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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 #2 of 583 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
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We love Gale's. This is the go to place for our family celebrations. We always feel welcome by the staff and the food is terrific. On my son's birthday, he ordered pork chops. They arrived and I took a picture of him with them - they were the size of his head! My kids, who are teenagers, tend to be... More

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Los Angeles
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Gales offers reasonably priced traditional Italian food that is perfect every time. It's a favorite go to of mine in Pasadena.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Every one of our family members loved their dinner and the desserts were fabulous also. I had the eggplant appetizer and it was enough for a dinner, and the best eggplant I've ever had. I also had the beet salad which was delicious. We all shared the bruschetta appetizer and fig and blue cheese appetizer. Our waiter was very attentive... More

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Pasadena, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Gales is the top 1-2 restaurants in Pasadena. Thr rotini bolagnese is the best I have had. Salads and pasta dishes are outstanding and fish dishes are always fresh and excellent. The entire staff is outstanding and have a great sense of customer service. Will always eat Northern Italian here, my favorite.

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Murrieta
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Took my family to dinner and Pasadena is one of our favorite cities to meet at and eat, I goggled Pasadena and Gale's came up and we had not been before. Easy to fine, parking on site and best of all, the service and food excellent. We are planning a vacation to New Orleans and the wait staff was not... More

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I've driven by this restaurant probably hundreds of times and never even knew it was there. A friend suggested we meet there before going to another restaurant to eat. Well, the other restaurant was a bust, and we ended up going to Gale's for dinner after all. What a great experience! The environment is cheery, well-decorated, and friendly. It is... More

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Navarre, Florida, Usa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Gales was crowded during a week day....a tip off that this is a good place. I had gnocci which was excellent my wife one of my guests had the special pizza...large and ate the whole thing...great. My bother had mussels and the eggplant and raved about both. We all thought that the martinis were the best we ever had.

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USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Gale's has fabulous food, is always packed and the locals come here in droves. We literally encountered 4 sets of friends enjoying dinner there a few weeks ago. If you want to avoid the crowds, come in for an early dinner. The owners are great and often stop by the patrons' tables for a brief chat..

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california
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We got in early on a Saturday evening. The place then wasn't that busy. Service was good and fast. It was good Italian food and reasonably priced. It's highly recommended.

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I love italian food and was really looking forward to dinner at Gale's. They had a good wine list and but the food menu was a bit overwhelming. We ordered several things to share. The portions were huge. Everything tasted good but wasn't amazing. The glassware for our wine and sparkling water was medieval, so heavy with silver bases. The... More

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