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755 San Pablo Ave.
Albany, CA 94706
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Mangia Mangia Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
Wheelchair access to restaurant but no restroom wheelchair access.
Easy street parking available.
A word from Mangia Mangia
Mangia Mangia offers wonderful Italian cuisine derived from authentic recipes from the Northern and Southern Regions of Italy.
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
Mangia Mangia -
Best Restaurants in Albany
Over the years we have eaten here
several time and our memories were of very tasty food, well prepared. This time, the veal scallopini was cut thick and very dry. The pasta with duck (one of my past favorites) was overly sweet, with the flavor getting overwhelming halfway through the dish. I was wanting to add lemon or something tart to counter the cloying sweetness. We will go again some time, but there are so many interesting restaurants in the area now..."
Dined on 6/15/2014
We went to Mangia Mangia last
Saturday evening at 7:30 to celebrate our son's high school graduation. We loved the food (linguini de mari, veal, cornish game hen, prawns, Caesar salad) and even though we were all very full, we got the chocolate souffle dessert that many previous reviewers had raved about. The service was very good -- attentive without being hovering. There were families with young children dining there as well as couples, friends, and small groups. Parking was easy (plenty of empty lots and neighborhood on-street parking). Reservations were easy through Open Table (if your preferred time is not available, write what time you want in the Comments). We highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely come bac."
Dined on 6/7/2014
We love this little restaurant.
We've been eating there for years - and we are clearly not the only ones who feel like part of the family when we arrive. The family who run it are wonderful, the food is delicious, the wine is good and the chocolate soufflé (order it as you are sopping up the delicious sauce cause it takes a few minutes to bake) is to die for. "
Dined on 5/20/2014
Mangia Mangia is a wonderful
neighborhood restaurant, but worth the trip across the bridge if you live in SF. The pasta dishes are wonderful, especially the seafood pasta. The waiter we had was very knowledgable about both the food and the wine, and was friendly, professional and personable. We had a wonderful dinner there and will be returning again and again."
Dined on 5/13/2014
We had just moved to Albany and
were looking for a local restaurant at which to celebrate our daughter's graduation from college. A long time friend and resident of Albany recommended Mangia Mangia. It was exactly what we were looking for. The food was good to very good - everyone had a pasta dish and all were satisfied. The atmosphere was just urban enough for us and the service was outstanding. We will be back."
Dined on 5/17/2014
I can make way better food at
home. I don't understand what makes people with this restaurant think that it's ok to serve HUGE pieces of under-seasoned steamed vegetables on a dish named after the restaurant (Pasta Mangia Mangia), charge an arm and a leg for an unappetizing brown/green dish, give you the evil eye when you add salt and pepper to it, NEVER refill your wine glass, make a face when you ask for a bucket of ice for your white wine to stay cold and forget every other thing you order so you have to remind the waiter about it. I also don't understand the 4.3 rating for this place, what??? I will not be going back."
Dined on 5/6/2014
Honestly this restraunt is a
hidden gem!! The raviolis were devine. For the price its one of my top 10 italian spots!"
Dined on 4/25/2014
...an absolute pleasure! The
service is so friendly, the food and wine is great. What more could you want?"
Dined on 4/19/2014
The lamb was excellent! It is my
favorite dish at this restaurant."
Dined on 4/12/2014
Never had lentils taste so good or
complement the food so well! Roast salmon with fresh tomato gremolata on a bed of the most savory lentil/spinach mixture I've ever had! Every bite a delight! This is our go-to spot and is always special!"
Dined on 4/10/2014
We go to this restaurant quite
often. It is one of our favorites because of the great food, and super friendly service. they really make you feel as if you were at home dining with friends. If you go there you must have the chocolate soufflé for dessert. it is simply divine."
Dined on 4/6/2014
I've actually been coming to
Mangia Mangia for many years and I am never disappointed. Every dish delivers great flavor, the portions are generous and the service fabulous."
Dined on 3/29/2014
Food was great. Service was great.
Ambience was lively. It was so loud I could barely hear myself think, let alone hear my partner. Lots of people love this restaurant, and I would only recommend it if they could withstand the noise level. Maybe it's not as loud at other times. I was there on a Saturday night."
Dined on 3/20/2014
Going to Mangia Mangia is a
wonderfully relaxing, yummy experience. We always feel so incredibly well looked after...Mmmmmm!"
Dined on 3/15/2014
We love Mangia, Mangia. Great
neighborhood restaurant. Kathleen Jain"
Dined on 3/1/2014
Mangia Mangia is always lovely -
gracious ambiance and service and wonderful food."
Dined on 2/21/2014
As always, we had a great dinner
at Mangia Mangia. The chocolate souffle is a must-have."
Dined on 2/15/2014
Service was great! All the food
was amazing! prices were a little high, paying about 30 per entree. but the quality of the food was gourmet and delightful. Never have I ever tasted Italian wine before this place. I'm normally a fan of California Zin, but the dark red Italian wine just blew me away. yummmmmm. This place impressed me with the quality. Customer service was Outstanding! however the price was too high for a weekly or monthly routine."
Dined on 2/14/2014
If I had needed to impress my
sweetheart this year, I would have been out of luck taking her to Mangia Mangia. Their special Valentine's Day menu only listed one vegetarian entree'; Mushroom Risotto, priced at $29. It tasted okay, but came with a serving of barely-steamed mixed vegetables right out of the bag. The baby carrots had that white, dried-out coating, and there was no seasoning to speak of. The caesar salad was dressed very heavily in a thick dressing that tasted like mayonnaise. My date sent it back. Our waiter rushed us through each course so quickly that our entire meal was complete after 30 minutes. The $90 check felt pretty steep for such unsavory fare. We will not be returning."
Dined on 2/14/2014
We liked the quiet, warm
atmosphere for a Valentines celebration for 2. The menu had unique variations on Italian cuisine with very moderate prices. Service was very prompt and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and especially recommend the Flan desert which was presented beautifully and very tasty. I have already recommended Mangia Mangia to friends."
Dined on 2/13/2014
The food was quite good, and
though the menu does not include a wide choice of entrees, there was something to satisfy anyone. It would be hard to beat the service: attentive but not intrusive."
Dined on 2/12/2014
Each dish was perfectly seasoned,
natural flavors, very traditional but extraordinary. (No extra salt.) Italian wine choices were perfect compliments. Gracious and thoughtful service. Memorable indeed."
Dined on 2/1/2014
The food was nice, freshly
prepared, standard Italian fare. Solid chef. Nothing too exciting or extraordinarily inventive though. Having heard raves about the chocolate soufflé I went for that as dessert. It was more of a melt in the middle chocolate pudding than a soufflé but very tasty all the same. In short, I'd go again as it is certainly reasonably priced, but not for a special occasion as the décor misses the mark and detracts from the ambience."
Dined on 1/25/2014
Very tasty Italian food and
friendly service. The chocolate souffle desert was excellent."
Dined on 1/15/2014
disappointing. veal "scallopini"
was thickly breaded and poorly cooked, served on a bed of mashed potatoes? caesar salad was lackluster."
Dined on 1/12/2014
We went to Mangia Mangia for New
Years'. To be fair, we wound up late for our reservation - we were apparently approaching closing. The food was wonderful, as always - I had a beautiful, tender lamb shank and my husband had beautifully seasoned chicken. But the wait staff barreled us through the dinner at an unaccustomed pace. I had no time to eat the appetizer my husband had ordered before, the server told us it was time for the main course. I wasn't finished when the server (a different one this time) asked about dessert. And our desserts hadn't even come when the staff started putting chairs up on the tables (really!). This made us very sad - we were trying to have a celebration! Moral: do not come to this restaurant near closing time!"
Dined on 12/31/2013
This is a real find. We've lived
not far away from this place and didn't realize it was there -- for 17 years!!! The food is authentic Italian and a really nice range of choices and wines. The only drawback is that the restaurant is easy to miss -- which may explain why we never noticed it before. It took a good friend who has eaten there several times to suggest going there. We'll definitely be back -- again and again."
Dined on 12/29/2013
Been going for years now and are
always very pleased with both the food, ambience, and the very personable staff."
Dined on 12/14/2013
I love Manga Manga for so many
reasons, but first and foremost is the food, it's always wonderful. They also have an extensive wine list and have many exceptional wines available by the glass. This gem of a restaurant is owned and operated by two sisters, Lita and Soraya who have mastered the art of delectable dining. The service is great, the ambience is warm and welcoming and I would rather patronize a family run restaurant which is part of the community than a corporately owned establishment. Come on in a give Manga a try, you won't be disappointed. And for all those chocolate lovers, you gotta try the warm chocolate cake..... It's sinfully delicious!"
Dined on 12/11/2013
The classic ceasar salad was
perfect and the special of braised pork chop absolutely delicious. Very attentive and professional service."
Dined on 12/1/2013
Consistently good food, service,
ambience and excellent, creative daily specials."
Dined on 11/30/2013
We've been going to Mangia Mangia
for many years now and we've always had a great meal. Ingredients change with the seasons and availability and there is always a consistency of excellent food. We tend to go for special family occasions but it's also nice for drop-in-before-a-movie meals. Don't miss their house special antipasto and the chocolate soufflé."
Dined on 11/8/2013
This place has a very warm
feeling. The ingredients tasted extremely fresh and heavy. Food was solid but not amazing."
Dined on 11/16/2013
Loved everything we had - unusual
pastas and salads. Wonderful atmosphere for a birthday celebration, although slightly noisy. Great service as well. Prices are moderate. Would certainly return even for a casual meal with friends."
Dined on 11/15/2013
I come from a large Italian family
where the cooking is impeccable. I do not like most Italian resturaunts, because the food does not come close to what I have at home. This resturaunt does a great job of making fresh delicious dishes, and are far beyond what most Italian restaurants have to offer!"
Dined on 11/15/2013
We always have a great meal at
Mangia Mangia and the service has always been excellent. Enjoy!"
Dined on 11/2/2013
We took our 15 year old son out
for his birthday. The menu has traditional American Italian dishes: spaghetti & meatballs, veal scaloppini... The restaurant is one room with an open kitchen , about 14 tables for 2 or 4. On a Tuesday night at 6:30 there were about 5 parties of 2-4. It was quiet enough for conversation, service was great, I really liked the sole w/ lemon caper sauce tho the veggies that came with it got a little over done. My son enjoyed his chocolate soufflé. All in all we had an enjoyable dinner for 3 with appetizers and desserts but no drinks for around $100. We would go back for a relaxing no hassle dinner."
Dined on 10/29/2013
We very staying nearby Mangia and
found it on Open Table - so glad we did because it was a very enjoyable experience. The restaurant is small but comfortable with a calm, attractive ambience. The service was prompt and pleasant. The food was delicious and comparable to any of the "hotter," higher end Italian restaurants so popular today. The family owned business with a clear commitment to quality would be welcome in any neighborhood. Will return!"
Dined on 10/18/2013
Good quick and attentive service
while not being overbearing. Food was excellent, and served very hot, so it came quickly, which I like very much. We will be back!"
Dined on 10/11/2013
If you have the chance to enjoy
the delight that is Mangia Mangia, then it would be a sin not to do so! The food is to die for and so is the staff."
Dined on 4/9/2013
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