We have been truly blessed to see so many friends and family enjoying Nino’s, Vincent’s and Grappino’s over the years. In 2005 we opened a smaller, fast casual, take out concept – Pronto Cucinino. Pronto’s offers the same quality, consistency in traditional food and service but in a more convenient style of dining. We continue the traditions of Roman style pizzas, handmade pastas, and our signature lemon, garlic rotisserie chicken. We offer healthy salads and paninis featuring the freshest ingredients, Italian Style.
Dine in our bright casual, open restaurants and watch your meal be prepared before your eyes. We conveniently offer take-out and curbside service, perfect for your busy schedule.
We invite you to simplify your life and enjoy our flavorful foods with family and friends at one of our Pronto locations closest to you.
The Vincent Mandola Family, for over 35 years, has been proud to share authentic Italian recipes passed down from generations.
Vincent and Mary Mandola, childhood sweethearts, began their dream with the opening of Nino’s Restaurant in 1977. This exciting story was inspired by family, determination and a vision. One small quaint restaurant grew into a city block of Tuscan and Sicilian inspired venues.
Their two daughters, Vinceanne and Dana joined the empire in the early 90’s, fresh out of college. They worked alongside their parents and helped to continue the dream. For the love of food, culture, family and friends this helped them thrive and succeed in the growth of Nino’s, Vincent’s, Grappino di Nino, La Gelateria and Pronto Cucinino.
Through their travels, the family has been inspired to bring Houston the tasteful foods and wines of Italy. The relationships they have formed with pasta and olive oil producers, as well as known wine makers have influenced today’s menus. Nino’s, Vincent’s, La Gelateria, Grappino di Nino and Pronto Cucinino are still owned and operated by the Vincent Mandola Family.
Our family welcomes you to enjoy our original family recipes, genuine Italian ambiance and our spirited, sincere, hospitality.