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Mandola's Deli

This unassuming little brown brick building on Leeland, just east of downtown, has been serving hearty Italian-American meals since 1975. Frank and Debbie Mandola are still there most days, but their son Joseph has mostly taken over now and is always ready with a handshake and a smile for his customers. The popular lasagna and Italian beef sandwiches are now available at dinner, too, as the restaurant no longer just serves lunch. Even better: The Mandolas have an excellent and well-priced selection of Italian wines and beers to go along with your dinner, too.
Details
  • Price: $, $$
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Extra Services: Banquet Facilities, Catering, Private-group dining
  • Takeout