Gondolier Italian Eatery

4.1
306 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Gondolier Italian Eatery, where going out feels like coming home! We have been privileged to be a part of the Boulder County community for over 60 years. Many of our popular entrée items have remained on our menu since the beginning, and are still being prepared with the same passion and love as they were that many years ago. We proudly offer house-made pasta, pizza, and seasonal contemporary dishes, and are committed to bringing you consistently great Italian cuisine at a reasonable price.
At Gondolier Italian Eatery, you’ll experience so much more than delicious food. We have created a family-friendly, neighborhood atmosphere that never fails to delight our guests. So, gather all your favorite people, and join us for a meal!
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4.2
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3.9
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K2gator
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Asked for quiet area. Very accommodating. Tuscan ziti was excellent, a little bit of a kick.

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BarbaraT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We split the mediterranean salad and the eggplant parmesan. Both were delicious.

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KirkB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good!! Love their food. Have been goinG for years

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marknewt
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outstanding Italian food — including best meatballs (should have ordered two instead of one!). Busy place with limited ambiance but great food and service. Always good!

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JenD
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to get cozy/romantic and enjoy a great meal. I especially love the "unpasta" with Chicken Marsala. And, the garlic bread is always so good. We had a wonderful server, as always. We appreciate Gondolier!

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George
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok not great. Ordered fettuccine- noodles were good but lacked enough sauce and was super dry! Chicken Parmigiana was good.

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BrianS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

By far one of our favorite restaurants to take our family.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Met a family member from south Denver and he recalled the Gondolier from college days on Broadway having homemade spagetti like Coloccis was in Louisville.
Food was fine but lacked sufficient tomato sauce. No bread served with meal until ordered separately. We usually go to a location in Louisville where the spagetti is also done in house and includes salad and baked bread and olive oil and spices . These are all extras at Gondolier and not of the same quality for $14.50 in Louisville.

Second time here and lets just say we gave it a try.

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vipRonaldF
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In our party of 6, the food and service were very good. My only complaint was that the table was too close to the entrance and (i) it was drafty and (ii) the greeting of the receptionist(s) was sometimes so loud as to be distracting. Seating at the back of the restaurant tends to be dingy.

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vipTedd
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I ordered the fettuccine Alfredo and had them add chicken. There was a minuscule amount of cool chicken. The fettuccine was cold and in a clump. The sauce was tasteless and cold as well. For a restaurant that claims to Italian, this is the worse food experience and I was embarrassed by the fact that we had brought our out of town guesses there to dine. Will not go back nor recommend them.

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AshleyZ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta I've ever had. The Gondolier makes their own! This is the place to come if you want spaghetti a million times better than boxed pasta you could make at home. The marinara sauce is also delicious. The restaurant is in a good location and it's a fun atmosphere. Really nice place to come with friends, family, or by yourself for great food.

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LisaM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

There was a big group so food took forever. Our server was great though and manager gave us a discount

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have loved the Gondolier for over 25 years. Never disappointed!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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DarrinT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Hidden in a strip mall is this wonderful restaurant that needs to be experienced. The food reminded me of traditional recipes from years past and their wine list has several options to pair with your meal. If you find yourself in the area, this is the place to go for a specail occation or just in the mood for great food.

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AnneB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family has been enjoying the Gondolier since it began serving homemade spaghetti and meatballs, all you can eat for maybe $1.50 or thereabouts...and intergenerational (3) are now still enjoying the good food, very reliable and delicious taste, and the very plentiful selection of dishes. Keep up the good work...the Gondolier is one of our favorite Boulder restaurants ...we need to go to Longmont to try that venue/food, too. Thanks for your many years of helping us enjoy the Gondolier!

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DaveMell
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Although we all understood that they were short 2 servers, this book group has been coming to the Gondolier monthly for several years. We usually sit in the back where we won’t disturb the other restaurant patrons. The back room also accommodates a comfortable discussion and sharing of ideas among the members of the book group. We felt they could have set up our table in the smaller room to the left (east side) if the entrance without infringing on the rest of the people in the restaurant and the servers. This area would have worked much better for our group. Our server was very apologetic and provided the excellent service we have come to expect.

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vipjoeh
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was very good

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Lion
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Quiet, good food, good service. No pretense.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We had a couple from out of state that evening who needed to make a 2 hour drive to eastern CO. We were seated quickly; there was very little noise due to less than half the seating used. Yet it was a weekend night. Food came quickly. Appreciate that.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic and the homemade pasta couldn’t have been better. Perfect date night! Thank you!

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MarinaM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Home made pasta.. had a take out and dinner on this trip. Please go.

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vipAggieNChicago
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice service, good food, reasonably priced

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vipLocal
Phoenix
95 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Definitely a locals' place for very good Italian food. The ziti bolognese, spaghetti Alfredo and the chicken parmesan were all great. The noise level is loud. Great for families. Only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars all the way around was the service was spotty - but given it was a Saturday night and packed, it was understandable. We will definitely return.

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vipBillK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall good. Four of us went. Nice house Chianti. Great place for a reasonably priced Italian meal.

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ScottW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Will definitely return!

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vipSMKDENVER
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food wasn't very good, no flavor and expensive. I would never go back.

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vipCsb44
Denver
107 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our second visit to Gondolier. The food is wonderful. I tried the vegetable spaghetti noodles. It's really worth the try. The choice of sauces is such a plus here. I am gluten free, so the choices are very nice, but hard to look at the garlic knots without wishing I didn't have to be GF. The staff is wonderful and very attentive.
If you go early, you can have your choice of table areas. The booths or the tables are comfortable.
We look forward to our next visit, as it's now our "go to" restaurant when we want Italian in Boulder.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Pasta was way over cooked - mushy - 2 guests could not eat. Will no

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JudyFoodie
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Been coming to Gondolier for some time over the years. If you love great meatballs and hearty meal this place is tops!!!

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Yummy
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good, but took too long. Was my mother’s birthday, we had to wait for twenty minutes for dessert. When it didn’t come I inquired where it was, waiter said kitchen backed up, restaurant wasn’t busy. Was very disappointed no birthday dessert for mother. Unhappy about the way it was handled, no manager came over, just gave us the bill with no dessert. I think part of dining experience is service, and we left very unhappy.

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JPSQ
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great neighborhood eatery with a long Boulder history.

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Beep
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Friendly, casual neighborhood place.

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Chuck
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good, we had to Prompt the Server several times to get waited on. We did have reservations.

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viplisaf
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good, but service was very poor. Very few tables when we arrived around 8:30 and service was not good.

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MollieM
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and extra wonderful service. Great food!

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vipPaul
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place for over 50 years

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Guests
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Noodles were terrible, thick, and wet. Not enough options for my 2 vegan family members.

MM
MikeM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been following the Gondolier around Boulder for 40+ years and it has never failed to be excellent. I do miss the piano ...

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vipBuffParents
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Eaten here many times. Always dependable! We booked to celebrate our daughter’s college graduation. Although they were quite busy (the whole city of Boulder is!), they did good by us with excellent service and food!

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ElizaB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Easter dinner at the Gondolier! Thanks!

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Gondolier Italian Eatery is rated 4.1 stars by 306 OpenTable diners.

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