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La Gondola

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30 Trinity Street, Dorchester DT1 1TT, England
+44 1305 266069
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

this place has been shut for over 12 months now and does not look like it will be reopening any time soon, it was very good, but the new Brewery square project took trade away from the town centre

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Dorset, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

This was the Best Italian Restaurant in Dorchester what a shame it has closed lovely people. Please open again, if you already haven't left for italy, when i last ate in here i took my grandson and i asked for extra olives, i got a large pot given to us.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Shuttered up and gone. Not surprised as it was always empty despite the offers of cheap pizzas. Problem was the frozen pizzas. We once asked for extra olives as a topping and were told that 'the chef cannot make any changes' in other words no fresh ingredients and the end product was awful. The competition is so fierce that poor... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

this is a superb restaurant if you love Italian food cooked by Italians.We love going for lunch and for dinner as the food is excellent and staff welcoming and helpful(if you are unsure of items on the menu)

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Dorking
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

2 course lunch for £10 or 3 course for £12.50 including a glass of wine, beer or a soft drink. if you don't want the set meal they also offer pizzas and pasta dishes. We had tomato and mozzarella, and prawns in a tomato/chilli sauce, both very tasty, followed by chicken breasts in a mushroom wine sauce, and veal escallops... More 

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North East England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Visited early on Saturday night with wife, daughter and two friends and were seated straight away even though the place was getting busy. Waitress was efficient and attentive. We all had the two course for £10 deal except daughter who had pizza...again. On my friends recommendation I had the Garlic Mushrooms to start (a chunky generous portion) followed by the... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

We used to love eating here but haven't been for a while as it seemed to lose it's sparkle for a while. But I took my teenaged son there for lunch and we ordered spaghetti carbonara and a vegetable pizza. It's a cheap deal and seriously you get only what you ask for: this doesn't come with any extras for... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Nice family run restaurant with a very mixed menu. We had 2 small children and 3 adults in our party so had the owners were great with them and we all enjoyed a good meal at reasonable costs, and the wine was a good choice. Will certainly come back for another visit.

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Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

We visited on a Saturday evening and it was fairly quiet. The service was very good with friendly staff who left the right amount of time between courses without rushing us. The food was good, simple Italian food, cooked well and plenty of it. The calamari was excellent and the Tiramisu was fantastic! The decor is nothing fancy but typical... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

You always get a warm welcome in la Gondola and the food is wonderful. It also regularly offers really good lunchtime and evening meal deals, that are excellent value without scrimping on the quality of food. Proof of it's place in the town's affections is that even though Dorchester has several 'chain' Italians, this restaurant always appears popular

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Trinity Street, Dorchester DT1 1TT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 266069

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?