Pizzeria Mandara

4.6
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365 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Pizzeria Mandara and Ristorante - Serving authentic Southern Italian cooking and New York-style pizza, our menu draws its inspiration from our hometown of Positano, Italy, and the many recipes that have been passed down for generations.
You can expect fresh local produce and quality imported ingredients, along with a warm, beautifully decorated atmosphere and a high standard of hospitality.

Our food is delicious, satisfying and best shared with family and friends.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.4
Value
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DC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This was our first dining experience at Pizzeria Mandara and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinners. The salad was very fresh and the Mandara pasta entree was very flavorful. I had the linguine with clams entree and it was cooked perfectly. The chocolate cake dessert was delicious. The service was exceptional and loved the casual atmosphere. I would definitely recommend to friends and will be returning soon.

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful food per usual

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Rushed and too noisy

CF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first time here and we had no trouble making an Open Table reservation within two hours of our desired time. Our waiter was friendly, attentive and I think he was from Positano so he made some excellent recommendations. Every part of our meal was delightful from Apps to desert and since it was early on New Years Eve, it got a bit louder but not too bad. We loved the excellent variety on the menu as there was plenty of chicken, veal and pasta dishes. The Rice Ball appetizer was tasty and we love the fact the portions are good for two meals. My wife and I have already planned the dishes and pizza we want to try next time as we can’t wait to go back. Excellent meal and a pleasant atmosphere. See you very soon. Thanks

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The restaurant is very noisy. Food is good, portions huge. Staff extremely friendly. As long as someone doesn't mind the noise, it's a good neighborhood value.

A
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and great service. Love the ambience and love that you can just make a reservation easily on OpenTable. A great plus. We were a party of four and everyone was happy with their entrée and their appetizers, and I had the coconut cake for dessert which is always my favorite.
Will definitely be back.

MT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best service and a quality meal!

LP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal and staff is friendly and very attentive.

FD
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Poor service and they weren’t even busy. Constant had to track someone down to order, get cheese, pay, etc. food was also fair; not up to par for the usual.

J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All great. Love this place.

MC
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent local Italian restaurant . We go there often and the grandkids love it.

n
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are get fans of Pizzaria Mandara. Great food and good polite service. As good as much of the Italian restaurants in NYC

ML
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pizzeria Mandara is always accomodating of our small children but still wonderful spot for us parents to enjoy as well. Was a few minutes late for our reservation on a Saturday night, but still sat us right away, brought food super quick for the little ones, and made it an awesome treat after a night out seeing local play.

n
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another delicious dinner at Pizzeria Mandara. Super good. Our waiter was excellent. We find the quality of food here to be far above most other Italian restaurants.

JG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Overall good food. Service was ridiculously slow.

f
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy going to Mandara's - the food is consistently delicious and the service is great!

BB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

The restaurant has excellent food and great service. The problem is that there is too much noise. You cannot even hear yourself think. It is a better place to go for lunch when it is less crowed and the noise level is less. Maybe installation of rugs would help. But the food for a pizzeria can't be beat!!!

DN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Always good

DK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been here many times and their food is delicious and top quality! Pretty restaurant too!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food in a casual, kid-friendly atmosphere. BYOB!

AR
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The food was just alright. The pizza is a lot better than the entrees. Service was fine. Should be better for an Italian place in NJ

R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Amazing food! A little pricey for area but the food is very good. Noisy for my taste but doesn’t stop me from going back.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were great! The ricotta bruschetta is delicious for an appetizer!

KM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were very good. The warm chicken salad was particularly delicious. It was a bit noisy and very chilly every time a customer opened the door.

KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Solid place. Way more than just a pizzeria. Surprised by the depth of menu options.

L
New York Area
180 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The pasta dishes are always freshly made and delicious & there's always plenty for leftovers!

t
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great, casual experience as always! Good food, nice staff

n
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great experience and great food . We have been here many times for dinner and will be back again.

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It was just too loud, we could not hear each other unless we put effort in to it.
Love the food but back room was ridiculous. A buffer needs to be added; not the 1st time but we normally stick it out.

GW
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience2

Food and prices good BUT the noisiest, loudest, place I’ve ever been in
Can’t go back

MP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed-always fantastic.

JB
Caribbean
12 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We moved here a year ago and found pizzeria mandera. This has become our "go to" restaurant. If you want a salad and a pizza or a delicious italian meal, you can't go wrong. It does get very busy on the weekends so I do recommend a reservation. It is also a BYOB which makes it a perfect place for dinner.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner with good friends

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Been there many times ! This time our waiter was preoccupied talked so quickly you couldn’t understand him. Then asked us to settle the check . He wanted out of there clearly . There were still many patrons still there .

TR
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal and service. Great time and BYOB.

L
New York Area
180 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is a big step up from your typical pizzeria/restaurant. It's still casual like a pizzeria, but the pastas, sauces, salads, sandwiches are all excellent like a restaurant! Pizzeria Mandara is the perfect balance of both. The food is fresh and tasty, the service is friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere is welcoming.

AC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food. Could be very noisy but one of my favorite dinner spots for great Italian food

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This is an excellent place for really good food. Although it was quite noisey I will go back. Food was great!

MC
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were babysitting some of our grandkids . Mandara is a perfect children friendly restaurant. They love the spaghetti and meatballs. Will definitely go back with them.

MN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent quality of food, waiters are courteous, although it’s very energetic ambience.