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Gola Osteria

115 S Quarry St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4500
+1 607-273-0333
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
115 S Quarry St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4500
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

I was there on Sunday evening when they offer a Sunday Italian dinner served family style. It is a pre fixe price and the variety, quantity and quality of the offerings are superb.The wait staff are super attentive and caring. We were treated to antipasto,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Slideman2016
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

After many times of enjoying great meals at GOLA, we were terribly disappointed when we ate there last night. After weeks of telling my best friend from out of town what a great meal and experience she was going to have at the restaurant, we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Over the last 20 years, I've spent four to six months total in Italy, from Naples to Genoa and across the north, with extensive stays in Monza and Padua. I can not remember a better Italian meal, anywhere, than we had last week at Gola....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank chasinUpstateNewYork
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Solid Italian restaurant with great service and nice ambience. We had the meatballs della Giuseppe (highly recommended), black spaghetti with baby clams (good) and the shrimp pasta (excellent). Finished it all off with a cannoli (lovely). The cappuccino wasn't great, but that was a small...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GSauce82
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This place is very special. It is always booked up so make a reservation in advance. The food is home made and authentic Italian -- excellent food and service - pricey though it's worth it

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Nanci L
Reviewed 15 September 2018

I had high expectations for this restaurant and tried to remain upbeat throughout the dinner I had at Gola a few nights ago but each bland dish was followed by another equally bland dish, unfortunately. I looked forward to some good homemade pasta. Without exaggeration...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cbeb9
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Ithaca has a lot of great dining options, but based on our experience Gola Osteria is not one of them. We chose GO based on reviews on Trip Advisor and Open Table and honestly cannot understand how it's garnered so many high ratings. Overall, the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Foodshldbefood
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Hard to believe that you can find a spectacular Italian restaurant inside of grad student residence hall in Ithaca NY. But the unicorn lives! No room inside, we were worried about sitting outside in 50 degree weather, but they had the open areas closed with...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank traumac
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for mind blowing Italian, the best wait staff in NY and a romantic cozy atmosphere, Gola is the place. My husband and I celebrate every special occasion here as well as any time we get a night away. Sam, the chef...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ameliafenton
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

One of our friends randomly googled for a place to have lunch and found this place. Its sinply amazing place. It opens 5 days a week for limited hours .. little difficult to find out the place ( we were new to area ) but...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Response from Dennis P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, particularly on weekends.
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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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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