Mangiamo! Grand Rapids

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957 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Mangiamo! is housed in a beloved 19th century mansion just east of downtown Grand Rapids, which The Gilmore Collection has transformed into one of West Michigan's most special spots for fantastic American/ Italian-inspired dining. Ambiance at the Big House is classic and elegant within the beautiful Wurzburg mansion. The attitude, menu and service are refreshingly modern and affordable. Mangiamo! is the perfect venue to host your special event or wedding reception with our beautiful gated lawn and beautifully historic private rooms. Wedding rehearsal dinners are our specialty.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, European, American
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour: Monday -Friday 3pm-6pm
Dinner: Monday-Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(616) 742-0600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gordy
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Catering

This is the perfect option for in-office business meetings and lunches. Catering options include combination buffet packages, boxed lunches and family-style party pans.
Hours of operation are 8am-6pm Mon-Fri
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cherry St.
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Parking details
Ample Parking throughout the Grounds
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Entertainment
Live Jazz in the Lounge after 7pm Wed - Sat
Lawn and lawn games open to the public.
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The Story

About Managiamo!

The Lawn Capacity 150
Wine Cellar Capacity 35
Small Rooms Capacity 25-50

Our Italian restaurant in East Hills —Mangiamo—is a perfectly charming special event space in a beloved 19th century mansion that is full of character. The space includes a beautiful gated lawn and historically appointed private banquet rooms. Wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers are our specialty. Gilmore Catering services both on- and off-premise social and corporate special events at Mangiamo.

For more information about this unique venue and banquet space in Grand Rapids, please contact Heidi Beyer at 616.742.0600 ext. 12 today.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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1.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Unfortunately, we were at Mangiamo's on Thursday night, two days before their closing. The staff was disheartened. The food was so-so. I thought it was dishonest not to inform customers of the planned closing on Saturday. Our meal was an anniversary celebrartion and was a let-down to put it mildly.

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3.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Our second restaurant for Restaurant Week GR, we were surprised by the beautiful setting and home right in town. Oh the history!! Beautiful. We ordered from the restaurant week menu and our food was brought in a timely fashion. Unfortunately, our octopus was extremely overdone and chewy, the flavor was awesome but several times we were tempted to dispense our bite into a napkin simply because we weren't getting anywhere with chewing. My steak was medium well when I ordered medium rare. The creme brulee went unfinished as they tasted so burnt and that was the taste that stuck with us for hours after. We also noticed consistency is not their thing. The table next to us ordered almost the exact menu items as they were there for restaurant week as well, and my steak came as a filet mignon type cut (equally as tall as wide) and theirs came thin and long. He had ordered rare and got medium. My husband ordered the seafood dish and enjoyed it but it was nothing remarkable and we noticed that other tables who had ordered the same dish got large spoons in their dish, where my husband did not. The creme brulee dish was served to us on a little plate with a spoon and the table next to us received the creme brulee dish only and a fork, no plate. The paper on the table is annoying. Our waitress was charming and did a great job. I drink only water at every restaurant I go to and for some reason, this water was nasty. I asked if they had bottled water (never asked for bottled water before) and she was very sweet and accommodating. Thank you for that. The manager made an appearance but not at our table or any of the tables in our row EXCEPT for a table with several young ladies whom he frequently returned to, and even made their waiter work around him while he hung out. Very unprofessional. We are glad we tried it but we will not return, there are so many wonderful options in the city and nearby areas.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2017

I love the atmosphere of this lovely old stately home. We met with some traveling friends for a business meeting and it was perfect for conversation. I ordered the steak which was too well done. The others ordered the baseball size meatball and spaghetti, which is a favorite and always good. For desert we loved the chocolate truffle and tiramisu both excellent. I haven't been during the day but the home is so beautiful by evening lamplight. Mangiamo!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2017

Beautiful place! The only thing I would change is the paper tablecloths! It was kind of annoying. Cloth tablecloths are much better!

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2017

We enjoyed the evening with friends, location is good as it is only a few miles from home, choice selections were varied from complete entree' to sandwich or burger.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2017

Wonderful meal in an intriguing home. Our waiter, Joe, did a fine job; attentive without 'hovering'. He endorsed the Brussel sprouts and he was right, they were exceptional. Special acknowledgment goes to Jose, the truffle maker. Absolutely made my husband's night!

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2017

The restaurant location is lovely but our meals were just mediocre. Three out of four of us had chicken as part of our meals and all of our chicken was over-cooked and chewy. My husband's veal dish was very chewy as well. The brussel sprouts appetizer was delicious. Dessert was unremarkable. So all in all, just "meh". We won't be returning...too many other GR restaurants to try!

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2.0Dined on July 11, 2017

Nothing like our first visit years ago. High marks on flavor. One meal was small in portion. One (the Chefs Choice) was a little dry. One of us got sick on the way home. He was the only one who had the Mussels. Disappointed!

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2017

You need to update your online menu. Saw a few items I liked and was disappointed when they were not featured on the actual menu.

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1.0Dined on July 7, 2017

We went there to celebrate our mom's birthday. Our waiter was terrible. We waited over 20 minutes for our drinks and 90 minutes for our food. My son's "rare" steak was so overdone it was like a hockey puck; he sent it back. There were 11 of us and not one of us enjoyed our meal. Most of us just didn't eat them. I have NEVER written a negative review before but this place earned it. We were hoping for so much more given the occasion.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

This restaurant was a great place for the 6 girls to come and enjoy italian food and celebrate the bachelorette! Great service, great place, awesome outdoor pictures :)

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2017

We always enjoy Mangiamo. They accommodated our big group on short notice. The food was delicious. The night we were there the service seemed slower than normal.

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2017

We made a reservation and were taken to our table right away. The server gave us ample time to look over the menu. Once we ordered we had our food in around 15-20 minutes! Everything was delicious! From the time we arrived to the time we left it was about an hour. Great food, great service, and our guests were impressed.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2017

The restaurant is a beautiful place, with lots of character. From the architecture with vaulted ceilings, To the stained glass art piece by the bar. The place is very well put together for fine dining or a beer at the bar.

Food had a nice variety of options. We had sampled the Pasta. So received the fresh bread.

location was amazing with large parking lot and Prime location, right in the center of where you wanted to be.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2017

It was pouring rain when we came in, they were offering free valet parking to accommodate. Restaurant was a bit empty, as other diners left we were the only ones seated in our section which made it more difficult to get our waitresses attention. Otherwise it was lovely. Food was great! Time well spent.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2017

Again, a great time at Mangiamo! Went for our birthday (twin sister and I) and brought our Golden Retrievers out with us on the patio! Service was great, and very helpful with getting the pups some water and even a little ice cream snack! It was my sisters first time, and she loved it! Food was perfect as always! We love Mangiamo!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

This was our third visit to Mangiamo! and it never disappoints. The menu is varied so one is not locked in with Italian cuisine, though that is what we always opt for. Service is excellent and the atmosphere is elegant but not pretentious, well worth the drive if you're outside of GR and a great place for special occasions. It's a bit pricey but the portions are generous and the food is very good--lasagna is the best I've ever had! Also, for an early dinner, say 5:30-6, I believe wine is half price. All in all, this is an excellent choice for a special night out

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Food is always delicious! Ambience is awesome! Wait staff is top notch. !

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2017

The food was OK but my wife ordered a deep dish pizza that was still raw in the middle when the brought it out. They ended up just taking it off of our bill without any hassle. The service was slow but friendly....

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2017

Our Prime Rib was suppose to be medium rare but was medium well and charred on the ends.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2017

The service was so great. My waiter was really friendly and knowledgeable and interactive and overall great. They were out of some popular dishes so that was sad but what we did order was awesome. Pretty large portions too I was full before dinner arrived. Still ordered delicious dessert though. Great drinks and overall can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2017

I love bringing friends to Mangiamo's! Always great service, food and atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Great place but our poor waiter was overworked. He had a huge wedding party that was seated right after us. As a result, our service suffered and no one helped him. The GM appeared to be casually walking through without offering assistance.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Family celebration brought us to a fun table in the "library" and we enjoyed every minute. The appetizer was great, the Pear Martini was stellar, and the entree selection fantastic. Service was attentive and not too overmuch. We enjoyed the music, with a Paul Simonesque singer and piano. Lots of fun!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Wait staff was excellent, shelli was very good at timing, details and even laughed at my jokes. Food was good, a bit spendy. Good room and not so crowded I felt like others were at our table.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2017

A solid go-to restaurant for healthy and satisfying choices, good wine, variety of seating options.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Bachelorette party

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Excellent food and dining experience. Went there with friends from out of town. Everyone was pleased. Great service.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2017

We had a very good meal in a lovely old home and overall pleasant evening.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2017

Great food. Good time had by all. Mandy our waitress was very attentive and did a wonderful job serving us.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2017

Great food greater service

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2017

This was my first time to Mangiamo's. Our waitress was superb. Attentive and accommodating, but not hovering. The Appetizers were wonderful. Everyone loved their meal. Only drawback for me was noise. We arrived at 7:30 and it was difficult to have a conversation. But by 8:30 it cleared out a bit and was so much nicer. A great restaurant for special occasions.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2017

Our table for 7 was in a small side room. This made conversation so much easier. The food is always great and accommodates the various food allergies and limitations our family deals with.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2017

Good place for a meal. Setting being an historic venue appealed to me, makes dining a bit more special. Food was good and reasonably priced for a nicer meal.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2017

Always enjoy the restaurant. Lisa is our favorite waitress but everyone is very friendly. The greeters are very prompt. I love the pizzas and salads.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2017

My visiting in-laws were impressed with every facet of our meal. The ambience of a 19th century mansion (updated with style-preserving wheelchair access), an extraordinary antipasto board (what sort of witchcraft made those onions so amazing?), recognizably classic entrees which nevertheless distinguished themselves with smart preparation and plating, and Madison's extra-mile service (yes, she tracked us down in the parking lot to reunite us with forgotten toddler toys) -- the entire evening spoke well of Mangiamo! I'm still not quite sure how The Gilmore Collection manages to corral such distinct flavors and venues under the same corporate umbrella.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2017

Our first time there and it was for my daughter's graduation. Loved the ambiance, food, and staff. Very accommodating. The placed was packed with prom and special parties, and they really did an amazing job!!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2017

Always a delight, but tonight was especially great. Our server, Shelli, was brand new and we couldn't have had better service. It was as though she had been there a long time. She was fast, knowledgeable, so kind, and aided us in our menu selections with ease. Such a wonderful experience. The food, too, just delectable.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2017

Great quality food. Great birthday specials.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2017

We took our daughter out for her birthday and found Mangiamo's to have a wonderful environment, good food and great service!

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