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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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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 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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Columbia, Connecticut
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Marlborough, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Visited Café Mangia last night. Wine made it to the table and my dinner partner's appetizer, but after waiting another 45 minutes it finally occurred to me that there was a problem. So I mentioned to the bartender who happened to be the owner that I had been sitting down for almost an hour and a half and had yet... More 

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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?