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Galleria Umberto

289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810
+1 617-227-5709
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“arancini” (83 reviews)
“rice balls” (17 reviews)
“sicilian pizza” (17 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
11:00 - 14:30All hours
Italian, Pizza, Fast food
289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810
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1 - 10 of 220 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i dont really get it... we braved the crowds and waited in line for what is supposed to be bostons best pizza. all i can say is.... id hate to see the competitors. i mean this pizza was fine. but i dont get the hype....More

Thank Gabrandall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared to wait in line for this delicious food. Pizza, arancini and drinks. Great lunch stop in the north end.

Thank 893ericd
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Great Italian fast food! Very authentic north end experience. It's cafeteria styled restaurant. Come early lines can be very long.

Thank 12emilyen
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Best pizza in Boston! Went with my son for lunch based on a recommendation. Only open a few hours until they run out of food. Line was out the door but went by fast. Bring cash since they don't take credit cards. Sell square pieces...More

Thank KMG1015
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Family run, this place has been there a million years. Noisy, chaotic, with a long line, but worth it. Authentic italian take out ... pizza slices, arancini, pizzette, calzone, all that. If you're in the North End, this is your spot for lunch.

Thank Basiluzzo
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Rice balls incredible, pizza to die for, calzone died and gone to heaven, and wallet unharmed! So cheap and so much food...but good food!

Thank a b
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We ordered everything on the menu and 2 drinks and it was less than $20 bucks. All the food was good and my girlfriend said the pizza was the best she'd ever had. Definitely worth a quick side trip into North Boston.

Thank Anthony E
Reviewed 22 July 2017

North end location famous for its square pizza slices. Frequented mostly by locals or tour groups. Get there early around 11 am to beat the lunch crowds. They do not take credit cards. Cash only.

Thank Pmjworld
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

So if you are not a local and like meat on your pizza then this may not be the place for you. I had the calzone which had salami and ham - it was really good. My son had the cheese and tomato pizza and...More

Thank Warren C
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I just happened to run into a group on a restaurant tour who were stopping at Galleria Umberto for lunch. Since I was looking for a place, it seemed like divine providence. We were there just before open time. I heard the guide say, "We...More

Thank MongozDad
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
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Questions & Answers
21 February 2017|
Response from pcontis | Reviewed this property |
That is no true. In any event, the joint will be up and running come September!
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Minerva G
12 October 2016|
Response from GabeyBaby | Reviewed this property |
just good old hard CASH. Hard to deal with plastic as they are handing out thick slices of gooey, cheesy pizza. Take $10 and you should be fine.
2 April 2015|
Response from Claudia_br_usa | Reviewed this property |
Yes , they will be open for Good Friday :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$4
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-227-5709
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