Mangia Bene

4.7
771 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Mangia Bene in Islington brings the food and culture of Italy to the bustle of Chapel Market in London. The traditional food can be enjoyed from the rustic interior or from the al fresco seating. The food is matched with a fittingly Italian winelist, as well as a choice of aperitifs, liquirs and coffees. with white walls, exposed bricks and an open kitchen, Mangia bene has a relaxed Mediterranean feel.
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Jayne
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Myself and a friend had a lovely meal here, the menu has a good choice of food and our pasta was delicious. A nice restaurant with friendly staff and good food which is reasonably priced.

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PeterS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, authentic rustic Italian cooking. The service was fast and attentive, and the prices were totally reasonable. I would definitely recommend!

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KevinB
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All very very good, great staff as always, we so love coming back here…

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londoner101
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service & amazing food - the most authentic Italian in London!

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LucyP
London
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and very reasonable prices. Had a lovely evening here.

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MusicDuo
London
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great independent restaurant, friendly staff & wide menu choice

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SariaC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our first time eating here and found the food, service and price was really good.

We would definitely go back

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Simona
London
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, delicious pastas and very reasonably priced. Big fan of this place!highly recommend

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JuliaP
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love this restaurant. I feel like I am in Italy with the attentive family type service.
Good for vegetarian and non vegetarian (i had mushroom & truffle oil pasta --delicious), my friend had liver (which came with vegetables, no add ons).

I will return as the food really is excellent and good value. I have eaten in many Italian restaurants in London and this is my favourite.

(They also serve gluten free pasta and pizza)

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ClaireR
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food, service everything. Would definitely recommend

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MJSG
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Would go again very soon.

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HermanL
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good experience. Went by previous reviews, which we spot on.

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AllieG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. This will be our new go-to italian spot!

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fmkw
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal - great fresh pasta cooked to perfection with delicious sauce with great flavours. And a lovely bottle of red. So much better than any chain Italian or pasta at home. Go and treat yourself - one of the best meals I’ve had in ages. And great service. Ideal spot pre Sadlers Wells.

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vipfoodyfern
London
50 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

So pleased to see Mangia Bene has survived through the lockdowns. Excellent food and service as ever. Great to still have this local independent and so close to Sadlers Wells too!

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Jenny
London
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very warm welcome and the food and service were really great. Very good value for money and a clean, modern and relaxed restaurant. Would highly recommend.

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LaLupes
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was finding it very hard to find a restaurant within easy reach of Sadlers Wells which had availability for a pre-Theatre meal when I needed it. Fortunately I happened upon Mangia Bene. The food was great and good value, the service friendly and efficient and the atmosphere relaxed. I will visit again.

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LaurieS
Essex
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, home cooked and so flavoursome. Great service and lovely restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Always brilliant

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iand
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staying at the double tree Hilton round the corner we wanted somewhere close to eat so we booked a table here can't believe my luck everything was great definitely eat there again 10 out of 10

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MayH
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staffs and the food was great. The atmosphere was like you are eating in Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Quick and friendly staff, got free dessert. 5+ stars

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food quality with the pricing doesn’t align. The food is more American Italian than real Italian.
The prices are too expensive for the quality that you get
The service was good but sadly not satisfied by the quality !

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RachelC
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful authentic experience with very good prices and service

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vipDianaT
London
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've had an absolutely amazing dinner at Mangia Bene! The staff was super helpful and friendly and gave us great recommendations. The food was delicious, big portions and great prices! Definitely will be back!

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Hippolyte
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were sat outside (not under any cover) which proved tricky when it started pouring it down with rain. The staff were very quick and helpful, asking a table who had finished to make way so that we could take their place shielded from the rain. Difficult to judge the ambience as indoor dining still isn’t allowed. Very good food, good value for money and super friendly and helpful staff - gave us some excellent recommendations for the mains! Would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, very nice & friendly service.

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AmalS
London
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food I had the salmon pasta and it had plenty of salmon. Enjoyed my meal and the service was brilliant!

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KyleH
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The person who served us (seemed as though it might have also been the owner) was extremely welcoming, pleasant, calm to the extent where immediately thought: I would come here again

Mangia Bene
Responded on May 2, 2021

Hi KyleH Thank you so much for taking your time and reviewing Mangia Bene, we are really delighted that you enjoyed your time at our restaurant really appreciate your review as it helps us to maintain and improve our standards. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Mangia Bene team.

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hantello10
London
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times now, and always happy to come back. Great tasty food, 5* service, and cosy atmosphere, great for a date

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Highly recommended, excellent service!

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DinaJ
London
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A quiet and small restaurant. Great to catch up with friends, as it is not crowded. Food was good and for good prices. A great place for spontaneous lunch or dinner.

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GeoffreyE
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Pasta was a little dry but perfectly tasty otherwise. A group of diners for one table arrived spasmodically and were hugging and kissing each other on arrival, with no attempt at social distancing, behaviour which was received by other diners with surprise but evoked no comment or response from the Restaurant.

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OscarChavez
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner/manager makes it worth. Such a great guy

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JadeM
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow due to over booking on the eat out scheme. But food was worth the wait everything we had was unreal, excellent value for money with or without the discount!

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JoseD
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s not the first time ha I have been and it’s never disappointing to come here service and food are excellent

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amandap
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian, been going here for a few years. We go as a couple and on family birthdays e,t,c. Even had new years eve meal 2019 was fab. Great food great staff.

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LeeT
London
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & great value for money serviced by great friendly staff.

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KitB
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a dinner here as part of the eat out to help out scheme. I was so surprised to find both of the dishes we ordered were really delicious, authentic Italian, and the starter was very tasty too. We’ll definitely be back!

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Judideliz
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant consistently good food. A favourite in the area!

FAQs

Mangia Bene does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Mangia Bene is rated 4.7 stars by 771 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.