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La Gondola Spaghetti & Pizza House

1501 East Vernon Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61701-2001
309-664-6363
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Ranked #7 of 227 Restaurants in Bloomington
Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Soups
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: We are located on the CORNER of VERNON Avenue and TOWANDA Avenue in Bloomington, IL.
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English first
Normal, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I've been coming to La Gondola for years. The Family Special Spaghetti deal is UNBEATABLE! Their sauce is spectacular. And it can be with spaghetti or tortellini--both are incredible. Their Torpedo sandwich is a mainstay and should not be missed. But my Absolute Favorite is the Hot Sicilian sandwich. It's their bread, pizza sauce, salami, and cheese all melted together.... More 

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Normal, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Love their pizza! They are very friendly and food is good. I like the carryout. Price is not that cheap but quality vs quantity! Will get pizza from there again.Garlic bread was good but too sweet. The only thing I do not like is to see the kitchen from my view. I can tell it is not as clean as... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My family and I have been coming here for years. The family feast is just that... a great amount of food at an amazing price. I have a family of six and we appreciate the value it brings. Tonight, we just had three. I had gotten a torpedo (great sub) sandwich for giving blood. I got a whole sandwich. Not... More 

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Normal, Illinois
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Not sure why anyone would eat here. The food was very bland and totally over priced for what you got. Not sure anything was fresh, or homemade. I would never go again, nor would I recommend it.

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kelly t t, Manager at La Gondola Spaghetti & Pizza House, responded to this review

Melissa, we are very sorry you had such a negative experience in our restaurant. I assure you, the food is made fresh daily. We pride ourselves on that. I understand and appreciate your feedback. I just wanted to let you know you review was read and your opinion valued. Thank you! Kelly Tobin More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The family feast is wonderful. Took some family there who had never had it before and they loved it. We live in Chattanooga, TN and wish we had a La Gondola here. The cinnamon bread is wonderful.

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kelly t t, Manager at La Gondola Spaghetti & Pizza House, responded to this review

This is AWESOME. Thank you! We are not in TN but so happy you visit us when you are in town!!! Thank you for taking the time to write this review! More 

Lonoke
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Kelly did a great job bringing back the pretty much Original Tobins Pizza. Love that pizza. Pizza burger is great too. Beats other places in town by long shot.

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kelly t t, Manager at La Gondola Spaghetti & Pizza House, responded to this review

So glad you tried our new Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza!!! Thank you for the great compliments and sharing them!!! ~ Kelly Tobin More 

Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Used to eat here all the time. Now that we've moved, we have to stop for the torpedos and bread whenever we are in town...both Bloomington and Morton locations are great. The kids scarf them down too. I would normally never eat a ham and salami sandwhich, but somehow this just works. The bread is what makes it! The restaurants... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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203 reviews 203 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Other visitors recommended this restaurant as a different kind of take-out for a picnic, and we were very pleased with our spaghetti dinners. The food was delicious, and the portions were hearty. Much better food than the Giatti's we visited the next evening.

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kelly t t, Manager at La Gondola Spaghetti & Pizza House, responded to this review

Great picnic idea! Thank you for sharing!! ~Kelly Tobin More 

Normal, Illinois
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80 reviews 80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Always great food, very fresh ingredients, wonderful bread. Pizza is always wonderful, one of the best Italian Beef sandwiches I ever had, my family loves the torpedo's and pasta. Family oriented and affordable. I highly recommend for eating in or carry out!

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kelly t t, Manager at La Gondola Spaghetti & Pizza House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your kind words and observations is exactly what we are striving for. Fresh, family oriented and good food that brings the family together. ~Kelly Tobin More 

Arcola
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

The best place to eat in Bloomington! Huge portions, delicious food, and great service! Even my picky eater loves to go here!

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Additional Information about La Gondola Spaghetti & Pizza House

Address: 1501 East Vernon Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61701-2001
Phone Number: 309-664-6363
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
Open Hours:
Monday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Soups

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