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Gola Osteria

115 S Quarry St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4500
+1 607-273-0333
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“grilled octopus” (11 reviews)
“lasagna” (16 reviews)
“black spaghetti” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
115 S Quarry St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4500
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to this Italian cuisine gem! Went with another couple who had been there before! A true destination restaurant! Hard to find but worth the trip! Shared bottles of an Amarone and a nice white, mussel and octopus appetizers and several entrees, including a...More

1  Thank th0masft
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently visited Gola Osteria. I had been hoping to visit for some time. The dinner was excellent with a choice of items you would expect to find at a fine restaurant in Italy. I give the staff and management my highest compliment. The level...More

1  Thank CKO696
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Upscale Italian restaurant within an apartment building that was converted from a hospital this is a bit hard to find but is a pleasant atmosphere. The black spaghetti with clams is unusual and tasty. Some portions are small however. Wine list is moderate. Entries 20-30.

Thank travelerSFBayarea
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Fist of all, I've never seen a restaurant inside an apartment complex...yes, inside...you walk through corridors and corridors of people's homes do arrive suddenly to the restaurant, a nice surprise after minutes you are sure you got lost...hahaha...but it pays off...the service is amazing and...More

1  Thank PAULO B
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Love the decor and fabulous food! Interesting location, it is on the old hospital. Parking is a bit of a chore.

Thank boneworld
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Great food and personable service. My wife and I travel to Italy quite often and this is the first restaurant that we felt compares to the best we enjoyed in Italy. I wish I lived closer, so I could eat there every week. No visit...More

1  Thank peteza99
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Think of a local Italian restaurant that delivers. Think Gola. Uncanny location in what appears to be a housing block ends upon being rewarded this superb food and service.No pizzas. Menu is heaven pastas of all sorts. Very well prepared. The truffle special was superb....More

Thank Lawrence2300
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I've dined at Gola many times over the past few years, but in the last 6 weeks, my 2 experiences were not good. The wait staff is generally very good, but the food has gone down hill. Both visits the gnocchi was way underdone--gummy and...More

Thank thereseoco
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The unusual entrance through an apartment building should not put you off, elegant diningroom and quite good food and service, reasonable enough, good value..

Thank anavidpalate
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We really enjoyed our meal at Gola Osteria, once we found it. We were literally in front of the restaurant, and could not tell it was even a restaurant. We called them and asked where they were located, and they said we were in the...More

Thank yecats59
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Response from Dennis P | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 S Quarry St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4500
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-273-0333
Enjoy our unique and expansive dinner menu that includes homemade pasta, sauces and seasonal ingredients. We have a full bar with a well-curated Italian and Finger Lakes wine list, and a rotating selection of both inventive and classic cocktails. Dine alone or with family and friends. We welcome you! Please check our website for up to date hours and holiday closings.
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