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About Mangiamo! Grand Rapids
Mangiamo! is housed in a beloved 19th century mansion just east of downtown Grand Rapids, which The Gilmore Collection has transformed into one of West Michigan's most special spots for fantastic American/ Italian-inspired dining. Ambiance at the Big House is classic and elegant within the beautiful Wurzburg mansion. The attitude, menu and service are refreshingly modern and affordable. Mangiamo! is the perfect venue to host your special event or wedding reception with our beautiful gated lawn and beautifully historic private rooms. Wedding rehearsal dinners are our specialty.
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Italian, European, American
Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour: Monday -Friday 3pm-6pm
Dinner: Monday-Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Jazz in the Lounge after 7pm Wed - Sat
Lawn and lawn games open to the public.
This is the perfect option for in-office business meetings and lunches. Catering options include combination buffet packages, boxed lunches and family-style party pans.
Hours of operation are 8am-6pm Mon-Fri
Ample Parking throughout the Grounds
Private Party Facilities:
Three banquet rooms as well as a wine cellar perfect for appetizer parties
Private Party Contact:
Heidi Beyer - Catering Sales Manager: (616) 742-0600 ext. 12
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The Lawn Capacity 150
Wine Cellar Capacity 35
Small Rooms Capacity 25-50
Our Italian restaurant in East Hills —Mangiamo—is a perfectly charming special event space in a beloved 19th century mansion that is full of character. The space includes a beautiful gated lawn and historically appointed private banquet rooms. Wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers are our specialty. Gilmore Catering services both on- and off-premise social and corporate special events at Mangiamo.
For more information about this unique venue and banquet space in Grand Rapids, please contact Heidi Beyer at 616.742.0600 ext. 12 today.
Mangiamo! Grand Rapids Ratings and Reviews
This was my first time to Mangiamo's. Our waitress was superb. Attentive and accommodating, but not hovering. The Appetizers were wonderful. Everyone loved their meal. Only drawback for me was noise. We arrived at 7:30 and it was difficult to have a conversation. But by 8:30 it cleared out a bit and was so much nicer. A great restaurant for special occasions.
My visiting in-laws were impressed with every facet of our meal. The ambience of a 19th century mansion (updated with style-preserving wheelchair access), an extraordinary antipasto board (what sort of witchcraft made those onions so amazing?), recognizably classic entrees which nevertheless distinguished themselves with smart preparation and plating, and Madison's extra-mile service (yes, she tracked us down in the parking lot to reunite us with forgotten toddler toys) -- the entire evening spoke well of Mangiamo! I'm still not quite sure how The Gilmore Collection manages to corral such distinct flavors and venues under the same corporate umbrella.
Always a delight, but tonight was especially great. Our server, Shelli, was brand new and we couldn't have had better service. It was as though she had been there a long time. She was fast, knowledgeable, so kind, and aided us in our menu selections with ease. Such a wonderful experience. The food, too, just delectable.
I did not know what to expect when we arrived. I was blown away by the beauty of the building. Then, the food was amazing and creative. So many good choices. I had my first martini ever, it was excellent. They even showed me how they made it. Seriously cannot wait to go back.
I haven't been here in at least 10 years--not because of any reason or negative experience, there are just so many excellent options in GR. I saw a recent post on EatGR and thought it would be fun to take my husband since he had never been there. After seeing the BOGO birthday special available, I quickly made reservations. We had a fabulous time, and really enjoyed our dishes and beverages! The service was exceptional. It won't be another 10 years before going back!
Our server, Schuyler, was delightful and all of her recommendations were right on. My husband loved his lasagna (the best he's had!) and my shrimp and sausage with polenta was very tasty. The crispy Brussels sprouts were amazing. The old mansion setting of Mangiamo's is charming. It's fun to imagine a family living there when Grand Rapids was a booming lumber town. This restaurant is a Gilmore Group property and, while some may bemoan the multi-restaurant group ownership, we find Gilmore properties to be well-run and many times, they save the oldie-but-goodie places that can't make it without an infusion of cash (read: Bostwick Lake Inn and Nick Fink's.) Can't argue with success!
We have been to this restaurant before and were surprised to see the menu had been completely revamped - not for the better. There are minimal true Italian items on the menu. We were not impressed. Additionally, the service was TERRIBLE. We thought with a 9 pm reservation and minimal people there, we would receive attentive service, but it was quite the opposite. Would not return.
This was our first time at Mangiamo's and we were here to celebrate a birthday. The setting is very unique, lovely and historic. We were seated promptly - we had a reservation. Our waitress was great. We ordered three appetizers and all three were delicious - mussels, brussel sprouts and bruschetta jars. The cocktail, beer and wine selection was very good. Our main courses were also very good - we recommend the salmon!
We would definitely return again!
Waited 35 minutes after our reservation only for the hostess to say "Didn't we seat you?" Then waited 45-50 minutes for dinner and half of it was cold. A manager didn't check on us, and our server tried to fix the evening, but I don't feel the visit was worth the bill. I would not recommend going on a weekend.
3 kids between the group of us. This is a family place, although a bit on the pricier side they have paper on the table for the kids to color on as well as chalk board walls with chalk provided. A bit noisy, but I'm sure the kids contributed to that! Will definitely visit again!
Whenever I need a quick, convenient, moderate priced option for an out of town guest I think of Mangiamos. Guests are always impressed with the house, the history, the decor, and of course the food. The name infers that this restaurant is Italian, and it does have Italian specialities, but that's a small portion of the menu. This restaurant is a hit every time.
We went in to try their new menu specially their new and anticipated Deep Dish pizzas.
They were ok, nothing exceptional about it. We came at 6.15pm. The service was really slow, the food took over 1h from the time we ordered. The restaurant was practically empty by the time we left (around 8.30pm).
2h.45min for pizzas was a little bit too much.
I've eaten at Mangiamo! many times and always enjoy it. The noise level was particularly high this time, though, and made it hard for our group of nine at one large table to converse. I wish they were still open for lunch; I would visit more often it they were. Great food and great service all the time!
Mangiamo is in our neighborhood, and having lived here for 30 years, we've seen different manifestations of restaurants in this lovely building (fit for a monastery :-) Mangiamo offers food choices that are varied and delicious. When we have out-of-town visitors, we like to show the place off.
I love the decor and the atmosphere. The restaurant is beautiful inside with vibrant stained glass and ornate victorian style architecture. When I pick a restaurant, it's for atmosphere first, and this place is hands down winner in that category. Oh, and the food is top notch too!
This was our first visit to your restaurant, and we were so excited! (we relocated back to the area 2 years ago) Our dear friends highly recommended this place(along with Bistro Bella Vita). I was impressed with your website, the charm and character, and the ambiance. Sadly, the server was below par (Tony). We were short a place setting and chair. They carried a chair and lifted it directly over another party's table, in order to squeeze it in to our spot. We were sandwiched way too close to the party next to us and I could not even fit my body around the chair to sit (I am a small frame). It was awkward and embarrassing to move our own table and chairs ourselves. (this shoud've been done before we entered the room) The piano was now encroaching my husband on the other side, so we repositioned us all again. We needed to ask for more menus. The server, when bringing us more bread, stacked the new bowl right on top of the old bread bowl. A big no-no! (you never stack, especially while party is still eating!) My husband ordered Ahi Tuna and was so surprised and very disappointed that your restaurant did not have wasabi to go along with his dish. (he never would've ordered it !) My husband is in management and travels a lot for business, and said that is unheard of. He said it's like ordering a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, without the jelly. Anyhow, we strongly recommend that if you offer this dish, you should have wasabi to compliment it. Other than that, we toured the lovely mansion after our meal and were enamored with the beauty and elegance of this mansion. My suggestion is to put Tony through more professional training in his serving skills and communication. We would love to give your restaurant another try, but at this point, we cannot recommend it, based on our initial experience. Should we come again, I hope our visit will be overall a much more pleasant and positive experience.
I did not have a good experience here. It was for my anniversary with my boyfriend and food was terrible for the price. My Spaghetti had ZERO flavor. My boyfriend's chair had a tack sticking out that snagged his dress pants. We told the waitress and she did absolutely nothing about it. Not pleased one bit with this restaurant. I love Gilmore Collection venues but this one was not good at all. DO NOT GO HERE.
We've been to this place several times, and it pretty good. Don't be deceived into thinking they are just an Italian restaurant. They don't have that much Italian on their menu. They do have some nice food though. The best part is that you can make a reservation and park pretty easily.
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