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About Gallo Ristorante

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5 Grove Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 431-7726

Website:
http://galloridgefield.com/

Gallo Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
Good for a Date (21)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
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Casual (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Romantic (9)
Authentic (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Business Meals (7)
Cozy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Healthy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

This was about the 5th time we've dined at Gallo. We tend to go before shows at Ridgefield Playhouse because of the proximity. All have been good experiences, whether with two people or up to 8 people. Service has been variable (it can be a bit slow), but on this visit, our server was Helene, who was absolutely great!
If you are going here before a show, we recommend to tell your server so they move you through in time for your curtain.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Gallo is a go-to for a quality dining experience from interesting appetizers to wonderful desserts.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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·Dined 6 days ago

3 our of 4 dinners were amazing . Veal special was dry and unappealing. Sole was fabulous as was lamb shank. Salmon good as well. We were having dinner before Ridgefield theatre which stated free drink for each but they were not all removed from bill.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Have been dining here since Gallo opened. Never had a bad meal. New years evening was no exception. A tough night in most restaurants. Here good food and great service. highly recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

First time here, we enjoyed having a conversation without having to scream at each other. Definitely on my favorites list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We always enjoy Gallo. There is something for everyone with special requests accommodated happily.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

A special family holiday celebration and as always, excellent!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Organic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Authentic, Business Meals, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Casual, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Service was a bit slow but not really enough to complain about. food was excellent with a nice menu selection. considering how crowded it was it was relatively quiet and I was glad that the background music was just that - background, and just the right volume. Overall a very nice experience and we will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Always great and our favorite server Sara is excellent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food in Gallo is consistently good. Our friends were impressed and loved the spaghetti finished inside the Parmesan cheese and the fish special that was perfectly cooked. We had pizza and the special pasta with lobster in a spicy sauce was delicious as well. The service is always good and friendly. It is kind of loud when full but it is fun.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The staff was very attentive and courteous The atmosphere was very pleasing and the food was just okay in my opinion.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was delicious, though my husband would have preferred a bit more meat in the lasagna. The service was efficient and pleasant, and I liked the atmosphere. I'd highly recommend Gallo.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was good when we finally got it. We chose the restaurant due to its proximity to the Ridgefield playhouse. We were almost late to our show because our waitress was too busy chatting with friends of hers to attend to us even though we told her we were going to a show.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

- Valet staff personable, friendly and efficient
- Hostess friendly
- Waiter took order and never saw him until he delivered the check!! Support staff were amazing delivering food, removing plates and keeping water filled. Waiter never checked on meal, huge delay between dinner and dessert offering (another waitress actually saw my frustration and took dessert order) and no offer to refill coffee.... for a dinner for 2 without alcohol and a bill of $100 I expect some effort by waiter to be engaged in my dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Pre Theatre dinner- taken on time and it was very busy!! Service, Selection and dinner were all excellent- 1st time here and will go back- valet parking was a plus.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

All of our meals were delicious. I had the sole almondine, our guests the short ribs over polenta, lasagna. Apps were outstanding, calamari and eggplant rollitini. Our waitress was great too. Gallo always good always consistent,. You should make a reservation as it is always busy.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Valet parking, casual dining or dress up atmosphere however you feel that night, excellent food selection and delicious. Different dishes outside the box. On the higher side of cost for a meet up with a friend but nice for special occasions or a date night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I ordered the short ribs with polenta special. The waiter returned with a plate of seafood and pasta. When I told him I ordered the short ribs he said "I heard shrimp ". I know what I ordered and my husband heard my order. A simple sorry would have sufficed, not what he heard. Which never during the whole evening did I consider having shrimp and I don't eat gluten. He shouldn't be putting the blame on me! I know mistakes happen. Just own it. I won't be back.

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I always enjoy my meals and experience at Gallo.
Great restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a delicious dinner prior to a show at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Everyone cleaned their plates so it was a good night all around.
Went back for a drink after the show. The bar was busy when we arrived but cleared out shortly thereafter. Used to be more of a late night crowd here.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

From the moment we walked in and the hostess disappeared to the over zealous waitstaff, the restaurant disappointed us. The pizza was soggy and the pasta in Parma wheel was flavorless. Sorry, I don't like to give a totally bad review but on the way out I mentioned our experience to the hostess who then told us we were there too long anyway.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our small town has few excellent fine dining restaurants, so discovering Gallo was, altogether, a pleasant and unexpected surprise. Highly enjoyable. Will return soon.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This restaurant is always good, all our friends that we have taken there for the first time return over and over for the same reason. the owner is always there and you can tell. the food is consistently good and so is the service. if you are going to a concert or to the movie theater down the street this is perfect for that.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent Italian, fresh ingredients, diverse menu. Wait staff as friendly and on the ball. Our second visit and we will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Gallo is a great location for dinner before a show at the Ridgefield Playhouse. We had attentive service, great food (halibut special, pappardelle, steak) and could have a 4-way conversation on the enclosed patio. Will be a "go-to" dining destination before future Playhouse shows!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service, good vslue. We enjoyed the private room upstairs for our large group.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

The ambience seemed very nice and I probably would have rated it higher except we were seated at a table just inside the door and near the bathrooms. Staff was also very busy. Otherwise, great dinner and nice experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful meal. Food was fantastic and service was perfect. A very lovely experience.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great dinner before a show at ridgefield playhouse

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 17, 2017

consistently good this restaurant is one of our favorites in town

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Enjoyable Italian restaurant with home made pasta and great menu. Worth a trip from anywhere!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Gallo has become our go-to restaurant when we just want a great meal. It never disappoints. There are always interesting and delicious specials to supplement the menu, there are excellent yet reasonable wine by the glass choices (try the Montepulciano) and the atmosphere manages to be both cozy and elegant - so good for the special date night and the weekend dinner when nobody wants to cook but you still want a really tasty meal. The chef manages to make meals that feel homey (no pretention) even when quite creative and not something you would actually cook at home.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

hidden gem ion ridgefield CT the food is great, service is first class and the ambiance is fun. you cant go wrong here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was our first time at Gallo and we were pleasantly surprised. We will definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Only complaint was the wait between the appetizer and main course. Otherwise it was very good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a lovely dinner with friends on a Saturday night, and unlike many other restaurants, we were able to speak comfortably with our friends the entire time. Too many restaurants are too noisy.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Starting with the valet who was not pleasant at all to going in and our table was not ready for 20 mins after our reservation. The hostess didn't seem to care that our table wasn't ready. Our waiter seemed to be busy so the service wasn't good. I also didn't get the dish I ordered.
A very disappointing evening and we will not return.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Best parpadelle with short ribs ragu I've ever had. Hanger stead with horseradish sauce also good.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 23, 2017

another good evening meal experience. veal, swordfish and sea bass were all quite good.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food server accidentally spilled wine ar our table and and the way he handled it was so professinal and kind it was no big deal. I could not be more satisfied with my evening at Gallo!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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