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La Gondola Spaghetti & Pizza House

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Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Soups
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1501 East Vernon Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61701-2001
309-664-6363
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
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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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Can't beat this for a last-minute take-home dinner

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Jake F
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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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Bloomington, Illinois
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Glidden, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The service was spectacular, they were able to accommodate our large family get together which was very impromptu with grace and style! The food was beyond amazing, and served hot and fresh with amazing timing! I can only say I cannot wait to go back!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

La Gondola has delicious pasta! I love everything on the menu, but the pizza is beyond delicious! Everything is cooked to order and served hot and fresh. Kid's night is a huge money saver and everyone leaves happy!

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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Bread is amazing! Love the turkey torpedo or ham & cheese lunch specials. The Italian Beef is my favorite ever! Love that his pizza tastes like Tobin's did back when his dad owned it. Jim had great customer service and so does Kelly!

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Normal, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

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 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1501 East Vernon Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61701-2001
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 309-664-6363

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?