Mangia Qui in Harrisburg

Mangia Qui
272 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

ambiance

This is a little exclusive nook w about 17 tables ( half of which can only seat 2 people). I’ve discovered the secret to quick service: get here at exactly noon when this place is still empty. When we came at 12:45, It was a good 10 minutes before we got menus and another 15 minutes after that when we finally placed our orders. With only 2 servers for the entire restaurant it’s no wonder that it was almost half an hour before our order made t to the fridge. Another surprising fact was that they have an extensive drink menu but the sole 2 servers of the entire restaurant are also the ones that make the drinks…

soup of the day

Pepper pot soup which is a cream based soup with peppers and onions and shrimp. There weren’t that many pieces of shrimp but the flavor was alright. Very watery for a creamy soup.

ribeye rollatini

the ribeye rollatini was only ok. i wasn’t a huge fan.

rigatoni

Rigatoni w Italian sausage and tomato sauce was such a small portion. Joe had finished his with a few bites and was still hungry after wiping his plate clean.

chicken salad sandiwch

The chicken salad sandwich was mixed in a home made tzaziki sauce w apple slices instead of the usual mayonnaise.  It gave it an interesting flavor which was complimented by the salt and vinegar chips. I especially liked the apple slices in tzaziki sauce.

filet mignon

The 4 oz grass fed filet mignon had a weird flavor and smell. It was pretty difficult to chew as well.  Luckily it was masked by the gorgonzola cheese, bacon strips and crispy stringy onion rings. I think because they were less busy we got more French fries than before. Hot and crispy!

crabcake sandwich

The crab cake sandwich with lemon aioli and French fries was delicious! By far my favorite out of everything I’ve had at this restaurant. The crab cake is huge and jam packed. Baked crispy on the outside and enhanced by the fiesty lemon aioli.

crabcake sandwich

Black Linguini tossed in an extra virgin olive oil and garlic with clams was also delicious. There weren’t that many clams but what I loved was the lob of goat cheese on top of the bread crumbs. I love it when chefs will add crispy bread crumbs on top of pasta, it breaks up the composition nicely.

black linguini

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About julia521

I'm a food aficionado with an interest in photography. Most of my restaurants will be in New Orleans as I will be here over the next few years. Every now and then you will see a post from Boston or Philadelphia too!
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One Response to Mangia Qui in Harrisburg

  1. brian says:

    Great photos, a truly honest review! I’d recommend you get upstairs to Suba and try some of the tapas, worth the visit!

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