Tony Mandola's
Tony Mandola's

Tony Mandola's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tonymandolas.com/
  • Phone: 7135283474
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Cajun
  • Executive Chef: Tony Mandola
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Tony Mandola’s has been catering special events for the last 3 decades and our restaurant has done everything from luncheons for 20 to rehearsal dinners for 1000 people. We can prepare items from our menu or almost any style of food you would like and you can be assured it will be the same quality you will find at Tony Mandola's restaurant. Formal or casual, indoors or out, Tony Mandola's Catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer off site facilities.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeremy Retzlaff 7135283474
  • Special Events: Tony Mandola's has dedicated private dining space to accommodate virtually any type of event. Our new banquet room can be arranged in a variety of configurations and features state-of-the-art audio and video components. We also have a private outdoor courtyard that can be enjoyed by you and your guests. Please contact us to discuss your private dining needs by calling us.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Clay
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Public shopping center parking. We offer valet parking on most evenings. Street parking is also available.
A word from Tony Mandola's
We take great pride in serving what we think is some of the best food on the Gulf Coast. Everything is homemade fresh in our kitchen daily. Many of our dishes are our Mama’s recipes. With my basic training from Mama, I've gone on to create a sizeable repertoire of recipes of my own. God Bless Mama and God Bless you for your patronage. Tony Mandola
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Tony Mandola's reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (21)neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (19)great for lunch (18)special occasion (18)great for outdoor dining (12)romantic (8)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (6)notable wine list (5)great for brunch (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • GREAT QUALITY FOOD
    BkbkVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Great food & excellent service in a beautiful setting.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Outstanding
    Randy
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Great dining experience ! My group enjoyed all aspects of Tont Mandola's. The fodd and service were first class.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Old favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Tony Mandola's is my favorite Houston restaurant. Much hipper and flashier restaurants have come and gone and are opening all of the time in Houston, many with noted chefs. Tony's is a warm, friendly, attractive restaurant with excellent service and quality gulf style seafood and pastas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Disappointed with our service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Non attentive waiter. We had two birthdays at our table and advised the hostess, but they forgot.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best in Class Scallops
    BeaglemeVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Enjoyed a recent business lunch. My client wanted to go to Tony Mandola's as it is one of his favorite local restaurants. He says the scallops are "best in class" as good as any in Houston ! My chicken "Parm" was delicious as well. I will come back with clients again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food...
    GoodEats
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Great food, great atmosphere, will definitely go back for dinner and it looks like a cool place for happy hour!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mandola's
    EatOutRight
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Tony Mandola's restaurant is consistently quality food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Myreviews
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Wanted to try a new spot, date night with my wife. Food was ok, but nothing special. Thought it was overpriced for what you get. The waiter was horrible, he paid more attention to his other tables and seemed disconnected. They were not even that busy. Will stick with my other tried and true spots in town.
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  • Great food, marginal service
    TwoTall
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food that Mandolas is known for. Service, marginal at best. Tables next to us served by the same waiter got lots of attention due to ordering bottles of wine, oysters etc. We did not and had to ask for service from the waiter. In fact he made it known that he was not interested. So, if you you are not spending lots on dinner, plan to be ignored.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wishon2
    Wishon2
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great service! They brought me the wrong plate which I had never had before and when our waiter saw what I had he went back into the kitchen and delivered my order himself and said to please enjoy them both. I had seafood coming out my ears, but very delighted sampling both entrees.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MIguel
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The red snapper tasted descent and it was well presented. What really disappointed me was the Sicilian salad, it did not have anything that was described on the menu such as olives, tomatoes, mix greens and the dressing was a pseudo sweet/Italian dressing I did not care for. To me that 's not Italian. Wine selection is very poor. On top of all that, you are too expensive for what you putting out. This is a $$ value restaurant not $$$. I can get 3 times better than TM from Pappas for almost the same or less and please... do not get confuse, Money it is not an objection on my agenda.
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  • Neighbor
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    As usual Great Food and Service. A special thanks to the hostess. She even got us the table we wanted.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SSCOTTVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Service lacked due to a 80 person wedding party per our server...
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for lunch or dinner
    debhall
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I came back for Soup Tomas which is unique to this restaurant as far as I know. It is basically a shrimp version of tortilla soup without the cheese and a more kick than the average dish. I had the Sicilian salad as well. I was eating light on purpose and yet was able to eat a meal that fired on all cylinders. My dining companion had the veal picatta, one of my favorite dishes. She was pleased. We were able to get in and out in a timely manner and make a play at the University.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food with a flairs of flavor.
    BigjohncarpVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The different entre's all have wonderful flavor and flair. The freshness of the seafood is outstanding. The appetizers are just the beginning of a great meal. Service by all the staff if unparalleled. Enjoyed the entire stay at Mandolas.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great In-town Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Fun. Good food. Good service. We had a great time. The person I was with had never been there before & she's going to bring her family there this Sunday. I guess that says it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, Quality Seafood Restaurant
    RickPVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Quality dining in an unpretentious restaurant with great service. You can be comfortable having a casual meal with friends or more formal dining with business associates. Many of the waiters have been with the Mandola family for years and are top notch - personable and knowledgeable and very attentive. The building design and interior decor has a bit of a New Orleans theme, which makes it more festive. It also has a very nice bar area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Seafood Outstanding
    CalorieHunter
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The Shrimp Scampi were fabulous. And so was the Calamari.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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  • Mandolas good as always
    battman
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Once again Mandolas was wonderful. The menu offers something for everyone in my family of four. This night, the food was good but the service was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The visit was strangely quiet. Not many people there. Food and service was great as usual.
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  • Our waiter Michael was great
    Mac59
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We like the seafood enchiladas - had them as an appetizer for three people last Wednesday and split them accordingly. Our entrees were excellent, too. I have also attended several business/group gatherings in the back room. They worked out very well... service, food, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 913 reviews are from the Tony Mandola's reviews archive.
  • Very Nice Birthday Dinner
    Rikka
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    For the second year in a row, we chose Tony Mandola's for my birthday dinner. Food and service were great. We live near San Francisco but nearly always spend my birthday in Houston for business reasons. They did not disappoint me or my guests at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience.
    LocalDiner
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Tony Mandola's was a pleasant experience. The food was good and the setting was nice. I would return.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love Tony Mandola's. The
    JMG2012
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    We love Tony Mandola's. The gumbo and crawfish ravioli is our favorite and we try to get down from The Woodlands at least once a month. I have to say that our last waiter seemed to be rushing us through our meal but I feel that this was atypical. Sunday brunch is so much fun b/c there is live music that is memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the best experience we've
    mdbro
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    Not the best experience we've had at Tony Mandola's - service was a bit off having to ask repeatedly for bar service, and I felt my fish was a bit overcooked. But in all, the evening was nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tony Mandola's sports a great
    LarryCosgrove
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Tony Mandola's sports a great wine list, terrific food, and excellent (fast, friendly) service. The restaurant has kind of an "old school" ambiance that you find in some eateries in New York or Philadelphia. You will hear laughter, sports conversations, and lounge type music. Seating is often fast, and valet parking provided. Try the crab/shrimp quesadillas and the crawfish ravioli, both excellent choices.
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    fit for foodies
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  • The waiter was excellent however,
    HtownpasstimeVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    The waiter was excellent however, our first impression with the Hostess that seated us was very disappointing. She does not have the personality to receive/welcome patrons.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Good with a Caveat
    Randy
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Mandola's does not disappoint. The service is impeccable and the seafood is good. However, the quality of shrimp used in the Sopa Tomas has gone down. The shrimp were somewhat translucent with little body to them. Everything else was great as always.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time dinner winner
    Robert
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    Took the wife here for her birthday and it was great. The food is super fresh and the service is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual dining
    alexVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Much more casual than expected. Food was good, but not a place for private party or romantic evening. Just too casual.
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  • Sunday Brunch gem
    SpecialP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    The fried chicken at Sunday brunch is not to be missed. Great patio, wonderful service, awesome food....it doesn't get any better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Started off with the "off
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Started off with the "off menu" calamari ala mama [fried calamari that is in a spicy lemon butter sauce with peppers]--be sure to ask for extra bread so that you can sop up the sauce. Then went with Mama's Shrimp and Crab Spaghetti [affectionately known as TNT since it is discounted on Tuesdays and Thursdays]. Found a decent Pinot Grigio off the wine list and enjoyed a very nice Saturday supper.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    crockec
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Great place for a business lunch, lunch with friends or to dine with the family and friends. Great food and great service. I have been coming to Mando;a's for many years and I see a lot of the same faces on the service team which says a lot about the management group. I also see a lot of the same customer faces and a lot of new faces. Definitely a strong recommended place to meet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood extrodinaire
    BigjohncarpVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    Best, freshest seafood in Houston! Great variety of sauces!!! Great Ambience!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Lunch Spot
    LightHoney
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    2 of my friends & I always meet annually for our birthday lunch at Tony Mandola's. We simply love the experience. Tony always comes to speak personally when he's there. The chocolate martinis are our favorite drink!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Guest with Spouse
    DaveC
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Everything was handled impeccably and the server extended himself to please.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Quite nice, food very good though left feeling thirsty (not sure if salt or msg). Majority chose fish which as recommeded by other reviewers was very good. Service indeed excellent - only thing was that since we were celebrating a birthday - thought our one dessert might be on the house - but was not - guess we are too spoiled by other restaurants! Would definitely recommend as an excellent seafood restaurant - not many of this quality in Houston. Almost forgot - their gumbo was terrific - luscious and thick with lots of seafood bits.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday PM; 10-12-2013
    Alan
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Late evening arrival. Pleasantly accommodated. Waiter (Clay) and colleagues maintained timely and attentive service at dinner and through until our late departure. Crab cakes appetizer was delicious and hot. Oysters NOT well-received: not freshly fried (arrived at cool room temperature) and oily crust. This one relatively minor fault should not have happened though, to be fair, as it was late, we did not raise the issue so there was no opportunity afforded to the kitchen to make the oysters right. The fish and ravioli main dishes were brilliant; met and exceeded every expectation: beautiful, flavorful, tender, hot... perfect. Will return for more.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • DINING AT ITS FINIST
    Murphy100904VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Having been here before, we knew we would not be disappointed. I can say only excellent things about this restaurant from the service to the food to the overall feel that this is a restaurant where they make you feel like you want to be there again and again. Our waiter Michael was great: super attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu and recommendations. The entire staff works great together. I actually commented that it seemed like a "tag-team" between them. The evening was great from start to finish. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Treat
    SARY
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    I have always enjoyed the seafood dishes at Tony Mandolas Seafood Kitchen. I absolutely love the new site. The staff are very efficient and polite yet friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.