La Gondola

4.4
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75 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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GGPP
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good solid food. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The food and the service!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem of a place. Had a business colleague in from Detroit and he said it was the best veal he's ever had. I agree. Service is great, good selection from the bar, really good garlic bread, and love the house dressing on the salad. Mains are always good...

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Donald
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love their chicken rollatini and the service was the best we have ever had there.

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ChaZ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Made a reservation for a nice table since it was a 20th anniversary celebration. We are not from the area and couldn't get away so we wanted a nice place with Italian food. Through the reservation I asked for a nice table but when we got there it took a bit for the hostess to greet us and then she immediately grabbed two menus without asking us if we had reservations. I had to tell her that we did and that I asked for a decent table. Nope. The atmosphere was really loud and I wear hearing aids so it was very difficult for me. It took quite a while to get a waiter, and a long time in between drinks and courses but the food was very good. Our waitress (owner?) was pleasant when she finally showed up. It was weird, the hostess kept running back and forth in front of us, and the bread boy was just sauntering. All in all the staff seemed disjointed and other waitresses were picking up the slack for others? Not really sure if they were understaffed but the food was really good and I probably will go back but not for a special dinner, more likely for a leisurely lunch. If you have the time to spend there and don't have hearing issues this is your place.

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Vince
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Micky is outstanding. Food is original and flavorful. They don’t rush out courses, it’s a perfect pace. Will definitely be back

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GregH
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a good meal . Mansfield’s finest Italian restaurant .

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vipHoneymee
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous gem! We had been looking for an Italian restaurant that was not a chain, and La Gondola far exceeded our expectations! True family Italian cooking! And that bread! Excellent wine list, as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite Italian restaurant in all of the Metroplex. Our fav used to be the Italian Villa in Arlington, and it closed. We just found out that one of the owners, the chef, opened La Gondola after Italian Villa closed, so we are/were SO excited! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden "treasure" we stumbled onto several years ago. The food is always excellent and the service is perfect. Ambiance is just right. All in all, a great dining experience! Our friends loved it too!

CB
ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place to eat and great food and staff. Good atmosphere good prices

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food the service and the atmosphere! Every time

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mikec
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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HBrick
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RG
RGrill
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Texasgirl
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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RoseAnn
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

JG
JGWTx
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BS
BrendaS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and authentic

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AnnetteB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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DebbieE
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LH
LaineyH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall5food3service4ambience1

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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DonW
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
64 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

LH
LisaH
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Christine
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BS
BradS
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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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DianeE
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

FJ
FredJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Jackie
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall4food2service5ambience5

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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amyc
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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vipStoney
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

ME
MarkE
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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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RayL
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service.

BL
BillL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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La Gondola is rated 4.4 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

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