Stumbled upon Gali two months
Stumbled upon Gali two months ago while in NYC for a long weekend. Liked the ambiance and found the food to be first rate. Was back in NYC this week to move my daughter home after a 4 month Co-op job. She wanted to go back to Gali for her last night in NYC dinner. We were not disappointed. The food was again first rate. My salmon was perfectly cooked. There is nothing worse than overcooked fish. It was served over sauted broccli rabe and cannelini beans with a hint of lemon. Would also recommend the grilled calamari appetizer. It was served over arugula garnished with a few cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinegar. My daughter's rigatoni was served with a nice marinara flavored with italian sausage and spinach.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Found this place on Ness and I'm so happy I went there. I went with my family for a late dinner and everyone was so nice. The music selection was great and service was good. We got our food and it was delicious. They even had whole wheat pasta. I would definitely recommend this place to friends and I would be back there myself.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful venue; food and good service makes for a wonderful evening.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
LOVED dining here. The food was fantastic: from the grilled calamari with arugula appetizer to the grilled salmon entree which was juicy and delicious. Their Nutella sliders sounds better than they are - they could use a bit more nutella cause the brioche seemed to overpower the filling.
The service was fantastic. Always felt cared for and accommodated.
Ambiance was great as well! It's a narrower, long space but the decor is warm and welcoming, as is the bar.
Great for happy hour or a sit-down dinner!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had friends visiting from out of town, and wanted to find a reasonable Italian restaurant to help them celebrate their anniversary.
Galli did not disappoint. Many reviewers cited Galli as a 'neighborhood gem'; fresh pastas and sauces with expertly mixed cocktails, and they were right.
The food was delicious, and our server was friendly, attentive, and helped with menu choices. Everyone enjoyed everything. For apps, don't miss out on the riceballs or grilled calamari. I would definitely recommend Galli to a friend. Enjoy!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everywhere else they give ridiculous portions where you either forced to overeat or carry a doggie bag wherever you go. This place has fresh food served in perfect portions the way we should eat. They accommodate pasta eaters w whole wheat or gluten free pasta and everything just tastes fresh fresh fresh!!
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was really great here. It wasn't your typical Italian serving size (I had no left overs to take home) but the food was delicious. I kept picking at my friends chicken parmesan and I went home full eventhough the serving size looked small at first. On my way out we also so Randy Jackson from American Idol walking in to be seated....that was an extra treat!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is great, bar is even better
I don't do cocktails, just wine. But this is the single place where I make an exception: Anthony the amazing and creative bartender, has turned this place into an odd kind of wonderland of unusual cocktails that are instant classics. Try the Diablo's Elbow, with mezcal and some kind of jalapeño something or other, and a bunch of other stuff, which tastes like it just sprang fresh out of nowhere. It's spicy and it's fumy and it's got some crazy bell pepper thing happening, but somehow it's not at all busy, it's one unified flavor. And that's the common thread among his cocktails. You'd be stupid to miss this while it's still happening.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter was patient with
Our waiter was patient with our large group. We had a lot of fun and the food was great.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely find for an evening
A lovely find for an evening out with a girlfriend from out of town staying near Soho. It's warm and cozy place with great food and excellent service. Grilled squid was so tender and delicious. Given the location, price is reasonable. I.would definitely return.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'm not long on words so here goes. If you're looking for an intimate little restaurant that serves fine food in a cozy atmosphere then check out Galli. Everything was very good from the stuffed mushroom appietzer to the mini rice balls. I had grilled salmon that was done to perfection. My wife and friends had everything from chicken Marsala to pasta with broccoli rob and grilled chicken. Again all the entrees were very good to excellent. I will be going back to Galli whenever I'm in the mood for dining in Manhattan.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Appetizers were delicious
Appetizers were delicious ... great grilled calamari! We will definitely will be returning very soon.. Great restaurant.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian with Cocktails
I suggest this place on the reg now. The food is worth it but the drinks really set this place apart.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
was totally impressed with the "new" spot in SoHo food excellent, great selection-something for everyone, great lunch place
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, fun place
went for a girl's night dinner to celebrate a birthday and had a great time. good food, reasonable prices and our waiter was really fun!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was outstanding as was service. Drinks were even better. Basically it was a place to have great food as well as enjoy NYC at its finest with being so close to Broadway and shopping.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real find in SoHo for Italian
Really fresh food, historic building and excellent service. Hard to find these days in SoHo. The pesto is amazing -- just like in Genoa, Italy: creamy and smooth with such a fresh basil taste. Very good wine list. The tiramisu is the best we've ever had anywhere, even in Italy!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
50 b'day celebration
We took a friend here for her 50th B'day. She is a foodie, and the food was great. Never had better sole. Waiter recommended a good bottle of wine, that wasn't outrageously expensive. Desserts were also delicious. I would definitely recommend. Really enjoyed our meal. We were a group of suburban moms, who don't want to be frumpy and this was a perfect night.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
nice little neighborhood spot..good
nice little neighborhood spot..good for light dinner,lunch
would definitely recommend
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
An unexpected pleasure. Happened
An unexpected pleasure. Happened to be located right near my lunch companion (a "professional foodie"). Neither of us ever heard of it before I discovered on a website. Charming. Cool. Very good food. Best Buratta I ever had! I will definitely return for dinner.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time with the girls at Galli. Great specialty drinks and great service. Will definitely go back again
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was amazing so was the food. Very satisfied with the entire expirience. They even sent us over a round on the house, loved it.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a great location for a date or just a casual dinner with friends. Guests are young and hip. Nice music, waiters, and food was delicious. Get the calamari and mozzarella sticks. Yummmmm
Desserts are not great.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italy done right
I will definitely be back. Fantastic service, great drinks, tasty food. The noise/music was a little loud at the height of the evening when the bar and restaurant were both full, but the energy and vibe were good. While we waited for our table the hostess made sure we were kept informed; she even bought us a round of Prosecco. Staff went out of their way to help with a birthday surprise for one of our party. As the evening went on, we never felt rushed though everyone was attentive. The manager's divine espresso martini was the perfect pick me up before we headed out.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved the ambience.I definitely
I loved the ambience.I definitely would love to go back.The cocktails were spot on.A must have at this restaurant would be the amazing cocktails and the appetizers-Mushroom appetizers!!
Great place for groups as well
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed our dinner. Everything was fresh and delicious. Service terrific. Would definitely recommend and we will return!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well worth it!
My husband and I had a nice time - the wait staff were friendly and fun, the atmosphere was cozy and quiet. The food was fresh and delicious, and the portions were just the right amount. The price was right too. Definitely recommend it and plan on going back.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Soho Find
Superb across the board. The staff are friendly, knowledgable and attentive. Everyone in our party loved their dishes and the cocktails are both creative and tasty. You can't go wrong at Galli. Best of all, its very well priced.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found a Keeper!
Was looking for a new italian place to take my wife to for our anniversary, that offered her favorite - baked clams. Not only were they a hit, everything about Galli struck a solid note. The food, the wine, the service, and the atmosphere were all great! We will definitely be heading back soon.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was FANTASTIC.....the best pesto pasta I have ever had and I've eaten in Italy. Ever dish was delicious and beautifully presented. The marinated skirt steak was tremendously flavorful....still dreaming about it! The service staff was quite capable, competent, attentive and amiable without being intrusive.
The restaurant was romantic and cozy........great music playing, great food, great ambience......all at a great price. Go eat there...you will love it and you will add it to your list of favorites.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. I recommend Pasta.
Great food. I recommend Pasta. Unfortunately too noise
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Very Nice Experience
Food was delicious. Server was lovely and attentive. Ambience very pleasant. A perfect experience for a casual lunch - will definitely try it out for dinner too. Liked it a lot. A new discovery for me in Soho where I always go to the same places.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
The food was so delicious and great drinks. Service was excellent.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good service and friendly vibe. Unpretentious.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Chicken Panini Ever
My husband said his chicken panini was best he had ever had at lunch. I had the kale orange salad which was such a nice clean taste. We very much liked this spot for lunch.
9/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Place was a great find
And an ever better when the food came... I had a great time, the service was great and out going, and the surroundings were perfect for any kind of dinner. Everyone should try this place out
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great grilled calamari
The restaurant is great only drawback it's very
Noisy you can't hear yourself speak.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Spot for lunch
My burger is outstanding and it comes with Truffle fries.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, great ambiance
went here using a deal from gilt - included 2 apps, 1 salad, 2 entrees, 1 dessert and a bottle of wine. Great value for the cost of the deal. food was all good - not outstanding, but pretty good. the dessert wasn't great - nutella sliders. They sound much better than they taste. wayyy too much bread for the amount of nutella/strawberries. lively scene, would definitely go back.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I wanted to go to a low key, yummy, Italian restaurant for my birthday with a group of girlfriends. Through NYTimes and Yelp, I landed on Galli and I'm so glad I did! We had a great time, the food, and the service and atmosphere were great. Everyone was so friendly and our waiter made great recommendations. We will definitely be back!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great and friendly service loved it!!!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delish this is
The food was delish this is our 2nd time and the service was friendly, But the owner is a full on grump! He needs to see how everyone is doing and greet people with a smile. This is a new resturant. If it wasnt for Anthony the bartender we probably wouldnt go back. This is not the only place in soho with good italian food, the buzz will wear off and the customers will come back because they feel welcome! I grumpy owner does not make you feel welcome! If you want this to be a mainstay in soho then greet with a smile and intoduce yourself!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and Fabulous Food
A great dining experience with friends and family.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
great restaurant with great food
Was really excited to try this restaurant. My friends and I ordered the mad calamari and mint lemonade. The calamari wasn't as spicy as I was expecting, which was a little disappointing but still good. Mint lemonade was very sour and did not have much mint taste. We also ordered the baby rice balls, a vongole spaghetti, pescatore spaghetti, and chicken marsala. The rice balls were crunchy and delicious but nothing special. I didn't try the chicken marsala or pescatore spaghetti but the vongole was delicious!! One of the best vongole dishes I've ever had. My friends were both happy with their dishes and we all finished our meal to the last bite. Service is mediocre though but the food was good. Loved the ambiance inside.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was tasked with finding a restaurant for a group of 8 people, 7 of whom I'd never met. Galli was a smash hit. The food was delicious and there was something for everyone. The service was good and the ambiance was trendy while still being casual and comfortable. A little loud in there, but great for groups.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Night Dinner
Food was great, service was great. Celebrated a 21st birthday with a large crowd there. Between a group of 8 people the bill was under $200 including a nice white wine. Looking forward to eating there again soon.
11/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Galli is a nice restaurant
Galli is a nice restaurant in soho. Foods are delicious and ambiance is perfect.on the other hand service is a bit slow and some guys were noisy when we were there but it is not about the restaurant.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best Carbonara I've ever had
Stumbled upon Galli one Saturday night in August 2013 and am thankful for it. Went back to celebrate my 30th birthday and am looking forward to going back again in December. The service was fantastic and just the right amount of casual, the food is amazing but the drinks and tiramisu are definitely my favorite.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
down to earth and cozy
Feels like a home cooked meal. The food wasn't extravagant but was fresh and really good. Bread wasn't too fresh but the pastas and salad dishes were great. Great for lunch.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy Space and Great Food
We were fortunate to have a generic restaurant gift certificate and were lucky enough to be able to use it at Galli. We are out of towners and didn't have anyone to check with about the restaurant but decided to give it shot. So very glad we did. We arrived a little earlier than our reservation but were accommodated immediately. The restaurant is comfortable, intimate and cozy without feeling stuffy in any way. A great feel.
Derrick was our server. He was personable and attentive and never left us looking for him to ask for anything.
Food was fantastic (we ate, LITERALLY ever bite of our appetizer, entree and dessert).
We look forward to going back the next time we are in town and would highly recommend it.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM