This is the greatest restaurant in East Tennessee. And the reason is simple: every dish here is made with the loving, magical hand of Manos. The spaghetti sauce is made fresh every day. The same for the pizza dough, pizza sauce, lasagna, and countless other dishes. The menu may seem overwhelming, but take comfort in the fact that it's impossible to go wrong. Everything is fresh, especially the pizza ingredients. Don't be fooled by the prices; they're low because Manos is there up to 16 hours a day, preparing food and watching over his restaurant. Your money isn't going to shareholders in the Bahamas or some faceless board of directors. \r
This is why the Gondolier stays busy, night after night, after so many overpriced frauds have come and gone from the sleepy city of Cleveland. Go pay Manos a visit, and you won't regret it. \r
Personal favorites: pizza, chicken souvlaki wrap, gyros, lasagna, moussaka, and rice pudding (droooool)
Pros: Food, friendliness, prices
Cons: It's a free-for-all on Sunday morning. Come early!