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Gallo Nero
Gallo Nero

Gallo Nero Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gallonerony.com
  • Phone: (212) 265-6660
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Roberto Lopez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th Avenue
  • Public Transit: A, C & E trains to 42nd Street/Port Authority.
  • Parking: No
A word from Gallo Nero
Gallo Nero is the new hidden gem of Hell's Kitchen. Located on 44th Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues, Gallo Nero has the great promise of becoming a new breed of tratoria with an exceptional wine selection. It's rustic feel is in tune with the wine and the friendly service only makes the place a very lovely spot, perfect for romantic dinners all the way to friendly reunions. The menu consists of a variety of items that are made to compliment every kind of taste, starting with cold cuts, Crostini, Bruschetta and cheese selections, all the way to Lamb Shank, Gnocchi and Panini. To top it all off the wines are picked from the special small vineyards in Italy, bringing a unique flavor to the area that will turn anyone into a wine lover.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "No complaints with the restaurant, as we didn't get to eat there. Open table allowed us to make a reservation for a time when the restaurant was not open. They were just closing as we got there. Open Table may need to improve the accuracy of their information."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I made us a reservation for 6:30 with the intention of going to an 8pm Broadway show. We were seated immediately and the doors were all open because it was a beautiful evening. We settled for a delicious and reasonably priced bottle of wine and were left alone to have a lovely evening together. We ordered the calamari to start (marginal) and I had a chicken dish with mashed potatoes and spinach that was fine. My boyfriend had the lobster ravioli special which, while tasty, was pretty small for the price. Would go back again for the ambiance."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We returned to Gallo Nero because of the proximity to the theatre and music venues. Althought the food is very good, the noise level is much more than "energetic". Possibly something could be done to mitigate the noise."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Greeted quickly, offered a beverage and was introduced to Matt our server. He was available but not intrusive and his house suggestions were spot on representing what he claimed were specialties of the chef. I ordered the blue snapper over sun dried tomato and broccoli, served hot cooked perfect. I will return to sample other dishes."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We had a wonderful pre-theater meal - all food was well-prepared and very good, the server was knowledgeable about the menu items, the kitchen took care of special requests for food preparation without a hitch and we were made to feel welcome as if we were regular attendees instead of first time patrons...a very pretty room with the entire front open to the street made the space seem much larger. I will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "A liitle too noisy; we could have done without the blaring music. Vast menu with great variety. Attentive service."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Authentic Italian cooking, wonderful ambience and service. I will return!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Good food and fun atmosphere. Try the restaurant's own wine."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Gallo Nero is a 5-minute walk from Times Square and has a nice ambiance. The wine list is extensive and the pasta dishes are good. Service is excellent. If you're looking for a nice place to chat and nosh before a Broadway show without breaking the bank, this is it."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great service, fabulous foods, the apps are amazing, a nice wine list and a server who was knowledgeable about them, doors open, cool breeze"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere-very tasty calamari, octopus salad, linguini. Service a little slow when busy, but efficient and friendly otherwise."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The quality of the food and service and really good everytime. The price/value is there!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We found Gallo Nero by accident a few years ago and have become regulars. The food is wonderful and the wine selections are perfect. Staff is friendly and welcoming."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My friends and I have a wonderful dining experience at Gallo Nero. The food was very good, the service was good, and the ambience was nice. We would go back there again."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Found this place on TripAdvisor during a recent trip to NYC; was a great little place for dinner in the summertime. A little small inside, but opens right out onto the street, so it doesn't feel cramped. The food and wine were delicious and well-portioned, and the service was well-timed. There was a bit of street noise and the tables were a bit small, but it was a fair trade for the atmosphere and the food."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food great service...we love this restaurant"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "First time I went just for a drink before the theater and fell in love with the place and the incredible selection of wine. This time I went again before the theater and had dinner. Appetizers were amazing; food did not disappoint. Next time we'll have small plates--big selection and they have specials. Best part is it's in the theater area and tourists don't know about it."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have only been here for lunch, but it is a great place for a casual lunch and close to the theaters - but not too close. Ambiance is ver casual with doors opening on the street. Food is very nice and simply served."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Gallo Nero was a very nice surprise for both myself and all members of the party. Food and drinks were very reasonably priced for this neighborhood and location. The meal was paced well with drink orders, appetizers, and the main entree. I would certainly return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I loved the relaxed and homelike feeling. Lacey, our waitress, and Brian were very helpful in choosing our foods and wines. They were very attentive and charming. We had an assortment of appetizers . The grilled octopus was fab! Wine choices excellent! Overall experience was great! Definitely will return!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I truly enjoyed myself at Gallo Nero. I highly recommend their Spinach stuffed Ravioli; they were succulent, soft, and the sauce is to die for. It's very cozy, with a great ambiance. The wine list is entirely Italian; ask your waiter for a recommendation if you are unfamiliar!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Our food, wine and service was great! an Italian restaurant that you need to try"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "we enjoyed the evening , the food was really nice the service excellent and although near al the buzz of the theatres it was quiet in a good way "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "This could have been a romantic spot, but while we were there there was a family with kids that were loud. The food was great, the service was wonderful. It is a small place, but sweet."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We brought relatives here that were visiting from Iowa and had a great time. Very good service, food was great, as was the wine. Prices for both food and wine are very reasonable. Great street scene, hip restaurant. All good."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "It was not a first time and as usual it was great expirience"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Delicious and authentic Italian restaurant, trattoria style"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I've been here many times, and for the most part, the food has been consistently good. It's a bit pricier than the other restaurants in the area except for Marseille, but you can't get some of the wonderful appetizers anywhere else, and the entrees are excellent. I keep going back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "3 days later and we are still talking about our meals; they were FABULOUS! We started with the Speck prosciutto, tomato and fontina crostini, and they were plenty to share. Then the Portuguese octopus, black olives, capers, potato salad came, and I was sold. All the flavors were jumping with happiness in my mouth. My friends ordered the pork piccata, the spinach ricotta ravioli and the hanger steak, and they could not stop raving about them. The service was wonderful, very helpful at making recommendations and efficient. This place is a gem!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I brought 4 other friends with me to dinner here. I have eaten here many times and I've always enjoyed the food. A warning that it does get quite noisy if you,re having dinner pre theater. The burrata and bruschetta with chicken and pesto were fresh and perfect starters along with a caesar salad. Among us we had steak, salmon, shrimp, pasta for main meal. Everyone was fresh, tasty and not oversauced. Steak was done to perfection. We ended up with 3 bottles of wine for dinner which made things pricey. Be aware with 5 of us, they restaurant automatically added a tip in the check."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We were suspicious re the reviews and found this restaurant to be awful. How can one ruin a Caesar salad? The ravioli were bland and overpriced for their cost. Avoid this place if u can is all I can tell you."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I went for a pre-theatre dinner on Friday, May 9th. The service is friendly and pretty fast. They have an amazing beer list for a small restaurant - really interesting choices. I had an IPA I had never heard of and loved it. Then, we shared the burrata which melted in our mouths. We each had a pasta dish and mine was delicious - orrichieta pasta with vodka sauce sausage and broccoli rabe. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Teeny tiny restaurant with great food and friendly service. We went on Friday nights with a reservation. Arriving early, we sat at the bar and decided to just eat at the bar. It's a small place ad the 55 seats are packed in tight. Turned out to be a good move. We enjoyed a cheese platter and bruschetta as a starter and a well seasoned and delicious hangar steak and my husband had a salmon pasta special. Both were delicious. We finished with some yummy pistachio cheese cake and a complimentary shot of limoncello. Good experience overall."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Perfect spot for a glass of wine and dinner before the theater. Delicious specials!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Although I was a little disappointed, overall it was a good place to grab a meal if you are going to the theater. The place has charm and the food was pretty good. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My sister, two daughters and I went to Gallo Nero for the first time on Saturday before a show. The food/wine was delicious, the service was excellent, and location convenient to the theatre district and we didn't feel rushed... I will definitely be back again..."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "A nice dining experience in a busy part of New York. Food was good and price reasonable. A small restaurant and lots of noise from the busy street but overall enjoyable."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "service is slow but food makes up for it. some of the best food in hells kitchen!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Very enjoyable, great food, good service and good wine. Only downside was the music which was a little loud at times"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Excellent dinner and setting. Doors opened during the lovely night. Luscious wines at amazingly affordable prices. We've come here over the last 8 years and Gallo Nero always makes us feel special and festive. Grazie!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014