If we’re being honest, most of us would be lost without clear instructions in life, wandering from street to street marveling at how we ever survived without GPS or cat memes. So it’s refreshing to know exactly what to do at Cafe Mangia, where you’ll get $20 worth of Italian fare for $10 that won’t last long on the plate.
Loosely translated, mangia means “eat!,” and that’s an easy mission to fulfill in this locally owned respite from chain restaurants. Here, patrons “mmm” and “ahh” over Penne alla Vodka tossed with diced prosciutto, fresh grilled salmon drizzled with aged balsamic reduction and a seemingly endless selection of sandwiches, salads and tantalizing small plates to start with, including homemade garlic bread. The Sunday brunch bunch adores the Fresh Berry Crepes as well as Eggs Benedict, always a winner with its homemade Hollandaise and Mangia-style home fries. Try Cafe Mangia on for size, and you’ll likely find following orders never tasted so good.