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Mangia Italiano on Third

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248 Third Ave., Chula Vista, CA
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chula Vista, California, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Kayans24
Chula Vista, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I go here 2-3 times a month. The staff and owners are great and so is the food. They also have a small and a large banquet room so it's a great place for private parties. I've never had a bad meal here!

1 Thank Lou Ann V
Chula Vista, California
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is in the older part of Chula Vista. Parking is not a problem. The menu even has a senior section! Plenty of wonderful entrees to please anyone. This is a family run business and they care about their patrons ! Enjoy!

Thank CherBear123
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Our youngest daughter was just married in Italy. We came to the San Diego area for a fun reception. We are in a fifth wheel in the KOA park in Chula Vista and decided we had to have an Italian dinner. We stumbled upon this wonderful restaurant with seating in the bar area, dining area and huge room in the... More 

Thank Marsha O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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 Third Ave., Chula Vista, CA
  • 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?