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Galleria Umberto

#61 of 2,750 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
North End
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289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Great value

This good provides great value. I stood in line for 30 minutes on Nov. 21st and it was worth the wait. The cheese pizza had a nice flavor to it. The rice ball was excellent!! I savored the taste of this. I would recommend this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Germantown, Maryland
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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This good provides great value. I stood in line for 30 minutes on Nov. 21st and it was worth the wait. The cheese pizza had a nice flavor to it. The rice ball was excellent!! I savored the taste of this. I would recommend this place.

Thank travelwithme247
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure what all the fuss is over this place. Took home 3 items that they are apparently know for: 3 Sicilian pizza slices, 2 Arancini and 2 Panzerotti (potato croquettes). Pizza was the best of the 3 items but not great and certainly not something I would go out of my way for or stand in line. Arancini and... More 

Thank bogardner
Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got there about 30 min before closing time on a Saturday (2:30ish) and all they had left were a few slices of cheese pizza. The few people who shortly came after us however had to be turn down as they ran out of everything. I wish I had a chance to try other items but at least I got... More 

Thank Gladys H
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

MY son assured me I would enjoy this pizza and he was absolutely right! there wasn't the usual choice of having various toppings - It was just tomato and cheese and came in squares, but it was delicious and was the stuffed rice ball I also had.(arancini) Very plain tables and chairs, each with its own box of napkins, which... More 

Thank Celia387
Boston, MA
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best pizza in the north end. I had family visiting and I took him on a north end tour, when he came back and visited again this is the place he was most excited to go back to. No frills, old family recipes. Beer and wine available as well. CASH ONLY. Get some for now and some to go. you... More 

Thank WonderTrekk
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to have your "street food"....However, always crowded by 11:30am when it opens. You can eat in (it is, however, crowded) or takeout

Thank Anna M
Northern NJ
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Great North End lunch, We tried a little bit of each of the menu items and all were very good. Very affordable and based on the line this place can charge more but it is great that they keep prices affordable and serve quality Italian food. Line is a bit long and slow but the day we went everyone was... More 

Thank ChrisOBB
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I read about this place on a "best pizza in every state" article so it was at the top of our list for a visit to Boston. Read about hour long lines, they sell out fast, etc. THIS PLACE IS LEGIT! We got there at 11:20am and the line was 10 minutes long. We ordered 6 pizza slices, aracini, spinach/sausage... More 

Thank Cheryl H
Los Angeles
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Food was very good. The line to wait was lousy. Worth the wait if you have time. It takes about 30 minutes if lined to door.

Thank LASportsNut
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The best arancini ever. I dream about them....yes, they are that good. Don't let the long lines deter you. I lived in the North End for many years and this is still one of my top spots for a quick lunch or snack.

Thank Laurel B

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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: Pizza, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?