Gale'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 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 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