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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Crab Crusted Sea Bass
Snow Crab Crusted Sea Bass Grilled and served with Shrimp Risotto
Orecchiette Alfredo (Little Ear Pasta)
Dusted cauliflower florets, pesto, chipotle, lemon garlic parmesan dipping sauce
To get a glass of water we’ve been waiting for 30! Thirty minutes. To place an order - another 15 mins.
To get that order - 1 hour! And eventually, the food wasn’t that good.
It was freezing outside and staff didn’t really care how we feel. Only after asking to turn the heater on, they did it. So disappointing:(
The cuisine was excellent. The setting and atmosphere felt safe and spaced apart with good ventilation. The service was beyond excellent, dry attentive and the server didn’t have a problem with us customizing our order abit. We will be back!
We are so glad that we were able to have dinner at Mangiamo again. Eating outdoors was really fun; we had a lovely view of the Manhattan Beach pier and the surf. The cocktails were good (1 Adult Day Care and 1 Negroni), the fried cauliflower appetizer was perfect, with the cauliflower still a bit crunchy. We had the salmon and the san dabs, which were both great, and two divine glasses of barrolo. So happy to have had the experience again!
Service, food and ambience were excellent!
We ordered two risottos and they were a little dry, a little flavorless. Maybe we got unlucky. I will come back to try other options of pasta and fish.
Food was mediocre- much better in the past, went downhill
Alwasy love it here, the service and good is the best.
The food was great and the view was spectacular (outside seating with an ocean view). my only issue is the service for this level of dining was sub-par. The waiters were rushed, no polished, not so easy to understand (yes, even taking into consideration the masks). Also, very difficult to flag someone just to get a water refill. However, the food made up for the service. I will be back!
Wonderful food as always. Great service.
The food was delicious. We sat at their outdoor patio. They didn't have any umbrellas so it was too bright.
The server was a little slow, but I would still recommend this place for the amazing Italian dishes, drinks and dessert.
My friend and I always like to sit near the window and people watch while we sip our cocktails and eat and chat. Nice ambiance.
Very disappointing meal. We used to love this restaurant. It seems as if they had not planned for the increase in patrons. Our server was constantly running from one table to the other.
Our South Bay “go to”
Great food and great service!
Great service and food. Very quiet which I liked, but it was a Monday.
Service was stellar as was the food. We sat inside fire the first time in a year so that was lovely.
My $13 cocktail arrived in a glass that was half full (or half empty if that's your thing). I know places serve wine like that, but seriously, it was probably 1/4 shot of booze. If you had removed the ice cube, it was probably less than 1/8 cup of liquid. I'll be back but will order wine.
What can we say? Without seeming to miss a beat due to the lock down the staff at Mangiamos delivered on their usual stellar service and tasty food. From our long time favorite Pheasant Nachos to sea bass and pasta entrees we had a great meal with great friends. Their inside dining was warm and intimate and safe. So good to you Mangiamos!
Always love to go to Mangiamo, consistently good food , service, cocktails and wine
Food was great
The view was fantastical. The food subpar at best. The timing of the food left people waiting for dishes to come out. With everyone dinning outside the dishes got cold. I guess it turned out ok we just drank instead.
For an evening after a rain storm, the outside patio was actually fairly warm, until it rained again. The staff were so wonderful about helping us check out etc. We had the fried cauliflower and split the vodka pasta and cacio e pepe.
Dinner for 4 outside with a view of the ocean, was wonderful. Service was sometimes lacking (forgotten drinks, slow to replace utensils etc.) but overall friendly staff and delicious food. Also, they're accommodating with dietary substitutions which is always appreciated!
Chicken Marsalis was fantastic. Great meal and great service.
We celebrated a gf birthday here. Our reservation was for 7pm and upon arrival we we’re seated right away. Our waiter was amazing and his food suggestions were delicious. We ordered the fried cauliflower to start...highly recommend. For dinner we had the Roasted Beet tower, the chopped dinner salad, Crab Crusted Sea Bass, and Vodka Pasta. Everything was soooo good.
We were seated far enough away from ppl that made us feel COVID safe. Would definitely recommend this place. Also, the location is great.
See you soon Mangiamo!!!
Great food and service.
Great outdoor dining!
Excellent. Such sweet waitstaff. They were wonderful. Thank you.
Great food! Great time! Food is always consistently delicious
Service was great, food was unremarkable
Had a great dinner our server was really good definitely coming back
Great a little cold so bring a jacket you are right next to the beach. You will get to see an amazing sunset.
Valentine’s Day with my wife. Despite their cool and breezy evening, the restaurant did a very good job of keeping us comfortable and happy.
Great food and service! Recommmended for a special dinner or a Friday night out.
I sent my daughters with a couple friends to celebrate their birthdays! They are outside due to Covid. It was a beautiful evening. They had excellent service and a delicious dinner! Consistently wonderful
Great food and atmosphere
It was a real treat to be able to dine again and I am glad I picked Mangiamo. The waiter and manager were very attentive. They made sure the heat lamps were complenetary to me and my friend. I had the fettuccine Alfredo which was super-creamy. My friend enjoyed her dish too. We both plan to come back.
We had the most wonderful dinner & the food was delicious!
Service was perfect~
Can’t wait to go back
Birthday celebration! Wouldn’t have changed a thing! Excellent food, and service!
I realize outside dining is not what any of us want especially on a cold windy night. However, food was mediocre, table so small could hardly fit a plate and glass of wine, twice brought the wrong dish. First, I was given a tomato soup which was taken back. I ordered Frutti Di Mare @$31 and ended up with a "fish soup" full of potatoes and scattering of fish, even though the dish was charged at $12, however, that is not what I asked had ordered. So twice I was given the wrong dish.
If you are going to continue with outside dining (I realize not the choice of the Owners but the Edict of our Revered Governor) please orchestrate the service to be somewhat pleasing/correct to take away from the fact we are" street dining."
Mangiamo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 318-3434.
Mangiamo is rated 4.7 stars by 1129 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.