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
From start to finish we (my girlfriend a ...
From start to finish we (my girlfriend and I) had a great time. Our server Mary was great. She was on top of everything. I never had to wait to get her attention if I needed something and her section was full. The food and wine were great. I'll be coming more often.
Had a great dinner. We were seated in th ...
Had a great dinner. We were seated in the lounge with the live music, which can sometimes be iffy. In this case, there was a distraction of another guest playing along with the musician on the harmonica. He wasn't bad, or anything, (and seemed like a really nice guy) but I was getting the sound of the harmonica in one ear, making conversation very difficult. I finally moved to another seat at the table where it wasn't as annoying but it was still a little too much to really chat quietly between the two of us.
The waitress was very helpful with glute ...
The waitress was very helpful with gluten free options and made sure the chef and other team members understood that this was a Celiac disease issue and not just a food preference. The gluten free menu had a number of very appealing selections, they tasted great. We will definitely go there again.
Mangiamo is our favorite restaurant in ...
Mangiamo is our favorite restaurant in our neighborhood.. We always enjoy the atmosphere, service (excellent), and the food. We do not eat out often, but when we do, Mangiamo is our first choice -- also to dine with friends.
Our experience this time was much better ...
Our experience this time was much better than last. My wife's lasagna was excellent, as was my shrimp/sausage polenta. The last time we were in, we were charged an exorbitant price for 3 scallops, but it looks like that has been removed from the menu (mercifully). My only complaint is that it took quite long for us to get a round of drinks, but, in fairness, they were busy. We will definitely be back someday
Great building and setting. Sorry to s ...
Great building and setting. Sorry to say food was very average at best - most offering really where not a complete meal and menu made it hard to round out a dinner. Service was slow but polite. The whole experience was kinda of weird. For example they have valet parking, an awesome historic venue and specialize serving pizza?
We went to Mangiamo! to celebrate my Mom ...
We went to Mangiamo! to celebrate my Mom's birthday. The restored mansion is beautiful and the bar looked fun and beautiful. I wish we would have gone a bit earlier than our 6pm dinner reservation just to have a drink. We did have a 6pm dinner reservation for 10 on a Friday night and the staff was prepared and ready for us.
The food was just ok - We ordered the calamari, crispy brussel sprouts and the Chef's meat and cheese tray. The calamari and brussel sprouts were good - the meat and cheese tray was ok. I think it was "semi-homemade" with a combo of packaged lunch meat and pork belly. For dinner, I had the salmon sandwich. I was torn between the sandwich and the Lasagna and our server suggested the sandwich (even tho he had never had it). The salmon was such a small portion that I was able to cut my bun in half and make a fuller sandwich out of that. The home made chips that accompanied the sandwich were really good. I think I will try this place again, but go with the Lasagna. The menu is sort of all over the place with options for Southwest, Asian, Italian, burgers..........
My husband and I had a Saturday night da ...
My husband and I had a Saturday night date. We have lived in the Rockford area for the past 17 years and I can't believe that we had not discovered Mangiamo's before this! It is definitely a treasure and we can't wait to return. Have to give A shout out to the brussels sprouts! They were fabulous!
Wow, what a disappointment as I was very ...
Wow, what a disappointment as I was very excited to try this restaurant. Reason for going: We took my son there for his 13th birthday.
First off, the wait for the food was exceptionally long. I understand that restaurants of this pedigree take more time to deliver your food. However, the entire meal took over 2 hours and 15 minutes. Drinks to salad to dinner.
Then the food showed up. The scallops were raw and covered in false char resulting in a terrible burnt taste. My sons steak was also covered in false char resulting in the awful taste. My shrimp polenta was bland and the portion size was terribly small. (three little shrimp and a scoop of polenta for $19). My other son had the hamburger and he said that was fine (one out of four isn't bad, right??)
I did speak to our server when she asked how everything was. I explained to her the issues we were having. At that moment, she didn't commit to anything to fix the problem but it was resolved when the bill came. They removed my sons steak and the scallops. Which was very nice of them without a doubt.
I understand these things happen. That said, a place with that reputation and at that price point, should not have mistakes of that nature. I would expect the chef's in back to know the difference between good and bad grilling. Hell, I cooked at Damon's for a couple years during college and I know good vs bad.
Lastly, I will say that the place is beautiful. You just don't see buildings, wood work, art, etc like that in a restaurant. Kuddos for that.
I just wish the food was as good as the aesthetics.
Much improved! Love the library/bar re ...
Much improved! Love the library/bar redo! Good idea having the piano in the library because the bar space wasn't large enough for it. Like the big couches in the library and the booths in the bar. The food also improved - had the Delmonico special and my steak was done medium rare as I had asked for it and the side dish medley of gnocchi, spinach, roasted tomatoes, and mushrooms would have been great as a main dish! We are putting Mangiamo's back on our list of places to eat at!
Service was good and 3 out of 4 dinners. ...
Service was good and 3 out of 4 dinners. Husband was not overly fond of the lasagna. It was a bit odd with the carrots and didn't really taste like traditional lasagna. Also, my coffee could have been refilled. Our dinner was pleasant but nothing to get excited about. Though there wasn't anything to really be very critical of, I will probably not be in a hurry to return.
Great service, interesting variety of ty ...
Great service, interesting variety of types of foods on the menu, fun cocktails menu, big selection of wines, like the venue...it's in a big old mansion, which gives it an old-fashioned, classy feel. The outdoor dining feels like you're in someone's huge, wooded backyard, even though you're in the city.
Very confused when we received the menu. ...
Very confused when we received the menu. Have eaten here before and we enjoyed great Italian food. The name is Italian however the menu is more of a bar menu. Appetizers are mixed in the menu and not sorted. As for Italian dishes, lasagna and Spaghetti. That is it. Maybe this works for them and their customer base but if you are looking for an Italian meal, you really will not find it here. We expected several pasta dishes, chicken parm and a couple veal options. The Italian mainstays. Instead we found Build Your Own Pizza and Build Your Own Burger. Service was very good. Atmosphere is great. Time to change the name to something Bar & Grill.
Dinner at Mangiamo's was excellent, the ...
Dinner at Mangiamo's was excellent, the 6 of us enjoyed superior meals, wine and service.
Located in a beautiful period estate in the East Hills district walking distance from Cherry st.
Some history or Grand Rapids hangs on the walls, Great place!
Worst lasagna ever. Had big chunks of ca ...
Worst lasagna ever. Had big chunks of carrots in it. Sauce was orange, not red. Not even a hint it was tomato sauce. If I wasn't hungry and on a time schedule, I would have not eaten it. Was absolutely horrible. Needs to be taken off the menu.
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