It's no secret that we have a loud and proud foodie population here in New England, and with good reason.

Countless magazines, websites, and digital platforms have written about our diverse and delicious food scene. Several New England restaurants were featured in Yelp's 'Top 100 US Restaurants 2023' list, visited by Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and praised by the New York Times on their prestigious Restaurant List.

Now, TastingTable is joining the conversation. The food-focused digital media company shared a list of the 20 best Italian restaurants in the nation, one of which is right here in New England.

Located just north of Boston, Massachusetts, in the charming town of Melrose is Giacomo's. TastingTable praised the family-run restaurant's friendly service, large portions, and cozy setting, along with their extensive menu filled with traditional Italian and seafood-centric dishes. You can't get more New England than that.

Open seven days a week with indoor seating and takeout options, it makes sense why locals would love both the high quality cuisine and quick convenience of Giacomo's. And if the below dishes are half as amazing in real life as they are in pictures, it's no wonder that this establishment was selected to represent New England on TastingTable's list.

Giacomo's of Melrose via Facebook
Giacomo's of Melrose via Facebook

To learn more about Giacomo's, click here. In the meantime, here are some of New Hampshire's most popular Italian restaurants. Is your favorite place on the list?

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