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Galleria Umberto

#21 of 2,854 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

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always a gem!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
lucaluch
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A very simple place filled with regulars. We read the reviews and decided to check it out. Only one variety of pizza – cheese. But it was really good, and really cheap. We read about the lines, but caught it on an off day and didn’t have to wait too long. It was good, but not Regina good.

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MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Just delicious, fresh and inexpensive. You can not go wrong. The line might be long but it is totally worth the wait. You should also know they close as soon as they sell out. Usually between 200 and say, 245pm. For something a little different, put the pizza cheese into the scooped out aranci. Omg it's delicious, and you will... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I stumbled upon this hidden gem at lunchtime. The pizza was the best pizza I have ever had in Boston (better than Santarpios and dare I even say Bianchis). I'll be dreaming about this pizza and my next encounter. Cash only and less than $2 for a big square slice, you can't go wrong. Be sure to get there early...doors... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Saw that Thrillist gave them the #1 pizza spot in Massachusetts so we had to try it. This is an inconspicuous, little hole in the wall among all the Italian upscale eateries on Hanover Street. Pizza was Sicilian style and did not disappoint. But the Arancini balls are a must! Once they're out, they're out...so have a back up plan.... More 

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