Wonderful food, fantastic staff. I look forward to my next visit.
This is one of my favorite places to eat. The service is fantastic! The food is amazing!
Food was good, but parmigiana was a bit over priced and just ok.
Our waiter Dee is the best !! Always a good dinner and food is delicious.
Such a great neighborhood place. Cozy, great food which the staff are willing to accomodate to your
tastes and needs, nice wine selection, and super service.
Very nice dinner, as usual. Started with a glass of wine, then soup, salad & lasagna. All delicious and bread was amazing. No dessert. Coffee pot was broken and they don’t make tea. Will go again soon.
The Burrata was phenomenal as a start. The Sunday gravy rigatoni to die for and the Buccatini phenomenal!
We had so much fun, D the server (yes, just D) was very entertaining and attentive. The food was cooked to order and was excellent. No fancy presentations or gastronomic show, just really good Italian food.
Great food, hilarious waiter!
What a great little restaurant!
Waiter, fantastic, food was spectacular!
My family and I have been going to La Gondola for over a decade. D is the absolute best and is essentially a part of my family. The food is so good, I bring friends from or who have lived in Italy whenever I'm able. It's the best little hidden gem. Couldn't recommend any higher.
Love this place. Cute little Italian restaurant. They are always glad to see kids and go out of their way to keep them happy. The food never disappoints.
The food is great but just pick up or have it delivered. Not worth sitting in mediocre ambiance with inattentive and sloppy staff.
Hands down, THE BEST Italian food you will find. I’m obsessed. My husband and I used to order from here frequently until we moved out of the city. We had to make a special trip back for our anniversary and it was just as delicious as we remembered.
The food was outstanding as always! The waiter was friendly and provided excellent service!
Had a lovely meal here. The place was busy but the server was attentive. Bit of an odd spot in the strip mall but the food was great and we would definitely go back!
We loved it and definitely will return!
Great, great, great!Everything is always the best!
The fresh ingredients and the care taken to individually prepare each dish make this place a winner!
We've been regulars at the Ashland location for a long time - great food, wonderful service (especially if D is working) and a small restaurant experience. We love that they are open to customizing the dishes to specific tastes.......so good!
Place is quite small, maybe 6 tables. The food is genuine Italian and I think they may one of the best thin crust pizzas in town. We had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday on cinco de mayo. Dee served the food timely and with his usual flair, couldn't ask for a more attentive & friendly server. Food we ordered was delicious and served piping hot. Hidden gem in the city, if you can't dine in order takeout.
La Gondola is our go to restaurant. The restaurant is small, so make a reservation. The food is always good and D is the best waiter!
We had a great dinner with excellent food last Saturday.. Everything was great as always..
My 10-year old stepson joined us for the first time at La Gondola to celebrate his dad's birthday, and he absolutely LOVED his chicken parmesan as well as the tentacles of the grilled calamari and my lobster ravioli.. and this kid is a picky eater.
I was, however, a little saddened to see that my favorite dishes were no longer available as the menu seems to have shrunk considerably since the last time we were here last fall.
The reservation was tricky because we weren't aware there were multiple locations but the food was excellent and the service was great, too!
I have been going to La Gondola for many years. It's gotten a bit pricey for what it is.
We love our friend/Server D! He is a positive friendly and entertaining person. Andy is a lucky business owner to have him!
My and my fiance come here at least once a year, cause we live in the burbs, and we love it every single time. The waiter D remembers us and makes sure to take care of us whenever we are in the restaurant. We are actually going to use them to cater some food for our wedding in May.
A lot of people seem to like La Gondola on Ashland for takeout, and the food is really good straightforward Italian-American cooking. There's the standard pasta dishes (linguine with clams, lasagna, nice ravioli) all well executed, along with some good classic entrees - I enjoyed the chicken piccata. The tiramisu was also excellent. But my wife and I really enjoy visiting because the tiny dining room feels like so much fun, largely due to the excellent work of La Gondola's waiter, Dee, who is welcoming, funny, and helpful without being pushy or unctuous. There can be a bit of a draft in the room in the wintertime with pickup customers coming in and out, but the ambiance lent by the small room is worth it.
I've been coming here for years and can't tell you how awful our experience was. I am done with La Gondola after the horrific service. The server was clueless and aloof, the menu was 1/3rd of what it used to be, and the no longer offer soup or salad but charge the same price. It was so disappointing and my Dad's birthday was a bust because of it.
Great thin crust pizza and good daily entrée specials.
I have been going to La Gondola for 20 years and now i'm questioning whether I will go back again. They have recently changed their menu, eliminating all but a few dishes. Food came out late, it was very salty and not very appetizing to look at. We had to send one thing back and they couldn't even get right how the pizza was asked to be cut.
La Gondola has been an institution for many years... and apparently now has decided to undergo major changes.
On a recent visit, I was told that soup or salad was no longer included with any of the entrees, and that the management had decided to downsize the menu and lower some prices "because so much food was being wasted"... this did not sound right at all, and then I noticed that the soup and salad was now on the menu for $5... the waitress did not seem to want to discuss the matter any further and walked away... and the prices of the entrees were NOT lowered in fact.
The other very strange thing is that all of the classic La Gondola entrees were available on the takeout/delivery menu and no longer in the restaurant??????
I love this resutrant and have been coming for years, although I have a complaint for the first time ever. The recentally changed the menu so over half of the selections are not on the dining in menu anymore which really was annoying. Also, they used to offer a soup or salad with your meal, which again is not offered now. This place is a gem, the food is outstanding and the waiter D is great....but go back to the old menu!!!!!!! And start offerning salad again. Us regulars miss them!
We always have an enjoyable meal at La Gondola. Food is really delicious and service ALWAYS outstanding. A REAL neighborhood gem!
Good home cooking food with Dee aka thee best waiter...your in good hands here and will enjoy a memorable dinner!
The restaurant is quaint. I can see how a wait is eminent, so reservations are a must! The food was delicious and the atmosphere friendly.
Service just fair-had to ask 3 times for bread. Had to ask to have empty dishes removed. Soups was still on the table when dinner was served. Never asked about refills on drinks. Antony Not good compared to usual waiter Dee.
Our go-to spot for a quiet Italian dinner. Dee's service is the best, and we feel like we're are going "home" to see family. Our favorite dishes are the Rigatoni Basciola, and the Grigliata di Pesce. No, don't expect fresh seafood, but overall it's really flavorful and delicious. Any dish with the cream tomato sauce is excellent. Some specials include the crab stuffed gnocchi in tomato cream sauce. Notable wines for $28/bottle, especially the Primitivo.
Fabulous neighborhood restaurant. Good food, great service...D is wonderful.
small neighborhood restrurant with great service and excellent food. It's best to make a reservation as the place is small. Almost hate to rate it, if it becomes to popular I'll never get a table.