Although the Italian peninsula is famously boot-shaped, its cuisine is noted for its savory deliciousness and distinctive lack of shoe leather. Take a step toward distinguished dining with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare at Mangia Mangia.
Mangia Mangia (Italian for Eat! Eat!) dishes out myriad traditional Italian recipes, many of which have been passed down for generations within the family of owners Emilio and Maria Dacoba. Encapsulated by the restaurant's elegantly simple, warm-hued, softly lit décor, patrons can call forth a plethora of plates from the menu. Diners delight in the Napoleon, a vegan dish with thin slices of mushrooms and vegetables served with a caramelized-onion marinara ($16.95), or the Chicken Mangia Mangia made with LaCantina red-wine sauce, peppers, onions, and mushrooms ($16.95). The eggplant parmesan al forno ($15.95), or the classic spaghetti and meatballs made with family-recipe marinara that dates back to 1936 ($12.95), take the taste buds for a nostalgia-laden trip back to home-cooked meals and games of catch—before launching them into the sugar-filled future with desserts such as the creamy Zabaione and Berries ($4.95) or the homemade chocolate fudge cake ($6.95).
The Kalamazoo Gazette named Mangia Mangia First Runner-Up for Best Italian Restaurant in its Readers’ Choice, 2010. Yelpers give Mangia Mangia an average of 3.5 stars, Google Mappers give it a four-star average, and 71% of Urbanspooners recommend it:
- For a first time visit I have to say we will be returning very soon and would recommend it to anybody looking for a great meal, Superior dining at a quality price in downtown Kalamazoo. – Stephanie, Urbanspoon
- The food was fantastic, prices more than reasonable and the portions generous. I went back last night for my birthday and it was just as great as I had remembered. – Miryam S., Yelp
Though it's been a family secret since 1936, Mangia Mangia owners Emilio and Maria Dacoba award ample clues to guests who come dine at their tables topped with red-and-white checkered cloths. The secret's in the sauce—specifically, Nonna Rosa's spaghetti sauce, a family favorite that flavors many of Mangia Mangia's dishes. Along with creating Italian feasts the traditional way using family recipes, the duo caters to dietary restrictions with gluten-free pasta options and gluten-free crusts on some of their pizzas. For parties too large for the normal dining room or too devoted to wearing hoop skirts, Mangia Mangia also offers a 70-seat banquet room, an ideal locale for family reunions and rehearsal dinners.
Central Business District
209 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007Get Directions