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3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 482-9179
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 204
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    Very good
  • 44
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  • 19
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Local place, huge protions

Mandina's is a great local institution in Mid-City. It combines traditional Italian and classic Creole cuisine in one restaurant. Greta red sauce (Red Gravy as they say in Italian New Orleans). The portions are huge; the eggplant parmigiana barley fit on the plate. Look around and you'll see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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RINGGOLD
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Mandina's is a great local institution in Mid-City. It combines traditional Italian and classic Creole cuisine in one restaurant. Greta red sauce (Red Gravy as they say in Italian New Orleans). The portions are huge; the eggplant parmigiana barley fit on the plate. Look around and you'll see families with three generations all eating together. If your in the French... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoy crispy fried onion rings, one of New Orleans top turtle soups, beautifully fried fish/seafood or soft shell crab with expert amandine/menieure sauce. Also great Italian standards plus daily specials such as daube with spagetti on Wednesday or bruccialone on Thursday. And all at reasonable prices, backed up by a great bartender. A local favorite!

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Tampa, Florida
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228 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is away from the main drag which is kind of nice because you know most patrons are regulars. I was referred here by one of the locals and was not disappointed. I started off with the turtle soup with sherry. It was great! Unfortunately, I was not very hungry but ordered the eggplant seafood dish. It was really... More 

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Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Get a group and go to this Mid City restaurant. Prices are moderate and food is good. I wouldn't call it a "foodie place" but you will get a good meal and portions are filling. If you want a fried seafood sampler this is a place to go. 5-10 minute cab ride from the CBD, warehouse district or French Quarter

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had a reservation for our large party of (35). The majority of our group was delayed on the streetcar. Because we were late, they ended up giving away one of our tables, BUT...they went out of their way to get another table together for us as soon as the group arrived. I did not have the best service from... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a "local" restaurant away from the French Quarter on a really hot New Orleans day while cruising north on Canal St. A large pink restaurant with off-street parking caught our eye. When were entered Mandina's we knew we had found just what we were looking for. The high-ceiling dinning area was cool and the first thing... More 

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houston, tx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Stopped here in an effort to grab a quality lunch but avoid the Quarter. Mandina's was perfect. Nothing fancy, though other than sandwiches there is nothing under $10 here. We had the fried seafood salad, and they they were kind enough to split it: half fried oyster, half fried shrimp. There are no field greens here - this is the... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you only have time to visit five restaurants in New Orleans, this should be one of them. When Hurricane Katrina struck and submerged most of New Orleans that was outside the French Quarter and Garden areas, it took Mandina's two years to reopen, but most natives of the Big Easy were ready to wait any amount of time as... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The amount of food was surprising. The taste was great. The tables were a little too close together for my taste but worth it for the food and service were great.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Wife and I had lunch at Mandina's. Practically destroyed by Hurricane Katrina but restored to original. old house on Canal St. Short cab ride from French Quarter and CDB. Delicious gulf fish and soft shell crabs. Tasty house salad dressing. Good fried seafood as well. Active and lively. This is can't miss and a rare remnant of old New Orleans.

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Additional Information about Mandina's

Address: 3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone Number: (504) 482-9179
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Italian, Cajun & Creole

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: (504) 482-9179

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?