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Gallo's Kitchen & Bar

2820 Nottingham Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221-1133
+1 614-754-8176
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“walleye” (10 reviews)
“polenta” (8 reviews)
“pollo” (11 reviews)
American, Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2820 Nottingham Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221-1133
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gallo's Kitchen is a nice place for a good meal. I have lived in the area for over 20 years, driven by many times but never stopped in. Reservations are a good idea because on a Wednesday at 6:30 the place was busy, even though...More

Thank Angelo S
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Got a Friday night reservation which is a must. This is a high energy, active crowd in both the bar and restaurant areas. Always look forward to the fish special served with a Cajun crawfish sauce. Great selection of appetizers including fried oysters and crab...More

Thank KEVIN2073
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Da wife and I had tried to get in before without a reservation. Nothing doing. So today (Saturday afternoon) she made reservations. Tried for 6:30 but the best we could get was 5:30. We took it. When we came in I asked if we could...More

1  Thank UsuallyNotGrumpy
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

What a happening atmosphere! Great food & prices especially for the portion size! Got to meet the Chef & he was super nice and caring about how our first experience at his restaurant was. The pasta dishes my husband & I had were incredible. The...More

Thank Shardin1969
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This smallish restaurant located in a small strip mall in Upper Arlington is truly a place to try if you like authentic cajun food. The creole, gumbo, fried oysters are fantastic. The cocktails are wonderful. Best to make a reservation. The bar area is sizeable...More

Thank dps_Sedona
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is a no-brainer.... if you want the best creole food in the city, look no further. Everything, and I mean everything, on the menu is superb! The Seafood Special with crawfish sauce over a bed of polenta is to die for. The wings are...More

Thank saasy738
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Many visits, however this requires feedback. Excellent staff, the service is outstanding and the food is fresh. This is not a large restaurant so reservations or off prime time dining is a good idea. Takeout is also available (which I use frequently) When I did...More

Thank Northerngirl_614
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Some friends took us here for dinner last night and I cannot believe I've never been before. It was excellent. I had the Scallops étouffée...it was fantastic. I know a lot of superlatives, but there are deserved. My wife had the halibut on polenta and...More

Thank Marsh W
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Gallo's is a surprisingly good local haunt. Their wings are brined, and they have two regular sauce flavors along with a daily special flavor. I like their beer selection, and the bar area is consistently packed, especially for happy hour. I've also had their meatballs...More

Thank ChadG35
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Gallo's is all one could ask for in having a great experience of dining out with friends. Gallo's has it all, from an extensive menu to an impeccable wait staff who go out of their way to assist the diners. All dishes are prepared from...More

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Questions & Answers
Maggie C
6 April 2018|
Response from KEVIN2073 | Reviewed this property |
The desert choices rotate on a daily basis. Suggest you call ahead to see what will be available.
Joe R
8 November 2017|
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Response from Marsh W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and I'm not a robot also, well maybe, I'm not sure
10 January 2017|
Response from JPAULWorthington_O | Reviewed this property |
I called to restaurant to confirm. Happy Hour is 4 - 6 pm daily in the bar only. Hope you enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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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