Profile

Cover photo
Andrew McGuire
Works at La Gondola Cucina Italiana
Attended St. Rita of Cascia
Lives in Chicago
400,590 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

Andrew McGuire

Shared publicly  - 
 
Hi Sean, sorry to hear that, I've been here all night and we haven't had one complaint, did you call and speak to someone? if your dish wasn't up to par we would have made it right, I remember the spaghetti with white clam sauce going out too, And the chicken limone is only $16 each, if you were overcharged again I'm sorry but I never received a call, I'm the owner and answer all calls (compliment or problem) if you would like to discuss it further please feel free to call me here tonight until 1am, or Friday, Saturday or Sunday until 1am, I'll be gere.

Sorry again, hope we can make it right. 

Andy 773-248-4433
La Gondola Italian Restaurant
Ashland Wellington Plaza, 2914 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
I've spent thousands of dollars at this spot over the past 10 years. Initially, I liked La Gondola...its close to my house and they make a decent pizza. In recent years, I've noticed a decline in quality and a hike in pricing. Tonight I ordered Spaghetti with clams in a white sauce ($18). I was essentially buttered noodles with a tablespoon of canned clams and two clam shells on top. Seriously? Prior to tonight, I ordered two orders of lemon chicken ($40). Each order is a single chicken breast, split and pounded out. I was paired with a vegetable. This is very expensive for the quality and quantity.

Moral of the story, for this neighborhood and this pricing, the quality of the ingredients and the effort placed into preparation should be much higher. I'm going to take a break from this place and revisit in 6 months with high hopes of improvement.
1
Add a comment...

Andrew McGuire

Shared publicly  - 
 
Stuffed Gnocchi al Pesto
Ashland Wellington Plaza, 2914 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
1
Add a comment...

Andrew McGuire

Shared publicly  - 
 
Pepperoni Pizza 
Ashland Wellington Plaza, 2914 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
1
Add a comment...

Andrew McGuire

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Ronnie from ARRA, great singer. 

Andrew McGuire

Shared publicly  - 
 
Mark Markoski, Owner of Karolinka Maintenance. 
4111 W Barry Ave, Chicago, IL 60641
1
Add a comment...

Andrew McGuire

Shared publicly  - 
 
Shoot first, ask questions later!!!!!
1
Add a comment...

Andrew McGuire

Shared publicly  - 
 
What does "been better" mean? lol I didn't understand some of the stuff you said when you worked as my manger either, please explain. 
reviewed:
La Gondola Italian Restaurant
Ashland Wellington Plaza, 2914 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
been better
Food 1 / 3Decor 1 / 3Service 1 / 3
1
Add a comment...

Andrew McGuire

Shared publicly  - 
 
Fresh made to order Bruschetta 
Ashland Wellington Plaza, 2914 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
1
Add a comment...

Andrew McGuire

Shared publicly  - 
 
Chicken alla Gondola
 ·  Translate
Ashland Wellington Plaza, 2914 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
1
Add a comment...

Andrew McGuire

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sorry to hear that, Tim, if you'd like to share your experience please feel free to call me anytime, Andy 773-248-4433 
reviewed:
La Gondola Italian Restaurant
Ashland Wellington Plaza, 2914 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Awful, not even edible.
1
Add a comment...

Andrew McGuire

Shared publicly  - 
 
Ashland Wellington Plaza, 2914 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
1
Add a comment...

Andrew McGuire

Shared publicly  - 
 
In August 2013, Ava was diagnosed with complications of TOF, Pulmonary Artery Stenosis, (narrowing on the right and left side branches), Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Regurgitation.
1
Add a comment...
People
Work
Occupation
Chef ~ Owner @ La Gondola Italian Restaurant.
Employment
  • La Gondola Cucina Italiana
    Chef ~ Owner, 2010 - present
  • La Gondola Italian Restaurant
    Chef ~ Owner, 2005 - present
  • Battaglia Foodservice.
    Union Truck Driver, 1997 - 2005
  • Cedar Concepts Corp.
    Chemist/Reactor Operator, 1991 - 1997
  • Bohica Bar & Grill
    General Manager, 1992 - 1997
  • McIntyre Group Ltd.
    Chemical Operator, 1988 - 1991
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Chicago
Previously
Chicago, Illinois - Willow Springs, Illinois - La Grange Park, Illinois
Story
Introduction
Born and raised in Chicago.
Bragging rights
Have a beautiful wife and 3 great kids.
Education
  • St. Rita of Cascia
    Hockey ~, 1986
  • Kelly Trojans
    Canabis, 1986
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Birthday
January 29
Relationship
Married
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Great location, we had the unit above the offices, the AC didn't work really well compared to the other units we rented, at one point we had all units for a wedding, the staff was a little odd, 1 out of the 3 ladies we encountered was very nice, the other 2 were very abrasive and seemed like temps, first time we went down to drop off clothes we found in several drawers and the lady looked at me as if I just ate the last doughnut before fatcamp, the second lady was just as pleasant when I asked for a 2nd trash can liner, she scolded me and said I'll give you one more but there should have been a spare under the sink, that's funny we're here 9 days and 2 13 gallon liners should have been enough, Overall, the location is great, only steps to the beach and you have dedicated parking if you drive, we also had a golf cart the whole time and there was always a spot in front to leave charging overnight, i'm sure we'll be back but if it's only a few hundred more for a house on Golf Drive on the channel then I'd for sure take that over this seeing you had a private pool and boat dock.
• • •
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Not a very nice person, hates every one of his neighbors and goes out of his way to make their lives miserable, I've seen him use vulgar language to a mother holding an infant child, not sure how a guy like this makes it just with the gift of gab, they say he's very knowledgeable with wine, so am I, come see me I'll Google whatever your heart desires and you can spend your money with someone that deserves it, like Craft wine & spirits (previously wine styles) 2 blocks west or even the nice guy on the corner of Southport & Belmont, sorry it took me so long to call this guy out, that is all.... 0_o
• • •
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Ok, here's the deal, we've been coming to the Wilderness Resort for 12+ years, this year was really special, i slipped into my bed last night about midnight and it was very wet under the covers, I felt the top of the bed and it was dry, I freaked out and jumped up, Turns out the people before us had pissed in the bed and Wilderness staff not only just covered it up with fresh sheets but Amanda the manager on duty tonight thought a 25% discount was sufficient for sleeping in human piss, Keep your 25% discount and live with my review on every site i can post to for the next year, this place is discusting and I'm sorry it took me this long to find out money is more important than guests sleeping in human piss.
• • •
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
25 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Not only the best prices on anything for your business but the customer service is second to none, they stand behind everything they sell new or used, they have come through on commercial equipment rentals for me with last minute catering for 300 people and made me look good, can't imagine buying from anyone else, they are the best.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Great service, great food, the wings were very good, not fried, cooked in a convection oven then char grilled, my son had the cheese curds and a tasty burger, I took a chance with a beef sandwich and was surprised how good it was, one of the best places to eat in the Dells.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Great food, geat pizza, great family run business, support all local small businesses.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago