Mangiamo

4.7
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1005 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. Mangiamo Bar offers Happy Hour Monday through Friday, in the bar area only from 4:30 to 6:30.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
London
28 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A longtime spot in Manhattan Beach I like and gave frequented since it’s owner had Talia and Lido.

CC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The prime rib was so tough we couldn’t eat it.

JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Terrible service from hostess and waitress. We waited 15 minutes before bing contacted after being seated.

RC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 3rd New Year's Eve meal my wife and I have had at Mangiamo's. They always do such a great job making it feel like a special night - the decorations are festive, the staff is very attentive, the food is superb. Our fellow diners were in good spirits and we struck up conversations with several of them.

M
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always really good neighborhood place.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mangiamo is delicious and we love the Sunday night pasta special! Great for date night.

JS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food was mediocre at best which is the main reason I chose the restaurant. Service and ambiance was great, but rather disappointing to pay about $150.00 for crappy food.

SL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with girlfriends. Our server, Jeremy, could not have been nicer or taken better care of us!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Stuck in the back in a booth with a post taking up half the seat. Very uncomfortable seats. Bathroom was dirty and messy. Service was okay, but it took 45 minutes for our food to come and all we got was pasta. The pastas were okay, nothing special. The restaurant was also really loud. The prices are outrageous for what you get. Will never go back again!

d
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Manhattan beach restaurant hands down. Service is outstanding always and food is great!

SF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, excellent food and service- we had a large party. Back room was perfect for our group

SM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

S
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fooi and cocktails. I highly recommend this restaurant.

LB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It is a pleasant local restaurant, food is tasty, service good, but the noise level is away too loud. It is difficult to have a conversation.

MF
Kansas City
43 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal at the shore. Excellent service.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the staff is wonderful. The food is exquisite.

JB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed! The staff, the food , the service is all fantastic!

K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Food was fantastic and service was impressive

JD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience!

JB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional. The staff, the food, and even the drinks were fabulous. I can’t wait to go back.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Restuarant. Highly recommend.

J
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here whenever we have plans near LA. Food and service is always great.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Alex, was wonderful. If you want quiet and a romantic setting, ask to be seated in the wine cellar. Perfect.

MC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab crusted sea bass and shrimp risotto was truly one of the best meals I've ever had. I wish I lived closer!

RJ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic, service was on point and attentive and we always have a great experience! Thank you!

MH
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALEX did a great job. Excellent service. Food was really good.

P
Los Angeles
142 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had a fabulous anniversary dinner! The service was top rate—and we will always return.

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood Italian eatery !!

CA
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Great wine, food and service. Loved the back room seating booths....

PJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. It is consistently delicious, good portion sizes, you can generally get a reservation on relatively short notice, the ambiance is intimate yet lively, I often run into people I know and they pour a nice Martini! It is probably my favorite local restaurant as we live in Manhattan Beach. Really appreciate that Mangiamo is still here!

DS
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love this restaurant and will continue to go when I am in town. Food and service is always excellent. I make it a point to go every time I'm in town. However, it is VERY loud. Might not be great for a "quiet, romantic dinner."

RC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Mangiamo, reliably great food, excellent wine list, nice ambiance ( preferably eating in the quiet wine cellar area ). We particularly enjoyed the fresh starting salad, heirloom tomato stack and excellent halibut and pasta dishes; everything was terrific.

The service was attentive and timely, but not overbearing by interrupting our meal too often. Advice given about our wine pairing was useful and the wine was delightful.

All around, a very enjoyable dining experience, and we will return on a future occasion soon!

YF
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really loud but great food. It was so loud you couldn’t hear the waiter tell us the specials.

JB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! And the service was just as good !

HL
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great way to enjoy a dinner celebrating a birthday. Steamers and fried cauliflower were a perfect way to start off the dinner. The roasted rack of lamb was tender and delicious with the blackberry sauce being a perfect pairing.

EB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The restaurant was very noisy, and the service was slow. I’m assuming they were understaffed the night that we visited, because the food and the cocktails took so long to come out. Our waitress kept forgetting our courses in the kitchen, so the salad came out soggy and the pasta cold. After our main course, she abruptly brought our check before we asked for it, and without offering us dessert. They comped the dessert, which was nice. Overall, the meal was still too expensive, the food was too mediocre, and the service was too bad to warrant us returning.

BL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Don’t do it. Just awful. Noise decibel levels like you’re in a football stadium just after your favorite team has scored. Constantly loud! Can’t hear your companions inches across the table from you. The worst experience in Manhattan Beach I have ever had in decades. Food overly priced and prepared poorly, not to specifications. Waited 1 hour 20 minutes for food and it was wrong when served. Needless to say we will never come back and would rather go down the street and order from a bar than sit through this humiliation of a food establishment again. Frank the manager/owner should be ashamed. Poor reflection on a great city. It was barely surviving until other good food restaurants came to the area and now it hangs on with unseat-able spill-over from the other eateries. Wow wish it was replaced with a better place.

S
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Main part of restaurant is terribly noisy. We got moved to the "wine room" and it was perfect. Next time I will specify that on my reservation.

d
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we always visit while in town and everyone knows us. our favorite server was not in our area where we sat but she came over to say hello regardless. food is always perfect. sit in the back room if you want some quiet time!