Congratulations to the 2019 Cornell University and Ithaca College Graduates!
Cornell University Commencement Weekend
May 24-26, 2019
Friday, May 24th – 5PM to 11PM
Saturday, May 25th – 4PM to 11PM
Sunday, May 26th – 2PM to 10PM
We are proud to offer a premiere menu with a full bar and select list of Italian and Finger Lakes wines. We will offer a la carte options for parties under 6.
Parties of 6 or more must order a prix fixe menu. This offer is a fixed price per person with a set number of courses, served family style. Prix Fixe menu choices must be confirmed by May 1st.
Prix Fixe menu options will be posted in the coming weeks. If your reservation request is for 6 or more guests, we will send them via e-mail correspondence as well.
Parties of 7 or more might not receive one long table. Large parties may be accommodated at separate, adjacent tables. We find that conversation and interaction can actually be made easier than one long, extended table. We will always strive to keep a consistently festive atmosphere.
Also, we have an expansive, fully enclosed terrace that overlooks Six Mile Creek. Please let us know if you have a preference to sit in the dining room or on the terrace.
** Seating preferences are subject to change**
Reservation Time Span
Tables are booked for two hours for parties of up to 4 guests and 2 1/2 hours for parties of 5. Parties of 6 or larger will receive a specific time span according to the number of guests in their group. Reservations begin and end at the time agreed upon and we will make every effort to have the table ready at the correct time. Your whole party must arrive at the restaurant on time and together before being seated.
Graduation Reservation contract and Deposit
Our e-mail response to your request will include all contract information required in order to hold your reservation.
To secure your reservation time and guarantee table availability, we require a signed contract and credit card number to be kept on file.* We take credit card information in lieu of a deposit. A charge of $50 per person will be levied for all failures to alert Gola Osteria of cancellations or reductions in party size in the two weeks prior to the date and time of your reservation. In other words you have until 2 weeks before your reservation to cancel or reduce the party size at no additional cost. All no shows will receive an automatic charge of $50 per person.
If you are not comfortable with your credit card information being sent electronically you are welcome to call us with the information.
*All credit card and cardholder data will be stored securely in compliance with The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. It will promptly be destroyed the day after the reservation.
We are located at 115 South Quarry Street, about four blocks up Rt. 79 from the Ithaca Commons, towards Cornell. Detailed entrance directions and parking map (showing Rt. 79 and South Quarry St) can be sent upon request.
The open air parking spots all around the Quarry Arms building are available. Please disregard the signs that say “Resident [or] Permit Parking Only.” Gola is a resident of the building and that extends to our guests!
Although parking is available, we share spots with apartment residents. It may be advisable to car pool or look into taxi cabs, Uber or Lyft for transportation.
On January 1, 2019, we will begin accepting reservations for Cornell Commencement Weekend.
On March 1, 2019, we will begin accepting reservations for Ithaca College Commencement Weekend.
Reservations are made through e-mail correspondence only. Please e-mail your request to:
We will need the following information:
Preferred Date and Time
Number of guests (include adults, children, dietary restrictions)
Telephone number where we can reach you the day of your reservation
Whether you prefer to be inside or on the terrace
You will receive an e-mail reply confirming that we have a table available at your requested time. The e-mail will include contract and deposit information. If we do not have your requested time available we will offer comparable times.
Please Note, the restaurant will be closed from January 1 to 15, 2019. Our administrative officer will begin processing requests upon return to the office on January 16. We will accept reservations on a first come, first serve basis dependent upon when your e-mail was received.
Please be courteous to your fellow guests and send your requests on the dates listed above. Sending a request sooner will not increase your chances for a table.