- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
mozzarella, ricotta, garlic, parsley, olive oil
fresh mozzarella, roma tomatoes, basil, EVO
fresh pasta, spinach, ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella, marinara sauce
The best selection of salads in Pasadena/South Pasadena area. Service is always wonderful!
The service was terrible. It took 15 minutes to get drinks
Our waiter was overwhelmed with his tables.
The food at Gale's is consistently excellent ! The drinks and service left nothing to be desired. One of our favorites.
great service, food is authentic and great menu, full bar is always a great option
Excellent food and service!
Superb food with great variety; well designed outdoor dining, attentive service.
Birthday celebration for a friend was done with the style I count on whenever dining at Gale’s.
The service is wonderful, attentive but not to the point of being bothersome. The quality of the food and the choices outstanding. They never disappoint with the number of specials. Drink glasses do not go unfilled and the biscotti at the end is a lovely touch.
Staff was very attentive and friendly. Kelly gave us her favorites, but, as I have found, it’s not a short list! Gale’s has daily specials, which never disappoint. I brought a foodie friend, who is visiting from out of state, and she said she wants to eat here again! We tried the stuffed zucchini flowers and they were fabulous. We ordered the swordfish and the pomodoro risotto with shrimp and salmon, both were specials. And, to top it off, we had to have the coconut cake. It is heavenly, served with a little raspberry drizzle. It was all so good!
Had dinner outside on the patio for a birthday celebration. Food was good to terrific. One thing I like: there are always several things I actually would like to try on the menu and and deciding on just one is difficult. I had the spaghetti lemon scampi-- it was really good. For dessert we tried the coconut creme cake and I highly recommend it. What could be improved: the waiter, while attentive, seemed like he wanted to rush us through our dinner. He would remove plates while we were still chewing the food from what became the last bite. We requested more bread twice but it never appeared. My husband was still eating his dinner when the waiter asked me what I wanted for dessert and if I wanted a dessert menu. He needs to calm down. Overall it was a good experience.
The food was great. The service was impeccable.
Indoor ambiance was old school New York style, busy, humming, but noise level was just right, very comfortable.
Over all experience gets a very high mark from us.
We chose inside dinning. Even though there was a 10 plus group to the side the noise level was pleasant! We could hear ourselves talk and listen to background music (that too was nice). So nice to be out. even picking up the check was done with customer curtesy.
Gale's is one of our favorite local eats. The staff are all attentive and provide a great experience. The food is always amazing. I recommend this to anyone looking for a date night with their favorite person.
Came here for a birthday evening and everything was fantastic. The regular menu is delicious, but highly recommend ordering off their specials as everything was seasonal and fresh. Also the portions are very generous. Wine selection is probably a bit higher quality than cocktails here - but even still the drinks are decent. Back room got a little loud, but the tables are spaced so comfortably you hardly care. Can't wait to go back.
We love Gale’s!
Our lunch yesterday was to celebrate my sister in law’s birthday, she travelled nearly 55 miles from Redlands, California.
She has read how good your spinach lasagna was , but was most disappointed our waiter said “ they ran out of spinach lasagna “.
We were ordering at 11:30am and there were only a few other customers seated before us .
HOW could it possibly be kitchen already “ran out of what’s on your menu”????
I would have rated you 5 stars otherwise! We always love your food , Gales restaurant. Thanks!
Delicious food and spectacular services. Our go to for Italian.
Great food. Good service. Felt a bit rushed as wait staff continued to try to clear plates prior to the food being finished.
Dinner was exceptional as usual. Our waiter was polite and made great recommendations. Will return soon!
Great service and food as always!
Good food sat outside due to covid concerns, the wood chairs were not very comfortable and the round table was a little small for 2 of us sitting at t the end of our party of 6
We absolutely adore Gale’s normally but they were jammed with customers and staff was challenged to keep up. They goofed up our birthday celebration and one dish we ordered was both over cooked and served lukewarm. They did offer a free slice of cake to make up for this. It’s hard to run a restaurant these days but Gale’s should avoid overbooking. Thanks.
Excellent service and great food! The staff is very nice and great service
As always we had a great meal. Unfortunately we had a 7:45 reservation and when we arrived were told the kitchen was closing in 10 minutes so we felt quite rushed to order and leave. I would suggest that the last reservation be at 7 if the kitchen closes at 8.
Seating outside in parking lot was actually pleasant but a little distracting. All the employees were attentive and professional. We will go back.
I was so glad to see the restaurant was hopping, when we arrived. Our reservation was toward the end of the lunch rush, so it was slightly expected. Gale’s never disappoints! I had not eaten here for lunch in a very long time, usually coming for dinner, and the menu was perfect. We had he bruschetta, which is wonderfully fresh and flavor. For our main corses, I had the rustic Caesar salad with added chicken and my friend had the salad with grilled salmon. Very tasty and fresh. You can’t do better for lunch or dinner.
Gale’s go-to place when I want a simply outstanding meal. Never disappoints and I call it “Pasadena’s Commissary.” Everyone goes there and you’re almost always going to see someone you know. Gale Kohl the owner makes everyone feel like family. Just outstanding.
Love Gales. Prices a little high but with the supply chain disruptions it’s understandable. Service is always friendly and attentive.
Wonderful place just seemed short staffed
Four of us met at Gale’s to catch up last night. We chose Gale’s because of the great food and warm and efficient service. We were not disappointed last night - everything was delicious. We all had something different and all loved what we got. The portions are so generous that I’m having lamb chop leftovers tonight!
the food very good, the service very slow
Gale’s was highly recommended by a friend so when it was time to celebrate a birthday, three friends and I chose Gale’s. Gale’s did not disappoint - the food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Thank you Gale’s.
Friendly service, food was very good. The garlic bread was delicious. Our server was very nice very on top of things with water and our other server was on top of things also. Definitely we going back.
Food is consistently good, whether eating there or taking food out. We sat outdoors under the tent and it was a very pleasant experience. Javier, our server, was friendly, knowledgeable and appropriately attentive. Gales is one of our go to places.
I had the spinach ln lasagna, it was so good. My husband had the steak, he lived it especially the sauce! Bruschetta was amazing. All the service was pretty good except for the waitor- ge seemed angry. It was our 43rd anniversary, so when I asked if they did anything special for anniversaries, he shook his head, then I asked oh you dont do cakes or anything. He blurted if you want the cake go ahead. Not a happy anniversary or congratulations.pretty cold. Other than that we would come back. Hopefully it was just a bad night for that waiter
Fantastic food, service: I had the Salmon club sandwich at lunch, and a meatball--so delicious, I still want more.
Wonderful food. We loved being able to est outdoors.
Gale's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 432-6705.
Gale's is rated 4.7 stars by 2427 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.