Gale's Restaurant is a totally local spot. It offers remarkably solid Northern Italian fare just down the road from all the hubbub. Couples, families and friends that seem to have just finished a day outdoors snuggle among the brick walls and small marble tables, drinking wine from elegant Brighton goblets. Start it off with a Burrata Salad or a steamed artichoke and then move on to the country-style Tuscan steak or one of the house made ravioli specials. For dessert, don't miss the Tiramisu or the Coconut Cake which is uncommonly tasty. The wine list is a favorite among the guests for it's variety and excellent value.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
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Gale's menu adapts well to both office and personal catering. Check with us to see how our personalized menus can be tailored for your next event.
Parking in lot and street parking.
We are very close tothe Del Mar Station for the Metrolink. We are about 3 blocks away.
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
Gale's Ratings and Reviews
Gales - Always comes through
Had another nice meal at Gales last week. Started with the bruschetta as usual and it was nice. Ordered a great bottle of chiant classico in the $60 dollar range that went very well with our meals. We orderd entrees we had not had before and both were excellent, chicken cacciatore and chicken parmesan. All in all a great meal at a good price.
Great local spot for good food, wine and ...
Great local spot for good food, wine and service. Yolanda, hostess, was a good representative of the staff up front, kept us informed on status of my favorite table (worth the wait) and had a friendly attitude while handling all the incoming diners. Spinach salad is delicious as well as the pasta dishes which were not drowning in sauce. Excellent restaurant.
A bit disappointing
We have been dining at Gale's for many years and always enjoy the food. This visit was no exception. My problem is that I booked this visit through Open Table to celebrate my husband's birthday with family, and i specifically noted the celebration on the reservation screen. In addition, my husband opened gifts from family members, something the staff could not have failed to notice. Yet his birthday was not acknowledged by the restaurant in any way. Very disappointing.
Lamb rack was delicious, service was exc ...
Lamb rack was delicious, service was excellent.
Great food, great setting
The food is always great at Gales, never disappointed. And great setting. The only problem I had with this dining experience was the wait. We had a reservation for 4 & we still had to wait 45 min. Very frustrating & disappointing. Hosts were not very accommodating, but our server made up for it. She was very sweet & helpful.
Always a Solid Choice
Two of us took a work colleague to lunch in honor of her upcoming wedding. As usual, the food at Gale's was very good. Two of us had the crab cake salad special, and the bride-to-be had pizza and salad. I had not tried the pizza before, and I really liked my sample. Plus the service is always friendly and excellent. We ended the meal sharing a tiramisu which is so yummy. The only negatives are the noise level in the restaurant and the parking lot which was full during lunch. We we were able to find a spot on Fair Oaks after circling the block. Will definitely be back.
Dinner at Gale's is always delicious! O ...
Dinner at Gale's is always delicious! Our table of four thoroughly enjoyed a fish dish, salads and the mushroom ravioli special. Thank you for always being so consistently good!
Never disappointed and always pleased
The restaurant is in an unexpected location and you always feel like you're in on a secret to get a table at this exceptional restaurant. The food is great and prepared with nice nuances that make you want to come back and try a different dish.
We had a great dinner with wonderful service. The pastas and the salads were delicious. It is loud but lots of fun too.
Always great food and service. Thanks
Always great food and service. Thanks
Crabcake Salad Special
My crabcake salad was good. My fiance's pasta special (chicken ravioli) in a cream sauce and goat cheese. I may have ordered this myself but I do not care for goat cheese. His glass of wine was good. Best part tiramisu' Serveur was excellent.
I have been here three times and have ne ...
I have been here three times and have never been disappointed with any aspect of of meal or service. They make a real effort to make you feel included. It is clearly a place regulars gather and has very welcoming feel. Their daily freshly prepared specials are a sure bet. Generally pretty busy so make reservations.
Nice food but...
Ok so I like Gale's, I really do. Unfortunately service is up and down all the time and it's not even a matter of the actual waiters or waitresses. So I get there, get seated, waitress is very friendly, when we are done with our meal she has gone on break and we didn't know about it so the only waitress available is running around like crazy serving the whole restaurant and we have to wait 20 minutes for our bill. Not the greatest of experiences. But will not
Love, loved everything! Delicious!! But ...
Love, loved everything! Delicious!! But my only complaint is that the tables are too close together - it was difficult to have a conversation with my husband.
Just okay. Although you tell they use qu ...
Just okay. Although you tell they use quality ingredients the tomato sauce seriously lacks full flavor. It's like they use more salt instead of fresh herbs and spices. So therefore most dishes kinda are a let down since you need tomato sauce in most of them. Service started off amazing and became slower through out the night. But they were all very nice. I like the rustic look of the place. I so wish the sauce was better.
Everyone's dinner was delicious!
The service was great and the waiter was friendly. All in all a really great dining experience. We went for a birthday dinner and the birthday girl got to choose a dessert.
Busy and Crowded
On a Saturday night, the place is hopping. Very crowded and very noisy. The food, however, was worth it. Well-prepared and tasty. It is a little cramped as well, but not a major negative.
90th Birthday Party
We had a party of eleven and the food and service were impeccable. Every dish was delicious and the servers did a great job of taking care of us without being intrusive.
I met my sibling there, all with our spouses. We selected it because it was central to the various directions we were coming from. The food was great, service was outstanding, very attentive to every need and definitely wanting to please. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
Always great food
One of our favorite restaurants. The food and service are always great. The on the house biscotti that comes after every meal is delicious and greatly appreciated.
Night Out With The Girls...
My milestone celebration was perfect, great friends, food and service! Gabriel and Josh took wonderful care of all of us!
Gale's is a family favorite. The staff i ...
Gale's is a family favorite. The staff is warm and attentive. The delicious bread is freshly baked with a crisp crust. The simple salad that comes with most meals is fantastic! The dressing is perfect. I am thinking of its taste and composition now as I write this and my mouth is watering. The lasagna is my favorite "comfort" entree. The homemade coconut cake is the perfect finish.
Great Food, Off Night For Service
Seemed to be short-handed or something when we went, but this was our 3rd or 4th visit and first time service was this off. Hopefully it was just a one-time thing, and not a trend. We'll see next time!
The food and service is fantastic at Gal ...
The food and service is fantastic at Gales. The reason is Gale and Rene's commitment to a first class experience for their diners.
Alexus have a great experience at Gale's ...
Alexus have a great experience at Gale's. Food is delicious and service is great. We go there 2-2 times a month and are never disappointed😊
Comfort Food In A Comfortable Setting
If I were looking for the definitive neighborhood gem, Gale's would be a worthy nominee. Always busy but somehow able to fit you in with a late reservation, this classic Italian place has a nicely sized menu and I don't think I've ever had a dish they didn't do well. We brought long time friends, one of whom is notoriously picky about her food, and everybody walked away full and happy. Our guests had a seafood risotto and a scampi and devoured them both. My wife's herb roasted half chicken and veggies was perfectly done, as was my lasagne bolognese, and the portions are so neighborhood friendly that we each had leftovers for the next day (when my lasagne tasted even better). It's never going to be the trendiest place in LA, and it's not the hushed romantic place you take someone the night you're going to propose, but, like a loving, successful relationship, this place is here for the long haul. The service is always good, the room and the bar are always full of happy people, the portions would make your grandmother happy and you can usually get in. What more do you want?
Great food. Great service once seated. I ...
Great food. Great service once seated. It was getting seated that was the issue. I had a reservation, got their early. 5-10 minutes after my reservation time, I was told by the host I would be seated at the next available table. It was looking good until the owner/manager took the next available table, which was at the time connected as 1 table of 4, into two tables for two. He then took other guests, don't know if they were patrons, friends, or unhappy customers, and sat them at the next two tables. I asked the host what was up with that and she said its the owner and she told him we were next (obviously a host isn't going to argue with the owner so I didn't make a fuss to her). My girlfriend and I were discussing if we should leave and just get tacos at the truck next to the resteraunt when then host came to apologize and say we would be the next ones for a table and would comp us bruchetta. Being my girlfriend's birthday, and having streetfood wouldn't be the most celebratory way to have dinner, we overlooked this issue and stayed. Luck be with us that a seat opened up a few minutes after. The comp was nice and all but it was the flaw in principal that bugged me. Offering some food in exchange of being overlooked by management willingly with no explanation isn't cool with me. At least the food was good, but I won't come back or be a patron here (reminds me of some popping Hollywood club or something). I rather continue patroning the awesome taco truck next door.
Amazing food and ambiance, took time though.
The specials menu looks professional. Regular menu looks less-than-exceptional, but is far better once it is served. Service is good in terms of preparing and accommodating before a meal is served, afterwords however it got a bit salesy... she offered desseart before we finished, than the lady took (perhaps too much) time between when we were done eating and when we wanted the check. We had to fetch her at one point because we were in a hurry. No fault of hers on that part. But otherwise I would definitely recommend this place! Delicious! Romantic!
Friendly, comfortable dining
Great food - love the tuscan steak. very attentive and accommodating servers.
This is about the 5th time that we have taken friends to Gale's. Like always, they loved it. The food is really good and the staff is great. They also have a nice wine list. I would definitely recommend Gale's to anyone who likes Italian food.
I have consistently go for dinners at Ga ...
I have consistently go for dinners at Gale's. The staff and service remain friendly and professional. Gale's food has always been excellent. Never a bad meal.
Everyone loved the dish ordered, really ...
Everyone loved the dish ordered, really large portion and good service
One of the Best if not THE BEST eatery in Pasadena
I've had dinner several times before when living in Altadena. This was first on my list for a business 'thank you' lunch. My guests live locally but have never been to eat here, and they LOVED it. Not much to complain about! Day or night, the place to get great food, and excellent service
Great service and great food! Always a t ...
Great service and great food! Always a treat!
Excellent Food and Service.
Excellent food. All employees were very courteous and polite. Roasted Vegetable Thin Crust Pizza was very light and flaky and very tasty. Zuppa di mare had a lot of seafood, succulent! Avocado crab salad was very delicious!
Really enjoyed the brussel sprout salad! ...
Really enjoyed the brussel sprout salad! The food is covered in garlic, which I love, but you'd better love it. Service is excellent here. Everyone is super friendly. My food was just ok. The cabernet I had was excellent.
Always consistently wonderful food
Celebrated a birthday yesterday and it was a delightful time. The atmosphere is conducive to an enjoyable dinner, and the food is spectacular. We had the chicken parmigiana, salmon, linguine arrabiata (nice and spicy) and the fresh burrata appetizer. The flavors brought the three of us back to Italy, flavorful, authentic, satisfying.
This is one of our favorites restaurants! The food is great, service is wonderful and staff is very friendly. The owners are wonderful and always helping out the city with their philanthropy.
Food was excellent. Service was great. ...
Food was excellent. Service was great. The only thing I would say was it was very loud and noisy. Otherwise would recommend very much
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