La gondola in Mansfield Tx has got to be one of the best Italian on the Metroplex, Great food, great staff,great service.my wife and I found this restaurant 5 yrs ago and now make it a point to enjoy their cuisine every 4-6 weeks( yes it's that good).The crab cakes are to die for, their steaks are so good,especially the Oscar "my favorite" although not available all the time.usually if that's the case I will order the Poivre, it has a mustard cognac sauce which just compliments the steak w/ every bite.a few of our other favorites are their veal which is served 4 or 5 different ways. (All great!) also their Penne is so good. My wife is a big fan of their chicken parmigiana. On those days my wife and I want a good meal but just don't feel like eating out we will call in the order for pick up. I really can't say enough about this restaurant.