• Photo taken at La Gondola by Antonietta B. on 8/17/2013
  • Photo taken at La Gondola by Rachel P. on 3/9/2013
  • Photo taken at La Gondola by Beata M. on 1/25/2013
  • Photo taken at La Gondola by James S. on 5/2/2012
  • Photo taken at La Gondola by Roy M. on 12/31/2011
  • Photo taken at La Gondola by Jolie R. on 9/11/2011
  • Photo taken at La Gondola by Cindy B. on 3/2/2013

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La Gondola

La Gondola

Italian Restaurant, Pizza Place, and Seafood Restaurant · Lakeview
2914 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 4:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

"Old School" Italian, Proudly Serving Lakeview since "1984"


Based on 35 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    "my usual go-to dish is the Rigatoni Boscaiola at La Gondola."(3 Tips)
    Jackie F.
    "Their rigatoni and stuffed gnocchi are amazing."(3 Tips)
    Denise R.
    "how private yet romantic the atmosphere"(2 Tips)
    James S.
    "BEST grilled Calamari these lips have ever tasted ...★★★★★"(2 Tips)
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27 tips and reviews.

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  • rigatoni boscaiola
  • gnocchi
  • intimate
  • romantic
  • cute
  • tortellini
  • good service
  • comfort food
  • vodka
  • homemade food
  • dinner
  • weekly specials
  • bread
  • takeout
  • takes reservations
  • clean
  • Kirstjen L.

    I had the rigatoni boscaiola and it was very good, but it was an awful lot of pasta - enough to feed 3 people.

    Kirstjen Lorenz · March 15, 2015
  • Ryan

    Still great food... adding red clam sauce to my list. Don't know what they're thinking offering a much smaller menu now when you eat in than for takeout. To me, it makes no sense. Do get takeout.

    Ryan · August 24, 2014
  • Ryan

    Eggplant and chicken parmesan, gnocchi piemontese... Have tried many other things as well. Good pizza in Chicago style thin crust sense. Tasty neighborhood Italian, somewhat of an institution.

    Ryan · August 17, 2014
  • Hillman P.

    Disgusting food.

    Hillman Philistia · August 7, 2014
  • Chicagoist

    When I'm looking for some Italian comfort food, my usual go-to dish is the Rigatoni Boscaiola at La Gondola. This pasta dish strikes the right balance of richness without being heavy. Read more

    Chicagoist · August 1, 2014
  • Greg F.

    Amazing as always.

    Greg Feinberg · February 16, 2014
  • marc s.


    marc schacher · July 4, 2013
  • Courtney P.

    D is the best waiter we have ever had anywhere!

    Courtney Persha · April 25, 2013
  • Jackie F.

    Their rigatoni and stuffed gnocchi are amazing. The Ashland location is small and quaint but I think better food than belmont. The guy on thurs night is a hoot too

    Jackie Frederick · April 3, 2013
  • Rachel P.

    Love love love the rigatoni boscaiola!

    Rachel Poon · March 9, 2013
  • Colleen

    This place is a gem! And so is D, your server! Love him and the food! The best!

    Colleen · November 9, 2012
  • Nicole B.

    Definitely RSVP, and ask for D (he's an awesome server!) Menu is QUITE delectible.

    Nicole Bolisenga · October 14, 2012
  • Amanda C.

    The gnocchi was great! The restaurant is super intimate and cute!

    Amanda Chvatal · October 8, 2012
  • James S.

    Hands down, the BEST grilled Calamari these lips have ever tasted ...★★★★★ (5 stars)

    James S · May 2, 2012
  • Roy M.

    No soda refills here. Bread is excellent. Pizza was ok. Service very good. Thier delivery guy parks in handicap spot

    Roy M · December 31, 2011
  • Denise R.

    Tried going last night and was not aware one must have reservations. I will make one asap for the next weekend loved how private yet romantic the atmosphere looked

    Denise Rivera · November 14, 2011
  • Jeff C.

    Gondola chicken

    Jeff Carter · July 30, 2011
  • S D Pete G.

    Fried Rav is amazing (all homemade)

    S D Pete Glass · July 26, 2011
  • Réjane P.

    The rigatoni vodka is wonderful, and their tiramisu, different from any other I've ever had, is amazing. Big portions, watch out!

    Réjane Pierre · March 31, 2011
  • Tom K.

    Best Italian food in Chicago. Have the calamari for an appetizer and leave lots of room for dinner!!!!

    Tom Klarquist · November 6, 2010
  • Andrew M.

    Mon. thru Fri. 4pm - 11pm Sat. & Sun. Noon - 11pm

    Andrew McGuire · October 5, 2010
  • Chris G.

    Doesn't open until 4pm

    Chris Galagaza · September 22, 2010
  • Pamela C.

    Try the Stracciatella soup. Awesome!

    Pamela Carpenter · August 7, 2010
  • Luke S.

    Best Italian in the city. You can't go wrong here!

    Luke Sundheim · May 10, 2010
  • Andrew M.

    I own it, friend me up, if dining in please call ahead for a reso. Dining area is small and fills up quick.

    Andrew McGuire · May 10, 2010
  • Rémy T.

    Great for takeout. Dining room is VERY small. You should absolutely make reservations. Showing up and expecting a table is a bad idea. The specials are very good and worth it usually.

    Rémy Thenot-Siegel · February 18, 2010
  • Pamela C.

    Check their facebook fan page for awesome weekly specials.

    Pamela Carpenter · January 6, 2010

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