751 Hanover Place
Phone: (317) 581-1910
Locally owned and operated since 1997, Mangia! is a cozy and romantic Italian restaurant. It is currently open daily for dinner (except Sunday) at its current location at 116th Street and Rangeline Road in Carmel. It will relocate to its new location in Carmel City Center in mid-November where it will expand to offer lunch daily. The new location will allow for an expanded wine list due to the built-in wine cellar and additional outdoor seating in the warmer months.
When Lee Tyler purchased the restaurant from the Pizzi family eight years ago, he vowed to uphold the same tradition of excellence as the previous owners. He has kept the old northern Italian family recipes and even the original chef, Raul Tarango-Velasquez, remains at Mangia!.
“One of the best compliments I have received was when a couple who had been coming here since it was owned by the Pizzi family told me that the quality was still exceptional,” said Lee.
Lee is the face of the restaurant and he is there daily. To Lee, his customers are celebrities. Unlike many restaurants that display photos of famous people who may have stopped in once, Lee’s wall of fame features photos of his most regular customers to show his appreciation.
Lee is excited to be a part of Carmel City Center and to offer dining before and after events at The Center for the Performing Arts.