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.
Since i was a boy
My new favorite pizza place.
Great square Sicilian style pizza with tradition one of the oldest most iconic place in the hood. Go early because there is a line and the place works till 3 pm. The cheesy is chewy and flavorful with a robust cheese taste that is lasting and very full flavor . The dough is just right and crispy and the sauce tastes fresh made from real tomatoes. The rest of the stuff is also great the calzones the panini and all is wonderful.
My mom always loved this hidden gem. One of her last requests was the rice balls, calzone and pizza. Best place ever. Bring cash. No debit or credit cards. DELICIOUS
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.