Boston >La Galleria 33
“from the atmosphere to the attention we received, to the fabulous dinner - it was perfect.”
“managers/owners. At one point, my dad spilled a full glass of red wine from the bottle we ordered, and within 60 seconds, he had a fresh tablecloth and a full glass.”
“The bread served with olive oil and olives was very good to start the meal.”
“When we did get around to ordering, they were relatively flexible and my husband was able to substitute bolognese sauce for a meat-less red sauce (the menu was decidedly un-vegetarian friendly).”
“It most definately represents a great restaurant.”
“The service was extremely friendly, the food was excellent and beautifully plated.”
“La Galleria = 1/2 meals for FULL price!”
Old world Italian Food -- Lasagne, Raviolis, Gnocchi, Eggplant Parmigiana!!!!. This past weekend me, my husband and a couple friends were looking in the window of this cute little restaurant on Salem Street when the waitress came out and hustled us in. We filed in and got a nice table by the window. Our waitress, Patty, sang a little song and then recited all of the evening's offerings that were in addition to the menu and everything sounded wonderful. From the salads, that were so freshly made and tossed, to the entres which were served hot and abundant, we thoroughly enjoyed this meal. The aroma from the dishes was divine!!! Everything was so fresh and was cooked to order and the condiments and vegetables used were the freshest! We tried a couple of dishes that are now nearly extinct on Italian menus (Raviolis/Lasagne, etc) and a couple of meat entres (can't recall the names of the dishes, but I couldn't find not one thing wrong with this place...from the atmosphere to the attention we received, to the fabulous dinner - it was perfect. We will soon be back!!!!
Quite a Dissapointing Experience/Far from Great Customer Service. We went to La Galleria with my husband the other Thursday night. I have to say that this was probably the most disappointing experience we had in the North End. The hostess seemed to be careless and although the restaurant was empty we had to wait for a while to get some attention. The appetizers were awful, we couldn't even figure out if we got what we ordered. The entrees were good, however, and this was the most enjoyable part of the night. Another disappointment came with the check: the hostess charged my credit card 3 times the amount on the check... Moreover, they never brought us our leftovers that we asked them to wrap up.
great food. I recently had dinner at La Galleria 33 and was very impressed. The waitstaff was very helpful and the food was great. Everything from the salad being fresh and perfectly seasoned to the pasta & chicken dishes being hot and delicious. Portion sizes are generous! The atmosphere is romantic. Location is great, away from traffic of Hanover.
Don't Wast Your Time. I was very excited to try this restaurant but left angry and felt it that I had just wasted a Saturday night. It's too bad because it has a nice atmosphere and the food is OK...its the service that ruins the experience. I have never had such a horrible time at a restaurant. I feel strongly enough about the experience that I would not recommend for anyone to try this establishment. There are many other places in the North End that have much better food and a higher quality of service.
A hidden gem in the North End. Since my boyfriend lives in the North End, we usually try to avoid the hussle of Hanover Street. Atmosphere, quality, price, and service are all things that are important to us when finding a new restaurant. Before I made our reservation at La Galleria 33, I went in search of reviews...I only found 2. (I can't figure out why nothing's been written!) We took a chance and I'm glad we did. La Galleria 33 is truly a hidden gem in Boston's historic North End. Hidden at the end of Salem Street, this cozy, romantic restaurant offers a wonderful menu and great service, especially on a cold winter night. The pasta fagioli soup was a great way to start off the meal before we enjoyed the canneloni and chicken parm with a glass of wine. La Galleria 33 opened in the former location of Marcuccio's last fall, so it has yet to be discovered by many since it missed tourism season. During our meal we learned that this family run restaurant is related to it's neighbor across the street L'Osteria. We enjoyed a delectable meal at La Galleria 33 and would definitely recommend it to anyone who asks about places to go in the North End.
Great new North End spot.
My girlfriend and I went here a few Fridays ago. We were looking for a low key night out with some nice Italian food and we had heard great things about La Galleria 33. Boy were they telling the truth. From the moment we sat down we had a great experience. The hostess was super accommodating, giving us a great table by the window, the waitress came right over. We both had veal dishes (I can't remember the exact names) that were AMAZING. What I thought was real plus was that they had Peroni ON DRAFT!!! I can't name more that five places in Boston where I have seen Peroni on draft.
If you are looking for a new place to go in the North End and are tired of the same old thing, you should definitely take a trip to La Galleria 33, you won't be disappointed.
Unimpressive. From the moment we walked in the door it seemed our evening out at La Galleria 33 was going to be slightly off. Although the restaurant was nearly empty, our reserved table was not ready due to the expectation of a few large parties. This was no big deal, except for the feeling we were imposing on their well-laid plans. After 15 minutes, and some table shuffling we were sat at a cozy table in the corner. Our waitress was nice enough, but quite distracted, and after we ordered a bottle of $55 wine (the list was quite good actually) no taste was poured, the waitress instead over-filled our glasses while chatting with some of the other staff and walked away before we could order. When we did get around to ordering, they were relatively flexible and my husband was able to substitute bolognese sauce for a meat-less red sauce (the menu was decidedly un-vegetarian friendly). I ordered the fettucine with pesto. We started our meal with a lovely arugula salad with a tangy dressing, but the entrees were a huge dissapointment. Mine was made with far too much oil, it was literally dripping, and the pesto was prepared with freeze-dried rather than fresh basil and seemingly no other ingredients. My husband's gnocchi came with a well-spiced sauce, but was incredibly doughy-y and difficult to chew. To further distract from an enjoyable experience, tables were being moved and chairs shuffled throughout the meal because one of the expected large parties never did actually arrive. We decided against dessert, preferring not to take the risk.
Delicious FRESH seafood! Excellent host David!. Went there in late Sept (birthday dinner)... David greeted us outside, as if we were family. Very charming. We were seated promptly and in a cozy corner (perfect). It has a relaxed, romantic ambiance. My date had some type of stuffed veal (incredibly flavorful and juicy!!) and I had the halibut special (exceedingly fresh but a TAD too much butter used on the grilled fish). This is a true hidden treasure of a restaurant!
An Amazing Spot to Celebrate. My siblings and I took my parents to La Galleria 33 to celebrate their wedding anniversary. We wanted to take them somewhere young and trendy that had a menu we could all enjoy. Among the six of us, we had a delicious antipasto, linguini and white clam sauce, gnocci, swordfish, lobster rav, a shrimp and scallop pasta dish, and a meat smorgasbord. Each of us loved our choice, in addition to the samples we had of each other's meals. The wine selection was divine. And we fell in love with our server and the managers/owners. At one point, my dad spilled a full glass of red wine from the bottle we ordered, and within 60 seconds, he had a fresh tablecloth and a full glass. A spot I thought would be trendy ended up to be chic and timeless. My parents are already making plans to introduce their friends to their hip, new restaurant find.
Finally. Over the years the North End has lost many of its good restaurants, only to be replaced by over priced, over rated, "gourmet" establishments. It's kept me away for a long time. My friends that have been living in the North End for about 8 years told me about this new place that opened and invited me to join them because I "just had to try it". As soon as I walked in I thought Oh here we go again. I couldn't have been more wrong. The service was extremely friendly, the food was excellent and beautifully plated. Although I still miss the great restaurants of yesteryear, I am very pleased that I tried this new place. It most definately represents a great restaurant. It has that certain something that made us feel welcomed and more importantly appreciated. Nicely done La Galleria!
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