Tony Mandola's

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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.

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D
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Scallops had a shell particle or other hard particle; had to ask for bread, coffee and additional water. All other aspects were good. We have dined at Mandola's several times in the past and this is the first time we have had to leave constructive comments.

RJ
Houston
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate my Birthday and take advantage of the live music by Vince King. This particular show featured wonderful and familiar songs by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and other classics. As always, everything was great and consistently good!

JD
Houston
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at this establishment. Met for a friendly business lunch. The atmosphere was great, easy to have a conversation. The food was phenomenal. We both has that day's seafood special, Snapper! Also highly recommend the coconut cream pie! Will definitely be back again.

CJ
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great and good service. A very consistent place. Food is always excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!

l
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

This is the oiliest and worst linguini I have ever eaten. Not the Tony Mandola's that was once one of the finest Italian restaurants in town. At least, be honest and change the name, so that customers do not think they are eating at the original Tony Mandola's. Maybe you should stick with making Tex-Mex.

K
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent as usual. We came for seafood and everyone enjoyed their meal. The gumbo was very good and very consistent from previous reservations. My wife had the red snapper with shrimp and scallops and it was perfect. I had the stuffed shrimp with angel hair pasta. It was perfectly cooked and the pasta complimented the stuffed shrimp extremely well.

C
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are small portions for the price.
The food was great.
The waitstaff was attentive.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was slow and very poor. Everyone’s food was cold when we got it. Too expensive of a meal for slow service and cold food. Pretty disappointed as I recommended eating there to group I was with.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect portion sizes and wonderful food

JS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant has convenient, free, courteous valet parking. Restaurant was beautifully decorated for Christmas, and included lots of New Orleans prints, photos, and memorabilia. Waiter was attentive. Food was beautifully plated and delicious. Subtle improvements to enhance the experience would be: 1- present a butter knife with the complimentary Leidenheimer bread 2- Dinner knives should be sharp enough to cut through the food; 3- When serving pie a la mode, the pie should be warmed, not cold; 4- Have some music playing in the background. We were the first guests of the evening, and found it awkwardly silent. That all said, the meal was really stunning and flavorful. Happy to have tried Tony Mandolas!

ST
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Jason could not have been more helpful and attentive.

R
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our GO-TO seafood in Houston. This particular visit we had the usual great food, great service, and great atmosphere. Edgar, our waiter, was awesome. A special shout out to the manager, Chris, for taking care of us. Great job and we appreciate it! See you soon!

f
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our service was exquisite. My son loved his calamari. We had 4 people. 2 are celiacs. The celiac meals were amazingly good. My husband who ordered a steak said it was just awful. It was undercooked, sinewy and mostly inedible. I saw the grizzle. Because our server was so wonderful, I’m leaving a great review, but that steak. Ugh, it was awful.

DN
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE the food at Mandola's, but the price of our favorites have gone up considerably in the past few years. One favorite is Snapper Martha. I swear a few years ago it was in the $25-30 range. Now it's $43. It's a really good meal, but not worth that much. Now I remember why we don't go there as often as we used to. The Calamari Alla Mama is THE best appetizer ever. I recommend Mandola's, but only if you don't mind spending a lot of $$.

EL
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Christmas Eve with family.

l
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no better gumbo in all of Houston. The ambiance is relaxed and laid back The service is professional and attentive a delightful place to spend and evening
I’ve enjoyed Tony Mandola’s for many years and will continue for many more years

P
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr Mandola personally opened my car door! Now, that’s service
Food was fantastic.
Thanks

M
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. We will return.

B
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food. Large brunch portions so had enough for leftovers. Bottomless mimosas we an added bonus.

SG
Houston
103 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Fallon, was wonderful! Food was delicious!

TH
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

My first time at this restaurant and I had a very bad first impression.
I self parked my car in a space with no valet cones, when I arrived at the door
to enter the restaurant a valet attendant screamed at me you need to give me
your key so I can move your car because you are in a space they needed.
This restaurant needs to train their valet attendants to talk to customers, not
scream and be rude, he could have just asked me to move my car to another space.

WL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish food. Fried options but also healthier entrees and appetizers. Good service and a nice interior and decoration.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took grandchildren to theater to see Miracle on 34th St

R
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We were disappointed with all the dishes except the raw oysters. The salads did not seem fresh. The fish tacos seemed like they were sitting in the kitchen for quite awhile. The food service was slow resulting in some of the items not being warm.. Overall mediocre Brunch.

LD
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighted to try Tony Mandola's. The food was excellent and the attention from wait staff, caring and prompt.

GB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been to Tony Mandola's in years... not since the move. Same great food and service! Will definitely be back! They were very accommodating of my vegetarian dining partner and she loved what they prepared for her!

KH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to Tony Mandola's Gulf Coast Kitchen for a very special evening. We celebrated a birthday and an engagement. The restaurant and staff made sure that our experience was super special.

GA
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here with several couples.. The service was very good and the food was delicious. We had a lovely evening there.

t
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our waiter had as much personality as a wet blanket. I was a little disappointed they didn’t bring out a candle for my moms 80th birthday as I had let y’all know through OpenTable that it was a very special birthday and reminded the waiter! food was great and the desert was comped but cmon!

G
Houston
157 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The trout almandine was great as usual. As was the salad and dessert. Only issue was wine was delivered in a glass with a dirty spot on the base of the stem, and teacup that showed a bit of stain. Service was very good, but management needs to make sure standard for cleanliness is strictly enforced. No one wants his/her appetite spoiled by dirty dishes.

MM
Houston
74 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy coming to this restaurant. Brought my Scottish son-in-law here - along with other relatives - to have an authentic seafood meal. He loved the food; we all had a nice evening!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great time with great friends prior to the holiday. Small gathering of family and friends. Great place to share, laugh, and enjoy time to catch up! Not to mention the food was good!

Tony Mandola's
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review!!!

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H
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. We will go back.

Tony Mandola's
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! We look forward to seeing you again!

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H
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The ambience of the restaurant was lively but very comfortable, we did have a long wait on service from the moment we were seated until we left. The food was outstanding and fresh. The wines were outrageously over priced more than triple.

Tony Mandola's
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for the review. We will work to improving service times. We look forward to having you join us again.

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JM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of three couples for dinner. Everyone enjoyed their entree selections. Service was good and the food was excellent.

Tony Mandola's
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review!!! We look forward to seeing you again!

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CE
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice table, good service, quiet surroundings.
Very lovely!

Tony Mandola's
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review!!!

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H
Phoenix
54 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to share a leisurely lunch with friends at Tony Mandola’s. Food , service, ambiance always consistent and you are never rushed.

C
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a very nice place to enjoy quality meals. The beet salad is wonderful. The fresh oysters - perfect. Our fish was delicious. The wait staff was good. All in a good place to dine.

G
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Wonderful Bellinis

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