Posted: 8/1/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The food is subpar and the owner is a short, incompetent balding man with little sense of running a successful business- which would explain why this place is always empty. Must have short man complex or something at his staggering height of 5'5. But for a more detailed review about the food. The ""house"" wines are la terre, which sell for about $20 a bottle. But you can go down to TARGET and buy it for about $7. There's the quality of Mangia for you. The salads are about $10 and consist of 90% lettuce. Literally. Caeser - Lettuce, cheese, dressing, 5-6 croutons House salad- Lettuce, 1 scoop of canned beans and one slice of tomato Spinach salad- Spinach, couple sprinkles of red onion, couple walnuts and cheese Notice that each salad has literally 3 ingredients. Is this a $10 value to you? Order one yourself. I ordered a side of broccoli. But mangia doesn't have broccoli. I then settled with a side of vegtables. This was a $5 side of heavily oiled zucchini. Thanks. Half the menu also isn't updated. There are many things that are no longer served at Mangia, such as the Coppa Mista gelato dessert. The restaurant is always filled with screaming kids. People bring their kids here instead of other restaurants because there is never anyone there to be bothered. The salad makers and the host consist of a team of high school girls that wear inappropriately short shorts to work. Not only tacky, but possibly a health code violation. The ogar at the front is usually checking them out. He sits in the front with his Ipod in and ignores customers. he watches TV most of the time when he isn't grunting at you. The only manager I've ever seen to actually argue with customers about things such as a $1 off coupon (actually witnessed). He's also been seen to be drinking the restaurants beer during his shift. Real professional. Don't waste your time or money on this place. Not worth it. Don't believe my review? Try it out for yourself.