100 State St, West Columbia, SC | Directions 2916933.993893 -81.055494
Neighborhoods: West Metro
Not What We Expected – My family and I visited Mangia Mangia for the first time recently. We were disappointed. Our wait time was very long. We never saw a manager circulating and speaking with customers for feedback. The entrees are moderately priced but do not include soup or salad. If you wish to add those, you pay additional money. The Caesar salad was very good but the entree was ok. It would be helpful to have a server who circulates to ensure that water glasses remain filled. I would go back but I will give it some time since the restaurant is in its early stages.
More Than a Meal – Eating Italian food is not just about how good the food is but how good the company is. You get both at Mangia. As a business traveller that eats out alone, it was a pleasure to find not only a warm and inviting owner, bartender and staff but regular patrons that come in a couple times a week to sit and have a drink with. The wine selection was enough to compliment the menu, the appetizer portions could satisfy four, and delight yourself in one of the specials, though I did have the lamb off the menu and it was very nice. The creme brulee is some of the best I've had. When you are in the Columbia area, say hi to everyone at Mangia Mangia for me!
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