Our Story

"There is absolutely no substitute for the best. Good food cannot be made of inferior ingredients masked with high flavor. It is true thrift to use the best ingredients available and to waste nothing." - James Beard

Serving Fort Worth and Beyond for over 30 years....... 

​​Carrying on a Family Tradition

Welcome to Mancuso's Italian Ristorante, carrying on a family tradition. Mancuso's original owner, Cathy Mancuso, started Mancuso's in February 1987.  After living in upstate New York until her late twenties, Cathy, following in her fathers footsteps, opened her own restaurant. In the late 50's Cathy's father, James Vincent Nessia, aka Jimmy Nash, owned and operated Nash's in Utica, New York (you can view the original Nash's menu in our restaurant). 

When Cathy came to Texas, she soon realized that there were no real Italian restaurants in the Fort Worth area. After looking around the area she soon found a piece  of property on White Settlement Road in the middle of nowhere, but Cathy had a vision that the area would grow and she was right! As the saying goes "If you build it, they will come", and they did! For the last 20+ years, Cathy has been feeding everyone in Fort Worth and beyond, surviving, just on word of mouth. Families returning several times a week as well as some very special celebrities have graced Mancuso's Ristorante. 


Cathy has since retired, spending time with her family and all her wonderful grandchildren. Cathy passed on her amazing traditional family recipes, along with her vision to her son, Michael Mancuso. Within the last few years since Michael has taken over, that vision his mother started has grown and continues to grow. 

What started as a family restaurant continues today with the motto of "we treat everyone who walks in the door like family, because they are our family"


Visit us... taste and feel the experience for yourself.