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Gale's Italian Restaurant and Bar

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452 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2634 (California)
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sneedville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fourth time back and another great meal. Went on a Saturday night with my wife. I had their special for the night, ravioli stuff with shrimp with crab meat. I never had a bad meal or poor service from this place. If you want a good place for Italian, you can go wrong with Gale's.

Thank Hikerman53
Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have eaten at Gail's several times and each time had the same reaction.. the food is nothing to write home about, the service is good but there's nothing that will compel us to return as there are many better restaurants in the area. The food lacks the authentically Italian, deep, rich flavors.

Thank begreen123
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are more interested in a good tasting meal that takes a long time to order, then this is the place for you. I had the Poached Salmon salad and coffee. My wife had a personal size pizza with a class of wine. The waiter appeared to be able to only do one thing at a time.

Thank Kathleen B
Agoura, California
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would have given a higher review but every time someone moved their chair on the concrete floor it was so annoying. Food and service are top notch, maybe a table up front isn't so loud. Despite the above if I had to suggest a place in Pasadena for great Italian food I would say go to Gale's. Hopefully the owner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as a family group,it was very busy and you have to book,took a while to get the food but it was very good,our waiter did a great job,would go back if we went to Pasadena again

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Pasadena, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gale's Italia Restaurant is one of our favorite neighborhood places to dine. Love the atmosphere, the crowd is very eclectic and their service is excellent. Bread and olive oil is served as soon as you sit down. I have to admit that most of the time I order the Clams Linguini but other dishes are excellent too. My only reservation... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with another couple for dinner and was not disappointed. Service was good and the food was very flavorful. It was pricy but we were willing splurge. 3 entrees, one bottle of wine, and a glass of wine came out to about $116.

Thank tink8009
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eight colleagues and myself enjoyed an evening meal at Gales. Its not flashy and is very relaxed atmosphere but the food is excellent and the service very good. The wine selection is excellent.

Thank Catriona S
Oklahoma City, OK
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Good food and good service. Prices maybe a little high but not too bad. The lasagna was excellent. I also had the stuffed dates which were delicious. Very friendly staff.

Thank jenrob1
Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

One of the top 3 Italian restaurants in Pasadena after Celestinos on S Lake Ave and Bacchu's kitchen on E Washington. Is located off S Fair Oaks Ave and it's easy to miss if you don't don't know the area. Great choice for an Italian Restaurant.

Thank Weldon K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 452 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2634
  • Public Transportation: We are very close tothe Del Mar Station for the Metrolink. We are about 3 blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-432-6705

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?