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Galleria Umberto

289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810 (North End)
617-227-5709
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Saw that Thrillist gave them the #1 pizza spot in Massachusetts so we had to try it. This is an inconspicuous, little hole in the wall among all the Italian upscale eateries on Hanover Street. Pizza was Sicilian style and did not disappoint. But the Arancini balls are a must! Once they're out, they're out...so have a back up plan.... More

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

You can't go wrong with whatever you order. Pizza, calzones, Rice ball, Panzarotti, panini. Excellent taste and prices are cheap. It's worth the wait.

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Brentwood
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We first found this place when we did the 'Off the eaten track' food tour with Paula. This is easily the best pizza in Boston, all the locals use it and for very good reason. Simple menu and incredibly good value. You have to try the arancini, simply amazing. Forget the chain restaurants and go try this place, you won't... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The slice of pizza was so so. The calzone with ricotta ham and cheese was good. The panzarotti and arancini (?) were advice. All for <$20 for two with two drinks. Good value.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We went on an excellent food tour and this was our first stop. It was so good that we went back after the tour to grab another slice of the pizza!

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place rocks. When you walk up to the front of the place it can seem uninspiring but the doughy goodness that lies within its walls is something to behold. Firstly it's pretty cheap at $1.65 a slice and $3 for a arancini and if you want to stretch to a calzone the most expensive one is $5 so very... More

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Fort Worth, TX
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

On a rainy day in Boston, we were looking for a place to get out of the rain around lunchtime that was cheap and we lucked into this place. There was a line of about 15 people in front of us, which we thought was a good sign. I couldn't believe the prices: $1.65 for a slice of pizza!!! My... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

While in the North End we asked around for good Arancini (Italian style deep fried rice balls filled with cheese and bolognaise sauce). We were directed to Galleria Umberto. We had to wait about an hour, the queue was 50 metres down the street, but it was well worth it. Definitely the best Arancini you will ever taste! But the... More

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Boston
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The menu has only a handful of items - pizza (Sicilian style, thick crust with cheese only), calzones, arancini, and when the food is gone, you are out of luck until your next visit. It is cafeteria style, and there is almost always a line, but it moves right along. If you are a picky foodie, or need a nutritionally... More

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Boston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Mostly this is a take-out place and there are long lines at lunch time on weekdays. You can beat the system by calling ahead for a take-out order. Those orders have a shorter and different line. There are a few tables there and there is nothing wrong with eating in, but again, call in your order in advance to (617)... More

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Additional Information about Galleria Umberto

Address: 289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810
Phone Number: 617-227-5709
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
Average Prices: USD 4 - 4
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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