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68 Linwood Ave Ste 1, Colchester, CT 06415
(860) 537-7707
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Ranked #6 of 35 Restaurants in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
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
69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 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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Colchester, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I've dined here for lunch and dinner. The food and service is great. I prefer lunch dining because it less crowded. I've dined twice in the evenings and my only complaint was the noise.

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Dunedin, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Dining by candlelight, servers by Wendy's......The candlelight was so dim that we couldn't read the menus and the servers wearing denim was such a miss match. We waited forever and kept hearing "bread them up", we were eventually served two slices of bread from a fork with some dipping oil. My polenta was dry and flavorless. We won't return.

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Winsted, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I decided to stop here for a late lunch. I found the restaurant on the web while on the road so we stopped on a whim. We almost drove out of the parking lot because there were no other cars but we are so glad we stayed! The staff was very friendly and knowledgable of the menu.... More 

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Colchester, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This has quickly become my wife and my favorite restaurant. It has become our perfect date night experience. The owners and hosts are great and always greet us with smiles. The food is always excellent and if your lucky enough to visit when they have their filet of sole special with the ritz cracker topping order it. Its amazing. It... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We drive about a half hr. Pretty frequently to dine here. The staff has always been very attentive, courteous and informative. The owners work hard side by side with their staff which is great to see. The menu is small but the food is delicious. The place is very tiny so reservations are highly recommended on weekends or you will... More 

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Colchester, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have been here for lunch a few times and it is a totally different experience. At dinnertime on a busy Saturday night you better know the owner or have a personal connection with the wait staff or you will be waiting for a long time for service. The food was overpriced and improperly cooked. Waitstaff kept bustling by our... More 

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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

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