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“Old School Pie!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Galleria Umberto

Galleria Umberto
289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810 (North End)
617-227-5709
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Ranked #48 of 2,721 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $4
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Neighborhood: North End
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Old School Pie!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Only a cabbie would know:
After leaving Logan Airport and hungry, our cabbie took us to this location. I'm glad we got there just after 11:30am bc the line didn't take long to grow. The locals are there and this place takes you back in time when only the Food is what mattered, and that's what makes the pricing and taste so good. My son is very picky and loved the cheese pizza. I ordered the ham and salami calzone that melted in the mouth.
The happiest person was our cabbie that got 2 slices and a coke as an extra tip.

Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Should have stuck with just pizza and paninis”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Should have stuck with pizza and paninis. They were excellent. Spinach in calzones tasted like ot was out of a can and aranchini was very bland and underseasoned

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Tujunga, California
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“the Basic Basic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

A restaurant could not possibly be any more basic than this place. Absolutley no frills. Go to the front counter and order your pizza...well, not exactly, that would be tell the counter man how many pieces you want because the only choice is cheese...but it is delicious! (As good as we had in Naples, Italy...the rest of Italy was not so good.) Take it to a table, eat it and leave.
Rustic, Basic, Charming...a must do in Boston.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best Pizza in Boston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I have been going to Galleria Umberto for as long as I can remember. This is one of the few places in the North End where I can still order my food in Italian. The pizza is simple, only cheese, but it is delicious. The quality has slipped a bit on the arancini but they are still very good. The prices here cannot be beat. Be prepared to wait in a line that goes out the door, but it is well worth it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston Ma
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16 restaurant reviews
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“Pizza and Arancini at there best.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The price is right, the food is great and it feels like you are in Italy, Rustic old charm, and friendly owners, cant wait to go back
Chef Roberto

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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