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3016 Guadalupe Ste 100, Austin, TX | Directions 7870530.297436 -97.741497
Neighborhoods: Central Austin, North University
Mangia Pizza @ Mesa is the best in town! – Outside of Chicago, this is the only other authentic pizza available. When in Chicago, it's Girodano's, but here in Austin, it's Mangia. My wife loves the thin Margherita on crust rolled extra thin and I love the real deal deep dish stuffed pizza. It's excellent quality and although some say Mangia is more expensive than some other pizzeria, I've not noticed that to actually be true for my family. Even if I order from a national local deliver franchise, it still costs the same. The difference is the quality of the pizza, the satisfaction of the service and product, and of course the value. In my opinion, there is no better value for truly authentic Chicago style pizza than Mangia on Mesa. Keep Rex on the Mesa! Mangia (eat) a pizza on Mesa today!
Great Pizza – I don't really know or care much about what is and what isn't "authentic Chicago Deep Dish Pizza"
What I do know, is that I really love Mangia's Pizza. If for no other reason than that they use quality cheese, and I like their crust.
It is expensive, but a small deep dish will feed 1 person for 2 days. little bit really goes a long way. The thin crust is also quite tasty, and I like their sauce.
I see a lot of unhappy reviews.. and I can sympathize with those who've dealt with non-stellar service. A couple months ago, I stood at the counter waiting to pickup and py for my called in pizza for 20 minutes! while 2 employees told me someone would help me (not them for some reason) and while the guy who was to help me carried on a phone conversation with someone who he said was "The Owner.. who was intoxicated"
Well, I've gotta believe if he was talking to the owner, and even if the owner was intoxicated, he'd still want the employee to help the customer first.
Chicago style pizza – Mangia is the closest to Chicago stuff crust style pizza in Austin. No other place comes close on that count. It's not great Chicago style like you'll get in Chicago at Giordinos or Gino's East, but its good and I come here regularly. I don't like the wheat crust, but the regular is good. There's lots of cheeze that doesn't always get cooked in the deep pie. The toppings are usually plenty and the service here is great. I pick up and dine it. their open late at night. They have other items that are good. I've had the salads and the french fries are good. They also have beer and root beer and Dublin Dr. Pepper. I recommend this place.
Great food – never been to a Mangia restaurant. It was good. As a matter of fact, it was great food. I have never in the past reviewed restaurants but recently started and see it a great tool to share my experiences with my fellow diners. I've never been so full in my life. Good prices with good service. Top notch.
yucko basil tomato soup and dough – I was looking forward to some different pizza... neither my wife nor I finished one slice... so much basil it almost tasted like mint, and the main topping appeard to be campbell's tomato soup.
gimme Conan's Savage on whole wheat ANY day of the week, and I'm done experimenting with new pizza places.
This place is a joke – If I could give this place no stars, I would. It's pretty obvious that anyone who has ranked this pizza higher than one star has never had a real chicago stuffed pizza, and probably ranks Mr. Gatti's right up there among the best pizza they've ever eaten. A real chicago stuffed pizza takes about an hour to cook not 20 minutes, and most importantly a slice of it CANNOT be picked up and eaten by hand. The crust on this piece of joy was a crisp flour crust (no sign of corn meal), the toppings were dominosesque, the cheese had actually hardened up in the pie when it came out to us, and it should have spilled out like molten lava. And worst of all the sauce tasted like Ragu with a splash of cayenne added just to make things interesting. Bottom line, I hate this place and also anyone who has ranked it high just because you are associated with perpetuating the myth that Mangia has decent pizza. I'm continually amazed at how bad the pizza is here in austin/round rock compared to everywhere else I've ever lived. If there are any transplants out there who have ever lived outside of Texas and can give advice on a good pizza place you found here, I would love to here about it.
Chicago-style pizza with a Southwest Flare – This Austin landmark chain has a laid-back feel and a friendly, if off-beat, staff. The pizzas come in a variance of sizes and styles, and specializes in picante, salsa and Southwestern dishes. But perhaps the best part is that you can bring your own beer or wine to compliment whatever pizza you order.
Not feeling the love, part II – I don't know where you people have had pizza that you think this is the best in Austin but it certainly isn't chicago. I would rather eat at pizza hut than eat here again. Nothing was good about it. Sauce was too sweet, canned mushrooms... just not good. Will not return. Ever!
Try Rudino's for Chicago style pizza, Mangia's is way off – Why they even have Chicago in their name is beyond me. Sauce is bad, toppings nothing special, meat average. How this place is voted best in Austin is scary.. If you here you're better off having a cesar salad; it was decent!
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