Welcome to the Original Gondola Pizza House

Pizza, Pasta, and More

We have been in the Cookeville, Tennessee area for over 40 years serving up the best pizza you have ever eaten. it is not uncommon for visitors driving through the lovely state of Tennessee to stop at exit 287 and have a bite to eat with us. Then many take a couple of pies home to enjoy. We pride ourselves on fresh ingredients and freshly prepared dishes. Over 97% of what you might enjoy at our restaurant has been crafted in our kitchens. Lambros Lianos makes fresh baklava and Helen Lianos makes Tiramisu that will just make you smile.

Lambros and Helen took over here at Gondola February 1, 2016 and look forward to seeing customers who have been coming here for years as well as meeting new friends who promise to stop in again as they pass through the area. If you have not given us a visit, put it on your list and come in soon.

Monday to Thursday

Friday to Saturday


Tasty icon Atmosphere

We are a family restaurant that has been serving generations of Cookeville residents and visitors. Our dress is casual and comfortable leaving plenty of room to enjoy a great meal.

Tasty icon Lambros Lianos

Lambros helped Harry Zaharias open the original Gondola House on Washington Street in Cookeville, Tennessee when he was 17 years old. When the opportunity came open ot work in the original store again he put his hammer and nails, having worked as a contractor for many years, and returned to Cookeville making the same pizza from the original recipe he learned to make years ago. If you are a long time visitor make sure you speak to him when you come in to eat. He always enjoys catching up with old friends and making new ones.


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1156 S. Jefferson Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38506
Opening hours

Monday to Thursday

Friday and Saturday


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