Consistently wonderful, fresh, authentic crave-worthy Italian! Any time my husband and I get a chance for a dinner date - it's Gales. Friends in town? Gales. Special family celebration (including children?!) - it's Gales.
The food is always great and there's something for everyone. Specials are fresh and delicious; servings are generous and the prices are totally reasonable.
My personal go-tos?
Appetizer: Bruschetta or Burrata (both are made fresh daily)
The Original Simple Salad (usually I order a double size - the dressing is ridiculously crave-worthy!)
Fresh Salmon Special - either on the daily special, or the original
Feeling frisky for Italian seafood? Try the Zuppe Di pesce or the Ravioli di Mare.
Dessert: any flavor of the Coolhaus sorbet is awesome, or the berry crumble is my jam. If I'm with friends, the coconut cake is a can't miss. Not ordering dessert? Gales provides complimentary biscotti at the end of the meal - her grandmothers secret recipe.
I promise you'll be happy you found Gales!! It's literally my favorite restaurant in Pasadena...or the Valley...or Los Angeles..or SoCal.. :) you get the picture, I'm a fan.
Insider hint: try to reserve a table on opentable if you remember...it's just nicer to have that ready. If not, grab some crostini and a glass of well-curated wine at the bar. (I confess I sometimes don't make reservations so I can grab a Moscow mule at the bar)
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