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“great food, lovely atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Galo's Italian Grill

Galo's Italian Grill
Ranked #1 of 103 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rockford, Illinois
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203 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“great food, lovely atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2010

Their lasagna is terrific. I love the wonderful mural of the evening sky on the ceiling.
They were moderately busy for a late lunch on a Thursday, but the service was terrific, got my meal fast, and had plenty of time to enjoy it.

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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Richmond, IN
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149 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2010

We won a gift certificate for Galo's or we would not have gone there. The food was very good, enough of it and have no complaints about the food. We went at the in-between time for lunch and dinner so the place was almost empty.
Atmosphere is okay but not great, they should have have cut down all of the trees that stood in the site. Better than an Olive Garden but not up to the standards of high quality Italian.

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Pennsylvania, Usa
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211 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2010

On a recent road trip, our hotel desk recommended Galo's Italian Grill for dinner. It was terrific. The atmosphere of the restaurant reminded me of a courtyard in Italy, with stars and clouds painted on the ceiling. The food we had was outstanding, and compared well to our favorite Italian restaurants. The prices were reasonable for the size and quality of the entrees and the wine list was affordable. The location was on a side street across from a shopping area. It was easy to find and offered plenty of free parking. We will be back!

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Larkspur, CA
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Not bad, but not great either”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2010

I took my daughter and her boyfriend to Galo's. Had no idea this restaurant existed, despite having visited the town 3 or 4 times prior. Guess it's because it's not onthe main drag (National Road). We went to Galo's for a late lunch, and experienced great service. Very nice waitress and manager. The place was nicely decorated, and not too noisy, but then again there was only one other couple in the place. But I mean not noisy in that they didn't have cheesy music playing. The food was really so-so. I had a bowl of cream of asparagus soup that was very nice, and a Cesar's salad that was without any flavor. Bland lettuce, bland dressing. My daughter had a too-rich Lobster Bisque (soup) and a horrible Tilapia plate, that she sent back and had a salad on the house. Nice thing is that they didn't charge her for the fish. The boyfriend had veal pasta dish that he really liked, but hey, that boy will eat anything! The price was very good...$30 for the three of us, but I would not return. The service and price were good, but the food was just not spot on.

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Clearwater, Florida
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2009

This is a fine Italian restaurant in a beautiful building. It's off of East Main Street and a little hard to find but motel desk clerks can give directions. The landscaping and building give an excellent first impression. Our waitress, Tekeyla, yes that is her name, was most pleasant and made our meal more enjoyable. Prices are very reasonable. The atmosphere is casual but formal in a way too. My only negative comment on the food is the serving size, big enough to feed two people. The acoustics make it somewhate of a noisy place. Some Italian music or a piano player would make this an outstanding place for an enjoyable evening of great food and socializing with family and friends.

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