The food was tasty and the menu was reasonable. However the meal took a very long time to arrive - I asked about it twice - and my friend was not given what she had ordered. While they attempted to make up for the poor service by offering free desserts and wine, this was not wholly satisfactory, as we didn't want wine, and only one of us wanted a dessert.
Hi Trish, Thank you very much for your feedback, I do apologise for the slow service you received on your visit. The waiter forgot to put the order through and did try to make up for it by offering dessert, though I do understand how this wasn't entirely satisfying opposed to receiving your order on time. Kind Regards, Mangia bene Owner
Lovely service, very polite and attentive. Food was beautiful and very tasty.
Interesting menu, tasty food, good service, lively ambiance, reasonable prices.
This was a real find. It's cozy, size wise, but the menu is good, the food is good, the service is good, and friendly.
Great food friendly helpful staff would go again
Excellent value for money. The garlic bread was beautifully light. Friendly service. We went on a Wednesday evening and luckily booked a table as it was packed by eight pm, this was our first time here and we'll definitely be coming back! Bella
Fantastic food, warm and welcoming service. A little gem.
Good value: relaxed, no-frills restaurant with very good food and friendly service.
Traditional Italian food, pleasant service, reasonable value.
Lovely meal and good service
Enjoyed the salmon and veg and friend had a lovely pizza
Excellent all round, would recommend the fillet steak and calves liver. We'll be back (as an Austrian once said).
I have been coming here a few years now. Couldn’t recommend the restaurant more. Great food, great feel to the place and the staff are very pleasant & very professional. 10/10 from me.....
Great food, service, and atmosphere as always. Mangia Bene is our prefered local Italian restaurant.
The best fegato I’ve had, melt in the mouth!
Lovely evening with friends and good service and food. Happy customer. 🙂
Great little find of a restaurant. The food and service was excellent and there was no rush to get us out the door. Nice little touch was the complimentary Lemoncello shots at the end. The only downside was they cancelled my OpenTable booking even though my friend, who arrived on time, was seated at the table I booked and I only arrived 5 minutes after the original booking time! They were a little quick to incorrectly show me as a no show....and I didn't get my OpenTable points. But would definitely recommend the restaurant and I'm sure I would go back, maybe not book via OpenTable lol!
This was our first visit to this restaurant. As it was near to Sadlers Wells we thought we would give it a go!! It was a great success. Great food and drink at a very reasonable price. Nice atmosphere although it did become rather busy, but it was a Friday night.
We will definitely return and recommend.
We were looking for a quiet spot with good food and that is exactly what we found but in addition all of the staff were pleasant and helpful which made the experience even better. The food was also reasonably priced and better than we have had at more expensive restaurants. We highly recommend it.
Lovely restaurant, three of us ate here before we went to the theatre, garlic bread, lasagna, pasta, lovely bottle of red wine, good service, Thank you
Excellent food and good service
The food was hot on arrival and value for money
A charming unpretentious and friendly traditional Italian restaurant.
Very enjoyable meal with friends here. Familar italian menu but everything was nicely done.
Staff were lovely. Prices were very good.
Wild boar ravioli was nice but lacked something. Fresh pasta nduja sausage was again good, but could have done with more chunks of the sausage
Overall would come back!
Delicious food, great service and a cosy restaurant.
Restaurant is very good and service was good. However they completely ignored that we had a table booked, they just asked if it was for 2. If they would have seen the reservation maybe they would see it was my boyfriend’s birthday and could have brought a candle with the dessert
Mangia Bene is not part of a chain. We go there every two to three weeks. It’s not expensive by London standards. The pizzas are very good and we like the sea bass on a bed of spinach. It’s normally full of people who live and work locally and quite a few work groups go there. What else? Well, it’s very clean that’s always a plus. If you are in The Alma pub opposite Mangia Bene the pub allows food to brought in so people get pizzas sent over from M.B. Sometimes on big football nights the restaurant puts the wall tv on.
Found this cosy little place through Google. Food was great and service, excellent. We especially loved the tiramisu and would come back for that alone!
We ate her before going to Sadler’s Wells, very enjoyable lunch, started off with an Aperol Spritz which was nicely mixed, the Mussels as a starter were delicious and the sliced steak very tasty indeed. Good value, nice service and pleasantly busy with people having a nice time.
Everything was good. Both food and service. Would go again if in the Islington area. Small authentic Italian family run restaurant.
Good quality food and a very relaxing environment.
The food was delicious but it took an hour to get it.
Homemade Italian food, whats not to like. It was a pre-show early dinner and it did not disappoint. A very good selection and attentive waiters. My friend had the gnocchi which was very good , and I had the mushroom tagliatelle which was really good too. We will return and try different dishes on the menu.
Delicious food and great service, a little gem of a place !
Good quality Italian food! It was really difficult to choose between pasta and pizza, 3 of us went for pizza and the other carbonara and we were all happy with our choices. The side salad and broccoli and especially the garlic pizza bread were good too! Wine was a reasonable price. The only thing that stopped me giving a 5 was my pizza was slightly overdone (some may like it like that but I couldn’t eat the crust) I would recommend if in the area or if going to Sadler Well’s theatre.
The restaurant was lovely, small restaurant, the food was fabulous, we had a combination of starters, mushrooms, Bruschetta, mains were Lasagna, pasta and steak, wine was lovely and cold. Service excellent.
Attentive staff, great food and a relaxed atmosphere. Great place to eat before the theatre.
Good Italian restaurant, you can taste some typical food from Italy including pizzas with more than reasonable quality. Prices are good and staff very friendly. Suggested both for people coming from different countries and for Italians that wanted to feel "at home" here in London. Service might be a bit slow in rish hours but still acceptable.
We had a great time here for my son’s 13th birthday - thank you to Mangia Bene - just what we were looking for.
This was the 7th time I’ve dined at Mangia Bene and there’s a reason I keep coming back! The food is incredible, fresh ingredients, tasty and generous portions. The service is friendly, quick and on the occasions I’ve attended in a wheelchair, the staff have been super helpful in making sure I am comfortable and can navigate the restaurant with ease. The space is low key, comfortable and unpretentious. In my opinion, this is the best Italian restaurant in London!
Wow. What a fabulous find. This is just one of many rave reviews. After five weeks in London eating high and low I can say this was the best food I’ve had. Simply tasteful straightforward yummy food. Just as all the reviews I read said.
We had spaghetti carbonara, cheesecake, and the fish grill sievial which was huge and perfectly prepared.
Mangia Bene does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Mangia Bene is rated 4.5 stars by 797 OpenTable diners.
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