All Reader Reviews of...
402 W. 44th St., New York, NY, 10036
nr. Ninth Ave.
Awful service, good food
By jrothman99 on 11/22/2013
Honestly, this is my first review but I had to write something after my experience here. The food was good, but we were being rushed out from the time we sat down (all while the place was half empty). When I said something to the manager, he more or less said he doesn't care. So I for one will never go back. There's many better options all around and this place is definitely not worth the money with the service they provide.
By catleya on 3/27/2013
This is a wonderful little restaurant. We went pre-theater and gave ourselves plenty of time, so we didn't have to worry about any hitches in service and it worked out perfectly. We had the callamari for an appetizer and it was delicious, fresh and lightly battered, served with a big chunk of lemon. Then for mains we had the spaghetti alla carbonara and the lasagna which were also delicious. I had the creamy, divine tiramasu for desert and was in heaven. The service was excellent as well. The wait staff were all attentive and charming, and made sure we had a lovely experience. The only thing I could say was a negative for me was the wine, they only have Italian wine, which obviously stands to reason, but I drink white and like Californian, New Zealand or Australian wines and French champagne, the Italian whites are all too sweet for me. Everything else was wonderful...
The Worst----Avoid At All Costs
By Reviewer190 on 7/25/2012
We went for a pre-theatre dinner after reading the mostly positive reviews. I'm not sure if the previous reviewers went to the same restaurant. The food was horrible---salads were drenched in dressing, the five entrees were barely touched and after waiting for 30 minutes for desserts, we fortunately cancelled them. It seemed as if they were sending out for the desserts because the waitress continued to tell us they would be right out and only mysteriously appeared after a delivery was made to the restaurant. The service was worse than the food if that is possible ----- rude, inattentive and dimwitted. It took three tries to get the check right. We looked at the menu before we booked the reservation and looked forward to ordering the calamari. Alas, we were told "The calamari machine is broken." Porta potties and camp bathrooms are cleaner and more hygienic than the restroom in this "restaurant." Much better choices nearby----- Do Not Waste Your Time and Money!!
dependable and super friendly
By cherasme on 4/20/2012
my cousin took me there the first time, and i have been back a few more in the last two years! and it is so great to know it has a very dependable kitchen staff that doles out great food every time! not reinventing the wheel, just good italian food. highly recommended!
Food wonderful, great time had by all
By svernisie on 8/2/2011
Found this place as a recommendation from Nymag. Service was good - a bit slow for my taste, though (and my friends who were starting to become impatient!). Food and drinks were AMAZING, plus the waiter allowed us to try a few different wines to pair with our meals. Food servings were absolutely perfect - just the right amount of food. Great little find! I would certainly recommend the spaghetti alla carbonara - absolutely divine.
By amandakatarina on 6/10/2011
had a wonderful night!
By kmccashin on 3/23/2011
Great food. Good wine. This is a cozy spot in Hell's Kitchen. If I had reason to be back over that way for dinner or drinks, I would definitely stop here.
By petrell on 3/8/2010
We had a 5:30 reservation. Due to NYC traffic, we unfortunately arrived 30 minutes late. The staff at Galll Nero's did their very best to accomodate us, even though we were late for our reservation. The servce was fantastic along with the food and atmosphere. It is definitely a restaurant we would return to.
Would never recommend -
By plutuspro2002 on 2/18/2010
Food was very average and the service inexcusably poor. We allowed plenty of time to eat before the theater and were doing fine until the server asked if we wanted dessert. When we declined and asked for the check, she never returned. After 10 minutes, we told another worker we'd like our check. He told the server, who continued to visit with people at the bar for several minutes. Only when she brought bread to the table next to us and we again asked for the check did she bring it -- then the same routine with picking it up. She never returned with it for signature. Finally we had to go to the front to get it. Also distracting was a 'host' who incessantly counted empty seats in the tiny place.
By Amangino on 1/24/2010
I've never felt so compelled to write a review before, but I cannot help but report that Gallo Nero is an undeniably delectable, and distinctly New York, post-theatre wine bar. The ambrosial wine, the piquant pasta, the authentic Italian, the tenebrious décor, the endearing Florentine staff—it all adds up to an "experience": an experience that will cause one word above all to come to your mind—perfection.
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