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La Gondola

La Gondola

Italian Restaurant, Pizza Place, and Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Lakeview, Chicago
  • Chicagoist
    "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)
27 Tips and reviews
  • rigatoni boscaiola
  • gnocchi
  • intimate
  • romantic
  • cute
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  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzMarch 15, 2015
    I had the rigatoni boscaiola and it was very good, but it was an awful lot of pasta - enough to feed 3 people.
  • Ryan
    RyanAugust 24, 2014
    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
    RyanAugust 17, 2014
    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.
  • Hillman P.
    Hillman PhilistiaAugust 7, 2014
    Disgusting food.
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 1, 2014
    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
  • Greg F.
    Greg FeinbergFebruary 16, 2014
    Amazing as always.
  • marc s.
    marc schacherJuly 4, 2013
  • Courtney P.
    Courtney PershaApril 25, 2013
    D is the best waiter we have ever had anywhere!
  • Jackie F.
    Jackie FrederickApril 3, 2013
    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
  • Rachel P.
    Rachel PoonMarch 9, 2013
    Love love love the rigatoni boscaiola!
  • Colleen
    ColleenNovember 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is a gem! And so is D, your server! Love him and the food! The best!
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BolisengaOctober 14, 2012
    Definitely RSVP, and ask for D (he's an awesome server!) Menu is QUITE delectible.
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda ChvatalOctober 8, 2012
    The gnocchi was great! The restaurant is super intimate and cute!
  • James S.
    James SMay 2, 2012
    Hands down, the BEST grilled Calamari these lips have ever tasted ...★★★★★ (5 stars)
  • Roy M.
    Roy MDecember 31, 2011
    No soda refills here. Bread is excellent. Pizza was ok. Service very good. Thier delivery guy parks in handicap spot
  • Denise R.
    Denise RiveraNovember 14, 2011
    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
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CarterJuly 30, 2011
    Gondola chicken
  • S D Pete G.
    S D Pete GlassJuly 26, 2011
    Fried Rav is amazing (all homemade)
  • Réjane P.
    Réjane PierreMarch 31, 2011
    The rigatoni vodka is wonderful, and their tiramisu, different from any other I've ever had, is amazing. Big portions, watch out!
  • Tom K.
    Tom KlarquistNovember 6, 2010
    Best Italian food in Chicago. Have the calamari for an appetizer and leave lots of room for dinner!!!!
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew McGuireOctober 5, 2010
    Mon. thru Fri. 4pm - 11pm Sat. & Sun. Noon - 11pm
  • Chris G.
    Chris GalagazaSeptember 22, 2010
    Doesn't open until 4pm
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela CarpenterAugust 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Stracciatella soup. Awesome!
  • Luke S.
    Luke SundheimMay 10, 2010
    Best Italian in the city. You can't go wrong here!
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew McGuireMay 10, 2010
    I own it, friend me up, if dining in please call ahead for a reso. Dining area is small and fills up quick.
  • Rémy T.
    Rémy Thenot-SiegelFebruary 18, 2010
    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.
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela CarpenterJanuary 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Check their facebook fan page for awesome weekly specials.
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