Italian cuisine is renowned for its savory sauces and tender pastas, while the lost fare of Atlantis is notable for its excessive salting and sogginess. Ditch the deep and dine on terra firma with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Italian fare at Mangia Roma Pizzeria & Trattoria on North Halsted.
Chefs and siblings Anthony and Lucia Fanella prove a culinary dynamic duo, using their extensive experience and familial psychic-link to craft a mouthwatering menu of contemporary and traditional dishes. Sink your teeth into one of their specialties such as the pappardelle conragu di carne, wide noodles basking in a braised short-rib ragu with a sweet hint of dark chocolate ($21). Pizza partakers can savor a slice such as the namesake Mangia Roma crowned with house-recipe tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, arugula, prosciutto, mushrooms, and parmigiano ($23 for a 14" Roman style). Finish with a passion-igniting dessert of That's Amore, a chocolate-hazelnut filled calzone drizzled with chocolate and snuggled in vanilla gelato ($10). Mangia Roma sits within a gnocchi's throw of the Steppenwolf and Royal George theaters, making it an ideal place for a preshow sip, a postshow meal, or a delicious but frowned upon midshow snack.
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- Homemade fried mushrooms are on offer, but the arancini (a breaded rice ball stuffed with a seasoned meat sauce, peas, and mozzarella) is the standout at $4.75. – Bill Burman, Centerstage Chicago
- I had the 12" pizza capricciosa and was quite pleased with both the quality of the food and the service. Our server recommended a wine that was quite good. – Matt G., Yelp
Siblings Anthony and Lucia Fanella fuse their culinary talents at Mangia Roma to draft a menu of contemporary and traditional Italian fare with family pizza-crust and sauce recipes that precede the Aeneid's debut. The dining room's warm, maroon walls and rustic exposed brick welcome diners into a rich atmosphere with intimate lighting.
1623 N Halsted St.
Chicago, Illinois 60614Get Directions