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Gola Osteria

115 S Quarry St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4500
+1 607-273-0333
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“black spaghetti” (11 reviews)
“arancini” (14 reviews)
“grilled octopus” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
115 S Quarry St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4500
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Gola is not "bad" in the sense that the food is perfectly reasonable. But it's nothing special and it costs twice as much as the much better food that you can partake in downtown. We had the mussels, the white fish, the black spaghetti, the...More

Thank Laurel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited Gola Osteria on a few occasions, and always loving their food and service, we decided to book the graduation dinner for our daughter there. When I received the fixed price menus available for graduation weekends I was a little surprised at the prices...More

Thank ChefAmandaBaby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After many perfect meals here, I am either getting bored or something was not working in the kitchen tonight! Granted it was busy graduation weekend, but they did not seem that busy. The salads were fine. My pasta shells were delicious, perfectly made and cooked,...More

Thank differentname
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Each time I come to Ithaca (pretty frequently), a trip to Gola is on the itinerary. It is always very delicious. The restaurant is located in a somewhat strange and hard to find spot, but once you get there it is well worth it. The...More

Thank Lisa Z
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

We went to Gola with a family of seven, a mixture of adults, teenagers and younger kids. Although it was Saturday and we had no reservation, we were seated immediately by the friendly reception. Service was friendly and prompt, the food was good and the...More

Thank Geza H
Reviewed March 22, 2018

Gola is located in one of the Cornell housing buildings (you 'buzz into' the dorm, and walk down the hallway to Gola). Much to our delight, the restaurant in in a beautiful room with white linen tablecloths, rich wood accents and calm lighting expected in...More

Thank GreanLeaf
Reviewed March 3, 2018

By far the best restaurant in Ithaca. Food and waitstaff are both outstanding. Atmosphere is incredible. My favorite dining place in Ithaca

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Food is innovative and always fresh tasting. Our grandchildren loved the pasta carbonara and we always enjoy the char broiled octopus. The fresh homemade pastas and cheese are outstanding. A special destination!

Thank JMR682013
Reviewed February 23, 2018

The homemade mozzarella is very good and the sun dried tomato very tasty. We tried a good arancini and a very good eggplant parmigiana. I believe our first visit was more exciting, but maybe because of our choices, don't know. The curios location is because...More

Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

First visit to this Italian cuisine gem! Went with another couple who had been there before! A true destination restaurant! Hard to find but worth the trip! Shared bottles of an Amarone and a nice white, mussel and octopus appetizers and several entrees, including a...More

1  Thank th0masft
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November 1, 2015|
Response from Dennis P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, particularly on weekends.
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October 31, 2015|
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Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Get at least two. One for yourself.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 S Quarry St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4500
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-273-0333
Enjoy our unique and expansive dinner menu that includes homemade pasta, sauces and seasonal ingredients. We have a full bar with a well-curated Italian and Finger Lakes wine list, and a rotating selection of both inventive and classic cocktails. Dine alone or with family and friends. We welcome you! Please check our website for up to date hours and holiday closings.
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