We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Galleria Umberto

#38 of 2,687 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$
North End
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810
617-227-5709
Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 129 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
If you are looking delicious, simple and eats, this is the place!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
25yrstime2travel
,
Orange, California
Add Photo Write a Review

129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orange, California
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monterey, California
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, NC
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomington
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moorhead, Minnesota
Top Contributor
560 reviews 560 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lowell, Massachusetts
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We tried a number of different food selections, each was better than the last. Very cheap for the quality. Plan to wait in line, but most definitely worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manila, Philippines
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

went to this place at around 4 pm and they have already finished their day's produce and were closing up... this clearly indicates that their food are great and that clients literally gobble them up quick... highly recommend this for quick and yummy italian delights

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We bought two drinks, two slices and a calzone all for $10! An absolute bargain, especially for the North End. The pizza sauce was great but over all the crust was too doughy for me, as my husband and I both prefer and thinner crispy crust. Still very good and fantastic for the price. The spinach calzone had good flavor... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Galleria Umberto also viewed

 

Been to Galleria Umberto? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
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
Average Prices: USD 4 - 4
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Galleria Umberto and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
3 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Galleria Umberto staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?