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

 

 

August
10

Cafe Mangia offers Colchester CT a wide variety of healthy delicious lunch options. We have an ideal location for working lunches, or social occasions. Our lunches are made with fresh ingredients, and are served promptly as we understand that many lunch visitors need to get back to work. We change our specials regularly. Please call Cafe Mangia for more information about our lunch menu.

Lunch

Lunch

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

Wine Bar- Colchester CT

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June
22

At Cafe Mangia we offer a robust selection of refreshing white wines, and full bodied reds. We also feature the incredible and local wines of Priam Vineyard, a Colchester, CT favorite. We carefully select the best of each region and serve it to you with perfectly paired dinners and appetizers. The next time your looking for a great wine bar, visit Cafe Mangia. We’re located at 68 Linwood Ave Colchester CT 06415.

patio dining

May
25

Patio Dining at Cafe Mangia – what a nice way to enjoy a meal! 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. Call 860-537-7707 for more information.

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