In 2004 when my brother Tom, my cousin Larry, and I decided to open our own business, we were fortunate enough to have over 50 years of experience to draw from. Beginning in 1946 our grandfather, O.P. Gallo, founded a small tuxedo and formal wear company that was dedicated to providing service, quality and value in every aspect of the business; from their patrons, to their vendors, and most importantly to the staff that supported them. In addition to learning from O.P.’s success, we were doubly fortunate in being able to watch our other grandfather, Nick Giantonio, successfully own and operate the Giantonio Pastry Shop on North High Street for decades; providing artisan wedding cakes and Italian inspired confections throughout Columbus, Ohio. Their work ethic, integrity, and commitment to guest service, quality and value, remain the cornerstone of The Gallo’s Food Group today.
When the Tap Room opened in 2004 we were little more than a neighborhood watering hole that aspired to be something so much more: a premium sports venue with the city’s best selection of craft beer, and a menu that was chef driven and rooted in fresh, quality ingredients. Twelve years later… I’m proud to say that we have exceeded those expectations.