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1960's From a postcard

1960's - Duke Mansene's Spaghetti House

291 NW 37th Avenue (Douglas Road), Miami, Florida

The back of this postcard says: "Mansene's Spaghetti House, 291 N. W. 37 Avenue, Miami, Florida (Opposite West Flagler Dog Track) Phone 448-2356 A Complete Italian Dinner at prices that can't be equalled (sic) by anyone. Mansene's Italian Combination Platter which consists of Spaghetti, Ravioli, Chicken Cacciatore, Veal Scallopini, Italian Sausage and Meat Ball, is known Coast to Coast. Our spacious, modern Dining Rooms will accommodate Special Parties, Banquets and Weddings. Our business is known for its Family Trade, Home Made Italian Sausage and Pizza. Take Out Order Our Specialty, (We Sell it by the Mile!). Cocktail Lounge -- Restaurant -- seating capacity 400. Nofry "Duke" Mansene, Chef and Owner"

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Guest 25-Oct-2022 05:00
My mother’s absolute favorite place to eat! I grew up in Miami, didn’t leave til ‘69. My mom passed away years ago but I have never forgotten this place. I have not returned to the South Fl area in over 40 yrs. I’m sure it has changed a lot. I still remember Sears where you could buy candy, my mom would give us 25 cents each and they would weigh out just that much and put it in a little bag. My mother actually worked for Sears in Buckhead, Ga from late 60’s til she retired.
George Holmes Braddock, II 09-Dec-2018 17:48
My family went there in the '60s for special occasions. We lived many miles south but it was well worth the drive. It was fun to chat with Duke himself. Does anyone know when and why it closed?

P.S. Like another poster, I attended Palmetto High, Class of 1969.
Larry 14-Jan-2014 01:09
My Parents would stop by here after bowling at Hialeah lanes
rick 05-Jan-2010 17:16
My grandmother took us there a few times. She was german, but knew food.
A friend of a friend PETE was the maitre d' around 1972or so. That was my last visits.
Naomi Hersh Clackum 05-Dec-2009 04:32
My dad always took us to Mansene's for special occasions. I remember so well the day I graduated from Miami-Palmetto Sr High. It was in May of 1966. Mom, Dad, Nonna and I all headed to Mansene's for the best Lasagna and homemade Minestrone outside of my Nonna's kitchen. After I was married, my husband and I continued the tradition, at every annniversary. I miss this place, and seeing the Duke come out to greet us as well. It's sad to think it may just be a thing of the past now.