Gola

4.6
353 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Romance
Italian Restaurant from Puglia with a touch of aphrodisiac ingredients.
In the hart of Chelsea and Fulham, close to Stamford bridge and Craven cottage

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Italian restaurant specialized in Pugliese cucine and glutenfree foods.

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Sun 12:00PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Tue 12:00PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Wed - Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM

What 353 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ML
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

I wanted a slower more Italian meal but the waiters rushed us a bit.

e
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

was fairly impressed first time

unfortunately this second time was very disappointing.
The food lacked authenticity, a take away from any supermarket would have been better and at a fraction of the price!
Sorry... but if you sell yourselves for authentic food from Puglia you are a long, long way off!

HW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Almost £100 for one starter, two pastas and a bottle of wine, not impressed. Very disappointing food, well below average.

RF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!! Great service!! Always made to feel welcome by Aaron and the team.

MG
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. The food was incredible the service was great and the wine was 👌 We plan to become regulars at Gola, amazing Italian restaurant.

DS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Going on a Wednesday was a bad idea. Not the same quality food as my previous weekend experiences. The service quality was still 2nd to none. So next time if I go, I will stick to the weekend and see if it was a fluke.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, and so the service, loved the way the food was presented.

RC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality yet independent and unique, but with spot on service. Truly excellent fresh pasta. Would I have dinner there again - absolutely.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic and friendly Italian of night quality

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not applicable

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mejor italiano de Londres

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HL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love coming to Gola as the welcome is always warm and they have the atmosphere down really well. If you want an intimate couple evening or a dinner with friends, it all works. Antipasti and desserts were amazing but this time my pasta dish was a bit too heavy on the salt for me, maybe just my taste. But ingredients are obviously top quality. Love the wine and olives too and the service and decorative touches always make me happy :) look forward to visiting again soon!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant Restaurant, Best pasta in London. Love the food and the staff!

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unprepossessing from the street it's a friendly atmosphere inside with some marvellous food and a good Brunello for £85 which is okay value. Attentive service and the dessert selection won us over completely.

AP
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in London. While having the dinner, I felt like home. This is possible thanks to the passion that Aaron and all the staff put in their work every single day.
Cheers, Alessandro.

a
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been in many Italian restaurants in London but this one is by far the best one I have ever been and I can’t wait to go back.

G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new Favrioute restaurant in London. Food was incredible if you love truffle this is the place for dinner.

PF
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Could easily be the best pasta in London! Food-wise, Gola has a short but well assorted menu, with enough to please any palate. The ambiance is peculiar, a bit eccentric, thanks to the owner’s passion for craft and DIY, which adds to the relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Price-wise, the restaurant leans on the steep side. However, the high quality standards can make the premium you are paying a bit easier to digest. Will certainly go back, just not for a casual Saturday lunch with friends.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Nice dinner

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best authentic Italian in SW London! Amazing service always and tasty tasty food

KJ
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and beautifully decorative. Food was amazing all 6 of my friends were very impressed. Even if you wanted to go for a few drinks its a very cool venue! highly recommended :)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Io e la mia ragazza ci siamo trovati veramente molto bene. Cibo di qualità e ottimo servizio. Personale molto premuroso

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RR
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Cibo ottimo ed ambiente accogliente.
Simpatia e gentilezza da parte del proprietario e dei dipendenti.
Very good!

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OT
London
22 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service especially Davide and Tommaso.
Love it totally recommend it !!!
Also I am from Rome and their cacio e pepe is to die for trust me 😉

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chocolate gnocchi is the best desert I’ve had in years!!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Food is good, not the best in your life but is tasty and ok for London price. Love the ambience!

DS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

As starter, we ordered a burrata and it was not very fresh
After we got the burrata, the waiter told us that he would have brought some bread.
Never seen the bread
As main dish, we had pasta with cacio and pepe. It was good to eat but when it arrived on the table, it was almost cold. Eventually somebody lost it when it was ready.

SC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Much smaller inside than expected so bit cramped. Food was lovely although ordered foccaccia and cherry tomatoes for starters but it was pizza dough not foccaccia. Very tasty though. Service was really good. Feels abit tired could have some refurbs inside.

MH
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was good, authentic Italian however food arrived at different times meaning people had finished or were half way through by the time other people received their food. The portions were also small. The main issue was that from the minute we arrived, we felt completely rushed. Despite booking in advance, we were told they needed the table back in 1 hour and a half which does not make for a relaxing meal! At precisely 9.30 we were told we had to leave (despite them ordering us a bottle of wine not 5 minutes before which we had to pay for and leave!) Not normally one to make a fuss, I calmly explained to the manager that it had been a rushed and the meal was therefore not enjoyable but he did not care in the slightest!
We will not be returning.

JA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Slightly quirky decor, great ambiance and very attentive staff! A great find that we’ll definitely be going back to!

R
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent little Italian in Fulham with excellent food and personal touch by staff and owner Aaron. 100% worth a try (more than once!)

S
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality authentic Italian food!

ED
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I spent my birthday dinner at Gola and it was perfect! As an Italian I can say that the food is incredible, the service impeccable and the atmosphere is friendly. I highly recommend Gola as it is my favorite Italian restaurant in London. I LOVE IT.

BL
London
83 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gola never lets us down. The owner is such a charming person and the place is very very well run. The food is the real star and just so wonderful. Whatever you have, meat, fish, or pasta, it won’t disappoint. I have never had a bad meal here and we have been so many times. Long live Gola!

m
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were both pleased, the host welcomed us to the restaurant
Staff were attentive but not overwhelming, the food well prepared and fresh
As a vegetarian I had plenty of choice and the chef offered other dishes not on the menu
Would highly recommend Gola, we will be coming back later in the year with friends.

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiters were very friendly and professional. Food tasted wonderful. My main course was spaghetti, but there was a bit of flavor missing, yet still very delicious.

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, amazing food and really nice people.

JT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian cuisine ( Puglia ) friendly service and high quality food. Highly recommended!

DH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each time I try something new and every time the food is perfect. Recommend always this restaurant to anyone. With a group of friends or something intimate it’s the ideal place to go

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Fulham !

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