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Italian Experience – Dinner / Lunch Colchester CT

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April
15

Cafe Mangia – Enjoy the The Italian Experience

When you dine at Colchester’s favorite Italian Restaurant, you will enjoy an authentic Italian experience. Italian food is some of the culinary world’s most celebrated cuisine. Diverse types of bread, variations in pasta, and varying food preparation techniques also differ according to region. The southern regions of Italy embrace the hard boiled spaghetti, while the north often prefers a soft egg noodle. Milan is known for their risotto, while Bologna has a deep history regarding tortellini, and Naples is famous for their pizzas. Coastal regions are known for their delicious fish and seafood recipes. Today, the differences in Italian cooking still shows in distinctions between the North and the South. Each region still carries their own traditions in cooking that reflects deep history and culture with a never ending supply of main courses, appetizers, salads, and desserts that continually tempt the taste buds. Café Mangia of Colchester, CT offers the Italian food seeker the experience they are looking for. The ambience of the restaurant and the vibrancy of their dishes is sure to make you feel like you’re on a mini Italian get away. Call Café Mangia of Colchester, CT to make your next Italian dining reservation at 860-537-7707. A new fine dining experience for locals of Colchester, CT and all surrounding areas. Café Mangia is open for lunch weekdays Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. 68 Linwood Ave Colchester, CT.

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Italian Lunch Restaurant – Colchester CT

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April
1

Italian Lunch Restaurant

Soup – Salad – Sandwiches – Pasta Favorites

For an Italian lunch that simply cannot be beat, make Cafe Mangia your mid-day destination. Bring a friend, bring your office crew, bring a date. Cafe Mangia is at the top of the list of favorite Colchester Restaurants, according to our friends at Trip Advisor. If you cannot recall the last time you made a lunch date at Cafe Mangia, it’s time to come out and have a fresh and delicious mid-day meal. We are simply the best lunch restaurant in the Colchester CT area! We invite you to join us for a relaxed and carefree lunch in Colchester CT. Have a light lunch of hearty soup or one of our fresh, crisp salads: Wedge, Caesar, Spinach, or Mangia. Add grilled chicken, steak tips, grilled salmon, sweet Italian sausage, or grilled shrimp with our salad buddies, and you have made it a full meal. Pasta Dishes are tender and delicious favorites like Penne alla Vodka, Basil Pesto Rigatoni, Spaghetti Shrimp Fra Diavolo, or ask about the daily Special. Perhaps you prefer a Cafe Mangia sandwich –  half or full sized – Vegetarian Wrap, Chicken Sandwich, Meatball Grinder, Steak Tip Sandwich, Chicken Caesar Wrap, or a BLT Turkey Wrap.

The town of Colchester borders three adjacent counties, and is minutes from seven surrounding towns.  You deserve a thoughtful and creative lunch experience with Cafe Mangia. Our comfortable and relaxed ambiance is perfect for catching up with a friend, discussing business, or even just treating yourself to a quality meal. Don’t waste another lunch at a fast food drive thru. Enjoy a lunch menu which offers such items as a spinach salad loaded with roasted walnuts and gorgonzola cheese, steak tip sandwiches, chicken Caesar wraps with homemade Caesar dressing and so much more. Café Mangia open for lunch weekdays Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. 68 Linwood Ave Colchester, CT.

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Easter Menu 2018 – Colchester CT

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March
18

Have a look at the Cafe Mangia Easter Menu and make your reservations soon! Join us in Colchester Sunday April 1st for Cafe Mangia’s Easter Brunch. This menu will be served from 10 am – 3 pm Sunday April 1, 2018. We have everyone’s favorite Mangia style pasta dishes and delectable entrees as well. We will feature some nice specials for the occasion.

 

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BREAKFAST PLATES

Homemade belgian waffle

Topped with fresh berries and whip cream served with warm maple syrup $6.95

Fresh berry crepe

Fresh strawberries and blueberries wrapped in a homemade crepe drizzled with a raspberry coulis.  $7.95

Eggs Benedict

Toasted english muffins layered with canadian bacon and poached eggs, drizzled with a homemade hollandaise sauce served with mangia style homefries. $8.95

Vegetable omelet

Three egg omelet stuffed with seasonal vegetables of the day and your choice of American cheese, Provolne cheese or shredded mozzarella and served with mangia style homefries and grilled Italian bread. $6.95

Meat lovers omelet

Three egg omelet stuffed with sweet italian sausage, bacon, diced ham and your choice of American cheese, Provolone cheese or shredded mozzarella and served with Mangia style homefries and Grilled Italian bread. $6.95

 

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SOUP & SALAD

Pasta fagioli

Traditional italian white bean, prosciutto and pasta soup $3.95 half / $5.95 full

Caesar salad

Crisp romaine hearts tossed in a house made caesar dressing topped with seasoned croutons and parmesan cheese. $6.95

Spinach salad

Fresh spinach with fresh sliced pears, roasted walnuts, and gorgonzola cheese tossed in honey dijon vinaigrette. $7.95

Mangia salad

Fresh mesclun greens tossed in a raspberry vinaigrette with diced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, shaved carrots, and sliced red onions. $5.95

*salad buddies

Grilled chicken $3.95  –  grilled salmon $6.50  –  steak tips $6.50  –  sweet italian sausage $4.95

4 grilled shrimp $5.95

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PASTA

*Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti pasta tossed in a traditional meat sauce topped with one house made meatball. $16.95

*Rigatoni Steak Pizzaiola

Rigatoni pasta tossed with marinated steaktips, red onions, roasted red peppers, bella mushrooms our house made marinara sauce topped with shredded mozz and baked in a casserole dish. $18.95

Penne Alla Vodka

Penne pasta tossed with diced prosciutto finished in a pink vodka sauce. $15.95

*Spaghetti Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Spaghetti pasta tossed with six large tiger shrimp finished in a spicy marinara. $21.95

Basil pesto rigatoni

Rigatoni pasta tossed with sun dried tomato and artichoke hearts finished in a basil pesto cream sauce. $16.95

Penne puttanesca

Penne pasta tossed with mediterranean olives, diced anchovies, red onion and capers finished in a spicy marinara. $16.95

*Pasta Buddies

Grilled chicken $3.95-grilled salmon $6.50-steak tips $6.50-sweet Italian sausage   $4.95

4 grilled shrimp $5.95

Substitute any pasta with wheat penne or gluten free penne for $1

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ENTREES

(First three entrees will be served with the starch and vegetable of the day)

*New York strip Steak

10oz grilled new york strip steak topped with a gorgonzola cream sauce $24.95

*Fresh Grilled Salmon

8oz salmon topped with a honey dijon glaze. $22.95

*Chicken Marsala

Two 4oz pieces of seared boneless chicken breast topped with diced baby bella mushrooms and finished with our house made marsala sauce. $17.95

Grilled Polenta Cakes

Two grilled polenta cakes served with a saute of seasonal vegetables, house made marinara sauce and topped with whipped ricotta cheese. $16.95

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Excellent Restaurant Reviews – Colchester CT

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March
4

Five Star Reviews for Cafe Mangia

Allow us to share some of our excellent restaurant reviews left on Yelp by some of our patrons lately. Cafe Mangia has earned a TripAdvisor ranking of  #5 of 40 restaurants in Colchester CT. Café Mangia of Colchester CT is known for a few things, our gorgeous ambience, excellent customer service and phenomenal food. It’s no surprise that our patrons keep coming back. At Café Mangia we keep our menu fresh, updating menu items seasonally. Our reputation speaks for itself! Our happy patrons have summed it up in their five-star reviews.

A Great Night We love going to Cafe Mangia! I had a risotto stuffed pepper as an appetizer that was so delicious. It was huge too. I had pasta for dinner that was great and I wound up bringing most of it home because i filled up on my appetizer, salad and saved room for dessert which were yummy cannolis. The staff was wonderfully attentive and friendly. We’ll be back for sure. – JomomJo, Salem CT, Feb 2018

Delicious Food, courteous service  At lunch my friend and I lingered nearly three hours over delicious soup, salad and pasta, with nary a complaint or comment from staff. Of course, it was not too crowded that day. – Tuxedomom2018, Bozrah CT, Jan 2018

Fabulous Find  We received a coupon as a birthday gift from friends for this restaurant.I made reservations online via messenger as they do not open until 4 pm on Saturdays. They responded quickly that they would be able to accommodate our group of 4. We were greeted by the staff professionally and courteously. The atmosphere was very pleasant. The waitstaff was very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Alex answered all questions with great enthusiasm. We even ordered a SPECIAL not on the regular menu – Chicken Parm!!! others had Penne Ala Vodka, Spaghetti Bolognese, and Shrimp Scampi – all were delicious!! Jason the owner/chef stopped by our table and was very engaging! We asked about them making Veal Parm and he said to call ahead a few days in advance and he will be sure to have it for us. WHAT A WIN!!! We even had desserts and coffee/cappuccino – again all delicious. I highly recommend adding this restaurant to your list. We will be back to have the Veal Parm. Oh, they also do Sunday Brunch! – Cathy L, Milford CT, Aug 2017

 
But please, don’t take their word on it, visit Café Mangia to see for yourself. We’re located at 68 Linwood Ave Colchester, CT 06415. Stop by for Lunch, Dinner, or Sunday Brunch.

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February
18

Come in for Happy Hour and enjoy our famous Cafe Mangia Martinis. The definition of a Martini is a cocktail made from Gin or Vodka and dry vermouth, typically garnished with an olive or twist of lemon. While this definition is not wrong, it is somewhat outdated. While the original Martini was made of a simple composition, they have evolved and substantially and are now mixed with various delicacies. Café Mangia is no stranger to the world of fabulous Martini’s. We offer a Classic Martini through complex mixed wonders. Some of our favorites are the Delightful Lemoncello Martini, which features vodka, Lemoncello, lemon juice, and simple syrup served with a sugar rim and lemon slice. Or the Italian Job Martini, which features vanilla vodka, Cointreau, orange juice, sour mix and a splash of Grand Marnier, served with a lemon and lime slice. Whether you are in the mood for a simple classic or seeking to entertain a new experience to your martini palate Café Mangia will have something for you. Café Mangia serves Salem, CT and all surrounding CT towns. Visit our restaurant and bar located at 68 Linwood Avenue Colchester, CT or call 860-537-7707 to make your next dinner reservation. We look forward to serving you soon!

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Cafe Mangia Martini Menu

CLASSIC MARTINI: GREY GOOSE, BELVEDERE, CHOPIN, CIROC VODKA OR BOMBAY SAPHIRE GIN, HENDRIX GIN AND A SPLASH OF DRY VERMOUTH SERVED WITH OLIVES $9.95

CLASSIC MANHATTAN: SEAGRAMS VO, CROWN ROYAL, CHIVAS REGAL OR MAKERS MARK, KNOB CREEK BOURBON A SPLASH OF SWEET VERMOUTH, DASH OF BITTERS, CHERRY GARNISH $9.95

RED APPLE MARTINI: CROWN ROYAL WHISKY, SOUR APPLE PUCKERS AND CRANBERRY JUICE SERVED WITH A CHERRY $9.95

MAMMA MIA: BANANA LIQUEUR, DARK RUM, MALIBU AND PINEAPPLE JUICE SHAKEN AND SERVED WITH A STRAWBERRY $7.95

LEMONCELLO MARTINI: VODKA, LEMONCELLO, LEMON JUICE AND SIMPLE SYRUP SERVED WITH A SUGAR RIM AND LEMON SLICE $7.95

ITALIAN JOB MARTINI: VANILLA VODKA, COINTREAU, ORANGE JUICE, SOUR MIX AND A SPLASH OF GRAND MARNIER SERVED WITH A LEMON AND LIME SLICE $7.95

ITALIAN MARGARITA: TEQUILA, AMARETTO, TRIPLE SEC AND SOUR MIX SHAKEN SERVED WITH A SALTED RIM AND A LIME $7.95

ITALIAN SUNRISE: VODKA, LEMONCELLO, ORANGE JUICE AND SOUR MIX WITH A SPLASH OF GRENEDINE SHAKEN AND SERVED WITH AN ORANGE SLICE $7.95

ITALIAN ATTITUDE: VODKA, MALIBU RUM, AMARETTO, PINEAPLLE JUICE AND CRANBERRY JUICE SHAKEN AND GARNISHED WITH A CHERRY $7.95

CHAMBORD ROYALE MARTINI: VODKA, CHAMBORD, COINTREAU, SOUR MIX AND LIME JUICE SHAKEN AND SERVED WITH AN ORANGE SLICE $7.95

SANGRIA
RED OR WHITE
$16.50 CARAFT / $6.95 GLASS
CAFÉ MANGIA BEER MENU
IMPORTED BEER

Corona $5.50, Peroni $5.50, Heineken $5.50
DOMESTIC BEERS
Budweiser $4.50, Bud Light $4.50, Coors Light $4.50, Michelob Ultra $4.50, Coors N/A $4.50
Harpoon IPA $5.50 Sam Adams $5.50, Sam Seasonal $5.50 Miller Lite $4.50, Blue Moon $5.50

FOUNTAIN SODA: $1.95

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Unsweetened Ice Tea, Cranberry Juice, Pink Lemonade
(WE OFFER FREE REFILLS ON ALL FOUNTAIN ITEMS)

SPECIALTY DRINK
San Pellegrino 500mL (sparkling): $3.50 Saratoga 12oz (still water) $3

 

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Happy Hour Restaurant – Colchester CT

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February
4

Arrive for Happy Hour – Stay for Dinner

We invite you to make Cafe Mangia your favorite Happy Hour Restaurant this year. Join us for Happy Hour at Cafe Mangia in Colchester for some authentic Italian comfort food and drink specials. Cafe Mangia is a favorite Italian among eastern Connecticut patrons, and for good reasons. Cafe Mangia’s cozy dining room, wonderful food and wine pairings, attentive and friendly staff, and delectable Italian fare are four compelling reasons to join us for Happy Hour and stay for dinner! Happy Hour: Tuesdays through Sunday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

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Cozy, comfy, inexpensive local treasure

We’ve never had a bad meal at Cafe Mangia, and we’ve eaten here several dozen times over the last eight years. Now that Mangia has a Happy Hour menu, we’ll be here more often. My spinach salad serving was more than generous, the three eggplant rollatini were delicious, and my glass of happy hour chianti was excellent. My wife had a small spinach salad, a shrimp cocktail, and a beer. Every food and drink item earned an A, as did our cheery, efficient waitress. The total bill was less than what we’d spend at the Taste of Hartford–and close to home!

Our restaurant of choice in the area

Have had dinner there on several occasions and always found the food excellent and the service above par. Staff works hard and maintains a friendly and personal attitude. Their wine paring experiences are great (with entertainment). Bar area small, but cozy, great for a drink and appetizer “Happy Hour” before dinner. Either as a couple or with friends, Café Mangia is the best!

 

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Cafe Mangia

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January
21

Have a Romantic Dinner in Colchester CT

Join us at Cafe Mangia for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner on Wednesday February 14th. Cafe Mangia is renowned for its warm ambiance, superb Italian dishes, and courteous service. We recommend you make your Valentine’s Day dinner reservation right away. You and your date will enjoy an intimate fine dining experience in a quaint setting and cozy atmosphere. Cafe Mangia is a short drive from Norwich, Middletown and Glastonbury: Colchester’s Café Mangia.

Restaurant has an extensive dinner menu, ambiance, and great atmosphere. Dining at Café Mangia is a great value, the perfect setting for an intimate dining experience, a great destination for a date night. We invite you to enjoy Café Mangia’s generous entrée portions, prepared with care. Patrons regularly comment on our relaxed, pleasant setting, and on the excellent service provided by our attentive staff.

Café Mangia is located in Colchester, making it a favorite destination in the Norwich, Middletown and Glastonbury area. Call 860-537-7707 today for your Valentine’s Day dinner reservations.

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