At Cafe Mangia in Colchester CT our Italian heritage runs deep. After joining us for a perfectly presented dinner, and fine wine, finish the evening with one of our top notch cannolis. Cannolis are a popular and classic Italian dessert, we are proud to serve them but do you know their history?

Interesting facts about Cannoli…

A cannoli is a Sicilian pastry dessert that is an essential part of the cuisine of Sicily.  They are tube-shaped pastry shells filled with a sweet, ricotta, sugar and occasionally mascapone filling. Cannolis have a long and storied history and just as many variations.

Cannoli originated in Palermo and the surrounding areas. They date to the time when Sicily was controlled by the Arabs. It is believed that the cannoli was orginally an Arabic dessert. Historically, the pastries were made for the Carnevale, the festival season which occurs immediately before Lent. The festival is typified by masquerades, something like Mardi Gras. It is thought that the cannoli might have been a fertility symbol during the season. Now, however, cannoli are enjoyed year round across Italy. If you are looking for a sweet fix, come to Cafe Mangia to not only enjoy a fabulous meal but also finish it off with a incredible dessert. We are located in Colchester CT and serve residents of Glastonbury CT Hebron CT, Salem CT and all surrounding areas. Colchester CT coffee shop

 

 

We are now halfway through the heat of the summer, and many of us are happy to say that our gardens are flourishing. Cafe Mangia of Colchester CT is no stranger to utilizing fresh garden favorites. We incorporate fresh off the vine tomatoes, basil, lettuce, zucchini and other seasonal delicacies into our beloved dishes. During the summer months we invite you to spend an evening away from your hot stove to relax on our porch with a cool glass of wine, and a perfectly prepared and presented summer Italian dinner.  Cafe Mangia is located in Colchester CT, just minutes from Glastonbury CT.tomato

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Cafe Mangia in Colchester CT –  We use fresh ingredients on classic dishes. At Cafe Mangia you can enjoy real Italian cuisine while keeping your business local. Cafe Mangia is located in Colchester  CT is located off route 2 and route 85 ten minutes away from Glastonbury CT, Marlborough CT, Salem CT and Hebron CT. At Cafe Mangia you can always enjoy a nice relaxing atmosphere with great wine and good friends!

Cafe Mangia serves residents of Glastonbury CT, New London CT and Colchester CT fine Italian fare with a flare. We are located in a quaint part of CT just past the nostalgic Colchester green at 68 Linwood Ave. We have a thoughtfully prepared menu and only use the highest quality ingredients. If you are in search of the best restaurants in the Glastonbury, New London or Colchester area, Cafe Mangia is the place for you.

Italian Restaurant – For Dad on Fathers Day!

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Cafe Mangia would like invite all the great Dad’s for Father’s Day Italian Style. June 21st is Father’s Day call Cafe Mangia today for to make reservations. Tell Dad you think he’s great by taking out for Brunch or Italian Dinner.

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Outdoor Dining – Colchester CT, Glastonbury CT and Hebron CT.

Café Mangia is always honored to serve our patrons quality dishes for brunch, lunch and dinner. Now that the weather is warming up we know our guests look to savor the sunlight and the food we serve. Which is why we are serving meals on our gorgeous wrap around porch. You and your company can enjoy for any meal of the day on the porch. Our outdoor dining area is enclosed, with screens to keep bugs out and the sunshine of a glorious day in. Café Mangia in Colchester CT invites you to dine in comfort on our quaint porch perfect for outdoor dining.