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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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Miami
48 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

JB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

HL
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

s
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
4 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
40 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
5 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!

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