157, ZihYou 1st Rd, SanMin District,
Hours: 9:30 am-12 am
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
Attractive, and especially so at night,
the exterior of the Gondola restaurant might have caught
your eye already if you have passed along TziYou Road
near the Kaohsiung Medical University since February
of this year, when the restaurant first opened. Outside,
you will find a pleasantly-lit, tree-fringed small patio
where one can enjoy al fresco dining, a good distance
away from the bustle of TziYou. Inside, though you may
not find bona fide Italian decor that will transport
you to the nooks and crannies of Florence's lanes, you
will be greeted with a spacious, comfortable dining
area. As for the menu, there are plenty of options.
Recommended by the manager is the Gondola Pan Fried
Noodles with Meat Sauce (NT$200), and the Penne with
Bacon in Baked Pita with Cream Sauce is a unique option
for a reasonable NT$190. With such choices and many
other menu items, and by serving decent food in a comfortable
setting, Gondola should increase your dining options
in Kaohsiung. --By Michael Brown and Pei Ling Wu, translated
by Ann Lee, photos by Michael Brown