189-191 Duckworth Street, Darwen BB3 1AU
“Welcome to the godfather pizza house! The Godfather is a thriving business in the center of Darwen with a restaurant and takeout . The Godfather was formed back in the early 90`s We since have grown to become one of the leaders in perfect pizza...” more...
4 reviews of Mangiamo in English
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Charming, low-key setting just off Bolton Rd. I can’t really fault this place.
It does everything well - but not outstandingly well. A friendly sort of place, popular with the locals prone to being serenaded by La Dolce Vita (and given the hard working nature of the folk here, boy do they deserve it).
My one gripe will be its lack of regional variety -a lot of the dishes are very red and “tomato-esque” and do not explore the rich culture of Italian cuisine.
But perhaps I’m being a tad over-critical - like being invited to eat at your auntie’s and complaining that she didn’t cook absolutely everything you wanted.
After all, the dishes may be unadventurous, but at least they are cooked to order and well presented.
It’s hard to pick holes in a place that is reliable and offers decent food and treats you like family.
Service is always with a smile, served by handsome Cristiano Ronaldo types, well dressed and generous with the parmesan and pepper (and infinitely less arrogant).
I did like the dessert selection - an ecclectic choice that draws its inspiration from all over the world. In the end it was a toss-up between the Pavlova and the traditional home-made apple crumble (I settled for the latter). Delicious.
In summary, decent but unspectacular. Its motto would be “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
A pleasant culinary experience.
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