and I just moved from New York and have been looking for a quality Italian joint to give us a taste of home. We ordered a Sicilian pie and the ziti with pink cream sauce (very similar to vodka sauce but just not as "punchy") and both were DELICIOUS! We would absolutely order from Giacomo's again. The only thing I was a little sad about was that the ziti dish was supposed to come with a salad which I confirmed with the woman who took my pickup order over the phone but when I got home, it wasn't in the bag. I should've check but no big deal! More...

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Nicole R.

18 March 2018

My husband and I ate dinner here on a whim before a movie. We had the knots, both had the chicken parm with pasta, tiramisu and a cannoli. The food was delicious. It's our "thing" to try knots at pizza places and these were some of the best ones we've ever had. Our server was great and apparently the owners son but his recommendation on chicken parm was spot on. We've already decided we are ordering their pizza to try Friday night for dinner. Along with an order of the knots of course! More...

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Gabrielle W.

18 February 2018

This is a true local spot. It's hidden in a shopping center and without a local or Yelp we would never have known about this one. The waiter  was extremely friendly and the food is all prepared fresh there "other than the pasta noodles" ni. We tried Lasagna and Chicken Frances. Both were extremely nice portions for the price and very filling- expect to need a to go box.We didn't get a chance to try the NY pizza but I will when I return. My pictures didn't turn out well so try it out for yourself. More...

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Danielle E.

22 January 2018

Hidden Gem!I was really surprised by the quality and size of their plates. Went here for dinner on a friday night. No wait, though we were seated in a booth by the entry. The snowstorm just passed a few days ago, but the air was still frigid. Hostess tried to seat us more inside, but everyone was crammed there already. props for trying!  Coming from NY, i'm really surprised how not many or any places in Charlotte have vestibules for temperature control. Perhaps it's due to climate change (YES, IT'S REAL) that Charlotte has experienced this type of weather, but wouldn't businesses want to save money on air-conditioning when patrons open the doors constantly? Just a thought and my only criticism of this place - even a temporary plastic vestibule would due the trick!Now for the main part: FOOOOOOOOOOOD:As appetizers, we had the garlic knots and the fried calamari. WINNERS!Those garlic knots are huge. We got the small order - 6 pieces. We were only 2 people and could barely finish 2 . Mainly because we got a huge plate of fried calamari. They serve them WITH the tentacles. Yum! Main course: I had the veil parmesan with the spaghetti. WOW. Two veil cutlets. HUGE ones. I could barely eat 1 and slightly touched the spaghetti. Tasted fresh and the marinara sauce tastes homestyle. Spaghetti was aldente. Not too soft, not too hard. The BF had the mushroom ravioli. His plate was piping hot, the ravioli were good - they give you lots! The mushrooms were a good touch, not too overwhelming. Staff was attentive and friendly. Our server had lots of suggestions and was super sweet.We will definitely come back here. More...

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Lauren L.

18 January 2018

This is the most amazing Italian place in Charlotte. Such LARGE portions. DELICIOUS garlic knots. GREAT prices. Also offer a student discount. I always make the drive to university just to get good italian. More...

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Tiffany C.

29 December 2017

I've had friends telling me to try this place for a while so my friend and I stopped in for lunch after having a bad experience at another Italian restaurant in the area. The lady that seated us was very sweet and our server Chad (I think, can't remember !!) was super friendly, kind, and attentive. The bread came out super warm and was very delicious and both of our pasta entrees were excellent. For $15 before the tip, you can't beat this. Definitely will be back! More...

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Amanda H.

14 December 2017

My dad and I always go here and have been going here since it first opened. They have amazing service and I always feel very welcomed when I sit down to eat. Their pizza is very delicious. The pasta is one of my favorite things there. Also, the bread is to DIE FOR. It is all freshly baked and cooked per order. The prices are very reasonable and you get  large portions. I definitely recommend if you want good and authentic Italian food! More...

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Scott S.

25 November 2017

Giacommo's is the best bang for your buck Italian restaurant in North/South Carolina. My wife and I went there and got: Chicken Parm, Ravioli in a cream sauce, and garlic knots. Our bill was twenty dollars for Italian. You can't beat that.Their garlic knots are huge and filling. The marinara is house made and chunky. It's a little sweet, but delicious. Their garlic knots have butter and actual chunks of minced garlic.The chicken parm is legit. It was 7.75 and it was actually better than some chicken parms I've had at the North End in Boston. The North End would easily charge $18 -$24 dollars for the same dish. The chicken is fresh and flat. It has a little crunch and is mosit. What else can you say?Giacommo's is a total recommend. It's fresh Italian food without the price tag of most places. Also, it's obviously delicious!P.S. - The pizza is pretty good too. More...

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Kim B.

20 October 2017

What a wonderful place to eat. We enjoyed everything our party got to eat. The garlic cheese bread was so amazing we ordered another one. We found this restaurant using the Yelp app and very glad we decided to try. Worth coming back to. More...

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April N.

15 September 2017

This is the most solid Italian place you're going to get for a value. $8 got me a lunch that I couldn't possibly finish in one sitting and two rolls. It's like they know that you're gonna want to break that up into two meals. My work mates all ordered different dishes with me; varying pastas and some pizza and we're all stuffed and happy on this Friday. Friendly staff. The entire place smelled like fresh garlic and sauce. If you're in the area, you want a great, fresh meal for a great price, go here. This is a little hidden gem in the UNCC area. Will go back. Will be trying most everything on their menu (which is a LOT). More...

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Sydney J.

14 September 2017

Will go back! We ordered off the dinner menu. I had spinach manicotti, one had baked ziti, and the other had the special shells of the night. All came with salads that were really fresh. We also were given fresh bread, which was heavenly. I can't wait to go back and try their chicken alfredo pizza which is what everyone else seemed to be ordering!!I completely forgot to take pictures of my food because I was shoveling it into my mouth. Oops. More...

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Crystal S.

9 September 2017

Lasagna is very good. Pizza is decent, but the lasagna...very yummy. Their sauce has a slight sweetness to it so it just goes well with baked pasta dishes.

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Alivia B.

31 May 2017

The pizza and garlic knots were to die for from my experience of two years in working in family owned pizzerias. Anyways, we have ordered multiple large pies from here with various toppings and we have not been disappointed with what we have received. Toppings are fresh, and well cooked into the cheese, not still half way raw or cold....actually baked into the ooey gooey cheese and oh so delicious. Very reasonably price for good, as close as it gets authentic NY pizza. Also, definitely order the cannoli! More...

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D Q.

21 April 2017

Great food. Restaurant furnature, utensils, and pizza table racks were a little out dated. Servers weren't really up on their training, but the food made up for all that. Def good eats.

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Scott

26 March 2017

This is definitely one of the best Italian restaurants in Charlotte. The garlic knots are huge and really good. The rolls are excellent. The chicken parmesan is one of the best in town. The manicotti was excellent. The lasagna is also really good. The baked ziti with eggplant is excellent. The french fries were cooked perfectly that came with the chicken parmesan hero. The portions are large and a very good value. The service was excellent. This is a small store front restaurant but don't be decieved by that. Highly recommended. More...

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Bruce K.

25 March 2017

Ordered ahead with their app and it was ready shortly after I arrived. Well packed, it stayed quite warm for the remainder of my drive.For main course, we had an order of the fettuccine with scallops and shrimp. A large portion, very creamy alfredo sauce and a few good-sized shrimps in there. Excellent flavor and more than enough for two. The pasta was especially fresh and tasted handmade.I also decided to get a meatball sub because meatballs. Tasty fresh roll with big meatballs and lots of red sauce. Good stuff, but next time, I would add cheese.One other thing to add was that the salad on the side was mostly meh but I will say that the cucumber in there was super crisp. Nice! More...

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Nadirah B.

8 March 2017

Omg - I've been looking for great Italian in Charlotte for nine years...finally, I've found it!!! Great, fast, dine-in service.  Hot fresh bread, perfectly fried and seasoned calamari, hearty lasagna, and fresh seafood alfredo.  Fair prices, a great variety on the menu, and generous portions.  This place is a gem...I have zero complaints.  I can't wait to go back for my next meal!  I hope they never change a thing. More...

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Brenda F.

1 February 2017

This was my husband and myself first time eating here and the shrimp and chicken alfredo was really good. Our waitress was really nice and the restaurant was nice and clean.The only thing that I wasn't satisfied with is that our waitress told me that the chicken that will be in my alfredo would be a chicken breast and when I got my dish there was little pieces of thin slices of chicken and it was very little of it. It wasn't worth the extra charge BUT everything was really great. We will eat there again. More...

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Faith C.

18 December 2016

I LOVE this place! The staff is amazing and the food is even better (lol). I've gotten so many to go orders from here, and every time they give me my UNCC discount and are so nice. It's always hot and ready too! I've come here for lunch several times w my boyfriend and we love it. The waiters are awesome and it's the perfect lunch spot. More...

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Brittanie H.

2 December 2016

The best New York style pizza I've had in the University area thus far.  They are a super popular spot. There are always a ton of people here, especially on the weekends. I'm picky yet basic when it comes to my pizzas. I always opt for the pepperoni and sliced Italian sausage. The difference between Giacomo's and other places lies in the execution. The pepperoni and sausage are always sliced perfectly. Never too thick or too thin. The sauce is delicious but never overpowering or in excess. The amount of cheese is just right. The pie is always piping hot and made to order from start to finish which takes an extra minute or two but so worth it. I've never eaten in because their seating is a bit limited but that's never been my plan anyway. Their slices make great next day leftovers and hold up to freezer storage well. I just put them in the toaster oven and they are as good as the day they were initially baked. Great place. More...

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Morgan T.

22 November 2016

I'm just visiting in Charlotte and this place was awesome. The chicken alfredo pizza is fantastic. I usually eat ranch with pizza but I'm glad I didn't, it would have taken away from the flavor. Small place but no wait. Relatively fast and friendly service. Prices aren't outrageous either. More...

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Abby L.

10 November 2016

I came here for a weekday lunch party with my job.  We were greeted at the door and there was no wait to be seated.  The server was very prompt with getting orders and bringing out food.The bread that came out to the table first was so good.  It tasted very fresh and was still warm.  I ordered the eggplant parmesan and it was delicious.  The marinara sauce is made in house and you  could definitely tell.  The flavor was amazing.  My co workers got the chicken masala and thought it was good, but noted the sauce was not as thick as they may have liked.  Overall a tasty, quick place to have lunch.  The portion sizes are huge, so you can have dinner also! More...

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Na S.

26 October 2016

Ordered a pizza- being from NY, there is a high standard to meet. Pizza crust was crunchy and held up well to the fold.Sauce had a decent flavor- needed salt or something.Pizza was better than other places we have tried in Charlotte.Ordered calamari- it was tasty. There's not many foods that are deep fried that do not taste good.Ordered pesto sauce- the only thing we didn't like, and could not eat. We left the entire bowl there (which we were still charged for).The pesto sauce is not classic pesto. You know, basil, pine nuts, olive oil. They added cream or alfredo sauce to it. I have never had alfredo based pesto. They need to let customers know that their pesto is different than the standard.Our server was Brooke. She was nice. More...

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Austin M.

7 October 2016

Giacommos has the best NY style pizza in charlotte. Great prices, insanely good pies. Order fresh pie vs individual slice. Crust and sauce are amazing.

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Amy A.

10 September 2016

The food was extremely good and came very quickly. My husband really liked the lasagne and my chicken parmesean was delicious! The thing I liked best is that the food wasn't overpowered by garlic. I like some, but not a huge garlic taste.The house salad that came with my husband's meal was kinda plain. It was basically the lettuce mixture that comes in a bag with a 1/4 of a tomato wedge and 1 slice of cucumber  (this small salad) bit it was still good.The bread is a very good crusty roll. We had enough food that there was plenty to take home for a snack later.I recommend this resturant More...

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Will M.

17 August 2016

I'm never eating at a chain pizza place ever again. The red sauce for the garlic knots was great, and my pizza is so good! I'm still here and I'm writing this. Wow More...

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Lucky S.

16 July 2016

Great every time. When you hear Italian being spoken in the kitchen you know it's going to be good. I've been here a bunch and have never been disappointed.

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Keith C.

29 June 2016

Delicious! The prices were fair, the server was great, the location is acceptable.

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Heather H.

10 June 2016

We came to town for vacation and found this spot using yelp. It was amazing!!! Delicious, reasonably priced and we had enough leftovers for another meal. (And the leftovers were even amazing!) If we are ever in this area again we will be back. Awesome awesome!!!! More...

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Noor S.

8 June 2016

White pizza, chicken permesan and garlic knots are to die for! The staff and hostess are great! The owners really work hard to serve the best food. I haven't tried anything else but my family has and they love it! Hands-down one of my favorite places to eat at when I go home for a visit :) Keep doing what you're doing! More...

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Kels G.

13 May 2016

As far as Charlotte pizza goes, this is one of the better ones. Big slices, not too greasy, the right amount of sauce, yummy crust, and lots of pepperoni! I'm hardly ever impressed with the local pizza, but this is really good! Very affordable as well, you don't get charged an arm and a leg. Service is always friendly and helpful. I've tried the knots and wings as well. The knots are good but greasy sometimes. The wings are okay, cooked well, but the hot isn't that hot and I like my wings HOT. I'm really picky about wings so I'm not complaining really. Decent place! I'll definitely come for a slice of pie anytime. More...

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Steve B.

12 May 2016

We were looking for a place to celebrate my Birthday, and got real lucky. I had mentioned wanting to go to an Italian place that reminded me of the delicious food I ate growing up in New York. After passing the restaurant, I took a quick look at Yelp, and figured we would would give it a try. Since that first visit, we have been back quite a number of times. In fact, each time we have been there, we have been served by the same person. Juan greets us with a smile, and starts us out with our usual drinks.For appetizers, the garlic knots have been the only thing I have tried. They always come out hot and fresh.The chicken parmigiana plate is my go to. It is always delicious! The portion size is big, and I get it with a side of spaghetti (salad is offered as an alternative to the pasta). Staff is always great, lots of smiles. More...

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Craig Y.

19 April 2016

I've tried almost everything on the menu and have been impressed every time. This place is amazing! Best Italian food in Charlotte!

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Meredith S.

3 April 2016

Really small place, so I imagine it can get really busy on the weekends. We came in for an early dinner on a Saturday and we were seated right away (but in the last available table).  Service was fast and friendly. I started with the caprese, because that's what I do. Good size and came with a balsamic dressing (not the traditional oil and balsamic vinegar) but was still good. I wasn't a fan of the mozzarella though. Almost too dry, like it wasn't fresh, but instead came from a package. That wasn't a good sign. But then out came the garlic knots. These, my friends, are not like garlic knots I've ever had - they are huge, like the size of your fist!  I'm glad we only ordered the 6 piece. They were soft and seasoned well. The kid had the spaghetti and meat sauce off the kids menu. He loved it and said it had the perfect amount of sauce (not swimming in sauce like some places make it). The sauce had plenty of meat as well. We ordered an extra cheese pizza and it was phenomenal!  We're always in search of the perfect NY style pizza, and this was the best one we've had in a long time!  It was dripping in cheese with the perfect amount of flavorful sauce, and yet the crust was not soggy at all!  If this place was in our neighborhood, it would definitely be our go to pizza place!  We'll most certainly return when we're in the Charlotte/Concord area again. More...

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Erika G.

29 March 2016

I called on Sunday (closed on Easter), stopped by on Monday (closed on Mondays), however three times was a charm today!  I was able to customize a dish with a combination of Ziti with chicken and creamy pink sauce which came with a salad.  The bread came out piping hot the way it should be.  The baked Ziti was so incredible I had to ask the waiter to hurry and bring the "to go" box to save me from myself!  My waiter was chill but attentive at the same time.  The rest of the staff was awesome tonight making the evening just great at Giacomo's!Oh and I love the music selections.  My SoundHound app picked up "Mamma" [Live from the Detroit Opera House] by IL Volo. More...

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Andrew P.

19 February 2016

These guys saved me! I was in Charlotte for work looking for a local pizza place at 10pm. Yelp had a place nearby open till 11 with online ordering. I ordered. Went to pick it up and found out they closed at 10 and their hours were wrong. Pretty much devastating when you're tired and starving. At that point it was 10:48. I called here and they were thrilled to take my order even though they closed at 11. So many thanks. The pizza was solid I just got cheese. The sauce and crust were exactly what they should be. The garlic knots are MASSIVE and excellent. I was also a big fan of their marinara; simple, thin, good flavor! More...

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Shani S.

10 February 2016

My first time here was about a week ago, I only tried their pizza and it was delicious. It's almost like I can taste the love that was put into the pizza. I will definitely be ordering from here again and plan to order many more things on their menu. More...

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Amanda G.

11 January 2016

I really enjoy Giacomo's food! I work very close to here so it's a nice place to go during my break. It's a nice sit-down place, but it looks like a lot of people do take-out as well. We got the calamari which was amazing - not too chewy, not too salty, just the right amount of crunch and awesome. We also got an 18" (large) pepperoni and fresh tomato pizza, which is huge! But we like to save the extras for leftovers! My main complaint is that the toppings are pretty expensive. $2+ for tomatoes?! At least it was a good pizza and it tasted just as good the next day. Sometimes the service can be a bit slow, but all of the workers are really nice. More...

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Lisa B.

8 January 2016

Found this place by means of Yelp, while traveling. SO much food! I would have taken some home, but I was traveling; it was too good to leave, though--I ate it all! The veal piccata was very tender & fresh, with a light lemon sauce. Very reasonably priced. More...

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Gabrielle W.

6 January 2016

Absolutely love this place!!Really small, cute Italian place with DELICIOUS food! My boyfriend and I come here often. I've tried many entrees but my go to is the cheese ravioli in pink cream sauce!Tip: the lunch prices are about half of the dinner prices and you get the same portions. Just FYI. Try it! Lunch or dinner. More...

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Sasha R.

3 January 2016

Updating to 4 stars due to consistency in food freshness and quality, even if it is a little heavy. Sometimes you just need a giant plate of cheese, and when you do, head to Giacomo's. Their alfredo sauce is made to order, every time. And it's really tasty, especially with a little bit of salt-and-pepper added.  The garlic and cheese bread appetizer as well as most of the hot sandwiches have an overload of garlic, but in the best way possible.  The eggplant parmesan sub, add grilled onions and light on cheese (which is still a ton), is really amazing.For a healthier option, try the antipasto salad. It's a steal with a lot of food for under seven dollars.Service is always friendly and good. I love that this place has an authentic small mom-and-pop feel. More...

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Melissa B.

3 January 2016

Best pizza/italian food from a small place I've had since moving here from NY. Will be coming back. Not the best service but it's mostly college kids so you get what you expect. But the quality of the food makes up for it. More...

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Elisabeth B.

24 November 2015

It's tough to find yummy Italian food in Charlotte. They have awesome old school pizza ovens and their pizza is addictive. Their service is amazing and I love that their hot pastas come with salads. Their greek salad is one of my favorites- large enough for two meals.Don't miss their homemade dressing. I've heard there are awesome lunch specials so I would check those out plus their discounts for UNCC students. If you are in the University area you know that top notch dining options can be (ahem) challenging and Giacomo's is consistent and high quality stuff made with good old fashioned love. More...

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Andrea L.

1 November 2015

Best pizza in Charlotte!! Try the garlic knots, they are awesome!! The wings are really good also.

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Gina M.

21 October 2015

Being Italian it is very hard to find good Italian in North Carolina but this place is definitely delicious!! Had pizza, calzone, and plenty pasta dishes that were equally amazing! Small atmosphere Reminds me of my favorite spot back home! Love the cozy feel and friendly staff! More...

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Dennise W.

18 October 2015

First time visit.  Had the trio .  Was good lots of cheese !  Came with fresh salad and housemade rolls.  Portion was generous.  There was a lot of people picking up takeout.  Popular place.  Nice service..  The menu had quite of few things to choose from and great pricing too.  This will be our favorite place to go for Italian now ! More...

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Sarah T.

16 October 2015

Best chicken parm, fried cheese, Caesar salad, and calamari EVER. This place is the real deal

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Fast F.

13 October 2015

I was here today and this place is good. When it comes right down to it, it's a dressed up pizza place. The owner is super nice and straight off the boat from Italy. I read reviews about "in the mood for NY Style" pizza which didn't see billed anywhere on any signs or the menu. What I read was pizza. I was a little miffed reading it. Isn't NY Style just really a bunch of Italian immigrants who landed in NY and made pizza, so I don't know what these people were talking about anyway because the owner (Sal) grew up in Naples. I had the pizza and it was good. Not greasy cheap cheese cardboard pizza, but thin crusted pizzas just like the Italians in Boston's North End where I spent my childhood. So maybe I'm bias to real Italians making real pizza. It was loaded with pepperoni and they were flavorful. The sauce was on the sweet side and the pieces slices were good size. They cost a whole 1.95 well worth the money. My family had several of the other dishes and they were good also with a variety of sauce. Most places use the same style sauce in every dish but these were seasoned according the billing of the sauce. I read in another review that they use all frozen stuff which I can believe as do most all smaller everyday restaurants and all chains. This isn't fine dining. I rated it very good as a place and gave it the extra to excellent to counter act the poor from the no taste bud and disgruntle ex-employee reviews!tripadvisor.com/ShowUser… More...

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George G.

3 October 2015

This is my wife's and I favorite restaurant by far. The food is authentic Italian and is great. The service is fantastic and the interaction with them is more than friendly. They walk around the restaurant and make sure the food is good. Aj is our favorite server and takes time to say hi when he sees us. I highly recommend this restaurant. More...

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R K.

19 September 2015

The best in the area! The pizza is great, but the chicken parm is absolutely amazing. Student discounts are available with a current school ID.

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Lilly W.

7 August 2015

First timer. The restaurant is a small restaurant filled with workers who had big smiles. We were immediately greeted when we walked in, and the hostess/waitress sat us within a minute.The menu is very overwhelming because it is 3 LONG pages of food with prices. They had 3 Thursday specials on a chalkboard in front of the hostess area. Since the menu was so overwhelming and the specials seemed like a good price, I ordered the Italian Trio. The Italian Trio consists portions of chicken parmesan, lasagna, and baked manicotti. The special also comes with lovely sized salad and two rolls of ciabatta bread.All of that for $11.95! I also ordered a fried cheese appetizer (4 cheese sticks), which was $6.25.After about a 5-10 minute wait, the salad and bread came out. The rolls were steaming hot and the salad (Caesar dressing) tasted fresh! Our fried cheese appetizer also arrived. Holy moly...those cheese sticks were delicious. The marinara sauce that came with it tasted amazing. I'm assuming it is homemade. Finally, the Italian Trio came out. First thought? That is a lot of cheese. That is way too much for me. I'm already full from my salad and bread. The baked manicotti was the best part of the dish. The chicken parm comes in 2nd place and the lasagna came in 3rd (however, I'm not a lasagna person).Food was amazing. Service was excellent. Sandra was very kind & answered all my questions. She was very sweet. I will definitely come back again if I'm ever in the area.I was with a friend and our total bill was $32.26 (2x Italian Trio & 1 order fried cheese). Definitely worth it! More...

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Meleah S.

23 July 2015

All five of my stars are based on PIZZA. A group of us tried the wings once and I wasn't a fan. We also had the fried mozzarella and it was good but served in a few large pieces (which makes it kinda hard for sharing). But forget all that....I'm here to talk about pizza.The pizza is so good! It is flavorful and a perfect NY pizza. Despite a recent move, we still drive across town once a month to get pizza from Giacomo's because no where else compares for us. The employees are always super friendly and welcoming. We normally do take out so I can't really speak to the dining in experience, but everyone seems very nice. I definitely recommend this place! More...

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Dave M.

22 July 2015

Got there about 920pm and they close at 10.  They didn't seem put out at all. Service was good but the food was great. Portions are huge and taste very good. I had the chicken parm and it was on the mark! Would 100% recommend this place to anyone wanting Italian food! More...

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Erin Johnson

24 June 2015

This place is great. My boyfriend and I have gone here with friends a couple of times. The garlic knots are very good and my boyfriend loves the marinara sauce that comes with them. I have gotten the bakes ziti and it is fantastic. The portions are large so we always have leftovers. I would much rather go here than Olive Garden. Better food, better prices, and no waiting forever to get seated. More...

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Jim M.

20 June 2015

You can tell from my reviews that when I find a place I like, I return. Boring? Maybe, but you can also depend on my reviews over time.This is a neighborhood place where no one is a stranger! Just 12-15 minutes from the busy and overcrowded Concord Mills area is Giacomo's. Here you will find friendly service, quality food, and a little slice of home. We were so far from home without a sense of where to go, YELP! We called at 7:15 on a Saturday night in June. The young lady who answered was not only polite, she offered to take a reservation for a party of six. When we arrived our table was ready and the service was so nice. A respite from the Concord Mills "mall experience"! My sister and niece had driven up from Columbia, SC to meet us on our visit to Charlotte. We had garlic rolls, salads and entrees for six. The bill was only $74!!!! The food was fresh, made to order, and HUGE portions. Might suggest splitting entrees for mid sized appetites. We met the owner, Salvatore, and the hostess from Chicago was delightful. When we come back this will be "our" place from now on..... More...

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Jillian H.

14 June 2015

This is a great, go-to place for amazing Italian food at a great price. I've been here many times and the food has always been on point. The menu is huge and has a good variety of authentic Italian food. I usually go for either the baked manicotti with spinach or baked ziti with ricotta. And the desserts a great too; I would definitely recommend the cannolis.The decor is minimal but it works for the restaurant. It gives it a nice, laid back feeling. You'll regularly see the owner or is wife working in the restuarant. It's great to know that the owners are involved and care about their place. I love this restaurant and will be back many times in the future! More...

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lisa s.

7 June 2015

Love this place so much! We always cater from here when we have company or if we have a family birthday meal. For a very reasonable price you get delicious garlic knots,like a huge trey of them, and a huge salad as well as a huge trey of the entree of your choice. I've never been anything but happy with all of the food and the service is excellent when you dine in. It's our favorite authentic Italian restaurant in Charlotte! More...

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Rosalind T.

2 June 2015

Great family restaurant everything ordered here is good,  place is kinda small and busy on Fri & Sat the most not open mondays

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Rebecca T.

1 June 2015

Came here for a slightly early dinner on Saturday night while in the area for a convention. Hubby and I were in the mood for non-chain food. This place did not disappoint! Hubby got the special, which was manicotti, lasagna, and chicken Parmesan all on one large plate. He ate most of it and then sat there grinning and complaining that he was too full, but it was worth it.I had the chicken Parmesan with spaghetti. The chef was kind enough to put the sauce in a separate bowl for me since tomatoes are a migraine trigger for me. The chicken was nice and thin, well flavored, not dry, and not salty. It was good!We also had a chocolate cake for dessert. It was okay. The fudge frosting and chocolate moose layers were good, but the cake parts were a bit dry. (We still ate most of it)Our server was friendly and attentive. Service was fast. One odd note: the check was handwritten. That's fine if it works, but a bit odd, even for a small business in this day and age.I would go back here when we are in town next and recommend this place to anyone who asks! More...

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Robert S.

29 May 2015

it's a cute little pizzeria that serves decent food at good prices. I honestly have never gotten so much pasta for the price from any other restaurant which is a really good positive of the place. it gets crowded sometimes in the parking isn't that great but the food is good and they don't deliver. if they delivered it I would give it five stars but they don't. More...

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Katie N.

6 March 2015

Awesome, authentic Italian with massive servings and good service.Take out or dine in are both safe bets.

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Trice B.

8 February 2015

There is limited seating here, but I find that all seats filled plus more people waiting to eat is a great sign. A friend and I stopped by spur of the moment on a Saturday evening to enjoy some pizza. Normally I wouldn't have chosen this place, but a fellow NYer I ran into months ago said she only gets pizza from here so I made a mental note.We ordered a pizza with extra cheese and the shrimp and scallop alfredo pasta. My friend was shocked by the big portion. We knew beforehand we would split it, but it was a nice amount. If you try to split alfredo from chain restaurants between two adults, someone will be left hungry. The alfredo ingredients were fresh, and it was absolutely delicious. The pizza was very good, pretty close to home except that the crust was a wee bit too hard for my liking. I still ate as much as I could without dwelling on that fact.The hostess and servers were friendly and efficient. I will most certainly return. More...

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Michael O.

7 February 2015

Stopped with my son who is a student at UNCC...he said they had great pizza.  Have to say he was not entirely correct....they have great pizza, subs, salads....nice spot, tight on seating as it is a popular place so be patient.  Friendly staff and ownership.  Fresh bread subs that they toast, enjoyed a sausage parm sub and my son ordered a pizza.  Both very good and came out pretty quickly considering a whole sub.  Will go back again! More...

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Sasha L.

15 January 2015

Absolutely the best authentic italian homey restaurant in all of Charlotte. The staff is so friendly and truly make you feel at home. The food is delicious, affordable, and the portions are huge. love love love!!! More...

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Kaitiedodson

23 October 2014

Great Food & Atmosphere. We always bring our visiting family members and friends here! It's awesome food, service and atmosphere. Its kid friendly but would also be a good place to go for date night. We've tried everything from their pasta to their cannolis. Definitely one of our favorite spots! More...

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Judy M.

1 October 2014

I ordered take out tonight and was so happy....this food was delicious!  The servings were huge and the quality of the food was great.  I ordered the eggplant parmesan and it tasted homemade and there was a perfect amount of cheese.  The ziti with pink sauce was oh so creamy.  The garlic knots...wow.  So very tasty.  And the zeppole were light, sweet, and addictive.  I can't wait to go back and dine at the restaurant - if my experience meets my expectations, they will definitely get a 5! More...

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Sydney H.

29 September 2014

I've posted this on their Facebook page and i'll post it here. The Grandma's pie is jesus in pizza form...The grandma's pie is one of a kind and the best pizza in the entire city. I am a huge pizza fan and no where compares. Every time we go, we say we will try something different but always end up with the grandma's pie. too good not too. The staff is great. I wouldn't consider it fast food by any means but It does have a romantic and family friendly feel to it. More...

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William S.

11 September 2014

Excellent pasta dishes, pizza, daily specials.  We eat here once a week.  The staff are exceptionally friendly.It is not a big restaurant not for large parties (6 or less).They cater to offices, and events.

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Tiffany F.

5 September 2014

I work nearby so we eat at Giacomo's frequently. It is one of the best Italian restaurants that I have been to. From the Chicken Fettuccini alfredo to the HUGE individual slices of pizza, everything I have had from there is amazing! The staff is always so friendly. Highly recommend!! More...

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Michael C.

26 August 2014

I'm a fan.  I recently started working in the area and frequent this establishment for lunch.  I normally get a couple of slices and a coke, but occasionally opt for one of their meals.  The pizza is great.  The crust isn't bland, and it's nice and thin.  I usually ask them to make mine well done, and they do.The only thing keeping me from giving them that 5th star is the mushrooms.  They used canned shrooms and advertise it as so in the menu.  Let me tell you, fresh mushrooms would just set off some of their dishes.  I don't mind the canned kind, but I personally prefer fresh.With that being said, the staff has always been wonderful, the service has never been bad, and the prices are AMAZING!  I definitely recommend anyone looking for a great little pizza joint that has a nice, relaxing atmosphere. More...

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Blaine T.

18 July 2014

GREAT affordable Italian food. I eat here almost once a week. And the portions are usally enough for two meals! Carry out is always ready when I arrive. Very small dine in seating area.

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Mark T.

15 July 2014

As a New Yorker I'm am particular about my pizza. But this is pretty close. The people are friendly the service is good. Great food the chicken Parm is one of my favorite I recommend you try it... More...

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Nick C.

25 June 2014

Fantastic service an the food was amazing couldn't get desert because we have food going home but will return to try their tiramisu I highly recommend this place

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Arun S.

30 May 2014

Very nice place and probably the best example of a neighborhood mom and pop Italian jointFriendly staff, low prices, good food and amazing portions

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Rosie O.

24 May 2014

Hands down the best Italian food south of Jersey! Authentic, delicious, and generous portions! They have a great selection and prices for every budget! They even offer catering! Check them out for your next date night! They are closed on Mondays. More...

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Holly S.

8 May 2014

Came to Charlotte for my cousin's graduation from UNC and Giacomo's is one of her favorite places to eat so we decided to go there. Food and service were excellent! My Mom and I split a cheesesteak and fries, Gram had a bowl of minestrone and a slice of pizza, my cousin had chicken tortellini alfredo and her boyfriend had a spinach roll. Of course we all tasted and shared, everything was delish! Would definitely go again if I'm in the area!! More...

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Edward F.

3 May 2014

Driven by this place a thousand times and brought the family tonight for the first time. The staff is very friendly and very accomdating. Food is good (not a fan of the bread), had white pizza, chicken parm and Buffalo wings which were spicy for mild.All in all a good spot and we will be back. More...

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Matthew K.

5 April 2014

This was a pleasant surprise.  We were visiting a UNC Charlotte Open House and afterwards stopped in here for a quick lunch, mostly because we happened to notice it on the drive in.Very happy we made that choice. The food was much better than the decor foreshadowed. The portions were large enough that my wife's chicken cacciatore was also her dinner when we got home (and almost more than she needed for that as well).Wait staff was friendly to the point of having a nice conversation with us about the area and the students who come in from UNCC while our food was being prepared. More...

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Bev L.

26 March 2014

Authentic Italian small restaurant - nice marinara sauce - ordered bruschetta, manicotti with ricotta and spinach, stuffed shells - all very tasty! Server was pleasant and quick - would recommend to anyone in the area. Italian music added a feeling of being there! More...

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Katie H.

23 March 2014

We had a takeout order that wasn't ours. Realized it when we got home. They fixed it and delivered our food. Great service great food.

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Demetria M.

16 March 2014

My son has been begging me to come to this place and so we've been several times recently and we love the pizza here....it seems to be family owned with a very nice staff so I'm glad we finally decided to try it.  The pastas in my opinion are not as good as the pizza and stromboli, so for now this is my new pizza crush. More...

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Chamiese N.

28 February 2014

The hot wings and egg plant parmesan keep calling my name.  I love this place.The staff here are like family. I mean they open the door for you and the food is awesome. Caution: the pepperoni pizza by the slice can also be addictive. You owe it to yourself to give them a try. The food is generous and my lunch never cost more than $10. My favorite go to place. More...

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S C.

14 December 2013

I love supporting locally owned businesses.  I like to come here and avoid the processed foods served at chains. I am always pleased with my food here. Fast service. Large portions for the price.  The menu is large. Beer and wine are also available.   I am a fan of the pepperoni calzones and cesar salads. More...

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Jim F.

7 December 2013

First time here for me.  What a hopping little place. And it is pretty small. But i was alone and they had a table in the corner that could only seat one so i sat right down. I was right in front so i saw a ton of carry out orders going out.  Tons of pizza so it must be good. I had the lasagne. Really good. Huge portion with salad and fresh bread for just $10 bucks. I got there at about 5:15 on Saturday evening and it was full. (Other than my table for one). But the service was excellent and nobody seemed to be waiting long to be seated and food came out promptly. Great spot. I will be back for sure. More...

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Brandí M.

4 August 2013

When I accepted a temp assignment at a property in the University area I was intrigued at the opportunity to sample some of the cuisine outside of my comfort zone in Charlotte.  Fast forward to my 3rd day passing this Italian gem.  I finally broke down and called in a to go order for me and my boyfriend to have an easy night in.  I ordered two orders of the Stromboli and a Greek salad. If you've never had a Stromboli it is similar to a calzone but stuffed with mozzarella and Italian meats.  This one had pepperoni and Italian sausage.  I got home and warmed it up in the microwave for thirty seconds and sat down to dig in.  I dipped my bite into the side of marinara sauce it comes with and a second later I was eating the BEST Stromboli I had ever had.  The crust was perfection, the mozzarella was fresh and melted amazingly, the meats were flavorful and the sauce was so tasty it almost made me cry that something this delicious was only $6.50!  Not to mention it was HUGE! I am not proud of this but I inhaled the whole thing that night.  :)  A few days later I called in a lunch order and had the chicken parm sub..... Again, amazing.  Huge portion and delicious.  I must say I have gone back twice more for the Stromboli, as I am a huge fan now and after this assignment ends I will be heading back.! More...

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Joe S.

16 July 2013

The pizza is delicious! The pastas are too. They give you enough to feed two people. Just keep in mind. The place is small!

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Janice D.

23 April 2013

I have eaten here for the past 4 years. That tells you that I have had every thing on the menu 2-3 times. The staff is fantastic. Owners out of this world. They have no problem coming out from behind the counter or kitchen to see how your food is.I love their bread hot and crispy. I don't really have dessert because of the portions they give, but you cannot eat at an NY Italian restaurant without coming home with a cannoli. :) More...

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David T.

26 March 2013

Very friendly, and cozy italian eatery. The pizza and dishes here are good, and it is a very homey and comfortable family restaurant. Never had a bad meal here. Excellent value as well. More...

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Daniel Huffman

25 February 2013

Very nice atmosphere.. Great food and great company too! We both enjoyed everything. Will be back again very soon... Thanks again!

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David T.

12 February 2013

Tried Sicilian style pizza, baked ziti and breaded eggplant. The pizza was very good heated up nice the next day. The baked ziti was good, but sauce seemed plain. The eggplant was good, mushrooms seemed rubbery. The server was good. The hostess was very interested in our opinion of the food. We liked the food except for the mushrooms. I tend to like oregano and basil in my sauce but some people may prefer less herbs in their sauce. Overall, atmosphere very good as are the staff. More...

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Emmanuel R.

26 January 2013

One of my favorite places to spend a Sunday afternoon. The staff really seems like they like what they do and that they take pride in their work.  The food is rich and filling without emptying your pockets.  I love to spend time on a lazy Sunday here! More...

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Stacelyn J.

2 December 2012

Seemingly every time I come here I end up ordering pizza, looking over at someone else's plate at another table and saying "I'm going to try that next time". The serving size for their spaghetti and lasagna is enormous!  They use fresh greens in their salad; I'm talking about green leaf lettuce (romaine) not the pale green yellowish lettuce from a bag. They offer an appetizer called Garlic Knots with homemade marinara sauce that's pretty good. You're able to order pizza by the slice before 4PM and customize it n e way you like...I like to add fresh garlic to mine. The staff are always friendly and the place is neat and clean. I would recommend eating here if u would like to grab a bite to eat or if you feel like sitting down for a full dinner. More...

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Ron H.

3 November 2012

My wife and I have been eating here for about two years. We love the service and reasonable pricing. I haven't tried much on the menu because I love their Parmesan Chicken with ziti so much. It is our go to place when we want good food and a great relaxed atmosphere. More...

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Jessica R.

8 October 2012

Consistently good food at reasonable prices. I've eaten here many many times and have never had any complaints.

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JackofAllTrades

22 July 2012

The BEST PIZZA AROUND!!!. I am from NJ, the land of really really good pizza. I moved to the University Area with my Husband about 2 years ago and luckily a friend who I worked with in NJ who moved down here prior took to this place. It is the best pizza around. They get the crust the way it should be, Not to thick and not to thin. I spoke to one of the owners one day when I complimented the meal we had and told him it is by far the best pizza we have had and I even find it better then some of the pizza places back home in NJ. The owner said he was from Italy and his partner is from NY. Besides the pizza the meals are really good too. I highly recommend this place. Wish it was bigger or if they delivered but it is so worth to get food from here. More...

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Ambermelnyk5

9 July 2012

Favorite Italian Restaurant in Charlotte!. After searching through tons of restaurants online, my husband found Giacomo's and we decided to give it a try. So glad we did because the food was awesome! I ordered stuffed shells and my husband ordered chicken parmigiana. My meal came with a garden salad and I got Italian dressing to go with it. The dressing was delicious and the rolls that came with our meals were right out of the oven, large, soft and very yummy! My stuffed shells were very good and I really liked the sauce because it had a sweetness to it. My husband enjoyed his entree as well. After dinner I noticed they had a chocolate loving spoon cake as a dessert. I had never had spoon cake before but this was AMAZING! If you LOVE chocolate this is a must try!!! The staff was very polite, personable and on the ball as well. Please check out Giacomo's the next time you are craving Italian, you won't be dissapointed!!! More...

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Amber M.

8 July 2012

After searching through tons of restaurants online, my husband found Giacomo's and we decided to give it a try. So glad we did because the food was awesome! I ordered stuffed shells and my husband ordered chicken parmigiana. My meal came with a garden salad and I got Italian dressing to go with it. The dressing was delicious and the rolls that came with our meals were right out of the oven, large, soft and very yummy! My stuffed shells were very good and I really liked the sauce because it had a sweetness to it. My husband enjoyed his entree as well. After dinner I noticed they had a chocolate loving spoon cake as a dessert. I had never had spoon cake before but this was AMAZING! If you LOVE chocolate this is a must try!!! The staff was very polite, personable and on the ball as well. Please check out Giacomo's the next time you are craving Italian, you won't be dissapointed!!! More...

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Amanda R.

7 June 2012

Great Italian restaurant! The pizza is my favorite, but I haven't had anything I didn't like. Quick, inexpensive and good food. The owners/staff have always been nice and helpful. Not a fancy Italian restaurant, but I would choose Giacomo's over a fancy Italian restaurant any day! More...

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Vanessia B.

21 May 2012

Fantastic lasagna made with simple ingredients. Pizza is also excellent. If love chocolate be sure and save room for the Chocolate Lovin Spoon Cake made w three different kinds chocolate!

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Brandye B.

18 January 2012

This pizza is AMAZING! I definately will become a regular here. Lol I heard a young lady sitting a tale away say that EVERYTHING is good here. I will be finding that out for myself. The atmosphere is small but clean, warm and inviting and the service is very accommodating and friendly. A good date night idea since the restaurant has a smaller more intimate feel. More...

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Esther P.

19 November 2011

My granddaughter who lives in Charlotte took me to this restaurant.The bread was delicious and the Chicken Parmesan was great..big portions for lunch.The owner came out of the kitchen and greeted us..very friendly person.I would return because the red sauce was not too tangy and also to order a veal dish. I give this restaurant 5 stars! More...

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Anne J.

3 August 2011

I first got pizza here because it's was so convenient to my apartment but luckily it's so yummy and I would go here still if it was further away! I don't even like cheese pizza but I always get it here and it's so good! I've called in pizza and it was ready by the time I walked there. Really love this place! More...

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Amanda C.

17 July 2011

Giacomo's has exceptional food at great prices.If you're looking for New York style pizza, this is where to go.  They serve my dad's favorite pizza, but I prefer the pasta.  The tortellini alfredo is amazing, and their spaghetti with meat sauce is my new favorite.  Their garlic knots are to die for and their regular bread is awesome, too.  I love their salad with Italian dressing.  In a city filled up to the gills with mediocre chain restaurants, this is real Italian food made by real Italian people.  **Beware, though, they're closed on Mondays.** More...

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Peter M.

6 April 2011

I judge many restaurants by the bread they serve.  Giacomo's has thus far exceeded my expectations.  I'm talking about many things here:  the rolls you get as a side with dinner plates, the garlic knots that scream out to me from the menu, and even the crust on their pizzas.The first impression you get when walking in is how friendly the staff are.  Even with takeout, they make sure everything is "right".  I'm a man with 4 kids, so when I order out from this place that means a LOT of food is coming back with me.  These fine folks always scrounge up a nice box to hold all the dishes.  And the dishes, they are plenty good.  I'm not going to claim that they're the best Italian place ever, that would be silly.  What they are is one of the best pizzerias in Charlotte, especially with regards to value and consistently good food. More...

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Stephan Brown

30 March 2011

Went for the first time tonight and had the eggplant Parm. It was great. When we first came in it was a bit crowded by the door but the service ended up being ok. I thought it was a little weird to be asked if I wanted spaghetti or salad with Parm. The menu posted is for lunch. The dinner prices are a bit higher but you get tons of food. They offered a uncc student discount too. I'm not much for sit down Italian but I'll definitely be back. Oh and did I mention the piping hot rolls are addictive. More...

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Katie

17 March 2011

Fabulous!. Just ate there tonight, and honestly there's not a single thing that I can say bad about the place. The service first of all, was great. The waitor was very polite, patient and helpful with helping us decide as to what to get. The food... even better! I had the stromboli and garlic knots, and both were inhaled quickly. The marinara seems to be homemade, and it's an excellent compliment to the knots and boli. We will definitely eat there again! :) More...

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Michael

19 February 2011

Great pizza the crust is somewhere between the flat New York and the Chicago Deep dish. Which works good for me.

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Steven Baker

30 January 2011

Fantastic pizza!. Can't speak to the rest of the menu, it's too hard to pass up on the pizza. Yes, it's really that good! Hands down some of the best pizza in Charlotte.

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John H.

11 November 2010

Affordable Italian.  Go here a lot with a group from work.  The service is VERY GOOD and friendly.... as is the food.  The only limitation is the size of the dining room since it's fairly small so come early for lunch to grab a table without waiting.I've had a couple of their pasta dishes and today I tried their pizza.  All were good and at reasonable prices.The other downfall is that this place is closed Mondays.  For some funny reason I always get Italian cravings on Mondays and find out that Giacomo's is closed is always a let down.  I'm to the point that I remember now though. More...

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Lisa

17 July 2010

AMAZING. Giacomo's is such a wonderful place to eat with your family!! The food is authentic Italian food! The service is great and after a while they begin to remember your name as soon as you walk in the door. The prices are also inexpensive yet, the food portions due not suffer! They are HUGE!! This is a place you don't want to miss!! Wonderful!!! More...

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ALM

6 June 2010

The "spinach roll", a cheese, spinach and garlic calzone is one of the best things I have ever eaten!

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Mochajam21

19 May 2010

Great service, great pasta!. I've only been here once but they definitely left an impression on me. My mother-in-law recommended this place and it was sooo good. We didn't have pizza, although when the table next to use got theirs, we regretted not ordering it. But the next time we visit, we will definitely try thei pizza. I had lasagna and I believe my hubby had chicken parm. Both were great and we had to use doggie bags! Good prices, great service, family friendly restaurant. More...

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A B.

4 August 2009

Great Italian food and pizza at reasonable price.

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Nani

9 April 2009

Been here a couple of times and the service is usually good. The food is yummy and modestly priced but nothing to rave about. Sometimes the place gets packed so expect to wait 10-15min to be seated. Overall, it's a good alternative to the pricier restaurant chains. More...

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Raechel Ann

22 January 2009

Great Pizza and Family Fun. We have eaten at Giacomos several times and every time we have a great italian meal, priced right with amazing flavor and wonderful hospitality. Giacomos is the kind of restaurant you come home to when you want to be welcomed by people who recognize your face and are genuinely glad to see you. The food is truly unique and I challenge anyone to find a better red sauce in all of Charlotte. We Love Giacomos! More...

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khunter5

12 September 2008

This is a great Italian restaurant! The atmosphere is cozy and family friendly, and the food is reasonably priced! Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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emtae2112

6 October 2007

This is a place where food and the customer are king. The garlic bread with cheese is the best there is and the pizza is the best in town. All the Italian favorites are avalible and it is true Italian. Check it out and you will have the last Italian place you will ever need. More...

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