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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%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
115 S Quarry St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank cbeb9
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Foodshldbefood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank traumac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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

Thank kritilakhwani86
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Once you find Gola you won't be disappointed. Goal is really hidden inside a residential building. It was a bit hard to find but in the end the hunt ended up to be a cool little experience. We had the Meatball Appetizer, the Ricotta was...More

Thank Shannon R
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We went there based on the high rating from trip advisior. It appeared by the menu that it was authentic Italian. First course was Mozzarella and sun dried tomatoes They were delicious and fresh,we already decided to come back. For dinner I ordered the spaghetti...More

1  Thank CapemanNy
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This is the best Italian restaurant in town by far. Fresh ingredients . Homemade recipes. Everything is always cooked perfectly.

Thank agiroux
Reviewed 16 July 2018

My first visit to Gola, friends have suggested it, I was not disappointed. First, the staff here is very professional. I also am aware that the owner runs the kitchen, this explains the excellent food and service. We started with the meatball appetizer, 60 year...More

Thank 408pat
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Gola Osteria is hard to find. It is hidden at the end of a parking lot in an apartment complex. Don't give up! The restaurant is a culinary treasure and one of the best Italian meals I've had outside of Italy. The service was wonderful....More

Thank junetalks
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Response from Dennis P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, particularly on weekends.
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Yes. Get at least two. One for yourself.
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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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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