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Cafe Mangia

68 Linwood Ave Ste 1, Colchester, CT 06415
(860) 537-7707
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Ranked #3 of 34 Restaurants in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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- Aug 18, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
CT
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were very hopeful after reading several reviews, so we decided to visit on a Friday night without reservations. On the positive side, they were able to accommodate us. Also on the positive side, the wine by the glass is a generous pour. Not so positive was the underseasoned food. We started with the special bruschetta. It turned out to... More

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Hebron, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have been visiting Cafe Mangia since it opened and love it! The food is fantastic, though a little expensive. The staff is friendly and courteous. The owners are great, love the guys!!

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Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A quaint little place on the way to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos. The at-home feel is apparent as soon as you walk in and see locals enjoying their meals. Comfortable setting, for a soft paced dinner. Typical Italian style, don't rush through the meal to fill your stomach, rather take the time to savor each bite and enjoy your... More

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W. Hartford, CT
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133 reviews 133 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It was nice to find this small cafe in Colchester. There were three of us for lunch. I had a BLT wrap, nicely done. We all liked our lunch. The staff were friendly and helpful when we asked for slight changes to our menu selections. We ate on the outside screened porch and were very comfortable. However, the street noise... More

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Columbia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I'll start with the positives: Nicely décor, friendly staff, not crowded, best martini ever (Sunrise martini), tasty garlic mashed potatoes. Negatives: dry, tasteless steak. I guess being smothered in gorgonzola cheese should have clued me in. And this steak arrived about 45 minutes after ordering. Expensive for what you get. Would not return.

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Salem
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We went there last night for the first time using a Groupon gift. Loved it! It was such a special (and very unexpected) evening. We were seated on the porch (rec. seating in this area) Candles on the table and the feeling you were dining in someone's home. The food was excellent and reasonably priced (I had the salmon..perfect). What... More

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CT
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is the go-to place for my spouse and I when we want a delicious meal at at reasonable price. I've never had a meal there that I didn't like. I have also had lunch there a few times. They offer quick lunch meals for people who need to get back to work, plus more hearty entrees for people to... More

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Lisbon, Connecticut
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Great dishes friendly staff ,nice outside dining on a porch .classic desserts We had home made cannolies. We will return

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connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Had a terrific dinner at Cafe Mangia The porch provides a wonderful atmosphere The menu is small and terrific for pastas and salads Very friendly and welcoming staff a great find

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NYC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have heard about this place but it was always mixed. My wife and I decided to check it out ourselves. Everyone said it is small and best to have reservations but we went in. Just think of a small home turned into a restaurant but it is now one of my favorites up there with Tony D’s in New... More

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