Gallo Ristorante
Gallo Ristorante

Gallo Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://galloridgefield.com/
  • Phone: (203) 431-7726
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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Gallo Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (50)neighborhood gem (44)great for outdoor dining (34)special occasion (31)good for groups (24)vibrant bar scene (19)romantic (18)notable wine list (18)hot spot (17)great for lunch (16)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (6)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Frumpy Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Nothing cool or hip about this restaurant. Atmosphere is quite bland....Music choice and lighting did not help. Targets a much older crowd with the dining room setting (60+) Appetizers were tasty, but all main courses were over sauced and nothing special given the price tags. Bar area a bit more lively, maybe just sit at the bar and have a couple of appetizers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We enjoyed a terrific meal at Gallo this weekend. The food was excellent, the service was attentive, and the ambiance of the restaurant is great. We will definitely be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    deemig
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My party of 6 was greeted at the door, given a nice table and delicious food. If I am being honest, we had two servers and the service was quite slow at the beginning as far as the order taking. Once we did order, the pace of the food service was great and the food was yummy. All plates went back empty. Even the dessert was delicious. I did not like the the side that came with my meal and it was quickly replaced with no questions asked. So that was enough for me. Great night, nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodfarer
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was good, waitstaff very pleasant but understaffed and service was slow!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sherfood
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    great food, accommodating with requests and attention to wine requests
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    the waiter service, bread basket, meal, after dinner coffee and complimentary biscotti were all excellent!! we had a quiet, leisurely, very enjoyable 3 1/2 meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful again!
    Radioda
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    You can't go wrong here...everything is excellent! This time we tried their specials: pork shank with fried polenta and rack of lamb with broccoli and roasted potatoes. They have a wonderful frozen mocha pie dessert, among others. There valet service was most appreciated on this rainy evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great staff and great food
    zubhead
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    head chef and owner, made me a veal dish that I could only describe to him....OMG he nailed it
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    YumE
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Having hosted a luncheon here and being pleased with that experience, we were anxious to try it for dinner. We went early on a Sunday evening and were seated immediately. There were people in the restaurant; it was not crowded. Our server immediately notified us off 3 dishes not available, which seemed odd, stating " last night was very busy." Our server seemed cold and disinterested, though efficient. If the food was excellent I probably could have overlooked it, but in fact the food was so mediocre. The pappardelle with short rib ragout had no brightness to it-tasted like it came from a jar. The pork chop special was "ok" but the accompanying parmesan risotto was so salty I couldn't eat it. My own cooking is better. Disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Busy, Vibrant and Enjoyable...
    FoodManVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Got to the restaurant on a busy Saturday night 30 minutes before our reservation. The receptionist didn't flinch and was very accommodating. Gave us a two-top across from the pizzaman and had an excellent waiter that recommended both food and a great tuscan wine. All good here. Not easy to run a busy restaurant. I understand that Gallo Ristorante has been there for one year. I hope it becomes a staple in Ridgefield for a very long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • QueenieVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    fabulous meal, beautiful decor and amazing service! what more could you want in a restaurant. they pasta done tableside is a real treat! thank you raphaele for a real treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charlie T
    CharlieT
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have been to Gallo' Ristorante several times since last Christmas and the food is superb. The service is extremely professional and has a good knowledge of the menu and wine list. Each time I have dined the specials were different and they were outstanding. Gallo's is very comfortable and I appreciate the dining experience we receive each and every time were are there. We thoroughly enjoyed the butternut squash soup, caesar salad and the linguine with clam sauce and yellow/red tomatoes. My guest ordered caesar salad and a special linguine dish with garlic and oil (Aioli), broccoli rabe and sausage. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and Theater
    Favlocaldine
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Gallo is very near the Ridgefield Playhouse and that was the reason we chose to dine there. The Ceasar salad was very good and the pasta special excellent. The Pecan pie was delicious. The cocktails at our table were also very good. There are tables that are too close to the kitchen door as we found out and had to request a table change which they were very gracious about . That was my only complaint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st visit: very impressive
    OldYankeeVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Shortly after I was seated at a nice corner table in the bar, the chef/owner stopped by to welcome me, asked if this was my first visit (Yes). Soon, a complimentary antipasto arrived. (Thanks!) The service from Lindsey was impeccable: neither hovering nor neglecting, and honoring my request for a slow pace. Even the bartender came by to ask how I liked my drink. (It was delicious.) The atmosphere was just my style: subdued, modern lighting and not too noisy: perfect for a relaxing dinner. The appetizer chickpea soup was mild, but the toasted Italian bacon added plenty of flavor. Main course fettuccini was excellent, though lacking the typical cream sauce. Only complaint was the price of the cocktail: $18 seems a bit steep.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food is consistent and delicious. Love that the chef walks around and took our order. He recommended dishes based on our interests. Very cool!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in town
    StevenVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The owner personally greet each table and is involved in the dining experience. Food is best in town. Packed every night. Fabulous place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant In This Area
    SusaninDanbury
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food at Gallo has never disappointed. The appetizers, main courses, and desserts are all excellently prepared and visually appealing. Highly recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Good
    TuffCustomer
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have dined at Gallo several times now and every time I have been very satisfied. The ambiance and service are excellent. The menu, while not the most innovative I've seen, has very good variety and the quality is quite good. This restaurant is a solid 30 minute drive from our home, but worth the trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great
    ddavidVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    An Italian red-sauce restaurant with pretentions of grandeur. When you wander away from that cuisine, the restaurant seems lost and the quality of the food declines even more. Mashed potatoes are lumpy. Beef is not of high quality. Prices are high and food is ordinary. In particular, the wine list is short on affordable wines that matches to the cuisine, such as it is. Service is difficult as they seem very understaffed. There are better choices at this price point
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delizioso!
    BostonGirl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We LOVED our evening at Gallo Restaurant! The service was food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Clearly, the staff enjoys working here, and working together with a professional and cheerful attitude. We enjoyed sitting outside on the lovely covered patio. The risotto with shrimp and artichoke was superb! I highly recommend Gallo to anyone looking for the perfect restaurant to impress your guests!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find in Ridgefield
    PatrickVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    For a pre-concert meal, my wife and I visited Gallo's in Ridgefeld. Everything was spectacular from the wine list, an outstanding appetizer, and delightful entree offerings. We definitely will frequent Gallo's again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Neighborhood spot
    alese
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The spaghetti capri is both delicious and photo worthy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with friends.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    It was first time we had lunch in Gallo.We liked place very much!..Clean,spacious room...temporary interior desigh...good lunch menu selection...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch the staff was attentive but not overbearing and the food was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    FoodNerd
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife & I went to Gallo for dinner & were warmly greeted & received outstanding service. The Spaghetti alla Carbonara appetizer, with the addition of creamy Straciatella cheese & savory pop of the Black Truffle perlage to the home made pasta, was delicious. My wife had the burrata & arugula salad that was beautifully presented, with the balance in flavors exceptional. Our entrees, the Double Cut Veal Chop, stuffed with prosciutto & fresh mozzarella was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The Grand Marnier glazed, pan roasted duck breast with a crispy and crackly skin, cooked medium rare was incredible. Both entrees were served with savory oven roasted potatoes & spiced cauliflower.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the money
    JohnE
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food and service are excellent. This is our 5th time dining at Gallo and we have never been disappointed. The crowd on Friday and Saturday are more noisy than mid week.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food and service excellent as always. Rafaelle personable, engaging and talented chef and owner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Servers
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    When one of the servers at Gallo Ristorante tells you about the specials, they really know what they are talking about. They know not just name, but exact ingredients and method of preparation. If you ask a questions, they can drill down even further. I always feel I know exactly what I will be getting. They always offer to customize if you ask. Bar service is also excellent. Top shelf in every aspect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Lovetodineout
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have eaten at Gallo a number of times and have always been more than happy with the food and service. Gallo is the place I think of when we have out of town guests. The wine list is especially lovely too. We highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    TCFlorida
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Despite some of the negative reviews..we took an out of town guest here. Food and service was great!! It is a bit loud would be my only negative but it was a Friday night. Overall a place we will go back to often!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    Luv2dineout
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Gallo Restaurant is a great local place with good food, great service and the nicest, friendliest owner. We enjoyed everything about it and can't wait to eat there again. Would highly recommend it for couples and families. We ate indoors, but there is also a nice sized outdoor space that we would love to try as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at Gallo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was amazing! There was 5 of us and we had appetizers, main course and dessert. Everything was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Fooddoc
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had and ok time the food was good but not great some if the combinations the chef had didn't work well they were friendly and kid friendly however had issue with the bill that had to get resolved
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    we had a party of 9 for a birthday dinner. Rafael put together an amazing dinner for us, family style! Everyone loved it. The food was delicious and abundant! We ate outside and it was lovely! I highly recommend Gallo!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth a visit
    JohnE
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Recently renovated - friendly service, food was very good and extensive wine list. Reasonably priced for a more upscale night out with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • probably wouldn't go back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner choices
    Kpa106
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 49 reviews are from the Gallo Ristorante reviews archive.
  • So good we went twice in two days
    JustMeVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    dinezaround
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good solid start
    New2town
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.