(keep reading to learn what happened)
Season: 6 | View All Season 6 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: October 26, 2012
La Galleria 33 Address: 125 Salem St Boston, MA 02113
La Galleria 33 was a Boston, Massachusetts restaurant featured on season 6 of Kitchen Nightmares.
Though the La Galleria 33 Kitchen Nightmares episode aired in October and November 2012, the actual visit from Gordon Ramsay happened earlier in the year in May 2012.
It was a two-part episode that spanned Kitchen Nightmares Season 6 Episode 1 and Episode 2.
In this episode of Kitchen Nightmares, Chef Gordon Ramsay takes us to family-owned, Italian restaurant, La Galleria 33.
It’s located in the North end of Boston, Massachusetts, where sisters Rita and Lisa have been running the show since they opened their doors in 2006.
That means the restaurant has been up and running for around six years at the time of the Kitchen Nightmares La Galleria 33 episode.
Gordon Ramsay quickly learns that the staff thinks Lisa and Rita are unprofessional, with Rita smoking too much and Lisa drinking in front of the customers.
However, Gordon learns from the sisters that they think the staff is the main issue as they have lost their passion for the restaurant.
Lisa and Rita claim to have tried everything to save the business, from lowering menu prices, changing the menu, and redecorating, but so far, nothing has worked and the restaurant is still struggling.
Gordon sits down to order food: seafood ravioli, gnocchi, meatballs, veal, and chicken marsala.
To Gordon’s disgust, the meatballs are bland and rubbery; the veal is gnarly, bland, overcooked and salty inside; the seafood ravioli is frozen and disgusting; and the chicken marsala is too sweet and bland.
Chef Ramsay then asks for a dessert menu, only to learn that the restaurant offers one option: tiramisu, which they are currently out of.
Gordon then meets the head chef, Doug, who not only hates Italian food, but he hates preparing it as well.
Chef Ramsay has Doug walk him through the kitchen during an evening rush on Saturday and is shocked to find that Doug has no stations set up in the kitchen.
How can you hope to deliver quality food on time if you aren’t organized inside the kitchen?
Doug then drops chicken on the floor and proceeds to place the dirty chicken in the pan to cook, causing an argument to break out between Gordon and Doug and resulting in Doug throwing the chicken away.
Complaints keep rolling in through the night with both Lisa and Rita shifting responsibility and arguing with irate customers.
Gordon inspects the walk-in and discovers rotten onions and dead mussels.
He then inspects the pantry and discovers frozen pasta and rotten food. Notice a bit of a trend?
The next day Gordon calls a staff meeting, the owners list off their complaints with the staff, resulting in Sara, their server of 2 years, walking out of the restaurant.
Gordon then tells the sisters that they too must change and Lisa agrees to not drink on the job and Rita promises to give up cigarettes.
With over 80 other Italian restaurants in Boston’s North end, Gordon knows that he needs something to make La Galleria 33 stand out from the rest.
Chef Ramsay then introduces a new Italian menu with homemade meatballs to help the La Galleria 33 Boston restaurant stand out.
Doug is hesitant at first, but Gordon hires Chef Michael to teach Doug how to cook the new menu items.
Gordon and his team then give the restaurant a modern makeover, making it brighter and much more pleasant for diners.
The night of relaunch, the restaurant experiences a computer malfunction, causing the staff to handwrite their tickets.
But once Doug and Mike receive tickets they get to work and food starts heading out the door for customers to enjoy.
Overall the night was a total success once they handled the technical issues.
So was the La Galleria 33 Kitchen Nightmares episode a success? Keep reading our update to learn what happened next and if this Boston restaurant is still open in 2023 and beyond.
La Galleria 33 Update - What Happened Next?
After the La Galleria 33 Kitchen Nightmares episode aired, the restaurant was initially a success.
The reviews were still mixed, but the restaurant stayed open for years and, at least as a business, it was a success.
It had a 3.5 star rating on its Yelp page. A lot of the post-Gordon Ramsay reviews were pretty positive, though there were also a solid number of negative reviews mixed in.
Unfortunately, it would not last.
Is La Galleria 33 still open?
Though La Galleria 33 was initially successful after Kitchen Nightmares, it eventually closed in November 2018.
As of 2022, the old La Galleria 33 Boston location is occupied by a new restaurant called Libertine.
Reviews for Libertine seem pretty good as it has a 4 star rating on its Yelp page.
If you’re in the Boston area and you want to check out the successor to La Galleria 33, you can learn more at the Libertine website.
Why did La Galleria 33 close?
We’re not sure why as the owners didn’t post any public messages, but there were a couple of one star Yelp reviews that suggest there were some issues.
In the negative reviews, people seemed to criticize the food and service. Though again, there were plenty of positive reviews, as well.
Who owned La Galleria 33?
La Galleria 33 was owned by two sisters, Lisa Cerundolo and Rita Moran (originally DiPietrantonio). We’re not sure what happened to either sister after La Galleria 33 closed. We hope they’re both happy and doing well.
What happened to Lisa from La Galleria 33?
Unfortunately, Lisa from La Galleria 33 keeps her social media profiles private so I’m not sure what she’s up to. Hopefully she’s doing well!
Final thoughts on La Galleria 33
Overall, La Galleria 33 had a solid run after the visit from Gordon Ramsay.
It stayed open for around 6 years and the La Galleria 33 reviews were generally positive, though a bit mixed.
Unfortunately, it would not last and La Galleria 33 closed in 2018.
As of 2022, the old La Galleria 33 Boston MA location is occupied by a new restaurant named Libertine North End.
If you want to see some other Massachusetts Kitchen Nightmares episodes, you can check out our updates for Olde Hitching Post in Hanson MA and Barefoot Bob’s in Hull MA.
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Last updated: 2022-08-25 06:57
12 thoughts on “La Galleria 33 Kitchen Nightmares Update – Still Open in 2023?”
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I wonder what happened to Sara?
Yeah.. Wonder how Sara’s doing.
La Galleria 33 is actually replaced by a restaurant called Libertine
Thanks! I just added that to the update.
where is sara now, i miss her also
For everyone who wants to know what happened to Sara, here’s her LinkedIn:
I notice there was no mention of La Galleria 33 in her LinkedIn profile.
Lmao Sara reminds me of myself when I was waiting tables and I always being accused of hoggin tables, the “good section” etc… Not her fault if other servers are slow lol get that money girl!
Lisa and Rita were fabulous…
…they were both funny and beautiful…I have to admit: I had a small crush on Lisa 😉
Perhaps they entered the restaurant of their parents (they were allready older in 2012) , replaced them as owners and managers and closed the “La Galleria 33”.
Sara betrayed her colleagues…this is a 100% no go…she had to go…she was not a teamplayer
You’re the one who sent the shoes aren’t you?
This restaurant’s problems would have been solved if Doug, Rita and Lisa had had a threesome. That would have cheered everyone up and got them working together as a team. Sadly Gordon refused to film them doing it. Too bad!
Also, with over 80 other Italian restaurants in Boston’s North end, Gordon needed to do something to make La Galleria 33 stand out from the rest, and what he chose was too expensive: buy ten dinners and get a free trip to Rome.