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Openings Tue Oct 19 2010

Branching Out of the Strip Mall

lagondola.jpgWalking down Belmont last night toward Schubas, I saw a banner hanging outside of what was formerly known as Joey's Brickhouse on Belmont. Running late to meet my friend, I only had time to snap a cell-phone shot from across the street -- in case it's hard to read this horrible photo, the banner reads, "Coming Soon: La Gondola."

I'd never heard of La Gondola, but Internet research revealed that, although small, its other location (in a Lakeview strip mall) has a loyal fan following. I'm looking forward to trying it in its new, less claustrophobic-sounding location -- as well as its tripe Florentine.

 

that_girl / October 21, 2010 9:18 AM

La Gondola is fantastic. They have a huge Yelp following and for good reason - the food is outstanding. Service when you eat in is very good too, and I found the tiny restaurant charming. I'm excited they're expanding and I hope they keep the same level of food and service.

wbs / October 25, 2010 11:22 PM

Agreed 100% that La Gondola is a true gem. And I'm one of their advocates on Yelp :) Can't wait to see their new set-up on Belmont!

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