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  • Top Ten 3 a.m. Bars in St. Louis 2013 By RFT Music Midnight pizza. Jazz titan Dave Stone and his Friday residency, a million years running. Highbrows (PBR bottle and Jameson in a shot glass). Reggae Sundays. Invite-only after hours (shhh!) where off-duty cops keep it legit, though they’re just as lit as the rest of us. Karaoke nights that oscillate from ear-splitting to […]
  • RFT – Hearty, Vegetarian Pastas By Tara Mahadevan The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week’s pick. Destination: Mangia Italiano (3145 South Grand Boulevard; 314-664-8585) Neighborhood: Tower Grove South Cuisine: Italian fusion Overview: Known as a wildly popular 3 a.m. bar, Mangia Italiano also features a hefty […]
  • RFT – The 7 Best French Fries in St. Louis Polenta fries at Mangia. | Nancy Stiles Mangia Italiano (3145 South Grand Boulevard; 314-664-8585) The South Grand mainstay is known for live music, excellent entrees and a great local tap list. And then, of course, there’s the late night menu that goes strong until 1:30 a.m. But what about those Polenta fries? Crispy and golden […]
  • Wayne St. Wayne Wayne St. Wayne is the artist behind the awesome and ongoing mural at Mangia Italiano. Check him out on St. Louis One Person at a Time.
  • St. Louis is Cooking St. Louis Community College at Forest Park – Judges Judy Diamond from WIL Radio, executive pastry chef and STLCC baking and pastry coordinator Casey Shiller, John Johnson, executive chef at River City Casino, and Collier Evans, owner of Mangia Italiano and hospitality alumnus. — at Anheuser-Busch Dining Room at STLCC-Forest Park Hospitality Studies building. View the album […]
  • Eat At Restaurants Donating 10% For Lent ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Isaiah 58 ministries is launching a “Hunger For More” campaign with local restaurants through March 30th.  Each restaurant is donating 10 percent of sales one day per week February 13 through March 30 to Isaiah 58 Ministries. Participating restaurants include: Mangia Italiano (Mondays) City Diner (S. Grand location) King & […]
  • Tip of the Tongue by RFT South Grand frequenters have more than likely noticed changes to mainstay Mangia Italiano in recent months. The popular restaurant and 3 a.m. bar closed for a short period early this year while ownership changed over. Tip of the Tongue checked in with owners Collier Evans and James Bonsanti to see what’s new as well as […]
  • Best Calamari 2009 Mmmrfphmmmrfphmmmrfhmmm Oh. Hi. Hold on a sec. Lemme grab a napkin. OK. So, like, we’re usually too busy eating the calamari at Mangia Italiano to talk about them and, let’s be honest, what higher compliment could we pay? There’s no secret. Just a simple — and simply delicious — dish, executed well: tender squid; batter […]
  • Longest Pasta Noodle in the World KSDK — It’s more than two miles long and is expected to take well over a day to make… you’d be hard pressed to find enough saucefor this giant big noodle. Dave Burmeister, the owner of Mangia Italiano, is in Tower Grove Park creating what he says will be the largest noodle ever created. It’s […]
  • Best Karaoke 2008 We know, we know: Mangia Italiano ain’t exactly a state secret. They serve great pasta by day and cold beer until 3 a.m. every night, and it is ground zero for hipsterdom on South Grand (a blessing or a curse, depending on your disposition). But hear us out on this one: While most karaoke bars […]