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About Gondolier Italian Eatery

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 50 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!

4800 Baseline Rd
Suite A-104
Boulder, CO 80303
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday: Dinner: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Lunch and Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Foothills

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 443-5015

Website:
http://www.gondolierboulder.com/

Catering:
Full menu available for parties from 10 to 1000. Family style, in-house made pastas, sauces, pizzas, and seasonal specialties. We can accommodate any request so please speak with us for more information.

Parking Details:
Free parking lot available outside of restaurant entrance.

Executive Chef:
Nelson Kugel & Brian Delka

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining room seats 18-36 guests for sit down or cocktail style dining. Full menu, or preselected options available. Can accomodate any requests, please call for more information.

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Gondolier Italian Eatery Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (9)
Casual (9)
Good for Groups (9)
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Comfort Food (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Great Beer (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cozy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This restaurant is a long time favorite; we've been eating at the Gondolier for about 50 years, and the food and service have remained excellent and consistent. The spaghetti and ravioli are the best in Boulder, and the other Italian specialties are also delicious and interesting. This is a great place to relax, have fun with pals, and enjoy a really good meal. It's one of our favorite Boulder restaurants!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun, Healthy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Casual, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This was my first time there, and I was taking out a friend who had long lived in Boulder before moving away for her birthday. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food, especially the home made spaghetti. I thought the sauce was amazing and much better than anything else I have had around here. Highly impressed, and will definitely be visiting again in the future.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

If you going for the spaghetti, which is one my husband's favorites, you won't be disappointed. If you need gluten free options, the options are limited and much less tasty. This time I ordered the gluten free mushroom pizza which was not even edible.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

This is where the locals go... Need I say more? This is an authentic Italian restaurant. This is a great place to take a date or the family. Great atmosphere. We have been here multiple times and never had a poor server. Tonight 2e did not enjoy the server but she could have had a bad day. That is the only negative I can say. Great place

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

A very solid option for classic Italian fare. In a strip mall, but nice inside (and table service; no ordering at a counter or anything). Nicely decorated, clean and modern and casual but still nice enough for a night out. Great for family meals, with a variety of booths and tables, very good service and staff has always been friendly and accommodating. We discovered great happy hour prices on a limited menu of food--including their delicious garlic knots and their homemade spaghetti ($5) and salads. There are also things like all-you-can-eat spaghetti on Tuesday night (I think), so check their website for deals. A large and varied menu sure to satisfy even picky eaters (and kids) in your group--nothing super innovative or gourmet, but very good food and service. The pizza was also good and fresh. I'm reviewing the Boulder location, but there is a new one in Longmont.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I have been there before, and the manager was friendly and food was decent. The other night, was not a pleasant experience at all and probably won't bother going back. I rarely write reviews, even if bad, but the fact that the food was not even decent was terrible. The hostess upon arrival, was not very welcoming, & didn't even appear to hear that I had made a reservation. I understand that all special requests upon reservation can be given, but she sat us in the middle of the room, when there were clearly plenty of tables to the side. The server was decent, but not extra friendly.

Appetizers were good, but it'd be outrageous to mess up garlic bread. I ordered the special shrimp & scallop dinner. For $20, I expected far more than some clearly frozen shrimp & scallops thrown in a pan. No flavor & the risotto ball was absolutely not risotto & tasted like a donut. My companion ordered a calzone, which literally had about 5 pieces of sausage, and very little filling.

We will not be back.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We heart the Gondolier! Excellent, crowd pleasing food. Friendly and professional service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We always have a great meal at The Gondolier! The homemade pasta is so delicious and so are the garlic knots. We look forward to going back the next time we are in Boulder!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a great meal as well as good desserts and wine/cocktails. The server was extremely nice and we enjoyed our birthday celebration.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

This restaurant had a great Italian aroma of freshness upon entering the establishment.
The bread knots and dipping sauce along with our salads were good. Unfortunately, the main courses all bombed because their in house freshly made pasta was thick, pasty, and bland ruining all the main courses.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Our drinks arrived first and the cocktails were awesome. The food arrived quickly, piping hot and delicious. The servers were attentive and pleasant. The Gondolier has become the best neighborhood get-together! And how wonderful that they opened another restaurant in Longmont! Way to go! This is the best spaghetti in town.

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The gondo is our go to for 30+ years!
Always good traditional Italian.
Homemade pasta, pizza, it’s all good

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

The Gondolier has been a family favorite since the late 1960s....friendly, good service, an easy place to relax and best of all, they still make the same fabulous spaghetti and marinara sauce with excellent meatballs and sausage....the other "fancier" Italian dishes are also very traditional and time-tested...the lasagna is terrific, and so are the other entrees...but hands down family favorite = the spaghetti or the spaghetti/ravioli mix. Thanks for the continued great food and fun service!

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Carnival pizza is the best in Boulder. Salmon is always perfectly cooked. Staff is like family. A true crowd pleaser. We ❤️ The Gondolier.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Dinner was good. Service was fine. We had let the staff know through Open Table that it was a special occasion, but no mention of it. Ambiance is fine, loud space. Disappointed with the Créme Brulée which was cold and small.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great place to get together with friends have a glass of wine and pizza.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food is yummy Italian fare and the waiter was very friendly and accommodating to my special requests.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I've always loved the Gondolier - been going since the '70's - never disappoints!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We all enjiyed everything. Our server, Shelby, was wonderful in every way. Patient, remembered everyones add ins, pleasant and courteous. The food was superb! Best Italian I have had in years.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

This is a good place. Everything was done well: pizza, beer, service, decor. One of my favourites. Always enjoyable. Recommended.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The Gondolier is consistently delicious no matter what you order. It is one of our favorite restaurants!!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We have been going to the Gondolier for more than 50 years and will continue for many years to come. Our children and grandchildren are carrying on the tradition!

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Service was lacking. We had to remind waitress multiple times about our appetizer, which she never brought over. When our meals were served by someone else, we asked about it and he ultimately brought it over after we began main course. They did remove it from our bill.

The food was mediocre at best; overcooked chicken parm, average sauces.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent food and service, I have been going to the gondolier since it was on the hill back in the day.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Our first time in Gondolier. Often strip mall restaurants can be uncertain, but Gondolier was really quite good while being reasonably priced. "American" Italian is often covered in cheese. The two dishes we had both tasted more like real Italian. And if you get a table near the window, you are looking at the mountains. A nice find in Boulder.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Consistently excellent food. Salmon is always perfectly cooked(medium) to my liking. Carnival pizza is the best in town. The pasta is one of a kind...hearty and yummy, especially with the spicy red sauce. LOVE the staff.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 26, 2017

This restaurant was unexpectedly excellent and very moderately priced. The homemade pasta was outstanding as were the salads. The variety was also really good and made deciding what to have harder than usual. Our waiter was great and my friend really liked the house wine. I will go back on my next trip to Boulder.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 25, 2017

This gem is tucked away in a quiet strip mall but do not let that stop you. The food is so delicious. The menu varied with mostly incredible Italian dishes that are mouth watering. Our service was impeccable. We found the place from the internet but will definitely return the next time we are in Boulder. A wonderful experience and great value!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Gondolier is our go to restaraunt when celebrating a good report card or when the grandparents visit. There's something for everyone and it's family friendly.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great family place and all of our food was wonderful. We went there with our 4 teenagers to celebrate Father's Day and it was prefect.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The food had no flavor and pasta was doughy and slimy. The garlic knots were obviously frozen because they were cold in the middle. Not worth the hype.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Pasta and eggplant were awesome

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great food - a real find.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 28, 2017

It was awesome as usual. We have been going to the Gondolier, since our kids were little. It has been a "go to" place for special occasions. We have since moved to Longmont, and can't wait for it to open it's doors here.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 20, 2017

One of the few choices for eating out in this area. The decor is bare-bones and was not appealing to us for a quiet meal. However the service was very good and the pizza excellent. Interesting choices of topping combinations. Salad crisp and tasty. Good choice of wines. Recommend that they add tablecloths to create a warmer feel to the wooden decor.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The menu was a pleasant surprise in terms of its diversity. Service was excellent and prices very reasonable. We will go again!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Very good food, served well. A bit noisy and crowded, but it was a Friday night. I recommend it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We have been dining at the Gondolier since the early 1960's and followed it to every location around Boulder. it is a Boulder treasure.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 7, 2017

This was my 5th visit to the Gondolier. It is a dependable eatery, which satisfies varied tastes. Our waiter was delightful and good about recommending different dishes. The front area where we were seated was a little too noisy for my taste, but my friends, who had not eaten there prior to this date, took the table which was offered to them. I would recommend sitting in the area in the back part of the restaurant because it is quieter, with lower lighting.
The food is excellent. For vegetarians, I highly recommend the eggplant parmigiana! It is cooked crispy, not mushy or oily, like some places where I have eaten it. The small size salads are substantial, and unless you're very hungry, they are satisfying. The house made pasta is excellent!
I highly recommend the Gondolier to anyone in the Boulder area who is looking for excellent Italian cuisine.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Our first time here and it was great. Food was very good and the service was decent. We would come back.

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