The atmosphere is eclectic, quaint, comfortable
and relaxing - unpretentious and unassuming. Outdoor seating is available in
a comfortable airy garden terrace setting. The main dining room has the feel
of a neighborhood bistro setting. Wooden booths with seat cushions, and
tables that are a step away from linoleum. You feel like you're in the
corner snack-shop out of the mid-century. There is ample parking in a
lot around the corner on Southard Street.
Atmosphere - 4/5
Food - Mangia Mangia is all about pasta. There are
numerous chicken and seafood selections. Nothing fancy, pretentious or hauty
here... just basic good food that is prepared well and presented nicely. The
overall selection is a bit limited but is focused. The seafood medley dish
offers a broad selection of scallops, conch, clams, shrimp, and other
offerings over pasta in a simple sauce - imaginative and well prepared.
Food - 3.75/5
Wine - The winelist is a Wine Spectator Award winner
with a broad range of selections from America, Italy, France and the new
world. Prices are
reasonable for most selections. There are quite a number of high end
selections including First Growth Bordeaux, several from Opus, Silver Oak
and a Grange which is surprising since there are very few Aussies. The high
end offerings are big city pricing and ramp up to over $1000. They
supposedly have the broadest range of offering on the island. The list is
broad and varied although not especially deep. There is a selection for
every palate and budget especially the high end which tends to overachieve
relative to the dining experience.
Wine - 4.5/5.
Service was cordial, friendly, attentive, patient, and
Service - 4/5
Overall - This is a notch above a neighborhood eatery
somewhere between there and a 'fine dining' experience. A fun place that is
a unique dining experience. The winelist
Overall rating - 16.25/20.