Mangia Bene - Italian Oven

4.6
41 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Now Open In The Heart Of Rockville Centre

Homemade fresh pastas and artisanal pizzas.
Wine, beautifully crafted cocktails and traditional Italian beers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 41 people are saying
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vipSandyC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Burratta appetizer is amazing. A must have. Loved the stuffed porch chop too. Great meal, will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great. The only issue was that I booked outdoor dining and was given indoor table.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, staff was attentive and friendly, and gave advice on the best dishes. Highly recommend, definitely a great place to dine out!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience ever

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bones8
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food, ambiance and total experience!!! Recommend this restaurant highly.

EZ
vipEliseZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Raw quail - no apology and charged full price. Server very inexperienced.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place for the best Italian cuisine in RVC

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pasta dishes. The burrata appetizer is one of the best. Can’t wait to go back.

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ChrisC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This our 3rd trip to Mangia Bene - each time trying something different and each time enjoying what we've ordered. This is a real gem in Rockville Centre.

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vipRebeccaN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent! We did feel a little rush at the end of the meal, we were thinking of dessert, but we never received the dessert menu and after 10 minutes when waitress came back, we just asked for the check.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Amazing food and great service. We’ll be back!

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Foodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience from the delicious food to the solid level of service. I could have made a meal of the bread with the ricotta and oil dip. OMG! We thoroughly enjoyed the bucatini, caserecce and papardelle dishes and the hurrays appetizer is a must! Thanks for a great dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great service, and great food! Will definitely be back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipLindsay
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as always!! My husband and I love it here!! The service is impeccable and the atmosphere is laid back and relaxing. We had a great table next to the pizza oven.

GJ
vipGeeJay
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

so disorganized.....even with set reservations we had to wait outside with many other people who also had reservations - at hte same time we did.... waited for approximately 15/20 minute's and we were only taken because I went inside twice to ask status of my table; the others we saw outside with same reservations came inside later than us; the first time I inquired I did didnt appreciate being told by someone we are trying to help please wait outside; she seemed very overwhelmed. thankfully it wasnt freezing outside.

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GordonC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were outstanding, went there with my 2 Business Partners who were equally impressed. Highly recommend the pizza as an app, then the lamb osso, Chicken Mangia and Veal Parm. Top notch dishes, reasonably priced, all in all a great dining experience. If your in RVC, you have try here !

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vipChristineF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall! The owner and staff very friendly and attentive! Food was delicious! One of the best restaurants in RVC for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average food and portions

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ElizabethB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff and the pasta dishes are incredible. I highly recommend the Casarecce! I saw a lot of people having a hard time trying to find the actual door into the restaurant (the large front window is lined with iron railing pieces, people were pressing and pulling on them to figure out which one would be the door lol) - it’s on the far right! Other than that, great experience and awesome new restaurant in RVC!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Came here for Valentine’s Day and was beyond impressed. Every single plate was delicious. We had the burrata salad which was so yummy, the pizza was perfectly cooked. The Sunday sauce was wonderful, especially the braised short rib that’s in the sauce, YUM. The ambiance is cute, the restaurant was very clean, the service was great. The cocktails we ok, which is why I regretfully have to give 4 stars. I have came here 3 times and will continue to come back. Thank you for the wonderful service and exceptional meal💖

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vipJOEV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent experience. Start to finish. Wait staff (Alana) was perfectly present throughout dinner. Wine selections were nicely diverse. We enjoyed the Super Tuscan bottle. The smooth ricotta spread with bread was a delicious start. Pizza nicely cooked and tasty. My favorite was the Cacio e Pepe Spaghetti. We will be back soon.

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

Great food and great service!

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vipFAC717
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time back (tried others but was too busy). I’ll be back again! Service, food and quality all +

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Kait
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! I have been here countless times and each time it is amazing

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Charles
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and drinks. Best pizzas and pastas.

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vipEric
New York Area
429 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time trying this wonderful nod to Italian cuisine. We started with the meatballs and OMG melt in your mouth delicious. We decided to try a couple of classic dishes for our entree's, like the chicken parmigiana and the garganelli siciliano after having such a wonderful start to the meal with the meatballs and it was just as authentic, cooked perfectly and flavored to perfection. We cannot wait for the next experience, buon appetito!!! Additionally, a special thank you to Kelly, who was so very friendly and provided outstanding service with a smile, even behind the mask.

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vipSister
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding... love the half portions of pasta.

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Kathyp
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Table in back was so close to door I had to keep my jacket on. Not much ambiance from where I was seated. Took awhile about 10 minutes for anyone to approach us with bread or a drink order. When waiter finally came he was nice and attentive snd order came timely. Food was good. I would have like an additional sauce such as aioli for fried calamari. Sauce to hit for me. Cauliflower pizza with meatballs very good snd my boyfriend had pasta which he liked.

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LEAHF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service!! Great evening!!

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Romh3x
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Christmas Eve family dinner and it was perfect. The service, food, drinks. Only thing was we were sat in another room and the door was always swinging open bring in cold air. Like a door that is not in use by customers or staff. Otherwise, we were happy. Thank you!

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Holly2020
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious Christmas Eve dinner. The restaurant was warm and cozy. Our waitress was very attentive, we never waited for a drink refill and our food came out in a reasonable amount of time.

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Brendina
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a date here, just before the Christmas Holiday. It was well lit, beautiful aroma, and was just peaceful. The food was exquisite and had a range of options to choose from. Also, the theme of the restaurant is very modern classic adding to its beauty. Highly recommend and will definitely be going back...even just for dessert!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing food! Very nice waitress too!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a lovely experience. The food is excellent. The pasta is fresh, and you can’t go wrong with the price point. Love this little restaurant! Might end up becoming a regular customer.

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ChristenaS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Devious and highly recommended this restaurant

We dined here on a Tuesday evening. Surprisingly it was busy for some reason

My husband and I joined another couple. So it was four of us. Social distancing precautions were put into place.

We made a reservation for 6pm, got seated right away.
Street parking is available
We heard it’s a new restaurant and they freshly make their pasta!!!
So we couldn’t wait to try it.

Our server tended to us right away
We ordered a bottle of wine
Calamari for appetizer (it was delicious)

I ordered the
Casarecce:
Fresh Casarecce, truffle cream, shiitake mushroom and added chicken IT WAS DELICIOUS!
Portions are huge and I can’t wait to eat left overs tomorrow
My husband ordered the Pesto Pizza:
smoked mozzarella, basil pesto, parmigiano reggiano cheese, pine nuts

Our friends ordered the NY Strip Steak, Salad and Casarecce
They said it was delicious as well

We also ordered lots of dessert:
Zeppole which came with fudge,
Tiramisu, which was delicious! It came in a cup and taste more like a mouse pudding tiramisu BUT IT WAS BEYOND TASTY!
And we also ordered the salted caramel cheesecake, wry tasty also!

Appetizers and Food came out quickly , however it got super busy towards the end and dessert took about 45 minutes to come out which is why I only gave this restaurant 4 stars

Prices for food and wine were a great deal
Our bill came out to about $190 for four of us

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vipLindsay
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our first dinner out in a year!! We felt very safe as the tables were very spaced out. The food was authentic Italian. If you closed your eyes abs took a bite, you felt like you were in Italy. The wood burning pizza oven created a relaxed environment which is perfect for a date night but also very family friendly. Another bonus of this restaurant is they offer half portions on most of their pasta dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience!!!! From drinks to food to service 10/10! Their chicken dish with cherry peppers was my absolute favorite. Loved it!

FAQs

Mangia Bene - Italian Oven offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 447-6744.

Mangia Bene - Italian Oven is rated 4.6 stars by 41 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.