Mangiamo

4.6
905 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Mangiamo Restaurant is located in the heart of beautiful downtown Manhattan Beach, one block west of Manhattan Beach's historic pier. Mangiamo has been serving the South Bay since 1984.
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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambience, good food and ex ellent service.

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HB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a local favorite! Sitting back in the wine cellar is a treat. Service is outstanding, great wine list and delicious appetizers.

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a local gem. The food is delicious. I refuse to tell my friends because I don’t want them to know about this amazing place. I want to keep it for myself. I really enjoyed the incredible menu.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service but some of the locals were very loud

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HW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Chad, and his colleagues paid the right amount of attention to our group. The menu and wine list had something for everyone and the back room experience was unique. We had a great time with celebrating my wife’s birthday with friends and will be back!

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KC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mangiamo had a great lively atmosphere. Everyone was so nice and superior service with delicioua entrees. A cute little restaurant with great customer service from host to server.

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NC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktail are amazing - love their seasonal ones. The food was delicious and the service was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

PHEASANT NACHOSSSSSSS

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MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food was good and my only suggestion to improve is to switch to fresh homemade pasta.

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E
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great quiet room back of main dining room perfect for reconnecting with old friend. Service was okay, not anything to complain about, but not outstanding. Everything else was.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very attentive and excellent Italian cuisine

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JL
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing at Mangiamo’s!
A big shoutout to Frank and staff!

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ED
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We go there quite often and the food, wait staff and overall always a pleasure.

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RD
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good spot for business or pleasure.

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L
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food great! Table too small for 2. Not suitable for conversations (too much noise)

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OT
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience; the food was excellent- best seafood dishes in the coast

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BB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Everything on the menu is pretty overpriced in relation to the preparation. I got sea bass (two very small breaded portions) The pastas were extravagantly priced but not outstanding. The food was pedestrian. The atmosphere is cozy. The staff wonderful. The food and prices are lackluster. Would not recommend. Spending this kind of money, I'd prefer Manhattan Beach Post or Fishing With Dynamite. At least the food is prepared with unique flavors and everything is stand-out or fresh. Mangiamo feels like it's got the service part down, but the food is an after thought. Wine is also way overpriced.

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JP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Used to be one of my favorite restaurants when I lived in Manhattan Beach. I had not been there is over 20 years. Still amazing!!

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BN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, Great service, Good times. It was a little loud, but a nice experience anyway.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Very authentic.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve dinner was fabulous ! Food was excellent and atmosphere perfect ❤️

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LT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

New Year’s Eve

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m
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

We sat in front by the window and it was very noisy due to some loud drunk people at the bar. My niece was in town for a quick trip and it was hard to hear each other. Next time I’ll wait for a table in the back room.

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r
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We want to celebrate our anniversary and were not disappointed. The daily special of heirloom tomatoes was a delicious start. My entry of braised short ribs was outstanding. The highlight of the meal was, however, the dessert of bread pudding a la mode. We will definitely be back.
BTW, corkage fee is $25.

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L
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 7 and they were ready for us even though we showed up a bit early. We ordered 7 different entrees and they were all served
perfectly and beautifully. King Crab pasta, oxtail pasta, gnocchi, and pasta with fresh tomatoes were all delicious. Scallops, Halibut, and Salmon
were prepared and presented with flair. We ordered an Italian wine ( we were dining with friends from Italy ) and they were impressed. Good job, Mangiamo!

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L
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for any occasion. We enjoyed the pear salad, jumbo prawns and king salmon. Very attentive staff! The food was perfectly prepared and beautiful in presentation. The atmosphere was casual and relaxed, but energized as well. Will definitely return next time we’re in MB.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Mangiamo. Food is amazing and the service is really great! One of our favorite restaurants!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a family Christmas dinner here. The service was excellent. The food ranged from good to great. The pheasant nachos were amazing!! The pastas were tasty. All of the desserts we tried were also amazing! We had dinner at 5. When the restaurant started to fill up around 6 it became quite noisy. Noise doesn’t bother me but it may some. Overall I enjoyed our meal. I will definitely dine here again!!

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CL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Restsurant is a great little hideaway place. It is very cozy and the ambiance is romantic. The food is great also. We ordered a variety of food from the Puttanesca, Ciopinno, oxtail pasta to appetizers. Would come back again. The service was great too. Friendly and great service.

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Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

As locals it is with great sadness that we admit to having increasingly rude experiences at Mangiamo. For more than 3 decades we've suggested, frequented and basically booked, and dined mostly in this restaurant when there are so many options becoming available in and around Manhattan Beach. Most of us know the owners of most of our local restaurants and we're a very close, tight knit community of friendly and considerate residents and citizens. Recently we booked a big birthday party for 8 locals at 7pm during the very early part of the week. We requested the cellar (big birthday) knowing this is mostly where we are placed as locals when dining as parties of 4. And we love it there and we are always grateful to our host, Chef and staff for their service. The big birthday party reservation (confirmed as received by the restaurant) was booked a week in advance. We requested the cellar at 7pm and received no response. Another party of 8 reserved a table AFTER we did and requested the cellar at 6:30pm. While dining there a few days prior to the birthday dinner, we asked to once again confirm our reservation. We were told that although we had reserved the table ahead of the other party we would not have the cellar UNLESS we changed our reservation to 6:15pm. Wow. Ok, so we all rushed home for our companies to be at Mangiamo as requested 15 minutes ahead of the 6:30pm party. We arrived at 6:15pm. The hostess said the table was not yet ready and they would do that asap. There were 4 of us there at 6:15pm. The other 4 arrived at 6:20pm. Still we were told the other party wanted the cellar so we were being MOVED to the main dining room. I let the manager know this was unacceptable.. that we were now offended having all jumped to meet their requirement to be there before 6:30pm having booked the table long before the party we were told would be taking over anyway. We were also told that the way we were being handled was a firm policy (many at our table know the owner).

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p
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our annual Holiday Girls dinner... we love Mangiamo’s cozy ambiance, friendly service and food was noticeably more delicious than usual. Great spot.

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The hostess did not open our reservation to see our seating request. We were instead seated in the very loud main dining area and were sadly, unable to chat.

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b
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What Can I say. Wonderful as per usual. Normally a quiet romantic spot, the place was crowded with Christmas parties and an unusual number of walk ins for a tuesday evening. Staff was awesome though and made our anniversary dinner quite special.

One recommendation if you can. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar before hand. Get a seat by the window and watch the night life of Manhattan Beach passby as you sip on a crafted cocktail.

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Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely, bit very noisey!

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s
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun with family for fireworks at Christmas time. Great service and food.

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GR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we first arrived it was happy hour, which was very lively to say the least. We were seated immediately, we had a reservation, and they took our drink order promptly. It’s a very quaint place and we loved the ambiance. Our appetizers came which were excellent followed by the main course. My wife had the linguine and I had the kurobuta pork chop with a pomegranate reduction sauce. Both dishes were perfection. Highly recommended and we will be back!

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b
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant provides an incredible dining experience. It is quiet, but pleasantly lively. Service is excellent, but not overbearing. Food is absolutely delicious...ample portions, creative recipes, lovely presentation. Great value. Bar tender is excellent. Easy access and parking to boot!

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L
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mangiomo’s is one of the best restaurants in Manhattan Beach. The food is consistently good, and the warm welcome is always out!

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t mind when I be there and server said “Asian” ?!@&
Haha.....

Anyway, New York steak and lamb chop pretty good. :)
And service great too

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy spot and great Italian eats. Nice spirit pours too!

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