Mangia Italiano

Taps: 7 | Bottles: 39
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick  (837) Columbus, Ohio | March 24, 2011
(Visited 05/2009): Mangia Italiano is a restaurant located on Grand Ave on the southwest side of the city. There is metered parking on the surrounding streets as well as a small metered parking lot next to the place. There is a small patio out front, and the inside is divided into two sections. The bar is split in half by a wall (one side is smoking the other non) and has taps on either side. Table seating takes up the rest of the space. The atmosphere is a lot of red hues and wood, with an interesting graffiti-inspired decor. Large chalkboards show the beers and live music that is scheduled. The beer list is pretty good. There are around 12 beers on tap from the likes of New Belgium, Schlafly and others. There are also around 25 different bottles from brewers like Anchor, North Coast and New Belgium domestically. As for imports I saw Unibroue, Eggenberg Samichlaus, Delirium and a few of the usuals. Service was good on a weekday early lunch. The bartender was happy to chat about the beers they had available and was kind enough to loan me a dollar in change as I had no cash for the meters. I tried the lunch buffet and it was more or less average. Salad, pizza and pasta/meatballs were not bad and not great. Overall this is a nice little restaurant in a nice little part of the city.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu  (541) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 16, 2010
Mangia Italiano is a hip Italian place that takes up a double storefront along Grand in the Tower Grove neighborhood. They only list 7 taps on the menu, but in reality have about that amount on each side of the bar- 3 Schlafly, 3 New Belgium (including a Lips of Faith), Guinness, Smithwicks, and a few others. The bottle list is split into domestics and imports, and along with the standards, there are a few nice surprises. The atmosphere is ’hipster Italian’, the food is very good, the bar is big for the space, and the patrons are a mixed bunch. You’ll feel comfortable here no matter what you’re wearing. Basically, most Italian restaurants have bad/no beer lists, so if you want both good Italian food and a decent beer, come here.

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