We've eaten at Mangia before and weren't overly impressed, but this visit changed our tune. Lucky to have made reservations, it was standing room only on a Monday night. We were seated right away, in the smaller, back dining room, where the volume was a pleasant hum. Took a few minutes for our server to get to us, as she had a couple of large parties, but when she arrived she was very friendly and attentive.
The appetizers were delicious (Gourmet meatball and an order of calamari), and coupled with the two breads and dipping oils, we were already on our way to being full before our entrees even arrived. The wine comes with a heavy pour, which is never a bad thing. Our four entrees were all enormous and so delicious. I had the lasagna and it was literally the size of my head - I barely made a dent in it. We couldn't even fathom dessert, but they looked wonderful when we saw them on their way to other tables.
I will say - many reviews complain about the noise level and crowded bar area in Mangia. There is now a Lounge upstairs, where people just in for drinks or waiting for tables can go. We went up to take a peek and it was really nice! Very spacious and modern. So - definitely consider it as a slightly more upscale place to go for drinks in OP. Looking forward to going back again!
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