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Nested in Avalon Park is Mangia – a new Italian Gourmet restaurant Mangia in Avalon Park describes itself as a “modern Italian restaurant in the center of the city”. Mangia evokes the generosity, humor and simplicity of Italy.

What Does “Mangia” Mean?

The expression “Mangia!” is Italian and translates to “eat up!” Mangia is the imperative version of the Italian verb “mangiare,” which means “to eat.” Mealtimes in Italian culture are a way for family and friends to connect and are always a joyous time of day.

Soft Opening in September 2022

Mangia had their soft opening on September 1st, 2022. Since it’s opening, their recipe has proved to be a success: fresh Italian cuisine and a casual ambiance. Mangia has not had the opportunity to make a big opening, as they have been nonstop busy since opening their restaurant.

Meet The Chefs Behind The Dishes

Mangia is led by Head Chef Rosario Russo and accompanied by Pizza Chef Gennaro Russo, and Maitre Simone Russo.

Chef Rosario Russo member of the prestigious APCI (Association of Italians professional chefs around the world). Additionally, he is the ambassador of the Neapolitan cuisine in Florida .  He was also appointed by the his own city to promote food and products from Napoli in USA .  He cooks for so many Italian personalities, for famous actors and movie directors like Giuseppe Tornatore who won the Oscar for his movie “ Nuovo Cinema Paradiso “

Chef Russo is an experienced Senior Executive/ Head Chef with exceptional skills. He has over two decades of experience at high- end restaurants and eateries. Additionally, Chef Russo has many skills – from designing and updating Italian menus to understanding safety and guidelines in the kitchen. He’s an effective communicator, an expert in managing the kitchen department, strong scheduling and budgeting skills, recruiting and training new entrants at a good pace.

Our Food Policy

At Magia Avalon Park, we prioritize the highest standards of quality, safety, and sustainability in our culinary offerings. Our commitment extends to sourcing fresh, local ingredients to craft flavorful and wholesome dishes for our guests. We adhere to stringent hygiene practices to ensure the cleanliness and safety of our kitchen. Accommodating diverse dietary preferences, we strive to create a dining experience that caters to various tastes and needs.

Our Core Values

At Magia Avalon Park, our core values are the foundation of our culinary philosophy and dining experience. Hospitality is ingrained in our DNA, as we strive to create an atmosphere where every guest feels warmly welcomed and cared for. Sustainability is at the forefront of our practices, ensuring our culinary journey leaves a positive impact on the environment. Ultimately, our core values drive us to not just serve meals but to create moments of joy, connection, and lasting culinary impressions for our valued patrons.