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Mangia Italiano on Third

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248 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910-2711
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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99 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

update on the lunch buffet... i figured out why the salads taste sooooo bloody good... none of it is frozen or prepped then frozen ... it's FRESH and cut bite size so you bug guys like me can crunch down and enjoy the chew. it's unanimous tho... the 2 guys i brought in today.. loved the quality and quantity and... More 

Thank kiwilelei
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Very good entrees for seniors. Helpful staff and a robust salad/pasta bar if thats your thing. Prices are right

Thank Phillip T
San Diego, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

We bought a Groupon to eat in this restaurant. I guess I am the odd person out but I thought the food was mediocre at best. We ordered the cannelloni. The pasta for the cannelloni was very thick, too thick. The sauce was nothing special. At least there was plenty of ground beef in the cannelloni. We ate off the... More 

Thank maringfro
Chula Vista, California, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

Free parking limited. Park for short lunch or evening dinner. Food excellent. Separate dining areas for small group and larger area for parties.

Thank John K
San Diego CA
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111 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

A comfortable friendly unpretentious restaurant in the heart of historic Third Avenue in Chula Vista. Their lunch buffet at $9.99 is outstanding - salads , Italian specialties including a protein like meatballs or chicken plus two kinds of pizza. Also served on Tuesday night. Small bar and TV on premises for sports night. Banquet room also available to book for... More 

1 Thank cdctosan
San Diego
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2015

Always enjoy eating here! The wait staff are always friendly, the place is clean and the food is DELICIOUS! Everything I've tried has been great...chicken marsala,, the picata, peppers onion and sausage, calzone, eggplant parmesan, fried ravioli...I could go on and on but you have to try it yourself!!

Thank weBcruisin
San Diego, California
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Popped in for a look and ended up enjoying their $9.95 all u can eat. 4 salads 4 entree's including homestyle lasagna and meatloaf..... excellent lunch, excellent service and unbelievably cheap for the quality of food and very comfortable and clean resturant

Thank kiwilelei
San Diego, California
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2015

A gem of a place in downtown Chula Vista. Very good food, friendly staff, TV for football if you care, really nice, easy and delicious! Highly recommended!

1 Thank Dayle d
Sacramento, California
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

We have eaten here before so planned our 40th wedding anniversary for this restaurant. Events prevented us from having that. The two of us ate a wonderful consulation meal here and enjoyed it very much. By way of history, our entire family of 12 ate here last year and we were seated in a separate room. Since our group included... More 

Thank Janet M
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

We go to Mangia' s as often as we can and each time it is excellent. My husband LOVES the Lasagna & my favorite is the Veal Parmigiana. Adam & Kathy are wonderful & make you feel like family no matter how long it has been since you have been in. The rest of the staff are just as great!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910-2711
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chula Vista
  • Phone Number: 619-623-3553

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