very attentive service, great poor food, really good bartender, very nice intimate restaurant, enjoy priced glass, unique romantic dinner, perfect whole evening
Great Place. This is a very cute and cozy place to come enjoy your evenings. Food and service was great. Depending on what you order and how much you drink it may get a little pricey, but worth every penny. Pastas and Martinis are great!!! And make sure you order the chocolate souffle for dessert !!! Highly recommend this plc.
It used to be good food, bad service.. But, now it's the other way around. I cannot fault the wait staff at all. The cuisine on the other hand, was bland, and so... not Italian. When I go to an Italian restaurant, I want it to remind me of when I went to Italy, and the food. I know most people can tell the difference....So sad what u pay for...
cozy restaurant. visiting from the land of the sun we felt that this was a place not to miss when your traveling. solid food. .. friendly staff and great wine list. .. .. the calamari awesome. . the caprese i would have liked vine ripe tomatoes not romas. .. . the sea bass off the charts. . the halibut great. . . SKIP THE MASHED POTATOES THEY WERE BLAND & COLD. . .wish we would have had room to try dessert. . . . definItely will come back next time we are in town. . . locals . . make sure you try this gem!!!!!!!
Doesn't look so great from the window, BUT. Doesn't look like anything special from the street, but tunneling to the cozy back tables of the restaurant, with delightful service and a nice menu, added up to a VERY pleasant evening. I have lived in Manhattan Beach for 37 years, and could smac* myself upside the head for not trying it sooner.
Wonderful atmosphere. The food was great, the service was very attentive, the view and atmosphere was lovely. I had a great time in Manhattan Beach mostly due to dinner I had.
Ignore the other posts...the food is exquisit as is the service. Wonderful wonderful wonderful. Everything prepared with the utmost skill and expertise. The service was slower than I car for, but thank goodness it was as they did not rush you through your meal. Everything was fused together perfectly and no taste overpowered another. Highly Recomended.
Poor Food but very polite and courteous servers, bartender and waitress..
My girlfriend's birthday was yesterday, she picked Mangiamo as her restaurant of choice for the evening. The two of us arrived early to enjoy a glass of wine on me before a few more of our friends arrived for dinner. The Bartender was super nice and attentive, we enjoyed a reasonably priced glass of Joel Gott Syrah, it was really good and the bartender gave us a great "pour". We were both a bit hungry and had an hour before dinner reservations thus we orderd the lobster ravioli appetizer, as they had no cheese plate or antipasti type of starters. The lobster ravioli was oily flat and very very bland. Little did I know that oily, flat and bland would be the theme of my dining experience at Mangiamo.
We sat down for dinner and I ordered the ceasar salad to start and then chose the penne pasta with grilled chicken and sun dried tomatoes etc. The ceasar salad was on par with what you would order in a mall food court and the pasta dish was equal to what I had on my last flight from LA to New York. The meal was just plain "bad". My friends all seemed to have fared better than I, my friend Curt ordered the braised beef that tasted pretty good, (he shared a nibble), the birthday girl ordered the spinach and mushroom salad and had the tuna tar tar as an entree, (did not resemble even a semblance of Italian). My friend donna orderd some sort of fish with risotto which was equally disppointing. Even the desert was a let down, strawberry short cake that did not taste home made and a sugary syrup masquerading as strawberry something or other. The best part of the meal was the hostess ( a very pretty) woman who took delightful care of our group.
Romantic restaurant with an Oceanside View. Mangiamo Restaurante and Bar is nestled comfortably in the Downtown section of Manhattan Beach, located just off the ocean. Perfect for a romantic dinner date, this restaurant offers an array of steaks, salads, and pastas--and the wine list is even more varied. Be sure to get there early--parking tends to be tricky during the evening hours.
Unique romantic dinner spot in Manhattan Beach. After walking up and down the street, we decided upon Mangiamo's for dinner. First off, they carry my favorite gin - Hendricks - and the crowd was trendy. The greens were good (they serve a peppery salad), and teh swordfish that evening was outstanding. Creme brulee for desert was thick and mixed with ripe blueberries. We went on a weekeday but I imagine it's quite crowded on weekends.
Very romantic. I went here a few months after passing by it so many times. This restaurant is one of my preferred restaurants in the South Bay I don't remember the food being anything spectacular, the restaurant is a bit small and loud but it's really romantic which I really liked-good date spot.
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