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Galleria Umberto

#93 of 2,352 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
North End
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289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The line is long, but it moves quickly. No frills , nor more than a half dozen or something choices, but the place is a gem. It's one of the las old school North Plces left. Get a few slices and a giant arancini; but get there by 2.30 or you won't get anything.

Thank alfredofreddie
Lewiston, Maine
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a great video review of the North End that includes this location look up the series on youtube channel vahidrvahidr titled "Boston Down". I never would have found this place if not introduced to me while I was still a college student back in 2009 Galleria Umberto. Not so much a tourist spot, but moreso for people in the... More 

Thank Vahid R
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my dude have been coming here for over 30 years at least once a month except July (they are on vacation)! The decor is amusing, the crowds legendary but it is well worth the wait for the pizza, GOG, panzarotti, and ham, cheese, ricotta calzone, and other Sicilian street food treats. Great prices and delicious cheesy goodness that... More 

Thank KDR10
New England, United States
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to grab some thick slabs of gooey pizza, washed down with an arancini or panzarotti and a beer maybe, in a homey atmosphere, this is the place - just one caveat - unless you get there right after they open, fagetaboutit! You will wait in a long line, and if you get there too late (they close... More 

Thank Gabriel C
Sterling, Virginia
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

You can't beat the price but not worthy of the hype. I would guess the locals are here because of the cheap price. *As mentioned by Ann V., it did kind of remind me of the Catholic school pizza we used to be served at lunch.

Thank Mary T
Denver, Colorado
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105 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had lunch here. I wanted to see it because many locals had said it was there favorite place for lunch. It is only open limited hours and often has a line. There are only a few tables, and even less menu choices. They have Sicilian pizza, square, cheesy goodness and only $ 1.70 a slice. The arancini is also... More 

Thank DenverTennisPlayer
Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Pizza reminded me of the homemade kind they used to make at my Catholic grade school growing up. Calzones were excellent also. Great food at a great price. Sat with two wonderful Boston ladies who made me feel like family. Loved it. Cash only restaurant.

Thank Ann V
Clearmont, Missouri
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94 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This was the best square of pizza I've ever eaten. It is cheese and tomato sauce with a delicious crust. It is not to be missed if you are in the North End of Boston. Walk in, grab a single piece to go, then consume it as you walk around the streets. You'll want to go back for another.

Thank SeeCMO
Boston, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Great spot for no-nonsense slices of pizza and counter service. Get the arancini; they are the size of a softball. Cheap wine, cheap slices of pizza and a few other items, counter service. Great spot for a quick bite.

Thank Chris_CAB
San Jose, California
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247 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I had their pizza and their arancini and while both were tasty, I did not find them to be the "best" that I have eaten etc. I think it is a preference thing - I guess I was less used to their crust/dough compared to what I usually like. Reasonably inexpensive for the portions. Lines were manageable when we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $4
Italian, Pizza, Fast Food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: 617-227-5709

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Staying in North End

Neighborhood Profile
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.