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Mangia Bene

Reviewed by Dylan Runco   
Posted February 6, 2011

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Mangia Bene
250 Highway 202/31, Flemington
908-806-7522


Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri, 11:30 am–2:30 pm. Dinner, Mon–Fri, 5–9:30 pm; Sat, 5–10 pm; Sun, 4–8:30 pm.

Price: $$

Style: The casual atmosphere centers on the bar, with dim lighting that works well for the small dining room.

Don’t Miss: Start with the mozzarella salad ($9) served with fresh tomato, basil pesto and roasted red peppers. If you’re craving pasta, look no further. The penne vodka ($13) is exceptional, and the portion massive. You’ll easily have leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch. Outstanding entrées include the shrimp Bella Donna ($22) in a rich cream and citrus sauce over roasted vegetables. The chicken arrabbiata ($17) combines strips of chicken breast and sausage over hearty tomato gravy. For dessert, try the tiramisu ($6), swimming in coffee and whipped cream.

Heads Up:
Mangia Bene is located next to the Flemington Ramada, but don’t get discouraged by the tractor-trailers parked outside.

The Scoop: There’s a long list of house martinis and daily drink specials.

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