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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 good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 - 21:00 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
452 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2634
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were looking for a place for dinner in Pasadena where we could meet our daughter and boyfriend before an evening event and I’m so happy we found Gales. Amazing menu, super service (Yay Gabby!) and that wonderful smell that announces when...More

Thank Dale T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I are regulars at Gales. It's a very good restaurant where the food is always good. We don't live in the neighborhood but if we did, it would be our neighborhood hangout. I would not hesitate to got to Gale's, It's great.

Thank tkmjr47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you do not mind waiting 20-30’ AFTER you sit down for a waiter to pay attention to you, this may be a good place for you. Three waiters in a 30’X30’ room. Two of them cutting up and talking about who knows what, one...More

Thank John B. N
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Bar none..... our FAVORITE restaurant in the entire Pasadena area!! We come here two to three times a year month and ALWAYS a great experience. Husband is Italian and a good cook so very particular but NEVER disappointed. Faves are the Ceasar salad with shrimp,...More

Thank barbararogers
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Tried this place on a recommendation from a work colleague. Seems like a non-descript restaurant from the outside and went their for lunch. Wow - the food is truly good Italian. That means- fresh. simple. consistent. Salads are not an afterthought here and I wish...More

Thank Meerkat92101
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I have eaten at Gale's many many times and I have never had a bad experience. My friends and I always receive a warm welcome and the evenings gets better from there! The service at Gale's is wonderful. The waiters are friendly and helpful and...More

Thank rephraim2017
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great food but pricey Great selection Vegetarian options available Very noisy I felt the servers were pushy and rushed me I don’t have plans on returning

Thank Lourdes Maria C
Reviewed 17 July 2018

I have been going to Gales’s since it opened and it is my favorite restaurant in Pasadena. The food is always fresh and delicious no matter what I have chosen. The daily specials are especially good and the offerings are varied, providing choices in fresh...More

1  Thank Diana d
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Gale’s has an extensive menu — pasta, fish ,steak — and manages to cook everything with excellent taste and flavor . And unlike many restaurants , the dishes are served hot straight to your table . Try the salmon, the linguini, or the Tuscan steak...More

1  Thank mforman35
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Such an amazing meal all around, from kid’s pizza to pasta of all types (including one gluten free dish) to delicious fish. HUGE portions. The wine list was unbelievable—who has Prisoner sin and Supery cab by the glass?!—and our great server steered us to a...More

Thank Angieskim
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23 February 2018|
Response from lynndds | Reviewed this property |
Good question. We went for lunch & just got a glass each, so I don't know.
7 February 2015|
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Response from Roberta5261 | Reviewed this property |
This is a restaurant, not a hotel.
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, 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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