Mangia Qui Italian Bistro

4.8
79 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mangia Qui Italian Bistro in Virginia Beach, VA wants to become your go-to spot for a fun atmosphere and delicious Italian food. You know, that place in the neighborhood where locals gather to kick back and take a night off from cooking.
If you can’t hop a plane to dine at a trattoria in Italy, the next best place is right here. We truly believe we’ve created something with this restaurant that you can’t get anywhere else in the area. From the pride we take in our kitchen preparing fresh to order authentic dishes like homemade lasagna and tiramisu, to our dedicated wait staff providing friendly and personalized service.
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JH
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mangia Qui is always a treat. The food was freshly prepared, and the pace of the meal was very relaxed (but not slow even though it was busy).

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best Italian restaurants in Hampton Roads.
Incredible food and service.
Relaxed (not fancy) atmosphere.
We eat there at least 1x per month.

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The chef was very, very slow preparing our food! We felt like we were never going to be served. This was not a specialized , hard-to-prepare food item but one that was on the menu and a specialty of the house. The waitress's apologizes still didn't quiet down the stomach growls we were experiencing from the long wait.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurants in Hampton Roads.
Incredible food, traditional and untraditional Italian.
Great service. Great bar with original cocktails. Nice wine list.
Price is right - very affordable.

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Miami
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Kitchen was painfully slow.. food is great, staff was great .. four boys under 11 and 1.5 wait for food does not make it easy on anyone.. food is great

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JD
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food.

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W
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited for a first time date, recommended by my Office Assistant that lives in the immediate area. I could not be more satisfied... Food was exceptional, wait staff was great, the evening was huge success! I know my date was impressed and she could not stop saying just how delicious the food was....
Drinks, Main Course, Dessert, After dinner drinks and reasonably priced.

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JM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my second time eating at Mangia Qui with several friends who are somewhat "picky" about food. Everyone thought it was great. The staff were very good about addressing allergies and food preferences/substitutions. Would highly recommend.

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QJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The waiter was very helpful. The food was delicious and cooked perfectly.

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L
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a hard time deciding what to order it all sounded so good,
our waiter was so informative in helping us make that decision he was very knowledgeable of their extensive menu. We are definitely going back!

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CA
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

First visit in several months and I was disappointed in overcooked, tepid pasta dish. Mangia Qui had been a "go to" for authentic Italian. Restaurant was also nearly empty. Is this a sign?

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful "late Mother's Day" dinner. Rob did a wonderful job of taking care us, his pacing, fun attitude, and professionalism was a highlight. Great recommendations on dishes. Would also like to compliment the sommelier, great pairing with my dish. 10/10 will return, no question.

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RG
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

2nd time to this restaurant - 1st time was better. The waitress forgot appetizer plates; missing two sets of silverware that she did not notice; food this time was 'okay'....nothing to speak out about....average.

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Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Austin, did an outstanding job catering to a group of 8 ladies. He was attentive, personable and catered to our individual needs. Several had not eaten here before and all said a definite come back to place.

Not only a treat for the birthday gal came out Me!) but a card signed by the restaurant staff. A sweet touch of personal caring! Thank you

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o
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is always good and fresh. Donah was friendly and attentive. We'll be back.

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PP
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first trip here but not my last. Our waitress was superb, very knowledgeable about the dishes. Everyone was great And how nice that management came to the table to make sure we were satisfied with everything. Oh and not incidentally the food was excellent!!

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ME
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were outstanding! Will definitely be enjoying again.

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DM
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited for the first time last week. We had a wonderful experience. The food was excellent, my wife is Italian and loved the food. The service was crisp and friendly. The decor is simple but pleasant enough. Value was great.

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V
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not my first time here. Food is hot and fresh. Service is always first rate. Nobody should ever leave hungry.

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Y
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looks like a Pizza joint from the outside - inside a wonderful atmosphere and fabulous food!

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J
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Attentive service. This is becoming one of our favorite restaurants.

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LG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing as always. The kiwi hard italian soda was delicious and the chef's special Valentine's menu was full of delightful selections.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service each time I go here!! Highly recommended!

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RS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing and the service is top notch. Can’t wait to go back!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem for those who have not yet found this pleasant restaurant. Excellent service ...welcoming staff..good food..place to go to relax...

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o
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

always had good food and service but this night was missing both . disappointed in the small Greek salad . wasn't enough for one person. ordered bianco pizza and delivered something totally different with red sauce and no mozzarella. our waiter said it was what we ordered but over cooked. finally manager came over asked how our pizza was.. didn't seem to know about the problem. had to make a new pizza . while the couple with us had to eat their dinner while we waited Confusing. maybe an off night. we'll give them another try ..

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CS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed the delicious meals at Mangia Qui since it opened. The wait staff is always helpful. They never hover and give customers time to enjoy conversation. The food is outstanding! I have gone with groups - relatives and coworkers - or a quiet meal.

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J
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ladies and I do a dinner once a month and the last two dinners have been there since we live the food , service and just the entire experience!!!

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C
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service. The Caesar salad was very fresh. We had a yummy lasagna

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SW
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellently prepared fresh ingredient Italian. We are fond of Wednesday pizza and wine night. Pizza is thin crust, homemade everything and delicious. Wine pairings are superb. Staff attentive and knowledgeable. If Wednesday, strongly recommend reservations.

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The environment was awesome. What I requested when I made reservation were met. Awesome service, food camw out quick and it was delicious.

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BC
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food! Great menu choices. Our server was awesome.

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Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My 2nd visit. Not my last. The food is really delicious! Their house Cianti is a good pairing to the Italian dishes.

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m
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely amazing as usual! Best Italian I've had and I've had authentic italian.

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w
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent sized portions, quality Italian food. Will frequent often.

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JO
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We saw this place in The Hampton Roads Show a while back and have been wanting to try it out. It did not disappoint. The service was outstanding and the food was some of the best Italian and pizza we have had in the area. We will definitely be back soon.

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S
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were treated graciously with a superb waitress who accommodated all eating desires. The food was generous....but the appetizers hit the spot.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

From the butter on the bread to the main entreé, Mangia Qui Italian Bistro makes all the food on your table in the same building that you dine in. Each familiar Italian dish is surprisingly new and delicious. Worth the trip back time-and-time again.

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