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“Fantastic Pizza”
Review of Al Manglar Bar & Pizzeria - CLOSED

Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Seriously, this was one of the best pizza we've ever eaten! We ate here twice during our stay in Samara. Both times the service and food was excellent. Try the Diablo - spicy salami - and be sure to ask for the house specialty "hot olive oil" to add to it - awesome!

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Thank firestop
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We heard about this restaurant word-of-mouth as the best Italian food in Samara, and it was. Outstanding pastas cooked perfectly and the sauces were just as ordered. The atmosphere has a great family feel as well. It is easy to find, but is not on the beaten path (about a block from the main drag in town), so you most likely won't walk by it on the way to anywhere. But it is definitely the place to go if you are looking for authentic Italian food and a friendly, casual open-air atmosphere a short walk from both town and the beach.

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Thank Brad O
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

There is nothing like a meal cooked from scratch in accordance with recipes passed down through generations. The delicious Italian food is prepared by the original owner who has been serving up great pizza, lasagna, penne, spagetti, etc. for almost twenty years. You know it is good value when you see local residents enjoying the food and sharing jovial banter with the owner. We have been to this restaurant several times with friends and family and enjoyed the visit every time. If you like some zest in your food, then do not forget to ask for house-made olive oil with hot peppers!

The rancho-style restaurant, open on three sides, located in town but off the main street, takes you to the time when home made meals were enjoyed in a pleasant environment at a civilized relaxing pace. So take your time and enjoy the experience.

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Thank beachtownsearch
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

My husband and I eat here at least once every visit to Samara. I am gluten free but make a rare exception to come here and eat the amazing lasagna...it is the best I have ever had, including in Italy! The owner moved to Samara over 20 years ago from Italy and cooks in the kitchen every night. Not much atmosphere, but amazing food!

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Thank Erin R
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Gotta try the baked potatoes! Stick your feet in the soft white sand and enjoy a delicious meal here!

Thank DesafioAdventures
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