You know a family-run Italian restaurant is good when it manages to establish itself in more than one location, which is exactly what Galo’s Kitchen has succeeded in doing. With two locations, this particular one being on Montpellier Street in the very heart of Harrogate, Galo’s chefs are vastly experienced and even more passionate about what they believe is the best cuisine in the world. As such, the Italian food here radiates quality and will have you smiling in a way that few other Italian restaurants in Harrogate can replicate. Just be warned – Galo’s Kitchen is very popular, so it would be wise to reserve your table in advance.
As we already mentioned, at Harrogate’s Galo’s Kitchen you will find extremely passionate chefs who have quite a few home recipes flying around, and this special touch certainly make the dishes even more delicious. But before we get to those, much like Harrogate itself, the Galo’s Kitchen dining space is chic and classic. It’s a small enough space but you can expect white tablecloths and napkins, an elaborately tiled floor and lots of light inside. On Montpellier Street, this is an ideal space to enjoy proper Italian cooking with your nearest and dearest. So welcoming is the space, in fact, that you may find yourself staying for much longer than originally planned.
Galo’s Kitchen is fit for any occasion owing to an impressive a la carte menu, a set menu, a children’s menu and a wealth of wines and desserts. Begin with something from the modest selection of gourmet starters – it’s quality over quantity here – then consider pasta or risotto for mains, perhaps. The tagliatelle with fresh lamb ragu, pecorino cheese and a garlic crumb is our pick of the bunch, but all are fantastic. Of course, Galo’s Kitchen also offer homemade pizzas and main dishes of fish or meat so you’d be wise to try the 35-day aged fillet steak with a red wine sauce and your choice of sides. Oh, and one final thing, pizzas and penne pasta or spaghetti dishes can all be requested gluten-free. Bellisimo!
First visit to the restaurant as a part of Six. The food & service was excellent, very welcoming and enjoyable. Will definitely return in near future.
The waitress that served us was great and very helpful about the menu. All our food was delicious. Good atmosphere as well! We all had a good night there
Forth visit now. Local Independent Restaurant. As always the food is sublime. Italian quisine at its finest. Staff wonderful and attentive, really lovely ambience and atmosphere.
Excellent just as good as my first and previous visits.
The menu was superb, full of interesting choices and the wine list was excellent and not overpriced. Each course was beautifully presented and the flavours were wonderful. The best Italian meal both of us have had for a very long time. I have eaten in over 130 Harrogate & North Yorkshire restaurants and I shall definitely be returning here many times. The staff were also very attentive and helpful. This superb restaurant should not be overlooked because the home cooked food is such a pleasure to eat.
We really enjoyed our first visit to Galo's kitchen in Harrogate. The atmosphere was personable and friendly, the staff knowledge and the food lovely. The price point is just right- think Jamie's but a proper independent Itslian restaurant with items on the menu you won't find elsewhere. Beyond basic but far from fussy. Definitely give Galo's Harrogate a go.
This was our first visit. The service was efficient and friendly and the starters were particularly tasty. The main dishes were a bit more variable - the pasta dish was enjoyable but the gnocchi was a bit too doughy although the sauce was good. Will visit again.
Excellent. I have eaten both dinner and lunch here within the last ten days and cannot fault the food,service on ambience. Galo stands head and shoulders above the miscellany of Harrogate restaurants and I wouldnt hesitate to reccomend it.
Our second visit there: and as nice an experience as the first. Cheerful and helpful, but unintrusive, service, and a wide choice of interesting and tasty dishes on the menu. Will no doubt be back again.
Excellent as before, on this occasion we were a party of seven including two children. The welcome was as warm as ever as was the service and the food. A great evening.