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39 Th Chao Anou, Vientiane, Laos
(021) 264057
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Ranked #47 of 233 Restaurants in Vientiane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Nam Ngum River, Laos
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I normally eat saltimboca when I go to La Gondola. Excellent and not expensive. Decent open wines and cold beers.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I usually stick to eating the local types of food when I travel and this restaurant proved my theory. But, if you have to have a pasta break from rice, then I guess this place is nearly OK. My pasta was cooked past the al dente and quickly became stodgy in the bland sauce. Best thing about the meal was... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I had a set menu for lunch and this is the best 'al dente' pasta I have had in a long time. The owner is Italian, loves to cook and it shows : the quality is perfect. I have not tried other Italian restaurants in Vientiane, but la Gondola is setting the bar very high. Service is quick and efficient,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

There is an explosion of Italian restaurants in Vientiane taking over from the French. Sadly, it appears, quality Lao food is hard to find in town.This remains great value and of consistent quality. The owner and his staff make you welcome and it is nice, clean and welcoming. They may not have the pizzazz of the glamour Italian chefs but... More

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The number and variety of restaurants in Vientiane continues to grow exponentially. That is why it is so easy to forget really good places that have stood the test of time. La Gondola is one such example. When I returned there (as I always do when I visit Vientiane), I was really happy to find that the service is as... More

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Columbus, Ohio, USA
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221 reviews 221 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Dinner was tasty. We began with the type of bruschetta that we eat at home, apparently given to guests as an appetizer, followed by a warm serving of bruschetta which we ordered. Each couple shared a penne pasta covered delicious tomato sauce - quite cheap at about $8 despite the white table cloths. Lao beer is not as good as... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The restaurant is not attractive from outside. The pasta were good, maybe too much al dente for my taste. The light was so poor that I could not really see the content of my plate. Soup was ok. House wine ok. Service ok. Not really cheap. A pleasant dinner, but nothing special to remember. The rating system gives me to... More

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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff and owners who make your visit personal. Excellent authentic Italian cuisine with friendly Lao service.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Everything about this restaurant is very good, it doesn't quite make it to excellent. But as far as value for money goes it can't be beat. You get very good quality food and service at a very good price.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I had an excellent short dinner at La Gondola, mixed salad, pasta and sweets. Very good house wine. Staff very polite and amiable, no problems with English language. All in all nice atmosphere.

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Additional Information about La Gondola

Address: 39 Th Chao Anou, Vientiane, Laos
Phone Number: (021) 264057
Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
Cuisine: Italian

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