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The Gondola Pizza House

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1156 South Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Description: Family-owned pizza, pasta and more...also referred to as The Original...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Pizza

Gondola has real good pizza, but they always accidently burn their pizza. They have great service, but they always burn the pizza. I would recommend this if YOUR ARE NOT A PICKEY EATER.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
Jonathan C
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Sparta, Tennessee
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Sparta, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Gondola has real good pizza, but they always accidently burn their pizza. They have great service, but they always burn the pizza. I would recommend this if YOUR ARE NOT A PICKEY EATER.

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mesa az
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60 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Excellent food, great location at the Cookeville exit on I-40 and professional service. A great formula, especially for weary travelers.

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Tennessee
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45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We have eaten here previously but it's been awhile... SO glad we decided to try it again. The sign outside said they won best Italian in 2013 for Cookeville and I can understand that. It was outstanding! We ate during lunch, and it was not particularly crowded on a Tuesday. Surprising. We had the Big Fat Greek Salad, spaghetti and... More 

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e tn
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15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Excellent variety. Nothing I have had here had been bad, and we've been numerous times. Their pizza is very good. And what's up with ordering catfish and ribs at an Italian place?? I'm not surprised you were disappointed.

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

But they wouldn't let us do that. There are two white pizzas, so we had half each. Don't remember the names, but the one with the tomato slices is a bit better. I guess that sounds boring, but it really was good. Also, they closed right after we were there, like before eight, so maybe check the time before you... More 

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Saegertown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1156 South Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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