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Galleria Umberto

#90 of 2,374 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
North End
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289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810
+1 617-227-5709
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Madrid, Spain
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. When I lived in Boston, I had it at least once a week. Totally worth the wait. There will always be a line.

Thank Maggie K
Yorktown, Virginia
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281 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a line coming out the door of this indescript hole in the wall when we arrived at lunch time. This place specializes in Sicilian type (thick crust) tomato sauce and cheese pizza as well as arancini (rice balls stuffed with meat/cheese/both). I must admit, I wasn't that thrilled with the pizza. Thought it was just average. Really enjoyed... More 

Thank Sabena Y
Sydney, Australia
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190 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This unassuming and well hidden restaurant is just the place for some deliciously authentic Italian cuisine from Sicily. Their arancini are stuffed full of meat and vegetables and to die for. Their pizza, while not having 101 toppings, are simple and tasty. This is a great find and well worth a revisit.

Thank Roslyn35
Buffalo, New York
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We ubered way across town to try this place and arrived early (just past 11:30am) to stand in line for a slice of pizza! Was a fun experience. it is a small very very casual place and you wait in line and order from the list on the wall. One kind of pizza only which was cheese and just perfect... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Stopped in for a quick bite and was told by a local cop that this was the place for Calzones. My wife and I split one and was not impressed. This is Little Italy of Boston for Christ's sake. Come up with a better Calzone.

Thank TOM H
San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This place has food that is fast, cheap, and tasty. We had 5 in our group and ordered way too much. (Bill came to 33$) The fried thing that looks like a softball is a fried ball of rice with meat in the center--my favorite of the "new to me" items that we tried. The pizza is downright heavenly. The... More 

Thank Susieq4187
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Got to eat here on Sat pizza tour. Place was packed and pizza was worth waiting for. Minimal signage and love the ambience...all cash and cheap prices! Great pizza!

Thank Mom226
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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I thinkthat was the name of them....arrancini...OMG. TO DIE FOR. Went here on a food tasting tour with "Off the eaten path" tour and this was our first stop. And the pizza...oh my. SO delish. They supposedly sell out of all food by 2, so go early!

Thank bev042660
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Amazing Place, high quality but very cheap, i have eaten their arancini was amazed surely i return! the owner's are great guy

Thank matthewoconnor44
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This is just the place you need to go to. If you can get there before 12 you can minimize the line others speak of. Hot tip: if there is a line phone your order in and you will skip the line. Then take your food to the Greenway 1 block away to enjoy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $4
Italian, Pizza, Fast Food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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: +1 617-227-5709

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.
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