Gallo Nero
Gallo Nero

Gallo Nero

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gallonerony.com/
  • Phone: 2122656660
  • 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.
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Gallo Nero reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (57)notable wine list (43)fit for foodies (26)romantic (23)great for lunch (16)special occasion (11)great for outdoor dining (11)good for groups (7)late-night find (7)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Delicious and what a wine list!
    Beadi
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Every time I go here, I'm not disappointed, nor are my guests. They had a bolognese as a special that was literally the best one I have ever had. Everything was chopped perfectly, the nutmeg was not overwhelming and the added arugula made it extra special. Loved it! And of course, the wine list is just superb. My favorite so far......the white amazon--Black to White.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • True Italy
    jpuff4
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This place came highly recommended to me and it didn't disappoint. I went for a coworkers birthday and had a great time! I spent 4 months in Italy and have not been to a restaurant in the US with true Italian service-Genuinely friendly and energetic service! Just know, that true to Italian service, they will not give you your check unless you ask for it. I had the Gnocchi and it was fantastic! homemade and melted in my mouth. Bread and wine was also great. The ambiance was fantastic- they had all the windows/doors open so it felt like we were outside. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to someone else and would return myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dining spot
    BreakingBread
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoyed our time at Gallo Nero. The staff was exceptionally friendly. The only thing was the food came a bit late on to the table. Our party of five including a toddler, had a wonderful time. The wine list is exceptional too. When we first walked in it seemed like it was probably too small a place but when you come in and experience the place, the interiors make you forget how close to Times Square you really are. We loved everything we ordered. My husband finished off the lamb shank in 15 minutes despite the wait and my salmon was excellent. Can't say much for the split pea soup but everything else was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • consistent good food
    mal5
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is the second time that I was here for lunch. and the food is always good. The red snapper was delicious. The squid ink pasta dish is a favorite. The dessert I had was described as a chocolate soufflé but was more like chocolate lava cake. It was very good. I will definitely come here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great surprise.
    neighborVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Booked early dinner at this restaurant because it was close to the theater we were attending. Pleasantly surprised by the exceptional and efficient service at this restaurant. The food was also surprisingly well prepared. From the outside you would have thought this was just another small NYC restaurant. Excellent wine list. Don't pass it by!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NJGrandmaVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Enjoyed a delightful pre-theatre dinner. Very tasty food and an exceptionally friendly waiter. Would definitely return to this cozy spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation
    Catad08
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Romantic!
    fantasticfoodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Balletomane
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service matters, Gallo Nero gets it
    LateNightCommuter
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent neighborhood Italian
    HappyDiner1VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ferraristi
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    A liitle too noisy; we could have done without the blaring music. Vast menu with great variety. Attentive service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific Italian food
    ColofoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Authentic Italian cooking, wonderful ambience and service. I will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    WineisgoodVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Good food and fun atmosphere. Try the restaurant's own wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid pre-show spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    Sully38VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great service, fabulous foods, the apps are amazing, a nice wine list and a server who was knowledgeable about them, doors open, cool breeze
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice rustic place
    Bigdaddy
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Nice atmosphere-very tasty calamari, octopus salad, linguini. Service a little slow when busy, but efficient and friendly otherwise.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently awesome
    dineoutdame
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The quality of the food and service and really good everytime. The price/value is there!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A treat!
    Splinkey
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    Farley
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Summer Stop
    RunSilent
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Gallo Nero
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Great food great service...we love this restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for small plates & wine
    Beadi
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice before the Theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Find
    Alelujia
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 707 reviews are from the Gallo Nero reviews archive.
  • Great Food and Service
    WGuyVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Our food, wine and service was great! an Italian restaurant that you need to try
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pricey, but nice.
    WiniVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre-theater dinner
    craig
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    BarberVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    It was not a first time and as usual it was great expirience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great wines and specials
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Delicious and authentic Italian restaurant, trattoria style
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistent
    Topper
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tiny in size, BIG in flavor!
    NotmystyleVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never failed me
    timeflies1
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Avoid if you can
    FoodieVIP
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charming theater district Italian
    Cilla123
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine bar with fantastic food
    crg39VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Perfect spot for a glass of wine and dinner before the theater. Delicious specials!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.