Open Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00am - 9:00 pm (Closed Monday)
Happy Hour! Tuesday-Sunday 4:00-6:00pm
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."
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!
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.
The atmosphere is fun, lively, and good for families. The menu covers so many Italian choices, and there are hamburgers and daily specials, as well. We both had the cheesy... read more
To night we started out knowing it was going to be a great evening. We were greeted right away and Amanda our waitress was very very a tentative . Then... read more
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
The food was very good. However food service was extremely slow but not the fault of the waiter as clearly the kitchen staff was overwhelmed. The salads came a few minutes before the main meal; which is not acceptable. There was no dressing on the Greek salad nor could we just get vinegar to go with the olive oil so the Greek salad was a disappointment. And the salad was not complete in that no olives were offered. Suggestion, more kitchen staff!
We stopped in for dinner just because we needed a change from the usual New Mexican food we have been eating during the past week. The food was decent and there were some minor issues with the service, but overall it wasn't bad and served its purpose.
When we walked in there were a lot of tables available, and we were led by a waitress to a table just inches from one that was already occupied. We didn't really want to sit right on top of another group when we didn't need to, so we asked if we could move. The waitress let us move, but she seemed really annoyed about it. I understand that it probably is annoying and we probably messed up the way they have the seating already figured out, but it was still offputting for her to be annoyed about it.
We ordered fried avocado as an appetizer. I thought it was alright, but one of the sauces that came with it was good enough that we saved it to use for our other food later, including the bread they brought to the table. They asked if we wanted bread, and we said sure, assuming it would come out soon and we would eat it before the pizza got there, but it came out just a minute or two before the pizza, and when you have pizza, you really don't want the bread anymore. Oh well.
The Greek pizza was good. It had tomato, spinach, feta, and oregano (we left off the olive). We have had better pizzas like this, but it wasn't bad at all. The smaller size pizza was plenty for the three of us (we each got two slices).
They have a little gelato shop inside as well. The waitress told us we could add it onto our bill, so I wondered in and perused the gelato for a minute before wondering whether anyone was supposed to be working in there. I felt bad to realize they have to pull people from the main wait staff to scoop the gelato. I got lemon. It was decent, nothing to write home about. They charge by weight rather than scoop size. When the guy asked if I was using cash or card I tried to explain we just wanted to add it onto our bill, he did so but seemed a little annoyed about it. On one hand I felt bad for the employees we kept annoying here, but on the other hand they probably shouldn't have acted annoyed
Bad azz food!! Great atmosphere!! Family atmosphere!! Cool owner!! And most saliently, Rose!! Rose is the best server. She knows the menu, she makes great suggestions, she's conscientious, detailed with great follow up. Take time out of your busy schedule, get your family and feast at MI.
That is all,
Frankie & Jesse
"Top Rated Italian Cuisine" - Zagat.com
"Best of Taos" - TaosNewscom
"Top of Taos" -LocalFlavorMagazine.com