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Gale's Italian Restaurant and Bar

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452 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2634 (California)
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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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
Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow I have driven by this place so many times. It is a place that is lost in the ugliness of Fair Oaks buildings. However for some reason I was really hungry for good Italian. Not the Buca type but NY quality type. Well we were very impressed with this place. Everything was one of the better Italian restaurants in... More 

Thank Korwegian
Pasadena, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To avoid! I found stones in my pasta and i was so sick afterwards. Not paid but to absolutely avoid!

Thank melaniebergier
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a salad girl, and Gale's really delivers! I've tried the salmon salad and the beet salad - hard to say which is better. Friendly, cozy atmosphere. Good service. Now part of our regular lunch rotation.

Thank Terry M
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gales has been around for years .. A few years ago I went with a friend and the food seemed more reasonable Last month I went with my husband and it the prices were a lot higher than before I order the Caprese which was pretty boring nothing special And the price was high for the portion We will not... More 

Thank Christine B
Pasadena, California
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we have been to Gales many times but the last two times have been very disappointing. So much so that I will not be back. My food was not good compared to previous visits. I have chicken picata and pasta. Will not be back.

Thank Barbara Y
Los Angeles, California
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550 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Popular Italian restaurant on Fair Oaks, on a Wednesday night it was pretty crowded. We had 8 people at our table and we ordered different items off the menu, everyone was happy with their choices. I ordered the sausage ravioli which cost $20 and is pricy for the small amount of food one gets, but still it's delicious.

Thank Creeping_Death_LA
Pasadena, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We frequent restaurant about 3-4 a year, the food is always fresh and delicious. Caesar salad, great kids menu, and the baked penne is what I always order.

Thank Markeen F

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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
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?