Wonderful! Great wine, food and service. Loved the back room seating booths....
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!
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."
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!
Really loud but great food. It was so loud you couldn’t hear the waiter tell us the specials.
The food was fantastic! And the service was just as good !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Ok for Happy Hour. Prices dont reflect food quality.
Love this place, albeit, they couldn’t handle the Labor Day crowd. Disappointed.
Emily, our sever, was fantastic.
Frank, the Manager, is always personable and professional.
Good Italian food but nothing particularly creative on the menu. Very noisy. Had to talk loudly (like everyone else) to be heard by guests.
Birthday date. Everything was perfect.
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.
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.
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!
usually this is great, but the nosie level was high and the food took 1.25 hours to arrive.
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.
Best short ribs in the area; excellent food and service
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!
We have not been disappointed whenever we have dinner.
Great food and service. Can get loud though because it’s small.
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.
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.
Menu on open table is quite different than in the restaurant. Steamed clams were salty and the scollops were gritty. Would not recommend
Fan was blowing too cold in the bar area. When the fan was shut, it made a distracting high pitch sound. Fix the fan!
Service was great. Food left a lot to be desired.
We always enjoy this local jewel. High quality food and a pleasant staff makes this one of the best restaurants in the South Bay.
Best meal in Manhattan Beach
Awesome experience. Our server Kim really knew the menu and was just great! We will be back...often!
The staff, food and location are consistently wonderful! Thank you to Frank for always being a great host to all.
Always good food and great service. Always noisy. Fun spot
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 !
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.
I visit Los Angeles area every year for a conference, and always have a great experience at Mangiamo's! Love it!