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Mangia Pizza, Brookline (Village)

galleygirl Nov 23, 2009 05:41 AM

I always buy slices here, as a treat to myself...IMHO (only mine, I stress) it's second only to the original Regina's...I stopped for some slices Sat.night, and they were sold out. They offered to make me a pie in 6 or 7 minutes. Yeah, right...
I got their Pizza Bianco, one of my faves, pesto, cheese, lotsa garlic.and cubed tomatoes. As promised, from the time I got out of my car, to the moment I slid the box, with its still bubbling pie into the back seat, it was 10 minutes...And man, was it good. I've never ordered a whole pie from there, but I certainly will frequently from now on...It was as good as mine!

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  1. Science Chick RE: galleygirl Nov 23, 2009 06:31 AM

    Based on your recommendations, GG, I tried a slice a few weeks back. It was spectacular. Heads up......there is a groupon offer for Mangia today on Facebook. $10 for $20 worth of Mangia goodness!!! It's only for the South End location though (dang!).

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      chuck s RE: galleygirl Nov 23, 2009 07:04 AM

      Yes I do whole pies on occasion inc.luding the bianco. I do worry about getting it across Beacon St. while it is still hot.

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        galleygirl RE: chuck s Nov 23, 2009 07:07 AM

        Make sure you have fresh horses....

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        chuck s RE: galleygirl Feb 2, 2012 04:23 AM

        Stopped in recently for a slice. Seems different. Has there been a change in ownership?

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          Science Chick RE: chuck s Feb 2, 2012 09:19 AM

          Could you elaborate?

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            Trumpetguy RE: chuck s Feb 2, 2012 09:20 AM

            I heard there was an ownership change a while back...

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              quirkydeb RE: Trumpetguy Feb 4, 2012 06:09 AM

              Thanks for coming up with an explanation for its decline. They used to use sliced Italian sausage, but switched to the gross crumbles. The menu STILL says sliced Italian sausage on the Calabrese. We e-mailed them about this, but never received any response.

              And overall, just not very tasty anymore (we used to love it).

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                Science Chick RE: quirkydeb Feb 5, 2012 02:09 PM

                Wow, bummer.....

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