Galleria Umberto

289 Hanover Street, Boston

4.8
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Galleria Umberto


289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
(617) 227-5709
http://galleriaumbertos.com

Opening Hours

Monday
10:45 AM – 2:30 PM
Tuesday
10:45 AM – 2:30 PM
Wednesday
10:45 AM – 2:30 PM
Thursday
10:45 AM – 2:30 PM
Friday
10:45 AM – 2:30 PM
Saturday
10:45 AM – 2:30 PM
Sunday
Closed

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Description

The North End of Boston may not seem like a place that has many little-known neighborhood dining spots, but it does have a few, including an old-school Sicilian pizza place right in the heart of everything on busy Hanover Street. Hidden among the bustling trattorias, trendy ristorantes, and old-fashioned cafes and bakeries of the neighborhood, Galleria Umberto represents what the North End of old was like. Housed in what can only be described as a cross between a cafeteria and a dining hall, Galleria Umberto is a lunch-only, bare-bones, humble little storefront that serves some of the best pizza in the Boston area.

Reviews

5
4 months ago

Galleria Umberto in Boston's North End is a testament to the incredible value and quality one can find in the city's bustling culinary scene. With prices that defy expectations, this eatery stands out for delivering fantastic food without the high costs typically associated with dining out.

The menu is a delightful exploration of fried foods, offering a variety of dishes that are both comforting and satisfying. Each item is crafted with attention to detail, ensuring a delightful taste experience from the first bite to the last. The focus on quality is evident, making every indulgent dish feel completely justified.

An interesting feature of Galleria Umberto is its limited operating hours. This unique aspect adds a special charm to the dining experience, making each visit feel like a timely opportunity to enjoy something extraordinary. It's a small challenge to align your day with their schedule, but the reward is an unforgettable meal that proves well worth the effort.

Galleria Umberto is a standout choice for anyone looking for great food at an unbeatable price in Boston. It embodies the joy of discovering a place where the value exceeds expectations, serving up dishes that satisfy both the palate and the wallet. Whether you're in the neighborhood or making a special trip, stopping by is a decision you won't regret. Your taste buds—and your budget—will be pleasantly surprised.

5
5 months ago

This place is legitimately the best pizza in Boston hands down. And I appreciate the fact that the line was huge but the staff was highly skilled in the art of getting your behind in and out as quickly and efficiently as possible.

As soon as I seen the burly old school Italian man slinging pizza I knew it was going to be amazing.

The food: they literally ran out of everything on the menu but their signature square slice. They didn’t call it square slice, or grandma, or Sicilian. It was just pizza. And seriously one of the best I ever had. The sauce had such a clean crisp tomato flavor. It came out piping hot and ready to burn your mouth. I gave it few minutes to cool down. 9.2 out of 10

5
3 months ago

Hands down best pizza in Boston, and very reasonably priced for the area. This place is the real deal. They only sell plain square slices though, so if you’re looking for something with a lot of toppings this might not be the place for you.

4
5 months ago

This restaurant is a good locals spot for pizza, calzones, and more! During rush hour the line may be long but it's still an ideal spot for a quick lunch in the North End. On this trip, I just had cheese pizza which was fresh from the oven. Overall, good food for a great price!

4
6 months ago

Been wanting to come for so long now. Heard and read so many good things about their pizza. Came day after new years, so we got lucked out with no wait (compared to normally is a long line). This is cash only. Reasonably priced. Staff were friendly especially for first timers, they didn't rush you. Very spacious inside (for north end) with good amount of table seatings.
Small menu so we wanted to try everything. They only have cheese pizza. But sells quick so they're always making fresh batches throughout the day. We got cheese pizza, Arancini, pizzette and panzarotti. Everything was good but I wouldn't say it'll be worth waiting in a long line for.

3.5 stars would be more accurate.