Giacomo's cibo e vino
Since 2009, owner and chef Lynette Hawkins has been churning out affordable and exemplary servings of awe-inspiring pasta dishes. Tuck your napkins in and lengthen your belt a notch before gorging on Tortellini smothered in a Parmesan cream sauce, swoon-worthy seafood, hearty Bolognese, assorted cheeses and smoked meats, and more.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.
Owner: Lynette Hawkins
A beloved Italian neighborhood cafe and wine bar for the last 12 years, Giacomo’s would be nothing without its owner and chef, Lynette Hawkins. Hawkins, who grew up in Italy and owned La Mora Cucina Toscana for two decades before closing it to become a caregiver to her father, wanted customers at Giacomo’s to feel as if they were dining in her kitchen. Pastas are made by hand using a hand-cranked pasta maker. The chalkboard wine list is updated frequently, chosen by Hawkins herself to optimally pair with her food. Due to COVID-19, the restaurant is only serving a limited menu at the moment, and while the traditional cicchetti small plates are no longer on display, you can order them just the same alongside a beautiful plate of tagliatelle alla bolognese.
How to order: Open for dine-in, with patio seating, and curbside. To place a curbside order, call 713-522-1934 or text 832-245-1407.