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Cafe Mangia

68 Linwood Ave Ste 1, Colchester, CT 06415
(860) 537-7707
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Ranked #4 of 34 restaurants in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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- Jul 25, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
W. Hartford, CT
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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Colchester, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Relaxing; attentive service; enclosed porch seating available. Small dining area so make a reservation unless you are going at 5pm!

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Colchester, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

For some good ol pasta dishes they're a great place in a great town! Wonderful wic list and amazing soups! Give it a try, the only bad thing is they tend to overlook their meat just a bit.

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Colchester, Connecticut, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Went to Cafe Mangia last night for dinner. I had the swordfish special and it was "Excellent". The fish and asparagus were perfectly cooked and the mashed potatoes were creamy and smooth. We also had the brochette special with a house salad for starters and finished with coffee and desert. . Mike was our waiter, and he was efficient, observant,... More

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