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Daily Catch, Giacomo, or else for seafood pasta?

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Daily Catch, Giacomo, or else for seafood pasta?

kthan | Jul 15, 2005 03:20 PM

I have searched quite a bit on the board and narrowed down these two for Friday dinner at the time of Boston visit in Aug. I knew there are a lot of good italian restaurant in North End and outside. But, since I want to find the right place for excellent seafood pasta (with casual, reasonably priced, family style which our family can share), I think Daily Catch and Giacomo will be good choices, so far.

But, I still have to choose one and need your comments/advices.

Daily Catch: a lot of people seem to recommend this as a must-eat in Boston. How would you compare seafoods (clam, littleneck , shrimp & scallop) with Giacomo? They mainly serves red sauce (only one kind?) and how good? How big the portion of their dish (just enough for one or shareable for two)? How about the price range (their menu didn't show the price)? I would like have their Lobster Fra Diavolo (for two) but quite expensive ($45-50?). Is it worth to try?

Giacomo: They have four different sauce and found that Giacomo sauce (lobster scent red sauce)is famous. Any other sauce you would recommend any particular seafood linguine? They also have a counter part grand dish (Zuppa Di Pesce, $50). Again, worth to try (anyone tried and compare with Lobster Fra Diavolo in DC?)? I heard their mussel (w/ which sauce?) is pretty good to try, right?

With the fact that Giacomo is family friendly (spacious, large portion, etc.), I am leaning toward G. But, because many people recommend that Daily Catch is the place for seafood pasta, I am really wondering how these two can be compared.

Also, if there is another place to meet my food interest, please let me know with recommended dish(es).

Lastly, since it is friday dinner, I am little worried about long wait for both restaurant. Any tip (how early/late) would be very helpful.

Sorry for long post. Thanks for your kindly help in advance.

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