I recently went to Gallo Pizzeria for a quick lunch with some friends and it definitely lived up to the food hype. The building is set back slightly from the road to make room for parking so it is easy to miss unless you’re looking for it. The area is a little rough looking with limited parking and had I not been in a group, I probably wouldn’t have felt comfortable going in by myself. However, once I entered the front door, the staff is so friendly and welcoming I forgot what the outside looked like and will definitely be returning with or without companions. If you enjoy a fluffy and chewy pizza crust with perfect crispy edges, flavorful sauce with a legitimate spicy kick (if you request it), unique toppings, and just the right amount of cheese … read on! The pizza sizes range from a regular personal pan pizza to large and are very reasonably priced. A small personal pizza is $2.99 and a specialty personal pizza is $4.99. There are 10 specialty pizzas of which 3 are vegetarian and I tried the Mangonada and The Voltaire pictured below. Both were delicious but I had never had mango on a pizza and it was amazing. The kick from the habanero pepper was just enough and the sweetness of the mango was the perfect pairing. I also enjoyed The Voltaire but it was more of a typical Greek flavor that you could expect for a vegetarian pizza. It’s obvious, through the appearance and flavor, that the ingredients they use are very fresh.
The greek salad was really fresh and had a good ratio of ingredients and the fresh spice on it (Tajín) added a nice zesty flavor. Most pizza places I have been to don’t put a lot of effort into the salads but the people at Gallo definitely do.
They offer iced tea, soda, and water in a small fridge but I saw on their website that they are a BYOB and often have live music playing on a small stage at their outside seating area. The daily specials (offered Mon-Fri 11 AM-2 PM, Mon-Thu 7 PM – 9 PM) are reasonably priced and pretty large for one person (for example, 10″ pizza + side salad for $7.99). Friends that I went with had the wings, the Al Greco pizza, and greek gyro plate and everybody was happy. The interior is modest and pretty small but perfect for lunch. After reading some comments from the owner, it seems they are considering renovations in the near future as well.
Location: 164 Castroville Rd, San Antonio, TX 78207
Open Mon-Fri 11 AM – 10 PM, Saturday 1 PM – 10 PM, Sunday 1 PM – 8 PM for Takeout, Eat-In and Delivery
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gallopizzeria.sa