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Gale's Italian Restaurant and Bar

452 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2634
626-432-6705
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Ranked #3 of 591 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $25
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: California
Transit: We are very close tothe Del Mar Station for the Metrolink. We are about 3 blocks away.
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went to Gales with a reservation ( for 7 PM) as a party of 4. It was extremely busy, and we had to wait for about 15-20 minutes for a table. We had arrived a few minutes before 7. We all ordered Pizza for dinner. Several different varieties. ALL were delicious, and very flavorful. The servers were polite and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My wife, daughter, an I went to Gale's prior to going to the Pasadena Playhouse. We went early, prior to 6pm, expecting the restaurant to be quiet. Quite to the contrary, it was very busy and fairly noisy until we left at 7:30, and people were lined up outside as we left. I guess that the number of patrons is... More 

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Berkeley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Went with a large party including kids. Waitress was great. Portions were huge (except for the soup which was oddly tiny) and pretty tasty. One dish had to go back to be heated through. Everyone left happy. Good place for families.

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mattpoisett
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174 reviews 174 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We went to the place for lunch. The dining area is great. The specials are all great to eat. Service was perfect and the food arrived fresh, hot and well made. I recommend this for anyone going to eat in in Pasadena.

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Alameda, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Had a lovely meal at Gale's last night. Excellent service, good food prepared with care. Nice bartender Bill have good suggestions for wine. Will be sure to come back when I am next in Pasadena.

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San Diego, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had a very pleasant dinner at Gale's. Being our first visit, it took a little time to go through the menu, but with the assistance of the waiter, we were happy with our choices. The Burrata appetizer was great for two, and our entrees of salmon and chicken piccata were very good (though the chicken I found to be... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The food was great and so was the service. We went on a very crowded Sat night. We were late about 15 mins but called ahead to notify them we would be late. They held our table, even though there were people waiting. The food was very tasty but we couldn't really enjoy our dinner like we would have liked... More 

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Pasadena, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Gales is a wonderful stop in Pasadena - super food, drink all in a comfortable environment. The owners make you feel most welcome - try the Chicken Piccata - wonderful lemon zest perfectly cooked - for desert, the white cake - you will not be disappointed! Cheers!

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Pasadena, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This one of the best place. Their lasagna was the the best I ever had and my wife fell in love with the lamb Chops. We sat in the back and the service, and atmosphere was excellent, I highly recommend Gales's

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Los Angeles, California
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240 reviews 240 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Nice parking (always a plus) ...the delicious smells hit us as soon as we walked in. The whitefish was a nicely seasoned piece of fish with perfectly cooked broccoli and spinach. We also ordered the white cake with coconut frosting and it was one of the best we have ever had!! Very friendly and helpful server. We will be back!

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Additional Information about Gale's Italian Restaurant and Bar

Address: 452 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2634
Phone Number: 626-432-6705
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

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