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Mangia Italiano on Third

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248 Third Ave., Chula Vista, CA
619-623-3553
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
West Chula Vista

This place is in the older part of Chula Vista. Parking is not a problem. The menu even has a senior section! Plenty of wonderful entrees to please anyone. This is a family run business and they care about their patrons ! Enjoy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
CherBear123
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Chula Vista, California
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chula Vista, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place is in the older part of Chula Vista. Parking is not a problem. The menu even has a senior section! Plenty of wonderful entrees to please anyone. This is a family run business and they care about their patrons ! Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Our youngest daughter was just married in Italy. We came to the San Diego area for a fun reception. We are in a fifth wheel in the KOA park in Chula Vista and decided we had to have an Italian dinner. We stumbled upon this wonderful restaurant with seating in the bar area, dining area and huge room in the... More 

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mexico city
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We went because of a Groupon-type coupon but really .... why had we not heard about this place before. The food was tasty and well-prepared: simply wonderful ! and the service? even better. everyone was so helpful, friendly and enthusiastic about their restaurant. It was clear that they love their job .... namely to please each and every customer. And... More 

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California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We found out about this restaurant by purchasing a discount ticket. We were very pleasantly surprised when we found that the menu had many dishes that I had not seen since leaving New York as a boy many years ago. The service was superb with others helping the waitress serve. The food was excellent with good sized portions. The wine... More 

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Victoria,Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

The food (lunch buffet) was good, but it was the great service that I remember. The two servers were attentive without being intrusive.

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Vista, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We have been going to Mangia for about three years and have NEVER been disappointed. Their lunch buffet is terrific. The Florentine Shells are super cheesy good. We highly reccommend this friendly, great restaurant. We drive from near Bonsall down to Chula Vista just for their excellent food.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The food is EXCELLENT, and the portions are even MORE EXCELLENT!!! Be prepared to ask for a carry-out container!

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Moderately priced menu selections but the taste is superb. Owners are hands-on. The staff and service excellent. Great downtown Chula Vista location.

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Chula Vista, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Took my Mom there (80) and she didn't enjoy the lasagne, too much cheese. My daughter would have loved it though. I ate the buffet and tried just about everything. Decent food for a good price. Our server was new being trained. I did have to ask for a refill on my water though.

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San Diego, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Dinner with the ol' man at Mangia Italiano made for a good little night out. The portions are HUGE and the prices are good as well. They offer beer and wine. The ambience could be improved upon; sports on TVs and one large, loud party nearby might have decided this for me. Your experience might differ. This place also offered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 248 Third Ave., Chula Vista, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chula Vista
  • Phone Number: 619-623-3553

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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