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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (12)
Romantic (10)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Casual (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Business Meals (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Organic (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 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.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 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.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Casual, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always great food at this special place.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Adelaide / SA)·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.

Tags: Organic, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·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....

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I have been going for years and just love how personal and homey it is.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always love Mangia Mangia. Over the years, we have spent many happy evenings there.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great place to have a quiet or intimate dinner. Wish it was open for lunch and was closer to where we live!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 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 5, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 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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food3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 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 12, 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 7, 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 1, 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 27, 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 25, 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 22, 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 19, 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 5, 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 4, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 1, 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 28, 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 22, 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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