Mangia Nashville

4.6
124 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Mangia Nashville is two restaurants in one. Monday through Thursday from 4pm till 10pm we are a traditional Italian focacceria. We make all our bread, pizza, and cheeses in house daily. Delicious pastas, pizzas, salads, sandwiches, and desserts combined with a unique cocktail, cordial, and wine list makes for fantastic dining experience. Daily happy hour, pasta and appetizer specials!! Every Friday and Saturday night starting at 7pm we begin our Italian Feast. This Italian feast is best described as a big Italian wedding when no one gets married and everyone leaves fat and happy!! We sing, dance, eat and celebrate for 3.5 hours!! $55 per person. All menu items are available Gluten Free.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Dining Bar
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Italian Feast
Fri, Sat 7:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(615) 538-7456
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nick Pellegrino
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Catering
We have a full catering menu for any of your party needs. We also like to customize the catering menu for more formal events. Please email us at info@mangianashville.com for more details
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Cross street
8th Avenue
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Parking details
FREE PARKING!!!
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Entertainment
Singing, dancing, and celebrating every Friday and Saturday Night.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went on Saturday night with a large group for the price fix. Food, entertainment and service all above average. Something for everyone.

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SS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It's not just dinner, it's an experience! We took our family from out of town and they couldn't believe what a fun and delicious evening it was. It is not inexpensive, but it's worth it.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had never been before to Mangia! It was a blast ! Such fun and a great atmosphere . The seating is pretty tight , especially if you get the table that uses the red bench which is not very comfortable . They packed us in for sure . Next time I’ll know to request to not be along the wall with the red bench !
Overall a great experience and we already have reservations to go again!

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Beyond disappointed. Was it that we were there on a Thursday and there are different chefs/cooks on Friday and Saturday? The waitress might have been first timer but didn’t bring half of what was ordered and when reminded, still never brought it, after 2 reminders? And the food ordered truly was lacking in taste and quality. Oddly the ceasar salad was good, but the italian was some of the worst we ever have had. After the reviews posted here we were expecting at least good but this was truly bad food and service. Bummed.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and fun!

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DB
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true Nashville gem! Outstanding food all served up by a chef--an owner-and employees who clearly CARE! It's such a rarity to find that these days! Leave your troubles outside and come feel like you are a part of an Italian family who you have known forever.

Wonderful, wonderful experience. We are going back and telling everyone!!

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CL
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best dining experience ever! I always take my out of town visitors, friends and family there and the food, entertainment and overall experience never fails to exceed my expectations! Mangia is the best!!

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SM
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A super fun dinner! Great food and plenty of it plus dancing and singing, Great place to celebrate with family and friends.

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j
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nick Pellegrino has created a welcoming space for paisanos and those who love great Italian food. Cocktails are on-point, food is always perfect and everything from the focaccia to the cannoli is available gluten-free. Salúd!

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RR
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's more than great fun & delicious family style Italian food! It's a immersive 3 hrs spent with an Italian family !

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GG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time at Mangia. Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. We’ll be back.

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LG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Had so much fun. However corkage fee should have stayed at 10.00 per bottle. 20.00 is a bit excessive!!!

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b
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT FUN FOR MY DAUGHTER'S BIRTHDAY PARTY ON A FRIDAY NIGHT!

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LC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took some new friends there, and the food was amazing!! Best lasagna I ever had in my life! Can't wait to go back and try some of the other dishes. Wow!!

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TO
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome environment and absolute blast to be there for dinner. I wouldn't quite call it a dinner, moreso an event with 9 courses of food. Presentation was great, food fantastic, and overall energy was second to none. 5 Star food and 5 event with family and friends.

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TR
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a very good time and so much food. We loved the dancing, I wish there had been more. Maybe a little dance party at the end of the evening. The owner and I believe his wife were GREAT. And the food was very good. Don’t eat the bread, you’ll run out of room for all the other stuff.
The only negative thing we noted was ordering drinks was difficult. The servers didn’t check on us for drinks. At one point a server came to remove plates and told us she couldn’t take our drink order. I wanted to do their recommendations for each course, but didn’t get a chance. We ended up getting a bottle of wine after we realized it was too long between visits to our table. This worked out much better.

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PB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

The service was slow. There were three bartenders who were also serving food to the entire restaurant. We waited 45 minutes for drinks and ended up walking down the street and buying wine to serve ourselves. The food was just okay. By the time the main entrees of chicken and shrimp arrived, we were just ready to leave. That was over two hours into the night. We had 7 pm reservations and didn’t leave until almost 11. I believe anyone would agree that being in a restaurant for four hours is ridiculous. They did have dancing in between courses, but it was just too long of an event. I believe if the main dishes had been served sooner, it would have helped.

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. We went for their weekend feast and it was nothing short of a great time. It was 12 different courses with dancing, singing, and getting to meet new people (unless you book a large group you’ll have your own). The food was great. I have had better, but still would highly highly recommend. The staff is amazing and really care about the people having a great time. Expect a 4 hour time frame if you do the weekend feast. Treat yourself and go to this place!

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k
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick, Rachel and the entire Mangia team were GREAT! Love the new location, easy parking, perfect ambiance! We enjoyed excellent food, wine and service- an entertaining and special night!

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m
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The gluten free selection is amazing. Almost anything can be made gluten free. My pizza was a thick crust not the traditional gluten free think crust. The owner understands what celiac is and how important it is to keep things separate.

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CH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Eggplant Parm was good but a little on the small side. Prob could have used a small side of pasta on the plate as well.

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MD
New Orleans
56 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some vary nice people serving THE BEST Italian food we have had in Nashville. Great variety of original pasta sauces. Try the meatballs or the sausage or the pizza, sop it all up with their homage breads......awesome! They even do gluten free right as one of our group has Celiac. Can’t wait to go back!

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BV
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

You could tell that the management and owner really care about their restaurant. That said, it is a set menu that is described as being from an Italian “mama’s kitchen.” Instead, the food was not what you would expect when dining at an Italian restaurant. They tried twists to some recipes that fell short. We had 8 courses and enjoyed 1, at best. The restaurant has a gimmick. If that is what you are looking for, go to Mangia. If you are looking for good food and ambiance, don’t.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best kept secret in Nashville. Outstanding atmosphere, good and service!

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D
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Home-made Italian fare. The owner genuinely cares about your experience and goes the extra mile Pizza, fresh ricotta, infused honey. Delicious!

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RR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great people! restaurant staff are very friendly and accommodating. They have fantastic meatballs and other Italian favorites. They have amazing gluten free options including gluten free focaccia, pasta,zepoles,and cannolis!

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KS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was my 2nd time at Mangia, 1st at the Nashville location. It was a friend's birthday and it's a great place to have dinner with a bunch of people for a special event. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is fun. Love how everyone gets up and dances like the restaurant is one big party. Definitely recommend!

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MT
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a fun evening celebrating our daughter's birthday. We had eaten at Mangia at the old location, but it was several years ago. Love this location. Great staff and the best food! Love the singing and dancing in between courses, makes for such a fun and memorable evening!

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MF
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my parents to Mangia while they were visiting Nashville. This place is so much fun. The food is excellent (sooooo much food you can barely move by the end of the meal). The atmosphere is energetic and fun...dancing, toasting, celebrating. I come from a large Italian community and I can testify that the Italian Feast is exactly like an Italian wedding without the crazy relatives and the cookie table. It’s loud. It’s delicious. It’s an experience. And anyone who leaves the Italian feast who is bored or hungry has only themselves to blame. Highly recommend!

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DM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations on a Saturday night. They serve a five course meal with music and dancing too. Each course was excellent. Served family style. The staff will bring the course and explain the dish. Periodically, the music gets louder and they encourage people to get up and dance. Meanwhile, the TV above the kitchen is showing The Godfather.
You will spend at least 3 hours at Mangia for this event. Make sure you are hungry when you arrive because you will definitely be full at the end.
Great night out to celebrate my wife's birthday.

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BG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We love Mangia! We especially appreciate their attention and accommodation of special diets. I am gluten free (due to allergy) and also allergic to vinegar. They are always willing to go the extra mile to make sure my meal is safe for me while still being absolutely delicious!

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JJ
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

3rd time at Mangia and as always a fun evening and amazing food. We did feel something was going on around the time dessert was to served- we waited over 35 minutes even though the dessert was ready and staff looked stressed and a bit frantic. I asked for our check as we had been there for 3 1/2 hours and no longer cared about dessert. Was told a staff member had become ill and a friend at my table reported seeing a girl being carried out of the restaurant. So hope she is ok..

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m
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to cap off a long visit with our out-of-state family with a fun meal, so we chose Mangia. My 100% Italian mother-in-law absolutely loved it and we had a blast :) We even took our school-aged kiddos who joined in the dancing a fun. It was a great night and I would highly recommend Mangia for anyone looking for a different, delicious and fun dining experience. They do an awesome job!

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DN
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mangia is a great place to celebrate a special event. It is like going to your Italian grandmother's house with your entire Italian family for tons of food and lots of loud people. The head chef obviously loves what he does and the servers are the best around. The food is unbelievable and there is so much of it we left with bags of leftovers. The only downside is the meal took close to 4 hours which is far too long in my opinion. Other than that, this place is awesome!!!!!!!!!!

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MH
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was the best. Loved the energy in this place. They made my birthday so fun.

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MN
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had so much fun with our group. We went for the Italians rock night. They sang classic rock songs. They were amazing. There wasn’t a big crowd because of the time of year. Everyone on vacation. They must do this again! It was so good!!

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best experiences I’ve had in awhile. Cocktails are a little pricy, but the food is all amazing and our server recommendations were awesome! Can’t wait to go back and try everything else on the menu.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food was superb as we celebrated a friend’s birthday! I will be back for more!

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GL
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great option for a large family group. Terrific service. Delicious antipasti with home made mozzarella. Marscapone and bread also delicious.

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DL
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much fun, great food, music and staff. I would highly recommend for a great night of fun and entertainment. Best deal in town for price.

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