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Cafe Mangia

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68 Linwood Ave Ste 1, Colchester, CT 06415-1134
+1 860-537-7707
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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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Three of us ate dinner here on a quiet Thursday evening. Pasta Fagioli, Spinach Salad, Chicken Marsala, Grilled Polenta Cake. Everything delicious. Wait staff very attentive. We'll be back again. I like the fact the menu isn't huge with too many choices. They concentrate on just the right quality selection.

Thank sunnydCt
Colchester, Connecticut
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We go here often for date night and are NEVER disappointed. The owners are always there and never miss a beat The service is impeccable - friendly, knowledgeable and attentive staff. The food is always delicious - my favorites are all of the salads, the shrimp fra diavolo, and the salmon. My husband loves the ravioli and rigatoni. A beautiful... More 

Thank Beachywriter
Colchester, Connecticut
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Cafe Mangia provides the best service and delicious food. It is a wonderful restaurant to have lunch with friends. They do not pressure you to eat quickly and leave!

1 Thank Joanne647
Hebron, Connecticut
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We went to this restaurant last year for Valentine's Day and other times before that. The food is good, the atmosphere quaint & the martinis fantastic! They have a tiny bar that you can get a cosmopolitan while you wait for your seat.The place is small - definitely make a reservation. Limited indoor seating during the winter. Good service. Nice... More 

Thank deborahwalls
Hartford, CT
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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!

2 Thank Rosemary N
1 review
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank TKWhalen
Destin, Florida
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, 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?