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Galo’s Italian Grill in Richmond

One of the highlights of the weekend I spent in Richmond last fall was an outstanding dinner at Galo’s Italian Grill. Tucked away off the famous National Road, just look past all the chain restaurants and strip malls to this haven of deliciousness.

Italian food is such a people pleaser, isn’t it? Lasagna, pizza, tiramisu, what’s not to love about all those things? But sometimes I want to be a bit more adventurous. At Galo’s, you’ll find all the staples of Italian dining, and yet with several daily specials and a robust menu, you can also try new things. I had scallops that were on special the night we ate there, and also sampled my sister’s ravioli and my mom’s salmon. Needless to say, we were very content (and full) when we left. All the dishes were fantastic, as were our salads.

Galo’s pairs their food with great atmosphere too. It’s an open and spacious dining room. So while you’ll be able to take in the views of the restaurant, your table will still retain an element of privacy. It would make a perfect place for a date, and yet I also would have felt very comfortable taking my kids there. I’d recommend making reservations in advance, though. This place has quite a reputation, and tables fill up quickly especially on the weekends. Call 765.973.9000.

I’m looking forward to a return visit, perhaps when it’s warmer to dine on their outdoor patio. And I really want to try their wood fired pizza. Although I’m still dreaming about those scallops… Decisions, decisions.

Thanks to Visit Richmond and Galo’s for hosting me!


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Written by : Nicole is a stay-at-home mom and blogger living in Columbus, Indiana. She blogs about adventures at home and away with her husband and 2-year-old son at She grew up in Plainfield, Indiana and graduated from Butler University in 2002. She grew up in Plainfield, Indiana and graduated from Butler University in 2002. She spent seven years living and working in downtown Indianapolis following college. Nicole is always looking for fun, kid-friendly outing ideas. You can contact her via email or find her on Twitter at @arrowssentforth. Nicole receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.