La Gondola Italian Restaurant Airs on Rachael Ray


The Food Network’s Tasty Travel Train Arrives in Chicago April 18th + 19th

Chicago, IL – Monday, August 13, 2007: Chicago-style pizza lovers nationwide get a glimpse through the eyes of Rachael Ray to learn the best Italian food you can find is right here in Chicago at La Gondola Italian Restaurant. The traveling Food Network program, Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels will feature La Gondola on Wednesday, April 18th at 11:30 PM and again on Thursday, April 19th at 2:30 AM – both shows are scheduled to air according to Eastern Time.

According to Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels, La Gondola is the little neighborhood Italian place that you’ve always heard of. Offering dine-in, take out, and online ordering for fast, piping hot delivery, La Gondola has been serving up authentic Italian food since 1984. With specialty dishes like the pillow-soft gnocchi, stuffed with silky ricotta and topped with a parmesan-pesto cream sauce, or served al piemontese (with tomato sauce, fresh mushrooms and basil), the dish is out of this world.

“It is a true privilege to be hand picked by Rachael Ray as one of the top restaurants in the Windy City serving authentic Chicago-style pizza. All of our dishes are made with the finest Italian recipes and are hand-crafted fresh for each order,” said Owner and Chef, Andy McGuire.

About Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels

Travel and cooking guru, Rachael Ray set off to conquer the US discovering hidden restaurant secrets along the way. Throughout her journey she divulges insider tips and travel secrets allowing vacationers and locals to locate delicious, yet affordable places to dine and relax. The travel series started in New England, making its way through the Midwest, then over to the west coast and back. For more information on the program and schedule visit

About La Gondola Italian Restaurant

La Gondola Italian Restaurant, Zagat Rated since 1991 is located at 2914 North Ashland Avenue in Chicago and serves dinner daily from 4:00 to 11:00 PM. Owners Christi and Andy McGuire bought the restaurant from its founding owner in 2005. Due to loyal patrons craving La Gondola’s freshly made sauces, the McGuires’ decided to keep the original menu adding a few specialties along the way. For more information about La Gondola Italian Restaurant or to order online visit


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