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Mangia Pasta Steak Seafood

518 E Adams St, South Side of the Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL 62701-1534
+1 217-523-4880
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Seafood
$$ - $$$
518 E Adams St, South Side of the Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL 62701-1534
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were staying there overnight and walked to the restaurant. Food was very good,but very dark atmosphere. Everyone was using their phones to read the menu. Kind of makes you think that they don't want you to see everything around you. Still, good eats.

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Stopped in for dinner. Located in an historic building in downtown Springfield- one of the buildings Pres. Lincoln used in his time. Good Italian food. Backround music is 50's - 60's (Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc) and very relaxing. Staff was courteous. It was somewhat dark...More

1  Thank Tom K
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We stopped here because it was listed on the "History Alive" brochure as a location for "Dinners with Lincoln." We saw this restaurant had good ratings on trip advisor. It was advertised in the brochure. We assumed that meant children were welcome. Despite having high...More

1  Thank jenmidwest123
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We did not have reservations but were welcomed all the same. Our service was excellent and the food was very good. The 49 cent shrimp cocktail was to die for. Will definitely return!

1  Thank sandrews
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Dirty,dark,fake Italian with terrible service. They weren't busy yet acted like they didn't have time for us. No refills no fresh parm offered with dinner no check up to see if everything was good. Dropped check without clearing any dishes. Crap atmosphere,food,and service

Thank headsup83
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We went there for dinner and could not have had a better time. The service was exceptional and the decor was of the Rat Pack vintage. It is an old style bar restaurant with food to die for. I had lasagna and it was great....More

2  Thank Buckshot5255
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

We dropped in on a very busy weekend for Springfield without reservations and they were kind enough to get us in but I know it wasn't easy. Great atmosphere and fabulous service. Food was good with a nice variety. Worth a visit.

1  Thank jamiern
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The service was amazing and the food was exceptional. I ordered the minestrone and spaghetti with meat sauce. The soup was great and the spaghetti made this my new favorite restaurant. My boyfriend ordered the salad and chicken marsala. He really enjoyed his food as...More

1  Thank taliamckaila
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Found this great little Italian Restaurant in the Springfield Illinois Visitor's Guide. The spaghetti carbonara was delicious, I just wish it hadn't been such a gigantic portion. Normally I wouldn't mind, because I could take the leftovers home. But since I was visiting from out...More

Thank Heidi W
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We've been to Mangia twice now and loved the food and the atmosphere! Great place for a date night! I've had pasta once and steak this time and both were wonderful! Desserts were great, too!

Thank Mike M
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13 April 2016|
Response from Don D | Reviewed this property |
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4 March 2016|
Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they take reservations on a Saturday night. I would suggest you call before Saturday, unless you like eating very late or waiting a long time for a table.
19 February 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 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: 518 E Adams St, South Side of the Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL 62701-1534 (Formerly Mangia Bene)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-523-4880
We cordially invite you to enjoy lunch, dinner or a cocktail. At Mangia’s, guests are #1. From the moment you arrive at our casually elegant establishment, we present warm, attentive and personalized service. We offer authentic Italian cuisine using homemade sauces, fresh ingredients, and creative recipes. You can choose from Appetizers, Salads, Pasta Specials, or Pasta Modo Mio – you choose your pasta, sauce and accompaniment . Or try our Daily Special. We also offer steak, chicken and seafood. And your meal won’t be complete without trying the Chef’s own Butterscotch Cannoli! Weather permitting, outside seating is available on the south side of the plaza, viewing the Old State Capitol. All within walking distance of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and great shops. Dine-in, Carry-out, Delivery (downtown area), Catering, Gift CertificatesReservations Accepted , Full Bar – Fine Dining, Casual AtmosphereMangia Bene !!
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