Mangiamo
Mangiamo

Mangiamo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mangiamorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (310) 318-3434
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Happy Hour is available in the bar Monday through Friday 5:00-6:30.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Ron Guidone
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Mangiamo is available for private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Frank Marquez 310-318-3434

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Manhattan Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is offered by the City of Manhattan Beach at the corner of 12th& Manhattan Avenue Thursday through Sunday directly in front of our sister restaurant Talia's.
A word from Mangiamo
Mangiamo Restaurant is located in the heart of beautiful downtown Manhattan Beach, one block west of Manhattan Beach's historic pier. Mangiamo has been serving the South Bay since 1984.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Mangiamo reviews from OpenTable diners
83 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (46)romantic (44)special occasion (44)fit for foodies (43)notable wine list (29)vibrant bar scene (16)good for groups (14)hot spot (9)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 1gardennurse
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I hate having to do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The food was fresh and delicious. The service fabulous. I reserved for 2 and my friend brought a friend, so needed a table for three at 745 on a Saturday night...no problem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Long Time Winner
    Scott
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I've been visiting Mangiamo for over 20 years now. Sometimes it falls off the radar, but when it comes back, I am reminded of the high quality food and service. The maitre d took especially good care of us from the moment we walked in. We were offered two tables and took one in the cellar (of course). The staff are like family with the way they help one another. Food was great - we had tuna tartare, Chilean Sea Bass and the King Crab Fra Diavolo. It's consistently great and a safe staple in Manhattan Beach...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top tier food and service
    SilverOakBob
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Like sitting in the wine cave area. Menu items - wide range of excellently prepared dishes. Leading edge wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frank and team nail it every time
    DickyTawVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This is by far one of of not THE best restaurant in the southbay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    JudyP3454VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    You can always count on an excellent meal at Mangiamos. By far my favorite in the South Bay. The noise level on Friday night was way too loud for me...that is what kept this from getting 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable Night!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Upon arrival, my wife and I were greeted with great attentiveness. We arrived early, but we were seated right away. Having dinner in their wine cellar gives it an intimate feeling. Celebrating our anniversary, my wife and I were extremely satisfied with Jason and his service. He made great food recommendations and made the overall night very memorable. We will be coming back soon!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Head and Shoulders above the rest!
    StormdogVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We got there early and had a pleasant conversation with the staff and manager at the bar. The staff was eager to serve and accommodated our request for a quiet table. Meagan did a superb job serving us. Frank, the manager was personable and attentive. Food was excellent!! No doubt, we will return!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Date Night Spot
    Coop
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    My wife and I needed a week night out....alone. Mangiamo fit the bill. We enjoyed our meal, the service was attentive and friendly till the end when our server disappeared. Otherwise we enjoyed the food and wine very much.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but very loud
    CathVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a wonderful meal. But we were seated in the main dining room and we could barely have a conversation across the table. The tables in the back area are much more desirable. The wait staff, while courteous, kept on interrupting us to take order, etc. in an effort to rush us. I found it both annoying and rude.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian restaurant
    Linny
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Wonderful service and food. Even accommodated a vegan!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time
    noname
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    a very nice experience, back wine cellar has great ambiance
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dining experiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was fantastic especially the Dover sole risotto special. But its the service that set it apart. We got tons of attention from everybody: the waiter, the hostess, and the owner. Awesome.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Superior for Decades
    Reservation42
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I used to eat at Mangiamo with some frequency when I frequently traveled to L.A. many years ago, Having not been back for more than a decade, I was curious if the restaurant still existed, and if so was it as good as I remembered, or had time perhaps enhanced my perception. I am happy to report that this establishment is virtually unchanged in appearance, ambiance, and quality. It was wonderful then, and it's wonderful now! From the initial greeting at the desk, to the cozy table in the distressed brick back room, my recent experience could not have been better. The menu is both innovative and well executed. The food was delicious and the portions generous. Unusual dishes worth trying include the beet salad, and the Frutti de Mar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great....
    MichaelSoenenVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Was not a fan for quite a while and my last five or so visits the service, food and ambiance have been really fantastic. Congratulations on an great run of great experiences.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dined twice in 24 hours!
    bluuroomVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My friends and I loved the food and service so much we went twice in 24 hours. Ask to sit in the cellar if they have availability. My friend has celiac and was able to order anything off the menu made with gluten-free pasta. It was so good that I ordered mine the same way. This place will be a go to every time my husband and I visit Manhattan Beach!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed.
    dustydawg
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband went here for our once a month date night away from our 3 kids. We like to try new places and really go all out on our dates. My husband ordered the fillet and it was average. I had the sea bass and it was tasteless. I have had way better and for mush less money. The waitresses seemed kind of snooty. No one smiled or even had a pleasant look on their face.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover
    olinmom
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    At first glance you may think twice about the simple facade -- with busy Friday night bar crowd. So glad we had a reservation and immediately whisked to the wine cellar... a delightful surprise... for an intimate dining experience. The food was fabulous, delicious and creative. Wine list comprehensive with a good selection and reasonably priced.... we love Duckhorn. The service was friendly, relaxed, efficient, attentive,yet non-intrusive. Truly the first of many more dinners to come. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • okiunko
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Noise level far TOO LOUD, almost a fatal flaw were it not for the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boring food
    Artist
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The back room ambiance was nice. Thought it would be romantic with just me and hubby celebrating his birthday. A large party was also in this cavernous room right next to us. They were loud. Took the romance right out. The food was boring and bland. Not what I expected for the price. Very disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster dissappointing
    wmgrarVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We went for the Lobster Special and I was very disappointed in the amount of lobster I was given. Seemed like very little meat for the money spent. It was served on pasta that was not that great. Service was fantastic. Very nice people. I have been there before and enjoyed their food. The fig appetizers were very good. Drinks are overpriced (like everywhere else). I will go back, but not for lobster night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • new old world
    runnerchick
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Mangiamo always is consistently excellent, I have taken work friends there several times and they are impressed every time. The service is top notch, and the food is delicious, from Sea Bass to Osso Buco, always out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this
    elliejersey
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Get the fish if you like fish...theirs is soooo fresh. Love tuna tartar app.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jh7777
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Just steps from the sand in downtown M.B. The food and service is incredible. Great wine list and cocktails. We loved the octopus salad, seafood pasta, and the butter cake is amazing!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BigSteve
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Jason our server was terrific, I'll be requesting him when we return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been coming to your Restaurant for over 20 years and you never fail to please and satisfy us. Thank you,from the Huggins family
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mangiamo was magnificent!
    itsabouttheambiance
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Family dinner for 4 in the "wine cellar" for our daughter's final meal before returning to college. The staff was friendly and spot-on regarding menu items, the service was seamless, and the food was delicious. The wine cellar is cozy, quiet and great for talking, toasting, and reminiscing. Thank you for a evening to remember!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    TheRenshVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    They have a more intimate space at back of restaurant - the wine cellar. Great, but tables little too close. The gnocchi has to be a secret recipe, sensational. Overall very good experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Restaurant
    1skigal
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Parking was a bit challenging, but everything else was perfect. I had made reservations and we were seated promptly. We were led to the back of the restaurant (kiddingly I said I think we were going to be seated in the kitchen). But instead we were in the back where there is a small private room with a few tables. Loved that! This area was so much more quiet than the main dining area. I had looked at the menu before making the reservation so I knew what I wanted (Osso Buco). There are other items on the menu that I would love to try next time. The wine list was extensive. We had the Stags Head Merlot - wonderful! The Ahi Tuna appetizer was also very tasty! Service was excellent! I have no complaints about this restaurant and will be back !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Nice spot in Manhattan Beach downtown. Pretty quiet and not crazy & noisy like other downtown restaurants. Consistently good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Return in a heartbeat
    Seds
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was fabulous. The specials were outstanding, seasonal fare! Must have the butter cake for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening
    Luv2dine32VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We enjoy dinner at Mangiamos frequently. The crab crusted seabass is outstanding. And the Chef's daily soup is wonderful. Always a treat.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Lovely Birthday Dinner
    Gary
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My wife and I took our daughter's family out to Mangiamo to celebrate our granddaughter's 13th birthday. The special request made through Open Table was that we be seated in the back room, which is cozy and quiet. Upon arriving, we were seated immediately in the room requested. Every course was absolutely wonderful, as well as creative. We shared two appetizers, then had our 6 different main courses. Every single one of us was delighted with our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food but noisy
    NobsVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    May have been a bad day with too many large parties, but the noise made it impossible to have a conversation. Killed the enjoyment of the excellent food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Mangiamo
    Loves2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were visiting our daughter in Playa de Rey and her neighbor suggested Mangiamo for dinner. We were seated in a room with a wall full of wine bottles and only two tables. The front room with the bar and some dining tables was busy and noisy so you could have two very different experiences at this restaurant. The food was very good as was the choice of wines by the glass. The wait staff was excellent. My daughter and I had fish and my husband had a seafood pasta. The desserts looked good but we were too full to try them. I did note that the dress at this restaurant was fancier than the other beach restaurants where we have eaten in the area. The next time I go back I will dress up a little more.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic night out
    Satnitegal
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Dinner was fabulous as always and service from all hostesses, manager and service was perfect. Many people available to take care of you at this restaurant. 6 of us shared several appetizers and entrees and all the food was delicious, and easy to share. There were several specials not on the menu so we tried a few such as peach and buratta bruschetta and lobster ravioli. We also tried the special ahi and poached salmon which were cooked perfectly and had unique flavor profiles. The items we selected on the menu are old favorites and are always delicious every time. The vibe was energetic and alive, and everyone looked like they were having a fun Saturday night out. The ambience is beautiful and seating is very comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food & place to go for 2/4
    Shoe
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Quality food all the way...staff quality 99%+, could make a little more room with 2 or 3 less tables in the dining rooms.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 390 reviews are from the Mangiamo reviews archive.
  • Great tasting food
    lives2eat
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Went here on a date and the ambiance was nice and food tasted amazing. Only reason I didn't give the service 4 stars is because it took about half an hour for our food to come out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    Great
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The GM, Frank, personally took care of me and treated me as if I were a VIP. Judge T. Taylor
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LauraLVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great cocktails; great meal; great evening. Will definitely go there again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service was better before
    fireman101
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    They may have had a bad night, but they were not busy since we had 4:30 pm reservations. Everyone seemed busy talking amongst themselves and was not paying attention to our needs.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.