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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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4.5

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

Neighborhood Gem (23)
Casual (18)
Special Occasion (18)
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Good for a Date (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Business Meals (10)
Authentic (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Romantic (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Cozy (7)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

First time eating here and I'm hooked! Amazing spot, food and service!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food was very good as was the service. It was a little pricey but worth it. A very enjoyable experience

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The five of us all loved our apperizers, dinners and desserts. Courses were spaced out well and service was great. We will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We were happily surprised to find this gem of a restaurant in Ridgefield. Each of the five diners were thrilled with their meals. Appetizers were all excellent as was the Caesar salad. Each main course was outstanding; both flavorful and the perfect quantity. We already have another reservation for our next outing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Birthday lunch. The food was excellent
and we were very comfortable..

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

I'd made s reservation and requested outdoor seating. We arrived on time only to be told we'd have to wait for an outdoor table. This was on a Monday night so the regular dining room was dead. So we sat at the bar and had a drink. After more than a half hour the hostess told us our table was ready. When we walked out to the terrace we found there were several available tables. Clearly she had forgotten about us sitting at the bar. The food was delicious as always but it all made for a much later Monday night than we'd planned for. Not a great way to treat regular customers. Hoping our next experience runs smoother. Still a fun spot and good reliable food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great meal and great experience. Always a pleasure to dine at Gallo. We had the Salmon and Hanger steak...both excellent!

Nice wine by the glass choices as well.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 14, 2017

2nd visit both were quite good great seafood pasta dishes and sea bass entrees

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I've been there a handful of times and each time there was Fabulous food all around, the hostess was gracious and our servers were most attentive! It was a wonderful night for our special occasion! Highly recommended!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Organic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Gallo's food and Specials never disappoint. Couple that with great service, an owner who makes the rounds and looks after each guests well being and you have an excellent lunch or dinner option in Ridgefield. A solid choice !!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The food at Gallo is always first rate. The service is prompt and friendly. You have so many choices as to the environment in which you dine from more formal, to the bar area to outdoors.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

This is a great date night location. I prefer sitting in the bar over the dining room for the more casual atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Poor service. We did not have our drink order taken until ten min after we had been seated. Thereafter, we had two servers repeatedly duplicating each other's efforts. Still, they botched our order, then blamed us for the miscommunication. We were never argumentative or even accusatory. We let it go, but the server saw fit to mistakenly lay blame, which was rude and unprofessional. Food was fine, but subpar relative to price points. Restaurant needs to do better job training staff. We were not made to feel welcome and staff showed no remorse for errors. Will not be returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Overall, very good. I frequently go to this restaruant, and when I made the reservation, i had informed them that it was my wife's and mine 30th Wedding Anniversary. They made a note of it at the time, but never even mentioned it at all while we were there. A bit disappointing.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Very good food but this visit the service was very very slow.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Fantastic food complimented by great service. Delicious wine recommendation to boot!

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We come to this restaurant often so we brought good friends that had not tried it. Our server was so attentive and she and my friends spoke Portuguese so they bonded over this. The food was very good. My friend order pasta with mussels and a lot of the mussels did not open. We brought it up to the attention of our server and she took it off of the check which we did not expect nor did we request it so it was extra nice and caused a great impression on our guests.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Meeting friends here is never a disappointment. Friendly, accommodating staff ( and owner) greet us like old friends. True Italian hospitality and carefully prepared dishes ensure we'll be back for more. Two thumbs up!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

The Pappardelle was fantastic!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious salad of tomatoes, watermelon and arugula and our favorite "go to" meal Spaghetti tossed in the large parmesan cheese wheel. Both excellent options. The pastas at Gallo's are lovely.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Had a lovely night out with dinner at Gallo then music at the Playhouse. First time visiting restaurant from 1-1/2 hrs away -- arrived 45 min. early at 5pm and were seated no problem. Heard mgmt pep talk to staff and house PA music start up. Our server was plenty attentive and very friendly but not overbearing. We started with a dry gin martini and G&T, both fine. Very nice bread basket with warm freshly baked fat moist slices, cheddar points and thin crispy breadsticks. First course: I had lightly dressed salad with baby arugula, beets, candied walnuts, and goat cheese--excellent. My partner had Caesar salad--very good. For main course we each had a special: mine a medley of trofie pasta (narrow twists) with a tasty pesto sauce, shrimp (not over cooked) and calamari, ringed with mussels and little neck clams in the shell. The staff brought over a bowl of water with mint leaves and orange slice to rinse my fingers--nice touch. My partner had a beautifully presented halibut filet on a bed of cooked spinach, piled with chopped avocado, black olives, cherry tomatoes and topped with shallot crisps. The house Merlot was passable--mild spice and dry but not very complex. The house Cabernet Sauvignon was a step above, with nice round berry highlights. Finished with our favorite bourbon, Basil Hayden's. Accommodating staff brought take-out container of ice to keep leftovers cold through show and long drive home. Atmosphere comfortable, not too loud, patrons (couples, older folk, multi generational family groups including some kids) warmly greeted and all seemed well cared-for. Would definitely return! (Dropped $200 here for two for Father's Day, so I'll save it for a special occasion!)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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