We have been here a number of times and still enjoy this place. The food is delicious. Order the coconut cake because I cannot because I'm too fat. It is so delicious!
Excellent dining experience as always. Wine prices are quite high.
My family has been dining at Gale's for years. It's one of our go to places for special occasions or "just because" we need a night out. This particular dinner was no exception. Our daughter and her fiance were visiting from out of town. We were seated immediately upon arrival; waiter was attentive, but not overbearing. The food was excellent. Our group ordered the salmon special with their original side salad and pizzas, all were delicious! Their tradition is to end each meal with a plate of biscotti (yummy)! Gale's is definitely a neighborhood gem and one that we'll continue to frequent for years to come.
Great neighborhood bistro. We really loved it. My husband had the branzino seafood dish and I had the clams & linguini. We shared a creative seafood appetizer (crab, avocado and grilled beets) and had an inexpensive but fantastic bottle Italian Pinot Grigio. A very nice evening.
Fantastic! Sophia is a great waitress! Everyone loves Gale’s! Brother Jerry’s is yummy!
The food was wonderful. I used to work in the area 10 years ago and frequented Gale’s. We were visiting in Pasadena and Gales was my choice. The food was great as always, and then there is the biscotti!
Love Gales - food is delicious, wait staff super efficient and friendly. Wonderful evening with friends and kind staff. Highly recommend.
I have always loved eating at Gales! However, this time we were very disappointed in the drinks from the bar. They tasted watered down (martini & lemon drop) The meal was good and we liked that our server said 'no problem' when we wanted to split meals and appetizers. The coconut cake was so light and flavorful!! We also ordered 2 cappuccinos - nice big cups, but only filled 1/3. On top of that the coffee was luke warm. Everything was lovely except anything that came from the bar.
Gales is our default goto place. We always leave Gales happy and satisfied with the experience. The food is great, the service is great. Gale's is a great neighborhood gem...
We enjoyed all aspects of our meal at Gale's. The service was attentive and well-informed. The food was delicious. The wine paired well. The swordfish was very fresh, very moist, deliciously seasoned, and a generous portion.
Wait was long although we had reservations. It was worth it as the food was very good
We always enjoy Gale's. We've dined there numerous times. The food is excellent quality, excellent value. Everything is very fresh. I'm not an expert at Italian cuisine, but the dishes all seem very authentic. My husband and I typically split an entree, this time it was the lasagna Bolognese. It was more than enough for the two of us, we probably brought half home for leftovers. We also shared a small Cesar salad and minestrone. They charge a $10 corkage fee if you bring your own wine, which is very reasonable. We also always admire the wine glasses, with the pewter stems, they are very pretty. Bread is complimentary and is always fresh. The only issue with Gale's is that it's a bit noisy, but we don't mind it much. We highly recommend this restaurant.
Excellent restaurant, although the Saturday night we were there it was exceedingly busy and noisy.
I made a reservation using open table. They took us right at reserved time. Great food! Great customer service! Will come again ;)
Gale's is one of my favorite. The menu has something for everyone. The pasta is delicious and this restaurant offers many preparation choices. The fish is always fresh. We dined with relatives who followed a vegan diet and others who were vegetarians. Everyone had delicious meals. The service is outstanding. The staff is friendly and really want everyone to enjoy their meals. There is a full bar!. I have never had a disappointing meal at Gale's.
It was too bright for dinner but I guess they had to accommodate for all the elderly who have taken over.
Great local spot in Pasadena. The food is great and the atmosphere is friendly.
We were there for my birthday. We got there and was seated right away. Our waitress was nice and friendly. I’ve been there twice before and the food was amazing. For some reason this time around, the food was not as good as before. My mom and husband finished their food first and my brother and I were still working on our food, then this waitstaff came by and asked if it was ok to clear off my mom and husbands plate which was ok since they were done. After that he came by to my brother and I asking if we needed boxes. We felt as if they were rushing us out. We weren’t even offered to look at the dessert menu. But our waitress did come by and drop off a piece of cake for my birthday.
We have dined at Gales many times over the past ten years. The food and service is consistently good. We ate at 7:30 in a Friday night and, unfortunately, the wait with a reservation was about 30 minutes.
Our main complaint is their tables for 2 people are just too small for beverages and food. However, it is a gem!
The melt in your mouth pork shank on top of risotto (to a non fan of risotto) was delicious. Fresh bread this time, which is nice. Great servers.
This is the second time I've eaten at Gale's. I live 50 miles away and whenever I'm in the area I want to eat at Gale's. Wonderful Italian food and a lively, fun place.
Gales is a wonderful place to go for any occasion - attractive interior (2 rooms to choose from so you can get more of an outdoor patio experience or an inside restaurant experience), the food is great, service is friendly and efficient, and there is even parking. I love to meet friends here and not feel rushed.
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.
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.
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.
As always at Gale's, a delicious meal, good wine, courteous and prompt service.
Always quality service and genuine Italian food...highly recommend
Great place with good food and fun people
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!
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!
Great place great food we always go for a romantic night or special occasion
Our evening and meal were wonderful. Only wish they added the eggplant to their regular menu.
Gale's never disappoints !!!! One of our favorites.
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!!!
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.
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!
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
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.
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.)
Food was good had a couple of issues with the order. Overall food was very good server was very friendly and accommodating.