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Reviewed September 3, 2020

Covid created outdoor dining. Gales created the taste if Italy. We had burrata and prosciutto to start that was perfection. Sword fish, Seabass, Vongole all cooked the way we love it. The coconut cake for desert was light and delicious. Molto Buona. Grazie Mille.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 2, 2020

Had dinner at Gale's two days ago and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Sat outside, and the service was outstanding. Their antipasto salad was delicious as were our entrees - the brazino and pasta al forna. The pasta was truly cheesy - just as I like...it. The bread was good (ask for a side of Parmesan cheese to add to the oil and vinegar). Nice to get out and enjoy a good meal.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 1, 2020 via mobile

This is our go to Italian restaurant in Pasadena now after a friend introduced us to it. They have great Italian foods. The service is excellent. During the COVID-19, the restaurant offers outdoor dining for lunch and dinner. Even with the hot summer sun, the...outdoor dining is pleasant with breeze. We stopped by for lunch today and ordered their nectarine mozzarella cheese salad for appetizer, clam linguine and Penne Marinara, and a hot fruit pie with ice cream for dessert. Although, the nectarine salad was for dinner, Kelly, the waitress, was very accommodating and had the kitchen made dish for us. For the summer this salad is the next to have before the main dishes. The fresh fruit was refreshing that would prepare our palates for the main dishes. The two pasta dishes were very good. The clam linguine had a lot clam and clam meats mixed with the aromatic garlic sauce. This is one of classic Italian pasta dishes and they prepared it perfectly. For my penne marinara, the sauce was a bit bland. I expected a bit more creamy. Nevertheless, I liked it he way it’s cooked on the lighter side for a hot day. Finally the hot dessert cake, I have to say it’s divine. With the warm pie baked in a small bowl, the ice cream topping elevated this dessert to over the top for the perfect finish of our lunch. Our waitress, Kelly, provided us great services. She made very good recommendations for the foods and constantly attended to our needs. She refilled our drinks without asking. Her excellent service made our dining experience more pleasant.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed May 21, 2020 via mobile

I was a customer of Gale's about 8 years ago, before I moved away from Pasadena, and always loved my experiences there. I just moved back, and picked up a curbside order to go, and the food was still delicious and the staff was as...nice as can be. It's nice to know that some things don't change.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed May 21, 2020

Like many, I've been cooking more and ordering out less. However, when I received Gale's daily online menu, I couldn't resist ordering her brother Jerry's "favorite meal." He was spot on: the food was the best I've eaten since "cooking more." As important, the food...was fresh, warm and ready to eat, and came with soft, warm "out-of-the oven" bread and biscotti. And, as an extra added benefit, the food came in recyclable containers! When I got home, it was as though I had just been served at Gales!More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed May 18, 2020

Gale’s has always been one of my favorite go to restaurants that never disappoints. Currently, Gale’s is open for take out or delivery 7 days a week with daily specials as well as the regular menu and specialty drinks and wine. Their pick up is...amazingly smooth. On Mother’s Day we had a very bad ordering and pick up experience at a well established restaurant in Orange County. On Sunday we decided to order pick from Gale’s. The experience was perfect. It was easy to order and pick up was beyond easy and on time. Biggest plus was that the food order was correct and we even were given bread and biscotti.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed April 23, 2020

The absolute best at everything! Pasta, pizza, and personality, wrapped into one. And, for curbside pickup, this place is ideally situated. Support the local restaurant and get a great meal to boot!

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed March 19, 2020

Excellent food, great ambiance, Gale and Rene are wonderful hosts. Feels like slightly upscale family! I have been many, many times since it opened. It is my go to place. My fav is their porkchop...not always on the menu but ask; they might have a...chop in the refrig. Their portobello sandwich is the BEST anywhere and their berry crumble (plenty for 2) is comfort food at its best!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

Came highly recommended. It was good but not the exceptional food I was expecting. Chicken said lightly breaded but that meant no breading. Service was good. Parking nice for area, Dessert was fantastic.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020

I've eaten here many times. It's a Favorite place for Italian cuisine with white table cloths. Service is excellent and the food always tasty. Prices are average. Ask for the back room if you want to have a quiet conversation.

Date of visit: February 2020
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