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“Cosy Restaurant with execellent food in the Middle of Bustling Shanghai”
Review of Gondola Veneziana

Gondola Veneziana
Ranked #2,337 of 17,076 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: The Bund
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Last Saturday evening I followed the recommendation of a friend and payed a visit to the Italian Restaurant Gondola located on Henan Road 16, Shanghai, for dinner. The restaurant is tastefully decorated in warm colours which makes is a very cosy place to eat and stay for drinks. The ground floor is rather small though the classy looking dining room on the second floor and the function room on the the third floor are a good option in case a large table is required.
The beef filet I orded was perfectly cooked medium to well (as required) and was outstanding. It was super tender and tasty and I would recommend it any time. The glass of house wine was ok though nothing special. Here is some space for improvement I recon. Service was friendly and attentive and I am sure that I will be back for lunch or dinner very soon. The location is very close, within walking distance, to the Bund, Nanjng Road and Yu Garden and just a few meters beside the Westin Hotel on Henan Road.

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2  Thank Joerg S
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Visited this place after finding on trip advisor. It is a very small restaurant but lovely. We were given complimentary bread and oil which was amazing. Pizzas were huge and good value. It is close to the bund if you want to walk there after. I'd recommend it.

2  Thank 6Emms6
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

This restaurant should be visited if you visit Shanghai. It is very small (only 6 tables), but very cozy. Great food. We were served by a young waiter from the Philippines, whose name we can not remember, but it was really lovely. With no doubt, if we return to Shanghai, we will come back to this restaurant. During our first visit we were provided with a card, and in the following days presenting this card, we made us some discount in our bill.

1  Thank Dolors_M_S
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

We were looking for a western meal after a couple of weeks of eating Chinese food while touring China. The concierge at the Bund Center Westin (just a block away) recommended Gondola for lunch. My wife ordered lasagna that was excellent with meat and creamy cheese. However, my penne pasta in meat sauce had very little meat and was rather bland. The restaurant service was very attentive and the house wine poured for lunch was a great match with the pasta dishes. This is a great get-away if you are looking for a change of pace when dining out in Shanghai.

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1  Thank BigOrangeCat
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Trying to eat Kosher or Vegetarian is quite a challenge in China. After coming in from a long day touring, we checked out this restaurant. The proprietor spoke excellent English, helped us with the menu, and prepared a special pasta dish that had no meat and no cheese- quite a challenge. The food was delicious! That special dish of pasta was just what we needed. The pasta and smoked salmon pizza was excellent, the minestrone was rich despite having no chicken stock, and it turned out to be our best meal in the entire three weeks in China. Please note the restaurant is quite small, so you should want to make a reservation. The proprietor checked to make sure everything was OK, something that doesn't always happen. 5 Stars!

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1  Thank Randy F
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