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Galleria Umberto

#122 of 2,565 Restaurants in Boston
#145 of 2,994 Places to Eat 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, Takeout

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Wait! Are we in Italy?

A Good reason for to stay here, obiviusly is The food, this place is in Little Italy, every thing is amazing!!! I advice absolut. i am Just hungry

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Arianna G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A Good reason for to stay here, obiviusly is The food, this place is in Little Italy, every thing is amazing!!! I advice absolut. i am Just hungry

Thank Arianna G
Kirkland, Washington
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29 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Plain cheese pizza, which is really great. Cheese, crust, and the sauce are fantastic. It's different from other places. There is usually a line inside, but it's worth it to wait. Cash only.

Thank eugene8n
Boston, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

after 30+ years in boston had never been to umbertos....never willing to wait in line or it was too late in the afternoon and they were closed. so finally on a cold rainy day at 11:30 am i made my way to the north end to finally try the highly rated pizza and arancini! thankfully the place was not too... More 

Thank steve g
Amherst NH
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The pizza is good, but I can get good pizza in many places. What I cannot get anywhere is Arancini rice balls that are fresh and sweet. Their facility is lean, mean, and focused on making good food. Their hours are short and they sometimes run out of food before they run out of hours in the day. A North... More 

Thank David P
Germantown, Maryland
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158 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

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.

1 Thank travelwithme247
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

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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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Gladys H
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

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 October 26, 2015

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

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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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

Neighborhood Profile
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.