Longtime Houston restaurateur Vincent Mandola opened his Nino’s restaurant in 1977. Later he opened Vincent’s next door and then the private-party Grappino’s facility. Mandola now has nearly an entire block of restaurants in Houston. Mandola also launched the fast-causal Pronto Cucinino’s in 2005 and opened another in 2007. He’s about to sign a lease for a third.How did you get involved in the restaurant business?I had graduated from high school and ended up in a lot of dead-end jobs, and ...
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