Tra di Noi's Antonio Alessi has opened Mangia Italian Countryside Eatery in the remodeled Trancas Country Mart on the North side of Malibu. The restaurant will serve classic Italian eats like pizza, antipasto salads and pastas. Additionally, Mangia offers quaint seating indoors with a full bar and comfortable seating outdoors in a spacious patio adorned with colorful umbrellas.
Mangia offers an expansive menu, and family-style servings are recommended for bigger parties. Start off with antipasti like bruschetta or frito comprised of calamari, zucchini, shrimp, and carrots. Next, choose between a variety of salads including baby spinach, herb grilled Portobello mushrooms, Gorgonzola cheese, crispy bacon with a honey balsamic vinaigrette. For the main course, choose between the perfect fall comfort of homemade pasta like ravioli filled with butternut squash in butter and Parmiggiano sauce, or a risotto topped with shaved black truffles. If that doesn't do it, traditional 12-inch Italian pizzas cooked in an imported Italian wood fire oven should spark the taste buds. New York style pizzas are available as well and are great for families because it comes with an 18-inch option. Finish it all off with homemade freshly baked desserts like Bignola, a baked cream puff filled with vanilla, chocolate cream, or strawberries and cream.
Mangia's hours are 12 am to 10 pm every day. The restaurant is the first full service restaurant at the new Trancas Country Mart. It should be a great addition with mid range prices offering alternative options like gluten free pizza for the health conscious residents of Malibu.
Mangia Italian Country Side Eatery
30745 Pacific Coast Hwy Unit R4
Malibu, California 90265