San Francisco Chronicle
"Step inside Mangia Mangia and you'll feel an excitement for cooking. An earthy aroma of garlic fills the air; to the right, fruits and vegetables marinate in glass jars on a ledge that separates the open kitchen from the dining room..." (Read more)

Insider Pages
"There can be very few neighborhood restaurants in the East Bay where the food is as good, or the atmosphere as friendly, as you'll find at Mangia Mangia. In fact I think it's the only Bay Area restaurant where I can honestly say that, ever since it opened, not once have we been disappointed. Indeed on the contrary, on just about every occasion we've been thoroughly delighted...." (Read more)
"If there is such a thing as a provincial Italian cuisine - this is the one. I was expecting strong flavors to complement my industrial strength taste buds. But instead I was surprised with not too subtle and not too strong food spices. And alas! me and my wife finally agreed on the food. Chocolate souffle? we didn't have to ask each other. We winked and ate with gusto!" (Read more)

Chef moz
"This family run Italian/Mediterranen restaurant on the Berkeley/Albany border is worth the trip from Oakland and farther. The atmosphere is very warm and inviting. The food is delicious and very satisfying at very reasonable prices. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. The wines are a great compliment to the meals. Over all, a wonderful dining experience....." (Read more)