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The Gondola Pizza House

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1156 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38506-4219
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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mesa az
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No signs of a change, except in the food. Based on two items we ordered, I won't return. The pizza was mediocre in every way and the ravioli was just plain awful. If you can't prepare these two items properly, maybe it's time for a new menu.

Thank mesatraveler
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

The pizza is good. I ordered baked lasagna which is usually made with ricotta cheese not this. Mozzarella on top no cheese between layers. The sauce is no way homemade. My husband had chicken parmigian, very salty and chicken was overcooked. Pasta was overcooked also.

Thank Patti M
e tn
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31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Gondola is/was one of my favorites in Cookeville. Recently ordered 3 pizzas fit takeout. 50 bucks but I don't complain because it's usually worth it. The crust was hard on all 3, very tough. The sauce was just ok. Their cheese pizza was greasy. Holy cow, I hope this isn't the face of the new Gondola.

Thank boblaabs
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Traveling on the road all day so we wanted somewhere close to our hotel and this was recommended by our hotel and I could walk over while my husband watch the kids in the pool. They do sit down or carry out. Lots of Italian variety. Not sure if they have steaks, and burgers but it all sounded delicious. I... More 

Thank KimKato
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in on our way out west. There was a great selection of food on the menu. Italian, Greek, sandwiches, Pizza. I had the Philly cheese steak with fries. He had the lasagna and garlic bread. Finished it off with HOMEMADE tiramisu. It was delicious. Around $30.00 for all that. Definitely worth stopping in.

Thank Elizabeth S
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Service good. Pizza was good also! We ordered one of their specialty pizzas which was topped very generously with ground beef, mushrooms, pepperoni, green peppers & onions. Very thin, deliciously crisp crust! Asked for a glass of wine, but they only serve beer, which was not a big deal. Yes, I would recommend it!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Server was very attentive. Food was very good and well prepared. Price was average and reasonable. Within walking distance from our hotel. Would eat there again.

Thank dandp828
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

stopped by here tester with my two kids i ordered them a adult spaghetti and meat balls i got the same meatballs were about the size of ones in can. Plain sauce might go back again and order a different thing.

Thank Briana W
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65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

I visited this restaurant because I know that it has changed hands. I met Lambros who is now running the place. I highly recommend checking this place out. My sandwich was filled with goodness. I'm a sucker for Tadzhik Sauce and this one was great. Service was quick and I got back on the road in 30+ minutes!

Thank Tmprinting
McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 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.

Thank DDay1959

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1156 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38506-4219
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: 9318541466
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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