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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
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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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 6
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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
Great Italian Food in the Middle of Tennessee

Nine of us ate at Gondola tonight. We were in town for a H.O.G. Motorcycle Rally. Orders varied from sausage and pepperoni calzone to lasagna, baked manicotti, baked ziti and so on. All of the food can out at about the same time. It was all hot and tasty. The restaurant was packed, but service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Guy K
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Decatur, Georgia
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We had great service, great food, the menu was a little long but I won't complain about too many choices, the pizza was amazing as well as the dessert and not only was my meal great but everything I saw going out to other tables made me want to try everything I saw.

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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We ate there twice, both times had something different, we tried the pizza, spaghetti and baked ziti. All were excellent. The baklava sundae desert was wonderful!

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

They have a great selection of food from steak to pizza. All the food we ordered was good. We ate there twice in the week we were there. And would go there again,

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Decatur, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Nine of us ate at Gondola tonight. We were in town for a H.O.G. Motorcycle Rally. Orders varied from sausage and pepperoni calzone to lasagna, baked manicotti, baked ziti and so on. All of the food can out at about the same time. It was all hot and tasty. The restaurant was packed, but service was great and cordial. Looks... More 

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tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have eaten a lot of different things from the huge menu and I have never had a bad meal! The service is always top of the line and the owners are very nice and are always checking on tables and customers!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

First time we ate here was 40 years ago. They have gotten better. We split a large pizza that was half the special and half meat lovers. Took about a half hour to get it. They do it all from scratch and the toppings were great. Crust was good.

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Sparta, Tennessee
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about The Gondola Pizza House

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

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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, Pizza

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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