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Cafe Mangia

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68 Linwood Ave Ste 1, Colchester, CT 06415-1134
+1 860-537-7707
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Hartford, CT
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrible - SLOW service, staff seems to think they're doing you a favor by making you wait for a table and inferior food. Limited menu, overpriced, poor wait staff. I'll NEVER go here again!

1 Thank Rosemary N
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Great food and an extremly friendly atmosphere. We've eaten there several times and always find it to be a very friendly customer restaurant.The food and staff are excellent. You won't find a better place to eat for miles around. You are always treated like family.

Thank Richard L
Sanbornton, New Hampshire
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Cafe Mangia is a truly a conundrum. The ambience is quaint and fairly quiet - there is a closed in porch with candlelight, Small group tables make for an intimate atmosphere. The food? What can I say? The salads were HUGE - one could have served 4 people. The greens were crisp and cold - the dressing was fairly tasty... More 

Thank TKWhalen
Destin, Florida
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We each tried a pastas dish, I had the bolognese, one of my favorite things to order. I could not find ant meat in the sauce and it had a slight sour taste, meatball was good and I cut it up to make the sauce better The vodka sauce lacked in prosciutto and also did not have the flavor I... More 

Thank Peter S
East Hampton, Connecticut
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This was my first time for brunch. The choices were varied and everyone enjoyed their meal. Staff was very attentive to my two young nieces.

Thank Kim C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent, as usual. We have been co ing to Cafe Mangia for several years. Never disappointed. Food and service are the best.

Thank Martin F
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151 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

I go here often for lunch or dinner when I have to work late -- and it never disappoints. Great salads and pasta. Today I had the pasta fagiole soup and the special salad of the day with artichokes and roasted peppers and olives. Love their white balsamic vinaigrette. Add on salad buddies --salmon or shrimp-- we've had before, too.... More 

Thank Barbara G
Marlborough, Connecticut
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Our first visit, maybe our last. We had lunch reservations for 1:30, we arrived at 1:05. As we entered the waiter pick up menus to seat us. My Wife said we had reservations, he checked there book and saw 1:30. He asked us to wait while he took water to a table. He brought the water, took orders for coffee,... More 

Thank 631arnold
Andover, Connecticut
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Always wanted to stop in. Was pleasantly surprised. All foid is made fresh for you! Pasta fagiole, shrimp Caesar salad and grilled salmon over spinach salad made with walnuts bleu cheese and apples with a honey Dijon dressing delicious. Fresh ice tea, Creme brûlée and apple crisp with homemade Carmel sauce served warm with vanilla ice cream to die for!... More 

Thank piathusis
Colchester, Connecticut
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Surprised who nice and quaint the restaurant was inside. It had a nice comfy atmosphere. The waiters were polite and attentive. We ordered the spinach salad and breast of chicken plus the Penne a la vodka. Both were presented beautifully and tasted delicious. Would indefinitely go there for lunch gain.

Thank Penney H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Linwood Ave Ste 1, Colchester, CT 06415-1134
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +1 860-537-7707

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?