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Mangiamo! Grand Rapids
Mangiamo! Grand Rapids

Mangiamo! Grand Rapids Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegilmorecollection.com
  • Phone: (616) 742-0600
  • 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: Italian, European, American
  • 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 (616) 742-0600 x12
  • 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 WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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....."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great outdoor atmosphere, great food, great service. Very relaxing location to unwind at the end of the day."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We love Mangiamo. There service is always excellent."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We eat at Mangiamo several times a year, and usually have a great experience. However, this time, while we were seated right away with our reservations, it took a very long time for our server to come over to us. We were at a tiny table in a corner beside two large, noisy groups. Our table was in a funny spot where we received evening sun right in the face, and because of the large, loud group by the windows, we did not feel comfortable asking for the shade to be lowered. Our drink orders took a long time, and then we had to wait to place our meal order too. Once we ordered, the food came right away, it was hot, and delicious as is always expected."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Everything was great. Perfect setting for a small celebration with friends."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "When you want to get away from it all without traveling at all, dining al fresco under century-old trees is just the thing. Driving through the ornate gate onto the grounds of a mansion from another era is a delightful experience, and add to that an enticing menu, one that would make anyone happy. The smell of the wood-smoke grilled food added to the attraction from the minute we pulled up to the portico. Walking into the foyer, glancing to the right and the left at beautiful dining rooms made it difficult to choose between dining inside or outside on this beautiful summer night in June. We look forward to coming back to enjoy the dining experience inside this historic mansion as well, maybe when the outside pull isn't as great."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Have frequented this restaurant several times over the past year when I relocated to GR. My favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great setting, great service, disappointing food. Would not go back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Best lasagna I've ever had. Smaller menu but good spectrum of choices. Great wine and Beer selection."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everything was great about wine, "baguette" bread (offered for free), service, food...except the duck! It really needed more sauce because it was too cooked and dry...for a French customer! I didn't eat it unfortunately. Also, music is missing in ambience. Otherwise, we reserved at 7:55 pm online for a table available at 8:15 pm and we beneficiated 20% off the total bill! Perfect!!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Beautiful place to eat. I would go back again and it is kid friendly too."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Both the food and service were well below par. At this price level, one would expect much more. Pasta was bland. Appetizer plates not brought out. Wine selection offered on menu not available. Service extremely slow and uninformed. A seafood meal ordered by a diner at an adjoining table had such a pungent odor that we had to cover our noses -- outside. Only spoiled seafood smells like that. Sad that such a nice outdoor setting does not warrant a return visit."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We really enjoy dining at your place. Love the "history" feel to the place. Would suggest providing a paper detailing the history of the place for diners to read."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "What's not to like here? Our table hopes you get Lily as your server. Cheery banter. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My parents were in town & i wanted 2 treat them 2 a nice dinner. This was all of our 1st time dinning @ Mangiamo. We loved everything. We will definitely go back!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our time and the food options were outstanding. Our waiter left us alone a little too long for our liking, but won't deter us from visiting again!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The greeter warmly welcomed us and made us feel at home. Our waitress was attentive without being obtrusive. We had guests from out of town with us and were encouraged by more than one employee to look the place over and "be sure not to miss the bathroom.""
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "A planned 45th Birthday dinner on the patio for seven got off to a bad start when the hostess informed us upon check-in that our patio reservation wouldn't be honored as they don't seat parties that large on the patio. Why no one told me when I called a few days earlier to increase the reservation by one, I don't know. After being seated at a six top they crammed a seventh chair into, we waited approximately 10 minutes before our waiter approached the table. He informed us that three staff had called off, Calvin College graduation was keeping them busy and he'd get to us as quickly as he could. The water person brought six waters for the seven of us and never returned. I had to ask the waiter for water. The food tasted good but..."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food and service was outstanding but the noise level was very high on the night we were there. It was difficult for the group of six to hear each other speak."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Good food, good drinks, good times. Outdoor patio seating is comfortable with nice scenery. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My husband & I arrived early & were seated promptly. Server came to our table - pleasant & personable. I was served sparkling wine in a standard wine glass. We ordered mussels to share which were totally inedible - smelled very fishy & tasted incredibly bad! Sent back! We were given 1 fork and plate even though we were sharing. Had salads - very good - highlight of the meal. My husband had spaghetti with sausage & I had cheese ravioli with vegetables. Both were just OK. I ordered decaf cappuchino & my husband ordered decaf coffee. I received mine almost immediately but no spoon & no sweetener. My husband was served his 12 mins. later - no spoon, no creamer & no sweetener. VERY bad experience! We were charged for the ghastly mussels!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "For some reason it was really busy the night we came (May 15) and it was difficult to find a parking space. We enjoyed the food as usual but it seemed a bit noisy in the back room. This will not keep us from coming back as the food is great and the prices are reasonable. We also like the free entrée on your birthday deal."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Great food and ambience in this estate-turned-restaurant. Lively crowd and many special events keep it bustling. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This place was great. We were seated at a table by a large front window and could watch the comings and goings of the Mothers Day Eve diners. The food was excellent and fairly priced and the service great."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I really enjoy dining at Mangiamo! The food is always great and the service is impeccable. On our last visit we got to see some local wild life...two raccoons were climbing down from their nest for the evening. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Beautiful mansion, amazing ambiance, exceptional service, below average food. Although the meal had some highlights (an amazing greens salad), we could have gotten a better meal elsewhere for less money."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My Wife and I went on a Friday evening. I was able to make a reservation online which was really convenient. We were seated with minutes of arriving. Great drink and app recommendations from our server. For dinner I had the Sirlion with wild mushroom risotto and asparagus. It wasn't as warm as I would have liked it, but still tasted delicious. My wife had the Salmon Alla Sardinia and really enjoyed hers as well. Overall a great dining exerperience. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We were close to the fireplace, in the Library room where the decor is so romantic. The ambience was great, food and italian wines were delicious but the service was toooo long! And even if, usually, I really prefer to take time for diner but here, it was too long to order at the beginning, then to have our meals, water, wine... I don't know why because there was 1 server for 3 or 4 tables of 2 customers. Not too bad about the ratio. Anyway I will come back for sure to discover the other rooms and to enjoy outside!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The decor, food, service and pricing were all very note worthy. I recommend the acorn quash ravioli with a glass or two of their red wine, awesome!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The location, ambience, decor, service was great. I loved the ease of making a reservation, and the reminder sent by email. I also got a phone call. The room was jus a little too noisy but we loved it. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014