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Gale's Italian Restaurant and Bar

452 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2634
+1 626-432-6705
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“biscotti” (13 reviews)
“pasta” (47 reviews)
“coconut cake” (11 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
452 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2634
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were driving by at noon on a Thursday and decided to give Gale's a try. We expected it to be crowded and tough parking but we were lucky on a parking place & we were seated immediately. We each got salads & a glass...More

Thank lynndds
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bruschetta is always good here we order the eggplant special with a basil Pasta and it was great Everything i have tried here has been good try the specials when you go

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined at Gale's for New Years Eve Dinner while in Pasadena for the Rose Parade and Game. Classic Italian food with a local flare and charm. Crab Cakes were moist on inside with light crust on outside. All three pasta entrees were more than enough...More

Thank tjmm1985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met two longtime friends at Gale's for dinner. We were seated very quickly and served almost immediately. I had the spinach lasagna and it was fresh and delicious. It was served with a crushed tomato marinara very reminiscent of the marinara I had in...More

Thank stewartphotos
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

About half a mile south of the heart of Old Town Pasadena, this restaurant serves up great food from an almost overwhelmingly extensive menu: lots of regular items, even more specials, and a separate dessert menu (leave room, of course)! Friendly and fast service with...More

Thank Ray Q
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Tasty , wholesome. A combination on restaurant and mums food Nice pizzas, pastas, fish, dessert especially the coconut cake

Thank Binaifer
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We have enjoyed dinner at Gale's numerous times over the past few years. We have never been disappointed -- excellent authentic Italian cuisine with attentive, but non-intrusive service. Their arrabbiata sauce is excellent -- the menu lists fettuccine arrabbiata but they will substitute penne. The...More

Thank WHS-Eagle
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Went for a pre wedding dinner. They were about 20 people from out of town. Seated at 2 tables in a back room. They served artichokes, melon, prosciutto, and eggplant parm as appetizers. Then a non descript salad. They had quite a few choices for...More

Thank Rschagrin
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

It is a nice Italian that is overpriced in my opinion. Service is okay, food is okay ....the bar is the nicest part of the place. It is abit fancy but I have eaten better Italian.

Thank Nada B
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This is a very popular restaurant...casual and crowded, but not uncomfortably so on a Friday night. We had been here once before and thought it was very good, but this time we were disappointed. Perhaps we ordered the wrong things. My caprese salad was very...More

Thank PrinceConsort
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 452 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2634
  • Public Transportation: We are very close tothe Del Mar Station for the Metrolink. We are about 3 blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-432-6705
  • E-mail
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