I found Mangiamo! online and it was better in person than I expected. I will definitely be back.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
After reading some of the reviews I was a little skeptical about the food quality, but the food was outstanding and the overall dining experience went beyond my expectations. I got the Margherita pizza...sooo delicious. My friends also raved about their choices. I would definitely come back. This particular Gilmore restaurant will get my repeat business.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely dining experience
Seated us immediately; were able to add one more person with graciousness; food presentation was lovely and delicious; overall pleasing evening.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious dining experience!
Mangiamo is in a beautiful mansion and offered a great environment for our chill bachelorette party dinner. It was nice but well-priced and offered plenty of very good food options for all 7 of us. Very nice server and fun overall experience. Definitely recommended, especially the margherita pizza! The chocolate mousse cake was the day's special and it was incredible! Everyone enjoyed their dish very much!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The setting is beatufil and formal yet extremel comfortable for casual dining. Service was execellent,
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The combination of flavors in the entrees were delicious!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The setting is romantic yet casual-- perfect for a date, a night out, or a special occasion. The food choices are delectable and wine list delicious. We will be going back again, that's for certain!!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not the same old Italian
Had a great time at Mangiamo's. Took my 1 year old nephew, who was treated like a prince and loved drawing on the paper table cover and the chalk boards on the wall. Lots of choices. I chose the veal stuffed ravioli which was tasty. Best part of the meal was the delicious bread served with olive oil and fresh grated parmesan cheese. Would be a great place for a late night supper. Will be back soon.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dined this past Friday night to celebrate my parents 52nd wedding anniversary. Great server and awesome food.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun place, great prices
Wonderful food and fun atmosphere. Set in an old house which adds some cool ambiance.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, especially
Excellent service, especially from our server Amy...Thank you
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great dining experience.....the food was fantastic and the waiter was friendly, helpful, with service that made us want to return.....5 star service!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great evening, great service.
I enjoyed a great birthday dinner with my wife here. The service was great. We ordered the artichoke appetizer not knowing what to expect. When we received it, we were slightly disappointed. The server immediately suggested another appetizer, goat cheese balls with marinara "on the house." It was great. My wife had the eggplant dish and really liked it and I had the 8 oz beef filet. It wasn't Ruth's Chris, but it was very good. We topped off the evening splitting the cheesecake. Being that it was my birthday, my entree was free. The published policy states there's a $25 limit on the free birthday entree. My filet was $28 and they discounted the whole thing. Nice job Mangiamo!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will go again!
We loved dining in an old house and the food was delicious.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super Anniversary Dinner
Our wait staff person, Lilly was excellent. She was friendly and professional. Lilly expressed an interest in showing us the various dining locations on the premises. She was as pleased about the place as if she was an owner. That is an important quality in staff. The manager came to our table to inquire about the food, service and our pleasure. When we told Lilly that it was our anniversary, she brought us a tiny (as requested since we were pretty darn full) slice of chocolate torte cake. Very lovely presentation and extremely yummy. We will be back and with some frequency. Mangiamos is a treasure in many ways.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first wedding anniversary dinner was delicious! The only down-side was that some kind of art event was happening outside, and it was kind of loud, with a bounce house and things for kids, and we were trying to celebrate with a romantic dinner!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful experience overall.
Wonderful experience overall. I took my friend out to celebrate her recent engagement and we dined on the patio. Really great atmosphere, very relaxing! I enjoyed the food very much and the wine was delicious.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambience was elegant. The food was Delicious! Our server ease outstanding! It was a wonderful experience! !
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, great ambiance, great food, great friends. We had a wonderful time at Mangiamo's for Restuarant Week GR with some friendsl. Everything was perfect. If you can choose a waiter, ask for Jon, he was very helpful and friendly.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food all around. We were
good food all around. We were a table of 6 and everyones meal was delightful. tiramisu and expresso creme brulee were big hits!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experience
Wonderful dining experience for anniversary. Having order bouquet of flowers on the table for my fiance' was a perfect surprise. Food and service are always marvelous as always with The Gilmore restaurants. The free anniversary desert made for a perfect evening.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
True Italian in Grand Rapids
This was my first time at Mangiamo! and the food was excellent! Myself and a friend enjoyed the lasagna and chicken alfredo and was not disappointed. The portion size allowed for leftovers that tasted great the next day, and the side salads were amazing. Everything tasted fresh and was very simple.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that was seeking a nice Italian dinner in the heart of Grand Rapids.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Anniversary spot
We visited Mangiamo's for the first time in a few years for our 30th anniversary. It was perfect - we sat outside on the patio, had a relaxed, enjoyable dinning experience. Although there were a number of others on the patio, the tables are spaced out and the atmosphere allowed us to talk and share and enjoy being together at the end of a busy day. The food was excellent, the service very welcoming and friendly. We will go back soon!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service every
The food and service every time we go there is exceptional. We always have a good time and we are treated like family. The wait staff is very attentive and the kitchen is always willing to put things on the side or substitute ingredients as I have many allergies.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is very good with a nice variety on the menu. The staff are very professional and friendly. We were seated promptly and courteously. The food came to the table in a reasonable time, hot and fresh. Delicious in presentation and taste.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A complete awesome dinng experience. The food was great. (The calamari app was to die for.) The service was great. The atmosphere was amazing. (It's an old mansion)
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
As 1st time visitors with the massive size of the place we expected a mass produced family style product similar to Buca de Beppo chain and it was anything but! You have one large group family style choices but the individual items we got for just 2 diners were well crafted and tasty! Most creative do-it-yourself bruschetta with delicious topping on Walleye special and the steak w/ roasted veggies was artful and a good cut of beer for the price. Well be back!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
Great service....food and ambiance! ...appreciate the moderate pricing too.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, ambience
Have been here before. Never disappointed. Food is always excellent. The menu does offer some moderately priced items, nice wine selection. It was quite full, even for a Tuesday. We had a group of 11. Old friends from high school. Had a blast. Service was great, we were not rushed, food served in a timely manner. Great time
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
took our family of 7 (grandparents, "kids", and grandkids) for family dinner. very comfortable. excellent food and service. the wait staff were there when we needed them but didn't hover. great anticipation as to what we needed and when we needed it. everyone ordered something different and all was delicious. would go back again. wonderful 2 hours of family togetherness.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love coming to Mangiamo's for the great atmosphere. Our guest had a great time looking at all the memorabilia on the walls.
The food this time was a little mediocre. The pork dish was outstanding but just OK on our other three (whitefish and lasagna)
Our waitress was very pleasant and accommodation. Overall experience was very good and will continue to come back.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought guests from out of town...excellent service, food was very good. one guest ordered an eggplant dish...it was pretty, different and she loved it! Lasagna and chicken dishes were well prepared and excellent as well.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was perfect!
The General Manager saw to it that our dining experience with a party of 10 was just as expected, and it was!! Couldn't have asked for a better dining experience!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go for the ambiance!
The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 was bc I just thought there'd be more Italian food on menu. Don't get me wrong, there were Italian options, but they had steaks and seafood...but I didn't feel an overwhelming emphasis on Italian. And for some reason, the title of the restaurant perhaps, I just assumed it'd be REALLY Italian. Despite this, the food we got was excellent. Our service was fabulous. We will go back (our 8 year old so loved it) and we do recommend it to others. The ambiance was awesome....I could see taking visiting friends here. A great place to eat that shows off a unique GR area/neighborhood.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pretty and pretty perfect
Several times we have enjoyed ourselves at Mangiamo. Consistently very good food, excellent service, great ambience and stunning lawn space. If we came to Mangiamo with a hurried and anxious mood, we left satiated, satisfied and happy. We will return many more times.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I brought out of state guests for a business dinner. We were all impressed with the dinner and service. We were there on 10/8, reservation was under Maria Rentz.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great and they were very polite and wonderful. Our server was very consistent with asking if we needed anything at all.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great spot to share dinner w/ out of town friends. Ambiance was superb along w/ competitively priced entrees.
Gilmore does it again!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great ambiance
We had a wonderful time dining last Wednesday evening. For six ladies who don't get to see one another often enough, this was a perfect spot for conversation, drinks, and dinner.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waitress made note of my special needs as a blind person and made accommodations with quiet grace.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great experience
Our food was wonderful - will definitely go back. Our waitress was so/so, talked softly for the noise level in the restaurant, so was hard to understand. We felt prices were fair
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about mangiamo's was exceptional. From the receptionist to the owner coming to our table it fit our needs and went beyond. Our waitress was as personable as could be and the food was delightfully made. We have been coming to this spot since before it was Gibson's and plan to return often. Let us recommend the casual north end for regular visits and save the dining areas for special.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Extremely disapoinbted that
Extremely disapoinbted that my fabulous dinner leftovers were put into styrofoam container...tacky and totally gross..Expect much more from Gilmore...if you do not know where to get great paper post consumer recyclable containers contact the Pearl Street Cafe in the Holiday Inn on Pearl Street..have the best containers. Shocked when waitress handed me a styrofoam container with my wonderful meal...went straight into the trash when I got home. We spent almost $140 for 4 and had to throw all our left overs away. Not acceptable. Not in today's consumer and health conscious environment. I expect better results at my next dining experience or I will not return. I will NOT subject my food and our environment to styrofoam..
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our second time there. Great atmosphere, great food, reasonable prices.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing! Service
The food was amazing! Service was good, but seemed quite slow.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I chose Mangiamo's for our first wedding anniversary because of the setting. I had only been there one other time and thought it was beautiful and romantic. I made reservations far in advance, and mentioned it was our anniversary and requested a quiet table. However, we were seated in a very busy area near two large parties, one being a bridal party with a bunch of loud young women. The service and food was still great, but we had a difficult time conversing.
It would have been a perfect evening if we had been seated in a more quiet area away from large parties.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice experience
My wife and I have been coming to your restaurant for many years and always have a great experience. This was Veterans Day and as a Marine Corps veteran it was wonderful of you to offer a free meal to a veteran. We will be back, all ten of our family.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The pork tenderloin was perfectly done. The apples, cranberries and sweet potatoes all stood out against the fennel and glaze. Noise level too high for peaceful dining, but service was attentive.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We took our grandchildren here for a "dinner-date" before going out to a show, and it was perfect. They enjoyed doing a little finer dinning then they are used to, and the menu had plenty of items for them to choose from. The grandeur of the old Wurzburg Mansion the restaurant is housed in was great, and the kids enjoyed "touring" the upstairs of the old home.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
our company hosted our annual Christmas dinner at your restaurant 12/7. Was a delightful experience. Our server was polite and very attentive and very sensitive to all our needs. Very proactive. did not hurry us through the meal but made it a very pleasurable experience. We will be sure to come again and plan future dinner/parties there. Server was excellent at what she did and had a wonderful personality - outgoing and conservational but meaningful. We were just not another table but individuals! Perfect evening we will talk about for weeks, months and years! thank you!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM