Gale's

4.6
1744 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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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food never disappoints! Delicious!

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Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and generous portion sizes. It was noisy in the main dining room.

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S
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The peaches and berries with the barrata was delicious. Our entrees came out too fast. Not enough time between appetizer and entree. I will definitely go back.

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R
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gale's is a wonderful Italian restaurant in Pasadena. The food is consistently outstanding and the service is very good. One can always count on Gale's to provide an excellent dining experience.

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TW
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Gale's is a wonder local Italian gem in Old Pasadena

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p
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's ALWAYS good! and the specials are amazing! reliable and fun! love running into friends there too

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PM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely food, lovely service.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bartender, Eric, is awesome. Food FAB. Can’t wait to return.

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LS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Besides my appetizer being cold, the food was very good.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good location , good food , good service , steak is not not good as expected , but linguini is really good , very recommend.

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M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about Gale's: delicious food, lots of choices, wonderful service, lovely ambiance, even easy parking on the side of the restaurant.

Highly recommend this restaurant and we will be back!

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Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time here and the food and service were great! The burrata and proscuitto salad, the beet salad, the linguine and clams pasta were delicious. The coconut cake was delicious! I will definitely return here

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KG
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gale’s is always one of my favorite restaurants in Pasadena. The food and service are exceptional. If you’re looking for great northern Italian cuisine in a comfortable setting, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better choice than Gale’s

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

That was good and excellent food and great service

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish this restaurant was located where I live. Being a visitor to Pasadena, we were so lucky that we found the restaurant. The food was fantastic! The service was excellent and the staff were wonderful. Highly recommend Gale’s.

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Nashville
29 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of Pasadena’s best, if not its best, Italian. No complaints, but limit the review to 4 stars only because nothing measures up to Boston’s North Shore Italian restaurants.

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GS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gail’s has always been one of my go to places.

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RS
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael was fabulous. Will be requesting him next time we are in.

Food is exceptional as always!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Gale and Gale’s!!! Everything and everyone just great!

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JW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good food.

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DO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I thought the food would be amazing based on reviews. We had a party of 9 and no one was wowed by their entree. $29 for chicken piccata is a bit outrageous. Good to try once but won’t be returning.

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RP
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Parking is limited. Check in area is small. Overall great restaurant.

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DN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Italian Restaurant. Great food, service, ambiance and value.

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s
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here for lunch was sensational. All guests were delighted by the quality of the food, the service and the ambiance.

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MC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is absolutely delicious. I took my sister for the first time and she loved it!

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DS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I drive for almost an hour to meet with friends at Gale's. It's a great place to dine. The ambiance is very nice, it's not noisy so you can hear each other converse. Thomas was our server and he did a great job of tending our table. My girlfriend and I both had the spinach lasagna with the meatballs. She had a side house salad and I had the Arugula Salad with pine nuts. Our food was seasoned to perfection and the salad was very good, not drenched in salad dressing.

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JG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always. A friendly welcoming environment.

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g
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious!! Service was excellent!! Definitely will be back.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service good food and friendly staff

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RA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my dad to Gale’s for Father’s Day dinner. Our waiter was wonderful as usual. Food was superb. Thank you for making my dad’s Father’s Day dinner celebration an excellent experience!

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AE
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s a proper Italian restaurant.

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JB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gale's is one of those restaurants that is consistently good.
The food is fabulous, the service is very friendly and accommodating. Why go anywhere else?

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AK
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were staying in Pasadena and needed a place for dinner. I picked Gale's because the food got 4 stars and the price was only 2 dollar signs. Great food; great service. We were not disappointed, and would go there again (if I ever have to go back to Pasadena).

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TS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A $15 salad should not be dry or without dressing. Had to ask for some.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Gale’s for my birthday dinner! It was absolutely amazing! The food, drinks and service was extremely good! Everyone in my party enjoyed their meal and we all agreed we would come back as soon as possible! Thank you for making my birthday extra special!

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W
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food good service good value parking is a little tight

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful neighborhood spot with tasty Italian food and really friendly, warm service.

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H
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everytime we dine at Gales, it's always on point! Food is delicious and Service is fantastic! They have a great wine list as well! and don't forget to check out their dessert menu! Tiramisu is our favorite! Thank you, Gale!

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Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met a friend for lunch to celebrate her bday. The beet salad , the pasta with clams and the peach and blueberry crostada dessert were incredible. I will definitely come back. The service was great as well.

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HP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely energetic setting and warm professional service, as always. The bread however was very dry like it was a day old The Scampi Linguini was rather tasteless and bland but the flatiron steak was excellent.

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