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Prince Musaed Street | Cross 10-9, Al Khobar 31952, Saudi Arabia
Today
12:15 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We Don't Cook Food , We Cook Quality !

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Italian in GCC

I am not a great Fan of Italian food but really had a good time during our business meet. We had few Italian guest and this place was obvious choice. It was a treat to have Salmon and throughly enjoyed my dessert.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Aamir S
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I am not a great Fan of Italian food but really had a good time during our business meet. We had few Italian guest and this place was obvious choice. It was a treat to have Salmon and throughly enjoyed my dessert.

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The food has definitely improved. Even though the main course has no side dish which is being charged at extra cost where some of the main dish prices are at high cost. Overall it was a nice dinning experience and would have been better if the chef would have come out and talk to the guests as this special touch... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We went her for lunch for a friends birthday, it was the first time i had tried this restaurant and I was pleased with the experience. The decor is nice and it is an easy location to find. On arrival we were served olives n dips and nice hot garlic and pizza bread For starter we tried the Goats Cheese... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have very fond memories of eating here, this very authentic Italian restaurant has a nice quaint rustic look to it, also depends where we get a spot, as some areas are a bit noisy and cramped. The appetizers are just beautiful and the pastas have a very hearty flavor.

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a delicious Valentines dinner at La Gondola. We both love Italian food, and it was a nice treat to find a good option in KSA. The lasagna was good, but like most places In-Kingdom, they make it with a white sauce. However, the waiter quickly brought me a bowl of marinara sauce when requested. My... More 

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I went to eat a La Gondola few weeks ago, with my friend. I can say is on average restaurant, because the food wasn't really bad. the pasta was cooked good but missing salt. I took a Linguine with riccio di mare (sea urchin). The sea urchin doesn't need to cook and if you mix with tomato sause and mussels,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The food was fantastic the best I have had in KSA . A bit pricy but worth it. Will definitely go back .

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I was part of a mixed dinner party held on a Thurs night. I could tell it was a fancy restaurant, but I'd already had something before I came. I'm still figuring out service style in KSA, but I found it annoying that I had to ask for water twice. They brought some olives somewhat soon to tide us over,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Maybe it's just me but the seating arrangements are awkward to say the least. It gives an overwhelming sensation of being cramped. However, the pasta is DEVINE. This is from a devoted lover of Italian cuisine. I had the chicken Fuccini Alfredo and the only bad thing about it is that it spoiled my pleasure eating out in other Italian... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

You may find it a little bit pricey, but you get your money worth. Soup, anti pasta, and main course are all made to perfection. Nice atmosphere and friendly services

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Prince Musaed Street | Cross 10-9, Al Khobar 31952, Saudi Arabia
  • Location: Middle East  >  Saudi Arabia  >  Eastern Province  >  Al Khobar

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

We Don't Cook Food , We Cook Quality !
Open Hours
Sunday
12:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:15 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?