Mangiamo! Grand Rapids
Mangiamo! Grand Rapids

Mangiamo! Grand Rapids

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegilmorecollection.com/
  • Phone: 6167420600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday-Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Armando Suarez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Three banquet rooms as well as a wine cellar perfect for appetizer parties
  • Private Party Contact: Heidi Beyer - Sales Manager 6167420600x12
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz in the Lounge after 7pm Wed - Sat

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cherry St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample Parking throughout the Grounds
A word from Mangiamo! Grand Rapids
An Italian Restaurant set in an 1873 lumber baron home. Four dining rooms including a four season porch overlooking the lawn. Patio seating is also available. Fireplaces in three rooms as well as a lounge with live piano jazz nightly.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Mangiamo! Grand Rapids reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (69)good for groups (52)neighborhood gem (51)romantic (50)notable wine list (37)scenic view (35)fit for foodies (31)great for outdoor dining (29)kid-friendly (18)late-night find (13)great for lunch (12)great for brunch (9)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (5)Show More
  • Terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My mom and I ordered the most expensive things on the menu, whitefish 30$ and filet mignon 34$. I have food allergies they said they could accomodate. When the food came it looked terrible. The vegetables were boiled without salt or spices. The steak was gray in the middle not pink for medium rare. The waitress told me they made a sauce for me and I poured it over my steak, turns out I was allergic to the sauce and it was supposed to be for my mother. Whose whitefish was dry and tasted too fishy. The manager comped our uneaten meal. No incentive to go back. We left and went to grove right down the street, which was amazing. I will never be back to Mangiamo.
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  • Espresso4me
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great pizza and wine selection. The service was spectacular. Waitress was very friendly and went out of her way to provide outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not so good.
    Hungry
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We always like going to a Gilmore restaurant, for good food and fast friendly service. We haven't been to Mangiamo's in a long time and probably won't go back for a long time. We sat for over 2 hours and did not have our food yet. Then when it arrived six meals out of eight were not good. Gilmore restaurants are always good; so I think this one needs some work.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wait staff may have been overwhelmed b/c the service wasn't very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Katrina Farewell
    jkozmo
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Everything was perfect except for the reservation process. We requested outside dining but when we arrive we were advised that there was none available. After persistence from my wife, hostess checked outside and there were tables available. You should not have to be pushy to obtain what you requested in the first place. Outside of that issue, we enjoyed our dinner with our guests and had a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I enjoyed the evening. This was the first time I used Open Table. It was easy so I plan on usinging it many times. At Mangiamo, I forgot to tell them I reserved the reservation through Open Table. So how do I get my points?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Short of Wait Staff?
    jennisreviews
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I don't know if they were short of Wait Staff, but we waited a long time for our initial drinks then dinner, and refills on drinks (I did not even receive my drink refill and was initially charged for it). The waiter never came to tell us our dinner would be delayed or that our drinks were on the way. He was a pleasant person, but needed to be more responsive. The food was good, but not worth the money, however it was varied in types and flavors. I like the chalk boards on the walls. It keeps bored kids (and adults) busy until the meal arrives, or until its time to leave.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • James
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My family celebrated my wife's birthday at Mangiamo and it was great. With ten of us including four grandkids ages 5-10 we were seated at the large round table with windows and chalkboards on both sides so the kids could put birthday wishes for grandma on the board. The food was excellent and our server Schuyler was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining disappointment
    Luv2dine79
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Out experience was one of bad service and just mediocre food. We were visiting from out of town and I was really looking forward to introducing this restaurant to my family. We sat for nearly 15 minutes without being greeted or even with a glass of water. When someone did finally come over they said our waiter was too busy at the moment and she could at least start a drink order. We saw her just one more time during our dinner and a busser had to deliver our final bill. The restaurant was hardly busy enough to justify such terrible service. I would not recommend this restaurant in Grand Rapids. There are enough dining establishments in the area where you can be waited on properly and have much better food!
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  • Great Night Out!
    D1n1n60ut
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Upon arrival and entry the first thing we noticed was the architecture, which was quite beautiful. The service was a bit sluggish, but the food was absolutely amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • acoupleoffoodies
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We've been coming to Mangiamo's before it was called that; we were married there when it was Gibson's. Last Saturday we dined out because of GR restaurant week, knowing that we would have a good meal. I liked that the portion sizes were on the small side and that we were able to choose one from three courses. We both felt we had plenty to eat without feeling "stuffed" when we left. Jamie & Ian Howkins
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a good meal.
    tzap
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have never been disappointed when dining at this establishment. Service was great as was the food. Nice to be able to sit outside for a drink after dinner as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent food and service. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Great food in a marvelous old home
    MisterQ
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We've been to Mangiamo for dinner a few times and always find the atmosphere interesting and the food delicious. Service has been good and the menu diverse. Definitely recommend dinner here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    gvsumel
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I have wanted to try this restaurant for awhile so why not try it during restaurant week... it was very good, they were moderately busy and our waitress had a large group, she was slow on some services but very prompt on other services, she was very attentive while she was at our table. Because we had 2 large groups in the room we were in, it was fairly loud at times. Food was good, good portions especially for the prices. We would visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome place to eat!
    mj33
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food is delicious and the ambience is amazing! Very classy restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    FoodandFun
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Highly recommend you check out this gem!!! Great atmosphere and delicious food. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great except outdoor dining
    Gingin
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Every time I've come here for dinner and was seated inside I had great service. I've always enjoyed their food and drinks here, but 2 times this month I've decided to sit outside and the service is horrible. It took almost 30 minutes for our server to take our drink order, another 20 minutes to serve the drinks and at least another 30 minutes for food. She never checked on our table and was not friendly. I had the same server both times so it may just be when she is working.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mangoamo's
    Dianne
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was really good. It was creatively prepared and served, made use of seasonal vegetables, and the portion sizes were reasonable. They had some vegetarian and other healthy entrees listed on the menu as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth it.
    Saabbob
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I've been to Mangiamo's in the past and past visits have been better than my most recent. Service was just a little slow. A times, we felt abandoned even though the restaurant was not busy. The food is very good and the elegance of the old house adds to the experience. Although my most recent visit wasn't up to the same level as past visits, I'd still recommend Mangiamo's to any of my friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!!
    katiek0711
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Mangiamo is a great place to go with a big group. They have excellent food and the service was outstanding! Highly suggest Mangiamo!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great staff, OK food
    bertlb
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I went to Mangiamos to celebrate my birthday with 8 friends. Ambiance was great and the server was AMAZING...she really went above and beyond. The food, however, was nothing special. The GF pasta was rather grainy (I've had better) and the serving sizes and taste were OK, but nothing spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thank you
    mikeyjoyce
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    One can tell when a kitchen is firing on all cylinders. Everything was served on time,presented perfectly,and was delicious. We started with the bruchetta. In itself was a perfect piece with,whipped feta,an olive tapenade and also a creamy humus.. Garnished with fresh grape tomatoes bedded in fresh spinach. This was followed by a great ceasar salad. A baseball size meatball served on spaghetti, with a hat of creamy ricotta, with Parmesan dancing around it. A order of deep fried Brussels sprouts dusted with toasted almonds and drizzled with honey. O It was all good, with the house wine. I will be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    Worldwanderer1217
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The overall atmosphere was fine. Food was okay - pork tenderloin I ordered was a little too done and other plates were underseasoned. Gluten free options were good to have, however the "baked ziti" that was gluten free looked different from the regular baked ziti, mostly that it wasn't baked and just heated with cheese on top. One of the people in our party had to send back his plate twice because it was cold.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just what we were hoping for
    mrnmrsfoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This grand house was the ideal place for celebrating our daughters 27th birthday. The staff was eager to please and very friendly and inviting. The recommendation for wine was a perfect pick. Outstanding ceasar salad and breadsticks served with the family style entrees. Next time we go (and we most definitely will) we will make it after 8:00 when they offer 20% off of your meal. This truly was a fun and unique place to go and I think our kids and their twenty-something crowd are looking forward to booking an event there soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor service
    mrswylie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We unfortunately had reservations at the same time as a large bridal party that appeared to overwhelm the staff. The wait for food was long and we seldom saw the wait staff. We ordered dessert at the close of our meal and 20 minutes later, I had to go in search of our waitress to let her know that had to leave for our play and to cancel the dessert order. Another 10 minutes later, she showed up with the bill and our dessert in a to go box - not what we had requested. The food was really good, but I would be reluctant to give them another try.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MANGIAMO'S -- YUM, YUM!
    DebC
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants -- wonderful variety on menu with some entrees with a little twist. Service has always been good. Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beautiful building, alright food
    tubbykeg
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The building/ambiance is great. The food was alright, nothing special. Appetizers were tasty, though the goat cheese was completely skimpy. We got a "mini ice cream scoop" of goat cheese in a boat of marinara sauce. The tuscan calimari was delish. Chicken Alfredo was HORRIBLE. I asked the waitress why it was like boiled skim milk instead of a creamy Parmesan sauce (as Alfredo should be) and I was told she's heard that more than once and it's the "corporate recipe". The baked ziti was very tasty/meaty. Dessert & liquor coffees were great. We did the after 8 reservation special (20% off full meal, $3 house wine (very good), and free dessert). The special deal made it worth it, otherwise I think I'd have been upset to pay full price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We were here specifically for a wine we saw on the on line wine list.....when we got there we were told they no longer carried that wine. Very dissappointing when the online info does not match that actual info.....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, Great Service
    PhilliePhoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My husband and I recently moved to the area from Philly, a great food city. Mangiamo is in a cool old large house and is comfortably appointed. I had the Parmesan crusted chicken and my husband had the mixed seafood linguine and we shared the Brussels sprouts. The sprouts had great flavor and both of us thought our dishes were decent, not excellent. Both sauces were a little too sweet for our preference. The service was excellent and very friendly. Drink menu was interesting and well-prepared. We will return, but will try something different from the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was our first visit to your restaurant but we will definitely return to try out more of the dining options.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The wine 1910 st supery napa cab was excellent, the service was great, my dinner ok but not great either: Shrimp and Italian sausage good on bed a bed of corn polenta, fair. Sauce not well favored and polenta runny. The artichoke was good, sauce could have been spicer. My wife liked her dinner of shrimp raviolo, thought it was very good with peas and carrots.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent family dinner
    skierkegaard
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    For my family of 4, for whom I'd made reservations, it was a satisfying meal for $90+tip. We ordered 5 dishes: mussels, a small pasta, medium-size pasta, sausage with shrimp, and Diavolo pizza. Of all the dishes, the ones with which we were most satisfied were the mussels and Diavolo pizza, factoring in the quality for about $12 each. Pasta comes with breadsticks and salad, and is ok. The medium size however isn't too much bigger than the small, although it is $22 vs $12. My brother ordered iced tea and then asked for sugar, which the server kindly provided.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall Great Experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great outdoor atmosphere, great food, great service. Very relaxing location to unwind at the end of the day.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful birthday celebration
    Francine
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We celebrated my boyfriend's 65th birthday with a dinner at Mangiamo's and we were not disappointed. The waitress was attentive and helpful with suggestions and the menu had many attractive items from which to choose. We especially liked the crunchy brussel sprouts as a side! We will return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Romantic Dinner
    Romantic
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I booked a romantic dinner for my love and I. We could not have been happier. The food was superb, the waitress was attentive yet not hovering. The ambience in the rearmost dining area was elegant, quiet, perfect for conversation and décor was wonderful to look at. We live else where and this is a perfect spot to have that special dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We love Mangiamo. There service is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dissappointed
    CherylS68
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I waited at the hostess stand for 10 minutes Saturday night after going to a play. We had reservations for four. No one ever came to the stand to help us. I walked up to the piano bar and said something to the bartender who was freindly and advised that someone would probably be with me shortly. NO one ever came so we left.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not impressed
    eatout
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Menu is limited. My chicken/broccoli dish was bland. There is a lot of competition in Italian cuisine and we expected more from Mangiamo's. We dined there a few years ago and were disappointed with this visit. I wouldn't say it was bad, just not great. Not eager to return. There was a birthday party in the room where we dined so it was noisy. You may consider a private room for such occasions. More variety on the menu would be another suggestion. The bread should be more dense for dipping and more herbs would give it more flavor. We invited friends that had never been there before. They didn't feel like they got a very good value for the money. We may visit again in the future, but not likely to recommend it at this time. Service was ok.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice time inspite of...
    CSJF
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great food-GF, local grown, perfect for us. Went for late nite deal w reservation after 8:00. Waitress claimed special was not in effect (sign on table advertising) and got attitude when we asked about our special options. She said wine offered was just "box wine"; rolled her eyes when I mentioned the free dessert. It felt like we were being cheap she was worried about our order $$$ size. I get that but she shouldn't assume. We left extra good tip even though the negative attitude. Maybe she had had a bad nite. Idk
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.