Mangia's clever chefs cook up a panoply of American and Italian delights, including its signature Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, replete with a towering, buttery crust and heaps of cheese and tomato sauce. Customers can build their own circular masterpiece by slathering toppings such as chicken, garlic, mushrooms, peppers, and more onto signature stuffed (6", $5.10; 14", $19.25) or traditional thin-crust (6", $4.35; 14", $13.65) pies, flat enough to slide into mouths or under doors. East Coast eaters can enjoy the grilled rib eye or grilled-chicken philly cheesesteak, served on a 7-inch roll with white american cheese ($7.29), and those craving south-of-the-border sustenance can warm insides with a bowl of tortilla soup ($4.75). A selection of soft drinks ($2.15) and desserts, including Mangia's Ooey Gooey brownie ($3.95; $5.45 with ice cream), round out the meals. Surrounded by Mangia's bright-red walls and smooth hardwood countertops, diners enjoy friendly, attentive customer service from staffers. Post-pizza party, settle stomachs and digital debates on the origins of cannoli while surfing the web with Mangia's free WiFi.
The Penalty Box Sports Bar and Grill rewards rabid sports fans and their hungry companions with platefuls of familiar fried favorites alongside a nightly roster of festivities. Pre-game first pitches or State of the Union addresses with a basket of mild, hot, or raspberry chipotle wings ($10.79) and fried pickles ($5.29), before the main event: a half-pound all-beef burger ($6.99) with meat toppers such as avocado, bacon, and swiss cheese ($.50 each). Warm the bench with a crispy chicken-fried steak ($9.49) or a fried-shrimp basket ($8.49), both served up with Texas toast, a house salad, and fries. Monday-night munchers can storm the stage with a mouthful of potatoes on karaoke night, and Tuesday’s Texas hold 'em poker pleases card sharks and pathological liars. Live music on Saturday night and trivia on Wednesdays, plus weekly horseshoes contests and beer-pong tournaments, entertain during commercial breaks on the eatery’s sports-tuned flat-screen TVs.
Meat Up & Veg Out dishes up meaty sandwiches alongside a bevy of vegetarian options from a green and blue food truck painted with flames, which symbolizes the fire the cooks use to melt-down useless pennies. Just beyond the truck's awning, a cluster of lime-green picnic tables cradle diners as they enjoy grilled bacon mac and cheese sandwiches and vegan black bean tacos.
Campo Azul Bar & Grill's kitchen uses local and seasonal ingredients to recreate the cuisine of central Mexico. As you sip a signature drink such as the blue margarita, the staff will bring over plates of fajitas and queso flameado that sizzle directly on your table. The chefs can also grill quesadillas, roll up burritos, and knit a taco. Before calling it a meal, it's worth it to try one of Campo Azul's decadent dessert inventions, which includes the deep-fried cheesecake burritos.
Local musicians often play in the dining room as guests dine amid the exposed brick interior. There are also covered patios surrounded by cheery yellow walls, and you can email photographs of your leftovers to your house pet using the free WiFi.