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Galleria Umberto

#59 of 2,357 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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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Pat M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come hungry! Two Italian brothers daily create a delicious experience. -- Just be sure to send someone to save your spot in line. Lunches run from 11 am to 2 pm, or when they run out of freshly cooked Italian food. Our favorites include the Sicilian pizza squares, rice balls/arancinis, mash potato logs/crocche, calzones, and what was baked that morning.... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was awesome. Very cheep, good pizza. The calzones were great too. I loved how the staff was quick and to the point. I would go here often. There was a bit of a line around lunchtime, but it moved quickly.

1 Thank skichels
Naas, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is some of the nicest pizza I have ever had, and so so cheap per slice, The pizza is so fresh and so tasty. get there before 11 though as queue's can get long and the pizza sells quick.

1 Thank MarkMM1991
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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!

1 Thank BenTheJammer
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 

2 Thank MplsGordon2
Advance, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 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!

1 Thank Kelly H
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

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.

1 Thank RioB72

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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
Lunch, Dinner
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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  • 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.