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.
Been coming here since the early 90s and I think it’s the best pizza in the city. Based on the amount of Google reviews it seems like all the yuppies and gentrifiers have found it. It’s funny how they all brag about “loving the old school feel”. There used to be a lot of hidden gems like this but now they’re all Starbucks and high end condos.
Had 1 of just about everything last visit! The consistent quality they put out is amazing. No wonder there is always a line! Super hardworking and patient workers behind the counter! Made from scratch too! Wow!
While lost in Boston and starving with her school group of 35, we came upon this little pizza shop and are so glad we did.
The owner, very friendly guy welcomed us and immediately got to work serving us cheese pizza.
There is plenty of room to sit, it was a neat, clean, uncluttered environment.
The pizza crust was amazing! The sauce was obviously homemade. He was extraordinarily patient with our large group of rambunctious, hungry children. We would absolutely go back.
Since i was a boy
Get there early because once they all out it's closed. Ralph and Paul are awesome! The food is delicious!