Mangiamo Pronto

3.9
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$30 and under
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Italian
Mangiamo Pronto opened in the Fall of 2009 and is the big sister of the original Santa Fe store. Located in the heart of LoDo, just 1 block off the 16th Street Mall, 1 block from Union Station, and 3 blocks from Coors Field, makes us an ideal destination for in- and out-of-towners. Enjoy breakfast and lunch Italian style throughout the day along with espresso drinks and gelato. At night, Mangiamo Pronto transitions to a full-service dining experience which includes antipasti, bruschette, small plates and house made pasta. Dining al fresco is available on our sidewalk patio. We also have a full service bar focusing on Italian wines and liquors.
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ML
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great little place, family-owned and run. Always fresh and delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The atmosphere was very casual. Food was ok, out of 4 meals 1 was awful, 1 was good and the other 2 were fair. Service was friendly, but forgetful. The food is overpriced for the quality.

OT
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Mussels were by far the best thing we had! Food was good, service was alright.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were here for a quick bite before having to attend another event, but we definitely would like to come back!

J
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places that I continue to visit! :-)

TI
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love giving by business to a family owned restaurant that loves what they do. Scratch made pasta and sauce. Great happy hour deals, seal the deal!

MM
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food here is outstanding! Every dish was fresh and delicious. The charred octopus appetizer was the best we have had anywhere in North America. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. Was just a little loud.

c
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family to Mangiamo Pronto before a concert. We picked them purely based on location, but what a great find! Delicious food, great service - we had a lovely dinner, not too expensive, good wine list, super service.

JK
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I think our server's name was Collin; he was amazing. He was affable, attentive, but never interrupted our conversation. The food and ambiance are good at Mangiamo, but I'd go again and again just because of the terrific server!

DS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Food tasted fine. Service was horrible. Walked in and was immediately told there would be a 25 minute wait, until we advised the person greeting us we had a reservation. Greeter responded "perfect." Place less than half full. Took 15 minutes to get menus, with us going to get them! Took another another 15 minutes to take our orders. Took another 15 minutes to receive our salads. Then waiter wanted to bring entrees almost immediately! Perfect...NOT!

BH
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Dishes are hit or miss. The servers are super nice but unfortunately very slow. Overall not the best, not the worst.

BB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was outstanding. I like this place because it has outdoor seating. This is my go to resturant whenever I'm near Union Station!

SD
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server and chef took extra trouble to adjust a dish for my teenager. Excellent food and top notch service. Pleasant surprise.

CR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unassuming restaurant near Union Station! Family owned and operated and it shows in the attention given to customers. Fresh, inventive preparation for the usual Italian cuisine. Delicious. Will definitely return next time in Denver.

SP
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Completely understaffed. With only 2 people to wait tables, prepare drinks, greet and seat diners, it was impossible to provide adequate service. We passed on desert and additional drinks because it was impossible to get service. Getting the bill was a challenge for getting to our event. This was after 1.5 hours. All this with staff who were doing the best that they could.

TL
Denver
136 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love Mangiamo Pronto, fresh food, made from scratch, always delicious. Every friend we have referred agrees. This is our go to when looking for Italian.

RK
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They make great homemade pasta! Our server provided good information about the food and wine. Let me be clear - EAT HERE.

R
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The tomato sauce was not very flavorful, was disappointing. Service was good though.

M
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service from Brian! Highly recommend!

J
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great place to go if you need something close to Union Station. We started with the Calamari, which was fabulous. This was followed by Chicken Parmigiana and Papparadelle Bolognese. The wine list is also full of a range of choices. A wonderful meal before we headed to the mountains!

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is such a fantastic restaurant and seems to be super underrated by Denver. Four of us went here for my birthday on a Saturday, there was no wait and only a couple other parties there. The service was amazing (shout out Brian!!) and the food was excellent. We were definitely the loudest group they had that night (sorry!). Overall great drinks, great service, and everything we ordered off the menu (which was a lot) was superb! I’ll definitely be going back next time I’m in Denver.

MC
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us went to dinner here on a Tuesday evening, prior to seeing a show at Buell. The restaurant was nearly empty between 6 and 7:15PM. The server was accommodating and friendly. The food was very good, the house made pasta excellent. I particularly recommend the chicken tagliatelle in a creamy basil sauce. Wow!

JS
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They had wonderful gluten free options which were all very good! Highly recommend the place!

G
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although they are rarely crowded for Dinner, the food is exceptional. The Pasta is homemade, the sauces seasoned perfectly and its just really good food. Breakfast and lunch are excellent also.

t
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Have been here a few times especially before sports events downtown. The place always had good pasta dishes in a simple restaurant, but I'm afraid it has slipped. I would no longer recommend it because there are better choices nearby, and this does not represent a good value any more. The pasta dishes were watery and not of the same quality as before.

AC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gnocci and braised beef was good, but the Chicken Parmesan was kind of plain (but still good!)

H
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food & service at this little place was as good as always & a good value. I recommend it for that alone. The ambiance, however, is lacking. We’ve been there half a dozen times this year & there have only been two or three tables occupied, besides ours. I’ve suggested to them several times that they NEED tablecloths to give the feeling that it is a somewhat special occasion, not simply a refueling. These would also give the place a MUCH more inviting atmosphere for people looking through the windows as they walk past. Doing so would certainly attract more customers, and they, in turn, would improve the atmosphere. Right now the atmosphere is more like a Denny’s.

TL
Denver
136 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mangiamo Pronto is one of the best Italian restaurants in Denver, everything made fresh on site. Every meal is tasty and the staff exceptionally friendly. Whether you eat in or take it home this is a much in LoDo.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing!!!
They only had 2 guys waiting on 10 tables of on average 5 people at each table so they were slammed.
I’m sure the service would be much better with one more staff meme we but the food was AMAZING!!!
Great wine too!!!! Appetizers were my favorite though above all!!!

SS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took the light rail into Denver and were delayed, arriving 30 minutes after our reservation time. No problem as we were the only ones there. The host did not have our Open Table reservations (?). Our visit wasn't starting well, but we had tickets for a performance at DCPA, and we were out of time. The menu was a surprise and everything sounded good. We ended up having the Mediterranean calamari (25 stars!!), the paella and a pappardelle with herbed, roasted chicken in a cream sauce. This was accompanied by nice cocktails and wine. We hated leaving what we weren't able to finish! The room filled after we ordered but the restaurant maintained its nice, lowkey vibe and attentive service. No pretension. Great value. We are going back!!

T
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Been to Mangiamo Pronto at least 6 times. When we can we sit on the patio. It's small but able to accommodate 5 of us. The patio is good for people watching. Close to busy street but not an issue. The food, especially the Pasta Carbanaro has always been a favorite of mine. But this visit that dish and others just didn't live up to past visits. The Carbanaro was bland and we prefer linguini or other string noodle. My gnocchi with pork ragu was weird. The gnocchi was like fried bits of mash potatoes. The ragu was overly salty but had tasted fine. The other main dishes were the pesto chicken pasta, the best of all of the dishes and a ground sausage linguini, also good but nothing memorable. Our appetizers,were the calamari, Cesar salad and anti-pasta salad. All were good -- probably could have stopped with those and would have been more satisfied. The best part of the meal was our servers. Very nice Brian and his colleague -- so that made the dinner more enjoyable. Still, I will be back because I like the restaurant's location and the menu.

MG
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I wasn't super impressed, although the food was decent and reasonably priced. There was a foul odor of sewage throughout the restaurant, which definitely doesn't get the evening off to a good start. We made a reservation for 8:00, which wasn't necessary since there weren't many people there. Service was slow since there was only one server, but he comped our wine without being asked, which was a nice gesture. The food was pretty good and I liked their menu selections. It's not a fancy restaurant, as evidenced by their takeout counter, which I wasn't expecting. So, I wouldn't hurry back here, but I wouldn't write them off either.

R
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food ,service exceptional, friendly and attentive staff!!

TB
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service here is outstanding as well as the food. All of the food is fresh and professional prepared.
All of the staff is very professional and friendly.
Plus they have a Fantastic ice tea. Just my opinion... Go for the food & hospitality, you won’t be disappointed.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Finding a great Italian restaurant with authentic Italian pasta in the U.S. is not an easy thing. At Mangiamo Pronto, we were not served with the usual Alfredo or Meatball sauce-style dishes - their pasta was truly delicious and tasted like overseas in Italy. And the service was perfect and super friendly.

A
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was spectacular! Pasta was delicious and all the sauces including the pesto were great. We also enjoyed the caprese salads. Fair warning: the service was an experience. The waiters/waitress were very well meaning and tried extremely hard so it was difficult to be upset about the issues with the service. Overall, I would recommend and go there again for a great Italian meal.

HM
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s nothing better than homemade pasta... and there red sauce was excellent!

E
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The homemade pasta was delicious! Service was great! They were very accommodating for our large group!

CM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food is good - went there two weekends in a row. However the restaurant seems to be short staffed with lengthy wait times for drinks/food/bill.

S
Orange County
50 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming staff and wow! The BEST Caesar salad, well balanced dressing, crispy romaine , ciabatta croutons made in house.
Pasta was extraordinary,
Can’t wait to return!