Good ItalianTheir lasagne is the best and the coconut cake was scrumptious. They do not rush you.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent lunchI met a friend for lunch and our meals were excellent. Great service and a wonderful atmosphere. I would recommend Gale's without hesitation.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMJoseph's Birthday Celebration!Our vision research laboratory celebrated a birthday at lunchtime at Gale's with 9 guests! The service was friendly and great and the food was outstanding (the Italian bread was fresh and hot and the salads and pasta were delicious)...they even brought Joseph a birthday sorbet on the house!
We will definitely go again soon!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time for husband, heFirst time for husband, he enjoyed it. The food was good. A notch above Olive Garden and a notch below Firenze Osteria (one of my favorite Italian restaurants). A busy place, so makes reservations just to be safe.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAte there yesterday. Had aAte there yesterday. Had a 9pm rese. The place was packed. Had the Antipasto for 2, pasta bolognese, eggplant parmesan and a glass of wine, gelato for dessert. Bread was prety tasty. Comes with balsamic and olive oil dip. Food was very good with excelllent price points. Dinner before tip was around 70 bucks. There is street parking and a pretty big public parking lot on the side and behind the restaurant. I would return.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLoud, hot and yummyIt is very loud in the restaurant - crowded tables, sound reverberating of walls and glass. It is super hot and stuffy as well. Beyond that, the food was yummy, and the service very good.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently GoodYou can always count on a great meal using the freshest seasonal ingredients at reasonable prices. Sounds like an ad
but It is true; we have enjoyed dining at Gale's for years. Their wonderful Italian chef has a light hand with fresh fish and homemade
pasta; and creates delicious sauces. The bread is also homemade and the complimentary biscotti which arrive with the check are made in-house.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful dinner experience!Seven of us enjoyed a wonderful dinner in this small, elegant yet comfortable restaurant with tasty dishes and excellent service!
- We had 3 delicious appetizers; had 3 orders of mixed seafood soup; 1 tender lamb dish; 1 osso buca; 1 mushroom-raviolis; 1 meatball dish. We also shared a dessert sampler over coffee and capuccino. For drinks, we had wine by the glass, recommended by our friendly and helpful waiter. All the dishes were super tasty and satisfying. We loved the wine and the desserts, too. The lamb and the seafood soup were absolutely our favorites, everyone of us had a taste (or two) of them and all agreed. The service was excellent. We'll be back!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food coupled with superGreat food coupled with super wine selection available at reasonable prices equates to a great evening!!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Gale'sThis was our first visit to Gale's but certainly not our last. Both food and service were exceptional, as was the bartender Bill who entertained us while we waited for our table. Can't wait to go back!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSecret HideawayGreat food! The salmon melted in my mouth. Tasty kale salad. Excellent wine selection by the glass - good recommendation from the wait staff. Save room for coconut cake5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMService attentive. Food tastyService attentive. Food tasty and well presented. Bread and olive oil with balsalmic was a nice touch. Lasgne a bit too salty for our taste. Loved the salad with house champagne vinaigrette.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMwe love GalesWe love Gale's and go there regularly. Food is wonderful, ambience is really comfortable. Everyone is knowledgable and friendly. It's a little noisy, but in a good way.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely dining experienceWe have been to Gale's twice now and are already planning our next visit. It was a perfect time from the warm greeting to exceptional service to exquisitly prepared food. Our waiter was just so good . . . Perfect, actually. It is our favorite Italian restaurant and maybe our favorite restaurant of all for the sheer comfort and joy the whole staff works to achieve.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGale's was quite crowded andGale's was quite crowded and loud on a Friday night but with a reservation our group of 5 was seated within 10 minutes. The chicken parm was a BIG serving and delicious, 3 of the 5 of us asked for a doggie bag! Our server was friendly and seemed really rushed with lots of tables to take care of. This was basic Americanized Italian food which is what we were looking for, we all said we would visit again.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time atThis was our second time at gale's . The food is great Italian food. I wish the noise level was less.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant in PasadenaI have written about Gale's online so many times it is hard to think of something new to say. But there really is no need for something new to say -- Gale's is hands down the best restaurant in Pasadena, period, end of story. And to make it even better, the prices are quite reasonable for high end Northern Italian cuisine served in a casually elegant atmosphere. My wife and I love the wine list, there is something for everyone and the prices are extraordinarily fair. Each time you walk in they appreciate your business. Quality is consistent, service is topnotch, everyone I have taken there has left delighted. LOVE THIS PLACE!!!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good dinnerWe went to Gale's for Mother's Day. We loved the food there and the desserts are terrific! The Tiramisu tastes very delicious and I strongly recommend everyone go to Gale's since it's such a great restaurant.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit & for sure will return!Gale's is now my new favorite restaurant! We had a group of ten for Mother's Day with guests that ranged in age from five months to 90 years old. In spite of the busy holiday, we were seated on time (with a reservation), received excellent service, and thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food. Gale's is a gem of a restaurant :-)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Pleasant SurpriseMy husband was in town on business, so I booked a restaurant based on a recommendation. I was surprised to see that the restaurant seemed more casual than expected and filled with families (it was mother's day), so we were a little disappointed in that we were hoping for a more formal restaurant. We were hungry, so we stayed and we were not disappointed. I had the lamb shank over rissotto, my husband had the branzino and our guest had the pork chop. All were equally tasty, good sized portions. The lamb shank was tender and seasoned perfectly. Salads were a la cart and very good. We also enjoyed a wonderful bottle of Chianti, which was reasonable. Service was just right. Overall, we would definitely go back, just more casual.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe drive from the west-sideWe drive from the west-side of Los Angeles to Pasadena a couple of times a year to enjoy just about the best Italian food in the greater LA area.
We discovered Gale's seven years ago after reading about it in the food section of the LA Times. The article recommended the tomato, pesto and feta cheese pizza. Every time we come we try something different and we are never disappointed.
The service is excellent. The servers are friendly and attentive, removing dishes and bringing the next items promptly.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of the Best!What can I say? There is no need to question this restaurant as it has all the qualities a good restaurant has...very happy with the food, the service, its staff...Perfect find! It is the family's favorite!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently Very GoodWe, with family and friends, have been to Gale's many times and it is always great in every way. It just gets better and better!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this restaurant!We always like coming to Gale's. The food is generous, flavorful and really well-prepared. Service is always pleasant.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the fourth time weThis is the fourth time we have dined at this establishment This time lived up to our expectations and was excellent. This place is becoming a stand in for us on Friday nights. Many thanks5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, excellent food.Great service, excellent food. We'll definitely go again!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is so small, crowded andIt is so small, crowded and noisy that the wait staff have a hard time just navigating through the tables. The food is good, but the service is slow because of the physical lay out. It is rather like eating in the middle of Times Square.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was delicious!!Everything was delicious!! We had the mozarella caprese salad, margherita pizza, and lasagne...all wonderful. Some of the best Italian food in So Cal. Server was delightful!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGale's has long been and continuesGale's has long been and continues to be good food and good atmosphere.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVery welcoming, friendly andVery welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. Varied menu and fresh interesting pasta. Agree with waiter--best pasta bolognese in the city. Well priced fine selection generous pour wines by the glass.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOur First time to dine atOur First time to dine at Gale's and the food was outstanding, The service superbe and we would recommend it to our friends. One complaint was no booth's. I guess those days are gone forever but hard chairs are just what I call 20 minute chairs like in a hospital.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMRavioli with mushrooms wasRavioli with mushrooms was the best Ravioli I had ever had, my wife had the risotto with shrimp, the shrimp was perfectly flavored and cooked. We will be back!
Great job!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI have yet to be disappointedI have yet to be disappointed at Gale's and we out a lot!!!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food as usual at Gales.Great food as usual at Gales. We have been many times And every time we are extremely pleased. I would recommend Gale's as a great restaurant and a good part to enjoy when you're in Pasadena.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in Show...A super restaurant with excellent food, a great bar keep, and super friendly servers... Easy to return to a gem like this...4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways wonderful treatmentAlways wonderful treatment from a staff that is among the best trained in town. We love the decor - distinctive fresh flower displays and charm of this "re-purposed" location. Gale's is a member of our top five in Pasadena!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur new favorite local spotVery busy even on Easter. In spite of crowds, we were seated and served quickly. Pizza was wonderful (even the 2nd day!). This is a new favorite.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood StapleHad an outstanding meal with exceptional service once again3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent salmon main course.Excellent salmon main course. Chicken piccatta, and starters were well done. We made a reservation, and the table was ready when we arrived. The only downside was the noise level, which was a little high, but we could still hear each other.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Local ItalianWe haven't been to Gale's in awhile, but glad to report that the food is as good as ever and the restaurant seems to be doing well. On a recent early dinner, we had two different pastas and both were excellent. I had a crab and shrimp stuffed tortelli, and my wife a corn ravioli with fresh vegetables. We started the dinner with house made meat balls with risotto. To finish, we had a tasty coconut cake slice. All in all, an excellent dinner. Efficient and friendly service, too.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI"ve never been disappointedI"ve never been disappointed when having dinner there. The food and service is excellent. I had to change my reservation time and they were able to accommodate me whereas some restaurants cannot do that. Love the cococut cake! always have to have a piece when I go there.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy family and I have beenMy family and I have been dining at Gale's for years. We were there last Sunday to celebrate my mom's birthday. We had a party of seven people and each one of us loved our meals. We always enjoy dining at Gale's but this night the food seemed to be better than ever. Our waiter explained that they were training some new staff in the kitchen and this was the reason our food was taking a bit longer to come out. I have to say, it was definitely worth waiting a few extra minutes. Everything was great and the service was warm and professional, as always.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply The BestAbsolutely the best. Great list of many specials that are not shown on the online menu. This is where the locals go to get away from the crowds of Old Town. Outstanding food and service plus a very well chosen wine list. If you like Italian food this is the place to go in Pasadena.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThird time at this restaurant.Third time at this restaurant. Unusually good with interesting menu.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMthe 'GO TO" spot in pasadenathe 'GO TO" spot in pasadena for years and years, if you need to impress someone,have a nice lunch, gales never fails3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe carpaccio is exceptional,The carpaccio is exceptional, also the prosciutto with burrata1/26/2013 12:00:00 AM