Mangiamo

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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. Mangiamo Bar offers Happy Hour Monday through Friday, in the bar area only from 4:30 to 6:30.
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mangiamo is such a hidden gem! It may get lost in the excitement of the 'new' local cuisine, which is a big mistake. Everything on the menu is fabulous. The service is friendly and competent.

IR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Ok for Happy Hour. Prices dont reflect food quality.

JO
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Love this place, albeit, they couldn’t handle the Labor Day crowd. Disappointed.

DD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Emily, our sever, was fantastic.
Frank, the Manager, is always personable and professional.

g
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good Italian food but nothing particularly creative on the menu. Very noisy. Had to talk loudly (like everyone else) to be heard by guests.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday date. Everything was perfect.

BB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and drinks were incredible. Was a little noisy but the ambiance overall was very hip and made us feel like we were fancy and important. Service was less than stellar but likely it was because we were young and looked like we may not be the wealthiest people in the room. Got a nice birthday dessert though so that was appreciated. We will be going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthday and our wedding anniversary

They always do a great job with our requests for the wine cellar.

Food and drinks and crowd stellar as usual.

CH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Always good.
Miss the Nee York from the menu!
Only one steak offered- Filet- Good, but I miss the beautiful N York!
Service and overall ambiance is great!

m
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

usually this is great, but the nosie level was high and the food took 1.25 hours to arrive.

DS
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place always exceeds our expectations. We make it a point to eat here every time we are in town. Service is great, prices are reasonable, and food comes out surprisingly quick for as busy as they are. The food is always spectacular. It is very busy and very loud because all of the tables are so close, but as long as you can live with that, you will no doubt have a spectacular meal.

OT
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best short ribs in the area; excellent food and service

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

From the moment we walked in the restaurant, we knew we had made the right choice. There were 3 of us and we were seated at a nice table, and the waiter immediately came to welcome us. We began with the "Tomato Tower" special appetizer and it was extremely tasty and well presented. (Hoping they have it next time we go). We then had the 'fish special' of the day with ravioli, which was also delicious and well presented. The martinis were good and the ambiance was lovely. We look forward to returning soon!

MB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have not been disappointed whenever we have dinner.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Can get loud though because it’s small.

B
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very noisy. After 20 years you'll think that they would invest in a wine cooler. Nothing worse than ordering an expensive red wine and having it served warm.

T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We love this place. But the service was unusually poor. Inattentive waitress. Wine and water glasses sat empty for way too long. Hopefully just an anomaly. Will go again.

OT
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Menu on open table is quite different than in the restaurant. Steamed clams were salty and the scollops were gritty. Would not recommend

T
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Fan was blowing too cold in the bar area. When the fan was shut, it made a distracting high pitch sound. Fix the fan!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was great. Food left a lot to be desired.

MC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy this local jewel. High quality food and a pleasant staff makes this one of the best restaurants in the South Bay.

k
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal in Manhattan Beach

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. Our server Kim really knew the menu and was just great! We will be back...often!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

PK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff, food and location are consistently wonderful! Thank you to Frank for always being a great host to all.

W
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Always good food and great service. Always noisy. Fun spot

SM
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and very knowledgeable servers who went into detail describing the items on the menu! Service was fast and the dinners all delicious!!! Mangiamo never disappoints !

CF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The server and hostess were great! The food, was nothing special. For an Italian restaurant at this price point I expected flavorful cuisine. Most of the food was extremely bland and when there was a pop it was thanks to hot sauce. This was my 3rd try and sad to say my last.

BR
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visit Los Angeles area every year for a conference, and always have a great experience at Mangiamo's! Love it!

F
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food - service not great

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The best salmon I have ever had!!

DD
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding time at Mangiamo! Two of our guests (one was the former President of a LA college and his wife) enjoyed the pasta special with mussels and I had the Petrale sole over risotto which was delicious. My husband had the Sea Bass which was equally as tasty. Our service was impeccable and they were able to seat us right away with our reservation. Our guests were very impressed as well and will be repeat customers !

RN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service, one of our favorites!!

NG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, and ambience. But the place gets crowded and the noise level doesn't allow for a nice and quiet conversation.

R
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had five different main courses and every one was fabulous. Even the salads were terrific and the desserts were out of this world. The service was equally outstanding. I could not recommend a restaurant more highly.

MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

tiger prawn starter and the white haven sav blanc where heavenly! love this place for years. casual dining or fancy special occasions, i’m always happy

AH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, exquisite service! Noise level was more than expected but understandable given the busy time and compact space.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal, amazing service, perfect ambience - as always!

m
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved the restaurant. Food quality is very good but noise level is intolerable on a Saturday night.

CA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasta Dish was amazing, the pork chop dish was just ok.
Staff very attentive and great ambiance. We will be back with friends.

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