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Reviewed December 31, 2020 via mobile

I was in Gretna for work and had heard about Tony Mandinas so I stopped by. i ordered takeout and I was told that I should pull up by the cones and someone would come out - which did happen so great service on that...part. I ordered the eggplant parmesan and mozzarella points. The eggplant was huge with three eggplant which had nice breading and a good mix between sauce and pasta. The mozzarella points were also good and each were served with a butter roll (i was expecting garlic bread) Overall big portions and good service with decent flavors fyi - i ordered during lunchtime but was charged and given dinner portion - hint be specific about what portion to orderMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

Nice Southern and Italian style restaurant; got live music too and the pianist is very good! Only thing is a bit noisy.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Tonymandinas, Owner at Tony Mandina's, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience, Kevin! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed December 3, 2019

Tony Mandina's is at the edge of a neighborhood, just off of U.S. Hwy. 90 Bus. (West Bank Expressway). The exterior is simple, but the interior is beautiful, with lots of dim lighting, candles, and woodwork. The staff are attentive & excellent. There is a...fancy & attractive full bar. I ordered the lunch special Spaghetti and Pasta, which was delicious, filling, and a great value at only $8.00. Also, the bread with butter was great! I would certainly return and recommend. RJTMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Tonymandinas, Owner at Tony Mandina's, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2019

Thank you, RJ! We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback! We hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed November 11, 2019

Mandina's claim to fame is their tomato sauce, which you can purchase in a jar. However, they seem to think that it will improve any dish. The menu here is outdated Italian and heavy on fried veal and overcooked angel hair pasta. We had a...fried calamari app - the pieces were all stuck together. Other apps were fried cheese and fried eggplant. Both were heavy on the breading. The brociolone was tasteless and seemed short on beef. While the servers are friendly and well meaning, they need more training in customer service. We brought in a birthday cake for the group. When the time came for the cake, it was delivered to the table in the box and unceremoniously placed on the table. The plates were dropped the same way with no dessert forks. It was up to us to take the cake out of the box and then wer had to ask for a knife to cut the cake. All together, it was not a memorable experience.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Tonymandinas, Owner at Tony Mandina's, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We strive for excellence and we are very disappointed we didn't live up to those standards with your party. We take your concerns seriously and will address each point with our staff. We sincerely...More

Reviewed November 10, 2019 via mobile

Their red sauce is delicious but that's where it ends for me. I had the Bracioline . The meat in the roll was tender and good but the stuffing tasted pasty and did not contain the ingredients usually found in this dish. It was the...worst Bracioline I've ever eaten. The typically wonderful Italian meal dishes usually sauteed lightly are overly fried. Generally you can count on an Italian restaurant to have great Calamari not so here it may have been bought from a supplier doubt it was made in house. I looked around our table there were 8 of us and found only the Chicken Parmesan looked good. One of us quietly sent her entree back. Service is friendly but more lip service than service. Had to ask for bread, wine glasses were removed before we could order wine had to stop server from removing my glass so. I could order a glass of Pinot Noir which was good. We were able to bring in a birthday cake which most places are pretty accustom to customers doing. The plates were put on the table with no utensils and no knife to cut it with. A little later we were told the knife was being used in a private room and not available. Had to ask if he could bring me any type of kitchen knife. This was a far cry from how most local restaurants handle brought in birthday cakes. Again friendly but forgetful staff. The best part about dinner was the outside greeter he was both friendly and competent.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Tonymandinas, Owner at Tony Mandina's, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We strive for excellence and we are very disappointed we didn't live up to those standards with your party. We take your concerns seriously and will address each point with our staff. We sincerely...More

Reviewed October 9, 2019

Fabulous private room with the family to celebrate my sisters Birthday! Food, Wine and company was great!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 26, 2019

I judge Italian food on their sauce, which was very good. This restaurant and restrooms were clean, servers are well trained and helpful. The decor is comfortable also. I had a delicious Italian veal parmigiana. My husband had a tasty Italian meatloaf. The lunch price...was reasonable. The hours are a bit restrictive during the week, so make sure to check prior to going there. I highly recommend this restaurant!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

We love Tony Mandina’s! We ate here for our wedding anniversary this April and actually got engaged here in 2016. The staff is welcoming and service was superb! The spaghetti and meatballs are to die for! The chicken Lindsey grace is my husband’s favorite dish!...We highly recommend this place for a fancy and romantic date night that won’t break the bank!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed June 18, 2019 via mobile

Tony Mandinas is such a nice place with delicious food. I have a picky 2 year old who sometimes goes a few days just picking at things and not really eating much. When that happens I take him to Tony Mandinas and I swear the...kid eats an entire plate of Angel-hair with Alfredo. EVERY TIME. He truly loves it and so do I. The servers are so sweet, they are very personable people. Saturday nights have a piano player which really puts a perfect mood on a gorgeous restaurant. We go every week, and we will keep going every week.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Tonymandinas, Owner at Tony Mandina's, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We truly appreciate your business and we look forward to continually serving your family!

Reviewed May 16, 2019

We first discovered Tony Mandina's shortly after they opened in 1983. At that time it was a very small place that was only opened for lunch Tue-Fri. We no longer live in the area, but return to New Orleans at least once a year, and...we NEVER miss a chance to have a meal here. This is a rare family run business that is now being run by the second generation, but it still has all the charm and comfort of the original lunch spot. We took Mom there for Mother's Day this past Sunday and had a great visit. From the greeting by Tony and Grace when you walk in the door, to the Bread Pudding at the end of the meal, everything was wonderful. Although the Seafood Manicotti is my favorite dish, everything is good. The menu has a Sicilian bias, and is based around family recipes, from the homemade dinner rolls to the wonderful Red Gravy, that is so popular that bottles of it are now available on Amazon! The decor has come a long way from the original lunch spot, but the warmth and hospitality is still the same. Perhaps the best recommendation is that everyone seem to be having a genuinely great time. Although you expect the patrons to enjoy themselves, the entire staff is also having fun, and that is the mark of a special place.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Tonymandinas, Owner at Tony Mandina's, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2019

Thank you so much for celebrating with us on Mother's Day! We also appreciate your business throughout the years. We look forward to seeing you again next time you come in town!

Reviewed May 7, 2019

We had a group for New Years Eve for dinner had a wonderful time and great food. Went back in February for a ladies luncheon and again the food was great and service. Will go back again when I'm back in the area.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Tonymandinas, Owner at Tony Mandina's, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We appreciate the business and look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Tony Mandina’s is AMAZING!! And Tony, Grace and family are simply the kindest most welcoming hosts! My husband and I enjoyed a lunch meal with the Manson’s family on a Thursday afternoon. Every single thing we ate was delicious. The oysters with honey pancetta are...a must and their famous Red Gravy is delectable! High marks from one Sicilian to another! Molto Buona!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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LindseyM1858, Owner at Tony Mandina's, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at our restaurant! We’re so glad you enjoyed everything. We hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed February 27, 2019

The food is always excellent. The atmosphere is great! Service is always good and everyone that works there is always kind. It's a very homey feeling and I can see why so many locals eat there. Sheila has been our server and has always been...exceptional but I have to say anyone that tries to help us with anything takes the time to be extra courteous.It's defiantly a place for everyone to try at least once and I know you will always go back.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Tonymandinas, Owner at Tony Mandina's, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2019

Thank you Mike and Maria, We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at our restaurant!

Reviewed February 12, 2019

Tony Mandina's is a nice place to go with family and/or friends. The service was excellent and food was fresh and well prepared and presented.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Tonymandinas, Owner at Tony Mandina's, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2019

Thank you! We appreciate the business!

Reviewed January 18, 2019

I have been going to this restaurant since 1989! I love it so much, I even had my wedding in one of their private rooms! The wait staff and service are THE BEST! They are highly professional, and the owner(s) are always there to make...sure everyone is treated like their family! The lasagna is AWESOME! The entire feel of the restaurant is perfect! THEY DO ITALIAN RIGHT! Just wish they were open more evenings then just Friday and Saturday nights - but the wait is WORTH IT!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Tonymandinas, Owner at Tony Mandina's, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2019

Thank you for your business throughout the years!

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There is a "Back Room" which I understand can be divided into two sections. I do not know the capacities, but since you are a local you can easily call them for more detailed information. As concerns reservations, I would... More
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Yes, Tony Mandina's offers takeout services.

Tony Mandina's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5