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Galleria Umberto

289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810
+1 617-227-5709
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rice balls” (24 reviews)
“arancini” (86 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Fast food
289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810
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1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I read this location has some of the best pizza in Boston. They open and once they sell out they close. I've always wanted to try their pizza after reading reviews. I'm in the area everyday for work and they are normally open and not...More

1  Thank lindsayjae
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The best Sicilian around I could eat 4 slices. Looks heavy but it's not sauce and burnt cheese are amazing. So cheap too less then 2 bucks a slice. Lines most of the time but worth it. Cheap wine too.

Thank Sgtpott
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

It is one of the highest rated pizza places in the little Italy. It is cash only, very short list of Italian foods in their menu. They skipped all none sense in their menu and kept all delicious food. I liked the pizza the most....More

Thank Amon182
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I have to admit, I got lucky. I went on a pizza tour and they took us to Galleria Umberto at about 2:15 PM. This is after the lunch crowd has died down, and there was barely a line. This small, square, simple slice of...More

Thank Sarah G
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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22 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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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