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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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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 11
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good cheesy pizza

I stopped in for dinner as I was in the mood for pizza. I was not disappointed. The service was good. The pizza was served piping hot and was good. There was plenty of cheese and toppings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
DDay1959
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McKinney, Texas
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McKinney, Texas
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544 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in for dinner as I was in the mood for pizza. I was not disappointed. The service was good. The pizza was served piping hot and was good. There was plenty of cheese and toppings.

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Pinckney, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wait staff extremely friendly and efficient. Menu has variety of Italian, Greek and sandwiches. I will be back to try other menu items. If you are not sure what you want, stop here and you'll find something.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for pizza. The pizza was good but nothing to rave about. The service was good. What impressed me about this place is the fact that it was spotless. The decor was up to date and everything was clean. Even the bathroom was spotless. The table in front of us got calzones. They were huge! It made me... More 

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Thank BudNLily
South Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Played try to find the pepperoni with this pie. Crust so tough it was unedible. Worst pizza I've had in a long time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

This had to be the worst pizza I have ever eaten in my life. I have traveled the world and had good pizza. I had eaten here in the past and food was great. Pizza came out burnt, and hard as a hammer. I didn't want a refund, just wanted to let owner know to check his oven. Harry the... More 

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Silver Point, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Voted best pizza in cookeville. We don't agree. Best Pizza should be Momma Rosa's. That being said, we eat here often. We like the Gyros. They are the best in Cookeville! I also love the liver and onions. Not many people like that but I do. They have great food and they make most things fresh. The specials are great.... More 

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Thank WHEELSANDFREELS
Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The have excellent pizza. Their claim to fame is that when Tim McGraw and Faith Hill come to Cookeville. They always get a pizza from Gondola's. They also have excellent Gyro's.

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Livingston, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

I have been going to Gondola's for more years than I want to admit and it is the best pizza ever. Everything is good..

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Thank zollicoffer
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

were transplants from Chicago so we're always on the hunt for good pizza....so far la gondolas bacon/cheese pizza is the closest we've come to good pizza. Have not had anything else there but they do have specials...we have the intention to go back.

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Thank poolboyal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

I was in the mood for pizza and not your chain brands. So I thought I give this a try since it was close to my hotel. I'll say the salad was right out of the bag good, which means it wasn't. The pizza was ok. Definitely not the best but not the worst either. It is homemade crust which... More 

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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: Pizza, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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