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About Mangia Mangia

Italian have a saying, "mangia mangia" , meaning " welcome, come to my table and eat, eat well". For over 20 years Soraya Ghaemi has been conceiving and producing her exquisite Italian dishes at Mangia mangia, and her sister Lida has run the front of the house with warmth and charm. The classic Italian elements are here, from pesto, tomato sauce, pastas, frutti de mare and fine cut meats, as well as a handful of house-crafted luscious desserts including Mangia mangia's
delightfully an unforgettable chocolate Souffle'. So welcome, come to our table and eat, you will be served well, you will eat well. Mangia mangia

755 San Pablo Ave.
Albany, CA 94706
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Washington

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 526-9700

Website:
http://www.miamangiamangia.net/

Entertainment:
Wheelchair access to restaurant but no restroom wheelchair access.

Parking Details:
Easy street parking available.

Public Transit:
El cerrito Bart station and bus stations on Solano ave.

Executive Chef:
Soraya Ghaemi

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mangia Mangia Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for a Date (6)
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Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Good for Groups (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Lovely as always! Great food, great service, very fair prices.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I love this neighborhood restaurant. We've been dining here for years, and it feels like family. I especially enjoy the lamb shanks, which I always order when they're on the specials menu. The featured wines are thoughtfully paired, and the zabaglione and chocolate souffle are to die for.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Wonderful food, excellent service! A neighborhood gem! We'll definitely be back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Nice neighborhood Italian restaurant.
Plain but homey atmosphere. No full bar...wine and beer only...but Italian wines we had were very nice.
My veal scaollopini marsala was good but I have had better.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We've been going to Mangia Mangaia for years--Lida is the consummate hostess and her sister turns out consistently delicious cuisine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The waiter seemed upset. He was very unfriendly, seemed very irritated by a
our request for butter and more bread, brought birthday dessert while one of us was still eating her main course, and did not offer a dessert menu to her. There was only one other table occupied, so he was not busy.
The food was tasteless. We've always had great experiences here. Where were the regular staff and the owners?

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I've dined many times at this restaurant but I have to say, I had the caprese salad as my entrée this last visit and it was a very poor excuse for a caprese salad. You don't use tiny round tomatoes for a caprese salad. Just sayin'.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Truly wonderful restaurant, which our family regularly enjoys for special occasions. Very warm and friendly. Excellent food also.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Family-owned and operated, unpretentious but lovely ambiance and service, good Italian food. Wine list is good but rather expensive.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Spicy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our food at Mangia Mangia was nicely served and flavorful. The portion sizes were also plentiful. We were certainly not hungry when we left. I had the New York Steak with mashed potatoes and a medley of vegetables. The steak was nicely done to a medium rare which is what I orederd. The mashed potatoes were excellent and plentiful. My dining mates had the Lamb special with a pasta side and a seafood with pasta dish. They were both excellent well seasoned and all the dishes were served hot and right off the stove. The pricing is fair considering the ingredients and meal size. My only complaint would be that the restaurant needs an updating of the dining room. I would defenitely recommend this place as a great neighborhood place with good value. Service was good although initially a bit curt. As the evening moved forward the waiterperson became warmer and more informative.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Good menu choices. Food beautifully prepared and presented. And, especially, served hot!

This is a small local owned and operated restaurant where the food is lovely prepared, when ordered. Nothing is sitting in the kitchen waiting to be served.

And the chocolate souffle is marvelous.

Finally, the people are warm, welcoming and friendly. You can make real connection.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We have been to Mangia Mangia many times before. Tonight was a miss. The lamb dish I had was overdone and dry. My friends salmon was burned on one side and the lentil sauce did not taste good to her.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I have been eating here since it opened. They are always very welcoming and they recognize their customers.
Lovely place....

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Delicious Food, Service was great, and owner was personable.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Their fish specials are great and their lasagna, seafood cannelloni and chocolate souffle are to die for. The staff is warm and friendly.Whenever my family and friend come into town they always ask if we can go back to Mangia Mangia!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Wonderful Italian / Mediterranean cuisine. I usually order from the daily specials list. They use fresh, local ingredients and produce yummy complex dishes. The wine list is excellent; wine from around the world is served. Do not miss the chocolate souffle for dessert!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Organic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Healthy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Fun classic Italian restaurant with delicious food, great service and the best chocolate souffle around!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We have been dining at Mangia Mangia for nearly 14 years. The food has always been wonderful. The owners and staff are incredibly attentive and thoughtful. We especially love their chocolate souffle, be sure to order it at the beginning of the meal so that it is ready by the time you are done with the main course. We highly recommend Mangia Mangia!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Outstanding food at a good price. Only problem is finding parking on the street. But the meal was worth the parking problem.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2017

We have eaten at Mangia Mangia for years and this last dinner showed uneven quality. I order the fettuccine del mare and got spaghetti with seafood. The last time I ordered this dish, I had large sea scallops as part of the seafood; this time, I think I got one or two bay scallops. The tomato sauce tasted too tomatoey. My friend order penne norma and the sauce was also basically raw tomato sauce. Very disappointed in this meal, especially after inviting friends to share in what was supposed to be a great meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great meal, as always. Gets noisier as evening progresses. For quiet conversation go early.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent as always. We've been coming here for years and never been disappointed. Great Italian food and more.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Fine service and food. Close to home. Will recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Owner was very nice and helpful with menu and wine list. Great homemade pasta. 6 of us had 6 different dishes, not a bad one in the bunch. Appetizers, wine, dessert -- everything good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Mangia mangia is a legitimate neighborhood gem. A good place to have a reasonable dinner at a reasonable price and be with friends without getting the bums rush

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Food was absolutely fantastic, served by friendly and attentive staff at a reasonable price, including the great wine list. We went for a family birthday celebration and we talked until we were the last guests there. No pressure to leave, just to enjoy the evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Mangia Mangia is one of my favorite restaurants whether it's for an impromptu dinner or a special location. The owners and the team always make you feel at home. Everything is always so yummy but do not pass up on the chocolate soufflé grand finale!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We always feel so welcome here. The ambiance and chocolate souffle are tops, everyone pitches in to make sure we get excellent service, and we always enjoy the diverse menu choices and wine list. A go-to place when we want to have a tasty, relaxed dinner in a warm setting.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 7, 2017

A nice neighborhood eatery, but noisy, with background music adding to the din. Lose the music, please.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Its always a pleasure to dine here. Been coming for many years and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 19, 2017

My wife and I have chosen Mangia Mangia for special-occasion dining for many years now. We are never disappointed. The food is wonderful, the service outstanding, the atmosphere warmly Mediterranean and very welcoming.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We've been to Mangia, Mangia before for birthdays, and found upon our return, the same warm service and excellent food. Feels like we're family here. I love this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Lovely meal and great service. The ambience is warm and friendly. The seafood gnocchi was great.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We love Mangia Mangia! The warm and wonderful service, the delicious food and the charming ambience keeps us coming back!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Mangia Mangia is one of our favorite restaurants for those times when we want to treat ourselves to a special meal. The food is delicious and the service is friendly and professional. We can hear ourselves talk, a big plus.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We have been to Mangia Mangia many times and have always loved the delicious food, family-owned/neighborhood feel, and cozy ambiance. We reserved a table for Valentine's Day, and we had no idea there would only be a very limited, extra expensive special menu. That was unexpected but fine with us (although it did mean that our son ended up having bread and salad, as there were no entrees that he was interested in).

The food was delicious as always, but our service was absolutely horrible. Our waiter was condescending and downright rude to us. When he came to take our order, he just stood there and expected us to start talking without even a prompt like "What can I get you?" or "Are you ready to order?" And when I asked if he was ready for us to order, he rolled his eyes and obnoxiously held up his pad and pen at us. There were several other interactions with him throughout the meal that were equally unpleasant.

I will certainly return to Mangia Mangia in the future, but I will request to be taken care of by a different server. It was a really unpleasant experience, especially on a special occasion and when we were paying about 50% more than normal for our dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The place is really small, compact if you want to keep it real. But overall, I had a good time here tonight for valentines day. The food taste great. The service was ok and the atmosphere was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

tHE SERVICE WAS AMAZINGLY FAST AND EFFICIENT, ALMOST "TOO MUCH". very PROFESSIONAL STAFF.

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2017

This restaurant, managed by twin sisters for 22 years, is the closest you will get to the "Big Night" movie of Italian cuisine. It's a local favorite-always solidly consistent. The menu is not large-the wine menu is limited but then again what you get is going to be well-made and thoughtful. Easily one of my favorites and not a big hit on the wallet. Plus point: Not a pizza joint thank God! There's enough of that around here. Handmade pasta, great sauces, Oso Bucco-type meals and lovely salads. Desserts here are fab. GO FOR IT

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Outstanding Value
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 28, 2017

A great neighborhood Italian restaurant. Open kitchen. Love to watch. Good food and good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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