disappointed. I was very disappoint with the way the manager took care of our party. I ordered pasta & veal .The pasta came 20 min after I ordered and it was cold . then another 20min the Veal came . When you go to eat out you want all your dish at the same time . Very disappoint dinner!
Family Style Italian at its best!.
We used to live down the road from Boscos and loved it! Our kids practically grew up there.
I was always a fan of the Paneed Chicken, and the Tortellini can't be beat for the kids.
We go out of our way, when we're in Mandeville, to be around for dinnertime at Bosco's.
Wonderful people, great food and a family atmosphere.
Best Italian cuisine. Well firstly its owner/chef, Tony Bosco. He is a wonderful chef and kind to his customers. I live out of state and the first place I want to go when I visit New Orleans is Bosco's Restaurant. Suzanne is a top server and is knowledgeable about all the dishes. She is well-liked by all her customers and constantly gives them the best possible service and food experience. They also have awesome olive salad. The best. Yummy, can't wait to visit soon.
Very forgetable meal.
My wife had an appetizer of what was supposed to white crab meat over artichoke. Could not find any crabmeat and the dish was so bland it was virtually tasteless.
I ordered an Italian Sausage po-boy but was served a pastrami on rye. Of course I should have sent it back, however, the server was probably distracted as we discussed other items on the menu. So, I said nothing and ate the sandwich having sent it back at one point to ask for more cheese, which was sparse to say the least. The good news was there was plenty of pastrami, however, the sandwich had little flavor, if any, and nothing else for $10.00. I truly believe this sandwich is not a plus for the restaurant and should be seriously modified.
I was never offered one refill on my iced tea even though we were there an unusually long time, and only as we were ready to leave did we see our server again, of course, with the bill. As we were preparing to get up, another server offered a water refill.
Lastly, no one asked if we enjoyed our meal, nor thanked us for dining there. I would have told someone last night what I am writing today, but no one acknowledged us as we were leaving, so why bother.
We will give it another try at some time in the future and hope it will be a better experience.
Great, great foold!. The food at this restaurant is wonderful! Not only that, they will prepare large take-out orders. Recently, a volunteer luncheon was sponsored at the school where I teach, and they ordered from Boscos! Everything was great! Try the Eggplant w/Shrimp & Crabmeat!
super dining experience.
I can confirm what Hook stated about booking a party or meeting at Bosco's Italian Cafe. When you call to schedule your party you are asked if you want an open menu or a set menu. You are given several other options as well. It is left up to the person booking the party...it is not decided by any employee. I have had several lunch meetings and a family party at their restaurant. My family and friends all love the food! The cheese tortellini is my favorite!!
It is very obvious that "little bit" is a little bit confused. I called a few of my family members before writing this review to ask them if they had ever had a bad experience at Bosco's. Not one of them had ever been disappointed!
Bosco's never fails to deliver!
Best Muffuletta in the N.O. area.
The review by littlebit seems a little crazy to me. I have dinned at Bosco's numerous times. I have even had them cater things at my home and I have set up large parties at this venue. Whenever I dine there or just stop in for some takeout I always have wonderful, friendly service. I am never ‘intimidated’ by the servers. The food is GREAT! I always have a good time there with good friends, good food, and good wine.
When I got back from Rome I thought I was never going to be able to eat Italian food again because nothing here could ever compare to it but then I found Bosco's! The food is to die for and the portions are humongous.
Their new location has a great bar!! The bartender never lets your drink go empty.
Not only do I love it but I recently heard on the radio that Bosco’s was voted the best Muffuletta in the New Orleans area by Food Critique Tom Fitzmorris (even over central grocery)!
And to clear something up... when you call ahead to book a party at Bosco's you are asked what type of dinner you want, a set menu or not, family style or not, and how much you plan to pay per person. They help you set up the party you want so the above reviewer may need to speak with the person who set up the party she attended and voice her complaints to her not to this wonderful establishment.
I would recommend this place to everyone.
I would not return to Bosco's in Mandeville, La..
I had a group dinner at Bosco's Cafe in Mandeville, La yesterday afternoon. I was part of a group consisting of approximately 15 people....we were celebrating a friend's wedding. I was not very hungry, and am on a tight budget, and had looked at the menu and had decided on a light, economical repast. As soon as we were all seated our server, ID 5 (I have the receipt), came to the table and asked for our drink requests, then proceeded to TELL us what we would be served (no one had placed an order), in what sequence this would arrive at the table, and then told us that we would each be charged $25.00!!!!!! Of course, being with a large group, I did not complain or say anything as I had no wish to embarrass myself in front of my friends.....I have a suspicion that other ladies felt the same way. The food was regular Italian....egg plant casserole served in large servers with utensils to dole it onto our empty plates, shrimp served the same way............then came large platters of lasagna with other large utensils to serve ourselves onto our empty plates. Dessert was a canole. I didn't wait for dessert as I was upset by this entire method of serving dinner at a restaurant................I HAVE NEVER BEEN SUBJECTED TO AN 'INTIMIDATED" GROUP FEEDING AT ANY RESTAURANT BEFORE.....AND I AM A SENIOR CITIZEN!!
I left early and was doubly shocked to get an invoice for $32.63 for food I had not personally ordered, for having to share serving utensils with other people, and for being denied (by psychological intimidation......who would speak out and say they really couldn't afford something in front of all their professional friends???) my personal choice of the menu. Also, the server told us it would be $25.00.....I don't think I was charged $7.00 for tax!!!! I charged this, left no tip, and left, very upset. This evening I decided to do something about it...........if possible I would e mail Bosco's itself, but I do not have their e mail address.
I will never eat there again, and I will never recommend this place to anyone again............I have never been subjected to such intimidation by a server and a restaurant..........it must be the policy of Bosco's to embarrass their patrons, when in a large group (for their convenience, of course) and TELL them what they're going to eat and how they're going to eat it and how much they're going to pay for it!!! I hope you let Bosco's know about this. My receipt is dated 5/5/09, and the check out time is 18:55:37..........much earlier than the rest of my group.
If possible I would appreciate receiving Bosco's e mail address.
Oh, by the way, the food was nothing special and definitely not worth $32.63!!
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