Gale Restaurant

4.7
187 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Pizza & Pasta; pan Mediterranean plates using local produce, ingredients from all over & everything weird between.
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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 187 people are saying
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MelissiaD
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun vibe, fantastic food! Great service! The pasta is homemade and the meatballs were delicious!

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HollyC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were fantastic. A perfect dinner for our first night in Charleston.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!! You must go here and support this great group and of people! We came here for our Anniversary. To start, They greeted us with champagne. The cocktail menu is absolutely amazing as the bar manager created these drinks and obviously knows what he’s doing! We tried about 5 different drinks based on his suggestions and they were all wonderful! You can’t go wrong! And to top everything off the food was beautiful - gebuibely some of the best food we’ve had in a long long time. The curry was out of this world. From the shareables to the entrees, this place was just INCREDIBLE.

Thank you for making our evening special!

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vipMrsP
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Service and food was excellent! Our large group was very comfortable and well tended to - we left with happy faces and bellies!

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MicheleS
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was phenomenal...the food, the service, the atmosphere!

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MatthewF
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we’ve had in awhile! Split the margherita pizza and both had pasta dishes. Everything was incredible and the service was top notch.

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Hellenic
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good and service. Incredibly hospitable and welcoming

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phyllisd
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST Margarita Pizza I ever had! Server was excellent, So many "nice touches" throughout the restaurant, including the restrooms!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious food but service slow. We waited a long time to order and our drinks didn't come until almost done with our entrees. But I would give them another try.

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Writerbyday30
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The ambiance was misunderstood. There was a mid-Century thriller movie playing on the wall, which was cool, but the music was nineties alternative and the menu Italian-casual. Just couldn’t make up its mind what it wanted to be. Food was delicious. Wine and mixed drinks were overpriced.

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XXXX
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This Italian restaurant with a hip vibe offers a very satisfying and delicious menu of pasta, pizza, small plates, and cocktails. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. While the restaurant trends towards a younger crowd, this retired couple will definitely be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gale Restaurant was outstanding! Food was absolutely delicious, service was perfect, and has an amazing drink menu. Would highly recommend!

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NatalieF
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly everything was a 10/10. Start with the meatballs & Brussels sprouts. You won’t be disappointed!

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vipmichaela
New Orleans
70 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

To say that we were disappointed would be an understatement after reading the reviews. We ordered drinks immediately after sitting down but they never came even after asking our server to check on them. After 20 minutes and watching the guy who must have been the bartender talking to someone at the bar we just canceled our drinks. Luckily we had our own bottle of wine ($25.00 corkage fee which is fine), but there is no way given the craft cocktails on the menu that he was regular bartender. The two pasta dishes were very good however the eggplant parm pizza was a hot mess. Maybe we caught them on a bad night but we will not take the risk to go back.

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vipSbfoodie
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Drinks awesome, friendly service staff, mushroom pizza great, Brussels great!

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KateW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gale was an incredibly memorable meal. I grew up with a mother who prides herself on making tasty food, and therefore by default, I am a foodie. THIS PLACE WAS INSANELY GOOD. I will remember this meal for years to come. The flavors were complex, unique, and wildly delicious. We had the corn curry, cacio e pepe, and the Sambal Margherita pizza. There were "twists" on all of these dishes that just made them so darn wonderful! The restaurant is small, but the seating makes it feel as airy as possible and the pop punk soundtrack paired with the projection of an old classic film was unique but appreciated by me and my boyfriend. I will come here every time I visit Charleston, hands down.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Mushroom pizza is really excellent. Great range of cocktails and mocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great vibes, wonderful and friendly staff!! Can’t wait to go back!

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GayleK
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic vibe, great service and unique cocktails. Brussels were absolutely amazing, in fact everything was extremely good. To include better than sex chocolate cake. We also had very good service. Thank you for a great night.

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PaulF
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The mixed green salad was delicious as was the shrimp pizza! I'm sure all of the dishes on the menu are good. Look forward to going back.

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YvonneS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun atmosphere, short menu that was easy to navigate. Unique dishes and delicious food.

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WGandPG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every dish was fantastic - from appetizers to entrees to desserts! Would definitely return. Convenient parking, too. Service was great and attentive although one staff member would benefit from some training in being more personable. Noise level was higher than I'd prefer - difficult to have a conversation at the table. But the flavorful food made up for a lot of that!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was incredible!!! Four of us shared several things- meatballs (incredible), ricotta - unreal, pizza- flavor unmatched!…and finished it off with an UNBELIEVABLE puff pastry dessert!! We were stuffed- but some of the very best Italian food we have ever had!

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vipCLTH
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It’s a fun 80s vibe. The service was OK and the food was not bad.

There are lots of options in CHS I’m not sure it would be a top pick.

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Happyfeet321
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner; we shared the meatballs as an appetizer and then shared a pizza. Great flavors, good presentation, nice wine list. It was our first time there and we will certainly go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and good vibe! Impressive cocktail menu! Best butternut pasta ever. Pizza was wonderful too..we had the mushroom garlic with truffle.

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CarolH
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pomodoro sauce I've had since my trip to Italy! Food, service, ambiance all excellent!

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vipCajunBabe
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great! It’s a casual restaurant, no need to get dressed up my husband and I were visiting from out of town and I wore a dress a heels and he wore slacks and button up and we were very overdressed. Food was great tho would recommend it as a good causal dining place!

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TomD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and very knowledgeable waitress. A very good experience.

JS
vipJeanS
West Palm Beach
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

We booked a table for outside due to COVID risks. Unfortunately we did not know there are only 2 tables outside and they are on a very busy street. Felt like the table was in the middle of traffic. Was super noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brussel Sprouts are a MUST. Perfectly cooked and the seasoning is spicy but great. I wish I had ordered two servings of the meatballs. They were so tender and pairs well with the Brussel sprouts.

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DTS49
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and service!!

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vipJoshuaT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

While I thought the menu was slightly limited, the three things I ordered were all fantastic. Great vegetarian options. The service was a little slow but, that has become the norm at most restaurants these days. It was still as attentive and friendly as you could ever hope for with less than a full crew. Really enjoyed my cocktails. I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta - loved the cacio de pepe. Amazing craft cocktails.

JD
vipJDerrick
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were phenomenal and unique. Also, they were fast and the customer service was amazing. I strongly recommend them!

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TracyT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We came here when visiting my daughter at C of C. Funky little spot. Small place but they were very busy by the time we left (we were early). It’s right by the expressway so if we had not been told about it most likely would not have seen. Small menu but everything looked good. We had the margarita pizza (had honey & chili oil on it), brussel sprouts & pasta. All a little different but excellent. They will accommodate where they can if a little too funky for you. I could have tried everything! Highly recommend.

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NancyK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The cocktails tasted great and were so vibrantly colored. My only complaint would have been that the door to Meeting Street was open so there was some traffic noise and a bug now and then. We will be back.

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Beachgirl
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was great!

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JennH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

honestly it was a perfect evening and every staff member that approached was amazing.

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vipGOmraju
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Ambiance….noisy if you elect outdoor dining.

FAQs

Gale Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 818-4977.

Gale Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 187 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.