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Hobnailboot
Georgia Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Sep 2012
635 posts

Mondo closing
Sad day. Many a solid family meal were had there.


Fun Bunch
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since May 2008
63907 posts

re: Mondo closing
I hadn't been there in years and years.

It was a great place at the start but I feel it just stagnated.

Hopefully the people taking it over put something quality there.


GynoSandberg
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Jan 2006
62371 posts

re: Mondo closing
We had a thread on this back in feb

Spicer is opening a mondo in the airport may double the Lakeview location in sales


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cgrand
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HAMMOND
Member since Oct 2009
17654 posts

re: Mondo closing
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A new operator plans to open a new restaurant in the space called Elle-J’s, which is intended as a family-friendly restaurant with Italian dishes, seafood and steaks. It's a safe bet that the wood-fired oven Mondo now uses to cook pizza will likely continue on at Elle-J's.


Saskwatch
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Member since Feb 2016
6320 posts

re: Mondo closing
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restaurant with Italian dishes, seafood and steaks




SammyTiger
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Feb 2009
35408 posts

re: Mondo closing
I went Once

Super unimpressed.

Nothing was seasoned enough.


Fun Bunch
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since May 2008
63907 posts

re: Mondo closing
Huh?

That's really disappointing.


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oilmanNO
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2009
2591 posts

re: Mondo closing
so exactly like Rizzutos?


Powerman
LSU Fan
Virginia
Member since Jan 2004
138669 posts

re: Mondo closing
I used to go there at least once every other week when I lived in that area

Really enjoyed things there


saderade
New Orleans Saints Fan
America's City
Member since Jul 2005
23440 posts

re: Mondo closing
I really like the burger and their pear and prosciutto pizza is awesome but the rest of the food wasn’t great.


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BigPerm30
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: Mondo closing
It was solid at first but started declining over the years. The last time I went a few months ago they were out of the two appetizers I wanted and then the entree. I was sort of pissed.


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LSUrme
LSU Fan
CTC
Member since Oct 2005
3907 posts

re: Mondo closing
I'd understand going there often if I lived in the neighborhood. The two times I dined there it was good, but nothing worth going out of your way for.


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Neauxla
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2008
32682 posts

re: Mondo closing
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I went Once

Super unimpressed.
2x for me but same


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Soul Gleaux
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2012
3262 posts

re: Mondo closing
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Rizzutos?


Rirrutos?


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Hobnailboot
Georgia Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Sep 2012
635 posts

re: Mondo closing
Tried to go last night at 8:30pm. Hostess said they were out of food. I would think you'd want to make as much as possible in your final week when the nostalgic people come in. Place was packed, although the tables looked neglected. Had to go to Three B's instead and find out that they've removed the only thing worth a crap off their menu - the charcuterie board. The landlords of Lakeview are doing us all a disservice jacking up rents and bringing in sh1tty restaurants created by sh1tty restaurateurs that are all destined to fail. The only positive add has been Franchesca's which is awesome. Although I havent been to Rizzuto's yet so maybe that's a win.


Saskwatch
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Feb 2016
6320 posts

re: Mondo closing
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The only positive add has been Franchesca's which is awesome


What items do you like at Francesa's? I went once and found the Italian sub to be lacking.
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gleasongras
Member since Feb 2019
108 posts

re: Mondo closing
The meatball is really solid. I like most of their sandwiches. Pizzas good too, they have one with prosciutto and blackberries that’s excellent. Good for Sunday brunch too. We can agree to disagree on the Italian sub. I get the Italian dressing on the side because sometimes they drench it. But that’s a darn good sandwich.


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saderade
New Orleans Saints Fan
America's City
Member since Jul 2005
23440 posts

re: Mondo closing
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Had to go to Three B's instead and find out that they've removed the only thing worth a crap off their menu - the charcuterie board. The landlords of Lakeview are doing us all a disservice jacking up rents and bringing in sh1tty restaurants created by sh1tty restaurateurs that are all destined to fail.
Three B’s isn’t great (I’ve been once or twice) but it was definitely an upgrade to Lakeview Harbor. Don’t know who else had to move out due to increased rent? Francesca’s is definitely better than Koz’s and Rizzutos is an upgrade to Tony Angelo’s.


gleasongras
Member since Feb 2019
108 posts

re: Mondo closing
I count 11 sub/burger joints on or coming to Harrison.


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