Gale's

4.7
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1946 Reviews
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great food! Consistent performer!

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vipJodyG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are great. Met expectations!

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JimS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, as always

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vipJohnG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We made an 8:45 reservation on a Sunday evening. It was made clear that we’d inconvenienced them, and all our food would come at one time, so we’d better move to a larger table so all the plates would fit. Since there were later spots available on Open Table, I never suspected we’d be made to feel so unwelcome. I was trying to treat my teenage son to a nice dining experience and it backfired badly.

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vipPatC
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

There were four of us. We all very much enjoyed the food. the house-made seafood ravioli with a lobster inflected cream-tomato sauce was outstanding. The service was excellent. It would be five star except that the dining room is not quite up there--tables are very close together with bare marble tops without any tablecloths.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice Italian food. For anyone who has fined in Italy, this is pretty darn good for American Italian. Best Tuscan steak I’ve had in states. Nice service too.

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Wood
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best clam linguini I've ever had. Loads of clams in shell, and a delicious sauce.

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vipSherry
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband ran late and the restaurant was so gracious to hold the table

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful time at Gale’s. The service was great and the food was amazing.

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GL99
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Repas parfait, j'y retournerai lors de mon prochain passage a Pasadena

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AnneB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Relaxed vibe but special enough for date night. Standard red sauce dishes were delicious! Wait staff was friendly & responsive, good lighting not too bright or dim, oh & plenty of parking. This was our first time and we will definitely be back!

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FoodiEEE
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Meh. Not bad. Gnocchi was decent but sausage ragu surrounding it was underwhelming. Seafood soup was just OK.

Place is crowded and has good energy, but I was reminded why this is on my "every once in a while" not my "regular rotation" list.

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vipRobertG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is ALWAYS GREAT. Gale's is a neighborhood gem.

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hrhwsq
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’ve never been disappointed with Gale’s. I took friends there and despite a reservation we had to wait for a table. The staff was very apologetic and gave the group free glasses of wine. Everyone enjoyed the meal and our server was very attentive

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LuckyH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and they don’t rush you. Lots of free parking in adjacent parking lot. Will definitely return often

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DDTTSH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good food and service. A bit noisy but acceptable level for dinner and casual dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The Risotto was Uncle Ben's Rice with Birdseye Peas and dry chicken. Not a good experience.

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MargaretH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is excellent. All of the servers are wonderful. They are so professional.

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NitaS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Zucchini flowers and pear appetizers were delicious 😋
Striped sea bass lightly breaded and grilled with garlic lemon and EVOO was fresh and moist. Sautéed spinach and broccoli were cooked to perfection. Sadly the house special pork chop was dry and lackluster. Thankfully the Barbera by the glass 🍷🍷 and coconut cake saved the evening. 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and service was great. Our first visit and we’ll be back soon!

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JessicaS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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JoyceZ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST find in Pasadena!!
Fantastic food and service!
We drove 50 miles just to eat here!!

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RubenC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding! I had the rosemary lamb chops and my wife had the salmon risotto, both were beautifully prepared. The wine selection is very good with a moderate corkage fee. We will definitely return!

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vipHappiness
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. A very nice menu. It’s classy but cozy at the same time. My favorite restaurant in Pasadena.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Came for our Valentines dinner and we had a nice time. My girlfriend had the Branzino fish which was new to us. The fish was slightly bland but the spinach and other veggies were very tasty. I had the Lobster tail and it descent and flavorful.
I still like their Spinach pasta and seafood pasta better, has more flavor and punch to it. We love Gales and will comeback again just like we have for years. Thumps up for pur waiter Javier for his fast and courteous service considering it was a busy Valentines dinner.

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Lainy1
Los Angeles
7 reviews