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La Gondola Spaghetti & Pizza House

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1501 East Vernon Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61701-2001
13096646363
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Takeout
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Description: We are located on the CORNER of VERNON Avenue and TOWANDA Avenue in...
We are located on the CORNER of VERNON Avenue and TOWANDA Avenue in Bloomington, IL.
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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An incredible & delicious family friendly experience

LaGondola has become a staple for our family. Great food for dine in & carry-out, good prices and excellent service. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Carla0405
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

LaGondola has become a staple for our family. Great food for dine in & carry-out, good prices and excellent service. Highly recommend.

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Thank Carla0405
kelly t t, Manager at La Gondola Spaghetti & Pizza House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your time with us as a family!!! We appreciate your review and also the ability to take care of you...and generate such a good memory and experience with your family! Family and Food is the core of how we care! Thank you. More 

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The submarine sandwiches are bland -- would not order from here. Have never had their spaghetti or pizza so not certain on the taste. Do know that this establishment has been in area for a very long time, so I would guess they have a loyal customer base.

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

We are sorry you had a negative (or bland) experience with us. We welcome you to try the spaghetti, pizza or one of our many other menu items. We are known for our Torpedo's (Sub Sandwiches) but we really do appreciate your feedback and if you have suggestions to improve, please let us know. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We love LaGondola! The Family Feast is the best deal in town. The Torpedo is so much better than Avantis. If you want to dine in, go to the Vernon St store.

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Thank Mdk71
kelly t t, Manager at La Gondola Spaghetti & Pizza House, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome and kind review!!! WE VERY MUCH appreciate your business. More 

Normal, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Love the family feast--usually a take out deal for us. But this is also a great eat in diner too. The spaghetti and bread is unbeatable. Great food and great price.

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

Thank you!!!! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Torpedo is just simple, delicious perfection! Inexpensive and two convenient locations. It's nothing fancy but exactly what you want!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We sincerly appreciate it!!!! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Cannot be beat! The pizza is out of this world. The Torpedos are unlike anything else. The prices are great for the quality and freshness of all the food. You will not be disappointed. The owner is a fantastic person if I might add...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We sincerly appreciate it!!!! BEST RESTAURANT....WE LOVE HEARING THAT!!!! More 

Oak Hill, VA
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This place is one of those places that you just have to go to when in Bloomington! The sandwiches are so good and hot and my kids love the pasta. We'll be back for sure!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We sincerly appreciate it!!!! Our food is made fresh every day....so glad that freshness and taste makes it as YUMMY as you suggested. PLEASE come back! More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Used to have one of these restaurants in Washington before the tornado took the building off the map. Very good pasta and sandwiches, better than Avanti's in my opinion. Good prices too.

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1 Thank David V
kelly t t, Manager at La Gondola Spaghetti & Pizza House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We sincerly appreciate it!!!! More 

Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

If Avanti's is out of the way, too busy, too expensive, or out of the question because your high school friends told you nightmarish stories about what they do to the sauce, La Gondola is your haven for quick and filling Italian food on the go with a call ahead. I've never disliked anything from there but let's be honest... More 

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1 Thank Jake F
kelly t t, Manager at La Gondola Spaghetti & Pizza House, responded to this review

WOW!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We sincerely appreciate it!!!! More 

Bloomington, Illinois
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

They have the best bread. Fresh and oh so good!!! Great food and good service!! I usually take bread to my niece in OK. Buy it and put in plastic zip lock bag and still fresh the next few days. Yum!!!

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1 Thank Auntsue62
kelly t t, Manager at La Gondola Spaghetti & Pizza House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We sincerely appreciate it!!!! OUR BREAD is made FRESH every day!!!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1501 East Vernon Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61701-2001
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 13096646363

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

Description

We are located on the CORNER of VERNON Avenue and TOWANDA Avenue in Bloomington, IL.
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

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