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Gallo’s on High Now Open in Clintonville

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Gallo’s on High is the latest to join the ranks of new Clintonville restaurants, including next-door neighbor The Pit BBQ Grille.

The family-run restaurant officially opened its doors earlier this month at 4215 N. High St., the former home of Little Eater.

It’s the fourth for the Gallo’s portfolio, joining taprooms on Bethel Road and in Powell, and its Kitchen and Bar in Upper Arlington.

While the taprooms offer more pub fare, and Upper Arlington an Italian-Creole twist, the Clintonville restaurant’s menu features steaks, pasta, and French and Italian inspired cuisine.

In that menu is a lot of accessibility, says Owner Nick Gallo. Across the diverse menu, guests can find steaks, or opt for flatbreads, sandwiches and appetizers, all at a reasonable price point.

There has been one area of the menu that’s proven to be popular with Clintonville diners thus far.

The neighborhood loves its seafood, Chef Libby Norris says. Some of the most popular dishes since opening have been the Blackened Scallop Risotto, Bristol sea scallops with sweet potato risotto, asparagus and roasted beet coulis, and the Crab Cakes. Outside of seafood, Chicken Piccata, Gerber chicken breast pan seared with angel hair, lemon, capers, white wine and parmesan, has also been a popular order.

In addition to its regular menu, Gallo’s offers daily specials.

“The specials, too, give me a chance to figure out what Clintonville likes,” Norris says. Discoveries will help guide the menu.

Gallo’s on High is open during dinner hours for dine-in and offers carryout. They’ll work their way towards delivery, opting for GrubHub which the restaurant group works with at its other locations.

General Manager Felicia Edgar says they’ve been pleased with how busy the restaurant has been since their January 5 opening, despite the pandemic.

Plans for the restaurant were in motion pre-pandemic, but the situation didn’t deter Gallo from opening. He sees it as a way to contribute to the economy and the community.

Currently, Gallo’s on High is open from 4 – 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 4 – 9 p.m. Sunday. Already having to ask patrons to leave at 10 p.m. due to curfew, Gallo’s anticipates longer bar and kitchen hours for the late-night crowd as restrictions ease.

Brunch will also debut the first week of February, running from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sundays. The brunch menu will feature dishes like Sweet Potato Chorizo Hash, with specials like prime rib once a month.

For more information, visit gallosonhigh.com.

All photos by Susan Post

Gallo’s bar offers craft cocktails and a robust wine list as well as six taps
The bar lineup features an extensive selection of bourbons
The space has undergone an extensive transformation from its days as Little Eater
A curved wall provides separation from the entrance to the dining room
Gallos will add patio seating in the warmer months
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