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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 589 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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mattpoisett
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172 reviews 172 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 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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241 reviews 241 reviews
169 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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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Gale's is unpretentious and cozy. It looks and feels like Italia with a cool, eclectic crowd. The service was on the money…from what we observed, the staff worked well together. They did not miss a beat!! The food was very GOOD. The lasagna had a rich bolognese, probably the best lasagna I've eaten in a restaurant. A very generous portion... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It is an over rated place to eat. The good thing about is that Gale's is a local restaurant. But they are too busy to provide a good service. I tried Chicken Parmesan and it tasted funny; it was a meal for 3 people, and it was not delicious. It was not a quality food, it was just food. I... More

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Pasadena, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Gale's never fails to deliver the best, freshest, widest choice of traditional Italian cuisine. Service is thoughtful, timely and friendly. Always leave room for the wonderful, freshly made desserts and take home what you can't finish. Gale's is good the next day too!

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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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