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Gallo's Kitchen & Bar

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$$ - $$$
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2820 Nottingham Road, Upper Arlington, OH 43221
+1 614-754-8176
16:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a midweek dinner about 7pm. Just 2 of us. Space was about half full making for a pleasant atmosphere without being either barren or overly loud. Ordered a couple of the specials, one mixed seafood jambalaya and the fish with polenta, along with the crab cake appetizer. Bread and drinks appeared quickly and the waiter was very... More 

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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tommy and his team have created a great experience in Gallo's. We're regulars, eating here a few times a month or sitting at the bar with friends. There is always a familiar face and a warm welcome from the waitstaff. Can't go wrong with the menu either - we've tried everything over the years and it's consistently good from top... More 

Thank lbhk007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This the the best Italian food in Columbus. It took many tries to find fresh pasta and sauce. This is a not so hidden gem if you are from UA - but for rest of area and travellers this is a must. It is not a large restaurant. And is very busy at happy hour or peak dinner. Because it... More 

Thank Northerngirl_614
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing !!!! 5 star experience. The food was authentic and made with passion, the service by Janelle was impeccable and a special tableside visit by chef Gallo was unforgettable! I would highly recommend the gumbo and liberty street style fusilli pasta w crawfish sauce. Look forward to more tastings!!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sevierville, Tennessee
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363 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My brother and sister and I enjoyed a nice meal at Gallo's. My sister and I ordered the Pasta Russo and my brother ordered the Shrimp Po Boy. The meat sauce was made with pork, beef and veal and in a delicious tomato base. The cavetitti was cooked perfectly that it was served over.

Thank Nancy H
Dublin, Ohio
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386 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is an excellent restaurant in the Upper Arlington area. I've been here 2-3 times now. They have a mixture of Italian and Cajun/Creole food, and they do it well. For drinks I got the Moscow Mule, it was decent but not great. For appetizers, the homemade meatballs are excellent. The gumbo soup is pretty good. For dinner, I really... More 

Thank Ness S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Food, menu, drinks, service, all of them amazing. I've eaten here over a dozen times and can't wait to go back

Thank Jeff H
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Ate here twice per recommendation of long time resident of New Orleans who said this is authentic New Orleans quality food. We agree. Appetizers and entrees were excellent and cooked perfectly. We especially savored the accompanying sauces - delicious! Kitchen is behind glass so you can see the whole team at work orchestrated by Tommy Gallo, owner and chef. Great... More 

Thank JPAULWorthington_O
Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Great food. If you want more than 2 drinks then go to the location on Bethel Rd. Weird uppity upper Arlington crowd for essentially a bar.

Thank Osusmith
Columbus, Ohio
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241 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This place is fantastic is all I can say. We just discovered and have been three times in one week. Polenta appetizer .....yum Pasta sauces are all three incredible. Chicken ettoufe all I can say is it is miraculous. Service impeccable. I could go on and on. Chef Tommy makes the rounds to make sure everything is OK. That's hands... More 

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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
American, Italian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2820 Nottingham Road, Upper Arlington, OH 43221
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Upper Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 614-754-8176

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