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Galleria Umberto

289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810 (North End)
617-227-5709
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Ranked #26 of 2,784 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $4 - $4
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Neighborhood: North End
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Neighborhood: North End
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English first
Guilford, CT USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place is easy to miss but take the time to go inside and experience great italian food which is served quickly and so reasonably priced - a real gem and 3 minute walk from Paul Revere's house. Perfect place to take the kids for good tasting quick food at an afforable price. AND Mike's Pastry is across the street... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This little "hole in the wall" on Hanover Street is really popular by those who know good food at a great price. It opens around 11:15am and starts serving around 11:30 or whenever the pizza is done. Their slices are very affordable. They also sell arancini and calzones as well as wine and cold drinks. The place closes when they... More

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Beijing, China
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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

What a jewell in Boston. Galleria Umberto really is classic both in the authentic Italian food, Italian atmosphere and pricing that only the people who eat here can believe. Everything here is great. We bought more than we could eat and the owner refused a tip and told me to keep it! I would definitely go back as the line... More

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New Britain, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Delicious pizza in the North End of Boston, great price. Very basic place, but good service and yummy!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Hadn't been here in ages and treated myself to lunch today. Reasons to love it? Cheap, fresh, hot and simple but delicious food. Yes, cash only and a long wait, and when the food runs out, they are done for the day. All walks of life come through the door and maybe that's the best part. I sat next to... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Umberto's prices cannot be beat for their fresh from the oven slices. A slice of pizza and aranchini or slice of calzone makes the perfect lunch combination. The lines can get pretty long so consider going for an early lunch (11:15/11:30ish).

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

On our recent trip to Boston we were told by locals not to miss Umberto's pizza. You can miss it and be OK. Although I am biased to pizza joints, living in Chicago, I love to try new places. And from reading other reviews the feeling I have is about the same. The pizza was just OK, and not worth... More

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Based on reviews, we decided to get what should be amongst the best pizza in Boston. Nah. Waited on line 20 minutes. 4x6" slices of pan pizza with somewhat doughy crust, not crisp, and with a thin layer of topping. Red sauce was good, though. Arrancini was fair. Spinach calzone was good! I surely hope this is not the best... More

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

I was very hopeful that the hype was true as I joined a line that reached almost outside...at 10:50 in the morning. As I waited, people ahead of me greeted each other by name and enquired about shared acquaintances. I felt like I was behind enemy lines. I was in on a secret and it was only a matter of... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Seriously, who cares about the 15-30 minute wait? Who cares about the 30 year old artificial flowers or the nursing home cafeteria inspired decor...when your pizza is this good and this cheap, nothing else matters! If you're local-ish, call ahead for takeout and you can skip the really long line on the right side and wait and in the shorter,... More

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