Mandola's Italian Market
Neighborhood: Various Locations
Address: 4700 W Guadalupe St. ; 4301 W William Cannon Dr.
Part market, part homestyle trattoria, this Italian restaurant from chef Damian Mandola is known for its generously portioned fare from thin-crust pizza, caprese sandwiches, and classic cheese ravioli, all served with garlic bread that is as satisfying as it is soft. The friendly counter staff does a great job of controling the sometimes chaotic atmosphere during rush hours or lunch cravings. Still, if long lines persist, one might find take out as a better option.