Mangia Tutto serves up Chicago-style pizza and Italian favorites in downtown Carson City
By Jen Peng
Mangia Tutto means ‘eat everything’ in Italian and it’s a fitting name for this neighborhood pizzeria and Italian restaurant in Carson City. It’s the type of place that you’d find in just about every neighborhood in Chicago, serving a blend of flavors and dishes influenced by a rich Italian and Greek heritage. When owners Richard Bragiel and Catherine Rolewicz retired to Carson City from Chicago, they wanted to share the tastes of their childhood with the community. Mangia Tutto is a culmination of Bragiel’s nearly 30 years of restaurant industry experience.
Located on a side street in the business district, Mangia Tutto has been a welcome addition to the community since 2018. An outdoor patio offers shaded seating. Inside, high-backed booths and well-spaced tables ensure social distancing. They are also proactive in complying with all health and safety regulations. The restaurant decor exudes an Old World charm and ambiance that complements the dining experience, from casual lunches to romantic dinners and celebrations. The service is attentive and professional.
The menu features an authentic selection of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, entrees, and, of course, pizza. The Chicago-style “deep dish” pizza, with its thick crust and hearty layers of cheese, toppings and sauce, is the star here and the real deal. Also available are calzones, and a thin crust “Tavern Style” pizza that is the staple of every Chicago neighborhood pizzeria. The extensive wine list offers an excellent selection of Italian and California wines and changes seasonally. There’s also a fully stocked bar, with an emphasis on high-end whiskeys.
Mangia Tutto means ‘eat everything’ in Italian …
As much as I wanted to eat everything, I limited myself to a few classics. The Caprese Salad came in skewers and tasted fresh and delicious. And when I bit into my mains, a thin crust pizza and Chicken Parmigiana, my inner foodie did a happy dance. All their sauces are their own recipe, made fresh in house, and you can really taste the difference. Well-seasoned and flavorful, the sauces completed and elevated the dishes. The chicken was tender and juicy, while the pizza was a well-balanced mix of textures and flavors. Call this New Yorker impressed! The Italian sausage—their own special blend, and made fresh for them by Ponderosa Meats in Reno—was especially flavorful and a standout.
Mangia Tutto is open 7 days a week for dining in and takeout. Through September, there will be live music on their patio every Thursday evening. Friday is seafood night and there are always weekend specials. They are also a proud participant of the Carson City Wine Walk.
The world may be full of uncertainty right now, but one thing is for sure. For delicious traditional Italian favorites, head over to Mangia Tutto and you may just find yourself eating everything!