When you are looking for a great meal in Mandeville, it is always best to seek out a recommendation from a local. And when you can find a local foodie to direct you to the best local flavor and experience, you will enjoy a memorable meal. And as a hometown expert, Ray stands behind the fantastic food service at Fazzio’s at 1841 N Causeway Boulevard in Mandeville.
A Family Tradition
Fazzio’s originally opened over 30 years ago and has provided outstanding local dishes ever since. The current owners, George and Francesca Saliba, bought the restaurant about a decade ago and have continued the family tradition of quality meals and value for the community of Northshore. Since taking over the tutelage of this institution in the Northshore, the Siliba’s have added a few new items to the always delectable fare. So when you dine at Fazzio’s, two things are guaranteed, you will always have a delicious meal. And you will never leave hungry.
A Local Favorite
When you are on the Northshore, you have to appreciate the fantastic seafood options that are fresher than anywhere else in the world. The premier dish at Fazzio’s is the garlic-infused marinated crab claws. These massive claws are presented in a succulent butter and garlic marinade that must be mopped up with the accompanying fresh French bread. And if you are feeling ravenous, you can start the meal with Shrimp Fazzio to enjoy a double taste of the local seafood prepared perfectly each day at Fazzio’s.
Looking For A Tasty Salad?
Most people think of a salad as a meal course but not really a main dish. However, at Fazzio’s the Black N Bleu Salad is an entire meal in a single bowl. The protein is a cooked-to-order sirloin steak sliced over fresh greens and topped with crumbled bleu cheese. This is much more than a light lunch salad but offers an excellent option for a healthy meal that you are sure to enjoy. And as with all the Fazzio’s fare, you will not leave their table hungry.
Other Local Favorites
The word around town is that everyone has a favorite dish at Fazzio’s, but they have never had anything that was not perfectly prepared and delicious. So you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. However, a few of Ray’s go-to dishes include the fried calamari with a fabulous marinara sauce. The eggplant and chicken parmigiana are also great choices for a hearty meal that tastes like your family’s secret recipes. And, of course, you can never go wrong when you opt for the red sauce and meatballs. The angel hair pasta is the perfect delicate choice to accompany the massive meatballs and delectable traditional red sauce.
Desert To Go
From the size of the entrees at Fazzio’s, you are likely to need a take-out box to enjoy any of the house deserts that include Tiramisu, Bread Pudding, Cheesecake, Cannoli, and Chocolate Cake.
When you want to enjoy a perfect meal on the Northshore, Fazzio’s is the place Ray recommends.