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21 August 2014
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Gola

787 Fulham Road, London SW6 5HD

£39.00 Italian Fulham

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  • Wine: £14.00
  • Champagne: £55.00
  • Opening Hours: Tues-Fri 12N-2.30pm Mon-Fri 6.30-11pm Sat-Sun 12N-10.30pm (Sun -9.30pm)

Square Meal Review of Gola ?

Local families are flocking to this eccentric, cramped & cosy Italian en masse, largely because of its beguiling, child-friendly attributes: kids can build their own pizzas at lunchtime, the bar is adorned with sweets & Italian soft drinks, & staff are full of typically charming gusto. But it’s not all about the young ones – the pan-Italian menu has plenty to offer grown-ups who might fancy starting off with tuna carpaccio, spinach & red peppers before moving on to a bowl of homemade ravioli with artichokes & fresh mint or something from the aforementioned line-up of tempting pizzas – along with a worthwhile Italian tipple from the workmanlike wine list. For afters, try nougat semifreddo topped with crushed praline hazelnuts followed by a well-made espresso.

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  1. Gola

    787 Fulham Road, London SW6 5HD
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    Paolo N.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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  2. Gola

    787 Fulham Road, London SW6 5HD
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    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 5

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  1. As I have mentioned several several times I LOVE Gola. I have already done my review however I have a few more pictures to share after my brilliant birthday supper there 10 days ago (I have been a bit slow off the mark at putting them on – I did have a terrible hangover)!!I went with Pascal & 6 other friends and we managed to eat and drink like absolute pigs – champagne, wine, aperol spritz, grappa etc to drink and the list of food was endless.Aaron, the owner, gave us a selection of starters such as bruschetta, antipasti boards with cold meats, vegetables, burrata, our favourite pizza with sausage & broccoli, a new pizza with beef Carpaccio, mushrooms & truffle oil, calamari & frito misto & finally my new favourite dish Terrina di Caciocavallo Alla Brace (melted caciocavallo cheese with oregano & cherry tomatoes). Sometimes it pays off to try something new as I will definitely be having this next time I go (4 days time – no wonder I can’t shift my bloody holiday weight)!The food just kept on coming – I was in Heaven & obviously so busy stuffing my face I forgot to take pics!For mains I did remember and here is a selection of what we had:Obviously I went for my usual Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe which was incredible as always.My lovely friends Laura & Ceri had the Orrecchiette – I don’t know exactly what this was but it was meaty and cheesy and absolutely delicious! I am even going to break the habit of a lifetime and have this one next time as well!Pascal doesn’t do things by halves and so he had two dishes - the veal Milanese with a side of tomato & basil pasta – his favourite – (you probably won’t be surprised to hear he can’t lose the holiday weight either)!!My BFF Amanda and her husband both had the Seared Yellow Fin Tuna with Pistachio Crust & a Tomato Salad. I did try this and it was delicious – the tuna was very rare and simply melted in your mouth – although I can’t see ever myself ordering fish when there is such good pizza and pasta on offer.Finally my gorgeous friends Hard & Fran both had Zucchine Crusted Sea Bass with Cherry Tomatoes & a Green Salad. I didn’t try this but they both raved about it.Finally the evening ended with a big chocolate cake!It was a fantastic night (from what I can remember, it gets very hazy towards the end) – a fabulous meal as always and I will definitely be going back for my birthday next year when I am, of course, 25 again!!www.golalondon.com
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  2. Published : Thursday, 5th September 2013

    THIS LITTLE PIGGY LOVES FOOD! :: GOLA, FULHAM

    I always feel very lucky to live in Fulham -€“ we have everything on our doorstep - we have all the benefits of living in the capital yet we still have a “villagy” feel.As you have probably guessed by now, I love to eat out and being quite lazy, I love to eat out somewhere within walking distance of home and I have hit the jackpot by having Gola as my local Italian. It is safe to say we have become regulars and the food is so incredible we are wary about eating at any other Italians, as they never live up to Gola’s standard.Gola is a very cute restaurant on the Fulham Road with a real Italian feel, the door is always open and the owner and staff are always welcoming and friendly. If you come as a couple, with friends or with children, you will always have a warm reception – just make sure you book before as this place can be so busy in the evenings.Now on to important business – the food! The menu is varied, it introduces new dishes every few months and there are always a few specials. Starters range from scallops to antipasti plates to Carpaccio. There are amazing pizzas and pastas as well as mains such as mixed grill or seared tuna – plenty to choose from.I am a creature of habit and I like what I like so I tend to stick to my favourite things on the menu. My fiancé Pascal is much more adventurous and has tried most things (he likes the place so much he once came twice in one day)! The owner Aaron is wonderful and will go out of his way to help with your choice and will make suggestions or even surprise you if you are keen to try new things (Pascal not me)!Pascal and I always like to share a kid’s size pizza to start as well as a burrata caprese salad. Our favourite pizzas are the Pizza Del Presidente (sausage & broccoli) or the Pugliese (burrata, cherry tomatoes and truffle oil) although I am a huge fan of the Gorgonzola too (salami and gorgonzola). When we went this week we went for the sausage and broccoli.The base is light and crispy yet the crust is soft and chewy. The sausage is homemade and the broccoli very flavoursome plus the exact right amount of cheese. The whole pizza just tastes homemade and incredibly fresh. The burrata is also absolutely delicious – oozy is probably the best way to describe it! Once again the caprese salad tastes amazingly fresh and the cheese works so well with the tomato and pesto – it literally just melts in your mouth.For main I honestly don’t need to look at the menu – I cannot resist having the Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe which is handmade pressed spaghetti with a pecorino cheese sauce and black pepper and it is served it a parmesan crisp bowl – it certainly feeds my cheese addiction. Every time I go to Gola I say to myself I must try something new but it is such a good pasta dish I end up having it all the time. The spaghetti is thicker than normal and cooked al dente, there is plenty of cheese sauce and black pepper, the whole experience is cheesy and creamy with a bit of spice from the pepper to balance it all out. YUM! (Unfortunately the picture does not do it justice - I will take another one next time).This time Pascal had the same as me however his other favourite is the veal Milanese, which he orders with tomato pasta on the side.Normally we are too full by this point for puddings although we have been known to have the cheese board, which has a great selection of hard, soft and blue cheeses. To end the meal we often have a glass or three of grappa and then thankfully it is only a short walk/stumble home.A couple of years ago my new year’s resolution was to try every restaurant in Parson’s Green, I think Gola was the third on my list and I loved it so much I gave up on my quest.We are back next week for my birthday supper & already I cannot wait for my Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe! I cannot recommend this restaurant enough – it has a great atmosphere, wonderful service and spectacular food – my favourite place to eat in London (and the rest of the world)!!Gola Restauranthttp://www.golalondon.com787 Fulham RoadLondonSW6 5HDTel: 020 7751 0141Email: [email protected]
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Essential Details for Gola

  • Address: 787 Fulham Road, London SW6 5HD
  • Telephone: 020 7751 0141
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  • Opening Hours: Tues-Fri 12N-2.30pm Mon-Fri 6.30-11pm Sat-Sun 12N-10.30pm (Sun -9.30pm)
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Area: Fulham
  • Price: £39.00
  • Wine: £14.00
  • Champagne: £55.00

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