- 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
Good food, wine, service and free parking. Cost was resonable and environment was Covid safe.
Gale’s is our go to for dinner in Pasadena. Consistently excellent food from Pastas and Pizzas to gourmet seafood and meat dishes. This time I had the Lemon Seafood Risotto and it was excellent. Just the right amount of lemon taste with the beautiful risotto, pieces of salmon and prawns. And of course the Coconut Cake is the best you’ve ever had. Almost like an Angel food sponge cake with just the right amount of coconut frosting! Can’t wait to return!
Always enjoy the food and friendly staff. Food is consistently good. Appreciate the safety protocols in place for Covid.
Arugula chopped salad with salmon is my favorite for lunch!
My close friend’s birthday- all was just perfect!!
We ate outside and it was very comfortable and a nicely created ambiance. I really liked my chicken salad. All the ingredients came separately, so I cut up everything which made it very fresh. Gale's never disappoints.
Just a quiet dinner with my wonderful 16-year-old daughter to catch up….. we sat outside, although we were offered the choice to dine inside as well. The food was fantastic as always!
Everything was perfect!
Service was a little slow but the food came out pretty quickly and made up for the service.
The waiter was polite, just busy.
Definitely will come back..,
Great spot on fair oaks for a great Italian meal. Be prepared as the menu is extensive and when you add the page of specials it make it really hard to choose. Never have had a bad meal. Plenty of parking out back and on the street.
I always love Gale’s! Good food and atmosphere!
Beautiful, quiet outdoor space with heaters! Exceptional staff, excellent food, this is a neighborhood treasure. Nice selection of daily specials in addition to an enormous selection off the regular menu.
Great good. Great ambiance. Great service. Terrific coconut cake! Will go again.
Excellent service and the food was delicious.
If I could eat the coconut cake all day long, I would! It beats any cake specialty shop hands down!
I think the food is good but but it is very expensive.
We went to Gales for the first time after countless people told us how good it was. It was just the two of us and the food and service were both outstanding. Every bite melted in my mouth. We enjoyed a good strong cocktail and a delicious glass of wine. We both had separate salads. The arugula salad is so refreshing and peppery abs the Cesar was nice too.My ravioli was the best I’ve ever had the pasta was thinner but had a nice bite , texture and the sauce was marvelous . My fiancé had leftovers of his mushroom pasta with braised pork not sure how, it was so tasty It’s a bit noisy in the kitchen so I think it’s a perfect family restaurant ! The place emptied out early which I was disappointed about because I wanted to linger.Can’t wait to go back!
We decided on an early dinner versus a late dinner and it worked out great. We had the choice of indoors and outdoors, and with the warm weather, the only choice was to be outside.
We had a great table location and service was excellent, and food was per usual tasty and up to Gale's high standards.
It was an early evening well spent!
Gale's is one of my favorite places to dine. The atmosphere is very welcoming.
The food is always good and the service is impeccable.
First of all, my water glass had lipstick on it so I had to ask for another. Didn't really set well with me. We chose to eat outside as it was a warm evening and we were close to the building so it was pleasant. Food was good. I had the shrimp with pasta and it's my favorite there. The bread and olive oil dipping sauce was very good. My wine was also excellent. All in all, it was quite pleasant.
Good food; good wine.
Tiffany (new waitress to us) was a pleasantly surprise.
It’s always fantastic. Never disappoints.
I love Gale's - the food, atmosphere and service are top notch!
What a FABULOUS menu ... almost impossible to choose ... everything beyond delicious. Outstanding warm and friendly staff. I just doesn't get better than this.
We had a nice dinner here ordering Mushroom Ravioli and Pasta Al Forno , which we enjoyed but couldn't finish because they were large portions, but very tasty. Nice Berry Crumble for dessert. Our waiter was fine and did a good job of serving us and the people around us inside the back room of Gale's. We hope to return soon!
Have eaten here many many times prepandemic. This is first time I've returned since Feb 2020. Inside was very crowded and energetic. Combined line for tables and takeout was long and compacted. Other patrons gave some attitude when I asked to make space. Woman at desk seated first group and then disappeared. Man came and asked if we'd been helped, to entire line, and then took group in middle of line, after I'd said we'd been waiting and man in front of me was next. Apparently, they were "friends of Gale" so got priority. The place was busy but not completely full, but the waits for everything were very long. The waitress at one point asked if we'd like another drink and one in our party said yes. It didn't arrive til we were done eating. She did take it off the bill. Maybe they were just short on staff?
We had out of town guests and I was worried about eating outside but I worried for nothing. We sat in the pavilion where tables are nicely spaced apart and the temperature was quite comfortable. Our food and service were excellent. Our only distraction was the waiters and bus people literally running to and from tables. Our service was great but the running seemed a bit much. Maybe there was a staff shortage? While our table was cleared quickly we never felt rushed—appetizers through desserts. We left feeling very happy.
Always my favorite. They make me feel like family. Food and service are always impeccable. I love Gales more than any other restaurant.
Amazing, tasty food
Had dinner at Gale’s for a birthday celebration. Our dinner’s and service was excellent. Gale’s is our go to restaurant for special occasions.
I forgot how good the food is. And nice to have another outdoor option that isn't on the street.
Gale’s is my go-to lunch spot. The service is professional and friendly. The menu is extensive enough to accommodate any preferences. They still have their outdoor seating which is enjoyable in good weather. Love the freshness of the food.
The service was extremely bad. We wait more than one hour to get the dinner served. Plus the The waiter keeping offering more food that we did not ordered or wanted.
Always great. Gabe and Joshua always do a great job.
Gale's is our "go to" Italian restaurant in Pasadena. We met some friends from OC there and they loved it. One of the things I like best is that if you don't see what you want on the menu and they have the ingredients, they will make it for you.
Would highly recommend Gale's and on a nice evening, great that they have maintained their outdoor space.
First time at Gales. Went there prior to attending a play in Pasedena. Food was fresh and flavorful. Service was professional and responsive. Prices were quite fair
Everything about this place was fabulous. We had outstanding service and the food was incredible. Highly recommend for a cozy neighborhood dining experience
Food is absolutely delicious and serving size is ample, but this restaurant is very pricey on some items. For example, for a small romaine and onion salad, they charged $8 and for a small organic green salad, they charged $10, both of which were add-ons to our meal. The total bill for two plus one takeout main dish and a slice of cake came to over $160! Service was generally good and waiters were overly attentive, although they forgot to give us the extra bread we requested, so we ate without it. The coconut cake is exceptional and even at $10 a slice which was huge, it's well worth it. I ordered takeout, including their fabulous coconut cake only to find they sent me home with an extremely small piece that was less than a quarter the size of the one piece we had at the restaurant! Although I would go back to Gale's, I will be more vigilant about any take-out in the future.
I always try to go to Gales for lunch or dinner.
It’s probably the one of best Italian restaurants in Pasadena. Great food and great service.
I have always love the food at Gales. This is the first time I have been there since the pandemic. Everyone was masked at it felt very safe. We were seated outside the tent in the driveway. It actually was very nice. The breeze felt great and the food was outstanding, as usual. We both had the spinach lasagne with the simple salad. So good and enjoyed the biscotti at the end of the meal. The service was fantastic and very accommodating. A+
Gale's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 432-6705.
Gale's is rated 4.7 stars by 2468 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.