Mangia Bene

4.7
772 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.
What 772 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.6
Ambience
4.7
Value
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LucyP
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food and very reasonable prices. Had a lovely evening here.

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MusicDuo
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A great independent restaurant, friendly staff & wide menu choice

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SariaC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

This was our first time eating here and found the food, service and price was really good.

We would definitely go back

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Simona
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly service, delicious pastas and very reasonably priced. Big fan of this place!highly recommend

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JuliaP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I love this restaurant. I feel like I am in Italy with the attentive family type service.
Good for vegetarian and non vegetarian (i had mushroom & truffle oil pasta --delicious), my friend had liver (which came with vegetables, no add ons).

I will return as the food really is excellent and good value. I have eaten in many Italian restaurants in London and this is my favourite.

(They also serve gluten free pasta and pizza)

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ClaireR
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food, service everything. Would definitely recommend

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MJSG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Would go again very soon.

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HermanL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good experience. Went by previous reviews, which we spot on.

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AllieG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing. This will be our new go-to italian spot!

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fmkw
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal - great fresh pasta cooked to perfection with delicious sauce with great flavours. And a lovely bottle of red. So much better than any chain Italian or pasta at home. Go and treat yourself - one of the best meals I’ve had in ages. And great service. Ideal spot pre Sadlers Wells.

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vipfoodyfern
London
49 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

So pleased to see Mangia Bene has survived through the lockdowns. Excellent food and service as ever. Great to still have this local independent and so close to Sadlers Wells too!

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Jenny
London
14 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very warm welcome and the food and service were really great. Very good value for money and a clean, modern and relaxed restaurant. Would highly recommend.

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LaLupes
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was finding it very hard to find a restaurant within easy reach of Sadlers Wells which had availability for a pre-Theatre meal when I needed it. Fortunately I happened upon Mangia Bene. The food was great and good value, the service friendly and efficient and the atmosphere relaxed. I will visit again.

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LaurieS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, home cooked and so flavoursome. Great service and lovely restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Always brilliant

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iand
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staying at the double tree Hilton round the corner we wanted somewhere close to eat so we booked a table here can't believe my luck everything was great definitely eat there again 10 out of 10

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MayH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staffs and the food was great. The atmosphere was like you are eating in Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious. Quick and friendly staff, got free dessert. 5+ stars

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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
3 reviews
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
11 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
London
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
3 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
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JadeM
London
4 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
1 review
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
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.

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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.

FAQs

Mangia Bene does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Mangia Bene is rated 4.7 stars by 772 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 reservations at the moment.