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La Gondola Cafe

Canadian, Italian
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710 1st Ave W, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 3V6, Canada
+1 250-624-2621
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Prince George, Canada
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112 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This restaurant was close to our hotel and a variety of items on their menu. We arrived around 7pm and the restaurant was quiet. We were able to get a table close to the window to enjoy the view. The service was pleasant and fast... our food came out quicker then expected. The food was tasty and had good value... More 

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Oliver, Canada
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176 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a fixture of Prince Rupert. That being said the decor is a little out of date but that may add to the ambiance. This is a family run business with a real Italian flair. The food is good and the staff is nice. It is worst the visit. I had the burger but the veal parmigiana looked... More 

Thank Maurizio3030
Victoria, Canada
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364 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

La Gondola has been a mainstay in Prince Rupert for the better part of 60 years and has -- over that lengthy period of time -- no doubt seen the city morph and change from a bustling fishing community to one still trying to find its footing in an uncertain economy and an uncertain world. Nevertheless, through it all, this... More 

Thank PookyCake
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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90 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The food here is good, but the hours seemed odd to us. Service was excellent, and we enjoyed our time here.

Thank Cathie M
British Columbia
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The food here is good, and the rye selection was right on par with what we were looking for. The décor however is quite old and it feels like we've gone back in time. Price point is on the high side for the overall experience.

Thank llangley
Golden, Canada
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116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We went here for soft ice cream. It is expensive $4. for a small cone. But it is not about that. You drive up turn your lights on and the car hop arrives and takes your order. The ice cream is real ice milk and they have trays that go on your window. This is not a fast food 2016... More 

Thank organicgirl48
Oliver, BC, Canada
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152 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Context my friends.....context. This is Prince Rupert not a big city. It is an older location so don't expect urban, hip with new furnishings and prompt big city service. Don't expect loud thumping music that you have on your iPod, etc. Get my drift? Good. But, this does not mean the experience will be less than adequate...no, not at all... More 

Thank VanDelay_12
Skeena, B.C.
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

A nice view with a solid menu. This is a family run restaurant reminds me of dining in off the beat in Rome or Milan. The spaghetti e polpette (meat balls) was and is great ... and so's the Toscano rosso.

Thank Cymru_Canuck
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

I got the chicken mozzarella sandwich and my sister got the tomato spaghetti. The chicken in my sandwich was so over cooked I could barely chew it and there was almost no fries. My sisters spaghetti was rock hard and the tomato sauce was cold and you could tell was store bought. A bit pricey for the low quality of... More 

Thank Rebekah S
Smithers, B.C.
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302 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

This place has been here for ages, apparently under the same management. I last visited here 20 years ago. It was good then and is good now. Prompt friendly service. Big lunch for 2: $45.00. Tidy washroom.

Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_

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Restaurant Details

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Canadian, Italian
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  • Address: 710 1st Ave W, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 3V6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Prince Rupert
  • Phone Number: +1 250-624-2621

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