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Galleria Umberto

#75 of 2,353 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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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went on a pizza walking tour and Umberto's was our first pizza stop. This was our favourite pizza that we tried (unanimous among myself, my husband and 14 year old son). The crust, slight sweet sauce and cheese were super delicious!

Thank BenTheJammer
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I sought out Galleria Umberto on the recommendation of a friend who knows the north end well. It was well worth the trip and the wait in line. The food is very good and the prices are amazing for the city. But do expect a line, and it's only for lunch! I arrived 20 minutes before the 10:45 a.m. opening... More 

Thank MplsGordon2
Advance, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Three Pieces of pizza with crust light as air, an arancini the size of a small child's head and unbelievably good, a panini, four sodas and a beer for $21. It would have been great even if the food was just good, but it was really, really good. Don't miss this spot!

Thank Kelly H
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little hole in the wall place has such great food! Get there early because they close when food runs out, which is right after lunch. There will be a line, but it's worth the wait. His arancinis are out of this world and his pizza is fantastic! Don't miss this when you're in the North End.

Thank RioB72
Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Galleria Umberto as our first stop on a food tour of North Boston (Off The Eaten Path) and it may very well have been my favorite place to eat in the entire city. It'd be easy to pass this "hole in the wall" - especially now a construction currently covers their entrance. We sampled the arincini and pizza... More 

Thank KM1221
Sherrill, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pizza was great. Service was quick for the amount of people in line. Get there early as once things are gone, they do not make extra. Galleria accepts cash only for a payment method.

Thank Michael I
Manchester, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buffets style Italian lunch consisting of pizza and other items. Prices are cheap! food is good. Recommended for the day travelers in Boston looking for a quick lunch as they tour the north end.

Thank 372scottt
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop for lunch while spending a day in Boston. A friend recommended this place to us, so we decided to try it out. We enjoyed a delicious slice of pizza each, and shared a panzerotti and an arancini. Great portion size for a day of touring the city on foot. It was an enjoyable experience, loved the food, great... More 

Thank Jay R
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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 

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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.