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Gale's Italian Restaurant and Bar

452 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2634
+1 626-432-6705
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
452 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2634
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going to Gales’s since it opened and it is my favorite restaurant in Pasadena. The food is always fresh and delicious no matter what I have chosen. The daily specials are especially good and the offerings are varied, providing choices in fresh...More

Thank Diana d
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Gale’s has an extensive menu — pasta, fish ,steak — and manages to cook everything with excellent taste and flavor . And unlike many restaurants , the dishes are served hot straight to your table . Try the salmon, the linguini, or the Tuscan steak...More

Thank mforman35
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Such an amazing meal all around, from kid’s pizza to pasta of all types (including one gluten free dish) to delicious fish. HUGE portions. The wine list was unbelievable—who has Prisoner sin and Supery cab by the glass?!—and our great server steered us to a...More

Thank Angieskim
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is ssooo good. It is a little expensive and nicer, so don’t bring your young children here. The food is amazing and they service is really great. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Kay5991
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Disappointed. It was a busy Friday night, with a line for those that did not have a reservation. That set the tempo for our evening. You feel like you are being pushed out the restaurant as soon as you sit down. Our entrees were set...More

Thank Travel_everywhere59
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We were a large group on a recent business dinner. Food was good, wine and beer selection was excellent, service was good. Loved their appetizers. Parking is a problem as it is limited behind the restaurant. Entree options for vegetarians is limited.

Thank History4fun
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Went on a weekday and they were still busy. Parking can be difficult, so I parked on the street. Food was very good as was the service. Cheesecake for desert reminded me of the Italian cheesecake I used to get in NY. The gnocchi was...More

Thank newyorker1953
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Great food, great service! We had a 630pm reservation and were seated immediately. Before we even took our seats, warm bread with balsamic and olive oil was served. For starters, we had the caprese, and scampi fritters with pesto sauce. My husband loved the appetizers!...More

Thank Isunwin
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been here a few times now, and really enjoyed every visit. I like that there is a page of daily specials, so the kitchen gets to be creative and I get to be surprised by the offerings. My daughter loves the clams, my husband...More

Thank Shannon D
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

This is my second time to Gale’s and it does not disappoint! Homemade pasta is where it’s at with fresh ingredients. Last week I had the zucchini flower (seasoned and topped with melted cheese) appetizer which was incredible. For my entree, I had the handmade...More

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February 22, 2018|
Response from lynndds | Reviewed this property |
Good question. We went for lunch & just got a glass each, so I don't know.
February 7, 2015|
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Response from Roberta5261 | Reviewed this property |
This is a restaurant, not a hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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: +1 626-432-6705
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