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Galleria Umberto

#105 of 2,379 Restaurants in Boston
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289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810
+1 617-227-5709
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11:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Queues were out the door just after opening which tells you everything. The cuisine is classic Sicilian made with love and passion. A must if you're in the North End.

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Thank John D
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Pizza slices, calzones and more...Italian specialties. You have to wait in line and you can choose between here or to go! Prices are cheap and the service is good. Please note the hours of operation: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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Thank pcontis
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I discovered Galleria Umberto two years after moving to Boston. It changed my life. If you are looking for a romantic weekend dinner with your girl, there are plenty of great options in the neighborhood at one of the multiple fancy Italian restaurants, but if all you want is simply to have a quick taste of the North End or... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I love this place. When I lived in Boston, I had it at least once a week. Totally worth the wait. There will always be a line.

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Thank Maggie K
Yorktown, Virginia
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283 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

There was a line coming out the door of this indescript hole in the wall when we arrived at lunch time. This place specializes in Sicilian type (thick crust) tomato sauce and cheese pizza as well as arancini (rice balls stuffed with meat/cheese/both). I must admit, I wasn't that thrilled with the pizza. Thought it was just average. Really enjoyed... More 

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Thank Sabena Y
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This unassuming and well hidden restaurant is just the place for some deliciously authentic Italian cuisine from Sicily. Their arancini are stuffed full of meat and vegetables and to die for. Their pizza, while not having 101 toppings, are simple and tasty. This is a great find and well worth a revisit.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We ubered way across town to try this place and arrived early (just past 11:30am) to stand in line for a slice of pizza! Was a fun experience. it is a small very very casual place and you wait in line and order from the list on the wall. One kind of pizza only which was cheese and just perfect... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped in for a quick bite and was told by a local cop that this was the place for Calzones. My wife and I split one and was not impressed. This is Little Italy of Boston for Christ's sake. Come up with a better Calzone.

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Thank TOM H
San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place has food that is fast, cheap, and tasty. We had 5 in our group and ordered way too much. (Bill came to 33$) The fried thing that looks like a softball is a fried ball of rice with meat in the center--my favorite of the "new to me" items that we tried. The pizza is downright heavenly. The... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Got to eat here on Sat pizza tour. Place was packed and pizza was worth waiting for. Minimal signage and love the ambience...all cash and cheap prices! Great pizza!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$4
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Fast food
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

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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 and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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