Permanently Closed - Gallo Nero

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Gallo Nero is the new hidden gem of Hell's Kitchen. Located on 44th Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues, Gallo Nero has the great promise of becoming a new breed of tratoria with an exceptional wine selection. It's rustic feel is in tune with the wine and the friendly service only makes the place a very lovely spot, perfect for romantic dinners all the way to friendly reunions. The menu consists of a variety of items that are made to compliment every kind of taste, starting with cold cuts, Crostini, Bruschetta and cheese selections, all the way to Lamb Shank, Gnocchi and Panini. To top it all off the wines are picked from the special small vineyards in Italy, bringing a unique flavor to the area that will turn anyone into a wine lover.
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3.5based on recent ratings
3.4
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3.3
service
3.5
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3.2
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DonaldB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Gallo Nero is permanently closed

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KarenF
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Perhaps a better relationship with the restaurants is needed. We went to a different neighborhood to meet family for dinner only to find this restaurant padlocked with a sign reading "space for rent"! How utterly disappointing to have gone through the trouble to research, book, and make plans with a time crunch, only to face this challenging situation. We were lucky enough to be in Hell's Kitchen where another restaurant was able to accommodate us with just enough time to get to our scheduled appointment. I will contact restaurants directly from now on, by phone, before ever using a source like OpenTable again.

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JoshG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

THIS RESTAURANT WAS PERMANENTLY CLOSED WHEN WE ARRIVED FOR OUR RESERVATION.

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SarahG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’ve been to Gallo Nero several times and enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The other day I made reservations on OpenTable, but the restaurant was PADLOCKED son our arrival, with set tables and a handwritten sign in the window stating “store for rent”.

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MAGbra
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurante is closed!!! How can OpenTable has this restaurant to reserve???
Please don't reserve this restaurant, it doesn't exist!!!

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foodmod
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant does not exist. I went there and it was shuttered and had a signage for sale.

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vipdapper
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant is closed. I arrived for my reservation and the building was padlocked. I had to scramble to find another reservation. Open Table you failed me

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djc123
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was not good. There were only 2-3 serves for the entire restaurant. At every other unlimited brunch I've been to before your time is up, they tell you that you are approaching the end of your allotted time and ask if you would like one more. Not at Gallo Nero where our server walks over and says your time is up after not coming over for the last 20 mins.

I do not plan to return

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Emily
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot to go pre-theater for some excellent Italian food. Attentive service and loved the atmosphere.

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JerryK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Great food,excellent service and good prices

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

It was the worse service I’ve ever experienced.

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Danielle
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Amazing customer service - attentive and courteous that very well contributed to a wonderful dinner. Food was delicious but not worth as much as the prices they were charging. Everything else, including the wine, made a perfect Galentine's Day.

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MariaM
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous local restaurant with delicious food and wonderful service. Great drinks also. We had two pastas and one chicken dish- all outstanding. Pre-theatre menu and fix-price as well. Relaxing ambiance and a nice size bar if you want to hang out there instead. A must when in the theatre district.

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woops81
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Unfortunately, they have changed their Proscutto preparation. Not as good as it was in their old location. Otherwise the food is great. The new location is larger and more spacious, but maintains the same ambience.

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ErajZ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Poor food quality. Linguine with clams were super dry, clams super smelly and fishy / uncooked. The veal Milanese was enormous, dry and in flavorful... and rubbery. Most of the wines on the list were not included in the Puls’d deal. Disappointing deal - they could do better.

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Gigi
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liked the new location. Service was very good. Went when we knew the crowds would be in the theater so it was more enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good over all.
Tables are very close together, at times waiters butts were close to you as it’s so tight they can barely get through.
The server knocked over the olive oil dish when serving my dinner and our whole table was then covered in oil.
We waited a considerable amount of time to finally get our check. They proceeded to swipe my card on a cell phone square at the table, where the screen was completely cracked. Then I had to electronically sign across the broken glass on the screen.
There are lots of choices of restaurants in NY, I don’t think I’d visit this one again.

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vipDTMV
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Efficient service and acceptable food packs this charming restaurant pre-theatre. The wait staff wasted no time on pleasantries but got us out quickly. The food was universally mediocre, most portion sizes were on the small side. I see no reason to return unless nothing better is available.

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vipDelicieux
New York Area
180 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I used to love this restaurant when it was around the corner/across the street--much better food and ambiance. I was quite worried when there was a man outside urging people to come in and dine--never a good sign. But since I used to like it, I though we had to give it a try. Former terrific menu items (like the carcofi) are, sadly, gone. Appetizers were generous and good, but who wants buffalo wings on an Italian menu!? My friend's pasta was o.k., nothing terrific, sort of over-cooked. My short ribs were so over-salted that they were inedible (and I tend to like salty food). The waiter was very apologetic, offered to get me something else, and finally didn't charge for the dish. I lived in Italy for 6 years and I think I know great Italian food. This is unfortunately not the place for it.

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vipJohnZ
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good service was ok hard to understand the servers
However they were pleasant

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vipLJ123
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great value and friendly staff!

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John
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best restaurant in New York City. Bar none. Every single thing they prepare is the most outstanding version of that dish possible. LOOK OUT FOR THE SPECIALS. Get the black truffle ravioli, the rack of lamb is unbelievable, And the desserts amazing Wine list could be improved a bit, but not enough of a flaw to take away from the delicious food. Wonderful, wonderful place. The manager. Luam He’s very caring and he will take care you make sure everything is good thank you gallo Nero

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TallTraveler
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I happened on Gallo Nero a few years ago when I was looking for a better restaurant in the area. I have never been disappointed, and it's my go-to Italian restaurant near the theater district.

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ElkeW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really good food, although the portions were a bit small for the prices!

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vipBrizo
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience1

New space doesn’t have the same ambiance as former. Too bad was a cute little find in theatre district but is now loud, bright impersonal

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DeniseK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went here on dinner break from Harry Potter at the Lyric. We had made a reservation and were seated right away. Table for two was really tiny, but that's NYC. The restaurant was cozy with all the Christmas lighting. Our dinner came out in a very reasonable time. We both ordered pasta. It was a bit pricey to add meatballs to a pasta dish, I actually had to pay for the meatball appetizer in addition to my entree price. The food was good - average, nothing really extraordinary. We were able to get in and out pretty quickly and had no problem getting back to the Lyric to get in line for entry into Part II. Staff was friendly and attentive. Overall, I would recommend Gallo Nero if you need somewhere quick for pre-theatre and want Italian.

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EmilyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

One of the worst dining experiences I've had in a long time. Showed up only to be greeted by 20 people standing in the doorway with the host unable to locate our reservation (which I made 2 weeks prior). When we get seated, they stick us in a back room with a separate entrance for pizza buyers. We're shoved up against the pizza case, with freezing cold air gushing in every time someone comes in and out and the staff continuing to shove us out of the way to go in/out.
I asked for a drink list and was scoffed at and told its "open bar" - which is weird since their website boasts 150+ wines?
Terrible service - no water refills, no checking in on our experience, took 30 minutes to get the check and pay.
I was sincerely hoping the food would make up for the experience but it was the worst pasta I've had in the city.
Don't come here!

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jennifers
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Food court was good. Would not go again

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CharlesP
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food.
Prepared very well. The quality and value that it gives the diner is outstanding.
Close to the theatre district with a good pre-fixe menu and good by the glass wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Small restaurant. Food was decent. Service was awful! The restaurant was not ADA compliant.

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BobH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a meal before a play on broadway.
It was delicious, with evidence of true home cooking that was very flavorful.
I see no reason for some of the negative reviews, service was exceptional. We will return.

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DDDD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience1

What a disappointment! We loved this restaurant when it was across the street and was a little gem with great service. Now, its larger and gets more of a tourist crowd. Small children screaming! New wait staff. One couple left because of poor service. We couldn't stand the noise. Will not go back.

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vipBeadi
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Nowhere near the experience I’ve had in the past at the old location across the street. Frankly, only the service was good. Food did not stand out. In fact, we returned the mussels because they were cold and my branzino was fishy. There’s just too many other restaurants to take a chance again next time I go to the theater.

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vipLeslieL
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my out of town guests here for good Italian. Prices are very reasonable. I always start with oysters which are fresh and the best value in Manhattan. Caesar salad is perfect. All the pastas are really good. You could spend a lot more and not do any better than this 9th ave. Spot.

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vipEdwardK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I went to Gallo Nero several times in its old location across the street and never had a bad meal. This time, however, I did.

While the bruschetta was good as always, the Caesar salad had very little dressing on it and the penne ala vodka tasted thick and heavy. I didn't finish it. It was very loud, but it was a Saturday night pre-theatre, so that's somewhat expected.

I will stick with their sister restaurant, Cara Mia, which is much more reliable.

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John
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Highly recommended Italian restaurant! On our last night in New York we had a lovely dinner at Gallo Nero We found this gem thanks to our wonderful New York police We asked them in Time squared where we should go to eat good Italian food restaurant can you guys Recommend usDelicious food and lovely atmosphere! The send as to gallo Nero 44 st 9 Avenue we
want to thank a lot Police With the recommendations Lou manager?) and his staff were very attentive and made our last evening the perfect end off I wish we Find this restaurant five days early we would go every day thank you. Gallo Nero and Lou team

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LindaT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall1food3service2ambience1

My husband and I had been going to Gallo Nero for 10 years. It was a nice cozy friendly restaurant with good food and good value. We recently went and learned that they moved. The experience was dreadful...loud, packed, disorganized restaurant and the quality of their food has gone down hill. The servers worked not stop but it was clear that they wanted to turn over tables quickly. I will not go back and would not recommend it this restaurant to anyone!

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vipSusanKW
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants in the Theater District. This was our first time for brunch - towards the end of our meal, a DJ started playing and we 'just missed' the drag show. We'll know to time things better next time!

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vipdineoutdame
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience2

I made the reservation 1 month ago for 9 people at 6:45 for a special occasion.
The manager Emilio asked me to reconfirm the day before my reservation. I called and spoke to him and reconfirmed. When we arrived at the restaurant it was as if I never called them to reserve or reconfirm. The manager on that nite was very nice BUT we waited over 30 minutes until people left and they were able to configure our seating. With 9 people at the bar with all the hustle around us I was very upset.

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vipDANIELMARKSCOHEN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Kitchen took forever. Food mediocre. Restaurant really loud since moving to its new location. Old space was quieter and had some ambience. New space feels generic and much too loud. Gallo Nero used to be a bargain in the theater district, but it is no longer.

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Permanently Closed - Gallo Nero is rated 3.5 stars by 1407 OpenTable diners.