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Mandina's

3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 482-9179
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Ranked #165 of 1,606 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Italian
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We had our first dining experience at Mandina's on Canal this evening and it was fantastic. I'm now asking myself WHY it took us nearly five years to locate this place but I can guarantee it will not be our last visit. Mandina's is a casual restaurant that caters to the locals with that unique blend of creole/french/italian food that... More

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Charlotte, NC
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126 reviews 126 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I've been to Mandina's several times over the years. We were in town for a long weekend and(friends) a younger local couple picked us up and took us to their favorite comfort food spot. These young professionals (an attorney and her banker husband) enjoy the local offerings that this neighborhood place offers. Her go to dish is the spaghetti and... More

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went there on recommendation of a number of locals and certainly we're not disappointed. Excellent Eggplants sticks and plenty of shrimp in the cocktail, great veal for the main.

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St. James, New York, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I never saw the word "FRIED" so much on virtually any other menu in the country. I'm surprised the salads weren't fried. This was a favorite place of our friends so we went with them and their recommendation. Never again. I was able to get a piece of grilled fish, which was dry and overcooked. The peas and green beans... More

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Biloxi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best kept secret from tourists although not intentionally but few guests to the city venture up Canal to sample the food at this New Orleans landmark!

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paris
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Red Beans and rice is on Monday. The traditional diner in NO on Monday night since years. Excellent also soft shell crab, is really fresh.

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Katy, Tx
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Red beans and rice is a Monday thing in NOLA, and Mandina's red beans & rice with veal cutlet is the BEST! You'll feel like a local and everyone is very friendly. Consistent food and good price. Can't wait to go back!

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Beaumont, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I just happened upon this restaurant after watching the World Cup final at a nearby pub. The ambience of the place was not exactly something to remember but who cares when the food is good. The wait staff were friendly and knowledgeble of the items on the menu. I ordered the veal parmesan which was very good....the... More

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Maurice, Louisiana, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you want good food this a great place. You can get local Italian, or Seafood. A little pricey but you will have a go plate to take with you.

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is just such a solid New Orleans restaurant. The turtle soup, of course is legendary and rightfully so. The customers are so "New Orleans".

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