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Marlene - Mangia Bene - CLOSED

43 S Broad St, Woodbury, NJ 08096-4609
+1 856-848-8488
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
18 Feb 2015
“dinner at Marlene - Mangia Bene”
8 Aug 2014
“Sad good buy”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
43 S Broad St, Woodbury, NJ 08096-4609
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

Unfortunately out of business. This was a fantastic meal, well prepared and tasteful. It is a loss to the city.

Thank Ernest M K
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We became aware that this restaurant was closing and had received a gift certificate. We made our reservations and everything was okay. Upon arriving we were seated near the door even though the restaurant was empty at 6:00pm. The waiter greeted us and we placed...More

Thank Roseann B
Reviewed 23 July 2014

No doubt about it - the food there is good. I work in Woodbury and visit there about once a month. Most of the time the food is delicious. Only once, my friend ordered the lasagna which was still very cold (frozen??) in the center....More

Thank shoffman718
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Wonderful, friendly atmosphere and great food. We have been twice and were quite pleased both times.

Thank Geoffrey S
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Great food, service, and new pricing. We live locally and try to get there as often as possible. Marlene Mangia Bene does a great job offering a variety of dishes. We hope that people outside of the local area discover Woodbury's gem.

Thank aallman27
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Went to Marlene's on a recent Saturday night. I made reservations 2 hours before with no problem. The restaurant is small but the tables are not too close together. The service was top notch. The bread was crisp and fresh and the calamari was battered...More

Thank Expctation
Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

In a nutshell: aesthetically pleasing, excellent service, but extremely overpriced, and none of the food stood out to us. Bread not fresh. We walked out feeling like we overpaid. We also like to support local busineses, and were so thrilled that an upscale restaurant opened...More

1  Thank Inblueseas77
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Marlene Mangia Bene is still my favorite restaurant! Frank is an excellent host and the cuisine never disappoints. I have taken many couples there and they were always very pleased and all said they would definitely return. Buon Appetito!

Thank JohnnyB58
Reviewed 15 January 2014

I agree with the above reviewer that stated that the changes made to the menu are not for the good. It is very limited and I find it ironic that the picture posted of the appetizer of three meatballs is no longer offered at the...More

Thank 612Diane
ffilipek, Owner at Marlene - Mangia Bene, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2014

Thank you for your feedback and giving me the heads up on the older pictures on this website. I updated them. The complimentary accompaniment with our crusty Italian bread changes nightly. Our menu also changes seasonally. Hope to see you in again soon. Happy New...More

Reviewed 11 January 2014

We have been to this restaurant several times since they opened and always had a good meal. Not tonight! The service was extremely slow probably because there were several large parties. We waited forever for bread which we were told would be hot and it...More

Thank Susanne I
ffilipek, Owner at Marlene - Mangia Bene, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2014

I'm sorry you weren't happy with your meal. I wish you would have said something to someone while you were dining. We would have been happy to have you try something else. Our menu changes seasonally. Our winter menu will be out in a couple...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 S Broad St, Woodbury, NJ 08096-4609
    (Between Cooper and Centre Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Woodbury
  • Phone Number: +1 856-848-8488
  • E-mail
Marlene Mangia Bene is a modern Italian restaurant in downtown Woodbury that is owned and operated by husband and wife, Christopher & Maria Fasulo, and longtime friend, Frank Filipek, Jr. The restaurant is a collaboration of their taste, style, creativity and love for family, friends and food. While the restaurant's decor and menu celebrate family traditions, the name is a tribute to Maria's mom, Marlene. Marlene passed away from brain cancer three years ago but many of her "mangia bene" (good eats) will live on in the menu offerings.
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