Galli Restaurant SoHo

4.1
976 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Galli Restaurant features Italian comfort food and exceptional cocktails on charming, cobblestoned Mercer Street in the heart of Soho. Guests will find old school, classic Sicilian recipes that are as iconic as the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District itself. Indulge your taste buds with celebrated Italian favorites with an elevated twist, as well as a more modern take on contemporary Italian fare. We invite our guests to sit back and enjoy their meal in our sophisticated yet understated Soho dining room. If you’re in the mood for celebrating, join us at the elegant marbled bar, and enjoy a variety of our signature craft cocktails. We also offer vegetarian/vegan-friendly and gluten-free options, as well as gluten-free pasta that can be substituted in most of our dishes to accommodate your dietary restrictions.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 976 people are saying
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4.0
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had an excellent meal here, only 3 stars for ambiance because we were outside and there were fruit flies everywhere, which I understand can't be helped to an extent. Other than that everything was perfect!

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Deeeee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Awful experience - waiter was rude, impatient, food took a whole hour to come out (not even the appetizers). Food was not good at all, I can make a better pasta than what I paid for. Unfortunate that this is an "Italian" restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I frequent this restaurant at least 6 to 8 times a year for the past few years but last night was the worst experience I’ve had with them to date.

We had to be seated at the bar because they didn’t have seats available for my reservation due to the rain.

My friend ordered a margarita that didn’t taste like a margarita. The bartender was kind enough to adjust it but she ended up leaving it unfinished.

It takes about 15 minutes for our food order to be placed with the bartender and after that another 20 -25 minutes go by and I notice food sitting on the counter. I then ask (beyond hungry at this point) if that is our food.

Understandably The bartender says he’ll get a Runner to check on our order because he was very busy.
Another 10 minutes go by before our food is brought over. I’m livid because it was the same food that has been sitting for at least 20 minutes…it’s cold. The Runner apologizes and gets our food reheated. He was nice.

The Staff are always nice here but this experience makes me not want to visit this restaurant for another six months if it all again in the future.

Even trying to pay the bill was a hassle. Everyone one was unavailable for patrons sitting at the bar I guess ?

What was supposed to be a 45 minute girls dinner turned into 90 minutes of annoyance

I tipped according to the service I received 🙄

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NedM
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Italian comfort food at its finest, with some seriously high-quality ingredients. Great outdoor seating space. Loved our server. Highly recommended.

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PatriciaP
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Although I have had dinner here in the past this visit was not great there was one waiter for the entire restaurant not his fault but the restaurant in general could’ve managed this much better the wait food and drinks was just ridiculous. The bar had no stock. The place was literally so dark I had to use the candle on the table to see the menu will probably not go back again

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yiddiefrog
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

we made a fairly last minute reservation..outside, then it rained...the hostess was great!!! got us a table inside in a short time......not a great table,but hey, we were inside
my only criticism would be that we were ignored by our waiter for at least 10 minutes...I know everyone is short staffed right now, and we are patient...but just acknowledge people!!! once he came to the table we ordered everything right then. it came pretty quick and all was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was disappointing with unsatisfactory portions. Ordered gnocchi with pesto and received 8 small dry pieces.

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vippeggyg
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quick lunch and really great choice. We ordered the chicken sliders and a Caesar salad and shared both. They were really tasty and so much food we couldn’t finish. Service was great.

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jp305
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great and food is good but it’s too expensive for what it is.

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vipBunuel
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Very difficult to order an after dinner drink (amaro). Not on the drink menu. Bartender was rude and not knowledgeable. Was like pulling teeth to get a glass of Amaro Montenegro.

MM
vipMelM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The drinks were strong the service was good. The food was ok, nothing special. Wouldn’t come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Food was lacking in taste. Only good thing was the brownie. I will go back to have that brownie again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was fine and the service was good. The music was very very loud - they were playing hip hop and when we asked them to lower it they wouldn’t.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Out of half their menu, got our appetizers after entree, missing standard cocktails

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viplisan
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited for over 30 minutes for drinks. Got stale bread while waiting. Then left since a server didn’t take our order.

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tyleruptown
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Horrible experience. We’ve been here many times prior to the pandemic (you could say regulars) and experience was was decent at bar. This experience was bad. Upon entrance, was told there was no bartender and no bar seating, okay (will revisit later). Ordered brunch and unlimited drinks. Waited 15 minutes for first round of drinks, which never came and ultimately asked the busboy for (who brought them a few minutes later). Bread at table tasted like it was from 2 days prior (saw the table beside send theirs back with the same complaint). Food came about 30 minutes later. Food was definitely not the quality we’ve had before. Flavorless. Asked for salt and pepper, which was never brought. We physically went to bar to ask for an additional cocktail. Cocktails (Aperol Spritz) tasted substantially different each round, which was 4. Throughout meal, no one checked in. When we asked for the check, it came about 15 minutes later. Overall, horrible experience and will not be returning. A good friend of mine who was a regular agreed that the place has went downhill and stopped patronizing months ago. I’m not one to leave reviews, but this visit really stood out to me.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall it was decent! Our server was very nice & service was as pretty good. The person who sat us though seemed very confused & also gave us the wrong menus. The food was good but nothing super note worthy. The restaurant is cute & in a great location.

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Manw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We have six people ordered six different pasta. All of them are extremely salty.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was average. Menu is small. Service was slow and had to keep asking for our server. For an Italian the wine list is also very small. We ordered apps to share: bureaus salad was nice, tuna tartar along with the the arugula salad but it was missing the prosciutto so had to ask for this which took some time. Had the mushroom pasta and pesto pasta for main, both good and tasty. Restaurant is pretty dark inside to not so easy to see to eat. Overall it was an average meal. Would not return

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating. Staff was very friendly and amazing expresso martini’s 😍😍

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Pooz
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

music was too loud and food was so so. service was very nice though!

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DavidW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday. Had a great time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was okay. They served a lemon with the sticker still on which was strange. Dined outside and was nice to be able to have a conversation without overly loud music, which I appreciated.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This place was absolutely awful. I don’t even know where to begin, the food was stale and arrived very very late, we ordered the burger and the tuna tartar. The servers were not apologetic at all. Our first server sent over another server who also proceeded to neglect us, then while we were finishing our last round of drinks, the biggest kicker - huge rat ran past behind me on the awning of the patio of the outdoor dining area. DISGUSTING. I have ate out several times and rats do NOT graze my back as I’m enjoying a glass of wine. I yelped in horror and the server nor anyone else who saw the incident did nothing! We had to personally go up to them.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

A waited an hour for my food and it never came. So I left.

People who got there after me and ordered way more than me, got their food forst

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vibe and delicious food :)

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LynetteJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the food was good and it was cool vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cute spot, food was good, drinks were yummy. We had reservations for 6:30 p.m. and left at 11:00 p.m.! We were never rushed out. Would def visit again.

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Katerina
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

The food was quite mediocre and the hip hop music just didn’t match the vibe of the restaurant

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We went specifically for the rice balls, but since covid they are no longer on the menu. They should adjust their menu online to match what is in restaurant.

It may have been the loudest restaurant I have ever gone to. If you are looking for a quiet place to dine, this is not the place.

Great food, disappointed it wasn't the full menu.

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Amir
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good was great. Meatballs and calamari, and chicken marsala are a must!

Service was horrible though, no one came to even take a drink order for almost 15 minutes. They after that we could barley get our waiters attention.

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imsadaboutit
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

the staff was super nice don’t get me wrong. and the vibe was great! everything was presentable and pretty inside. but after a few hours of searching for a restaurant to go to, my girlfriend and i made reservations online to the galli for her birthday dinner. it asked our occasion so of course i put birthday. when we got there they seated us in the back it was a cute two seater table with a candle light. our glasses and forks were dirty but i tried not to pay any mind, but it really creeped me out since covid is a big thing right now. i ordered chicken marsala and she ordered penne vodka. my dinner was a decent size and hers was more like a kids meal. tiny bowl and barely any food in it. i did not like mine one bit, didn’t seem cooked enough and didn’t taste like chicken marsala at all. she said hers was okay and definitely not filling. mind you it was 24 for hers and 27 for mine. as we started finishing up(rather quick) we noticed others were being seated around us and given bread and butter with their water. (we didn’t get any of that) not even after we sat there for 30 minutes before ordering and after eating. the staff was nice but the service wasn’t that great. i hate saying bad things about any restaurant because everyone has a different experience and it definitely seemed like others were enjoying their time more than we were. i was hoping to get a nice desert for my girlfriends birthday and make it special but it turned out to be a total fail.

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vipMarthaH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was below par. There was a staff meeting during the time we were waiting to order. Not the best time to hold a staff meeting.

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VictoriaS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice time sat outside waiter was gewat

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vipJakeS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Galli used to be a decent place to dine with friends or even a casual business meal, however, the quality seems to really have gone down in the past couple of years. The volume level (and music choice) was way too loud for conversation. The prices seemed a bit steep for the quality of the food, and the grilled calamari was almost inedible it was so rubbery. I would not go back nor recommend Galli any time soon.

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Margaret
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor setting. Happy hour NOT available for outdoor tables.

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Person
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I've enjoyed Galli much more in the past. The waiter didn't seem to understand anything we were asking for (I asked for a side of bacon and received a gravy boat of bacon bits), and the ambience wasn't reflective of what was actually going on in the restaurant. Overall just ok, it's one of those places where ok food/service acceptable in the past because it was fun, but now it's not super fun so it's just ok food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food wasn’t the best , Shirley temple was flat also

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Christina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great vibe, nothing but good times when I come here!

BJ
BwayJoe
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

About as run-of-the-mill as Italian gets and lacking authenticity. Want some greens with that dish? You have to order an entree-priced salad. Pass.

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You can order delivery directly from Galli Restaurant SoHo using the Order Online button. Galli Restaurant SoHo also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Galli Restaurant SoHo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 966-9288.

Galli Restaurant SoHo is rated 4.1 stars by 976 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.