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7:00 PM
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Gale's

4.6
1306 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(626) 432-6705
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Fausto Tinelli
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Catering
Gale's menu adapts well to both office and personal catering. Check with us to see how our personalized menus can be tailored for your next event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
California
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Parking details
Parking in lot and street parking.
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Public transit
We are very close tothe Del Mar Station for the Metrolink. We are about 3 blocks away.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 1306 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RMDRC (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great local Italian restaurant. Excellent authentic Italian food, nice atmosphere--good vibe. Extensive menu. Service was great, staff very friendly. The place was full on a Monday night. Obviously a treasured local spot. Can't go wrong with this place if you are looking for Italian.

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JaniceW 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

It is a big kind of noisy place, but we got a quiet corner in a smaller room. The service was friendly and really just excellent (our tip was well over 20 percent). We were greeted warmly when we arrived and the servers were there with anything we needed right away. The spinach lasagna was wonderful and the pizza was quite good. They poor a good drink, have delicious bread and there is some nice artwork on the walls. It is a place to return to for old style Italian food.

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ScotO 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Made a reservation and we were promptly seated when we arrived. Great smells coming from the kitchen. Food was served quickly and did not disappoint. First time there and we had a very nice time. Left fat and happy with money to spend. Highly recommend.

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CalNtv 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

As always at Gale's, a delicious meal, good wine, courteous and prompt service.

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CharlesL 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Always quality service and genuine Italian food...highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great place with good food and fun people

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Another outstanding and delicious meal at Gale's. This restaurant can do no wrong. A Pasadena tradition and I highly recommend it. It's a bit on the noisy side but entirely worth it!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

We dined around 5.30pm saturday night - We started with the braised Artichokes Burrata and pistachios - which were excellent - When the main course eventually arrived ( took way too long - the table next to us sat down when we finished our appetizer and got their main courses just after we got ours ) We ordered white fish for my wife and I had the Chicken parmesan - Unfortunately - WAY too much garlic on the fish and also on the spinach - my chicken was OK not the best i have had thats for sure - the chicken was tough - not tender chicken breast - almost think it was a frozen one - we will give it another shot maybe sometime - hopefully they will get new chairs at some point - so uncomfortable!

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Manny (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great place great food we always go for a romantic night or special occasion

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our evening and meal were wonderful. Only wish they added the eggplant to their regular menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Gale's never disappoints !!!! One of our favorites.

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RachelS (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I come here frequently! I brought my niece to Gales for her 23 Birthday dinner, however Saturday night, the food experience was not pleasant! I always order the spinish lasagna, but this time the cheese on my lasagna was so hard, every time I tried to cut into it, the lasagna would run across my plate! My friend ordered the meat lasagna and had the same problem! She got so exhausted from chasing her lasagna around on her plate, she gave up, refusing to eat another bite! Then my niece asked our waiter for extra Alfredo sauce for her penne noodles. They literally brought warm milk to our table, no flavor at all. I don’t think I’ll be returning to one of my favorite spots, so disappointed!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We are regulars here, but this was on off-night for food and service. Perhaps they were short on staff due to the flu season. The seabass was over-cooked and it took a long time to get a glass of wine, which they did comp. We ordered cappuccinos after our meal, and the coffee was room temperature. They apologized and brought us another set, but it was not much better. Our poor waiter was running around like crazy.
Maybe things will settle out and be back to normal in a few weeks.

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vipCarolynM (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

As always, a very special meal. Lunch with friends was just right. Terrific white negroni cocktails. Food was lovely. Service - by Rebecca - always an extra treat!

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babala (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Been to Gayle's many times. Always happy with the food/service.
Sunday night, because of Superbowl, restaurant quite empty, did not feel the same.
Calamari appetizer was under cooked (we were not charged for it )
My lasagna was very salty.
Hopefully next time it will be better

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TerenceM (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Special, scallops were not Jumbo but small and oven baked rather than pan seared so no browning—tasted a little ammonia as if they'd been on hand for awhile. Gnocchi spot on great! Everything else very good! Pasta always very good. A favorite place. A very good value.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent authentic Italian restaurant. (To Open Table: No I will not submit to writing a review that is 50 characters in length. If you wish to participate in the future, eliminate this requirement.)

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BarbaraK (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was good had a couple of issues with the order. Overall food was very good server was very friendly and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

gale's never disappoints. great food, service, atmosphere, pricing. dependable.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Very nice Italian food

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