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The Gondola Pizza House

1156 South Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN
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Ranked #85 of 135 restaurants in Cookeville
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Family-owned pizza, pasta and more...also referred to as The Original Gondola at Cookeville....on Facebook as The Gondola Pizza House...some of the best pizza I have had and very friendly owner.
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Description: Family-owned pizza, pasta and more...also referred to as The Original Gondola at Cookeville....on Facebook as The Gondola Pizza House...some of the best pizza I have had and very friendly owner.
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Saegertown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Four of us walked from our hotel which was just across the road. Our friends ordered the chicken Alfredo, which they both loved, saying it was the best they've ever had. I had the spaghetti & meatballs. The portion was VERY small, & the meatballs tasted like frozen. My husband ordered pizza, & it was not good- crust was tough.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The menu includes great Italian and Greek choices along with chicken strips for picky kids. We love the eggplant parmesan, snd the kids ususlly grt thr spaghetti and meatballs. The service is fast and friendly. Save room for dessert! Close to the interstate for travelers.

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Hopton
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We ate at this restaurant as it was near our hotel and we could walk to it. The service was very slow considering it was not very busy. I ordered the catfish. The small single fillet had a very heavy breading. There was more breading than fish. My husband had ribs and again it was a very small amount. Would... More

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Skippack, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

ordered a large pie and got a 12' pie. I asked for 1/2 pepperoni and 1/2 extra cheese. There was 1 slice of pepperoni and cheese was the same on both sides. Crust was like cardboard. Being from the Philadelphia area I have to confess that perhaps this is just how they like they pizza here. Not a Philly or... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

During our stay in Cookeville, TN, my daughter and I ate at the Gondola on 2 occasions. The menu has plenty of variety, the service was efficient, the food was great and the prices reasonable. We would definitely visit again.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Well well what can u say. I could do better at home. I was expecting more. I'm sick of the just so so food. You can open a can at home and get better food.

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Jackson, Tennessee, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

At suggestion of a new waitress, tried the lunch pizza and salad. Salad wilted, blue cheese dressing sweet, and the pizza reminded me of Tony's frozen. Not at all worth the $9.00 charge. Very disappointed. Only ate half of the pizza and left the rest. I always wanted this to be a good place, having seen it on many many... More

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Crossville, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is just an average restaurant. They used to have a very extensive menu and reasonable prices. It was always quite crowded when we went there which means it is quite popular with the local crowd. Haven't been there for a couple years.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

One restaurant you want to avoid in Cookeville is this place. I first went there in 2008 when I was on a business trip here in Cookeville. We went there largely because it was next to the hotel and as soon as I walked inside I knew it was going to be substandard. Think of an old Shoneys and you... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Gondola Pizza, service was very nice the young lady was very attentive, the pizza was OK but the bottom crust was a bit too thick for my liking but it was crisp which makes up for a lot. All in all a pleasant experience in a charming place across the street from our hotel.

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