Mangia Bene

4.7
814 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Mangia Bene in Islington brings the food and culture of Italy to the bustle of Chapel Market in London. The traditional food can be enjoyed from the rustic interior or from the al fresco seating. The food is matched with a fittingly Italian winelist, as well as a choice of aperitifs, liquirs and coffees. with white walls, exposed bricks and an open kitchen, Mangia bene has a relaxed Mediterranean feel.
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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food quality with the pricing doesn’t align. The food is more American Italian than real Italian.
The prices are too expensive for the quality that you get
The service was good but sadly not satisfied by the quality !

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RachelC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful authentic experience with very good prices and service

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vipDianaT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've had an absolutely amazing dinner at Mangia Bene! The staff was super helpful and friendly and gave us great recommendations. The food was delicious, big portions and great prices! Definitely will be back!

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Hippolyte
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were sat outside (not under any cover) which proved tricky when it started pouring it down with rain. The staff were very quick and helpful, asking a table who had finished to make way so that we could take their place shielded from the rain. Difficult to judge the ambience as indoor dining still isn’t allowed. Very good food, good value for money and super friendly and helpful staff - gave us some excellent recommendations for the mains! Would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, very nice & friendly service.

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AmalS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food I had the salmon pasta and it had plenty of salmon. Enjoyed my meal and the service was brilliant!

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KyleH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The person who served us (seemed as though it might have also been the owner) was extremely welcoming, pleasant, calm to the extent where immediately thought: I would come here again

Mangia Bene
Responded on 2 May 2021

Hi KyleH Thank you so much for taking your time and reviewing Mangia Bene, we are really delighted that you enjoyed your time at our restaurant really appreciate your review as it helps us to maintain and improve our standards. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Mangia Bene team.

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hantello10
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times now, and always happy to come back. Great tasty food, 5* service, and cosy atmosphere, great for a date

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Highly recommended, excellent service!

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DinaJ
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A quiet and small restaurant. Great to catch up with friends, as it is not crowded. Food was good and for good prices. A great place for spontaneous lunch or dinner.

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GeoffreyE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Pasta was a little dry but perfectly tasty otherwise. A group of diners for one table arrived spasmodically and were hugging and kissing each other on arrival, with no attempt at social distancing, behaviour which was received by other diners with surprise but evoked no comment or response from the Restaurant.

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OscarChavez
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner/manager makes it worth. Such a great guy

JM
JadeM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow due to over booking on the eat out scheme. But food was worth the wait everything we had was unreal, excellent value for money with or without the discount!

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JoseD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s not the first time ha I have been and it’s never disappointing to come here service and food are excellent

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amandap
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian, been going here for a few years. We go as a couple and on family birthdays e,t,c. Even had new years eve meal 2019 was fab. Great food great staff.

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LeeT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & great value for money serviced by great friendly staff.

KB
vipKitB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a dinner here as part of the eat out to help out scheme. I was so surprised to find both of the dishes we ordered were really delicious, authentic Italian, and the starter was very tasty too. We’ll definitely be back!

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Judideliz
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant consistently good food. A favourite in the area!

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Trish
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was tasty and the menu was reasonable. However the meal took a very long time to arrive - I asked about it twice - and my friend was not given what she had ordered. While they attempted to make up for the poor service by offering free desserts and wine, this was not wholly satisfactory, as we didn't want wine, and only one of us wanted a dessert.

Mangia Bene
Responded on 15 March 2020

Hi Trish, Thank you very much for your feedback, I do apologise for the slow service you received on your visit. The waiter forgot to put the order through and did try to make up for it by offering dessert, though I do understand how this wasn't entirely satisfying opposed to receiving your order on time. Kind Regards, Mangia bene Owner

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MarcellaM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, very polite and attentive. Food was beautiful and very tasty.

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LynneW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu, tasty food, good service, lively ambiance, reasonable prices.

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RichardS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a real find. It's cozy, size wise, but the menu is good, the food is good, the service is good, and friendly.

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TriciaH
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food friendly helpful staff would go again

JD
JakeD
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent value for money. The garlic bread was beautifully light. Friendly service. We went on a Wednesday evening and luckily booked a table as it was packed by eight pm, this was our first time here and we'll definitely be coming back! Bella

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LondonviaYorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, warm and welcoming service. A little gem.

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theatregoer
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good value: relaxed, no-frills restaurant with very good food and friendly service.

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EddieLizzard
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Traditional Italian food, pleasant service, reasonable value.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and good service
Enjoyed the salmon and veg and friend had a lovely pizza

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round, would recommend the fillet steak and calves liver. We'll be back (as an Austrian once said).

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AaronB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here a few years now. Couldn’t recommend the restaurant more. Great food, great feel to the place and the staff are very pleasant & very professional. 10/10 from me.....

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MARKP
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere as always. Mangia Bene is our prefered local Italian restaurant.

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DarrenP
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The best fegato I’ve had, melt in the mouth!

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Patrizia
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening with friends and good service and food. Happy customer. 🙂

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Berry
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great little find of a restaurant. The food and service was excellent and there was no rush to get us out the door. Nice little touch was the complimentary Lemoncello shots at the end. The only downside was they cancelled my OpenTable booking even though my friend, who arrived on time, was seated at the table I booked and I only arrived 5 minutes after the original booking time! They were a little quick to incorrectly show me as a no show....and I didn't get my OpenTable points. But would definitely recommend the restaurant and I'm sure I would go back, maybe not book via OpenTable lol!

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JennyP
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our first visit to this restaurant. As it was near to Sadlers Wells we thought we would give it a go!! It was a great success. Great food and drink at a very reasonable price. Nice atmosphere although it did become rather busy, but it was a Friday night.
We will definitely return and recommend.
Cheers Jenny

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vipAntH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a quiet spot with good food and that is exactly what we found but in addition all of the staff were pleasant and helpful which made the experience even better. The food was also reasonably priced and better than we have had at more expensive restaurants. We highly recommend it.

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Dolly
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, three of us ate here before we went to the theatre, garlic bread, lasagna, pasta, lovely bottle of red wine, good service, Thank you

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Lori
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and good service
The food was hot on arrival and value for money

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AmandaP
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming unpretentious and friendly traditional Italian restaurant.

PB
PeterB
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable meal with friends here. Familar italian menu but everything was nicely done.

FAQs

Mangia Bene does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Mangia Bene is rated 4.7 stars by 814 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.