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About Mangiamo

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.

128 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Happy Hour is available in the bar Monday through Friday 5:00-6:30.

Cross Street:
Manhattan Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 318-3434

Website:
http://www.mangiamorestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is offered by the City of Manhattan Beach at the corner of 12th& Manhattan Avenue Thursday through Sunday directly in front of our sister restaurant Talia's.

Executive Chef:
Ron Guidone

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wine

Mangiamo Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 18, 2014

I can out to visit for a friend's birthday and my friend choose this place as it was a good location and close to where we were all going later. This was everyone in my groups first time at Mangiamo's and we all loved it. There was plenty of food adn it all tasted great. I am looking forward to going to Mangiamo's again on my next visit to MB. I will also note that we were a half hour late and they were still able to seat us on a Saturday night. Mangiamo's has a very nice atmosphere with great service!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2014

I was visiting LA and always look for good food when I am travelling. I picked this restaurant from the Open Table review and was not disappointed. I had the Smoked Pheasant Nachos appetizer. I was not disappointed with the taste and presentation but think that I would much rather have had it on a slice of Baguette or nice Italian bread. It came on a nacho - I kept tasting the 'fried' component that detracted from the lovely flavors of this lovely concoction. I will try this variation next time. The Crab Crusted Sea Bass was very good - cooked just right. The shrimp risotto was a bit heavy, but very flavorful. I will go back - interested to try other items on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2014

Always try to get to this restaurant. when in the area.
Just a lovely place with good food and service.
Did have to request that the music be turned down a couple of times though.

Bon Appetit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2014

Excellent from beginning to end -- service, food, atmosphere. Will recommend to every friend headed to LA area,

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2013

The food was notable but the noise level detracted from our full enjoyment. I had the lobster special and it was good tasting though a bit tough and stringy. My wife had the veal osso buco which also was tasty but the veal was over done. We were seated in their back room which seemed special until other diners came and the dinner went down the hill. Tables are too close together and the patrons too loud.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2013

Always excellent- great food, wine and service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2013

Great food as always.....only complaint is the noise level of the restaurant

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2013

Restaurant was a bit noisy than expected. Otherwise very nice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2013

We have been coming to Mangiamo's for over 25 years and are always happy with the food and the service. Our server Jason was great, very attentive and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this restaurant if you have never been. My 23 year old son who has grown up eating at Mangiamo's even joked we could come here everyday for a week, eat something different on the menu and always be happy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2013

Food was fantastic. Get the Gnocci. Service was some of the best I've had...very attentive and knowledgeable. Thank you for an incredible evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2013

Three of us ate here for the first time Sunday night and agreed we will visit again in the near future. Fabulous wine offerings. Menu was extensive. We all tasted each others dishes and approved of all of them. I am glad we had reservations. The place was jumping and noisy. We were in the middle wine celler room and even it was noisy. However, it was happy noise with a lot of laughter which is always welcomed to my ears. The service was very good and attentive with out being overbearing. I can't wait until spring is back and we will able to see the ocean late into the evening. The front door is 1/2 block from the pier. The sound and smell of the salty ocean was around us walking to the front door. But, the sun had set earlier.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2013

When we first walked in the noise level was very high but very luckily we were seated in a far back room hat was great. We ordered the hot eggplant appetizers to share which were delicious. For our entrees we both had the veal, I had the parmigiana , my friend had the piccata,both tender and moist and delicious. It was a bitter cold night and we were served a small soup which was a very nice touch I'll be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2013

We celebrated my sons engagement it was the perfect spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2013

never have a bad meal here. staff is great and the wine list is very good too

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2013

The food is the best ever, much to choose from the menu, great vibe
The restaurant feels new and improved

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2013

Had a first date there and they made it very special. It ended up being a great night!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2013

There is no better restaurant....its consistently outstanding..... Love the food, service. Parking is tough and the noise lever is high, but
its worth it because of the quality and variety of the food

The menu is second to none and varies just enough to make it interesting

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2013

Any restaurant that survives many years has to have a following. Over the years we have enjoyed the food and service but the close tables can be noisy. We were lucky enough to sit in one of the charming back areas and it was lovely. This night we were particularly struck by the excellent service. The hostess greeted us by name and knew that we had requested a certain table. The waiter was excellent - attentive but not pushy. If noise bothers you, go during the week. We all were very happy with the evening.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2013

Love the restaurant, but on the night we went, unfortunately there was a table of women in the center of the dining room loudly, repeatedly woohooing in celebration of a friend's birthday. This went on for the entire time we dined, except for when the waiter brought their bill. It quieted the group for a short period of time. In retrospect, I wish I would have asked to be moved to the back room or left. We didn't enjoy our dinner : (

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2013

The food and service are consistently excellent at this restaurant. The main dining area and bar are "lively". I prefer the charming back area for a quiet(er) relaxed meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2013

Our meals were quite flavorful martinis and grappa also wonderful!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2013

Thee food was Excellent as well as the service. Couldn't of asked for anything better. I will be back soon !!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2013

I'm sorry to say that the service was cold and distant compared to the other tables adjacent to ours. I took my girlfriend here for her birthday expecting a romantic dinner, but unfortunately the waitress left us feeling cold and unwanted feeling. While the food was good, we did not feel like staying for dessert due to the unpleasant impression that the waitress left on us. Honestly, we will not be coming back to Mangiamo's. My girlfriend and I appreciate the hostess, who greeted us with a smile and even took the time to explain the specials in such a welcoming fashion, only to be ruined by a displeasing waitress. Please commend the hostess on our behalf for being the only one to make us feel welcomed. It is much appreciated.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2013

My husband and I arrived at Sunset on Halloween Night. The small bar area was full. The rest of the restaurant was empty. The hostess seated us at a table for two near the server's station. The owner came over and moved us to a more comfortable 4-top. He was so nice. They served some wonderful bread and butter. My husband ordered the crab crusted sea bass on shrimp risotto. It was beautifully presented and very yummy. I ordered the pumpkin tortellini. It was beautiful too. I am not sure what it was stuffed with, but it had pumpkin oil on top and lots and lots of pink peppercorns. I am not a big fan of whole peppercorns, but they looked pretty and I was able to scrap most of them off. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2013

Dinner with my gal in the wine cellar. Can't miss. Great service, great food, nice time. Yes, a bit pricey, and not quite a "foodie" vibe, but pretty darn tasty. You could do MUCH worse. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2013

I have dined here twice in the last few months. The food is amazing and very consistent. Great selection of seafood dishes and very fresh. My friend had the potato crusted Halibut and I had the Crab Stuffed Sea bass. Both were well prepared and delicious. They occasionally serve a tomato basil soup that is to die for. Serve is also very friendly with knowledgable staff. I recommend you book your reservations for the wine cellar area. It is much more quiet and romantic than the main dining room close to the bar. On weekends, it is a bit noisy. Wine selection is also great and reasonable compare to most other restaurants. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2013

great italian food with great service and if you're lucky enough to get seated in the wine cellar in the back, it will be a perfect evening. The front room can get loud. Centrally located up the hill from the manhattan beach pier, one of our favorites.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2013

I took a friend who had never been here before and she was highly impressed! We had a outstanding meal and it was quiet enough to have a great conversation.

Service outstanding and a delightful evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2013

Mangiamo has been a staple on Manhatten Beach Blvd. Very good all around place to eat.

Happy hour Martini's till 6:30 PM.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2013

I have been fortunate enough to eat here every time I'm in town on business. My clients and co-workers always ask if we are going back. The food is outstanding and they have a nice wine selection. The staff is friendly and the location can't be beat. Enjoy a great meal and then walk it off on the manhattan beach pier! Highly recommend!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2013

Good-to awesome food. We have been there 3 times.
Servers are amazing- remembered our orders from the
Last time we were there! Very accommodating about dietary restrictions.
If you want a bar scene - it's next door - the brewery or across the street at the strand,
But enjoy great food first.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2013

Mangiamo just does everything right. They make a great veal parmigiana, which nearly every other Italian restaurant on the West coast seems to get wrong! The service is classy, polite and warm. The interior is decorated with care and good taste. Very romantic.
It will be your favorite Italian restaurant once you've gone.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2013

My friend and I were in town for one night and we searched for a delicious Italian dinner on Open Table. We found this great restaurant in Manhatten Beach, CA close to the ocean, and they were having "Pasta Night". This was a fabulous deal for $18! It was worth much more! A beautiful cozy little spot! All the menu offerings looked delicious and we were not disappointed with our choices!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2013

Great night out with the girls! Food was fantastic (go for the Sea Bass) and the service good! Sit in the wine cellar for a lovely ambiance and its quieter and easier to talk. The main dining room gets too noisy!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2013

Our waitress was both knowledgeable and friendly, she gave helpful suggestions which made our food experience as terrific as the food. We received soup samples from the chef which was so delicious I took some to go! We were a large party (7) with a couple of people from Texas who thought the restaraunt's proximity to the pier, the ambiance, and food were fabulous. I will definitely return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2013

I wasn't able to make my dining reservation as my friend's plane was late arriving from LAX. However, I called and explained my situation, and the restaurant was very accommodating. I came by and ordered take out and had a glass of wine while waiting. The food at Mandiamo is incredible. The service was also amazing. I hope to be able to return soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2013

We went to dinner last Saturday. We were extremely rushed from the cocktails to dessert. The server came over three times to take our order while we were having our cocktails. We finally gave in and ordered dinner. I was finishing the last bite of my salad and still had the fork in my hand as the server came by and rapidly took the plate away. The dinner part was a little better as well as the dessert. Overall we were very uncomfortable and felt extremely rushed. We like to take our time and enjoy the experience and conversation, but not that night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2013

I knew going in that Mangiamo was expensive so my expectations were pretty high. I was surprised that every aspect of the experience exceeded those expectations.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2013

This restaurant has been here for years and i have been disappointed. The menu has a little of everything! My husband had lamb chops, i had the fresh fish Ono and our guests had crab leg pasta and vodka penne. All was delicious! Highly recommemd this gem! It doesnt disappoint!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 13, 2013

Our waiter was amazing and made our experience to be very memorable. The menu has something for everyone and the wine list has a good variety of Napa Valley wines. The seating is a bit close together but you get over it pretty quickly. I would recommend giving this place a try!

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