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“Everything is Exceptional. Straight from Italy!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mangia Italiano The Usual Place - CLOSED

Mangia Italiano The Usual Place
Price range: $10 - $25
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Everything is Exceptional. Straight from Italy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a great place to go for dinner with friends, family or even alone. All is fabulous starting with the wine and appetizers, next the awesome entrees and finally the decadent deserts. Summer is the best time to check them out as it is less crowded than in season.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Sheryl G
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Disappointing:(”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

Just went to this restaurant tonight as recommended by my husband's client. Sadly the experience was not favorable:( There were too my negatives to give this restaurant a fair review. I honestly found the staff lacked awareness of their duties & more importantly their guests even though the restaurant was almost empty. The food was way below average of any decent Italian restaurant. It was obviously the food was not fresh, too many examples to give but the Sole which my husband ordered was mostly raw!! He got a reheated version! I'm so disappointed I don't even want to mention the other complains! If people want an truly amazing real Italian experience in Sarasota please visit Andrea's! Some people think they know Italian food, they really don't! And no we will never return!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kate W
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I'm picking my brains off the floor because my mind was blown. Amazing food, service, and atmosphere! Best Italian food I've had in a very long time.

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1 Thank Adam C
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Authentic Affordable Italian Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

Best kept secret for Italian food in Sarasota. Those who have been to Italy will appreciate the real Italian (vs American Italian) food. Menu offers great choice of broad range of vegetables, meat, fish, brick oven pizza. Not only delicious but healthy. Nice choice of wines. Pleasant and attentive staff.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Iffer51
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just like in Italy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

Probably the best kept secret for wonderful authentic Italian food in Sarasota. Freshly made pizza by the yard with a thin crust that is not overpowerd by a load of cheese. Pasta, fish, meat, soups, salads we tried it all and were never disappointed. Decent wine list. Casual, family friendly, personable service. One of our favorite restaurants in Sarasota.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank FoodieM3
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