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Mangia Mangia

4.3
599 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (12)
  • Romantic (10)
  • Authentic (8)
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(510) 526-9700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Soraya Ghaemi
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington
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Parking details
Easy street parking available.
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Public transit
El cerrito Bart station and bus stations on Solano ave.
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Entertainment
Wheelchair access to restaurant but no restroom wheelchair access.
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 599 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ClydeL 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Mangia Mangia is our go-to restaurant for special occasions, partly because it's where we went on our first date 18 years ago, and mostly because the food is delicious and the service is great. The family is always gracious and amusing, and has run the place wonderfully for years.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Always good, always fun, Mangia Mangia epitomizes what a neighborhood restaurant should be.

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christinal 
1.0  Dined 3 days ago

We walked out on Valentine’s Day. Prices twice as high as on regular menu with no warning.

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pmd6 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food, good service. Entree’s seem a bit pricey.

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BrianJ 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

A most enjoyable restaurant, excellent quality food for a reasonable price. A nice place to take someone you love. The noise level is low so you can have a conversation without being misunderstood. Go enjoy!

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Omnivore (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Delicious. The seasoning was complex and strong. A great complement to a glass of good red wine

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Dano (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent as always! We've been coming to Mangia Mangia's for over ten years and have been very happy with the food, the staff, the ambiance, all of it.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The tall woman who acts as maitre d' is brusque when she is not being rude.

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FullMoonDiner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Warm, caring environment provided by staff that complements the delicious food and attentive service. Good place for a casual meal or a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Always great food at this special place.

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vipHozer50 (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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ashleyishah (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

My friends and I go here often. Their mussels and especially the chocolate souffle are spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The main course was excellent. What stood out in my opinion was the Tiramisu. One of the best ones I have had.

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nasturtium (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Charmed from moment one. Family warmth, welcoming ambiance. Just casual enough for us. The food was out of this world! Which is what we care about....

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