Celebrity death: Longtime chef, popular Houston restaurant owner Tony Mandola dies at 73

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Sunday, August 6, 2023 3:32AM

Popular Houston restaurant owner Tony Mandola dies at 73

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Tony Mandola, a famous longtime Houston restaurant owner, has died, ABC13 has learned.

Our partners at the Houston Chronicle reported that Mandola died on Friday from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Mandola and his well-known family operated several eateries and restaurants in the Houston area.

He was best known for owning Tony’s Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen in the Fourth Ward.

He and his wife, Phyllis Mandola, were business partners and operated the business. Phyllis is the only daughter of the famous ‘Mama’ Ninfa Laurenzo.

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He was 73 years old.

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