Benvenuti in Mangia Fresca!
We here at Mangia Fresca Italian Eatery pride ourselves on our homemade pastas, mouth-watering sandwiches (we have The BEST Breaded Steak!), and brick oven pizzas because they are prepared just the way you like them. That’s because at Mangia Fresca Italian Eatery – you’re the boss!
Create your own delicious pasta combination with your pick of seven different types of homemade pasta noodles and seven varieties of freshly prepared sauces. Make your masterpiece unique with your choice of twelve meat options and/or veggie combinations. Or choose from one of our famous pasta dinners that’ll make your taste buds sing with flavor! Buon Appetito!
Not in the mood for pasta? Explore our extensive menu and you will find that we have an abundance of fresh, homemade selections to make your mouth water: Our hot grilled Paninis, fresh homemade Sandwiches, thin-crust Brick Oven pizzas, and gourmet soups and salads are also Mangia Fresca Italian Eatery’s specialties.
Are you looking for fresh, Italian vegetarian or diet-sensitive dishes? Search no further! All of our salads only have the freshest vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices and it is always your option to add-on proteins such as grilled chicken, steak, tuna, salmon or shrimp.
is a welcoming neighborhood authentic Italian eatery and restaurant conveniently located in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood – just one block west of Halsted on Archer, next to the CTA Orange Line. As in fine Italian tradition, we freshly prepare all of our homemade recipes with love just like Nonna used to make. And our wood-fired brick ovens create the perfect Italian pizza that bring back memories of the old country.
We also offer 10” personal gluten-free or wheat pizza crusts for those who are sensitive to traditional flour-based crusts, as well as a gluten-free penne pasta.
Of course, we offer traditional Italian veggie-based dishes such as our popular and delicious Eggplant Parmesan, baked Mostaccioli, Panino Caprese, and Tortellini ala Pancetta just to name a few.
And if you have a sweet-tooth and cannot eat an Italian meal without a sweet finale, our authentically Italian, fresh, and of course homemade cannoli, tiramisu, cakes, Nutella cookies and cakes are the perfect complement for your sweet cravings!
Be sure to also stop in for our delicious, traditional breakfast selections which include steak, eggs, pancakes, omelets, sausage, bacon and ham. And don’t forget a flavored San Pellegrino or gourmet hot or iced coffee to go with your breakfast.
If you are hosting an event, whether a large family gathering or a small business lunch, you are wise to consider working with a catering company. After all, there is nothing quite worse than trying to enjoy yourself while rushing back and forth to the kitchen. You...
"We ordered Mangia Fresca to cater our Summer party, and it was fabulous! The manager worked with us to determine how much and what to order for our party of a group of 30. He told us that the toasted raviolis would be a hit and he was right! We also ordered a couple...
My name is Maya Bleu and I entertain a lot. I am not a big fan of cooking, especially for a group of people… Don’t judge lol. With that being said, I order catering for all of my parties or get-togethers. I am not a big fan of trying to order by calling just because I...
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2556 South Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608
Tel : (312) 225-7100
Sun – Closed