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Cafe Mangia

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68 Linwood Ave Ste 1, Colchester, CT 06415
(860) 537-7707
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Intimate and Romantic

Great spot for a date night. My husband and I have been coming here for years and love the atmosphere, food and service. My only wish is that there were more variations of the menu offered. I don't think it's ever changed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Aquarius695
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Columbia, Connecticut
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Colchester, Connecticut
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Girls night out! This was my first time there and it won't be my last. The staff was so friendly and the owner stopped by our table and all the tables. The place was full for a Wednesday night. Wine was very nice, food was a good amount (brought leftovers home) dessert was yummy! Cozy and well lit, not too... More 

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Columbia, Connecticut
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great spot for a date night. My husband and I have been coming here for years and love the atmosphere, food and service. My only wish is that there were more variations of the menu offered. I don't think it's ever changed.

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Vernon, Connecticut
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very inviting restaurant , with excellent food . Not a huge menu but something for everyone. Great fresh desserts. I recommend a visit. They always have a groupon offer also.

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Lebanon, Connecticut
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Service and food were 5 star! Pricey for the area but worth it. We had appetizers through dessert and everything was prepared perfect. Young, very well trained, waitstaff. Never felt rushed. The tables are a bit close together, but they have an outside porch area that is a little less confining.

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Columbia, MO
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Cafe Mangia is located in a house, with all the coziness of small rooms, a wrap around porch, and an open kitchen. Within its compact space is exceptional friendliness and thoroughly prompt, generous service. The food is lovely: each bite is a taste treasure. If you have an opportunity to have dinner in Colchester, this is a visit worth making!

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Recommended.....Title says it all...Have been a repeat diner and have always had a great dinner with friendly attentive staff. Chicken Piccata, Chicken Marsala, other dishes always prepared just right with generous portions. Tables and seating spaces a little tight( other people call it "cozy" ) but if you go during off times, a little early or a little late, it... More 

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Colchester, Connecticut
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A perfect place to have lunch with friends or dinner with your sweetheart! I will admit... I love this place and visit about once a month! Quant (reservations are a must on the weekends) and cozy inside, but they have a wonderful porch with additional seating and a heater. The menu is small but that's because everything is made fresh!... More 

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Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Hidden gem of an Italian restaurant. They have great gluten-free pasta, delicious salads and yummy canolis. The value is great and the service is always very attentive. I live out of town but enjoy driving to Colchester simply for this restaurant!

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CT, USA
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Cafe Mangia is a small place, not too many tables and they seat the overflow outside even in winter months by closing in the porch and pumping in heat. The menu is not extensive, most of the dishes are pasta courses. The Pasta Fagioli was terrible, not even close to a soup, more like the sauce you might get with... More 

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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I've been here 3 times. The menu selection is pretty limited and the food is just ok. The place is small, so it is usually packed. The staff is polite, but the service is slow.

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Additional Information about Cafe Mangia

Address: 68 Linwood Ave Ste 1, Colchester, CT 06415
Phone Number: (860) 537-7707
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Colchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 68 Linwood Ave Ste 1, Colchester, CT 06415
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: (860) 537-7707

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?