Albany >Mangia Mangia
Romantic, good chocolate souffle. My wife and I love going there. The waiting is not too long, but I would highly recommend to make reservation. The food is not heavy and portions are small, focusing on quality instead of quantity. It feels pretty authentic and the atmosphere is warm and romantic. Finally, if you like chocolate, try their chocolate souffle, it's pretty good and the price is reasonable.
Good Food & a nice date place.
I would recommend this restaurant for the food. We liked the augural salad with candy pecan, pear, & goat chesse. Highly Recommend the risotto and the chocolate souffle. My fresh pasta with duck was okay.
Service was OK, but we dont really mind. We actually do not like the waiters always come by and check on us, so this place gives a peaceful & romantic atmosphere for two of us. We got seat right away but it took the waitress almost 10 minutes to come to order our drink & food. We did get bread pretty quick, so we had something to munch on while we looked at the menu. It was a weekday night, so there were only 2 waiters, and I think it is understandable. It was my birthday so the waitress ordered the chocolate souffle for me at the very beginning and it came with a candle. It was nice. Is it true that nowadays no restaurants will give out free dessert to the birthday people anymore? But I will definitely go back for the souffle and try other food on the menu.
A Great Italian Restaurant!!!.
Mangia, Mangia is a great high-end Italian restaurant. If you're looking for cheap eats, theres plenty of other places.
The staff's friendly and knowledgable. Special requests? no problem! The service was fantastic when I went with a group of 12 including two children. Everyone had fun!
I've been a customer 3 years and noticed Mangia,Mangia's loyal customer following. Whenever I visit, The owners know most everyone coming in by name and go out of thier way so they feel appreciated.
If you visit and have a suggestion, fill out the comment card. The owners read and take them to heart. I suggested the restaurant open on Sunday nights again. Within two weeks, the restaurant was open Sundays!
If I had a bad experience I would talk to the owner instead of just posting to a web page. It's unfair and doesn't give them a chance to correct perceived problems.
Wonderful, just wonderful!. Mangia Mangia is one of my two favorite small, unpretentious Italian Restaurants in the bay area (the other being Ernesto's in the City.) We eat here on an average of two or three times a month and have never failed to find the hospitality, food or service to be anything short of excellent. The list of special's and the regular menu are blessed with dishes both creative and perfectly prepared. The wait staff is attentive and very knowledgable, particularly about the small but excellent selection of reasonably priced Italian table wines on the list. You will hear people rave about the chocolate souffle but, read my lips, go for the sabayone. Made fresh for each order it is so light and delicate as to defy adequate description.
A Gem in Albany. Mangia Mangia is a warm, family-run, Italian oasis on San Pablo Avenue in Albany. We have been going there for years and have always been delighted by the warm service, delicious food and inviting atmosphere. The chocolate souffle alone is worth a trip. As a vegetarian, I have always found great options and the soups are especially good. I highly recommend Mangia Mangia, especially for a romatic dinner with your sweetie!
Editorial Review. Northern and southern Italian cuisine showcasing pastas and entrees such as veal and grilled salmon. Catering is available.
Love Mangia Mangia!. We are always happy with the excellent food and service at this restaurant and it keeps us coming back!
Why spend your hard-earned money here?. We were ignored by the maitre d' when we entered. We weren't even acknowledged. I smelled trouble. Got seated after 5 minutes 'cuz we had a reservation. Waiters passed by many times, still no service. 10 minutes later, a sympathetic looking waiter came and we got to order. 1 hour later, all other tables were already working on their desert menu. We still had no food, no one was refilling our empty waters. Our "nice" waiter kept avoiding our stares. Still NO FOOD. Called him over, he said our dishes take longer. Went to check with the chef who cooks in open view. Chef's reaction was to give US a dirty look! We left. No chef or waiter had a smile at anytime. If they don't enjoy what they do, they should get out of the "service" business. Save your money. Take it to people who enjoy what they do.
We had a great anniversary dinner. Mangia has a warm, inviting atmosphere. It's small, but cozy. We arrived early, so seating was not a problem. Good food, good company, good atmosphere. Mangia is a gem, located near other family-run businesses. I can't wait to go back.
Just OK. The hostess was completely rude when bypassed us, with no acknowledgement, to greet the people who had arrived behind us whom she knew. Continuing to ignore us, she seated the people behind us even though their entire party had not yet arrived. Once we were seated, the evening improved. The service staff was good. Food was good but not great and alot more expensive than I had expected. Most entrees are over $17, salads and appetizers are near $10. Nicely decorated but wouldn't call it romantic - too noisy. No kids menu but will prepare a small bowl of pasta for them. However, the tube pasta that my daughter had was pretty bad (tasted old) and the cream sauce comparable to package mixes I make at home. Osso Bucco just ok and mussels very good. Overall an ok restaurant but not on my list of revisits.
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