HOUSTON – A Houston restaurateur Vincent “Bubba” Mandola has died at 77 from heart failure after fighting coronavirus in June, his company confirmed Sunday.
Vincent Mandola was the owner of five restaurants in the Houston area, including Nino’s, Vincent’s and Grappino di Nino, three Italian restaurants located on the same property.
“Mr. Vincent passed away due to complications with heart failure. He did have COVID earlier in June but ultimately today, his death was due to heart failure,” said Clint Sosa, the Director of Marketing and Events of the Mandola family restaurant brand.
The family is expected to keep operating the restaurants, according to Sosa. The three of the restaurants are closed today, as they are typically closed on Sundays.
Vincent Mandola will be missed by his family, friends, staff and loyal patrons.
The Vincent Mandola Family of Restaurants released a statement on the passing of Mr. Vincent Mandola:
It is with profound sadness that the Vincent Mandola Family would like to inform you of the passing of our dearly beloved Vincent Mandola on Sunday, July 19, 2020. Vincent dedicated his life to his family and was a devoted husband and an amazing father, and papa. His restaurants were an extension of his home and he welcomed each guest with warmth and attentiveness like Famiglia. During this very difficult time, we thank you for your support and sympathy and kindly ask for your continued prayers and privacy.