Mangiamo

4.6
1237 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 1237 people are saying
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vipStephen
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was average…service was good.

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PasadenaLB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
15 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
15 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.

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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

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MarniS
Los Angeles
3 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
59 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
12 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit, food and drink were excellent and service staff pleasant and attentive. It was a really enjoyable evening.

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SJPL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside. Good food. Great menu great service. Beautiful sunset

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is delicious and amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable, the meal was outstanding!

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XINYX
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and vibes and one of the best Italian places I have been to

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Service was disappointing. Entrees we’re excellent but the calamari and caprese were subpar.

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AnnetteK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful sunset and lovely meals. Try the tuna appetizer and beet salad. Haven had a bad entree yet. A little traffic with outdoor dining to be expected. Service is always good.

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vipEvelynS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 8 was extremely loud. Manager should have brought it to their attention.

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Geo525
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside table w an Ocean view, great service, food. Outstanding wine list!

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NancyD
New Mexico
27 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was “ok.” Everything else was terrific.

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Foodiefan
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came on Saturday night to celebrate a birthday. The food and service here were excellent. Valentine, our server, was very attentive yet gave us space to have a conversation. We had a 7 year old with us who was not vaccinated so we sat on the outdoor patio looking over the ocean. The only difficulty was that we were so close to the street traffic which took away from the ambience. Otherwise, this was a wonderful evening. The restaurant even provided a bread pudding with a lit candle so we could sing Happy Birthday. Very thoughtful. We will be back.

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vipChuck
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service
Lesley and Caesar did a great job 👍

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Vlashba
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

B’day, sat outside, great view down pier, server Fidel was excellent, prompt, gracious, attentive without being overbearing; entrees veal piccata and Cajun blackened chicken wonderfully prepared (I’m no foodie, just know what I like or not....) like eating here have for years used to think was very expensive but ever since the west side moved south Mangiamo seems like a reasonable cost when compared to other wanna be crap nearby.

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Matt
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, wine by the glass is a bit pricey, went with cocktail instead...

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JeannieD
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Outdoor patio where we were seated was sloped and very uneven. Table was not stable and staff wasn’t able to assist. Service was adequate and at moments it felt like the server really did not want to be there. Food was pretty good and of course the weather was perfect.

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AngelicaO
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and overall dining experience.

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nevacal
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to eat in Manhattan Beach.
Food is fantastic. Very friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience; love the open air dining on MB Blvd!

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vipGreatITALIAN
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Mangiamo's always is a great experience. Great food. Our recent visit was as we experienced in the past. Outstanding food in all categories; quality, presentation, quantity and portion size. The only disappointment was caused by me. The wine I picked from their list was an unknown vintage to me and not as good as I hoped. The next time I'll bring my own selection and pay the corkage fee.

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Candace
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

They need to offer a kids menu. Charging $34 for my sons spaghetti was ridiculous!

FAQs

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

Mangiamo is rated 4.6 stars by 1237 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.