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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
Unfortunately, we were at Mangiamo's on Thursday night, two days before their closing. The staff was disheartened. The food was so-so. I thought it was dishonest not to inform customers of the planned closing on Saturday. Our meal was an anniversary celebrartion and was a let-down to put it mildly.
Our second restaurant for Restaurant Week GR, we were surprised by the beautiful setting and home right in town. Oh the history!! Beautiful. We ordered from the restaurant week menu and our food was brought in a timely fashion. Unfortunately, our octopus was extremely overdone and chewy, the flavor was awesome but several times we were tempted to dispense our bite into a napkin simply because we weren't getting anywhere with chewing. My steak was medium well when I ordered medium rare. The creme brulee went unfinished as they tasted so burnt and that was the taste that stuck with us for hours after. We also noticed consistency is not their thing. The table next to us ordered almost the exact menu items as they were there for restaurant week as well, and my steak came as a filet mignon type cut (equally as tall as wide) and theirs came thin and long. He had ordered rare and got medium. My husband ordered the seafood dish and enjoyed it but it was nothing remarkable and we noticed that other tables who had ordered the same dish got large spoons in their dish, where my husband did not. The creme brulee dish was served to us on a little plate with a spoon and the table next to us received the creme brulee dish only and a fork, no plate. The paper on the table is annoying. Our waitress was charming and did a great job. I drink only water at every restaurant I go to and for some reason, this water was nasty. I asked if they had bottled water (never asked for bottled water before) and she was very sweet and accommodating. Thank you for that. The manager made an appearance but not at our table or any of the tables in our row EXCEPT for a table with several young ladies whom he frequently returned to, and even made their waiter work around him while he hung out. Very unprofessional. We are glad we tried it but we will not return, there are so many wonderful options in the city and nearby areas.
I love the atmosphere of this lovely old stately home. We met with some traveling friends for a business meeting and it was perfect for conversation. I ordered the steak which was too well done. The others ordered the baseball size meatball and spaghetti, which is a favorite and always good. For desert we loved the chocolate truffle and tiramisu both excellent. I haven't been during the day but the home is so beautiful by evening lamplight. Mangiamo!
Wonderful meal in an intriguing home. Our waiter, Joe, did a fine job; attentive without 'hovering'. He endorsed the Brussel sprouts and he was right, they were exceptional. Special acknowledgment goes to Jose, the truffle maker. Absolutely made my husband's night!
The restaurant location is lovely but our meals were just mediocre. Three out of four of us had chicken as part of our meals and all of our chicken was over-cooked and chewy. My husband's veal dish was very chewy as well. The brussel sprouts appetizer was delicious. Dessert was unremarkable. So all in all, just "meh". We won't be returning...too many other GR restaurants to try!
We went there to celebrate our mom's birthday. Our waiter was terrible. We waited over 20 minutes for our drinks and 90 minutes for our food. My son's "rare" steak was so overdone it was like a hockey puck; he sent it back. There were 11 of us and not one of us enjoyed our meal. Most of us just didn't eat them. I have NEVER written a negative review before but this place earned it. We were hoping for so much more given the occasion.
We made a reservation and were taken to our table right away. The server gave us ample time to look over the menu. Once we ordered we had our food in around 15-20 minutes! Everything was delicious! From the time we arrived to the time we left it was about an hour. Great food, great service, and our guests were impressed.
The restaurant is a beautiful place, with lots of character. From the architecture with vaulted ceilings, To the stained glass art piece by the bar. The place is very well put together for fine dining or a beer at the bar.
Food had a nice variety of options. We had sampled the Pasta. So received the fresh bread.
location was amazing with large parking lot and Prime location, right in the center of where you wanted to be.
It was pouring rain when we came in, they were offering free valet parking to accommodate. Restaurant was a bit empty, as other diners left we were the only ones seated in our section which made it more difficult to get our waitresses attention. Otherwise it was lovely. Food was great! Time well spent.
Again, a great time at Mangiamo! Went for our birthday (twin sister and I) and brought our Golden Retrievers out with us on the patio! Service was great, and very helpful with getting the pups some water and even a little ice cream snack! It was my sisters first time, and she loved it! Food was perfect as always! We love Mangiamo!!!!
This was our third visit to Mangiamo! and it never disappoints. The menu is varied so one is not locked in with Italian cuisine, though that is what we always opt for. Service is excellent and the atmosphere is elegant but not pretentious, well worth the drive if you're outside of GR and a great place for special occasions. It's a bit pricey but the portions are generous and the food is very good--lasagna is the best I've ever had! Also, for an early dinner, say 5:30-6, I believe wine is half price. All in all, this is an excellent choice for a special night out
The service was so great. My waiter was really friendly and knowledgeable and interactive and overall great. They were out of some popular dishes so that was sad but what we did order was awesome. Pretty large portions too I was full before dinner arrived. Still ordered delicious dessert though. Great drinks and overall can't wait to go back.
Family celebration brought us to a fun table in the "library" and we enjoyed every minute. The appetizer was great, the Pear Martini was stellar, and the entree selection fantastic. Service was attentive and not too overmuch. We enjoyed the music, with a Paul Simonesque singer and piano. Lots of fun!
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.
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