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5 Grove Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Recently renovated - friendly
service, food was very good and extensive wine list. Reasonably priced for a more upscale night out with friends and family."
Dined on 8/13/2014
The atmosphere was nice, but we
sat outside on the patio, it was way to close to the traffic and noise, which would have been an easy fix with some fencing or shrubs. I read they were gluten free friendly, so I ordered a gluten free dinner, but after eating it for awhile, noticed it wasn't gluten free, and they did switch the meal, but that shouldn't have happened. The staff was adequate, but not friendly at all, it was strange. It felt like none of them really wanted to be there."
Dined on 8/13/2014
The salmon dish was probably one
of the best I have ever had!!! Fabulously prepared. Have also had the hanger steak and Bronzino there on other occasions and both were excellent! Service also excellent as well as the wine choices!"
Dined on 8/1/2014
We had a wonderful experience here
with our grandson. The service was attentive and we enjoyed wine, salads and yummy entrees (especially the butternut ravioli with shrimp and the kale salad) while the three year old was having fun and pizza. We returned with our daughter and son in law tonight. More excellent food (short rib ravioli tonight) and service. The owner came to our table both nights, the grandson was invited to watch the pizza prep and the staff were all so friendly that even the servers waved to us on the way out. I can't wait to go back with my husband for the seafood and a relaxed romantic evening. This is an all around success"
Dined on 7/21/2014
Hearing good reviews from others,
we gave Gallo a try for a birthday dinner. We ate on the patio on the early side of the dinner hour. Service was very attentive without being overbearing, and the food was excellent. We started with mussels (a special that day), and went on to salmon and a special venison/wild boar sausage both were perfectly done and nicely presented. Desserts and coffee were also excellent. We'll be returning for future special occasions."
Dined on 7/18/2014
Everything was delicious
especiously the oven roasted branzino. The wait staff was nice but look out of sorts and like they could be a diner staff rather than a fine restaurant crew. Possible job done but hopefully the restaurant will improve their efficiency and look. A professional look would help that is consistent between bus and wait staff. But I will come back for a second try because the good was superb."
Dined on 7/17/2014
The food was wonderful!!! Service
was a bit slow and inattentive. Although we had one very lovely gentleman help select a fantastic wine wine. We will go back, just hope the service improves."
Dined on 7/14/2014
We had a pleasant dining
experience...our waiter was attentive. The menu needs a bit of tweaking. Lots of appetizers however only one traditional salad offered...Caesar salad offered but no other leafy green salad available. Kale salad had a lot of dressing with too much honey added. Lobster salad was good but lacked dressing with little salad and pricey. Risotto with mixed seafood was disappointing...it wasn't moist like risotto should be...it was dry and presented more as a paella...not much seafood with it. Nice dessert presentation."
Dined on 7/12/2014
We had a wonderful meal at Gallo
on sat night. The pasta was delicious. I had the ravioli. It was tender, flavorful and delicious. We sat out on the covered terrace it was so pleasant and relaxing. I would definately go again."
Dined on 7/12/2014
nice venue... had a wonderful
salad, pasta (sui-sui?) and a nice pizza.. Bar and bartenders were great as well.. absolutely going back."
Dined on 7/5/2014
good food ,nice place
,inexperinced staff diminishes dinining experience"
Dined on 6/28/2014
Food was very good. Pastas are
all homemade and delicious. Their red sauce is fantastic. I am Italian and make my own and really thought this was very authentic. Wood oven pizzas are fantastic. Ingredients used are so fresh. I highly recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner. It is on the pricey side but well worth it when you consider the quality of the food."
Dined on 6/28/2014
Sea bass was delectable. The
sauce Bolognese was the best ever tasted. Our server was wonderful and the host/owner moat gracious."
Dined on 6/26/2014
We went twice in a week - the menu
was great, the food was delicious, and the staff was attentive. We will definitely go back."
Dined on 6/21/2014
Was our first time on evening with
many graduation groups, noise level was not unbearable, ordered pizza and drinks at the pizza counter as bar had no room, then our table was ready. Our pizza with fungi was delicious , it took the fish 45 minutes to arrive but we did not mind , the fishe was great and prepared as ordered, the place was packed and everyone was trying very hard to please. Will return for sure"
Dined on 6/20/2014
Good atmosphere. Variety of food
different choices with specials. Good service. Food was well prepared, hot when served and the owner /chief came out to see you and determine whether you enjoyed the experience! Nice touch!"
Dined on 6/20/2014
First time attending for lunch and
Gallo did not disappoint. Consistently good food and service."
Dined on 6/18/2014
Drove by this restaurant a few
days ago and it was crowded, which is always a good sign for a restaurant, so we thought we'd give it a try. The food was average - my fish was undercooked and my wife's steak was overcooked...the service was horrible - our waiter disappeared for 20-30 minutes at a time and took 20 minutes to visit us after we had finished our entrees and the plates had been cleared...and the table next to us got half their meal comped after complaining about the raviolis "tasting like two layers of pasta stuck together with nothing inside". Pricey, average food, and bad service. Clearly, we are wishing we had gone somewhere else. "
Dined on 6/7/2014
Nice newly built restaurant,
although not on Main Street it had very nice ambiance and the food was fresh and well prepared! Halibut special was great!"
Dined on 6/7/2014
Great to have another dining
option in Ridgefield, however, the service is not quite there yet. We walk in and give our reservation information to someone at the front desk. Another person walks up and we have to repeat our reservation information. They are attentive but there's a lack of communication between them all. Water glass refills were slow coming - had to ask. Ordered a fresh pasta to start that was undercooked. I love fresh pasta al dente, but this had more than the acceptable bite to it. Veal for entree was nice and thin scallopine, however, the texture made me question whether it was really veal. Pork perhaps? I think this restaurant has real potential. For the pricing, the service needs to step up it's game."
Dined on 6/7/2014
I was very impressed with Gallo
Ristorante when I went for dinner last weekend. My fiance and I made a reservation for 7 and were seated right away. We ordered a Romana salad to share, I had the Lasagna for my main dish and she had the Ravioli. My fiance raved about the ravioli and I felt the same about the Lasagna. It was made with a delicious bolognese sauce, very traditional and authentic tasting. All the pasta was made in-house (according to our waiter) and you could tell from the taste. Service was polite and helpful. Wine selection was very in-depth. We ordered a house red just because we were on a slightly tighter budget, but the menu was pages long and very descriptive. "
Dined on 6/4/2014
Food is competently prepared but
not great. Italian (again...) Nice, clean lined decor. Modern atmosphere. Service can be good but also can be lousy. WIll try again but have yet to be "wowed". Really want it to be fantastic!!"
Dined on 6/2/2014
Our service was spectacular. The
owner/chef roamed the dining room to greet guests. Very nice. The food was average. I ordered the salmon maybe the dish disallowed the chef to show his talent. We will go back and give it a second try. Be prepared to spend $25-$30 per entree"
Dined on 5/29/2014
My husband and I came here for a
nice Saturday night dinner and it was a pleasure from start to finish. My husband and I both had pasta dishes and they were so fresh and delicious. I haven't had lasagna like it in ages, and the gravy was oh so delicious. (And I have to say here that I am very picky about my Italian food!) The service was great and the atmosphere was lovely and lively. We will definitely be back, and we would highly recommend this place to others."
Dined on 5/24/2014
We had a party of ten and had a
fabulous private room. It was beautiful, quiet, and the service was excellent. We were treated like royalty. The chef arranged for a special menu for our event which was served family style. He went over the top ! The food was delicious, varied and abundant. There was something for everyone in our party to enjoy. I would highly recommend gallo and if you are having a party this is the room!! Thank you Rafael for a wonderful evening to celebrate multiple birthdays. We will be back. "
Dined on 5/12/2014
Gallo has distinguished itself as
Ridgefield's finest Italian restaurant with it's casually elegant atmosphere, delicious cuisine and exceptional service down to the valet parking staff. The spaghetti 'Sciue Sciue' is fantastic and one of the most creative and flavorful pasta dishes with spaghetti served in a light tomato sauce tossed in a wheel of cheese and finished with baby tomatoes. The chef owner is not only talented in the kitchen, but dedicated to the highest level of service to ensure that everyone who visits Gallo has a great dining experience. The mud pie and ricotta cheese cake are fabulous for dessert! There is also a separate bar area, two separate outdoor dining areas and a private party room upstairs - lots of options!"
Dined on 4/25/2014
This was our first time at Gallo's
and it won't be our last. The food, service and ambiance were super. "
Dined on 4/19/2014
We enjoyed our recent sat night
dinner to Gallo. We were seated promptly. Service was attentive and accommodating. Food was delicious. Only issues: air conditioning blasting on and off. We complained and it was adjusted but then circled back on. Also windows had no covering and we dealt with sun glare until the sun set. We spoke to the manager on the way out and he said both issues are being addressed. We liked it and would go back!"
Dined on 4/12/2014
The Kobe meatballs were
disappointing. I thought they would be tender but they were hard and not flavorful. Don't waste the $12. Also, the wild boar ragu was tasty yet notably salty."
Dined on 3/14/2014
This was a disappointing night. I
had been there before, and liked it, but Tuesday was just not a god experience. We will probably not return."
Dined on 3/11/2014
This long-time Ridgefield address
for restaurants has been renovated to a beautiful design as the new Gallo Ristorante. The ambiance is elegant but not stiff -- just right for this location. Ample space between tables, so no crowding and a conversational level of noise. The service was exceptional, with careful attention to diners' preferences and dietary restrictions. The food and wine selections were abundant and well chosen. The food was prepared as one would expect in Italy -- simple, authentic, and absolutely delicious. Highly recommended."
Dined on 3/10/2014
This is a great new retaurant.
There are three distinct areas to the setting - the bar area is vibrant and energetic; the main restaurant has great atmosphere; the upstairs seating is better suited to private dining or groups. We were seated upstairs (probably because the main restuarant was full) and felt a little out of the main atmosphere of the place so in future I would want to be downstairs. The service was at times a little slow but this was outweighed by the fact that both the food and the wine were excellent. The specials all sounded delicious and I think we would have been happy with any of the choices on offer. Overall the resturant has a great vibe and is a great addition to Ridgefield dining."
Dined on 3/8/2014
First class service and delicious
cuisine served in a comfortable and relaxed setting. Ideal for special occasion or just a quick bite to eat."
Dined on 3/7/2014
20 minutes to get first round of
drinks. Water was not refilled regularly."
Dined on 2/16/2014
My wife and I celebrated
Valentines Day here and really enjoyed our evening. They had a set menu but everything we ordered was delicious. My wife had the seafood salad which was prepared perfectly and then ravioli which she really enjoyed. I had the scallop appetizer and then the lobster fra diablo. My wife found it too spicy for her liking but I thought it had the right amount of heat. My only minor criticism is that I thought the pasta was a little too al dente. For my tastes, I think another 15-30 seconds of cooking would have been better."
Dined on 2/14/2014
The owner has done a great job of
renovating the restaurant after purchasing. It is a welcoming atmosphere and well designed. Food was fantastic. Service not what we expected as our waiter didn't come to us for 15 minutes (bus boy did and a sommelier. )"
Dined on 2/12/2014
Twice I had the branzino and once
the orata. They came moist and full of flavor. Perfect! Just wish there were a better variety of side dishes to accompany the fish, like a salad or pasta. But I really enjoyed my fish!"
Dined on 2/8/2014
Another great meal - angel hair
with blackened shrimp....ff you don't see what you want be sure to ask the staff, they are very accommadate here !!!!!"
Dined on 2/5/2014
i was pleasant surprised I was
looking for a restaurant close to the Playhouse and yours was recommended The food and service were excellent and I will definitely come back"
Dined on 1/24/2014
The best Italian in Ridgefield.
Good for a respectable friday night dinner."
Dined on 1/17/2014
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