Gondolier set to open next weekend

The exterior of Gondolier, which will open next weekend in the 550 Russell
development. (Photo by Mary Rumore, SDN)

Staff Writer

Starkville's newest Italian Eatery, Gondolier Italian Restaurant and Pizza, is set to open next weekend in the 550 Russell development.

Mark Castleberry, building owner of Castle Properties, said Gondolier was expected to open on July 15.

Gondolier, a family-owned chain, was established in 1974 in Cleveland, Tennessee, and has more than 30 locations across the Southeast, including Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Gondolier's menu includes more than 50 items, including salads, pasta, strombolis, calzones, pita wraps, Italians entrees and Greek specials, along with a selection of appetizers, alcoholic beverages, fountain drinks, coffee and desserts.

The 550 Russell development is located next to The Mill on Russell Street, adjacent to Mississippi State University and the Cotton District.

Gondolier will be in the freestanding brick building in 550 Russell. Mugshots Grill and Bar, which opened July 2, and eight condominiums are located in the adjacent building.

Castleberry said 15,000 square feet of space on the ground floor next to Mugshots is still available for lease.