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.
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: 6167420600x12
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
Mangiamo's never disappoints. The food ...
Mangiamo's never disappoints. The food is appealing in presentation and welcome to the pallet. Our Server, Amy was cordial and attentive. The water server was on cue during the meal. Desset was delicious. The ambiance of the facility always fascinates. Definitely one of my favorites.
We were there over this last weekend. My ...
We were there over this last weekend. My husband ordered oysters on fettuccine and clam sauce. There was WAY too much bacon so much salt he couldn't believe it..Someone else with us ordered a pesto noodle dish. It was terrible! I will tell you that the women ordered a noodle dish with Alfredo sauce and chicken. That was very good.
Too bad it was such a terrible experience. If someone asked us what we thought, we would probably say go with caution. Everything else was fine. Service was very good.
Our first experience there was a great o ...
Our first experience there was a great one. We were using the last of our Gilmore Collection gift card from Christmas. It was worth it! We have wanted to try this place since we knew it existed. Beautiful building, great decor., delicious cuisine, what more could any one need? Next time we would like to be seated by the stained glass picture. Though the porch was very nice. The only thing that troubled me were the broken urinals in the men's bathroom. Other than that it was a great experience we shall be coming back.
Stellar service, attentive but not overw ...
Stellar service, attentive but not overwhelming. Very personable. Atmosphere is beautiful and clean. Wine was amazing! Dinner was delicious, the appetizer was unique and stunning in its presentation. Little pricey but expected and worth every penny! Love the bread and oil dip!!!
Overall it was fine. We went a couple o ...
Overall it was fine. We went a couple of months ago and loved the specials they had, tried the regular menu and 2 of the 4 of us weren't that impressed with our meal. The waiter forgot about our table for a while and forgot to offer our friends drinks a couple of times. Overall an OK place but better places to go in the area.
Bad experience, went for entertainment ( ...
Bad experience, went for entertainment (not there), restaurant week (terrible menu) seating (against wall/poor area). Ordered drink-service slow; asked for manager, she came apologized and agreed with our concerns, comped our drinks and we left. Will n ot be back.
We came to Mangiamo for GR Restaurant We ...
We came to Mangiamo for GR Restaurant Week. My appetizer (foccacia) was very bland, my entree was delicious (mushroom risotto), and my dessert was very sour with little flavor (Peach and plum crisp.). Not to mention, I had found a hair in my dessert. Our waitress was very kind about it and apologetic (I do not blame her for the incident), and she did bring me a new one (which I honestly did not want because I did not care for it). My boyfriend's appetizer was delicious (smoked salmon spread). He got the lobster ravioli for his entree, but it only came with 4 medium-sized ravioli -- which is definitely not enough. He got the berry mousse for dessert, but said it was much too heavy and lacked a fresh component.
Our waitress was amazing. She wasn't overbearing, she was warm and welcoming, and funny! Not to mention, she knocked our two beers off of our bill because of the hair situation. If I was to ever go back to Mangiamo, it would be because of her.
Great place with good food and a wonderf ...
Great place with good food and a wonderful historic atmosphere. We were here to take in the GR Restaurant Week menu and unless you are a practicing Vegan, I would recommend not getting the Vegan Chocolate cake for desert. To my non-Vegan tastes is was very bland and a tough cookie.
My group of four were mildly disappointe ...
My group of four were mildly disappointed with the seating arrangements. There were plenty of empty tables, but we were placed next to an extremely large party, maybe 16 people celebrating a young lady's birthday (I think). We were seated next to an entry into the room, and a guest from the larger party was seated practically at my back in the entryway. Cramped.
But to my recollection, this is the first time I've been even mildly discontent, and will consider Thursday night's experience somewhat of an aberration.
I wanted to go someplace different for a ...
I wanted to go someplace different for a birthday dinner and choose Mangiamo's because it was Italian and in a huge mansion. After reading some of the reviews, was a little apprehensive as we live 60 miles away, but decided to "go for it". We were greeted by friendly hosts and when I arrived at my table they delivered a bouquet of flowers ordered by my husband (which, I am told is a service Mangiamo's). Such a welcome surprise! We started off with the Tuscan Calamari Fritti which was calamari mixed with fired veggies and olives? Very good. Main course I ordered the Fettucine and Clams. The clams where in the shells, which I like, but it also contained smoked bacon chunks, which surprisingly was good. The portion of Fettucine would make my diabetic Dr. happy..... My friend had the Grilled Eggplant Caponata which was very pretty when served and she said it tasted very good. My husband ordered the scallops tasty, but really, there were only two!!!!! For the price and a meal, hardly enough. This portion would probably be appropriate for a luncheon. Upon getting the bill, we were surprised that a Corona beer was much more expensive than a martini and a glass of merlot. All in all, it was a very nice time. The main server was friendly, but as of many restaurants now, you see many different people serving you and taking orders, which makes it hard to have a "relationship" with your main waiter. Seeing this Mansion was fun and worth the trip. We were also surprised by how much pizza was served as this seems upscale for pizza. We were somewhat casually dressed, (step up from jeans) and probably, could have dress business casual, although no one made us feel out of place.
My family (10) shared my 70th birthday l ...
My family (10) shared my 70th birthday last Saturday evening. We had a wonderful server Gwendellen who took great care of us and who had a great sense of humor. After dinner she asked if she could take a photo of us out by the flowers. Can't say enough about her.
The food was excellent and her recommendations were great. We had a great time from arrival until it was time to depart. We will be back.
Unfortunately our waitress was overwhelm ...
Unfortunately our waitress was overwhelmed. It was delays between visits to our table. The birthday treat for our friend was nice, not the way she inquired about the actual birth date. The food was mediocre at best. The Alfredo was reminiscentof Kraft Macaroni cheese. The valet attendant was kind to take our picture.
4 of us ordered the scallops for our ent ...
4 of us ordered the scallops for our entree. We each received 2 scallops and lukewarm/cold potatoes - our waitress did bring us 4 new orders of potatoes, which were very good when hot. But seriously, 2 scallops!?
Amazing food, atmosphere and service! I ...
Amazing food, atmosphere and service! I am a vegetarian and I don't get "amazing" very often. From the Brussel sprout appetizer to the summer salad to the quinoa tower I was extremely happy with everything. Great mix of flavors. Our server was exceptional as well. Very friendly, attentive and helpful with suggestions when asked.
Dry food; lack of selection; disappointing meal.
Gilmore change in ownership over past few years has meant a limited menu, overpriced food and disappointing ambiance. It's lost it's past appeal prior to this change. This location is not deserving of a "chain" restaurant.
You call that customer service?
I took my sister to Mangiamo for dinner as a 'going away' get together. I was excited to experience a new restaurant in my neighborhood. The beautiful architecture and fine dining atmosphere was eating away at my curiosity. To my disappointment, I did not enjoy my experience there that night. I felt that everything that could have went wrong, did. Our waiter brought out the wrong bottle of wine, we had to order our garlic bread appetizer twice and my meal was incorrect. My sister had to politely wait for it to be remade before she could eat. The ending of the evening was also a bit frustrating. Our waiter had to come to the table three different times to ask how we wanted the bill split up. We shared a bottle of wine, one appetizer and two entree's. I even went as far as to write my initials next to the items that I wanted on my bill and he still brought out an incorrect version. I consider myself to be an extremely understanding person after working in the service industry for many years myself. Food, service and atmosphere are all very important aspects of the dining experience. All in all my experience was extremely disappointing and I will not be dining there again any time soon.
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