We booked our reservation easily through Open Table, and they were gracious about having a three year old in our party. In fact, our server went WAY above and beyond to keep her happy and entertained. He even went to the back office and got paper and pens for her to draw with (we forgot our usual coloring arsenal in the car) -- and then proceeded to open each pen to demonstrate the color for us. Made quite the impression with our daughter, needless to say. He then rewarded her drawing prowess with a free sundae ; )
Usually fine dining restaurants are standoffish about kids, so this was rather exceptional, imo. Beyond that, he was very attentive and helpful across the board.
Atmosphere: Nice enough.
We sat in a cozy little wine cellar area toward the back, which was kind of neat - though a bit random because it's so separated from the rest of the dining area. I could see some people loving the seclusion, but others may feel isolated. Depends on why you're there I suppose.
Overall, the vibe in the place is pleasant but there's something that's just not totally warm or inviting about it. It also feels rather cramped.
Nothing particularly remarkable or interesting about the decor or style either.
Should you Go? Sure, but don't rush.
Mangiamo's is worth a try and you'll probably have a pleasant experience, but it's forgettable at the end of the day. We were there to host my dad, in from out of town, and it doesn't really fit the bill for a "special occasion" type of spot where the food is remarkable and the atmosphere compliments the excitement of the evening. For a causal dinner out if you're local though, it's fine.
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