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Galleria Umberto

#46 of 2,720 Restaurants in Boston
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289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810
617-227-5709
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 92
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Best Sicilian Pizza Ever!

Can't beat the pizza, arancini, panzarotti, calzones etc.....there is nothing that is not worth trying. I've had them all, absolutely the best in Boston (maybe the entire East Coast!)

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Can't beat the pizza, arancini, panzarotti, calzones etc.....there is nothing that is not worth trying. I've had them all, absolutely the best in Boston (maybe the entire East Coast!)

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Plymouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Nothing fancy, very authentic, been eating here for years. I usually by a whole sheet to take home as well. It is elbow-licking good. Get there early or face the line, which can be long. Just shows you how good it is.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Really tasty slice of pizza (Sicilian style) in the North End. The place gets crowded so get there early and have someone from your group nab a table. Keep a watch for the entitled neighborhood residents that come in and cut in line. We waited about 45 minutes to order and I estimate that half of that time was spent... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Waited in line for this iconic north end pizza joint. Read reviews and thought I would get great simple food but nothing more than really cheap and affordable eats. Not worth the wait. Old school atmosphere and a interesting experience. Sicilian style slice for $1.95 but nothing special for group of four other than the price. Calzone on the other... More 

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Orange, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Don't be afraid of the line, this place knows how to get your food out quick. Just know they run out of things, but everything is great!

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Monterey, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I came here for lunch around noon on a weekday and waited in line for about 20min to order. Staff were pleasant and kept the line moving. My boyfriend and I tried the pizza, pizzette and arancini. The arancini was to die for and my favorite of the three. Ample seating inside and very reasonable prices. Stop by mike's or... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went by the recommendations by other reviewers and were not disappointed. Had the Arancini (rice balls stuffed with ground meat) and Panzarotti (fried mashed potatoes stuffed with cheese). Excellent! Very reasonably priced - great option for real Italian food without breaking the bank. Lines can be long so arrive early.

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Bloomington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Just arrived in town and was looking for a lunch stop in the north end. Noticed the long line and stopped in. Well worth the wait. Very reasonably priced. As a family we ordered pizza slices, arancini, and panzerotti. Looking forward to another lunch meal. Bring cash. Only open for lunch

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florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Cheap says it all. This equivalent to shopping mall pizza if that. Rice ball hard as a rock. Had to stab with the plastic knife to break it open. Had a better lunch previous day getting a real Italian sub at Bricco Salumeria. Much better options around than this unless price is the only consideration.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a North End institution. Opens at 11am and closes at around 2pm or when they run out. There may be a line to the order desk of ten or so groups. It took under 25 minutes to get to the front to order. Pizzas are made in an oblong pan. Four plus inch squares are $2. Arancini (deep... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: 617-227-5709

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 4
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?