Mondo's 

Dining Description:  Heaping bowls of delicious pasta combinations, fresh salads, and creative daily specials.

User Rating:  ★★★★★ ★★★★★ by 4 Users

Hours:  Lunch & Dinner (Mon.-Sat.). Closed Sun.

Price:  $$$, $$$

Features:  Best Of, Staff Pick

Dining Features:  Lunch, Dinner, Best of Charleston winner, Non-Smoking

Neighborhood:  James Island

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★★★★★ ★★★★★

I am a huge fan of Mondos! I love the artichoke hearts appetizer that is wrapped in prosciutto and stuffed with goat cheese! And for dinner I have had their Flamed Vodka Cream Sauce with shrimp, but now I just order from one of the chef's specials of the night! Everything is delicious and I am never disappointed!

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Posted by annagsu on February 23, 2011 at 3:03 PM

This might be the worst food in CHARLESTON------------ Any self respecting diner would never go twice!

1 star is kind!

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Posted by done on February 24, 2011 at 1:52 AM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

I give 2 stars for the food which was delicious. Sad to say though that service goes a long way and theirs was not impressive. This place has awful management. I have never dealt with such unprofessional people.

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Posted by Food connoisseur on June 21, 2011 at 9:32 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Solid, but unspectacular.

Maybe I'm spoiled. Growing up in the Boston area, I was always spoiled by the North End and the Italian eateries in that area. When I lived in the area, I would look for the place that looked like the biggest dive and go in. The best place I have ever eaten Italian in was a little sea foam green two story house, total mom & pop outfit with plastic table cloths and Sinatra posters on the wall. I was hoping Mondo's being tucked in that shopping center would live up to that standard.

It was good, but I've definitely had better. The bread is good, but I'd rather have the bread at EVO or Amalfi's. I usually test an Italian place by their spaghetti and meatballs. It's a bread and butter dish, you either do it well or you don't. Mondo's was "meh". The meat mixture is fine. The beef, veal and pork combo is pretty standard. It was the texture that killed me. It was all so fine that all I could think of was that they put the meat in the food processor and then formed it. Pasta was cooked just fine, but that is cardinal sin to screw up. The problem was that there was so damn much of it. Just complete carb overkill. The red sauce is good. A good sauce can make up for a league average meatball, and frankly this sauce just didn't do that.

Not to mention that the place is a cavern. It is tremendously loud in there, which wasn't necessarily bad considering there were 8 in my party (with two kids under 5). But I couldn't imagine going there on date night without a megaphone. I would go back to give it another shot (it wasn't so bad that it doesn't warrant another chance), but I would prefer someone else pay this time.

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Posted by Muskie on May 29, 2012 at 6:11 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

I had the eggplant parm for lunch, and it was absolutely delicious! Came with a very nice salad with the house vinegarette. I was stuffed, and the price was a mere $9.00. Mondo's is a hidden gem on James Island on the corner of Folly and Camp Roads.

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Posted by Casey508 on July 27, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Tucked away in a shopping center near Sonic on Folly Road one would not expect to find such and elegant restaurant. Although the restaurant is very small and the decor leaves something to be desired the lighting and white table cloths create a wonderful atmosphere. Guests are always dressed nicely and the staff is knowledgeable and has a lot of pride in the restaurant. I have always been over- the- top impressed with the quality and creativity of their beautifully prepared dishes. Try the artichoke hearts wrapped in prosciutto (stuffed with goat cheese). Delicious! The outdoor patio is wonderful too.

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Posted by Julia914 on July 29, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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