Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of classic Italian fare and drinks at Cafe Mangia in Colchester. Local produce, wine, and cheese complement the authentic, robust pastas, salads, meat-and-sauce entrees, and gluten-free options on Cafe Mangia's menu. Twirl a fork around the spaghetti bolognese— pasta covered with a meat marinara and crowned with a homemade meatball ($16.95), or go vegetable-tipping by toppling spinach- and cracker-stuffed bella mushroom caps into your mouth ($8.95). Dining dreams come to life in Cafe Mangia's cozy, romantic atmosphere, so call ahead to make a reservation with a special someone or a huge stack of scratch-off Lotto tickets.
- Great food and a fantastic atmosphere. The staff is awesome and everyone makes you feel like family. – A Google User on 9/24/2010
Within Cafe Mangia’s deep orange walls, servers cart around steaming plates of hearty Italian food, piled high with fresh basil and traditional recipes. In the evenings, platefuls of fresh grilled salmon or new york strip steaks grace the granite tabletops inside the softly lit dining room, or out on the wraparound porch. Chefs top steaming pastas with traditional pink vodka and white wine butter sauces, and can swap out standard noodles for whole-wheat or gluten-free ones upon request. They also warm up griddles for crepes and pancakes at Sunday brunch, and stuff grinders and sandwiches for lunch.
On certain evenings, Cafe Mangia breaks out the grape-tasting bibs for wine dinners that pair a five-course meal with complementary libations, like most sommelier-run dating services.
68 Linwood Ave. (Rt. 16)
Colchester, Connecticut 06415Get Directions