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2 for 1 at La Gondola

Found on Ashby Road in the idyllic Leicestershire town of Loughborough, La Gondola is a delightful family run Italian restaurant that provides all who enter with some sumptuous fare in relaxing, contemporary surroundings.

Diners will feel like they are a world away when they enter La Gondola as the plush black leather seating and pristine wooden floorboards combine with the superb service staff to create a dining experience that is unparalleled for miles around.

Extending a warm welcome to tastecard members, anything found on the a la carte menu is available at a superb price when they call in advance and produce their card upon arrival, giving them the perfect excuse to enjoy that little bit extra, such as an extra tipple or another course or two.

A host of scrumptious pizza and glorious pasta dishes can be found at La Gondola, with the classic margherita and the mixed seafood based al frutti de mare working alongside such delights as the spaghetti carbonara, lasagne al forno and the signature penne del chef on a menu that is full of traditional Italian favourites.

Additionally there's also a wealth of other sumptuous, sophisticated main course options that include a succulent 21-day aged steak, served with slow roasted beef, field mushrooms, tomatoes and chips, and the pollo alla Romana, a rich tomato & white wine sauce adorned slow-cooked chicken, accompanied by fresh peppers and olives.

Sat right at the heart town, just a stone’s throw away from the likes of St. Mary’s Church and the picturesque Queen’s Park, home to the Loughborough war memorial and the Charnwood Museum, La Gondola makes for a fine setting from which to conclude a day of exploration.

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Please Note: Please Note: The tastecard discount is not available throughout December, on Bank Holidays or on Celebration Days including, but not limited to, Valentine's Day, Mothering Sunday, Father's Day, etc. La Gondola accepts 2 diners per card and you must present your tastecard on arrival.

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La Gondola
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Wendy said "Lovely Italian Restaurant
Fantastic food and service. A really special place"
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Tel said "Another Great Dining Experience
Having been here a number of times, our latest experience was just as good as it always has been...."
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Noisynirnroot said
" Tasty pizza and sharing board"
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Steve said "Fantastic Food
Spotless restaurant. Superb freshly cooked food and great friendly service. Would highly..."
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Katy said "Truly Amazing Meal!
From the minute we walked in we were made to feel at home. Very friendly and attentive service..."
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Medha said
" Favourite restaurant by far. Food was amazing, staff super friendly and accommodating to..."
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"Beautiful Food And Friendly Staff
The atmosphere was lovely, the staff extremely nice and food beautiful. The only thing that I..."
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Shelly said "Perfect
Wonderful little gem"
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Tel said "As Good As Always
Had another great meal yesterday, where we were made welcome, had lovely food & attentive but..."
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carla said
" Excellent food as always.....excellent service...."
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Terry said "Top Value Restaurant With Great Service
Our second visit & just as good as the first!
Four of us had mains, desserts, wine..."
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Carla said "Nice and cosy
This will be my restaurant for comfort food."
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" Lovely evening. Food was reasonable, just a small choice. Quality was good though! Comfortable..."
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Kesi said "06/08/2015
Best Italian in Loughborough. Lovely, great quality food and really friendly staff. Will..."
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Tel said "Fabulous Food In A Friendly Atmosphere
Four of us met up here on a Monday evening and had a great meal experience.
There was a..."
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Shona said "Fantastic
Arrived for lunch and had the choice of 241 on any items from the main menu. Food was delicious..."
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Simon said "Great food and service
Fantastic food and service, felt really welcome and relaxed. The place is very nice inside, just..."
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ANTONY said "Authentic
It's about time we had a decent Italian restaurant in Loughborough . We were greeted with a..."
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  • Wendy said: "Lovely Italian Restaurant
    Fantastic food and service. A really special place "
    Posted 4 months, 7 days ago...
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  • Tel said: "Another Great Dining Experience
    Having been here a number of times, our latest experience was just as good as it always has been.
    The atmosphere was buzzing, the service very attentive & the food great.
    Well recommended. "
    Posted 5 months, 4 days ago...
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  • Noisynirnroot said:
    " Tasty pizza and sharing board "
    Posted 6 months, 12 days ago...
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  • Steve said: "Fantastic Food
    Spotless restaurant. Superb freshly cooked food and great friendly service. Would highly recommend for a night out "
    Posted 6 months, 22 days ago...
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  • Katy said: "Truly Amazing Meal!
    From the minute we walked in we were made to feel at home. Very friendly and attentive service from start to finish. And the food ... the king prawn starter was perfection. And the home made cheesecake - lemon or black cherry - truly delightful. Real shame we are only visiting Loughborough for a couple of days otherwise this would soon become a firm favourite. Thanks for a wonderful meal. "
    Posted 8 months, 9 days ago...
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  • Medha said:
    " Favourite restaurant by far. Food was amazing, staff super friendly and accommodating to requests. Was someone's birthday, took a cake and candles and without any trouble staff brought out the cake and candles. Will definitely be back and highly recommend this place :) "
    Posted 9 months, 12 days ago...
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  • "Beautiful Food And Friendly Staff
    The atmosphere was lovely, the staff extremely nice and food beautiful. The only thing that I felt was a little unfair, was when being told that the dinner came with a portion of veg and roast potatoes, I asked for no veg and chips instead and was charged for the chips £2.80 (not a large portion, my husbands veg portion was massive though) Also whilst the posh cheese on toast was lovely, when only 2 small slices came out and we had been charged nearly £5 that is extremely expensive and we didn't get 241 on that either. It says only sides are not 241. We will definitely be going back, but will be more aware for next time as it all adds up "
    Posted 11 months, 24 days ago...
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  • Shelly said: "Perfect
    Wonderful little gem "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 26 days ago...
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  • Tel said: "As Good As Always
    Had another great meal yesterday, where we were made welcome, had lovely food & attentive but not over imposing service.
    4 of us had starters & mains with a bottle of white Italian wine.
    As usual the chef came out afterwards to ask if we had enjoyed the meal. "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago...
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  • carla said:
    " Excellent food as always.....excellent service.... "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 7 days ago...
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  • Terry said: "Top Value Restaurant With Great Service
    Our second visit & just as good as the first!
    Four of us had mains, desserts, wine & beer & couldn't fault anything. The staff are so friendly & helpful and the quality of the food is top notch. We will definitely be returning. "
    Posted 1 year, 8 months, 11 days ago...
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  • Carla said: "Nice and cosy
    This will be my restaurant for comfort food. "
    Posted 1 year, 10 months, 26 days ago...
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  • " Lovely evening. Food was reasonable, just a small choice. Quality was good though! Comfortable venue. Will probably revisit "
    Posted 1 year, 11 months, 3 days ago...
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  • Kesi said: "06/08/2015
    Best Italian in Loughborough. Lovely, great quality food and really friendly staff. Will definitely be back! "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 16 days ago...
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  • Tel said: "Fabulous Food In A Friendly Atmosphere
    Four of us met up here on a Monday evening and had a great meal experience.
    There was a good choice of meals available including starters, mains & desserts and a special offer of starter, main & glass of wine for only £12.99.
    3 of us opted for the special, whilst one chose from the main menu. We washed it down with the three glasses of wine followed by a bottle of Pinot Grigio. We then had desserts & coffees.
    Being a Monday there were very few others dining but the chef took time to come & talk to us, explaining that all food was 'home made' & freshly produced.
    We were delighted with the food, service & cost & would certainly recommend a visit. "
    Posted 2 years, 3 months, 9 days ago...
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  • Shona said: "Fantastic
    Arrived for lunch and had the choice of 241 on any items from the main menu. Food was delicious and served really quickly, service was friendly and welcoming and restaurant itself has a lovely feel to it. Light and open, but small enough to still have a personal experience. Will definitely be going again! "
    Posted 2 years, 6 months, 3 days ago...
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  • Simon said: "Great food and service
    Fantastic food and service, felt really welcome and relaxed. The place is very nice inside, just a shame so few people in there for the atmosphere. Still probably the nicest restaurant in Loughborough in my opinion so amazed as to why it is so quiet. "
    Posted 2 years, 6 months, 7 days ago...
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  • ANTONY said: "Authentic
    It's about time we had a decent Italian restaurant in Loughborough . We were greeted with a really warm welcome and the menu read really well with an authentic feeling to it . I was enticed by the promise of fresh homemade pasta and had the meatballs as a starter and I was not disappointed the ribbon pasta was light and tasty and the meatballs the best, I followed with the sirloin steak and it was delicious and massive in size. My better half had the Antipasti and Saltibocca and was equally impressed, to finish homemade desserts made the meal. Go and try for yourself and i wish this new little restaurant all the best we will be back soon . "
    Posted 2 years, 6 months, 12 days ago...
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  • Wendy said: "Lovely Italian Restaurant
    Fantastic food and service. A really special place "
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  • Tel said: "Another Great Dining Experience
    Having been here a number of times, our latest experience was just as good as it always has been.
    The atmosphere was buzzing, the service very attentive & the food great.
    Well recommended. "
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  • Noisynirnroot said:
    " Tasty pizza and sharing board "
    Posted 6 months, 12 days ago...
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  • Steve said: "Fantastic Food
    Spotless restaurant. Superb freshly cooked food and great friendly service. Would highly recommend for a night out "
    Posted 6 months, 22 days ago...
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  • Katy said: "Truly Amazing Meal!
    From the minute we walked in we were made to feel at home. Very friendly and attentive service from start to finish. And the food ... the king prawn starter was perfection. And the home made cheesecake - lemon or black cherry - truly delightful. Real shame we are only visiting Loughborough for a couple of days otherwise this would soon become a firm favourite. Thanks for a wonderful meal. "
    Posted 8 months, 9 days ago...
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  • Medha said:
    " Favourite restaurant by far. Food was amazing, staff super friendly and accommodating to requests. Was someone's birthday, took a cake and candles and without any trouble staff brought out the cake and candles. Will definitely be back and highly recommend this place :) "
    Posted 9 months, 12 days ago...
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  • "Beautiful Food And Friendly Staff
    The atmosphere was lovely, the staff extremely nice and food beautiful. The only thing that I felt was a little unfair, was when being told that the dinner came with a portion of veg and roast potatoes, I asked for no veg and chips instead and was charged for the chips £2.80 (not a large portion, my husbands veg portion was massive though) Also whilst the posh cheese on toast was lovely, when only 2 small slices came out and we had been charged nearly £5 that is extremely expensive and we didn't get 241 on that either. It says only sides are not 241. We will definitely be going back, but will be more aware for next time as it all adds up "
    Posted 11 months, 24 days ago...
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  • Shelly said: "Perfect
    Wonderful little gem "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 26 days ago...
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  • Tel said: "As Good As Always
    Had another great meal yesterday, where we were made welcome, had lovely food & attentive but not over imposing service.
    4 of us had starters & mains with a bottle of white Italian wine.
    As usual the chef came out afterwards to ask if we had enjoyed the meal. "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago...
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  • carla said:
    " Excellent food as always.....excellent service.... "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 7 days ago...
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  • Terry said: "Top Value Restaurant With Great Service
    Our second visit & just as good as the first!
    Four of us had mains, desserts, wine & beer & couldn't fault anything. The staff are so friendly & helpful and the quality of the food is top notch. We will definitely be returning. "
    Posted 1 year, 8 months, 11 days ago...
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  • Carla said: "Nice and cosy
    This will be my restaurant for comfort food. "
    Posted 1 year, 10 months, 26 days ago...
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  • " Lovely evening. Food was reasonable, just a small choice. Quality was good though! Comfortable venue. Will probably revisit "
    Posted 1 year, 11 months, 3 days ago...
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  • Kesi said: "06/08/2015
    Best Italian in Loughborough. Lovely, great quality food and really friendly staff. Will definitely be back! "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 16 days ago...
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  • Tel said: "Fabulous Food In A Friendly Atmosphere
    Four of us met up here on a Monday evening and had a great meal experience.
    There was a good choice of meals available including starters, mains & desserts and a special offer of starter, main & glass of wine for only £12.99.
    3 of us opted for the special, whilst one chose from the main menu. We washed it down with the three glasses of wine followed by a bottle of Pinot Grigio. We then had desserts & coffees.
    Being a Monday there were very few others dining but the chef took time to come & talk to us, explaining that all food was 'home made' & freshly produced.
    We were delighted with the food, service & cost & would certainly recommend a visit. "
    Posted 2 years, 3 months, 9 days ago...
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  • Shona said: "Fantastic
    Arrived for lunch and had the choice of 241 on any items from the main menu. Food was delicious and served really quickly, service was friendly and welcoming and restaurant itself has a lovely feel to it. Light and open, but small enough to still have a personal experience. Will definitely be going again! "
    Posted 2 years, 6 months, 3 days ago...
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  • Simon said: "Great food and service
    Fantastic food and service, felt really welcome and relaxed. The place is very nice inside, just a shame so few people in there for the atmosphere. Still probably the nicest restaurant in Loughborough in my opinion so amazed as to why it is so quiet. "
    Posted 2 years, 6 months, 7 days ago...
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  • ANTONY said: "Authentic
    It's about time we had a decent Italian restaurant in Loughborough . We were greeted with a really warm welcome and the menu read really well with an authentic feeling to it . I was enticed by the promise of fresh homemade pasta and had the meatballs as a starter and I was not disappointed the ribbon pasta was light and tasty and the meatballs the best, I followed with the sirloin steak and it was delicious and massive in size. My better half had the Antipasti and Saltibocca and was equally impressed, to finish homemade desserts made the meal. Go and try for yourself and i wish this new little restaurant all the best we will be back soon . "
    Posted 2 years, 6 months, 12 days ago...
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