La Galleria 33

★★★★☆
  • 125 Salem St.

    Boston, MA 02113

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  • 617-723-7233

About La Galleria 33

Hours
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 4pm - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 4pm - 11pm
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La Galleria 33 is now serving brunch!! Strawberry-marscapone french toast, creamy shrimp and "grits" (polenta), eggs benedict, blood orange mimosas....Delicious!!

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★★★★★

La Galleria 33 is now serving brunch!! Strawberry-marscapone french toast, creamy shrimp and "grits" (polenta), eggs benedict, blood orange mimosas....Delicious!!

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Stay away. Bad service. Food mediocre. Used to enjoy going here since the food was pretty good, the service was equally good and they took and honored reservations. What a difference a few months make. Have the anitpasto if you like more salt than cold cuts. Have the Shrimp fra Diavlo if you like sauce with little spice. You might as well stand and hold on to the cutlery that way it will make it easier to dodge the wait staff who are trying to take away utensils before you are finished using them. Enjoy the shadow of staff standing over you waiting to push you out of your chair so they can seat the next set of schmucks.

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★☆☆☆☆

Stay away. Bad service. Food mediocre. Used to enjoy going here since the food was pretty good, the service was equally good and they took and honored reservations. What a difference a few months make. Have the anitpasto if you like more salt than cold cuts. Have the Shrimp fra Diavlo if you like sauce with little spice. You might as well stand and hold on to the cutlery that way it will make it easier to dodge the wait staff who are trying to take away utensils before you are finished using them. Enjoy the shadow of staff standing over you waiting to push you out of your chair so they can seat the next set of schmucks.

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My mum was in town this week from Denver and her one request was to have a good Italian dinner but one that was not very expensive. My girlfriend and I typically eat at Bacco's but I knew their prices there are higher than she wanted to spend. We read numerous reviews for restaurants in the North End on Open Table and selected La Galleria 33. We were not disappointed in the least. The waiter was attentive and seated us promptly. The bus boy was a bit obnoxious constantly stopping by to fill our waters. We ordered the seafood stuffed mushrooms which was good but not excellent. The bread served with olive oil and olives was very good to start the meal. The dressing for the house salad was not well balanced, the vinegar overpowered the dressing. We ordered veal paradiso; lasagna and veal saltimbocca and all were excellent choices. The homemade pasta was excellent; the veal paradiso is one of the best veal dishes I have ever tasted. The vodka cream sauce itself was to die for, ok maybe a bit extreme, but it is second-to-none. The lasagna was not heavy or overpowered with too much cheese, perfect blend of ingredients. We skipped on dessert as we typically go to Cafe Vittoria whenever we are in the North End. We will definitely return to La Galleria 33 the next time we dine in the North End. As it turned out we ended up paying for the meal anyway!

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★★★★☆

My mum was in town this week from Denver and her one request was to have a good Italian dinner but one that was not very expensive. My girlfriend and I typically eat at Bacco's but I knew their prices there are higher than she wanted to spend. We read numerous reviews for restaurants in the North End on Open Table and selected La Galleria 33. We were not disappointed in the least. The waiter was attentive and seated us promptly. The bus boy was a bit obnoxious constantly stopping by to fill our waters. We ordered the seafood stuffed mushrooms which was good but not excellent. The bread served with olive oil and olives was very good to start the meal. The dressing for the house salad was not well balanced, the vinegar overpowered the dressing. We ordered veal paradiso; lasagna and veal saltimbocca and all were excellent choices. The homemade pasta was excellent; the veal paradiso is one of the best veal dishes I have ever tasted. The vodka cream sauce itself was to die for, ok maybe a bit extreme, but it is second-to-none. The lasagna was not heavy or overpowered with too much cheese, perfect blend of ingredients. We skipped on dessert as we typically go to Cafe Vittoria whenever we are in the North End. We will definitely return to La Galleria 33 the next time we dine in the North End. As it turned out we ended up paying for the meal anyway!

Pros: Ambiance, Service, Decor and excellent Italian food

Cons: Overattentive service, house salad dressing

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This place is on Salem Street, just off the beaten path (depending on who you ask) in the North End. Many people say Salem Street is the new Hanover Street, I guess the issue there is that Hanover Street is still pretty popular.

Anyway, La Galleria 33 is a great time. My girlfriend and I tried it with friends... I think we landed a restaurant week reservation and figured 'why not'?

It's not the best place in the North End and I thought it was a little pricey for an emerging restaurant but my girlfriend and our guests thought it was worth the money and everyone agreed that we should return.

So, yes, it was a good meal and a good experience. There is obviously not a lot of parking, and the MBTA isn't far but it's not super close since there is no subway service in the North End per se. But the waitress was incredibly friendly and attentive, she was pretty close to the perfect server, I'd say. So that was well worth it.

For my money, I'd probably rather be at Lucia Ristorante or Cantina Italiano... but if you want to do something a bit different, it's a great find.

4
★★★★☆

This place is on Salem Street, just off the beaten path (depending on who you ask) in the North End. Many people say Salem Street is the new Hanover Street, I guess the issue there is that Hanover Street is still pretty popular.

Anyway, La Galleria 33 is a great time. My girlfriend and I tried it with friends... I think we landed a restaurant week reservation and figured 'why not'?

It's not the best place in the North End and I thought it was a little pricey for an emerging restaurant but my girlfriend and our guests thought it was worth the money and everyone agreed that we should return.

So, yes, it was a good meal and a good experience. There is obviously not a lot of parking, and the MBTA isn't far but it's not super close since there is no subway service in the North End per se. But the waitress was incredibly friendly and attentive, she was pretty close to the perfect server, I'd say. So that was well worth it.

For my money, I'd probably rather be at Lucia Ristorante or Cantina Italiano... but if you want to do something a bit different, it's a great find.

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After arriving in Boston our first night and wandering through seemingly endless Italian bistros, we finally settled on La Galleria 33 because of the sweet Italian woman welcoming us at the door and promising amazing homemade pasta and the reasonable prices. We got bread with the best olive oil I have ever tasted, including olives. We shared a fresh, balsamic bruschetta appetizer, which was delicious. I chose the homemade gnocchi; the marinara was slightly spicy and overall excellent. There was so much of it too! My husband chose the eggplant rollatini, which was the second best we have ever tried. We were absolutely thrilled with this place and will probably go back before our stay ends.

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★★★★★

After arriving in Boston our first night and wandering through seemingly endless Italian bistros, we finally settled on La Galleria 33 because of the sweet Italian woman welcoming us at the door and promising amazing homemade pasta and the reasonable prices. We got bread with the best olive oil I have ever tasted, including olives. We shared a fresh, balsamic bruschetta appetizer, which was delicious. I chose the homemade gnocchi; the marinara was slightly spicy and overall excellent. There was so much of it too! My husband chose the eggplant rollatini, which was the second best we have ever tried. We were absolutely thrilled with this place and will probably go back before our stay ends.

Pros: food, service

Cons: small place

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We visited Saturday evening 11/1/08. From the moment we sat down we felt rushed & unattended. At first greeting our waitress was interrupted by the hostess because a party of 9 was "getting worse" & she needed to "get them seated now". Our waitress told her to take the wine glasses off/away from the table behind us. The hostess said she couldn't do that (uneasy/surprised tone) & our waitress again directed her to take them, she was forcing that table to finish and leave!! We ordered an appetizer & wine. The $16.95 antipasti was skimpy & not worth the price.
When our waitress returned we ordered & since the menu says that they will try to accommodate anything we asked if manicotti was an option. She was curt stating we don't have it and told us to have cannelloni. It wasn't a recommendation; it was a snarly comment. Rather than ask anything else he just ordered a chicken dish & I ordered the veal parm. I did ask what the pasta choices were & was told that it's whatever the chef had ready. I asked what his choices were because I don't care for Rigatoni. She of course said linguini or rigatoni & left the table, we were stunned. The table next to us received their food & had gotten linguini so I was hopeful. Of course when our meals arrived.. I got Rigatoni. The veal & chicken were ok but I did not have any of the pasta. The worst part was that while we were enduring bad service the really upset party of 9 that came in after us was being catered to. We heard our waitress very politely telling them about specials & laughing... we had no idea there were specials at all!
Antoher table asked about Coffee to find out that on Sat nights they do not serve coffee or desserts. She offered no explanation & left that table sitting confused.

It was not a good experience. We are very disappointed with La Galleria. This was suppose to be a special night and dinner set a mediocre tone for the evening that was hard to shake.

I DO NOT recommend this restaurant.

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★★☆☆☆

We visited Saturday evening 11/1/08. From the moment we sat down we felt rushed & unattended. At first greeting our waitress was interrupted by the hostess because a party of 9 was "getting worse" & she needed to "get them seated now". Our waitress told her to take the wine glasses off/away from the table behind us. The hostess said she couldn't do that (uneasy/surprised tone) & our waitress again directed her to take them, she was forcing that table to finish and leave!! We ordered an appetizer & wine. The $16.95 antipasti was skimpy & not worth the price.
When our waitress returned we ordered & since the menu says that they will try to accommodate anything we asked if manicotti was an option. She was curt stating we don't have it and told us to have cannelloni. It wasn't a recommendation; it was a snarly comment. Rather than ask anything else he just ordered a chicken dish & I ordered the veal parm. I did ask what the pasta choices were & was told that it's whatever the chef had ready. I asked what his choices were because I don't care for Rigatoni. She of course said linguini or rigatoni & left the table, we were stunned. The table next to us received their food & had gotten linguini so I was hopeful. Of course when our meals arrived.. I got Rigatoni. The veal & chicken were ok but I did not have any of the pasta. The worst part was that while we were enduring bad service the really upset party of 9 that came in after us was being catered to. We heard our waitress very politely telling them about specials & laughing... we had no idea there were specials at all!
Antoher table asked about Coffee to find out that on Sat nights they do not serve coffee or desserts. She offered no explanation & left that table sitting confused.

It was not a good experience. We are very disappointed with La Galleria. This was suppose to be a special night and dinner set a mediocre tone for the evening that was hard to shake.

I DO NOT recommend this restaurant.

Pros: Ambience, entree prices

Cons: Service

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It's really refreshing to know that there are still some restaurants in the North End that care about their customers. We went there on a Thursday night. Nearly dragged in by our waitress, I thought this ought to be good, and to my surprise it was fantastic.
The service was impecable and the food was fresh and delicious.
We had such a good time, we felt as if they have known us for years.
I'm truly looking forward to our next visit.

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★★★★★

It's really refreshing to know that there are still some restaurants in the North End that care about their customers. We went there on a Thursday night. Nearly dragged in by our waitress, I thought this ought to be good, and to my surprise it was fantastic.
The service was impecable and the food was fresh and delicious.
We had such a good time, we felt as if they have known us for years.
I'm truly looking forward to our next visit.

Pros: service food

Cons: no full liquor

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Nice setting, easy to fit a large family. Food was OK to good - not very memorable. Service was below average. Mark-up on wine was a little higher than average.

There are plenty of great restaurants in the North End, eat here only as a back-up plan.

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★★★☆☆

Nice setting, easy to fit a large family. Food was OK to good - not very memorable. Service was below average. Mark-up on wine was a little higher than average.

There are plenty of great restaurants in the North End, eat here only as a back-up plan.

Pros: Some dishes good, some average

Cons: not very memorable, service was below average.

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This was by far the WORST experience at a restaurant EVER! Myself and two friends wanted to meet for dinner and we came across La Galleria 33. We put our names on the waiting list and were told it would be 30-40 minutes until a table was available. We chose to wait outside on the sidewalk rather than in the small foyer and after 25 minutes were told that our name was already called and we "missed" our chance to get a table. The very rude hostess told us that she would "see what she could do" to get us in. An hour and 15 minutes later, the three of us were sat at a table for two.

Within 30 seconds of getting our salads, 2 meals were brought out while the third person had nothing (he hadn't ordered a salad). The waiter from this point on, completely ignored our table. We had to ask the water girl to see if she could find the missing third dinner. 25 minutes later, our friend got his hot dinner, while the other two of us, got to chip away at the icicles on ours. Again, the waiter avoided our table, except to quickly tell the person that had to wait for his dinner that he would have it taken off the bill. He wasn't even at the table long enough for us to ask him to heat our dinners up.

When it was time to pay the bill, I casually asked the waiter if our dinners (the two that were delivered quickly) were supposed to come with pasta. He informed me that yes, both eggplant parm and the chicken parm were supposed to include pasta...we never got it! When I asked to speak with a manager, she was even more rude than the hostess was! The manager (who was also waiting tables in the next section) said that she didn't know why we were complaining because the late dinner was already taken off the bill. I explained to her that we had only taken 3 bites of our COLD dinners because we waited for his AND we only got half of it (no pasta)! She offered to package the pasta to go which was a joke! We should have taken the pasta and dumped it on her head!!

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★☆☆☆☆

This was by far the WORST experience at a restaurant EVER! Myself and two friends wanted to meet for dinner and we came across La Galleria 33. We put our names on the waiting list and were told it would be 30-40 minutes until a table was available. We chose to wait outside on the sidewalk rather than in the small foyer and after 25 minutes were told that our name was already called and we "missed" our chance to get a table. The very rude hostess told us that she would "see what she could do" to get us in. An hour and 15 minutes later, the three of us were sat at a table for two.

Within 30 seconds of getting our salads, 2 meals were brought out while the third person had nothing (he hadn't ordered a salad). The waiter from this point on, completely ignored our table. We had to ask the water girl to see if she could find the missing third dinner. 25 minutes later, our friend got his hot dinner, while the other two of us, got to chip away at the icicles on ours. Again, the waiter avoided our table, except to quickly tell the person that had to wait for his dinner that he would have it taken off the bill. He wasn't even at the table long enough for us to ask him to heat our dinners up.

When it was time to pay the bill, I casually asked the waiter if our dinners (the two that were delivered quickly) were supposed to come with pasta. He informed me that yes, both eggplant parm and the chicken parm were supposed to include pasta...we never got it! When I asked to speak with a manager, she was even more rude than the hostess was! The manager (who was also waiting tables in the next section) said that she didn't know why we were complaining because the late dinner was already taken off the bill. I explained to her that we had only taken 3 bites of our COLD dinners because we waited for his AND we only got half of it (no pasta)! She offered to package the pasta to go which was a joke! We should have taken the pasta and dumped it on her head!!

Pros: Admittedly, the food was fantastic (probably outta this world if it was hot!)

Cons: Service, attitude, management

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La Galleria 33 is a lovely small restaurant beautifully decorated. The pricing is good except wine is high. The food is delicious especially the pasta. Try the spinach cantollini-it is supurb!!! This is the North End's best kept secret.

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★★★★☆

La Galleria 33 is a lovely small restaurant beautifully decorated. The pricing is good except wine is high. The food is delicious especially the pasta. Try the spinach cantollini-it is supurb!!! This is the North End's best kept secret.

Pros: pasta is perfect

Cons: small

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I went here with my wife and 2 other couples. When we arrived a group of 6 was in a heated argument with the hostess. The group had arrived 15+ minutes late. Their argument lasted over 10 minutes while we patiently waited and the group was told there was a table of 4 that could be arranged for them. The group refused it and after a long debate was seated at a window table for 6. My group, which was 20 minutes early, was then seated at the table for four that the last group had refused. The waitresses then scowled at us all night because we had a person sitting in the aisle that blocked their path. Bottom line: this place wants money and will sell out your reservation. Make sure to show up 30 minutes early or just make a reservation somewhere else. While the food is good, it's hard to enjoy knowing that the hostess gave away your reservation while you were standing at the door.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went here with my wife and 2 other couples. When we arrived a group of 6 was in a heated argument with the hostess. The group had arrived 15+ minutes late. Their argument lasted over 10 minutes while we patiently waited and the group was told there was a table of 4 that could be arranged for them. The group refused it and after a long debate was seated at a window table for 6. My group, which was 20 minutes early, was then seated at the table for four that the last group had refused. The waitresses then scowled at us all night because we had a person sitting in the aisle that blocked their path. Bottom line: this place wants money and will sell out your reservation. Make sure to show up 30 minutes early or just make a reservation somewhere else. While the food is good, it's hard to enjoy knowing that the hostess gave away your reservation while you were standing at the door.

Pros: Food

Cons: Service, unreilable reservations

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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!!!!

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★★★★★

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!!!!

Pros: The food is simply divine!

Cons: You risk getting a parking ticket in the North End but well worth it.

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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.

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★★☆☆☆

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.

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: food, ambience

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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.

0
★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Service

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Ambience, Service, Food

Cons: Parking, Location

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Peroni on draft, quick seating, quick service, don't rush you out

Cons: Parking (but its the North End)

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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.

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★★☆☆☆

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.

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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!

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★★★★☆

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!

Pros: Fresh food, romantic location, extensive menu

Cons: Tucked away in the North End; ask how food prepared if you have dietary restrictions

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: delightful and personable servers, warm and boisterous atmosphere, crowd-pleasing menu

Cons: might be hard to get reservations soon!

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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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★★★★★

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!

Pros: Great wine List!!!! CLEAN BATHROOMS

Cons: not open for lunch

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Love the place. Small, confy, romantic, Great servers, managers, and chefs. Perfect night. Can get a little loud inside, but you are in North End(Italians), it is suppost to be loud. I will definitely go back.

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★★★★★

Love the place. Small, confy, romantic, Great servers, managers, and chefs. Perfect night. Can get a little loud inside, but you are in North End(Italians), it is suppost to be loud. I will definitely go back.

Pros: Ambience, Food

Cons: No valet parking

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Before I feel confident enough to write a review I must dine somewhere more than once, to get the true "feel". On our third visit to La Galleria 33 we met the owner, her mother and the chef. What LOVELY people!! The food was again fabulous, the service was still attentive and friendly, the atmosphere beautiful and warm. My clients were raving about Boston and the restaurant that I had taken them to. More than rating them....I would like to use this forum to THANK La Galleria 33 for making such a great impression on my guests. I will be back soon and often!

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★★★★★

Before I feel confident enough to write a review I must dine somewhere more than once, to get the true "feel". On our third visit to La Galleria 33 we met the owner, her mother and the chef. What LOVELY people!! The food was again fabulous, the service was still attentive and friendly, the atmosphere beautiful and warm. My clients were raving about Boston and the restaurant that I had taken them to. More than rating them....I would like to use this forum to THANK La Galleria 33 for making such a great impression on my guests. I will be back soon and often!

Pros: open doors, open kitchen, VERY clean

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We came across this restuarante last weekend and we must say that this is the new place to eat in the North End. Besides its beautiful decor and warm, attentive staff, the food is remarkable. Every entree is unquestionably homemade and cooked to order with unmatchable taste and quality. La Galleria 33 is truely a must try to anyone, whether they are from the area or just traveling through.

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★★★★★

We came across this restuarante last weekend and we must say that this is the new place to eat in the North End. Besides its beautiful decor and warm, attentive staff, the food is remarkable. Every entree is unquestionably homemade and cooked to order with unmatchable taste and quality. La Galleria 33 is truely a must try to anyone, whether they are from the area or just traveling through.

Pros: Great food, excellent service, comfortable atmosphere

Cons: parking

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Stumbled upon this place on a Fri. night. I was weary because it wasn't packed, but found out later that they've only been open two weeks. The meal was AMAZING!!! Ambience is great, tables aren't cramped at all, server was very attentive and informative . I had a fantastic stuffed v. chop and my husband had a gnocchi dish that rivels my grandmother's. This place is off the radar for now, but I see it being a destination spot very soon. I've found my new fave. Italian rest!

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★★★★★

Stumbled upon this place on a Fri. night. I was weary because it wasn't packed, but found out later that they've only been open two weeks. The meal was AMAZING!!! Ambience is great, tables aren't cramped at all, server was very attentive and informative . I had a fantastic stuffed v. chop and my husband had a gnocchi dish that rivels my grandmother's. This place is off the radar for now, but I see it being a destination spot very soon. I've found my new fave. Italian rest!

Pros: exquisite food, unpretentious

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I have heard that the chef of La Galleria 33 is from Italy. very talented and well-known in the restaurant circles. They offer world-class dining. You MUST NOT miss this restaurant if you want to dine in the North End.

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★★★★★

I have heard that the chef of La Galleria 33 is from Italy. very talented and well-known in the restaurant circles. They offer world-class dining. You MUST NOT miss this restaurant if you want to dine in the North End.

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The outstanding food, great service, and beautiful ambience made for a fantastic dining experience. The exciting menu offers things like stuffed calamari (out of this world), seafood cioppino served over a pea parmesan risotto(beautifully presented), rackof lamb(so tender and tasty), and an array of homemade pastas.
It has just enough of the old world, and the up and coming nuvo.

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★★★★★

The outstanding food, great service, and beautiful ambience made for a fantastic dining experience. The exciting menu offers things like stuffed calamari (out of this world), seafood cioppino served over a pea parmesan risotto(beautifully presented), rackof lamb(so tender and tasty), and an array of homemade pastas.
It has just enough of the old world, and the up and coming nuvo.

Pros: open doors, outstanding food, great music

Cons: parking

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Part of the pack of North Enders that emphasizes the haute over the hearty, this ristorante nonetheless shows hospitality in spades. Sure, the exposed brick walls, wood floors and open kitchen look coolly modern, but the hosts and servers…

 

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