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La Gondola

Town CentreItalian
21 Reviews

About La Gondola

On Ashby Road, La Gondola feels like a whole world away. This new dining establishment can be found in the town centre of Loughborough, close to St Mary’s Church and just a stone’s throw from Queen’s Park. All the classic Italian dishes are available here, from huge pizzas to sophisticated main courses. Go for the incredible 21-day aged rib eye steak with slow roasted beef, tomatoes, field mushrooms and chips, the pollo alla romana or one of the amazing homemade pasta dishes like the classic spaghetti carbonara, lasagna al forno or penne del chef. Best of all, the pasta is made fresh on-site every morning, so you can be sure you’ll get the most bang for your buck. Hungry? Book now and make your way down to La Gondola for an unforgettable Italian meal right in the heart of town.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm


La Gondola
35a Ashby Road, Town Centre
Loughborough LE11 3AA

Menu Highlights




House-made soup of the day.


Sliced tomatoes & mozzarella finished with olive oil & fresh basil.


King prawns cooked with garlic & lemon butter, finished with flamed cognac & served with dipping bread.



Traditional Italian carbonara with pancetta, cream, Parmigiano & finished with cracked black pepper (also available for vegetarians).


Pasta ribbons cooked in a tomato & basil sauce, topped with house-made beef meatballs.


Folded pizza stuffed with tomato sauce, mozzarella and emmental cheese. Topped with tomato sauce, sweetcorn, cherry tomato, rocket, Parma ham, Parmigiano (also available for vegetarians).


Homemade tiramisu


Homemade double chocolate gâteau


Homemade cheesecake available in a variety of flavours

Don't miss out on a table!

21 La Gondola Reviews

21 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Matthew H.8 months ago · 1 review

Excellent food and great service as always - great value and pizza filled to the brim with toppings. Will be going every week if I can!

Michael M.8 months ago · 1 review

Good meal and service. I felt I was having a genuine Italian experience. I would definitely return for more of the same. Bella,bella, bella La Gondola. That's made it 25!!

Heather S.10 months ago · 2 reviews

Lovely meal everything cooked fresh, and the staff are so friendly. This was the first visit for our friends, and they loved it. It will not be our last.

John E.10 months ago · 1 review

1st time visit. Definitely will go again Lovely food and atmosphere. Busy, so g!ad we booked via internet, easy to do. Menue just what we wanted.

Mark H.a year ago · 1 review

Took our Finalist Student Son out for a slap-up Meal, when recently visiting (his mother does like to see him properly fed...) The reviews are accurate - this is one of the BEST small family run Italian eateries that we've had the pleasure to experience - clearly a labour of culinary love - and nothing we tried (especially recommend the Gondola house-speciality Folded pizza and Seabass on Special, plus Cheesecake or Gelato for dessert) was anything other than fantastic! Mother now content, and three MASSIVE thumbs up from us - Great Service and Food. Would be back (I suspect) weekly, if lived anywhere locally (sadly not). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Charlotte H.a year ago · 1 review

Four of us went to La Gondola on Friday evening 16.06.2017 after receiving recommendations from other friends and work colleagues. We were not disappointed at all, the service was good, the food excellent, we all thoroughly enjoyed it, we will definitely be going back there and would recommend it.

David S.a year ago · 1 review

Good food, reasonably priced, cooked by an Italian! It's a cosy, intimate, family run business with good service. I recommend La Gondola folded pizza - I haven't ever finished one yet, so I have the pleasure of taking some home for the next day.

RACHAEL B.a year ago · 1 review

Fab night as always! Plenty of choice, everything is so fresh & tasty, something for everyone! Everything is made to order, so you can add/take out anything you want from the dishes (Handy for vegans/vegetarians) Cant recommend La Gondola highly enough!

Catherine D.a year ago · 1 review

La Gondola is an excellent restaurant. The service is always top notch and the foot totally authentic as the chef is Italian. It's also excellent value, especially the midweek and lunch time deals. Try it - you won't be disappointed.

Nik H.a year ago · 1 review

A lovely place that is nice and cosy. It has really great staff who are friendly, dont keep you waiting. Food was served fresh and made to order so each plate was nice and hot! Loads to choose from on the menu and will also make food to request to meet eveeyones needs. Will go again!!