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Gallo Nero Wine Bar & Grill

402 W. 44th St., New York, NY, 10036
nr. Ninth Ave.
212-265-6660

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

65% would go back.

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A gem for pre-theater dining

By koconnor on 10/10/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Adorable and great food! Watch out for too much good wine before the show or you might get sleepy

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44 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

Not the worst, but I see no reason to return

By bb10065 on 10/25/2008

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

We weren't seated until 30min after our reservation, and when we were finally seated, the table was missing various parts of the table settings which weren't brought to us for another 10min. Although the food came out in a reasonable amount of time, it was very bland and overcooked. This place might make it in a small town, but considering how many restaurants there are in the city, I see no reason to return to Gallo Nero again.

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36 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

Really terrible food

By suigeneris on 11/2/2008

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

For a place that has a nice look and ambience, it was surprising to find the cooking so careless. The toppings on the bruschetta (mushrooms, white beans, tomatoes) were not just cold, they were icy. The pumpkin risotto was actually a lukewarm rice soup with flavorless pumpkin bits. At one point, the waiter actually poured a bottle of sparkling water into my glass of wine. We were too afraid to order dessert.

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46 out of 96 people found this review helpful.

we loved it , as Italian as Italy!

By dme13 on 6/16/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

the wine , the food the cozy atmosphere! loved it.

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49 out of 99 people found this review helpful.

Great for an after work drink

By curbs on 6/18/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

It is hard to find a nice wine bar for a post work drink, but this definitely hits the spot. A great wine list and really nice setting - much better than being perched at a restaurant bar. This place is fabulous and I look forward to my next visit.

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54 out of 113 people found this review helpful.

Charming

By hgray01 on 8/30/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I loved this place and I can be very picky about just the right food, price, and ambiance. Great wine. Loved the bruschetta, the cheese plate and my truffle mushroom risotto was divine. Nice decor/mood too and didn't break the bank. And very attentive service without hovering.

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80 out of 164 people found this review helpful.

Would never return

By eatliberally on 11/23/2009

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

I have to admit, the food wasn't too bad, but I would never go back here because of the service. Our waitress wasn't attentive at all, but that wasn't the big problem. The manager was down-right rude to us (for example, the credit card machine was broke, so he literally threw our credit cards back at us), and he was openly condescending to his staff in front of us (such as snapping at his busboys). There's plenty of good Italian in the city, I don't need to bring my business to a place that treats people poorly.

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91 out of 175 people found this review helpful.

Post-Theatre Perfection

By Amangino on 1/24/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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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117 out of 241 people found this review helpful.

Would never recommend -

By plutuspro2002 on 2/18/2010

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

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.

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113 out of 257 people found this review helpful.

Loved it!

By petrell on 3/8/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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130 out of 249 people found this review helpful.

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