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Gale's Restaurant

452 S. Fair Oaks Ave. (Del Mar Ave.) Send to Phone
626-432-6705 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Northern Italian cuisine featuring thin-crust pizzas and pastas served in a pleasantly rustic dining room with touches of elegance.
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Lunch Tues.-Sat., Dinner Tues.-Sun.
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Gale's Restaurant Restaurant Review

: With its casual table settings and open kitchen separated from the dining room by a marble-clad counter (upon which a massive bust of Michelangelo's David seems to be supervising the cooking), this appealing restaurant suggests Mediterranean rusticity, but with a few elegant touches. Another dining area in the rear is quieter and offers more elbow room, which can be important since this place has become a jam-packed neighborhood favorite. Regulars tuck into hearty soups, beef carpaccio and beet salad before moving on to luxurious portobello ravioli in a creamy mushroom sauce or rosemary lamb chops. The thin-crusted pizzas---particularly the margherita and pizza bianca---are first-rate. Also impressive are specials such as chicken-spinach ravioli in a luxuriously creamy pesto and a butterflied veal chop alla Parmigiana, which is large enough to share. Hands-on owner Gale Kohl and family keep things running smoothly.

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