Fodor's Expert Review Mandola's Italian Market
Houston restaurateur (and co-founder of the Carrabba’s restaurant chain) Damian Mandola introduced this "neighborhood grocery store" and Italian ristorante to Austin’s Triangle apartment and retail complex, just north of UT campus, in 2006. Since then, the cafeteria-style café has become a favorite for families and hungry college students looking to carbo-load on a budget. Hearty portions of southern Italian specialties, from pizza to daily-rotating raviolis, hit the spot at the right price. Fresh artisanal bread, various antipasti, and seasonal cheeses are available for grab-and-go diners in the deli-style market. And homemade gelato in flavors like pineapple and pumpkin, are also popular among the dessert options.
4700 W. Guadalupe St.
Austin, Texas 78751, USA