Friends don’t let friends miss Gallo [by Craig Avery]

I lived in Lewiston for 22 years and loved all the great places to eat. Of course, each meal ended with a trip to Hibbard’s custard. But now that I’m hanging in the big city of Niagara Falls, I rarely head 10 minutes north to eat anymore. So enter my buddy, Michael Hibbard, a new restaurateur with a trendy idea.

Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen on Center Street has fresh salads with greens I can’t pronounce, meatballs, hot pretzels, chicken dishes, pasta to kill for, and that’s just the start. The featured item is the coal fired thin crust pizza with a huge variety of toppings fit for all tastes. A full bar and tremendous wine list keeps patrons comfortable to hang out and chill with friends and neighbors. I counted 12 folks who needed a “how ya doing?” when I walked in with my daughter and a friend of hers. Of course I got the eye roll from my daughter because I talk to too many people.

The staff is welcoming and efficient, the place is comfortable and clean, and it smells great. We had salads and a pesto pizza, I really didn’t want to stop eating, but after Super Bowl weekend, I can’t take it anymore! Cheers to Michael and his family on a great operation, I’m truly sorry it took me so long to get there.

Do yourself a favor and plan an evening at Gallo. 800 Center St. Lewiston, NY 14092.

Find them on Facebook – HERE  or on their website – HERE


  1. No one says:

    Really solid review. I can just taste the food they way you talked, in depth about the flavors and ingredients. Greens you can’t pronounce? Mmmm sounds delicious.

  2. Melissa says:

    Great review on an amazing restaurant! And for the record, I’m pretty sure Mads was most happy to see me :-)

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