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La Gondola, Chicago, IL

La Gondola

4.8
4.8
262 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

La Gondola has been serving up award-winning pasta, pizza and other authentic Italian cuisine using secret recipes since 1984. Customers around the Chicago area flock to this family-owned business where the food is made from scratch everyday. La Gondola is the perfect casual dining restaurant whether you’re looking for quick and delicious take out or a hearty sit-down meal that will satisfy the whole family.

Fresh family-style Italian, just like grandma used to make. That’s what you can expect from La Gondola Italian Restaurant. We specialize in pizza and pasta using the freshest ingredients available. Our pizzas are hand-tossed and made to order with a secret sauce and premium cheeses that keeps the critics raving. La Gondola’s award-winning sauce is made from scratch seven days a week using the same recipe passed on from generation to generation. Our vegetables and Italian sausage are also cut and made fresh seven days a week.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 3:45 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:45 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 248-4433

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chrispin Franco

  • Catering

    We have catered events from 10 to 1000 people, Call Andy for your next event, prefered caterer for The Chicago Bears Football Club, VIP's at Taste of Chicago, Blues Fest and Gospel Fest.

  • Private party facilities

    Our dining room is available for private events 7 days a week during all hours, call Andy to discuss availability and packages.

  • Neighborhood

    Lakeview / East Lakeview

  • Cross street

    Wellington Ave

  • Parking details

    Ample off-street parking available. Parking lot with 500+ spots available.

  • Entertainment

    The Owner is a real Funny Guy!!

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Appetizer

  • Calamari alla Griglia

    Large tube calamari marinated in olive oil, garlic and spices, grilled and tossed with lemon juice, artichokes and roasted red peppers

    • Calamari Fritti

      Large tube calamari coated in seasoned flour and flash fried, served on a bed of mixed greens and our house cocktail sauce

      • Black Mussels

        Fresh, large, in-the-shell west coast mussels sauteed in your choice of marinara or spicy arrabiata

        • Bruschetta

          Old world bread rubbed with garlic and topped with diced tomatoes, kalamata olives and basil

          • Burrata

            Fresh mozzarella ball infused with cream and pesto, served with crostinis, tomato, olive oil

            • Involtini di Zucchini

              Thinly sliced zucchini rolled and stuffed with ricotta, romano and basil, covered and baked with marinara and mozzarella

              • Sausage & Peppers

                Grilled Italian sausage links and sweet green peppers in marinara sauce, spicy arrabiata or garlic and oil

                • Bolognese Pizza

                  Ten inch cracker crust with sausage, pepperoni, ground beef and bacon

                  • Vegetable Pizza

                    Ten inch cracker crust with spinach, broccoli, tomato and artichoke

                    Salads & Soups

                    • Chopped

                      Romaine, diced tomatoes, bleu cheese and kalamata olives in our house vinaigrette

                      • Caprese

                        Fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, shredded basil, kalamata olives and drizzled with olive oil on a bed of romaine

                        • Mixed Green

                          Spring mix, cucumbers, tomato wedges, and shaved carrots in our homemade creamy garlic dressing

                          • Caesar

                            Romaine, pecorino romano, homemade herb croutons and classic caesar dressing

                            • Wedge

                              Iceberg wedge, crumbled bleu cheese, tomatoes and bacon in a chunky bleu cheese dressing

                              • Minestrone

                                Old world Italian recipe with cabbage, zucchini, and white beans

                                Pasta

                                • Rigatoni Boscaiola

                                  Sauteed Italian sausage, mushrooms and sage, tossed in a tomato cream sauce

                                  • Stuffed Gnocchi Pesto

                                    Ricotta stuffed gnocchi in a homemade pesto cream sauce

                                    • Lobster Ravioli

                                      Homemade in a mascarpone cream sauce with roasted red pepper garnish

                                      • Gnocchi Caprese

                                        Homemade Ricotta gnocchi, mozzarella, basil, tomatoes and pecorino romano

                                        • Rotini Primavera

                                          Sauteed zucchini, broccoli, peas, carrots, mushrooms in garlic and olive oil

                                          • Linguini with Clams

                                            Baby clams in either white or red clam sauce

                                            • Fettuccine Alfredo

                                              Made-to-order creamy alfredo sauce

                                              • Spaghetti Carbonara

                                                American Bacon in a light cream sauce

                                                • Tortellini Panna

                                                  Meat Tortellini with prosciutto and mushrooms in a light cream sauce

                                                  • Penne alla Vodka

                                                    Tomato cream sauce, vodka, peas, pecorino romano and fresh basil

                                                    • Agnolotti Mezzaluna

                                                      Half moon pasta stuffed with ricotta, spinach and pecorino romano, served with marinara and topped with basil and sweet butter

                                                      • Spaghetti Bolognese

                                                        Covered in a homemade chunky meat sauce

                                                        Baked

                                                        • Lasagna

                                                          Layers of ricotta, pecorino romano, marinara sauce and noodles, baked with mozzarella and topped with your choice of marinara or meat sauce

                                                          • Eggplant Monte Carlo

                                                            Layers of eggplant, pecorino romano, mozzarella, mushrooms, and artichokes in a white wine sauce, with steamed broccoli

                                                            • Eggplant Parmigiana

                                                              Three layers of eggplant covered in our homemade bread crumbs and pecorino romano, baked with mozzarella and marinara, served with a side of penne with marinara

                                                              • Chicken Parmigiana

                                                                Boneless chicken filets covered in our homemade bread crumbs and pecorino romano, baked with mozzarella and marinara, served with a side of penne with marinara

                                                                • Veal Parmigiana

                                                                  Veal medallions covered in our homemade bread crumbs and baked with mozzarella and marinara, served with a side of penne with marinara

                                                                  Entrees

                                                                  • Chicken alla Gondola

                                                                    Half chicken on the bone baked in a white wine sauce with mushrooms, green peppers, an Italian sausage link and vesuvio potatoes

                                                                    • Chicken Piccata

                                                                      Boneless chicken filets dipped in egg batter and sauteed with capers, artichokes and roasted red peppers, in a white wine sauce with steamed broccoli

                                                                      • Cioppino

                                                                        Seafood stew of black mussels, jumbo shrimp, calamari and clams in a spicy arrabiata sauce or marinara, served with garlic bread

                                                                        • Salmon Vesuvio

                                                                          Fresh 10oz salmon filet baked with rosemary, garlic, olive oil and white wine, served with vesuvio potatoes and steamed broccoli

                                                                          • Tilapia Puttanesca

                                                                            Two 7oz filets sauteed with tomatoes, capers, black olives, artichokes and basil, served on a bed of fettuccini

                                                                            • Veal Marsala

                                                                              Veal Cutlets with mushrooms, sauteed in our Marsala wine sauce and served with steamed broccoli

                                                                              • Veal Saltimbocca

                                                                                Veal cutlets sauteed with whole mushrooms, imported prosciutto and sage, in a white wine sauce, served with steamed broccoli

                                                                                • Steak alla Gondola

                                                                                  Filet mignon medallions covered with mushrooms, artichokes, prosciutto and a white wine sauce, served with steamed broccoli

                                                                                  Sides

                                                                                  • Grilled Shrimp (Each)

                                                                                    • Steamed Broccoli

                                                                                      • Sauteed Spinach

                                                                                        • Grilled Chicken Breast

                                                                                          • Homemade Meatballs (2)

                                                                                            • Italian Sausage Links (2)

                                                                                              • Vesuvio Potatoes

                                                                                                • Side Penne with Marinara

                                                                                                  Dessert

                                                                                                  • Homemade Tiramisu

                                                                                                    • Gelato

                                                                                                      Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Pistachio, Makers Mark

                                                                                                      • Spumoni

                                                                                                        • Four Baby Cannoli

                                                                                                          • Cannoli

                                                                                                            Homemade filling with pistachio nuts

                                                                                                            Beverages

                                                                                                            • Coffee - Tea - Milk

                                                                                                              • Cappuccino

                                                                                                                • Espresso Double Shot

                                                                                                                  • Espresso

                                                                                                                    • Sprecher Root Beer

                                                                                                                      16oz bottle

                                                                                                                      • San Pelligrino Sparkling Water

                                                                                                                        1 litre glass bottle

                                                                                                                        • San Pellegrino Limonata

                                                                                                                          Soft Drinks

                                                                                                                          • Coke

                                                                                                                            • Diet Coke

                                                                                                                              • Sprite

                                                                                                                                • Barq's Rootbeer

                                                                                                                                  • Lemonade

                                                                                                                                    • Fuze Raspberry Iced Tea

                                                                                                                                      Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                      What 262 people are saying

                                                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                      4.8
                                                                                                                                      4.8 based on recent ratings
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                                                                                                                                      • 5Service
                                                                                                                                      • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                                                      • 4.8Value

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                                                                                                                                        Sandy

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        54 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        54 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service5ambience2

                                                                                                                                        Very disappointed when the bill came and we were charged more than the price on the menu ( $6) more for salmon . Server said it was due to inflation and they haven’t been able to update the menu . Not right to misrepresent the prices on the menu . It’s what we expected when we ordered and we’re not told prices were incorrect . That just ruined what had been a nice experience . Long time customer won’t be back .

                                                                                                                                      2. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        We loved the intimate setting. The service is unbeatable and the food is fantastic. We will be back!

                                                                                                                                      3. P

                                                                                                                                        Preston

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Enormous portions and food is delicious!

                                                                                                                                      4. C

                                                                                                                                        Chicagoan

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great food and great service! Thank you Mr D for the great meal

                                                                                                                                      5. CH

                                                                                                                                        ChristianH

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Love the small restaurant feel. Always enjoy the food. My friend had eggplant parmigiana which she said was superb. Large portions, we both took some home. D was our server, he essentially is a one man show and is very friendly and provided excellent attentive service. We did not have dessert but it is good. Try a cannaloni or tiramisu, it won’t disappoint.

                                                                                                                                      6. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 14, 2020

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Favorite little hidden gem in the city!

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                                                                                                                                        lizs

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Great food. Some of the best meat sauce not in Heart of Italy. Service was kind and patient.

                                                                                                                                      8. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 20, 2020

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        My son’s 8th Birthday. D made sure he felt loved on this special day. Always have amazing service! Highly recommended!

                                                                                                                                      9. M

                                                                                                                                        Mari

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 8, 2020

                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                        my husband had the whitefish, i took a bite, didn’t care for it, it was beyond fishy tasting ! my guess it was old? the waiter was ok? would be nice to have a server who has tried all the foods on your menu, it helps the customers.

                                                                                                                                      10. KR

                                                                                                                                        KarenR

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 22, 2020

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Fabulous food sensational service A lovely eatery with parking as well

                                                                                                                                      11. JP

                                                                                                                                        JaneP

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        25 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        25 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 19, 2020

                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Great food, but even if you’re not hungry, pay a visit to La Gondola just to experience the service. So fun, and second to none!

                                                                                                                                      12. FF

                                                                                                                                        FrancisF

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 3, 2020

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        This could be my new favorite place. The food feeds you and is delicious Neighbor style Italian. You feel like you have eaten ! Eating in is teat because of the intimate size, unrushed pace , and D who is a marvel.

                                                                                                                                      13. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 25, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Outstanding service!!!! Food was excellent!

                                                                                                                                      14. L

                                                                                                                                        Lsandersfield

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 13, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        We love this place. It is our favorite. The food is excellent and the service is top notch! Mr D the head waiter is the BEST!

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                                                                                                                                        egkjcm

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 24, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Wonderful food, fantastic staff. I look forward to my next visit.

                                                                                                                                      16. BC

                                                                                                                                        BridgetC

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        45 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        45 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 23, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        This is one of my favorite places to eat. The service is fantastic! The food is amazing!

                                                                                                                                      17. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Oklahoma City

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 17, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Food was good, but parmigiana was a bit over priced and just ok.

                                                                                                                                      18. PJ

                                                                                                                                        PeterJ

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 15, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Our waiter Dee is the best !! Always a good dinner and food is delicious.

                                                                                                                                      19. S

                                                                                                                                        Sara

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        156 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        156 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 1, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Such a great neighborhood place. Cozy, great food which the staff are willing to accomodate to your tastes and needs, nice wine selection, and super service.

                                                                                                                                      20. BC

                                                                                                                                        BobC

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on October 25, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Very nice dinner, as usual. Started with a glass of wine, then soup, salad & lasagna. All delicious and bread was amazing. No dessert. Coffee pot was broken and they don’t make tea. Will go again soon.

                                                                                                                                      21. SF

                                                                                                                                        SuburbanFoodie

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on October 18, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                        The Burrata was phenomenal as a start. The Sunday gravy rigatoni to die for and the Buccatini phenomenal!

                                                                                                                                      22. BH

                                                                                                                                        BertH

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on October 12, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                        We had so much fun, D the server (yes, just D) was very entertaining and attentive. The food was cooked to order and was excellent. No fancy presentations or gastronomic show, just really good Italian food.

                                                                                                                                      23. JT

                                                                                                                                        JillT

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on October 3, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great food, hilarious waiter!

                                                                                                                                      24. WS

                                                                                                                                        WSeater

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on September 18, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        What a great little restaurant! Waiter, fantastic, food was spectacular!

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                                                                                                                                        ANCS

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 30, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        My family and I have been going to La Gondola for over a decade. D is the absolute best and is essentially a part of my family. The food is so good, I bring friends from or who have lived in Italy whenever I'm able. It's the best little hidden gem. Couldn't recommend any higher.

                                                                                                                                      26. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Love this place. Cute little Italian restaurant. They are always glad to see kids and go out of their way to keep them happy. The food never disappoints.

                                                                                                                                      27. d

                                                                                                                                        dchi

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 18, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall2food4service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                        The food is great but just pick up or have it delivered. Not worth sitting in mediocre ambiance with inattentive and sloppy staff.

                                                                                                                                      28. C

                                                                                                                                        Ccorn8312

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 3, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Hands down, THE BEST Italian food you will find. I’m obsessed. My husband and I used to order from here frequently until we moved out of the city. We had to make a special trip back for our anniversary and it was just as delicious as we remembered.

                                                                                                                                      29. A

                                                                                                                                        Appreciate

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        The food was outstanding as always! The waiter was friendly and provided excellent service!

                                                                                                                                      30. E

                                                                                                                                        Ellen

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 10, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                        Had a lovely meal here. The place was busy but the server was attentive. Bit of an odd spot in the strip mall but the food was great and we would definitely go back!

                                                                                                                                      31. CK

                                                                                                                                        ChristineK

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 9, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        We loved it and definitely will return!

                                                                                                                                      32. s

                                                                                                                                        seafood

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        108 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        108 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 16, 2014

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great, great, great!Everything is always the best!

                                                                                                                                      33. AD

                                                                                                                                        AreDeeEm

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 15, 2014

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                        The fresh ingredients and the care taken to individually prepare each dish make this place a winner!

                                                                                                                                      34. K

                                                                                                                                        Kaimada

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 10, 2014

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        We've been regulars at the Ashland location for a long time - great food, wonderful service (especially if D is working) and a small restaurant experience. We love that they are open to customizing the dishes to specific tastes.......so good!

                                                                                                                                      35. CD

                                                                                                                                        ChitownDiner

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 5, 2014

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                        Place is quite small, maybe 6 tables. The food is genuine Italian and I think they may one of the best thin crust pizzas in town. We had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday on cinco de mayo. Dee served the food timely and with his usual flair, couldn't ask for a more attentive & friendly server. Food we ordered was delicious and served piping hot. Hidden gem in the city, if you can't dine in order takeout.

                                                                                                                                      36. MM

                                                                                                                                        MandM

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 11, 2014

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        La Gondola is our go to restaurant. The restaurant is small, so make a reservation. The food is always good and D is the best waiter!

                                                                                                                                      37. M

                                                                                                                                        Miri

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 5, 2014

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        We had a great dinner with excellent food last Saturday.. Everything was great as always.. My 10-year old stepson joined us for the first time at La Gondola to celebrate his dad's birthday, and he absolutely LOVED his chicken parmesan as well as the tentacles of the grilled calamari and my lobster ravioli.. and this kid is a picky eater. I was, however, a little saddened to see that my favorite dishes were no longer available as the menu seems to have shrunk considerably since the last time we were here last fall.

                                                                                                                                      38. JH

                                                                                                                                        13absJH

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 20, 2014

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        The reservation was tricky because we weren't aware there were multiple locations but the food was excellent and the service was great, too!

                                                                                                                                      39. T

                                                                                                                                        Tron

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 13, 2014

                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                        I have been going to La Gondola for many years. It's gotten a bit pricey for what it is.

                                                                                                                                      40. n

                                                                                                                                        noni

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        36 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        36 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 26, 2014

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        We love our friend/Server D! He is a positive friendly and entertaining person. Andy is a lucky business owner to have him!

                                                                                                                                      FAQs

                                                                                                                                      La Gondola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 248-4433.

                                                                                                                                      La Gondola is rated 4.8 stars by 262 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                      Google Map for La Gondola

                                                                                                                                      2914 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60657

                                                                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                                                                                        Wellington Ave

                                                                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                        Lakeview / East Lakeview

                                                                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                        Mon–Thu, Sun 3:45 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:45 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                        Italian, Pizzeria, Steak

                                                                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                                                                                        Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                                                                                        Ample off-street parking available. Parking lot with 500+ spots available.

                                                                                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                                                                                        AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                      • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                        Chrispin Franco

                                                                                                                                      • Entertainment

                                                                                                                                        The Owner is a real Funny Guy!!

                                                                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                                                                        Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                                                                                        (773) 248-4433

                                                                                                                                      • Catering

                                                                                                                                        We have catered events from 10 to 1000 people, Call Andy for your next event, prefered caterer for The Chicago Bears Football Club, VIP's at Taste of Chicago, Blues Fest and Gospel Fest.

                                                                                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                        Our dining room is available for private events 7 days a week during all hours, call Andy to discuss availability and packages.

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