Over the last few weeks, had two oppportunities to stop in at Mangia - on Corey Avenue in St. Pete Beach across from the Beach Theatre. Nicely appointed two dining room restaurant with art on the walls, table-clothed tables, nicely-dressed servers. My experience has been limited to a bowl of soup on each visit - first, a deliciously, rich, sweetly-flavored Thai seafood soup and, on another occasion a fish chowder - packed with veggies and cubed white potatoes but slightly short of seafood and needing more flavor and punch. Both bowls were served with bread baskets with innovative selections (sourdough, cheese topped rolls) alongside olive oil and herbs for dipping. Service was excellent: attentive, prompt, and courteous. It is comfortable spot with food lovingly prepared and served.
By the menu, the restaurant lists twenty or so tapas selection, small plates or small bites as well some dinner entrees. Can anyone share an opinion on their other plates? Thanks. Winesmoke.