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“Quite mediocre, actually”
Review of Mangia Mangia

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Mangia Mangia
Ranked #35 of 50 Restaurants in Countryside
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed July 30, 2009

Stopped by for lunch one Saturday. In a strip mall, nothing to look at from the outside. Inside, a decent pseudo-rustic decor inside. Large menu which I think asks too much for many simple pastas on it. OK bread, followed by salad made of tough, unripe tomatoes (from Jewel's next door may be?) and average mozzarella, swimming in vinegar. Ordered one of the specials: rigatoni in porcini sauce, and this is how it felt: way too salty, slimy texture, pretty bad as a whole, so I had to return it. Had nor problems with the return, and overall service was very good.

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Reviewed June 29, 2008

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Reviewed December 29, 2007

Huge portions

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Reviewed May 14, 2006

This restaurant from the outside does not stand out as a fabulous eatery, but step inside and you will see why this place is wonderful. It is in a strip mall of all places, but the inside is decorated with an old world Italian feel. The prices average about $15 per plate and you get a huge plate of food for your money. You will be tested trying to finish your plate. I had the veal marsala with a heaping bowl of steamed broccoli. My companions got a bowl/plate of Gnocchi with spinach that was the lightest Gnocchi I've ever tasted. Another companion got the blackened fish on a bed of spinach. Now, other than my dinner which was clearly marked on the menu, none of the other meals were, but they were more than willing to combine parts of different menu items to create exactly what you wished. The best part was that although crowded, no one was pushing us along to leave; we stayed until they were almost closed and enjoyed our bottle of wine. This restaurant is a gem you can't miss.

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