If you're like most residents of Austin, you're looking forward to plenty of summer fun this year. With its proximity to Texas Hill Country and other opportunities to enjoy outdoor activity, Austin is a paradise for nature lovers. However, summer often brings excess heat, and there are times when the occasion calls for a retreat to a place that offers a cool, refreshing respite from soaring temperatures. The Italians are masters at beating the heat, so when the dog days of summer have you sweltering, sweating, and longing for relief, it's time to cool off with an Italian happy hour.
Italian Traditions From Tuscany to Texas
A traditional trattoria is a family-owned and operated food and beverage establishment with a focus on cultivating ongoing relationships with customers. Texas and Tuscany both excel in authentic old-school hospitality, and with several locations in the Austin area, Mandola's brings deep roots to the table. Cool off with refreshing aperitifs or enjoy classic or specialty cocktails,...more
Everybody likes a backyard barbecue, but it's not a catering option that will necessarily make your event stand out. You might want something with a little more elegance than having a stack of cardboard pizza boxes delivered. That's where mobile pizza oven catering comes in.
A Mobile Pizza Oven
A wood-fired mobile pizza oven at your next event strikes the perfect note that gives your guests something to remember while remaining casual, accessible and crowd-pleasing. If you're a pizza aficionado, you've probably had pizzas cooked in a traditional Italian-style wood-fired oven and know how special they are. The great news is that you don't have to have a brick pizza oven built in your backyard or on site for your event to share this amazing Italian technique for making pizza.
How it Works
When you order pizza catering for your event, we come to you and cook your guests' pizzas at the event. When ordering which pizzas you would like prepared at your event, you can specify up to four toppings - or, choose from some of our...more
One of the keys to having a successful wine night in Austin is locking down a great venue. A local Italian restaurant is often the perfect place to meet with friends and family for a few hours to enjoy the latest vintages. Mandola's produces some of the finest Italian food Austin has to offer and has locations throughout the city. Here are a few reasons to have a drink with dinner at Mandola's.
A Topnotch Wine List
As you might expect, Mandola's features a bevy of Italian and French wines that can perfectly complement any item on our menu. Whether you're partial to a robust Chianti or a seductive Syrah, Mandola's wine list has the perfect tipple for your palate. Our knowledgeable and patient staff is always waiting in the wings to help you find wines that will complement our delicious food menu.
Warm, Delicious Bread
Nothing beats freshly baked bread dipped in extra virgin olive oil after a satisfying wine tasting. Mandola's serves some of the finest bread you'll find...more
No need to run all over town at the last minute to shop for holiday gifts, visit us at Mandola's. Our authentic Italian restaurants in Austin, TX, have a wide range of options for the people on your gift list. Whether you need a quick gift for a family member, a gift exchange at work or an item for a holiday party, we make it easy to pick up a lovely gift that everyone will appreciate.more
Mandola’s is proud to offer in-house events and off-site catering for your office party or other holiday event. Make this holiday season one to remember with customizable catering options for groups of all types and sizes. Whether you're planning a December gathering or a New Year celebration, we've got you covered.
Fresh and Fun
We use Mama Mandola’s classic recipes to whip up holiday feasts that are sure to please even the most discerning guests. Our mobile brick pizza oven is wood-fired and ready to use for your favorite pizzas, and you can choose from many crowd-pleasing toppings, including prosciutto, pancetta, arugula, and fontina. Our mobile gelato cart also offers a wide selection of seasonal favorites that can be personalized to ensure your guests’ diverse cravings are satisfied.
At Your Place
The Mandola’s team is happy to bring the party to you whether you’re hosting in your own place or you’ve got another venue in mind. Our professional staff will be on hand...more
The Austin City Limits music festival, one of Austin’s biggest concert events, is coming to Zilker Park. To avoid the traffic and crowds, you can spend the day at another fun event, Outside the City Limits , taking place at Vista Brewing in scenic Driftwood, Texas. In addition to live music and good drinks, guests can enjoy many local food trucks, including Mandola’s famous mobile brick oven pizzas.
Outside the City Limits takes place on Saturday, October 6th, 2018. Guests at the large outdoor venue can see local bands such and performances from Padre Paul, the Hot Texas Swing Band, the Lost Pines, Light Horse Harry, Sour Bridges, and The Derailers. When not listening to music, guests can unwind in hammocks under large live oak trees or play games like cornhole and giant Jenga.
After perusing Vista Brewing’s large selection of craft beers or sampling glasses of wine from local vineyards, guests can...more
It's the time of year that many Austinites have been waiting months for: football season! Some are excited for their kids' games and want to make the most of those experiences. Texas Longhorns fans are eager to watch the team battle other schools in the Big 12 Conference and throughout the country. Perhaps you prefer to watch the pros battle it out every Sunday; be it the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, or a team from out of state. Of course, quite a few football fans cannot get enough of the sport and spend a bit of time cheering on their kids, the Longhorns and their favorite NFL team.
Regardless of what type of football parties you're organizing, Mandola's is ready to help you make them ones to remember. Our authentic Italian restaurant, which has several locations in the Austin area, provides several catering options for game day party organizers. Mandola's provides a wide selection of antipasti, entrees, salads, dessert trays and boxed lunches, and all orders are freshly prepared. Our mobile brick pizza oven and mobile gelato cart are an extra...more
In an American backyard or event space, a barbecue grill is one of the most common cooking aids. While grilled foods are delicious, it's nice to treat your party guests to something else occasionally. If your guests love pizza, then they are sure to like a wood-fired pizza even more. Many homes and restaurants in Italy have outdoor brick ovens, which helps create some of the most flavorful pizzas on the planet. A mobile brick oven is all you need to bring a little taste of Italy to your next social gathering.
A Superior Pizza
Many people agree that the taste of a wood-fired pizza is superior to a standard oven-baked pizza. In addition to the delectable smoky taste that only a brick oven can produce, there are other unique flavor qualities that come from baking a pizza over a wood-fueled flame.
The crust is just as important as the cheese and toppings to many people, and a brick oven is a great tool for a perfect crust. Since the heat is intense, it quickly seals the outside of the dough. The...more
When Austin residents think about delicious Italian food, many recall the fun times that they have had at Mandola's Italian Kitchen. Our authentic Italian restaurant offers far more than delectable pasta and authentic pizza. On your next visit, you should make certain to check out what we have to offer in our terrific Italian bakery. We offer a variety of high-end pastries, cakes and treats to make any planned celebration a success.
Mouth-watering Italian pastries at our Italian restaurant Austin
Each day at Mandola's, our skilled pastry chefs and bakers prepare a variety of different Italian pastries fresh from scratch. Our timeless, classic pastries include many different cookies, cannoli, and sweet treats. You can choose pignoli, Neapolitans or sugar cookies by the dozen. There is also an assortment of cookies such as canella, lemon ricotta, sand tarts, thumbprints and many more. Mandola’s bakery also offers assortments for catered events. These include mini Italian pastries such as mini cannoli, eclairs, mocha puffs, and assorted tartlets. If you...more
Whether you are planning an intimate affair or a large, corporate event, good food can help to make it a success. Choosing Mandola's will help you to make the right impression. People of all ages love the great, authentic Italian food and will remember your event and the food that was served fondly. Here are five perks of choosing Mandola’s catering for your upcoming celebration or corporate event.
Full preparation and setup
One of the major hassles that people have with upcoming events is the preparation and setup. When you choose to have Mandola's cater your event, we will take care of all the food preparation and setup for you. This can allow you to concentrate on the other details of your party or event while knowing that you have ordered food that everyone will love.
There is nothing quite like the wonderful scents of Italian cooking. Young children and adults alike will love the terrific flavors that are offered by the food from Mandola's. When you order catering, we freshly prepare all the items on...more
After you’ve enjoyed a mouthwatering authentic Italian meal at Mandola’s, there is nothing more satisfying than to have a rich drink from the espresso bar. The staff at Mandola’s are experts in the art of coffee making, using the best roasted coffee beans exclusively from Fontana Roasters.
There are many types of espresso drinks to choose from. Some diners like the experience of a strong double espresso, while others prefer a hot cappuccino with foam. If you’re new to the world of espresso drinks, don’t worry! Read on for this helpful guide to the world of coffee and if you have questions, just ask Mandola’s knowledgeable baristas.
Traditional Italian Drinks
Drink in a little bit of Italy with a traditional coffee from Mandola’s. It all starts with a shot of espresso, creamy, dark and rich. The flavor of the bean is so important because it’s the basis of the flavor of any espresso drink. Try a shot of espresso to experience the culinary delights of coffee. Some like it with...more
Looking for a kid friendly restaurant for your child's birthday party in Austin? Look no further. Mandola's offers an extensive menu that people of all ages will enjoy, and the restaurant's atmosphere creates an ideal place to eat with kids. Here are four reasons why Mandola's Italian Kitchen is one of the best family restaurants and a terrific place to host your child's birthday party.more
Planning a big corporate event can be a headache--especially if individuals higher up in the chain of command are planning on making an appearance. You already work hard enough in the office, so why take on extra duties when you already have more than enough on your plate? Instead of ripping your hair out trying to organize every small detail from food to decor, consider the fine Italian food caterers at Mandola’s for that upcoming company meeting or luncheon.more
Happy hour can be a great way to relax, enjoy time with friends, or catch up with your colleagues, all while taking advantage of food and drinks at affordable prices. At Mandola's Italian Kitchen, we invite you to join us for delicious drinks and a discounted food menu weekdays from 3pm-6pm. See just a few reasons to join us for happy hour this week!more
Even though lunch breaks are scheduled into many workers' daily routines, the truth is that even when breaks are factored into the work schedule, many workers use the time to do more work, scarfing down their brown bag lunches right at their desks. While the dedication is commendable, not taking an actual break that involves a short walk, fresh air, and food may not be the best strategy for maintaining your productivity and personal health at work.
Put down your tubberware and ditch the desk lunch to head to Mandola's for a delicious Italian meal for your midday break. Need more convincing? See these three reasons to take a true lunch break.more
The best holiday gifts last long after they're opened. A gift card from Mandola's is more than a present; it's a chance to create memories with the most important people in your life. Experience the heart and soul of great Italian cooking with your favorite foodie friend. Make a gift card part of a romantic dinner with someone you love. Or, treat the family to a special occasion. A gift card even solves the problem of what to get for your Secret Santa at work, or another gift exchange.
This holiday season, forget the stress that comes with finding the perfect gift. Read on to see how Mandola's Italian can make this holiday season easy with gift options for everyone on your list!more
Going out to dinner with children and finding a family friendly restaurant in Austin can be a challenge. You want someplace with delicious, reasonably-priced food that appeals to adult tastes, but still manages to be easy-going enough for the kids. Luckily, parents and children alike can enjoy a delicious meal at Mandola’s Italian. Keep reading to learn why we're proud to be one of the best family restaurants in Austin!more
Authentic Italian cuisine represents the heart and soul of Italy: friends, family, celebration, and love. At Mandola's Italian Kitchen, we strive to bring a true Italian dining experience to our Italian wedding catering services. From our experienced, friendly caterers, to the fresh, high-quality ingredients we use, our catering services are the perfect accompaniment to your special day. Read on to learn more, and contact us today to see how we can help with your wedding catering needs!more