Gale's

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$30 and under
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Italian
Gale's Restaurant is a totally local spot. It offers remarkably solid Northern Italian fare just down the road from all the hubbub. Couples, families and friends that seem to have just finished a day outdoors snuggle among the brick walls and small marble tables, drinking wine from elegant Brighton goblets. Start it off with a Burrata Salad or a steamed artichoke and then move on to the country-style Tuscan steak or one of the house made ravioli specials. For dessert, don't miss the Tiramisu or the Coconut Cake which is uncommonly tasty. The wine list is a favorite among the guests for it's variety and excellent value.
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RA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood soup was amazing ! Excellent service as usual!

E
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gales is an excellent Italian restaurant. Cocktails were excellent. All of us enjoyed our entrees. And the highlight of our evening was the coconut cake! It is truly amazing.

AS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love Gales. The service is great and the food even better!

MB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday lunch at Gale's was excellent. Salads, pasta, sandwiches enjoyed by our party of 5.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great lunch spot. Have enjoyed dinner there before. Steak salad was pretty mediocre, but lots of other great items on the menu.

AD
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Consistently excellent food, including fish entrees and imaginative salads, with generous portions and fair prices. Service can be a little erratic or rushed at times. During weekends, noise level in main dining area makes conversation challenging.

JG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely little restaurant off a busy little street.
Entered and was immediately seated. Offered bread with balsamic and olive oil to dip in.
Waiter was very attentive and offered good advice on dishes to try and the specials.
Food was prepared very quickly.
Lovely wine offerings.
Will definitely return.

E
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Prices have skyrocketed. Totally overpriced, particularly for the food they serve!!!

R
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had the lamb chops which were cooked just the way we ordered and were perfect. The food and wine were fabulous, and our waiter was the best.

MJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family ani I absolutely love Gale’s.
On this occasion I brought a friend who had never been there before...he loved everything, and wants to come back again.
We definitely will return for another outstanding experience.
The meal, service and ambience are excellent...we are fans.
Thank you, hope to see you soon!😃

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Food was not good.

B
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as well as a great wine list and full bar

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!!

MR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal!! Definitely worth a visit for great Italian food!!

JZ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, well priced, nice atmosphere, friendly staff, good service.
We would definitely go again and again!

I
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

if your looking for a quiet and not so crowded place to eat , i recommend for a first time date

LH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, interesting menu, perfectly cooked food.
Fresh and tasty. Service was incredible !

KB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Restaurant, staff and food are lovely. However, dishes are taken care of in the open space of the dining/kitchen area. There is non-stop clashing of dishes, silverware and pots, making the noise level unbearable.

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I made a reservation on a Friday night at 8pm. We got there about 15mins before and the restaurant was pretty packed and some people where waiting. However we were right away seated when we arrived. We were taken to the back of the restaurant and every table was pretty full. The service was great and we had a pretty smooth dinner. We waited for our food for a decent time. The pasta was great very tasty and fresh.

T
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service
One of my favorite places!

PK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Gale's, usually visiting every few months. Very good food at a reasonable price. Service is prompt, courteous and efficient. The employees must be happy because we see the same servers there all the years we've been visiting them, which is at least 5. Wine corkage fee is $10 which is very reasonable, if you bring your own, which we often do. But their prices always seem reasonable and they have an excellent selection. And, they have parking on site, which in Pasadena is a plus.

GS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our "Go To " place here in town. The staff is always helpful and the food is always extraordinary.

Great bar and wine list too!!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great.. we like to get in and out

KB
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

Service was slow. Our dinner was delivered in spurts. It took almost 10 minutes for our entire table of 7 to be served. Utensils were brought to the table after dinner was served leaving again the entire table waiting for 1 to receive a setting.
Once the food came it was delicious.

J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great ambiance!!

LH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Gales. I had the lemon shrimp scampi with pasta. Delicious! My husband had the lasagna. He said it was the best. Desserts are special.

P
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious, fresh food that is not over seasoned. Excellent service and great value!

DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My niece and I meet once a month and we picked Gale's in September. When we find a good restaurant, such as yours, we tend to continue to frequent that establishment. We were thoroughly satisfied with the excellent service and good food. You'll be seeing us in October, too.

KO
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gale’s Always serves an excellent meal with excellent service.

L
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent menu. Wish we had a place like this in Dallas

B
Orange County
125 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to this restaurant a number of times and I have to find a dish that was not fantastic. Everything tastes great and the service is always outstanding as well.

J
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The pasta dish was delicious but very small portion for $17!

FN
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

It took over 30 minutes of my reservation,
It was beyond packed and service was ok. Unfortunately the past had no flavor and the salami & cheese board was extremely weak! Horrible selection of salami’s poorly cut and the cheese was barely there and flavorless... it was not at all attractive or had any flavor. Very disappointing... I bought the biscotti to go for $15, I wish I ha don’t, they gave me
7 small cookies! Was not worth it!

E
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a local gem. We were made to feel like valued guests, with very friendly waitstaff. The Northern Italian cuisine was john s what we wanted. The stuffed zucchini flower appetizer and meatball with orzo appetizer were delightful, We enjoyed the shaved fennel salad with Manchego cheese and the arugula salad very much ch. Beware, the portion size of all the pasta entrees is very large. Finally, espresso with gelato completed our satiating and delicious meal.

OT
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

As a local favorite it’s always hard to say anything else about anything except to say, Gale’s doesn’t disappoint!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love Gale’s. I tend to go at least once a week. The hostesses and waiters are so incredibly nice tiny 2-year-old

c
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were seated in the main dining room which is very pleasant except for the continual crashing of the plates in the open kitchen. Customers must raise their voices to be heard over the din of the plates.

The service was very professional and friendly. The pasta was delicious.
If the staff could be mindful of the plates!!

EJ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience, delicious fresh inventive updated menu choice, affordable prices, will definitely be back

E
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh made our birthday girl, Dolly, feel like a princess! Everything was delicious! Thank you for making our evening special!

E
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

2 birthdays with friends