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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“biscotti” (13 reviews)
“pasta” (49 reviews)
“coconut cake” (12 reviews)
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
452 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2634
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Reviewed today 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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

Thank trustytraveller623
Reviewed April 27, 2018

I think the house-made pasta dishes are worth trying (ask them which ones they make -- the menu doesn't always specify). Chicken piccata was dry. It was nice, but for holding the current number one spot on the list of Italian restaurants in Pasadena, I...More

Thank gtrachel2017
Reviewed April 20, 2018

I am not a fan of pork chops. They are often bland, often dry, frequently tough, and usually presented in a traditional, non-imaginative way. I never order them, and my wife, who loves them, often shares hers with me, and I am usually unimpressed. Until...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Always excellent food. Always good service. Can be noisy, but is usually an acceptable level. Good for lunch, good for dinner.

1  Thank newell12017
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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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