Gondolier Italian Eatery

4.4
270 reviews
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$30 and under
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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!
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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BP
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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EB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Generally I like this place but this time I had to wait almost an hour for our food. The waitress never even asked us if we'd like refills on our drinks and wine. Very poor service.

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a
Denver
85 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We come here often because the food is consistently very good, the ambiance is casual, and we like to support local shops. We always order garlic knots, and I usually have salmon with sliced fennel and cherry tomatoes, or an arugula salad with added grilled shrimp - all are delicious. I had their cannoli (2) for dessert this time and they were perfect.

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P
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Gondolier staff were very accommodating in providing us an up front table, as requested. And their service was prompt, competent and amiable. The Chicken Picatta was especially good, likewise the egg plant parmigiana. also the rather spicy pasta dish with marinara sauce, the name of which I forget. The Friday evening bustle was handled adroitly, and the occasion was comfortable and pleasurable, as pleasant and satisfying as one hopes for a night out with friends.

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DG
Denver
55 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice dinner and Rick my waiter is a great guy! See you again soon!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend joined us last minute and was easily accommodated. Reservations were easy to make. The food was excellent and presented nicely. All staff professional and friendly. We've been coming to the Gondolier since forever and always glad when we return.

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j
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Casual local Italian restaurant. Friendly service. Good food.

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d
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Havent been there for a while, but just rediscovered it and was very pleased with the experience. The quality and value of the food was great. Thank you .

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DG
Denver
55 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an eggplant Parmesan sandwich and minestrone soup. Both were excellent.

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a
Denver
85 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We come here regularly with friends and always have a nice meal. Our friends love the homemade pasta and I always order the arugula salad with grilled shrimp. We had delicious chocolate mousse, a special, this time. I recommend this restaurant as a casual place for very good but not knock-your-socks-off dining and for friendly service.

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BG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The rrestaurant is located in a shopping center, not particularly notable on the outside. However, the interior is welcoming and friendly. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Nice selection of wine. Friendly helpful wait staff.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food and atmosphere! Can’t wait to go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed it!

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G
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food, service, quality. Great variety. Always a crowd pleaser!

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l
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Gondolier keeps succeeding in great food at a reasonable price. Nice, comfortable atmosphere, too.

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BG
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed their wine and beer, but their cocktails leave a lot to be desired - need a better bartender for mixed drinks

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RG
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We enjoy this - family restaurant with a bit upscale menu. Fairly traditional fare with a bit of more creative items.
Had a nice Gorgonzola gnocchi with fried kale app - very good. The only thing they could do better is salads. They make a good pizza.

It’s a relaxed atmosphere- we take our son who has autism and can be a bit noisy and they are great and patient when we have him try to order for himself.

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DH
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great place for comfort food. Our family has been coming here for over 40 years. It is a must visit by our daughter whenever she is in Boulder. The late happy hour on Monday is a new favorite as we prefer the smaller portions.

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G
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. As always.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Chicken Parm, wonderful as usual.

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SM
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the spaghetti with spicy marinara

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DR
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Gondolier. Have been eating there for 40 years!

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WP
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall the food here is consistently very good. One of the 6 of us did not have a good dinner for some reason - but the others were quite good. Nice server - very pleasant experience.

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JG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

In Boulder on business monthly and continue to try to find a decent Italian eatery. This is the 4th I’ve tried. Had darted in for a quick bite before and the minestrone soup and garlic knots were good so I thought I’d try dinner on this occasion. Ordered the clam with linguine and garlic wine sauce. The clams were still in shell. Not large enough to really be worth the work of harvesting the meat. The service was slow and lacked attention such as refilling a drinks. There is another Italian reataurant on Baseline closer to campus that has better entrees. However the appetizers at Gondolier and the soups are pretty decent. Just a bit pricy overall.

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LI
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We ate their with our CU student during parents weekend. We didn't have many high expectations but were thrilled with the food.....so good!

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MG
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

I have eaten at the Gondolier for over 20 years. This last experience was the worst ever. The food took close to 45 minutes to come out and the manager was terribly rude about the delay. I had to coach her through her tone of voice in her final apology when we had to ask for her to came back to our table. I’ll think twice about going there again.

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DD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great friendly service, good food at a reasonable price, love the Toasted head chardonnay would be even better if it was on Happy Hour!!

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MC
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great spot. Been dining at the Gondolier for over 20 years. Love the spaghetti

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F
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoy the home cooked feel of the food and like that we can make a reservation!

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PC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, friendly and attentive staff and a nice atmosphere.

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J
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Reliably good food and service. Very accommodating to special diets/food restrictions and large groups. Always a pleasure to eat at Gondolier.

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H
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I took my friend to the Gondolier for comfort food and distraction after the death of a close family member. The restaurant is located in a strip mall and can't avoid the strip mall ambiance. The wait staff was fine, though not super attentive. (To be fair: Given my friend's mourning status, we might have seemed like we should be left alone, leading to lowered attention from wait staff.) The food was exactly what he needed, and the homemade pasta was excellent. The meatball recipe they use is okay but not great. Next time, we might try the sausage instead. Overall, the experience was very good, and we'll definitely return.

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DG
Denver
55 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice dinner. Food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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T
Denver
97 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Went on a Saturday night and the restaurant was not very crowded. The waiter provided great service, checked on us frequently without being intrusive. The food was good and I would eat there again but nothing particularly memorable.

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LB
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good, wait staff was attentive and friendly but food preparation took a bit long.

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AB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I've been to the Gondolier a few times and enjoyed the food. However, this time I had Fetucine Al Fredo with chicken and the pasta was heavy and there was no salad or vegetables served with it. Very basic, but expensive. Also, we were initially placed next to a family with a screaming child, which didn't work for us.

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DB
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is our nice neighborhood restaurant in local shopping center. It is a shame they don't take advantage of potential for outdoor seating. Food id good with good sized portions.

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