Mangia Italiano On Third

Central Chula Vista

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Family recipes passed down from Cosenza, Italy, populate three-course menu of hearty main courses & decadent desserts

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Promotional value expires Mar 23, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Valid only for select items. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The best way to familiarize oneself with a different country’s culture is to spend 10–15 years in one of its maximum-security prisons, but the second best way is to taste its cuisine. Learn about Italian food with today’s Groupon to Mangia Italiano On Third in Chula Vista. Choose between the following options:

  • For $25, you get a three-course dinner for two (a $52.85 total value) that includes the following:

    • One appetizer (up to a $9 value)
    • Two entrees (up to a $15.95 value each)
    • One dessert (up to a $3.95 value)
    • Two glasses of house wine (up to a $4 value each)

  • For $50, you get a three-course dinner for four (a $105.70 total value) that includes the following:

    • Two appetizers (up to a $9 value each)
    • Four entrees (up to a $15.95 value each)
    • Two desserts (up to a $3.95 value each)
    • Four glasses of house wine (up to a $4 value each)

Mangia Italiano on Third channels the fresh flavors of family recipes from Cosenza, Italy, into sumptuous dishes and decadent desserts. Hungry duos and foursomes can enjoy an Italian immersion more authentic than rowing a gondola made out of _Mona Lisa_s with a special three-course menu prepared for Groupon customers. Evenings of lively discussion and pasta wrangling begin with an appetizer of olive-oil-and-vinegar-kissed bruschetta, juicy caprese salad, or deftly seasoned zucchini. Inviting aromas entice palates to indulge in the citrusy relish of the chicken piccata and carnivorous courtiers to slice through the mushroom mantle to unearth precious cuts of chicken marsala. Heaping helpings of lasagna, beef cannelloni, and shells florentine bear the banner of Italy's pasta heritage, and each entree comes with a sidekick of minestrone soup or a garden salad. Generous pours of house chianti, burgundy, or chablis assuage digestion and allow patrons to make stirring toasts to recently emancipated house pets. Noshing narratives conclude with sweet denouements of cannoli, spumoni ice cream, or homemade tiramisu served with cookies dipped in espresso and Kahlua.

Mangia Italiano On Third crafts its comestibles from authentic family recipes imported from Cosenza, Italy. Murals and other artwork help create an elegant atmosphere in which to appreciate the spaghetti'd arts. A high-definition TV at the bar enables game watching, and free WiFi helps settle arguments about the players' astrological signs.

Mangia Italiano on Third

In 1959, Domenic Donato ventured from his hometown of Cosenza, Italy, to California, where he opened his first Italian restaurant with recipes from his mother, Rosa, whom he considers the best cook in Italy. Donato soon opened a succession of Italian restaurants now owned and operated by his sister, brother, and sons. In 2006, Donato passed down Mangia Italiano on Third to close family friends Adam and Kathy. The pair faithfully continues to follow the recipes passed down through generations of the Donato family, as well as adding modern twists to Italian classics.

Inside the kitchens, chefs bake eggplant parmigana with ricotta and romano cheese and lightly flour and sauté veal with fresh mushrooms and marsala wine sauce. In the dining area, murals of Italian seascapes are dotted with white sails puffing in the wind and depict ancient ruins full of crumbling columns and Betamax players. When not inspecting the restaurant's art, patrons can dig into plates of housemade cannolis and tiramisu.

Customer Reviews

Very good food and service
Rosa E. · January 11, 2017
Good deal and good food
Macy C. · January 4, 2017
Great food!!!
Jose Z. · December 1, 2016
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    Central Chula Vista

    248 3rd Ave.

    Chula Vista, California 92020


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