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Gallo's Kitchen & Bar

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2820 Nottingham Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221-1133
+1 614-754-8176
16:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the gumbo, house salad, jambalaya, and crawfish etouffe. The gumbo was outstanding (but where was the okra?), but the rest was barely average. The salad was overdressed and looked eerily similar to the bags of salad mix at the grocery store. The base of the etouffe was good, but the crawfish were bland and a bit chewy -... More 

Thank jloug
Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside of this place is deceiving, small restaurant in small strip center. But the food was outstanding. It was very crowded for a Wednesday evening. So glad we made reservations. They had a lot of Cajun choices.

Thank Patty R
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great when it's quiet, even better when it's packed. The music, the food, the drinks, the people- love it. I'm from here but picky when I come back home. This is home!

Thank Lostinlot
Powell, Ohio, United States
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74 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without question, my favorite place to eat in Columbus. Tommy and his team are absolutely fantastic and I've never had a bad meal here. It is smallish so it can get crowded, and they are not open for lunch. I've always loved everything I've ever ordered. The fried oysters are other worldly, the calamari, meatballs, sausage, Po Boys, pasta, seafood... More 

Thank Roger C
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for a midweek dinner about 7pm. Just 2 of us. Space was about half full making for a pleasant atmosphere without being either barren or overly loud. Ordered a couple of the specials, one mixed seafood jambalaya and the fish with polenta, along with the crab cake appetizer. Bread and drinks appeared quickly and the waiter was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Tommy and his team have created a great experience in Gallo's. We're regulars, eating here a few times a month or sitting at the bar with friends. There is always a familiar face and a warm welcome from the waitstaff. Can't go wrong with the menu either - we've tried everything over the years and it's consistently good from top... More 

Thank lbhk007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This the the best Italian food in Columbus. It took many tries to find fresh pasta and sauce. This is a not so hidden gem if you are from UA - but for rest of area and travellers this is a must. It is not a large restaurant. And is very busy at happy hour or peak dinner. Because it... More 

Thank Northerngirl_614
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing !!!! 5 star experience. The food was authentic and made with passion, the service by Janelle was impeccable and a special tableside visit by chef Gallo was unforgettable! I would highly recommend the gumbo and liberty street style fusilli pasta w crawfish sauce. Look forward to more tastings!!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sevierville, Tennessee
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372 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My brother and sister and I enjoyed a nice meal at Gallo's. My sister and I ordered the Pasta Russo and my brother ordered the Shrimp Po Boy. The meat sauce was made with pork, beef and veal and in a delicious tomato base. The cavetitti was cooked perfectly that it was served over.

Thank Nancy H
Dublin, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is an excellent restaurant in the Upper Arlington area. I've been here 2-3 times now. They have a mixture of Italian and Cajun/Creole food, and they do it well. For drinks I got the Moscow Mule, it was decent but not great. For appetizers, the homemade meatballs are excellent. The gumbo soup is pretty good. For dinner, I really... More 

Thank Ness S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Italian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2820 Nottingham Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221-1133
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Upper Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 614-754-8176

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?