“Good value, quality food!”
When you walk in, the smell of garlic makes your mouth water. One of the two Sicilian brothers greets you at the door. The place is a typical mom and pop restaurant, nothing too flashy other than the flat screen playing tour videos of Italy. The menu has the basics but the daily specials posted on the wall are of interest, as well. I had a rolled swordfish stuffed with an eggplant mixture with a citrus sauce, my wife had the salmon with a creamy pesto sauce (mmmm). The serving staff are always willing to give you great suggestions on the menu. Good value, quality food. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind, authentic Italian restaurant, owned and operated by two brothers from Sicily. Giuseppe and Pietro Cefalu have been making waves in Huntington Beach for years now. While the setting and the site are casual, the food is classic Italian and the service warm and friendly. The Cefalus proudly serve only the freshest seafood (selected daily), an array of pastas with mouthwatering sauces, as well as signature eggplant dishes and a famous calamari fritti. This bustling favorite with locals is sure to please. Reservations are recommended for parties of four or more. After culinary school in Italy, the Cefalu brothers worked in the restaurant industry for years, Pietro as Head Chef of some of the finest restaurants in Italy. In the early 1980's the brothers brought their authentic Italian cuisine to America, Giuseppe working on the West Coast, until finally opening Mangia Mangia in 1987.
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- Sat: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Tue - Fri: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Mon: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
- Sun: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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