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Mangia Italiano on Third

248 Third Ave., Chula Vista, CA
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Ranked #6 of 394 restaurants in Chula Vista
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- May 7, 2014
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12 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
mexico city
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Chula Vista, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Took my wife and mother in law to eat after my wife's graduation. The service here is great. The blonde girl who was our server did an A+++ job. My baked pasta was oozing with just the right amount of cheese and parmesan. VERY VERY boiling hot BE CAREFUL. All baked pastas are super hot but very tasty. One tip... More

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Chula Vista
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

We've seen this restaurant for a while now and decided to try it out for take-out. We ordered the Fettuccini Alfredo, Linguini a la Cabrese and the half and half spghetti with cheese ravioli. I am a very picky Italian food eater and let me just say that this place met all of my expectations. Their marinara sauce was authentic... More

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