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Gallo Nero
Gallo Nero

Gallo Nero Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gallonerony.com
  • Email: info@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
  • "We love coming here.The manager is a doll and very accommodating.The wine selection is excellent,and now that the weather is getting warmer,the front is completely open. Everytime we go,my husband has to have the meatballs in tomato sauce for an appetizer.We've been there for brunch,lunch,pre theater and late in the evening.Always a treat!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Too many hard surfaces make the noise level high. Better when the food arrives and talk diminishes. Mixed results on the food. Octopus salad and baked torellini were superb. Beet salad and penne pesto were mediocre. Rather overpriced for the setting and offerings, especially for lunch."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I've been here a number of times and just love it. The good is so amazing. The only draw backs are that it's small and VERY loud, but the food is so good, it's worth it."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Always feels like you are in Italy with the great food, wine and atmosphere. Perfect for pre-theater dining or just a quick casual dinner. Been coming here for years and love it."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Recommended by a friend. Slightly small portions. Lovely ambiance and very attentive service. Food was prepared beautifully, enjoyed the specials. I ordered the salmon carpaccio which came with a strawberry mango salsa... Enjoyed this twist on the dish, innovative"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Food was god, but the tables are very close together and on a Saturday night, it was very noisy. I would return on a weekday night."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Turning tables - as opposed to food or ambiance - is the preference here. Staff recommendations were the priciest, without fail. Monkfish "special" was $24 and inedible, and was served with reheated potato and limp rocket salad. Bread was industrial grade, as was the machine-age ravioli dish. The curtain should close on this theater district flop - at least until its food gets a page one rewrite."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This Italian restaurant has the best gnocchi I have ever tasted. I've had the gnocchi there 3 times and it is consistently heavenly. It is like eating clouds. Others dining with me had the mussels appetizer and rigatoni and meatballs, which got a thumbs up. Attentive service. A very nice dining experience."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This was a real find - a small neighborhood place with great food, great service and reasonable prices! It's a litlle tight inside, so it makes for a cozy dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great service, wonderful and cozy wood-brick ambience, appealing menu, delicious food... and close to the theaters. Highly recommend, and get a reservation."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We were very pleased with the food, wine and service. All were excellent."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Unusual sound level even for a Manhattan restaurant. After 5 minutes with a headache we left. The noise level on 9th Ave was a breath of fresh air. Too bad, the food smelled delicious."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Service was way too slow for any restaurant let alone a theater one. First, we were seated 10 - 15 minutes later than our reservation. We told our waiter we had a curtain...he even suggested we not order one dish since it took time to cook (helpful). But...our order was apparently lost. Our waiter told us 10 more minutes several times. Finally the owner/manager came over and said, "Well I don't work the kitchen" (like that was an answer). While the food was good it was not great. I would not recommend it and I am pretty forgiving. Not even an apology."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Gallo Nero is located right off the theater district but manages to escape some of the pitfalls of the restaurants nearby - the food is reasonably priced and overall quite good, portions are decent. The waitstaff and manager were all very friendly and attentive. It is a smaller place that fills up very quickly, so I'd recommend reservations and smaller groups here (no more than four people, to be honest). One of the highlights is their homemade mozzarella - definitely delicious and adds a lot to the dishes it's on."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We tried this based on reviews we found on the web and we were not dissapointed. The bar/wine selection was excellant. The food was superb. I had the short ribs, while my wife had the sea bass. Both were prepared excellant and we enjoyed the meal immensely."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "One of the few good and moderately priced places in the West 40's. Lively atmosphere, good service, short but good wine list and lots of menu choices."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Many pre-theater options are very mill-like and cookie-cutter. This place has a neighborhood feel and great food. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The imported San Danello prosciutto is to die for. The mozzarella is fresh and excellent. Decent wine list, nothing outrageous. Love the place"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "First off, the food was good! When we got there the chef and two others we eating Chinese take out at a table in the corner. Our waiter was dressed in jeans and a t shirt and would only take our order when we picked all our courses. He did recommend an excellent wine. As we ate, the chef continued to eat in the corned and the entire place smelled like hot wings. Before we left, our waiter had changed into nice dress attire, candles we lit, the whole mood changed. The chef also disappeared into the back. I wish we came at a different time, I feel like it would have been an excellent experience. My only grip would be the professionalism of the establishment prior to 4pm. I'd go back, just at night when the scene is more alive."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "When we walked in the door, we said "oh,oh" That was the end of our hesitation. The food and the service could not be better. Gallo Nero is a great find!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Tables are a bit tight, and the restaurant is small and noisy. Wait staff was great. Our friends were late but there was no pressure on us. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "For a neighborhood place, the food is good and the pastas better than average. But the service is horrible. The waiters disappear for long stretches, it is hard to order wine and only the bill was presented quickly. And the place was only 2/3 full when we were there. I can't imagine it when full"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Perfect for pre theater lunch or dinner. The Eggplant Rolotini was awesome! Wonderful reasonably priced wines."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We were in NYC for the long weekend (Washington's B-day & Valentines Day) & ate here on a Saturday night. We had a reservation & were seated immediately. It is a small, casual place & was nearly full. They have a very good supply of Italian (only) wines & beer. The service was excellent, attentive w/o being pushy. The food was excellent from salad to entrees. The staff was all very pleasant."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Cozy and warm, Gallo Nero was a good find for pre-theater dinner for shows that are west of Broadway. For us it was perfect for the Westside Theater on 43rd. The Pork Scallopine Saltimbocca was well prepared, as was the Chicken Paillard that my wife had. We finished with a very good Tiramisu. All in all, very good meal. Note that the room is small and a bit tight."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I dined here with a girlfriend of mine who is going through a nasty divorce. We had a nice dinner, the food was very good and the wait staff was warm & friendly. It was a tough dinner because of what she is going through. We were able to have a conversation without screaming at each other, yet I didn't feel like people around us to listen to our conversation either. Bar area is quite small, so it is tough to just meet for a drink, but stay for the food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My brother and our spouses took my parents here for dinner after a show to celebrate their 60th birthdays and we had a great experience. The servers were attentive and were kind enough to let us linger after dinner and dessert even though the restaurant was crowded. Loved the atmosphere- cozy, but we didn't feel like we were sitting on top of other tables. My only disappointment was my brother and I both ordered the special spinach gnocchi alla romana, but the server failed let us know that this was different than potato gnocchi- it was more like polenta than pasta. It was still delicious, but I would have ordered something else if I had known this. Really great experience, though, for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We arrived at 12:15 and had the place to ourselves! It is just off the "theater" beaten path to allow for some quiet lunch conversation in an intimate setting. Loved the ambience and the owner/server was sweet and I always had a full glad of sparkling water. My husband loved the Italian beer! The food was great - the menu selection is diverse. Overall a fabulous lunch!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This is my 10th trip to Gallo Nero and I have never been disappointed. The food is consistent and the gnocchi are to die for. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a great meal with a special wine."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Gallo Nero is a little gem of a place, I can't praise it enough. My husband and I loved the romantic atmosphere--this is no assembly line Italian restaurant--and the service is attentive but discreet. And the food! We started with a caprese salad that featured the most amazing mozzarella cheese we've ever tasted, a special Italian import, completely creamy on the inside. Delicious. I ordered mezzi rigatoni with sausage and peas in a vodka cream sauce. It was perfection, every flavor and texture just right. My husband enjoyed the rib eye steak entree. Our server was just charming, and his wine and dinner recommendations were spot on. The setting is intimate, so reservations are a must, especially pre-show. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The wait staff is very attentive and super friendly. I love the wine list, especially the Il Guado Super Tuscan! Pastas are always interesting and good. Manager Brian always has a smile and makes sure all his guests are comfortable and happy. We go here at least several times a month."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Feels just like a trattoria in Italy. Has an excellent and interesting wine list, with quite good food."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Gallo Nero was everything I was looking for and more!!! Celebrating our daughters 16th birthday, we needed a non intimidating menu, that offered a classy yet casual feel. This place was alive...and gave us the Hell's Kitchen experience we were looking for!!! Completely candlelight...the ambiance was perfect. Our server was very informative and available for every need...the manager was present and very friendly and accommodating. Our appetizers and entrees were delicious. We were pleasantly surprised when the entire service team arrived at the table with a delicious chocolate caramel cake to sing happy birthday. Finished up with the best cappuccino I have ever had...whomever stretched the milk is a master in this art!!! Perfect experience!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food is good and their wine list is great! It's a very tiny place though so it was difficult to get in and out. Our server wasn't the most attentive, but the owner stopped to check on us."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We love this place. Food was excellent, every item, there was 8 of us, so we ordered a variety of appetizers and main plates. The menu is Italian style, but very original, not regular pizza/pasta stuff. This place is also a wine bar, they have a great selection. As well as great collection of rare Italian craft beers. The ambiance of the place is very pleasant. The place is fairly small, feels cozy, but not cramped. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food and service was great, and the prices were very reasonable. Overall a great value! The only down side (and a very small one) the tables are a little close together. But this also what give it the cozy feel and ambiance. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone :)"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Food was aweseome as was the service...we will be back"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I go here a lot since it is in the neighborhood. The food varies from very good to excellent and the last time, it was top level. The appetizers are the best, reminding me of a tapas place, although this is Italian. I have not ordered traditionally Italian dishes because of my diet, but I can comment on the fish dishes which were topnotch the other night. The reason I gave ambience 4 stars is that we got this cramped little table in the corner even with the opentable reservation. I have been there at other times when we were sitting next to a very loud group and couldn't hear ourselves talk. I realize that this is NYC and it is a small space, but the noise level needs work (as it does in so many restaurants before and after the theater)."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "We had a very nice dinner in this tiny (and a bit cramped) restaurant. Food overall was very, very good. Very good service as well--a bit slow, since there seemed to be only two waiters for the restaurant and not much room for them to move around since the tables are so close together. Only issue we had was the very, very dim lighting which made it very difficult to see our food. It seems that the small candles on the tables provided the only lighting in the dining area."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "A friend suggested Gallo Nero and we were glad they did. It is a cozy little place in the theater district with wonderful food. We were lucky to arrive early but I can see where reservations are a must for later seatings. The host was friendly and very laid back. The wait staff didn 't arrive till later but it wasn 't a problem since we were enjoying a leisurely dinner on a night of torrential downpours before a show. A nice touch was the complimentary Limoncello."
    Dined on 12/29/2013