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“Pleasant staff and service but disappointing meal”
Review of La Gondola - CLOSED

La Gondola
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Pleasant staff and service but disappointing meal”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Very pleasant staff, service and ambiance but our meals did not match the service or menu description. Quite bland and rather unappetizing. A little pricey for what it was.

Visited November 2012
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Sydney
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delicious food at a good price”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

I liked this better than Aria, actually. Perhaps it was just the food that I happened to order on the night, but it was excellent. I had the fish, and it was a huge serve with lots of delicious vegetables and accompanied by an amazing tomato and caper sauce. Such a relief from the boring repetition of too-much-cream that one often finds in restaurants trying to create a "Western" meal against all odds in Vientiane. Instead, the chef seems to have worked well and creatively with what he had on hand. The tomatoes and other veggies were full of flavour. I loved the grilled eggplant: perfect. For dessert I had an amazing creation called "chocolate salami". Definitely worth trying! My only suggestion for improvement is that the house wine is not as nice as it should be, compared to what you can get elsewhere.

  • Visited October 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of the best”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Definitely one of the best Italian food we've tasted. The prosciutto tagliatalle, wiener schnitzel and La Gondola salad were very refined and service was excellent! :)

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank swtquek
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Great Western
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Very good value for small price.”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

The food is not as good as Aria but the prices are a lot less. It is not as a grand a venue, but still perfectly good. The buccatini al tonno was very well cooked.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Pearler47
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Macao
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Try it.”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Not the only Italian restaurant in Vientiane, not the best restaurant but we felt comfortable and the food was correct and some plates delicious. Wine perfect for what we need. The service was great. We'll be back.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Michel H
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