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About 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.
Houston, TX 77019
Seafood, Italian, Cajun
Hours of Operation:
Monday- Friday : 11:00am - 4:00pm
Monday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday- Thursday: 5:00pm- 9:30pm
Friday: 5:00pm- 10:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday-Friday 3:00pm- 7:00pm
$31 to $50
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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.
Public shopping center parking. We offer valet parking on most evenings.
Street parking is also available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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.
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For over three decades Tony Mandola has brought some of the best Gulf Coast seafood cuisine the city of Houston has to offer. Let our friendly staff and event coordinators take care of your next event. We have 3 banquet rooms to chose from holding up to 80 people, as well as restaurant buy outs.
Tony Mandola's Ratings and Reviews
We had dinner here on Valentine's Day. The service was very, very good. There were plenty of service staff and they were very attentive. My husband enjoyed the oysters. The crab cake appetizer was very good. The Shrimp Scampi and the steak were excellent. The only disappointment was the molten lava chocolate cake a la mode. The cake was not good at all. I think they forgot the eggs, oil, and sugar. All in all we enjoyed it and would go again when in Houston.
Lovely venue with attention to detail and great food. I’m not a seafood fan but there’s plenty to order here besides that; you won’t leave hungry. I do wish they wouldn’t have a “mandatory” valet when the parking lot has plenty of room at lunch. I don’t like others driving my car who have no responsibility for it if damaged.....
We were going to the theatre downtown on a Saturday night and arrived about an hour before we needed to head there. We told our waiter about our timing needs. He was terrific, actually got us served and done in about 45 minutes so we had some time for dessert and coffee.
Oysters Damian are outstanding although $17 for 4 of them is a bit pricey. The gumbo is very good but doesn't have enough seafood in it. The Sicilian salad is also outstanding. We had fried oyster dinners and they were also outstanding. The coconut cream cake for dessert was only so so.
Promptly seated but no surprise as the restaurant as mostly empty despite a 7:30 reservation on Friday night. Server was more aggressive than what I consider attentive service in pushing us to order appetizer or the off menu specials. Food was average. Hot appetizer was served lukewarm, entrées, both fish dishes were OK but nothing that would make you want to revisit the restaurant with tres leches to finish the evening. The ambiance of a mostly empty restaurant combined with a staff that seems to recognize the atmosphere is closer to a wake rather than an exciting meal out. Would not recommend this to my friends.
Courteous valet staff. Greeted warmly by receptionist and seated promptly. I personally don’t like having live TV on while I’m dining but people at the bar enjoy it and it was State of the Union night. Chatting with dinner guests who keep glancing up at the TV is annoying.
Waitstaff were prompt , courteous and gave a good description of the specials. Our apps came out promptly, grilled oysters were delicious, gumbo soup good, salad enjoyable but over-dressed.
Entrées were excellent, salmon declared outstanding and snapper special was fresh, delicious. If I have one complaint about the menu it is that most of the seafood dishes are over-loaded with too many toppings like crab and shrimp and a sauce on top of fish. Let the main protein be the star of the dish please. Snapper Tomas was perfect.
Too full for dessert but coffees were hot.
Mrs. Mandola came by to see how our meal went and we had a lovely few minutes talking about Houston restaurant history. An enjoyable personal touch.
Not our first visit, won’t be our last as the consistent high quality is something you can count on, very important when you are inviting guests to dine.
We’ve always loved Tony’s Mandola’s. Maybe it was an off night, but the calamari and shrimp appetizer was so heavily battered that you couldn’t even taste the seafood. My dinner partner ordered the steak medium rare and it came out medium well. Our server flitted in and out quickly, never when we needed him and with an attitude. Was really disappointed. I rarely write a review if it’s going to be negative but hate to see such a long time Houston favorite slip. There are so many great new restaurants here. Need to take it up a notch!
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