Mangia Chicago Stuffed Pizza

★★★★☆
  • 8012 Mesa Dr

    Austin, TX 78731

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  • 512-302-5200

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I've had a great pizza!

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★★★★★

I've had a great pizza!

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Outside of Chicago, this is the only other authentic pizza available. When in Chicago, it's Girodano's, but here in Austin, it's Mangia. My wife loves the thin Margherita on crust rolled extra thin and I love the real deal deep dish

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★★★★★

Outside of Chicago, this is the only other authentic pizza available. When in Chicago, it's Girodano's, but here in Austin, it's Mangia. My wife loves the thin Margherita on crust rolled extra thin and I love the real deal deep dish

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This is Austin's best place to eat pizza and drink a beer! The pizza is amazing - they specialize in deep dish pizzas, and you should absolutely try one when you go! Mangia's is also a great place to catch a game on TV; they have several TVs throughout the restaurant.

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★★★★☆

This is Austin's best place to eat pizza and drink a beer! The pizza is amazing - they specialize in deep dish pizzas, and you should absolutely try one when you go! Mangia's is also a great place to catch a game on TV; they have several TVs throughout the restaurant.

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I don't really know or care much about what is and what isn't "authentic Chicago Deep Dish Pizza"

What I do know, is that I really love Mangia's Pizza. If for no other reason than that they use quality cheese, and I like their crust.

It is expensive, but a small deep dish will feed 1 person for 2 days. little bit really goes a long way. The thin crust is also quite tasty, and I like their sauce.

I see a lot of unhappy reviews.. and I can sympathize with those who've dealt with non-stellar service. A couple months ago, I stood at the counter waiting to pickup and py for my called in pizza for 20 minutes! while 2 employees told me someone would help me (not them for some reason) and while the guy who was to help me carried on a phone conversation with someone who he said was "The Owner.. who was intoxicated"

Well, I've gotta believe if he was talking to the owner, and even if the owner was intoxicated, he'd still want the employee to help the customer first.

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★★★★☆

I don't really know or care much about what is and what isn't "authentic Chicago Deep Dish Pizza"

What I do know, is that I really love Mangia's Pizza. If for no other reason than that they use quality cheese, and I like their crust.

It is expensive, but a small deep dish will feed 1 person for 2 days. little bit really goes a long way. The thin crust is also quite tasty, and I like their sauce.

I see a lot of unhappy reviews.. and I can sympathize with those who've dealt with non-stellar service. A couple months ago, I stood at the counter waiting to pickup and py for my called in pizza for 20 minutes! while 2 employees told me someone would help me (not them for some reason) and while the guy who was to help me carried on a phone conversation with someone who he said was "The Owner.. who was intoxicated"

Well, I've gotta believe if he was talking to the owner, and even if the owner was intoxicated, he'd still want the employee to help the customer first.

Pros: tasty Pizza, quality ingredients.

Cons: inconsistent service

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Mangia is the closest to Chicago stuff crust style pizza in Austin. No other place comes close on that count. It's not great Chicago style like you'll get in Chicago at Giordinos or Gino's East, but its good and I come here regularly. I don't like the wheat crust, but the regular is good. There's lots of cheeze that doesn't always get cooked in the deep pie. The toppings are usually plenty and the service here is great. I pick up and dine it. their open late at night. They have other items that are good. I've had the salads and the french fries are good. They also have beer and root beer and Dublin Dr. Pepper. I recommend this place.

2
★★★★☆

Mangia is the closest to Chicago stuff crust style pizza in Austin. No other place comes close on that count. It's not great Chicago style like you'll get in Chicago at Giordinos or Gino's East, but its good and I come here regularly. I don't like the wheat crust, but the regular is good. There's lots of cheeze that doesn't always get cooked in the deep pie. The toppings are usually plenty and the service here is great. I pick up and dine it. their open late at night. They have other items that are good. I've had the salads and the french fries are good. They also have beer and root beer and Dublin Dr. Pepper. I recommend this place.

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never been to a Mangia restaurant. It was good. As a matter of fact, it was great food. I have never in the past reviewed restaurants but recently started and see it a great tool to share my experiences with my fellow diners. I've never been so full in my life. Good prices with good service. Top notch.

1
★★★☆☆

never been to a Mangia restaurant. It was good. As a matter of fact, it was great food. I have never in the past reviewed restaurants but recently started and see it a great tool to share my experiences with my fellow diners. I've never been so full in my life. Good prices with good service. Top notch.

Pros: food

Cons: scene, not so much

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I was looking forward to some different pizza... neither my wife nor I finished one slice... so much basil it almost tasted like mint, and the main topping appeard to be campbell's tomato soup.
gimme Conan's Savage on whole wheat ANY day of the week, and I'm done experimenting with new pizza places.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I was looking forward to some different pizza... neither my wife nor I finished one slice... so much basil it almost tasted like mint, and the main topping appeard to be campbell's tomato soup.
gimme Conan's Savage on whole wheat ANY day of the week, and I'm done experimenting with new pizza places.

Pros: none

Cons: yucky pizza

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If I could give this place no stars, I would. It's pretty obvious that anyone who has ranked this pizza higher than one star has never had a real chicago stuffed pizza, and probably ranks Mr. Gatti's right up there among the best pizza they've ever eaten. A real chicago stuffed pizza takes about an hour to cook not 20 minutes, and most importantly a slice of it CANNOT be picked up and eaten by hand. The crust on this piece of joy was a crisp flour crust (no sign of corn meal), the toppings were dominosesque, the cheese had actually hardened up in the pie when it came out to us, and it should have spilled out like molten lava. And worst of all the sauce tasted like Ragu with a splash of cayenne added just to make things interesting. Bottom line, I hate this place and also anyone who has ranked it high just because you are associated with perpetuating the myth that Mangia has decent pizza. I'm continually amazed at how bad the pizza is here in austin/round rock compared to everywhere else I've ever lived. If there are any transplants out there who have ever lived outside of Texas and can give advice on a good pizza place you found here, I would love to here about it.

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★☆☆☆☆

If I could give this place no stars, I would. It's pretty obvious that anyone who has ranked this pizza higher than one star has never had a real chicago stuffed pizza, and probably ranks Mr. Gatti's right up there among the best pizza they've ever eaten. A real chicago stuffed pizza takes about an hour to cook not 20 minutes, and most importantly a slice of it CANNOT be picked up and eaten by hand. The crust on this piece of joy was a crisp flour crust (no sign of corn meal), the toppings were dominosesque, the cheese had actually hardened up in the pie when it came out to us, and it should have spilled out like molten lava. And worst of all the sauce tasted like Ragu with a splash of cayenne added just to make things interesting. Bottom line, I hate this place and also anyone who has ranked it high just because you are associated with perpetuating the myth that Mangia has decent pizza. I'm continually amazed at how bad the pizza is here in austin/round rock compared to everywhere else I've ever lived. If there are any transplants out there who have ever lived outside of Texas and can give advice on a good pizza place you found here, I would love to here about it.

Pros: none

Cons: everything

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This Austin landmark chain has a laid-back feel and a friendly, if off-beat, staff. The pizzas come in a variance of sizes and styles, and specializes in picante, salsa and Southwestern dishes. But perhaps the best part is that you can bring your own beer or wine to compliment whatever pizza you order.

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★★★☆☆

This Austin landmark chain has a laid-back feel and a friendly, if off-beat, staff. The pizzas come in a variance of sizes and styles, and specializes in picante, salsa and Southwestern dishes. But perhaps the best part is that you can bring your own beer or wine to compliment whatever pizza you order.

Pros: Tasty deep-dish and a lively ambiance.

Cons: Because the pizzas are made on the premises, it sometimes takes awhile to make them.

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I don't know where you people have had pizza that you think this is the best in Austin but it certainly isn't chicago. I would rather eat at pizza hut than eat here again. Nothing was good about it. Sauce was too sweet, canned mushrooms... just not good. Will not return. Ever!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I don't know where you people have had pizza that you think this is the best in Austin but it certainly isn't chicago. I would rather eat at pizza hut than eat here again. Nothing was good about it. Sauce was too sweet, canned mushrooms... just not good. Will not return. Ever!

Pros: Nothing!!!!!!!!!!

Cons: Speaking of "cons" this place is a con calling it chicago style pizza

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Why they even have Chicago in their name is beyond me. Sauce is bad, toppings nothing special, meat average. How this place is voted best in Austin is scary.. If you here you're better off having a cesar salad; it was decent!

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★☆☆☆☆

Why they even have Chicago in their name is beyond me. Sauce is bad, toppings nothing special, meat average. How this place is voted best in Austin is scary.. If you here you're better off having a cesar salad; it was decent!

Pros: Salad was ok

Cons: Canned mushrooms are the worst get a clue Mangia!

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I was craving a stuffed spinach Mangia's Pizza tonight so I called at 6:30pm and placed a pick up order. They told me it would be read in 25-30 minutes. I got there around 7:05 and it was not ready. At 7:20pm we found out they had not even put the pizza in the oven. At 7:30pm when the order still was not ready we asked for our money back so we could leave. We told the manager that the order was placed an hour ago and he told us that our order must have been overlooked and it would only be 15-20 more minutes! I've always been a fan of Mangia's but I don't think I'll be going back after this experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was craving a stuffed spinach Mangia's Pizza tonight so I called at 6:30pm and placed a pick up order. They told me it would be read in 25-30 minutes. I got there around 7:05 and it was not ready. At 7:20pm we found out they had not even put the pizza in the oven. At 7:30pm when the order still was not ready we asked for our money back so we could leave. We told the manager that the order was placed an hour ago and he told us that our order must have been overlooked and it would only be 15-20 more minutes! I've always been a fan of Mangia's but I don't think I'll be going back after this experience.

Cons: Customer Service

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Tried this place simply for the fect that it was rated high on this list (plus it has our hometown in the name). The sauce was like a canned spaghetti sauce. Cheese was ok. Mushrooms, canned.
The menu was large so perhaps other items are better. The pizza is just not that great (especially if you're used to a good pizza like in the east or midwest). Rudino's is much better on 620 & Volente.
Oh how I miss my Lou Malnati's in Chicago!

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★★★☆☆

Tried this place simply for the fect that it was rated high on this list (plus it has our hometown in the name). The sauce was like a canned spaghetti sauce. Cheese was ok. Mushrooms, canned.
The menu was large so perhaps other items are better. The pizza is just not that great (especially if you're used to a good pizza like in the east or midwest). Rudino's is much better on 620 & Volente.
Oh how I miss my Lou Malnati's in Chicago!

Pros: Service was friendly & attentive

Cons: Not chicago style pizza!

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Having lived in Chicago for a number of years, and also New York and Boston for 10 years, I have to say Boston's italian district is the benchmark for pizza. New York also has better pie. I agree that this place isn't authentic Chicago style pie, and to quote Martha Stewart, "that's a good thing" Hell, Conan's pizza is better than just about anything I've found in Chicago. Giordano's is the only Chicago pizza place that is truly worth the trip. That place kicks everyone's butt. Mangia is A+ one time and C- the next. It lacks consistency, but when the chefs bring their "A" game it's def very good pie

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★★★★☆

Having lived in Chicago for a number of years, and also New York and Boston for 10 years, I have to say Boston's italian district is the benchmark for pizza. New York also has better pie. I agree that this place isn't authentic Chicago style pie, and to quote Martha Stewart, "that's a good thing" Hell, Conan's pizza is better than just about anything I've found in Chicago. Giordano's is the only Chicago pizza place that is truly worth the trip. That place kicks everyone's butt. Mangia is A+ one time and C- the next. It lacks consistency, but when the chefs bring their "A" game it's def very good pie

Pros: Great pizza some of the time

Cons: average pizza some of the time

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I have only ordered from Mangias, so I know nothing of its ambiance, but I can definitely speak for the food. The Chicago stuffed pizza is the best in Austin, but mainly because I don't think there is much of a comparison. The crust light an crispy, just the way I like it. The pizza was not as thick as I wanted it to be, but it was good nonetheless. I have been to Chicago and it is almost on par with one of the Chicago restaurants there I have been to, but it is FAR FAR FAR FAR from Giordano's Chicago Stuffed Pizza in Chicago! I hold Giordanos to be the best stuffed pizza I ever have and it will be VERY hard to beat. As for Austin, I say MANGIAS!

2
★★★★☆

I have only ordered from Mangias, so I know nothing of its ambiance, but I can definitely speak for the food. The Chicago stuffed pizza is the best in Austin, but mainly because I don't think there is much of a comparison. The crust light an crispy, just the way I like it. The pizza was not as thick as I wanted it to be, but it was good nonetheless. I have been to Chicago and it is almost on par with one of the Chicago restaurants there I have been to, but it is FAR FAR FAR FAR from Giordano's Chicago Stuffed Pizza in Chicago! I hold Giordanos to be the best stuffed pizza I ever have and it will be VERY hard to beat. As for Austin, I say MANGIAS!

Pros: Best stuffed pizza in Austin. Great crust!

Cons: Not at cheesy or chick as I like it. Maybe a better sauce.

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This has got to be my favorite pizza place. It's a little pricey for my budget but well worth the money! We got the pizza with garlic, mushrooms and broccoli and it was heaven. It was cheesy and thick. We also got a sub and that was delicious as well. We brought our own beer and sat out in the picnic table. Great dinner with friends!

2
★★★★★

This has got to be my favorite pizza place. It's a little pricey for my budget but well worth the money! We got the pizza with garlic, mushrooms and broccoli and it was heaven. It was cheesy and thick. We also got a sub and that was delicious as well. We brought our own beer and sat out in the picnic table. Great dinner with friends!

Pros: great pizza, local

Cons: pricey, not many seats

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I can only imagine that they lost the recipe that garnered all the good reviews. This stuff is just awful.

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★★☆☆☆

I can only imagine that they lost the recipe that garnered all the good reviews. This stuff is just awful.

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I don't understand how this place stays in business and gets such good reviews. Being from Chicago I had high expectations, but was very dissapointed. This is among the worst pizza I've ever tasted, it's overpriced, and just plain lousy. I've heard people compare them to Lou Malnati's, what a joke. This place would never make it in Chicago!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I don't understand how this place stays in business and gets such good reviews. Being from Chicago I had high expectations, but was very dissapointed. This is among the worst pizza I've ever tasted, it's overpriced, and just plain lousy. I've heard people compare them to Lou Malnati's, what a joke. This place would never make it in Chicago!

Pros: none

Cons: price, quality

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This is one of the best pizza shops in town. You can dine, order pick up, or have it delivered. They have a great menu that caters to both meat eaters and vegetarians. They have several creative specialty pizzas with toppings ranging from spinach, feta, goat cheese, garlic, portabella mushrooms, and meats galore. They have a variety of crusts, including stuffed crusts, and a healthier whole wheat crust. Prices are higher than your fast food style pizza like Domano's and Pizza hut, but I promise this place is worth every penny. The also offer calazones, breadsticks, salads, drinks, some dessert, and more.

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★★★★☆

This is one of the best pizza shops in town. You can dine, order pick up, or have it delivered. They have a great menu that caters to both meat eaters and vegetarians. They have several creative specialty pizzas with toppings ranging from spinach, feta, goat cheese, garlic, portabella mushrooms, and meats galore. They have a variety of crusts, including stuffed crusts, and a healthier whole wheat crust. Prices are higher than your fast food style pizza like Domano's and Pizza hut, but I promise this place is worth every penny. The also offer calazones, breadsticks, salads, drinks, some dessert, and more.

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Have have only been to Chicago once, but this pizza is just as good, if not better than real chicago pizza! I love it. You can create you own combo's and order it just how you want it! The service is always great, pizzas are made on time and it is in a great location.

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★★★★★

Have have only been to Chicago once, but this pizza is just as good, if not better than real chicago pizza! I love it. You can create you own combo's and order it just how you want it! The service is always great, pizzas are made on time and it is in a great location.

Pros: food, service, location

Cons: price

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I grew up in Illinois, very near world famous Chicago Pizza. This is the only thing I have missed since moving to Austin. Mangia is the closest I can get to home without buying a plane ticket.

4
★★★★☆

I grew up in Illinois, very near world famous Chicago Pizza. This is the only thing I have missed since moving to Austin. Mangia is the closest I can get to home without buying a plane ticket.

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Being from Chicago, Mangia's the closest to the deep dish from home. The crust's not as heavy as the crusts that are served on a Chicago pizza which is positive because you don't leave REALLY full from all the bread. I would recommend this pizza joint to any Chicagoian visiting the Austin area.

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★★★★★

Being from Chicago, Mangia's the closest to the deep dish from home. The crust's not as heavy as the crusts that are served on a Chicago pizza which is positive because you don't leave REALLY full from all the bread. I would recommend this pizza joint to any Chicagoian visiting the Austin area.

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Mangia's deep dish pizzas get alot of mention here but the thin crust is my favorite. The corporate places (i.e. pizza hut, domino's) just dont compare. I really love the type of thin pizzas with a really crisp crust, you can pick up a slice and it won't bend or sag. That is how Mangia's are, (unless of course you really pile on the toppings) and the whole wheat crust is excellent. I have also tried the philly's and they are good, just a little bit smaller than places that specialize in sandwiches. Burgers are good here as well. The fries are delicious, they are batter dipped in a slightly spicy batter.. And the chicken tortilla soup is worth trying. It's true the guad location doesnt have alot of seating, but if one of the picnic tables is open I'd say thats a perfect place to enjoy some great pie.

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★★★★★

Mangia's deep dish pizzas get alot of mention here but the thin crust is my favorite. The corporate places (i.e. pizza hut, domino's) just dont compare. I really love the type of thin pizzas with a really crisp crust, you can pick up a slice and it won't bend or sag. That is how Mangia's are, (unless of course you really pile on the toppings) and the whole wheat crust is excellent. I have also tried the philly's and they are good, just a little bit smaller than places that specialize in sandwiches. Burgers are good here as well. The fries are delicious, they are batter dipped in a slightly spicy batter.. And the chicken tortilla soup is worth trying. It's true the guad location doesnt have alot of seating, but if one of the picnic tables is open I'd say thats a perfect place to enjoy some great pie.

Pros: delicious

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Lousy Pizza that tastes like imitation Chicago style...It always surprises me how this place succeeds...

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★★☆☆☆

Lousy Pizza that tastes like imitation Chicago style...It always surprises me how this place succeeds...

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I went to the new Gracy Farms/Mopac location to pick up our pizza & boy was I impressed! We ordered a deep dish & I love how they put the sauce on top of the pizza. It's a little messy, but changing the order of the ingredients does wonders. And the sauce is the perfect marriage of zesty, sweet & peppery flavors. Lots of all the toppings, sauce, cheese, sausage & black olives. Will definitely go back for more! Probably won't eat in the restaurant b/c there are lots of kids & families.

2
★★★★☆

I went to the new Gracy Farms/Mopac location to pick up our pizza & boy was I impressed! We ordered a deep dish & I love how they put the sauce on top of the pizza. It's a little messy, but changing the order of the ingredients does wonders. And the sauce is the perfect marriage of zesty, sweet & peppery flavors. Lots of all the toppings, sauce, cheese, sausage & black olives. Will definitely go back for more! Probably won't eat in the restaurant b/c there are lots of kids & families.

Pros: yummy pizza

Cons: busy/families

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(Guadalupe location): Don't go for the ambience... there is none! No tables, either (except for the picnic tables in the parking lot!) Nothing fancy here. But the pizza... wonderful! Tangy, fresh pizza sauce, gooey cheese, and several other fillings of your choice. The edge crust is light and crisp, unlike anything I've ever had before.

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★★★★★

(Guadalupe location): Don't go for the ambience... there is none! No tables, either (except for the picnic tables in the parking lot!) Nothing fancy here. But the pizza... wonderful! Tangy, fresh pizza sauce, gooey cheese, and several other fillings of your choice. The edge crust is light and crisp, unlike anything I've ever had before.

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Go have fun and have a great pie! Not the best pizza ever, but it is certainly among the top five in Austin.

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★★★★☆

Go have fun and have a great pie! Not the best pizza ever, but it is certainly among the top five in Austin.

Pros: Good pizza

Cons: expensive

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As usual, a good place is getting trashed by those who obviously don't know how to enjoy themselves and live a little. I don't know if Mangia's could be considered 'authentic', but what is really authentic when you start splitting hairs to such a degree?

What they do is simply make outstanding pizza pies. They are a substantive experience, probably best eaten with a knife and fork. Literally, these pies are about 2 inches tall, with a full 1 and 1/4 inches of sauce and ingredients. They are a little pricey, but it is well worth it.

They deliver in the surrounding area.

2
★★★★★

As usual, a good place is getting trashed by those who obviously don't know how to enjoy themselves and live a little. I don't know if Mangia's could be considered 'authentic', but what is really authentic when you start splitting hairs to such a degree?

What they do is simply make outstanding pizza pies. They are a substantive experience, probably best eaten with a knife and fork. Literally, these pies are about 2 inches tall, with a full 1 and 1/4 inches of sauce and ingredients. They are a little pricey, but it is well worth it.

They deliver in the surrounding area.

Pros: Great pizza PIES

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I am from near Chicago and this is the best deep dish pizza I have found in Austin. The service has always been great along with the food.

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★★★★★

I am from near Chicago and this is the best deep dish pizza I have found in Austin. The service has always been great along with the food.

Pros: Deep Dish Pizza, Service, Good Value

Cons: Sometimes Crowded

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While I have not been to the location on Guadalupe, I have been to the Meas restaurant and was extremely disappointed. The service was sub-standard, the food was cold and over priced. This establishment is over rated and is not a good value.

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★☆☆☆☆

While I have not been to the location on Guadalupe, I have been to the Meas restaurant and was extremely disappointed. The service was sub-standard, the food was cold and over priced. This establishment is over rated and is not a good value.

Pros: location

Cons: expensive, poor service, sub-standard food

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With all of the raving by everyone I work with, I thought it would be exceptional. However, I found that it was just perhaps average, and in fact, a little bland. The absolute BEST pizza I've had yet in the Austin area is from a little place in Georgetown called the Brooklyn Pie Co. Oh my gosh, now THAT is amazing pizza! Full of flavor, MUCH better than Mangia, hands down.

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★★★☆☆

With all of the raving by everyone I work with, I thought it would be exceptional. However, I found that it was just perhaps average, and in fact, a little bland. The absolute BEST pizza I've had yet in the Austin area is from a little place in Georgetown called the Brooklyn Pie Co. Oh my gosh, now THAT is amazing pizza! Full of flavor, MUCH better than Mangia, hands down.

Pros: thick pizza, good toppings

Cons: inconvenient location, food is just "okay", questionable service

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We have tried other places, but keep coming back to Mangia. The pizza is outstanding. The sauce is awesome and they are very consistent with food quality. We don't go for the service... as a matter of fact, they stay out of our way so we can stuff our faces with the best pizza in Austin. Can you say "franchise?"

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★★★★★

We have tried other places, but keep coming back to Mangia. The pizza is outstanding. The sauce is awesome and they are very consistent with food quality. We don't go for the service... as a matter of fact, they stay out of our way so we can stuff our faces with the best pizza in Austin. Can you say "franchise?"

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I have eaten there a couple of times and both times the crust was inpenetrable. I literally had to stab it with a knife to get a piece off. EXTREMELY FLAVORLESS!!! It is ridiculously priced as well. I think I would love Chicago pizza as long as this isn't it.

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★★★☆☆

I have eaten there a couple of times and both times the crust was inpenetrable. I literally had to stab it with a knife to get a piece off. EXTREMELY FLAVORLESS!!! It is ridiculously priced as well. I think I would love Chicago pizza as long as this isn't it.

Pros: nice waitstaff, cheap beer, prompt seating

Cons: price, bad crust, not enough stuffing

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Just like a threat of snow in Texas, Austinites have never HAD Chicago style pizza. This stuff is tripe!

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★★☆☆☆

Just like a threat of snow in Texas, Austinites have never HAD Chicago style pizza. This stuff is tripe!

Pros: Big, Hot

Cons: $$$$$$$ - Expensive, Lousy, Fake

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I'm not from Chicago, and have no idea if Mangia's stuffed pizza is "authentic." And frankly, I couldn't care less! Even if it's utterly bogus, it's still better pizza than I've found at any of the competing establishments!

Now, the service is generally not great, the ambience is forgettable, and you have to wait quite a while to get your pizza. But I happen to think it's well worth the wait. And if you want to get together with a large group for pizza, you won't find a better place in Austin, in my opinion.

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★★★★★

I'm not from Chicago, and have no idea if Mangia's stuffed pizza is "authentic." And frankly, I couldn't care less! Even if it's utterly bogus, it's still better pizza than I've found at any of the competing establishments!

Now, the service is generally not great, the ambience is forgettable, and you have to wait quite a while to get your pizza. But I happen to think it's well worth the wait. And if you want to get together with a large group for pizza, you won't find a better place in Austin, in my opinion.

Pros: great pizza

Cons: poor service, long wait for food

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Sorry folks, I grew up near Chicago and this is NOT Chicago style pizza. As far as atmosphere and seating, I guess its ok if its a warm sunny day, as long as you don't mind the traffic on Guadalupe. I had heard and read reviews raving about this place and it was a MAJOR dissappointment!

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★★☆☆☆

Sorry folks, I grew up near Chicago and this is NOT Chicago style pizza. As far as atmosphere and seating, I guess its ok if its a warm sunny day, as long as you don't mind the traffic on Guadalupe. I had heard and read reviews raving about this place and it was a MAJOR dissappointment!

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I am not impressed with Mangia pizza. Their crust is doughy, the sauce leaves you with an after taste to be desired. If you do order I suggest there thin pizza....kind of tastless, but not as doughy. the stuffed spinach pizza..one word...UGH!!

1
★★☆☆☆

I am not impressed with Mangia pizza. Their crust is doughy, the sauce leaves you with an after taste to be desired. If you do order I suggest there thin pizza....kind of tastless, but not as doughy. the stuffed spinach pizza..one word...UGH!!

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While I was visiting Austin, I ordered Mangia's in the hotel I was staying at so I am not sure of the Ambienence of the restraunt. I was taken back by the price as obviously they are proud of their pizza, HOWEVER, the taste was so fabulous, that the pizza is a great value. Absolutely the finest pizza I have ever had.

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★★★★★

While I was visiting Austin, I ordered Mangia's in the hotel I was staying at so I am not sure of the Ambienence of the restraunt. I was taken back by the price as obviously they are proud of their pizza, HOWEVER, the taste was so fabulous, that the pizza is a great value. Absolutely the finest pizza I have ever had.

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Mangia has wonderful pizza, but their restaurant service stinks! The Mesa location wait staff disappears for seemingly hours on end while your empty glass melts ice, and your pizza's sit on the counter under heating lamps waiting to be brought to your table. Best call ahead and pick up your order - the service at home couldn't be worse!

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★★★☆☆

Mangia has wonderful pizza, but their restaurant service stinks! The Mesa location wait staff disappears for seemingly hours on end while your empty glass melts ice, and your pizza's sit on the counter under heating lamps waiting to be brought to your table. Best call ahead and pick up your order - the service at home couldn't be worse!

Pros: Good Value, Great Pizza

Cons: Bad Service, Bad Service, Bad Service

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I was disappointed with the service- we waited at the front while several waiters looked at us and continued chatting. Then our waiter took forever to appear. The pizza? I've had better!

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★☆☆☆☆

I was disappointed with the service- we waited at the front while several waiters looked at us and continued chatting. Then our waiter took forever to appear. The pizza? I've had better!

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This pizza is aweful. It amazes me year after year how they get a good rating. The sause is like sludge, they put sugar in it, no flavor at all. It tastes like bland tomato paste. The crust on their pizza is doughy and dry. If you like good flavorful pizza, avoid Mangia like the plague.

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★☆☆☆☆

This pizza is aweful. It amazes me year after year how they get a good rating. The sause is like sludge, they put sugar in it, no flavor at all. It tastes like bland tomato paste. The crust on their pizza is doughy and dry. If you like good flavorful pizza, avoid Mangia like the plague.

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We discovered Mangia several months ago and now no other pizza can beat it. We take all of our out of town guests there, then when the bats are in town we head over to the Congress bridge to cap the evening. You must also try their Ooie gooie brownie. They have a fun staff, too.

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★★★★★

We discovered Mangia several months ago and now no other pizza can beat it. We take all of our out of town guests there, then when the bats are in town we head over to the Congress bridge to cap the evening. You must also try their Ooie gooie brownie. They have a fun staff, too.

Pros: yummy food, fun atomosphere, fun staff

Cons: small, can be loud if crowed

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The pizza was okay...nothing spectacular...but the price was out of this world! Completely overpriced! What a rip off!

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★☆☆☆☆

The pizza was okay...nothing spectacular...but the price was out of this world! Completely overpriced! What a rip off!

Cons: Price, Food, Ingredients

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The most unbelieveably good pizza in a town full of average pizza. The food and the service are consistently excellent.

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★★★★★

The most unbelieveably good pizza in a town full of average pizza. The food and the service are consistently excellent.

Pros: Excellent taste, Great service

Cons: Too few locations

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Great stuff! I always order the one with everything plus anchovies.

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★★★★★

Great stuff! I always order the one with everything plus anchovies.

Pros: good location, good food

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Mangia is by far one of the best pizza restaurants around. Great taste and fresh ingredients make this pizza stand out. The only backdrop is that the prices are sort of high.

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★★★★★

Mangia is by far one of the best pizza restaurants around. Great taste and fresh ingredients make this pizza stand out. The only backdrop is that the prices are sort of high.

Pros: taste great

Cons: expensive

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I've had Lou Malnati's and Gino's East in Chicago and Mangia compares favorably in every way, except that Lou's has a slightly denser and more buttery crust which I prefer. Mangia also has exotic toppings, such as gardiniera peppers, which those places lack. Many so-called pizza connoisseurs feel that NY style (flat, wide slices w/ extreme grease which will drip off the slice if it's held point-down) is the only true pizza. These folks will hate Mangia and are better off going to Saccone's. For the rest of us, Mangia is clearly the best pizza offering in the city and I suspect in a blind taste test it would beat most of its Chicago native competition. The service is also exceptional. I've had waitresses give me a 50% discount because they misheard my topping selection; this is very much the Austin way.

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★★★★★

I've had Lou Malnati's and Gino's East in Chicago and Mangia compares favorably in every way, except that Lou's has a slightly denser and more buttery crust which I prefer. Mangia also has exotic toppings, such as gardiniera peppers, which those places lack. Many so-called pizza connoisseurs feel that NY style (flat, wide slices w/ extreme grease which will drip off the slice if it's held point-down) is the only true pizza. These folks will hate Mangia and are better off going to Saccone's. For the rest of us, Mangia is clearly the best pizza offering in the city and I suspect in a blind taste test it would beat most of its Chicago native competition. The service is also exceptional. I've had waitresses give me a 50% discount because they misheard my topping selection; this is very much the Austin way.

Pros: quality, service

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Mangia "Chicago Pizza" is okay for people who haven't a clue what good pizza taste like. Unfortunately there isn't anywhere in Austin where you can get good authenic pizza, that I've tried anyway. I have to admit that there are a few on this list that I haven't tried. Brick Oven used to be okay 20 years ago, but it doesn't seem to be the same any more. The only good thing about Mr. Gattis is that their phone number is easy to remember because of their jingle. Otherwise their pizza is a joke. If you ever visit Chicago, go to Pizza Uno to discover what real Chicago style pizza taste like. Ropolo's comes the closest to what good pizza (non-Chicago style) taste like.

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★★★☆☆

Mangia "Chicago Pizza" is okay for people who haven't a clue what good pizza taste like. Unfortunately there isn't anywhere in Austin where you can get good authenic pizza, that I've tried anyway. I have to admit that there are a few on this list that I haven't tried. Brick Oven used to be okay 20 years ago, but it doesn't seem to be the same any more. The only good thing about Mr. Gattis is that their phone number is easy to remember because of their jingle. Otherwise their pizza is a joke. If you ever visit Chicago, go to Pizza Uno to discover what real Chicago style pizza taste like. Ropolo's comes the closest to what good pizza (non-Chicago style) taste like.

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We tried Mangia for the first time today, ordering a medium sized stuffed spinach (which costs about $19)... I'll have to agree with the person who said way too much sauce and overrated. Maybe the thins are better?

After scraping off the tangy and overwhelming sauce, you're left with this nasty doughy chunk of goopy bread and cheese/spinach which just wasn't that tasty for the price... (the sauce is on top, easy to take off).

I dunno... I'd eat here again if I had to, but would prolly just get a thin cheese slice... hopefully they don't mess that one up. I never understand how some of these places end up in the Best Ofs... then again, I'm from Portland and Starbucks ended up in the one of the Best Ofs once, so clearly these things aren't to be trusted.

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★★★☆☆

We tried Mangia for the first time today, ordering a medium sized stuffed spinach (which costs about $19)... I'll have to agree with the person who said way too much sauce and overrated. Maybe the thins are better?

After scraping off the tangy and overwhelming sauce, you're left with this nasty doughy chunk of goopy bread and cheese/spinach which just wasn't that tasty for the price... (the sauce is on top, easy to take off).

I dunno... I'd eat here again if I had to, but would prolly just get a thin cheese slice... hopefully they don't mess that one up. I never understand how some of these places end up in the Best Ofs... then again, I'm from Portland and Starbucks ended up in the one of the Best Ofs once, so clearly these things aren't to be trusted.

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Ok..Mangia's gives you very large, thick slices of pizza..so what? I have to say that they are way overrated. I've been there a few times (at different locations) and was disappointed each round. Not only did it take a long time just to get a personal pizza, but it had too much sauce and not enough flavor. Many people think this pizza is worth the price, but I say it's overrated and not worth the money.

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★★★☆☆

Ok..Mangia's gives you very large, thick slices of pizza..so what? I have to say that they are way overrated. I've been there a few times (at different locations) and was disappointed each round. Not only did it take a long time just to get a personal pizza, but it had too much sauce and not enough flavor. Many people think this pizza is worth the price, but I say it's overrated and not worth the money.

Pros: great location, good for kids

Cons: slow service, overpriced, too much sauce

 

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