Good food, dark place- gets loud
The food was good- I was surprised by the quantity of food when it came to the table. The service was very nice as I would expect for such an established place in this price range. My only gripe is in the layout or the place and the very poor lighting (was this by design?) in the back. We were seated there early (6:45 pm) and the reservation process was top notch. My concern was in finding a nice quite place to enjoy with my family. The atmosphere in the back was more of too-dark-to-even read the menu. Maybe some people would like this but even the couples that were around us seemed surprised it was so dark. If the reason was to protect the wine, then I'd say it is silly to make your wine cellar a seating area.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service was outstanding
The service was outstanding and so was the food! A little cramped at the table for 4 but quaint as well.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, service, drinks,
Great food, service, drinks, wine.
Place is a little loud - convesations a little hard to hear.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, Mangiamo food is
As always, Mangiamo food is excellent as well as service. The small bar has become a very popular spot -- completely full by 6:00! The tables in the back rooms are very quiet and the front is "energetice"!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good consistent food. Great
Good consistent food. Great fish and pasta dishes.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you want to hold a conversation,
If you want to hold a conversation, as for "The Celler" area which is in back of the restaurant. Very nice private alcoves are in the back. If you want "action", stay in front. Great food, superior service, attentive but not overbearing.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gem in Manhattan Beach
This was our third visit to Mangiamo's. We have been impressed each time. We
sat in the back of the restaurant, known as the wine cellar. It's a cozy area with just a few tables. Very romantic spot for a date night or a few couples. Service is always impeccable. Food is delicious. I can't say a negative word about anything. We will definitely be back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were there for Monday-lobster
We were there for Monday-lobster night! Good food and friendly service.
4/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
As several other reviews have
As several other reviews have said, we found the food to be excellent and the service to be spot on! Having read that the restaurant could be noisy, we asked for a table that would likely be quiet, and we were immediately accommodated by being seated just off the main room and by the wine closet. It was perfect! Even though this is a 30 minute drive from our home, I'm sure we will come back often.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated a friend's birthday
We celebrated a friend's birthday the other night and the food and service were execellent! Definitely a good find.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Location Great, Food Variable
The setting is nice, and the remodeling efforts have cleaned up the exterior look. We ended up in one of the back, cellar rooms, that got a bit stuffy as the evening progressed. The menu was as nice as always, and we and the three friends that joined us sampled a broad range of the appetizers, salads, and entrees. The mussells and poke were great, the burratta pear salad was kind of uneven... a clump of pears on one side, and a big chunk of barratta on top of the greens. Build your own salad, I guess? The lamb shank was a bit chewey and fatty, the chicken marsala was very good, as was the penne Bolognese and fettucine Alfredo. So... choose carefully, I guess, and if you don't like stuffy, ask for a table in the main dining room. Great wine
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I know exactly what I was looking for in a restaurant that has AMAZING food service and truly a romantic setting!!! This was beyond perfection!!! I will make sure to share this amazing experience with EVERYONE I know that is looking for perfection "Mangiamo"
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The back Cellar area was so nice, quaint and quiet. Food was delicious, Service Wonderful.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
lHaving a reservation with
lHaving a reservation with quick acknowledgement of it and given seating immediaely--high praise. Service - not so prompt as time was of the essence since our group was going to the Speakers Series @ 8pm. Food wasa fabulous, no one jhad any alcoholic beverages, so next time i will do that!
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great romantic restaraunt
Ask for a seat in the wine cellar for that little extra....
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite Restaurant In Los Angeles
This place is incredible. The food is fantastic and the ambience is outstanding. Make sure to ask for a table in the back room if you want extra privacy and intimacy. Went here two nights in a row it was so good.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Bar & Dining, Friendly Staff.
All Appetizer and Entree's for a Party of 4 were Great ... the Service was Outstanding !!!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is fabulous
The food at Mangiamo is very good, fresh, nice ingrediants. It's a small place so I do recommend reservations. It has an extensive wine list so bring your pocket book..
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took out of town guests and
Took out of town guests and they were very impressed. The food was incredible and the service was perfect. Pleasant staff. My veal parmigiana was the best I have ever had.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service. Good people. Perfect for people watching. Great house wines and excellent wine list. Matty makes a mean Manhattan or Martini, or both...one of the best bartenders in the South Bay. Good food, great happy hour, just plain old fun.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Food and Amazing Service
I went with a group of 12, and they got us in with only a few hours notice. It was quiet at 6:30 but packed by the time we left. The food was outstanding. Our server was knowledgable, made great recommendations, and was fun. This place is right by the beach - one block away, and in a great, fun area. I would definitely go back!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
we were celebrating our anniversary, (we actually got engaged there). Victoria our server was awesome, she made it very special for us...
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find of a 40 year establishme
Found on Open Table. The attentiveness and knowledge of the staff was considerable. The willingness to suit ute or even create a meal was over the top. The words used were " think of us as your kitchen, if we have the ingredients we will create it for you. Whenever I am in this area again there will not be another Resturant considered.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place have been
I love this place have been here many times and have never been disappointed!!!!!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was great
Our waiter was amazing and made our experience to be very memorable. The menu has something for everyone and the wine list has a good variety of Napa Valley wines. The seating is a bit close together but you get over it pretty quickly. I would recommend giving this place a try!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has been here for years and i have been disappointed. The menu has a little of everything! My husband had lamb chops, i had the fresh fish Ono and our guests had crab leg pasta and vodka penne. All was delicious! Highly recommemd this gem! It doesnt disappoint!!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I knew going in that Mangiamo was expensive so my expectations were pretty high. I was surprised that every aspect of the experience exceeded those expectations.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and service!
I wasn't able to make my dining reservation as my friend's plane was late arriving from LAX. However, I called and explained my situation, and the restaurant was very accommodating. I came by and ordered take out and had a glass of wine while waiting. The food at Mandiamo is incredible. The service was also amazing. I hope to be able to return soon.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Service - 5 Star
Our waitress was both knowledgeable and friendly, she gave helpful suggestions which made our food experience as terrific as the food. We received soup samples from the chef which was so delicious I took some to go! We were a large party (7) with a couple of people from Texas who thought the restaraunt's proximity to the pier, the ambiance, and food were fabulous. I will definitely return.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out with the girls! Food was fantastic (go for the Sea Bass) and the service good! Sit in the wine cellar for a lovely ambiance and its quieter and easier to talk. The main dining room gets too noisy!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I were in town for one night and we searched for a delicious Italian dinner on Open Table. We found this great restaurant in Manhatten Beach, CA close to the ocean, and they were having "Pasta Night". This was a fabulous deal for $18! It was worth much more! A beautiful cozy little spot! All the menu offerings looked delicious and we were not disappointed with our choices!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Giving Italian Lessons
Mangiamo just does everything right. They make a great veal parmigiana, which nearly every other Italian restaurant on the West coast seems to get wrong! The service is classy, polite and warm. The interior is decorated with care and good taste. Very romantic.
It will be your favorite Italian restaurant once you've gone.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good-to awesome food. We have been there 3 times.
Servers are amazing- remembered our orders from the
Last time we were there! Very accommodating about dietary restrictions.
If you want a bar scene - it's next door - the brewery or across the street at the strand,
But enjoy great food first.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been fortunate enough to eat here every time I'm in town on business. My clients and co-workers always ask if we are going back. The food is outstanding and they have a nice wine selection. The staff is friendly and the location can't be beat. Enjoy a great meal and then walk it off on the manhattan beach pier! Highly recommend!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still Going Strong
Mangiamo has been a staple on Manhatten Beach Blvd. Very good all around place to eat.
Happy hour Martini's till 6:30 PM.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite restaurants!
I took a friend who had never been here before and she was highly impressed! We had a outstanding meal and it was quiet enough to have a great conversation.
Service outstanding and a delightful evening.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great anniversary dinner
Dinner with my gal in the wine cellar. Can't miss. Great service, great food, nice time. Yes, a bit pricey, and not quite a "foodie" vibe, but pretty darn tasty. You could do MUCH worse. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic, Elegant Restaurant
My husband and I arrived at Sunset on Halloween Night. The small bar area was full. The rest of the restaurant was empty. The hostess seated us at a table for two near the server's station. The owner came over and moved us to a more comfortable 4-top. He was so nice. They served some wonderful bread and butter. My husband ordered the crab crusted sea bass on shrimp risotto. It was beautifully presented and very yummy. I ordered the pumpkin tortellini. It was beautiful too. I am not sure what it was stuffed with, but it had pumpkin oil on top and lots and lots of pink peppercorns. I am not a big fan of whole peppercorns, but they looked pretty and I was able to scrap most of them off. We will be back!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Anniversary Dinner !!!
Thee food was Excellent as well as the service. Couldn't of asked for anything better. I will be back soon !!!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our meals were quite flavorful
Our meals were quite flavorful martinis and grappa also wonderful!!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service are consistently excellent at this restaurant. The main dining area and bar are "lively". I prefer the charming back area for a quiet(er) relaxed meal.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Manhattan Beach Restaurant
Any restaurant that survives many years has to have a following. Over the years we have enjoyed the food and service but the close tables can be noisy. We were lucky enough to sit in one of the charming back areas and it was lovely. This night we were particularly struck by the excellent service. The hostess greeted us by name and knew that we had requested a certain table. The waiter was excellent - attentive but not pushy. If noise bothers you, go during the week. We all were very happy with the evening.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently The Best
There is no better restaurant....its consistently outstanding..... Love the food, service. Parking is tough and the noise lever is high, but
its worth it because of the quality and variety of the food
The menu is second to none and varies just enough to make it interesting
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a first date there and they made it very special. It ended up being a great night!!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM