La Gondola - Belmont
Neighborhood GemGreat litle corner restaurant, really good food, nice Italian music, friendly staff5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLa GondolaAs good as the older, original on Ashland. Good food, nice folks.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food great for family.We have gone here quire a few times for dinner, and stumbled across it for Brunch. WE ARE GLAD WE DID. The price per person was incredibly reasonable and the selection of food was vast and fresh. They were so accommodating for my 2 year old, she could eat anything on the menu and gave her free milk. HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't let the outside foolDon't let the outside fool you. Once inside, this Italian gem is very nice and the food absolutely wonderful. Be warned, the portions are healthy, but not at the expense of quality.
I had the Salmon Vesuvio which was a very well prepared and my friend had the Risotto Porcini which she liked a lot as well.
I selected this place due to its proximity to Stage773 Theater and I am happy I did. This was my first visit, but I hope to return here again when I am in the area.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood meal, great service.I had the fried meat ravioli appetizer and the pollo piccata. Both were very good. The meat raviolis are plentiful with meat, unlike some others I've had. The pollo piccata was good, although the menu description mentioned artichoke hearts but, instead, mine had an abundance of pepperoncinis. They were good to give the chicken flavor, but were overwhelming to actually eat them with the chicken. I ended up picking all of them out. Everything else mentioned in the menu description was in the dish and was very delicious. I love capers!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place has quickly becomeThis place has quickly become our favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago. The decor is not much and it's not a high-end place but the food is fantastic. Over time, we've had the gnocchi, lasagna, eggplant parmesan, the grilled seafood(you will get a mound of seafood that is a steal at this price), and spaghetti carbonara. We've never had a dish less than excellent. Plus, the house vinaigrette on their salad is superb. Go, go, go!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellant. WeThe food was excellant. We went late after a show. They were very nice. I ordered gnocci w pesto. It was the most amazing pesto I ever had. I asked for more bread so I could eat more. It was just that good...3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid dining experienceI've always had a solid experience every time I've dined here. The staff is friendly (but can be a bit slow) and the food is always delicious. I'm glad this is nearby my house :)3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe decided to eat here beforeWe decided to eat here before a show at Comedy Sportz, as it was within walking distance. The food was delicious and plentiful, and the wait staff very attentive without being overly in our space. Even though it is advertised as a "family friendly" restaurant, and there were a few families with small children, it did not feel like I was sitting next on top of kid chaos. Great experience!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been going there frequenetlWe have been going there frequenetly and enjoy the food very much.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM