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Open Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00am - 9:00 pm (Closed Monday)
Happy Hour! Tuesday-Sunday 4:00-6:00pm

About Mondo Italiano

Dine. Enjoy. Repeat.

Who We Are?

Jennifer DeBow, Mondo Italiano partner, knew exactly what she wanted to do when she conceived of the restaurant — she longed to capture the flavor of the East Coast Italian American food that she had enjoyed during her childhood in Manhattan.

"I put together the menu based on the dishes I used to eat in New York City," she said. "Each item has been taken from a specific restaurant."

True Italian Food and Pizza in Taos, New Mexico

Creating amazing pizza pies and pastas, Chef Jennifer DeBow gets down to basics with the simplest and best known of all Italian dishes: pizza. One bite of the crispy homemade crust with a perfect layer of freshly made sauce and fresh toppings of your choice will being you to the heart of Mulberry Street. Whatever you're hungry for, Mondo Italiano has it covered!

Taos Italian Food

The espresso bar is open. Or choose from our selection of draft beer and wine hand-picked to pair perfectly with your pizza or pasta.

All pies are hand rolled and made fresh to order. Try the Calamari, Calabro Mozzarella Sticks or Taos Firehouse Wings while you wait for your pizza to arrive hot from Mondo's brick oven.

Make sure to check out all of the delicious dishes like Shrimp Scampi: sautéed in butter, white wine and garlic or our Meatball Hero served with house cut fries. Or try the Fettuccine Alfredo, prepared to order with cream, Parmesan cheese and fresh egg yolk. 

Or the classic Eggplant Parmesan, whole eggplant sliced for your order, dipped in house made breadcrumbs, lightly fried and baked between layers of cheese and served bubbling hot.

What People Are Saying

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Trip Advisor

      The waiter was very attentive and the food was delicious! My husband had a huge calzone and I had the manicotti. It was so good we returned another night and... read more

    thumb Beth V

      On an 14 day road trip this was by far and away the best restaurant we visited.
    We liked it so much we ate here twice and on the second... read more

    thumb lizandianp

      Portions are large and well prepared. Cost is moderate. Service is slow. Pasta with sausage & peppers was tasty.

    thumb Christopher D


      We will never order from this place again.

    Although the girl answering the phone was very sweet, she had no clue of the menu. And she called us back 3 times after our order.

    Their spaghetti was a ton of noodles, a teaspoon of red sauce, and two meatballs. It had no flavor at all. And we asked for a meat sauce but they are an Italian restaurant that doesn't have meat sauce. They have lasagna though so that leads me to believe the lasagna is premade. The pizza tasted frozen. The crust was thin and did not taste good. The cheese tasted very cheap. And there was not much pepperoni on it at all-despite asking for and paying for extra. We ordered a manicotti as well. It was barely 'ok'. The ricotta inside was good. It could've used more sauce for sure.

    Three dishes and we spent $71. I'd rather eat at a drive thru Italian place or buy some frozen pizzas and save the money.

    thumb Melanie S.

      We eat here every year when we come to Taos. The food is delicious. This particular time they forgot to put the chicken Parmesan in our to go order. When I called to tell them they were very apologetic and offered to rebate my money and make me another chicken Parmesan. I didn't want to bother to go pick it up that day but called two days later and they were very kind and honored my refund request. Besides the pizza being delicious the service is very good.

    thumb Chrissy L.

      12/27/2018 - Very disappointed - a lot of the restaurants in Taos advertise good food, and some of it is, but the prices are horrible for the quality you get in most cases. I'm believe this is due to transportation costs and the fact that Taos is a tourist spot and not that visitors have no clue about good food, which is the impression I first had. Honestly, you can do better, Taos.

    We ordered a couple of Mondo Italianos' pizza, which was fairly decent, as was the Greek salad. The spaghetti and meatballs (initially 2 orders, but the staff member forgot to add them to our order, so we settled for one) and Chicken Alfredo were bland, with little flavor. There was very little sauce on the spaghetti, maybe half a cup, making it a dish of mostly plain pasta. To make matters worse, the meatballs were undercooked, with a lot of pink flesh inside.  We scraped what was cooked from the outer portions and did the best we could, too tired to return.  The Alfredo sauce lacked garlic, salt, and seemed watered down, with little cheese flavor.

    I hate to post bad reviews, but I've been cooking since I was 12 - Italian, German, French, Asian, and barbecue - and I can do so much better. All it requires is an honest desire to provide really delicious food.

    Sorry, Mondo. The atmosphere was great, but you really need to work on food quality.

    thumb Ray S.


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Taos, NM 87571

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