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Galleria Umberto

#22 of 2,675 Restaurants in Boston
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289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810
617-227-5709
Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Prices can't be beat!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
MrsFrench207
via mobile
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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 

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Mason, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We walked the freedom trail this past couple of days and stopped here for lunch. Very good food, cash only. Go to Mike's across the street for a canoli after.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Yes you will wait in line for at least half an hour, but the wait is so worth it! Start waiting while it's breakfast time, and by the time you order, it will be lunch time. No shame. But because so many people stumble in, the kitchen is constantly churning out pizzas. When you finally make it to the register... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Keeping a simple menu and quality ingredients makes this hole in the wall a must. People know a great deal when they see one these days and Umberto knows how to treat his customers. Oh, and when it's gone...they close and go home...Now you know why the line of folks. Went last trip and this one too..now you tell me...Isn't... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I been eating here since I was a kid coming to the north end with my nonno to get his Italian new paper then always stopping here for riceballs and pizza....this place is legendary!... And Ralphy is simply put one of the nicest guys around.....you will never be disappointed eating here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Don't miss this spot if in or around the north end at lunch time. While the 20 minute wait may be intimidating, the satisfaction you'll have by enjoying the best slice of pizza, arancini or calzone around will be well worth it. Ralph or Paul will pleasantly serve you and answer any questions you might have on these or other... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The pizza is good but try the croquettes ! They are amazing !!! We also enjoy the spinach and ricotta calzone and can't wait to return ! Keep in mind this place is super casual but still great !

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This little north end hole in the wall is great. Always busy, always good. Go out of your way to stop in for a slice, you thank your lucky stars you did

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

At first, I'm thinking cash only and a 30 min wait out the door.... No way! But then it occurred to me: why would people line up before the place opened? The answer: because it's delicious and it's 100% worth it! I had a slice of their Sicilian pizza which was fantastic (and I'm not even a fan of Sicilian... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This place doesn't look like much at first, but the pizza is to die for. Not to mention it is incredibly well priced. Couldn't have asked for a better meal.

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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
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

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