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Mangiamo
Mangiamo
  • Address:
    128 Manhattan Beach Blvd
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    Neighborhood:
    Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $31 to $50

Mangiamo Details

  • 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: Italian, Seafood
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great cocktails; great meal; great evening. Will definitely go there again."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "the quality of the food has really gone downhill. I've eaten here twice in the past several months, only to be quite disappoitned in the food. Salads boring, pasta salty and tasteless. Ahi tuna tower has changed - top heavy on the sauce. Too bad, this used to be a decent place."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Mangiamo is my favorite restaurant in Southern California, bar none. I have never had a bad meal here and the service is excellent. I would definitely recommend the fried calamari - the best I've ever had, and the rack of lamb. Even the food presentation is beautiful. And, of curse, the desert menu. Definitely a five star restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I just wish the bus boy wasn't so pushy about taking our plates. He interrupted our dinner several times to ask if he could take our plates. Rude."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Mangiamo's was recommended to me by a coworker & the menu looked great. Maybe all the planets were mis-aligned that night, but it was unfortunately bad enough to never go back. I had requested a window seat in my reservation, we were sat in the far back corner next to the rest rooms. The waiter barely acknowledged my date & spoke mainly to me - which made us both feel very uncomfortable. I ordered the blackened chicken pasta - which was actually very tasty. My date ordered the king crab linguini, which came with the crab legs still in the shell with a red sauce poured over the top of the entire dish. Removing the crab from the shell was a very messy process with no special utensils provided. And in the first bite - a long hair! no apology"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great Location and the food and service were excellent too."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had dinner and have pretty high expectations, and unfortunately, the experience was not great. Our table was right by the kitchen but no one really paid attention to us. It took a long time to have anyone take our order. He had the special lobster soup and there were shells in the soup. They also did not have a real "soup spoon" - just a regular spoon. His soup came way before my salad, so the timing was off. He had the Vodka pasta which was a good "comfort food" with a big portion. I had clams and asparagus for my main, which were good. Overall, the food was good except for the shells in the soup, but nothing "knocked our socks off.""
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Was great but very very loud. May have been the 2 large groups though. I would recommend not taking parties of 5 or larger since the restaurant is so small. Food and wine was great and still had a gear time."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "$24 for a Caesar salad, Yikes! What would it have been if I'd added Chicken?"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This is an upscale Italian restaurant a half block from the Manhattan Beach pier. Parking can be tricky and hard to come by especially on the weekends. The service is always great. The food is very good. The Sunday night fixed price pasta offering is a great deal. So is the Monday lobster offering."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was not my first choice for my last night in MB, but I really doubt any other place could be better. Everything that was served was delicious, beyond my expectations. We ordered the gnocchi and the unbelievable tuna tartar for starter. We chose the ossobucco, the seafood linguini and the fetuccini Alfredo for my daughter, all of them were very good, as was the sorbetto for desert. The service is the only thing that could be better- our attendant was allways on a hurry, not giving us the time to appreciate the great meal and the dinner as a gourmet experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated the seventh anniversary of our first date. We started with two special appetizers, a peach bruschetta and a stuffed fig. Both excellent. We both ordered veal, one piccata and one parmegiana, both great especially the latter. Excellent bread pudding for dessert. The only downside: they were out of bread (in an Italian restaurant?!) and served insipid soft, white rolls."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Dined here on the same night the champion LA KINGS were celebrating at a restaurant across the street after their victory parade. Lots of people downtown MB so Mangiamo's had a very busy bar & restaurant scene. Thus noise level very high! I believe food is always very good here. We had the sand dabs, (don't see these on menu's too often any more), halibut, although a tad too well done, yummy flavors on the plate, and pasta with Italian sausage which is hard to go wrong with. Recommend Gnocchi for a starter, really good texture/flavor! For dessert, if you like brownies must have espresso chocolate souffle a la mode. Oh yes you do! If you want a semi-private feel, ask for table in back room..."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We have been visiting Mangiamo approximately every 4 months for about the last 11 years. We always have a lovely meal. The wait staff including the busing team are very attentive. For starters we had the pumpkin tortellini with toasted red peppercorns and the chopped salad with Brie croutons, delicious!!! I had the filet mignon and my husband had a fish. While we often have seafood here the filet was the better of the two during this last dinner, I had to fight my husband off! Not as trendy as some of the other restaurants but always one of our favorites!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "the place and kitchen were fine. however, service was not. our waitress Kristin spent more time on bar talking to some guy rather than paying attention to our and other tables. had to serve the wine myself and she noone from the stuff didn't care about it. also had to ask for additional water. food was ok. overal 3 out of 5"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "While the food here may not be as great as some of the new places in Manhattan Beach, I do like that is always reliable. The wine list is FANTASTIC and the service is always FABULOUS! The noise level does tend to be high so plan accordingly."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I do not eat at Mangiamo often, however when I do, I am pleased with meal. We arrived near end of 'happy hour', and the small bar area was overflowing - making it a little difficult to approach the reservation podium. It was not noisy in restaurant (which I thought amazing given the number of people in the bar). My wife and I enjoyed our meal. I had forgotten they have only bottled beer, but the selection is good. I ordered spinach sautéed with garlic and was a little disappointed at the subtle garlic presence. Wait staff was attentive without hovering. As usual, we enjoyed our visit to Mangiamo."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had 6:45 reservations on 05/14/16 and were seated promptly upon arrival. They offered us some wonderful hot bread, with butter and olive tapenade. Yumm! They also offered us an amuse bouche (sp?) of cream of asparagus soup that was divine! I ordered the blackened scallop ceasar salad, which was so flavorful, and the scallops were cooked to perfection. I also had the gnocchi. They were out of the mushroom gnocchi, so I had gnocchi with truffles and olive and red peppers. It was very good. My husband ordered the crab topped halibut. The fish was a little bland and could have used salt, but the rice underneath was great. My daughter's chicken parmesan was incredible. We were too stuffed for dessert! The noise level was too loud!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Mangiamo for our 13th wedding anniversary. I had a kale salad to start and my husband ordered the pumpkin ravioli. Both were superb! The kale salad was the best I've had with just the right amount of dressing. I hate when salads are ruined by too much dressing. It had almonds for a nice crunch and raisins to give it the perfect balance. Kale was also a different variety which was a flat leaf...not as bitter as curly type. So delicious! For main course, I had the poached halibut on a bed of lemon capellini and husband got the braised short ribs. Both excellent! For dessert we shared the blueberry creme brûlée. So good! Pinot was also very good. Pricey but well worth the wonderful culinary experience."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "This place was recommended by a number of local Manhattan Beach friends. I went with my Dad and was told to sit in the wine room. It was very quiet, barely any music, incredibly dark (in the cellar room). A little too romantic for a father/daughter dinner. I love Italian food, but wasn't blown away or impressed by their menu. I could have bought the Caprese ingredients in a store and made it myself, not too fresh. Entrees were ok. The waitress was very sweet, I liked her! I'm relatively easy to please but I probably won't go back anytime soon. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food by no means justified its price. It was average at best and lacked the touch of true, high-quality Italian cuisine. The restaurant is nice and elegant but the acoustics are poor and it was hard to have a conversation. This was at odds with our intention to celebrate a romantic evening (in fairness, it was Saturday night. Maybe they are quieter on week nights). "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My significant other and I had reservation for 8:45pm. We did not get sat until 9:05pm. The service was average (not that personable) not exeptional. I'm used to being "wow'd" at Mangiamo's but my last dining experience was just "ok"....not great. I don't know if I'll go back."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Mangiamo is always a very good place for a special meal. The hospitality and food is very good. Their Italian dishes are prepared as authentically as possible for being in So California. The tables are a little cramped (space is limited in the beach community) but the ambiance is very nice. I have only one minor concern, I believe the corkage fee of $25 is high for the area. (Maybe they donate the fee to local charities as some restaurants do.) I suggest you try Mangiamo and ENJOY."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Enjoyed the meal, but don't get a cocktail. We paid $14 for a couple of sips of the house whiskey sour; it came in a tiny high ball glass with one huge ice cube, no garnish."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This restaurant never disappoints! The food and service is always outstanding and if you're lucky enough to be seated in the wine cellar the ambiance is amazing! Definitely ask to be seated there!!! Their specials are always interesting and I would highly recommend this wonderful dining place!! It has always been my "go to" place when guests are in town. After dinner, a stroll on the pier, couldn't ask for more!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We so enjoyed everything and had such a hard time choosing from the widely varied, creative menu that this is a place that's a mandatory repeat! Jason, our server , was the best! Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The reason I didn't give the restaurant higher marks is because we walked into a vibrant (and noisy) beach type high end restaurant with laughter and hot spot hussle bustle then we were taken to a very dark, very quiet, solitary area and seated. The area we were seated in was perfect for a romantic couple however we were three girls together on a night out. My suggestion is to make sure you tell them what kind of atmosphere you want when you make reservations. On the beet salad we substituted the mozzarella cheese for the Barrata. Clams were okay, beet salad was fantastic and out of this world. Very delicious bread and different. The lamb was fantastic the scallops very good and the pasta is typical."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "After a particularly awful week, we decided to soothe our pain with an excellent dinner. Actually this experience was beyond any expectations and wonderful enough to ward off rough weeks for some time to come. The chef's special bruchetta was the best I have ever eaten in any country. Bravo"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This is arguably the best food in MB. The Diavolo sauce is out of this world. Never had a bad meal here (or it's sister Talia's, which closed, sadly. )"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Excellent service, great food and an ideal setting near the manhattan beach pier but a little bit pricey. Dinner for four with one drink each, an appetizer, entree and dessert was $400.00."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We've lived in MB for many years but never been to Mangiamo. We arrived early, sat at the bar for cocktails - the barman was unfriendly, didn't give us a menu, he pointed to a stack and said "there's the wine list". We had to ask for the cocktail menu! When our table was ready (we booked weeks ago) we were led through the lively restaurant, out the back, down a dark passage, through another dark dining area, to literally the LAST table in a dark corridor somewhere under Sketchers! The seat was broken and there was NO atmosphere. Awful. The food was 'ok' but we were handed the bill before we had finished and not even offered to see the desert menu or coffee. With so many other great places in MB, seriously, DONT BOTHER with Mangiamo's."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Scallops were wonderful as was roasted cauliflower. The capresse salad very good (wish the tomatoes were not chilled). Bread pudding was excellent. We ate in the wine cellar"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We were celebrating a special birthday for my niece. The wait staff was prompt, very cordial and even surprised her with a special dessert. We were seated in a back room which I highly recommend if available. The main dining area is quite loud and vibrant but not good for conversation. All the dishes were outstanding-- osso buco, fresh halibut, fettuccine Alfredo and chicken parmigiana. We will definitely dine here again!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food is always phenomenal, no matter what you order!!! When eating here, you must sit in the wine/cave room! I've been here seven times with my wife, and cannot imagine eating here without sitting in the wine/cave room. You must request a table in the wine/cave room when making your reservation! Have fun and enjoy!!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I have been going to this restaurant for 30 years. Always a great meal and always great service. Sitting in the wine cellar is quieter if you don't want to sit out in the main restaurant which can be noisier."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Delicious and correctly cooked pasta. The lobster special is a great deal!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "was a bit loud for a romantic meal but the food was terrific"
    Dined on 3/14/2014