Mangiamo

4.6
1253 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Mangiamo Restaurant, serving traditional Italian cuisine through a California lens, 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 is currently serving indoors and outdoors on our heated decks with epic views of the Pacific Ocean.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1253 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The Chilean sea bass was the worst I ever had.

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vippaulal
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, I will definitely come back again.

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barbarac
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mangiamo's is a treasure in MB. Menu is always appealing, service is exceptional, and the meal is sumptuous.

Keep up the great work!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mangiamo is always a wonderful experience for food, drinks and service. Thank You!

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MarniS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family favorite. Great service. Lovely ambiance. Delicious Food.

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vipSkaterpam
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the wine cellar. It is much quieter there and easy to talk with a really cool ambience. I always order puttanesca and whatever the special appetizer is and I'm never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday wonderful evening

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vipTimothyR
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arancini Ragu and the Mahi Mahi / Shrimp Risotto special were amazing!

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SusanB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor dining in Manhattanbeach still makes this a great destination, as long as the City Council keeps its hands off this wonderful new feature of the beachside city. Appetizers at mangiammos with a beach view can’t be beat!

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MattH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I were here for our 1 year anniversary and the service was outstanding, the food was delicious and the ambience was superb! We will be certain to return!

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michelet
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant and delicious!

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AllisonW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was very bland

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vipTTSS
Tucson
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mangiamo is a wonderful place to take a date or hold a business dinner. The food is impeccable and can be customized to your specifications. The servers are delightful! They offered great recommendations which made my experience even better. The wine selection is top notch too! I did not get to sample dessert because I was too full from all other great food. No problem, that just means I have to come back AGAIN!

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KellyM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had outside reservations and the staff accommodated us by putting us inside. First plus of the evening! Then half of our party was stuck in traffic, we were made to feel comfortable even though we had to wait to order dinner. It really felt like the table was ours for the evening. We started with martini's and appetizers until the rest of the party arrived. We were actually able to have a conversation because the noise level was low! Very nice crowd and a phenomenal evening.

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nevacal
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner at Mangiamo! The Food and Service were great. The secret to this best little gem is the quiet wine cellar.

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jjkk
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We have frequented Mangiamo many times. Sitting on the outside patio so close to the ocean, especially during sunset is the best seat in town. The service however was mediocre, especially for those prices. The servers seemed inexperienced and probably better suited to a a more casual, even fast food venue. The food while good unfortunately also seems to be slipping. I hope Mangiamo doesn't move towards relying on their location only. There is a restaurant directly across the street that seemed to fall to that and they are quiet these days.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Food was outstanding and service is always fast and friendly.

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vipAllenM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For cocktails, I ordered a Negroni, but they were out of sweet vermouth, so I had a gin martini instead (which was great!). We started with the fried cauliflower (again!) which was really yummy. I had Oso Bucco, and my companion had grouper; both were good! The first two Barolo wines that we ordered were out of stock, but they had the most expensive one. Business has apparently been good recently, and they need to restock their wine cellar!
In all, it was a fine dinner, and we look forward to going back soon!

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vipHHHearne
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We LOVE Mangiamo - the service, the food, the views. However, we did comment more than $200 for only three people seemed just a bit too pricey. That's our only gripe, but a wee bit expensive anymore.

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vipStephen
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We have eaten there many times but the service this time was a little disappointing. We ate outside and at one point we had to go into the restaurant to find a server.

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vipBrianC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was average…service was good.

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PasadenaLB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of our favorite restaurants in LA.
Thank you for a great meal, and fantastic service, as always!

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vipDianaS
Tahoe
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t live in LA but come here often, and make sure I dine at Mangiamo every time I’m here. Everything on the menu is excellent, but I am partial to the sand dabs because I can’t find them where I live. The pasta that comes with them is a perfect compliment. The service is always impeccable here, and they really treat you like a valued patron. I can’t say enough great things about this restaurant! Run, don’t walk there.

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vipMark713
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always consistent with good food and service. Really like the patios on the street looking over the pier.

JM
JoeM
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a great view, was seated on outside patio and caught the sunset so made for a great dinner. The food was so flavorful and fresh ingredients, we will return.

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KimB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mangiamo is a local gem. With the ever changing restaurant scene, and the arrival of new, trendy restaurants, t's easy to forget about Mangiamo, but that would be a huge mistake. Mangiamo has a wonderful selection of Italian specialties, but don't miss the signature Fettucine Alfredo either as a dish by itself or as a side to complement your entree. For meat eaters, the Osso Bucco (Veal) is tender and succulent. For pescatarians or vegetarians, there are several fish options, but the Chilean Sea Bass is excellent. If you're watching your carbs and calories, be sure to substitute vegetables for the otherwise caloric sides that come with the entrees. The highlight of our visit was the impeccable service, from the hostess to the waitress to the bartender and the manager. I had arranged in advance to have a birthday card and dessert delivered with a candle for my husband's birthday and everything showed up on cue, without me having to surreptitiously get it arranged while onsite. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the menu and wines and answered all of our questions courteously. For a quiet, romantic and delicious dinner, Mangiamo is the place to go!

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ScottW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was amazing! I would definitely eat there again!

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vipLove2eat
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We sat outside the good and staff were amazing. It would be nice if you would invest in better outdoor seating like many of the others have done in MB

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Ronka2
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wonderful food, service and atmosphere are everything you want for this neighborhood restaurant.

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vipTaz1
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious! every rush is excellent!

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LisaH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Recommend it highly! Great atmosphere and the service was perfect!

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vipDebraC
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner inside and a special bottle of wine. Our server a d Nico were both awesome .

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leslie was a terrific server. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend

MS
vipMarniS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mangiamo never disappoints. Great cocktails, delicious food, great service. We sat outside with a view of the pier and the sunset. Angel Hair Pomodoro and Chicken Cesar - so good.

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vipJawdine
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant!!!

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vipDavid
Phoenix
67 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great atmosphere. Gnocchi was best ever. Ossobucco was excellent. The special sole was very well cooked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outdoors with a beautiful view! The staff was attentive and friendly and the food was amazing! Highly recommend Mangiamo!

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TheresaL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our entire meal: caprese and carpaccio apps; Shrimp fra Diavalo, scallops w/lobster ravioli ending with the best cheese cake we’ve had in a long time - everything was spectacular…pricey but well worth it!

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Sumb
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining could use a screen from the street, perhaps plexiglass. Since it's on a hill, there are a lot of squealing tires.

FAQs

Mangiamo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 318-3434.

Mangiamo is rated 4.6 stars by 1253 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.