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.
Excellent arancini. The sole strip of pizza that I had was also very good. I've been coming here for of fifty years. It never disappoints.
Since i was a boy
My new favorite pizza place.
Best pizza in Boston. Unchanged in my lifetime. I can’t think of too many better places to spend my money. Everything is great here but the arancini and pizza are the standouts. The pizza is sheet pan cheese only so be prepared. The pizza is so good that it doesn’t need toppings. I can’t think of a negative thing to say about this place, I just love everything about it. It’s a cash only business so bring money, but not that much because everything is super cheap!
This was girlfriends favorite pizza shop growing up. She took me to check it out and I gotta say it was delicious! Check em for some delicious and unique home style pizza 🍕🍕