We chose this restaurant last minute for a large party on a Saturday night. The restaurant easily accommodated us. We all had salads and pastas with wine. Salads were fresh. Pasta was excellent. Our servers were polite and efficient. All in all, we had a great dinner.
A little Italian restaurant on Clay Street nestled between Chinatown and the Financial District. Dishes were rich, flavorful and generous in portions. Service was a bit spotty. Maybe we got a new waitperson but overall enjoyed our experience there.. A good place for business meals. Nice and classy setting without the $$.
Not fancy or pretentious, just great food, very reasonable price, and a friendly atmosphere.
I have been going to Mangia for about 18 years now and it has never let me down. Wonderful people and great food
Needs updating inside. I had to ask to turn on music.
The food is always delicious and expertly prepared and the portions are quite generous. The veal tortellini with asparagus and prosciutto that I had ordered on my last visit nearly entirely covered the 12-inch plate on which it was served. No complaints, though, because the tortellini was covered in a heavenly béchamel sauce! The service is always great, not to mention the owner and staff are pretty hot. They are attentive but do not hover.
The most amazing Italian food in town. Service was truly exceptional. A truly hole in the wall. A gem to be discovered!
We came for a group lunch and the meatballs were superb. Insalata romana was excellent as well. Highly recommend! Cameriere era meraviglioso. Grazie mille!
We had an enjoyable dinner here. Wonderful, clean and delicious gem at the edge of Chinatown. Menu is great for kids as well.
The server was super friendly and the food was absolutely delicious. The prices were also reasonable compared to others in the area. I highly recommend a visit to this establishment.
We were a table of 4. The menu was extensive. My pasta was fine, but not outstanding.
The service was good. I've found better Italian restaurants near home on the peninsula.
If you live in SF there are many other options but if you're visiting from out of town and want a quick bite to satisfy your hunger cravings and a place to rest your feet before hitting Chinatown, you'll be happy here. The staff is really nice and fast. The portions are huge. What we ordered:
Bread is yummy
Mozzarella app is comparable to store bought, not a recommendation.
Gnocchi w/marinara is nice and light
Duck ravioli was tasty
Overall good experience.
Average food, obviously reheated. Would not recommend or go back.
By far my favourite Italian restaurant! Exquisite food and impeccable service.
I made a reservation for 8 and requested that we arrive 15 mins before the reservation and that we only had an hr to eat lunch. I received a call from the restaurant the morning of, to confirm the reservation and our constraints. They were very hospitable, service was wonderful, food was great. We were even able to get appetizers before our entrees and had plenty of time. There aren't many differnent options for food in the area and this was a nice surprise. Worked out perfect for our lunch. Risotto special was delicious.