Mangia Italiano to Reopen Next Week [Updated]

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Just spoke with James Bonsanti, one of the new owners of Mangia Italiano (3145 South Grand Boulevard; 314-664-8585). He confirms that the south city mainstay, which closed for renovations at the beginning of the new year, should reopen next week.

Bonsanti characterizes the renovations as a "fresh paint job." There is also some new artwork.

"The menu is staying the same," he says. "There's a bigger selection of liquors and more local brews on tap."

Chef David Timney, who took the reins of Mangia's kitchen in late 2009 (read our Chef's Choice profile of Timney), will remain with the restaurant for three months to help its transition to its new owners. When Timney leaves, Bonsanti himself will helm Mangia.

Update: (Monday, 2.21, 11:20 a.m.) A to Z has more information on live music at the reopened Mangia.

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Mangia Italiano

3145 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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Marko1970
Marko1970

In my personal opinion, it is a may be a good idea to keep many of the items from the old menu. From another perspective, many famous/excellent restaurants continuously update there menus. These places also let you order things that are not on the menu, this is what separates, an assembly line from a for real restaurant, with creativity.

I believe that having the same menu for over ten years is silly, which leads me to believe that the chef is either board, or lacks creativity.

Marko1970
Marko1970

In my personal opinion, it is a may be a giid idea to keep many of the items from the old menu. From another perspective, many famous/excellent restaurants continuously update there menus. These places also let you order things that are not on the menu, this is what separates, an assembly line from a for real restaurant, with creativity.

I believe that having the same menu for over ten years is silly, which leads me to believe that the chef is either board, or lacks creativity.

Fiveinchtaintrecords
Fiveinchtaintrecords

Welcome back friends and neighbors! A lot of people need this to happen sooner than later.

Tes
Tes

that place should have stayed closed....not sure if it will last very long once they reopen

Chris Rauch
Chris Rauch

Wow, this comment was like the Where's Waldo of spelling and grammatical errors...on easy level.

Anyway, I really enjoyed the previous menu and hope that many of Timney's ideas transition over to the new ownership. Keep the vegetarian toasted ravioli!

not quite as negative as you
not quite as negative as you

Mangia has been a mainstay of South Grand for over 2 decades, during which time ownership has been transferred around 4 times. I, for one, am glad to see a small business in this city that can weather economic turmoil.

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