Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of rustic Italian fare and drinks at Mangia in Lynchburg.
Walls dotted with the work of area artists complement tables topped with steaming platters of rustic Italian fare, carefully fashioned from local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Before perusing the ingredient-rich dinner menu, diners can cull quaffs from the extensive wine list, including sippables such as the Bruni Paolo cabernet-sangiovese 2008 ($28/bottle) and the Musaragno pinot grigio 2006 ($24/bottle).
Next, warmed throats can welcome shaved raw carpaccio ($7), roasted eggplant with goat cheese ($9), and other antipasto dishes that collectively make up the anti-pasta movement. Piled-high pasta plates sport sundry topping ensembles—such as gorgonzola, mushrooms, and peas ($16)—to win over ambitious bellies and hollow legs tapping to live music on Wednesdays. Mangia, meaning "eats" in Italian, encourages friendly feasting, serving up many family-style portions to accommodate the occasional clientele of big friendly giants.
2496 Rivermont Ave.
Lynchburg, Virginia 24503Get Directions