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“"disappointed" is way wrong!!!”
Review of Mangia Italiano The Usual Place - CLOSED

Mangia Italiano The Usual Place
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 21, 2014

We have been coming here since they opened and the food and service has always been excellent. The porcini/ mushrooms and truffles pizza is always loaded with mushrooms, cheese and the goodies. It's our favorite pizza. Can only rate it as EXCELLENT!!!!! Sometimes you just can't please generally unhappy people. We have always been treated well there and have never been disappointed by anything on the menu. Would highly recommend this restaurant. You won't be sorry!!

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2  Thank Per5
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Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

This has become our favorite Italian in Sarasota. Don't let the strip mall location mislead you. As good Italian food anywhere. Real Italians. They bake their own bread and make fresh pizza fired in wood oven. Their happy hour for food, now 4 to 6 is best deal, pizza and a beer for 10 bucks, good large pizza. Entree on happy hour is 12 dollar and include a salad if choice, fish or meat, and wine or beer. Excellent value and good portion. Owners are very nice people and are always in good mood. Open everyday except Sunday. My favorite is the Bolognese sauce with pasta or the wild boar. It's all good.

3  Thank PicassoPaints
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

Simply the best, feels like home. I'm italian, I travel a lot for working, I have been in many italian restaurants, but no one is like The Usual Place. Here you can taste the real lasagna, the real bolognese, the real flavours! It's a shame I don't live in Saratosa, but I'll come back soon guys!
Ciaoooo

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1  Thank Dadodadis
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

Food was not good - porcini/truffle pizza had neither. Wild boar pasta had very little meat - mostly sauce. Wine list overpriced & service poor.

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2  Thank sarasota113
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Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

We were seated right away with reservations on line. It was a long time before are order for drinks was taken. We waited along time to put in an order for our entrees. It also took a long time to get the bill and close out. With all of that it was very good. The lasagna was great and the ravioli with mushrooms was very good. The server was the only server and she was doing the best she could with the amount of people. I would definitely come back but management needs to improve their amount of servers. Loved it.

Thank Chardo56
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