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Gola Osteria: Evolving Italian, With A Twist

There isn’t fried calamari at Gola Osteria, but there is fried smelt. The bite-size fish are dusted in flour and fried until crispy, salted and served with lemon wedges. Little about Gola is typical, but it is authentic Italian with an original bent. Read more.

In The Kitchen: Pasta Making With Gola

Fresh handmade gnocchi lunghi put an Ithaca spin on a regional Italian classic at Gola Osteria. Read more.

Gola Osteria may be well hidden on Ithaca's East Hill, but it's a worthwhile find

This week, we're enjoying an excellent meal at Gola Osteria, one of Ithaca's latest fine dining establishments. Nestled below the new Collegetown Terrace apartments at the intersection of east hill, south hill, and downtown, Gola Osteria focuses on the culinary styles of the Emilia Romagna and Tuscany regions of Italy. Read more.

10 most romantic restaurants in the Finger Lakes

Located in Ithaca, this restaurant's seasonally inspired menu promises "new experiences driven by passion and tradition."     Read more.

Italian Restaurant "Gola Osteria" To Open In Ithaca

“I’ve literally dedicated all of my adult life to learning about Italian food and cooking Italian food,” says Epps, who studied at the French Culinary Institute and has taught “How to Cook Italian” to tourists at Toscana Saporita in Tuscany. Read more.

Invitation to Ithaca: Gola Osteria Pasta Dish

When in the south shore of Cayuga Lake you must stop for dinner at Gola Osteria.  This hip eatery is the best kept secret in Ithaca.  Chef Sam Epps creates the most delicious hand crafted dishes sure to please the palette.   Watch him prepare Papparedelle with Delicata Squash, Radicchio and Prosciutto. Read more.

Gola Osteria, A Tuscan Hideaway

f you’re old enough to remember the song “Hernando’s Hideaway,” you’ll know what I mean by “Knock three times and ask for Joe.” The most recent addition to Ithaca’s galaxy of terrific upscale restaurants, Gola Osteria is hidden away on the first floor of an apartment building on South Quarry Street. Read more.

Success Stories: Gola Osteria

Husband and wife team Sam and Kami Drake Epps opened Gola Osteria, an Italian restaurant in Ithaca, New York, in the winter of 2014. Sam got his start in kitchens, before even graduating high school, at the esteemed Italian American restaurant, The Coddington. Read More.