La Gondola

4.8
63 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

La Gondola in Mansfield serves fresh pasta and other Italian favorites in a cozy, refined setting. Live piano nights treat guests to the sound of music while they sip on beverages selected from the expansive wine list. Low-lighting and sleek, modern decor gives La Gondola an intimate feel that sets the tone for a date night.



Aside from traditional pasta dishes like the linguini shrimp scampi, there are also plenty of veal, steak and chicken options like the Vitello parmigiana, steak or the pollo limone. La Gondola also offers appetizers, salads and soups. Be sure to ask your server about the available soup of the day and any daily or weekly special that might be available.


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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at La Gondola is always fantastic and the service always prompt. Because it is on the pricey side of average, my wife and I only visit maybe 3 times a year for special occasions, or like this trip, with friends. We have never been disappointed by anything we have ordered and once received a recommendation for their limoncello cake, and now it is a tradition when we go. If we ever have a complaint about the place it is that it is so popular, it is always packed and the noise level when combined with the live performer, can make it difficult to hold a conversation with our quieter speaking friends. It is still highly recommended, check it out.

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HB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Service was great and we had a party of 12 ppl.

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RG
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We just relocated to Mansfield in May and this was the first good meal we have had here. The service was excellent and the food was great.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Fun but loud. Food prices don’t match quality. Great service, super generous server.

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T
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always an exceptional time. Unfortunately, the ladies restroom was dirty.

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RA
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

La Gondola has consistently good food. We’ve been going to this restaurant since it was Italian Villa in south Arlington, so more than 20 years. The garlic bread is yummy and irresistible - no way you will be able to stop at one piece.

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JG
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a really good restaurant. The food is wonderful and the service is excellent. Highly recommend La Gondola!

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BS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of 8 went there on a Saturday night to celebrate my 60th. The food was fabulous. Our waiter Mickey was great !! He suggested several appetizers that we loved!!

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OT
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and authentic

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AB
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great Mussels & Steak Diane was on point. Our waitress Alexandria/Alejandria(?) was lovely with attentive service and great suggestions when asked. We will be back. Wishing they had Coke products instead of RC & wishing thy had a better moscato than “Cupcake”. Overall great experience!

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DE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service and enjoyable atmosphere for friendly conversation.

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LH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 1

Definitely too loud for our business meeting. Waitress was trying to be sensitive to our conversation, but it left us feeling ignored. Food was pretty good.

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DW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Garlic bread ever eaten, loved the sausage wrapped with chicken. I’m a big guy and had to take a doggie bag. Wife loved her shrimp stuffed w! Crabmeat and pasta. Off the beaten path, but worth the drive.

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Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dined by myself while wife and daughter continued their post-graduation tour of the US ;)
Had linguini vongole (white clam sauce) which was the most attractive presentation of that dish I have ever had, and I've had it many times throughout the US. Clams in their shells ringed the pasta, which had ample minced clams and a very nice sauce. The restaurant was packed on a Friday night, and I enjoyed the live entertainment, even if it was a touch loud. Good service, good food...and a great first-time experience!

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LH
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was remarkable and the service was delightful. Looking forward to going back.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff and great food. Been here multiple times and never disappointed!!

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BS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent, as it always is. I could eat the Steak Diane everyday of the week. The waitstaff was stretched a little thin and service was slow this last visit. However, that won’t stop me from coming back.

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Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. They made my mom and sister their favorite dish which was off menu. As usual, everything was wonderful. It pays to know the staff and be a loyal long-time customer. We were there for Father’s Day and my husband’s birthday.

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FJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience for 6 of us. 2 of our party were from New York City, know their way around great food. They were not disappointed. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Our waiter was friendly and made some excellent recommendations for our out-of-town-guests.

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J
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I am very disappointed that they have a smoking area outside by the main entrance! Not a good first impression. Neither is the hostess standing and texting on her cell phone.
Also, disappointed in cold food. Salads and bread are fabulous!

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a
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food never disappoints. We have gone a couple of times and every time the food has been excellent. The service is excellent Suzy and her sons are very attentive but not overbearing. My only complaint this time was the hostess who made us feel bad that we had my mother in a wheelchair. Sadly we were out for her birthday dinner. We made a reservation as well as I called to confirm. The hostess made us feel like we were inconveniencing are putting her out of the way because of having to accommodate the wheelchair. We have been there before and never have had an issue.

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We live to eat here. The good is excellent, service is very good and pleasant. Always enjoy our time there.

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SJ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious and great wait staff! We have several favorites here!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was beyond amazing. The service was very good. Highly recommend!

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ME
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Called before we made reservations and were told they had gluten free pasta and options. Got seated and found that they DO NOT accommodate gluten free at all. Messed up a mother's day meal for my wife who must have gluten free due to celiac disease. VERY disappointing.

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RL
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been here several times and each time have been impressed. The food options are many and all dishes I have tried have been superb. Our last visit was with a group of seven all of whom were served something different from the menu and all praised their meals. Quantity and quality is just right. No room for dessert although I suspect that would also have been terrific!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service.

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BL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, as always... service, quality of food (especially the fresh bread) and meal value!

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JR
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful. The desert was divine. The service was very good.

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JK
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good price. Noisy though. Music loud so everybody talks loud, hard to visit.

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!

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g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sally Norton was our server and as always was exceptional!!!!!! Love the Pescatore and sea bass, salad and bread!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Live music was too loud!

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive staff, great food and drinks , friendly people.

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J
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening. I was concerned because it was a little late and It was a business dinner that did not need to be rushed. They catered to us with flawless
perfection! Plus, Wednesday is half price wine! The fresh house salad dressing was delicious and the Chilean Sea Bass was spectacular! I highly recommend La Gondola.

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JH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our food was really good and we will be back again

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ZM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our reservations were for 9p.
There were 24+ people waiting when we arrived. The estimated wait time was 90 mins.
We left...

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LH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our absolute go-to restaurant for Italian cuisine. The chef is awesome and we love everything we have tried so far. I have expanded my selections from the standard pasta to the complete spectrum of the menu and never been disappointed. Have I mentioned the sauce? The best hands down to anywhere I've ever been before and that's just about everywhere.
Bartenders are friendly and service is the best. Make a reservation as the seats fill fast.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely awesome will recommend great food and service!

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

We chose to go to La Gondola from past experience with good food & service. The food has usually been very good. On this weekend night however the service was slower, and the noise level was beyond tolerable! We are over 50 and hearing each other talking can be a problem, but adding in the live music [ which would have been great in another setting] was too loud in a small space . As well as acoustically the restaurant is very modern; so there is no carpeting, no rugs, drapes or table cloths. Consequently all noise is heard by everyone. Guests had to speak very loudly just to be heard over the music. Soft background music would be better, too bad. The food is worth going, for but not sacrificing your hearing.

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