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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
Albany, CA 94706
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Wheelchair access to restaurant but no restroom wheelchair access.
Easy street parking available.
El cerrito Bart station and bus stations on Solano ave.
Beer, Corkage Fee, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Mangia Mangia Ratings and Reviews
The host highly recommended the special, lamb shanks. So two in our party ordered that. The shanks were tough (not cooked long enough) with very little sauce. Mashed potatoes were excellent however. Vegetables that came with all the dishes were cold. (2) people ordered salmon and specifically asked if they cooked it slightly underdone (the way we like it). Both were overcooked although the flavor was still very good. The other dishes that were ordered (chicken and risotto) were just fair. Only two out of 3 people liked their wine. The noise level was so loud that you could only hear the person sitting next to you. We had 7 in our party. THe one dish that was good was the spaghetti Bolognese. Maybe this is a place to just order the pasta dishes.
We enjoyed an excellent meal at Mangia, Mangia where we celebrated New Year's Eve and the birthday of a dear friend. The food was excellent, as was the service. We were very warmly treated. The special accommodation we'd requested was graciously filled. We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning for another special occasion.
Our annual New Year’ Eve dinner at Mangia Mangia did not disappoint this year. We loved all the options on the menu before we tried them and were not disappointed upon eating what we ordered. The service was terrific. The staff, including the Maitresee D, is fantastic. The music was at a very low volume so you hardly noticed it and we could chat with each other. Oh, and by the way, the Chocolate Souflee is still the very best in the country!! We’ll be back there very soon.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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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