A Sampling of our Dinnner Specials:
New Zealand Mussels with Spaghettini
Imported Green lipped mussels
In a garlicky Marinara Sauce.
Topped with Parmesan Cheese.
Mostaciolli with Broccoli Rabe
Wild Broccoli Rabe flash-sautéed in Olive Oil with
Garlic, Red pepper flakes, Chopped Tomatoes and
Grilled sausage. Topped with Parmesan Cheese.
Pollo al Quattro Formaggio
Diced Chicken Breast in a rich cream sauce,
Enhanced with Parmesan, Romano, Fontinella
and Gorgonzola cheeses. Topped with walnuts.
Rigatoni with Jumbo Shrimp
Sauteed in Olive oil with proscciutto, garlic,
Black olives, shallots, fresh tomatoes &
Red pepper flakes. Topped with a salad of
Radicchio, Arugula and Belgian Endive,
and a dusting of Romano Cheese.
Our homemade spaghetti tossed with asparagus,
Basil, garlic & tomatoes in a vegetable consomme.
Finished with toasted pine nuts and parmesan.
Linguini with White Clam Sauce
Fresh Littleneck Clams(8) steamed in a rich Clam
Broth with shallots, garlic, white wine
Funghi al Pomodori, Spinaci e Ceci
Fresh Mushrooms sautéed in Olive Oil with garlic,
Shallots, Tomatoes, garbanzos and Fresh Spinach.
Served over Pappardelle, topped with
Highly Recommended -Fresh homemade pasta comes alfredo, or with marinara, meat, or pesto, either in the twinkly brick garden with its specimen palms, or in the nicely dressed-up, old-house dining room. One of the best restaurants in Key West - and one of its best values ... Everything that comes out of the open kitchen is outstanding, especially the pasta.
Frommer's 2005 Florida
A low-key Italian trattoria, Mangia Mangia is one of Key West's best values. Locals appreciate that they can get inexpensive and good food here in a town of so many tourist traps. Off the beaten track, in a little corner storefront, you'll find this great Chicago-style pasta place serving some of the best Italian food in the Keys. The family-run restaurant offers superb homemade pastas of every description, including one of the tastiest marinaras around. You wouldn't know it from the glossy glass front room, but there's a fantastic little outdoor patio dotted with twinkling pepper lights and lots of plants.
The Insider's Guide
& Key West
Off the main drag, but definitely on the right path is the pasta lovers' nirvana - Mangia Mangia, meaning "Eat Eat" in Italian. Mangia Mangia bestows a passel of homemade fresh pasta and finely seasoned sauces that would excite even Marco Polo's palate.
new york times restaurant review "Inexpensive and very dependable."
Thirty-Six Hours in Key West --February 28. 2003