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Bar Gallo

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Italian, Bar, Cafe, Pub
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Piazza Umberto I, Panicale, Italy
+39 075 837285
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Panicale, Italy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Probably the best bar inItaly,definitely the best bar in Umbria. Really friendly and welcoming owners,Aldo and Daniella. Good food,friendly atmosphere in a beautiful place.Truly international,lots of nationalities at this bar. So if your Italian is not so good,there are lots of people about that can probably assist with translation.

Thank Eric D
Pasadena, California
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Aldo and family run the most inviting cafe in town. Go there once and they remember your name, and your order. We'd go there for morning coffee and then return for a delicious dinner and wine. The soup is incredible and so was the lasagna. We can't wait to get back.

Thank MrMTrim
Cleveland, Ohio
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181 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We're staying nearby and have eaten here twice. The owner and waitress are all very accommodating. I've had their vegetable soup twice. Very tasty. Good view of this tiny village. Each time they've brought out a little something extra...bruschetta with salmon or a tiny bit of pita, cheese and prosciutto. Nice place to stop.

Thank skm4444
Honolulu, Hawaii
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Aldo and his family serve up the warmest friendship and lovely light food and drink, with tables pouring out into the plaza centrale when the weather allows. It is THE meet place in Panicale. If you want to feel part of the village, this is where it happens.

Thank jkp250
Benalla, Australia
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107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I have previously commented on Bar Gallo for drinks and people watching. This time I am commenting on the light meals served by Aldo, Dani and staff - the lasagne is very good but our favourite was the Gran Bruschette Misti. This mixed plate was always delicious, fresh and different. We loved them once we discovered them!

Thank Eleanor M
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Aldo is wonderful. Bar Gallo offers great food, drink, cafes and the atmosphere in the Piazza is great. A definitely must in Panicale. The Pomodoro Bruschetta and Porchetta Torta are personal favorites. Enjoy!

Thank EllenBH
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Good service and great location. We only ate a snack here (bruschetta between us both but that was no trouble to the staff.

Thank Dorothy O
Bethesda, Maryland
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

First time I was at Aldo's we had the tastiest meal on a rainy Sunday night. We found the place by accident because we all know small towns are usually shuddered on Sundays. It was late October and the tomatoes were red and tasty in the bruschetta as can be!! Soup delicious too! I remember the meal from 2013. He... More 

Thank Chava143
St Albans, UK
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We stopped by this café for coffee but were so impressed by the owner and his staff that we returned for lunch and came back at other times for drinks and ice creams

Thank Cornakey
Greenwich, Connecticut
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We were just arriving to the area and hungry for lunch. This spot is just on the square as you walk into the village. Saw someone having white bean, tuna, tomato salad and ordered it too, was lovely. My husband had a panini sandwich which was good too. A nice, casual spot.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Umberto I, Panicale, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Panicale
  • Phone Number: +39 075 837285
The original Panicale bar, frequented by a colourful mix of agricultural workers, a few local artists and most US, British and German expats who come to meet their friends and talk to the locals and wouldn’t drink anywhere else.

Bar Gallo, run by Aldo and Daniela Gallo, is modern and clean inside, with a large room at the back with a view of Lake Trasimeno for when the weather turns inclement. In summer people are outside at the tables in the picturesque old square.

Here you can eat simple meals for when the formal Italian dining experience is too much: focaccia with ham or cheese, salads, single pasta dishes, bruschette, panini. Or you can have a drink or an ice cream and just talk.

The staff are welcoming and mostly speak English.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?