To dine at Giacomo’s in the North End, patrons often wait hours in line to be seated in this tiny restaurant. Once they’ve entered this cramped, crowded space, their server immediately swoops over, taking orders as quickly as possible, bringing entrees before appetizers are fully eaten, and whisking away the plates as soon as they are cleared. Dining at Giacomo’s is neither a standard nor a comfortable eating experience. But despite the fact that Giacomo’s has another location that does take reservations, customers (including myself) are still willing to wait in long lines to enter and eat in a rushed setting. I think that dining at Giacomo’s has become a unique and untraditionally desirable experience not only because of its delicious food and reasonable prices but also because of the culture that has been built around its dining experience.