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Everyone loves the idea of a lazy Sunday brunch at a favorite local restaurant. Ever wonder where this meal came from? Every Sunday people all over the world enjoy a midday meal with their families at their favorite restaurants. Perhaps they are celebrating a special occasion such as Mother’s Day or a Birthday of a friend. In many cases, patrons simply want to enjoy a lazy Sunday morning enjoying a mimosa and wide variety of culinary traditions. Who says you need a special occasion to enjoy a smorgasbord of goodies? When did people start subjecting themselves to Sunday’s little slice of heaven? Some historians think that brunch has its roots in Catholic tradition where Catholics would fast before mass then sit down to a large midday meal. While others believe it is an English tradition to have a lavish spread after a hunt. Where ever the actual origin of Brunch came from it started to catch fire in the United States in the 1930’s supposedly because of Hollywood stars making transcontinental train trips stopping off to enjoy a late morning meal. Eventually it was nurtured by Hotels; when for a time many restaurants were closed on Sundays. Restaurants soon hopped onto the bandwagon and began offering decadent spreads of delicious cuisines and signature mid -morning cocktails. These days a Brunch is a simple way to relax, eat well and socialize with good company. Cafe Mangia is pleasant drive from to Hebron, Marlborough, Glastonbury, Norwich, Lyme and Columbia. Join us for a fabulous Sunday Brunch inspired by the Italian culture of warmth and hospitality.

Cafe Mangia is open for Sunday Brunch from 10 am – 3 pm. Call Café Mangia today to make your next brunch reservation. 860-537-7707.

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Nestled in the heart of Colchester is a haven where fine dining may be enjoyed in a quaint and lovely atmosphere. Are you celebrating a special occasion or simply need a break from cooking? Cafe Mangia has all the elements you need to enjoy a relaxing night out. We offer a robust menu that features classic Italian dishes, grilled fare, and updated specials.  Our dining areas are beautifully adorned yet sophisticated. The ambience is perfect for enjoying a well prepared Italian meal. We also have a fabulous wine selection and incredible desserts. Cafe Mangia is a  fine dining  establishment that serves Columbia, Glastonbury, Marlborough, Hebron  and all surrounding CT towns! Call for you next reservation 860-537-7707.

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Holiday Party Catering

Think about Cafe Mangia holiday party catering for your office or family celebration. Cafe Mangia is a favorite area Italian restaurant and would like to cater your next holiday party. Cafe Mangia is a short distance from towns in Hartford County, New London County, Middlesex County,  and Tolland County. As we get into the holiday season with friends and family, Cafe Mangia would be honored to cater your next big event. Nothing says love like Italian food. At Cafe Mangia we cater parties of all sizes. We have small Italian Pans platters perfect for smaller groups that can feed a smaller group for ten people. Cafe Mangia can also handle bigger parties and events with are larger Pans that are sure to bring smiles to your guests. Catering with Cafe Mangia will make sure your party will never leave hungry and will be a party to remember.

Holidays Cafe Mangia can cater for:

  • Halloween Catering

  • Thanksgiving Catering

  • Christmas Catering

  • New Year’s Eve Catering

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When looking for a lunch restaurant in the Marlborough area, meet at Café Mangia. Colchester’s Café Mangia has a creative Italian lunch menu Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to 3 pm. Come enjoy lunch in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Whether you’re catching up with a friend, having a business meeting, or simply just want to have a delicious Italian dish, Café Mangia has something for everyone. Select from a varied menu that includes classic Italian fare, pasta favorites, light or hearty salads, wraps, sandwiches, grinders, soups, and more. Summertime is the best time to enjoy a crisp salad with your choice of salad buddies (steak tips, grilled salmon, sweet sausage or grilled shrimp. Enjoy an unhurried meal on the patio with a lovely glass of wine.

Make Café Mangia your mid-day meal destination for a casual meeting with a friend, a lunch date with your significant other, or even a business meeting. In the warmer months our patio is a pleasant and relaxing setting to dine out. Discover what our patrons have shared with Trip Advisor and make Café Mangia your summer lunch destination. The town of Colchester borders three adjacent counties, and is minutes from seven surrounding towns. Café Mangia is located in Colchester, CT just a few minutes away from Glastonbury CT, Hebron CT, and Salem CT. Call today: 860-537-7707.

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Meet for Lunch At Café Mangia

When you want to meet your friends in the Colchester area, Café Mangia is the best lunch restaurant around. Café Mangia is your destination for delectable soups, salads, sandwiches, grinders, and pasta favorites. Make us your mid-day destination and enjoy our lovely patio. Café Mangia is at the top of the list of favorite Colchester Restaurants, according to our friends at Trip Advisor. 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. Have a light lunch of hearty soup or one of our fresh, crisp salads: 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 Café Mangia sandwich – half or full sized – Vegetarian Wrap, Chicken Sandwich, Meatball Grinder, Steak Tip Sandwich, Chicken Caesar Wrap, or a BLT Turkey Wrap.

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The town of Colchester borders three adjacent counties, and is minutes from seven surrounding towns. 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. Café Mangia is open for lunch weekdays Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. 68 Linwood Ave Colchester, CT. Call today: 860-537-7707.

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Romantic Dinner

When only a romantic Italian restaurant will fit the bill, make reservations at Colchester’s Café Mangia.  No special occasion is necessary to treat the love of your life to a candlelit dinner. Enjoy our authentic Italian dishes paired with our fine wines. Located in the heart of Colchester, minutes from Marlborough CT, Café Mangia is a local favorite for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. Our happy patrons have helped Café Mangia earn kudos on Trip Advisor with a rating of 4 out of 27 Colchester restaurants. What are you doing this Friday night?  If your date book is empty, Café Mangia would like you and your significant other to enjoy Modern Italian fare in our cozy dining room. Step inside our doors and you’ll be greeted by friendly and attentive staff. Our delicious Italian menu will impress, with our fresh delicious starters, crisp salads, authentic Italian dishes, fresh-baked bread, and mouthwatering pastas. No wonder we’re known for miles around as the best Italian dining option for a romantic dinner on a Friday night in Colchester, CT. Give us a call today to make your reservation!

Occasions like a birthday, wedding anniversary, promotion, or any special event ought to be enjoyed at Colchester’s premier fine dining experience. From our mouthwatering Italian fare to our superb customer service, Café Mangia will be a place you’ll return to again and again to share a romantic meal with your significant other. Give us a call today to inquire about dinner options, hours of operation, or current dinner specials… and reserve your table for two. Call 860-537-7707 for reservations or driving directions.

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Café Mangia Italian Restaurant

A highly rated and recommended local restaurant, Café Mangia is your destination in Colchester for Italian dining at its best. For a special night out, an intimate dinner date, a family celebration, a holiday or anniversary celebration, who doesn’t like authentic Italian fare? Our happy patrons have helped Café Mangia earn kudos on Trip Advisor with a rating of 4 out of 27 Colchester restaurants.

Patrons of Café Mangia return regularly to enjoy the fresh, authentic Italian cuisine, friendly and attentive staff, and the quaint cozy atmosphere. Café Mangia is minutes from Norwich, Middletown and Glastonbury, a favorite destination for fresh, delicious Italian cuisine in an inviting setting. Stop by for a lunch date, dinner, or Sunday Brunch and you will be pleasantly surprised. The Café Mangia menu includes spicy and flavorful favorites such as Pasta Fagioli, Basil Pesto Rigatoni, Spaghetti Shrimp Fra Diavolo, Chicken Cacciatore, and Garlic Shrimp. Come to Café Mangia for some authentic Italian “comfort food” and soul warming fare.

You deserve a thoughtful and creative lunch experience with Cafe Mangia. Don’t endure another soggy sub, cup o’ noodles or worse!  Our fresh and crisp salads, flavorful wraps, tender pasta dishes and rustic ambiance are an experience meant to be shared. All dishes are made fresh – from appetizers to salads to desserts. Enjoy our relaxed, lovely setting, delicious food, and excellent service provided by Café Mangia’s attentive staff. Stop by for lunch or call Café Mangia at 860-537-7707 today for dinner reservations.

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Five Stars for Cafe Mangia

We love when we receive ‘five star food’ reviews that happy patrons leave on our Facebook Page. Cafe Mangia becomes somebody’s favorite Colchester restaurant every day. As a highly ranked Colchester restaurant on Trip Advisor, we thank our patrons for sharing their comments. Café Mangia Italian Restaurant of Colchester CT has a cozy, rustic ambience, excellent customer service and flavorful Italian themed cuisine. It’s no surprise that our patrons return regularly- for Sunday Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner. The enclosed patio is open – enjoy a relaxed midday meal with a date. 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.

Spaghetti and Meatball    I ate there for the first time on Saturday evening. The food and wine were delicious. I got the spaghetti and meatball. The sauce was absolutely the best I’ve ever had in a restaurant (I’m fussy on my sauce) and the meatball was huge and also one of the best I’ve had. The waitress was very nice and efficient. The 3 of us all had different desserts which were also wonderful. Will definitely go back again! – Joanne M. – April 15, 2018

Heather was exceptional     My friend and I stopped in for lunch. It was an absolutely delicious lunch. Penne with vodka sauce (with diced prosciutto) and a side of meatball.
My lunch companion Mary had pasta with pesto sauce with grilled chicken. Followed by coffee and a latte and their cannolis. Food was spectacular. Our server Heather was exceptional. We have another appointment in the area later in the month. Can’t wait to go again to try something else on their menu. We’ve already requested Heather. – Lori F, February 13, 2018

Gem    I can’t believe its taken me this long to discover this gem! I had the pasta special with penne pasta, ham and peas in a creamy sauce that was heavenly! Heather then tempted me to have the chocolate chip cannoli for dessert! The food and service were both exceptional. Thank you for a terrific lunch.– Suzanne N, April 17, 2018

We appreciate our patrons’ comments on Facebook and Trip Advisor. But please, don’t hesitate to visit Café Mangia to see for yourself. We’re located at 68 Linwood Ave in Colchester, CT 06415. Stop by to enjoy one of our amazing Martinis at the bar and join us for Lunch, Dinner, or Sunday Brunch. Call 860-537-7707 to lock in your next dinner reservation. We look forward to serving you soon!. Cafe Mangia is closed Mondays.

Cafe Mangia Business Hours:

Closed Mondays. 

Sunday Brunch 10 am – 3 pm

Lunch/Dinner: Tue-Fri 11 am – 3 pm / Tue-Sat 4 – 9 pm; Sun 4 -8 pm



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Cafe Mangia – Enjoy 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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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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