Mother’s Day the Italian way

Mother's Day at Mangiasti?

A prosecco for your mamma on us!

Welcome to Mangiasti? Italian Restaurant in Roseville Chase

Treat your mamma to a delicious Mother’s Day lunch or dinner to celebrate her brilliance with the whole family. Whether you’re looking for Sunday lunch or an evening reservation, we’d love you to spoil her at Mangiasti? Her glass of prosecco is on us!

After treating your mamma to breakfast in bed, take her on an indulgent culinary adventure. Just one bite of our freshly baked Casatiello all’Aglio (bread doused in garlic) and a complimentary glass of chilled prosecco will transport her all the way to Italy, and that’s just to start.

 Lunch or dinner in Sydney’s North Shore

Just like here in Australia, Italian Mother’s Day is all about making time for your mamma. We like to show how much we appreciate all she does to make la famiglia happy. We all get together for a long leisurely meal, sharing a selection of delicious dishes over several courses. Mamma relaxes with a glass of wine and is the centre of attention.

You’ll discover our cosy restaurant in Roseville Chase is the perfect place for your relaxed and leisurely lunch or family get together over dinner and wine. Our friendly staff will make sure your mamma’s glass is always full and that she gets the full Mother’s Day dining experience, including her complimentary glass of prosecco.

 

Mangiasti's Entrance
Mangiasti's Interior
Mangiasti's Interior Upstairs

Special Mother’s Day menu

Mother's Day - Set Menu Mangiasti?

Inspired by Italian excellence and tradition, our Head Chef has put together a Mother’s Day special set menu so you can spoil her whilst enjoying the occasion yourself too. The set menu is only available on the day and has something for everyone, including your bambinos.

For $75 per person, the adults will savour from a wide selection of mouth-watering dishes on the set menu including fresh calamari, pasta, wood-fired pizza and a delicious fennel, grapefruit and pomegranate salad.

Just make sure you save room for dessert to try our Mangiasti? Tiramisù.

Your bambinos have a selection of pizza and pasta, plus a yummy scoop of gelato for just $25.

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Linguine al Cartoccio
Pizza Bologna
Linguine Caprese

Share your celebration on Instagram

We’d love to hear about your Mangiasti? Mother’s Day celebration so make sure you take a selfie with your mamma and tag us on Instagram @mangiasti_restaurant

P.s Don’t tell your mamma our spaghetti is better than hers!

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Celebrate Easter Italian-style

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Book your Easter lunch or dinner

Not sure where to eat in Sydney this Easter weekend? Come and celebrate at Mangiasti? We are a family friendly restaurant in Sydney’s North Shore, here to give you an alternative Easter meal and a well-deserved break from the cooking.

Make the most of your long weekend and join us for a leisurely lunch or dinner, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Try the Easter special, Agnello, woodfired pure Tasmanian lamb, served with soft polenta and wild porcini mushrooms.

 Our head chef’s recommendation

To start, the antipasto should be the Casatiello all’Aglio. Homemade fresh bread, doused in garlic and fior di latte, for a bold, rich flavour that sets the tone for the rest of your meal.

Then tuck into your main course, Agnello, our Easter special. This traditional dish of lamb, is slow-cooked in our oven for three hours. First the meat is braised and then baked in a rich stew in the oven to ensure that the meat is tender and full of flavour. It is served with delicate and nutty wild porcini mushrooms. Our staff will help you pair this amazing dish with a glass of our Italian or Australian red wine.

If you still have some room, definitely try our homemade Babà a boozy treat from Naples, small sponge cake saturated in syrup made with liquor. Plus why not leave the car at home so you can try Nonna’s favourite, the Amaro del Capo too?

Welcome to Mangiasti? Italian Restaurant in Roseville Chase

Our inspiration – Easter in Southern Italy

We want to paint you a picture of a traditional Easter in Calabria. It’s a family occasion that lasts for weeks in the small towns of the region. Spring is in the air and homes are stocked up with fresh fish, lamb, vegetables, and all the ingredients for soffritto – a mix of carrots, celery and onion that forms the base for many traditional Italian dishes.

Every home is baking festive treats like ciambelle (soft Italian donuts) or stocking up on colomba pasquale from the pasticcerie, while the children wait patiently to open their Easter eggs.

Welcome to Mangiasti? Italian Restaurant in Roseville Chase

How do Italians celebrate Easter Sunday?

On Easter Sunday everyone dresses up in their finest clothes, greeting neighbours loudly on the way to church. The cobbled streets are filled with chatter and the smell of lunch preparations escape from windows. After church the adults catch up over coffee and the kids run around the streets.

At lunch, Mamma is happy to see the family tucking into huge plates of food. The agnello finally comes out of the oven and red wine is poured into glasses to be savoured and enjoyed.

The family spend all day together and lunch rolls into dinner. A light dinner is suggested, but actually, it will be a freshly made lasagne which Nonna (Grandma) puts in the oven. Later, she and Nonno (Grandad) sip Amaro del Capo, a very strong liquor famously from Calabria.

The house is warm from the evening sun and Nonna is sitting back with a smile on her face enjoying the noise and commotion. This is a typical Italian family Easter.

Celebrate Easter Italian-style

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We bring this warm family feeling to our cozy restaurant in Roseville, NSW, where the sunlight streams through into the courtyard. The lunch and dinner menu has a variety of fresh antipasto, secondi, pizza and pasta and mains to choose. We have a children’s menu and a dessert menu that even the adults can’t resist!

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Linguine al Cartoccio
Pizza Bologna
Linguine Caprese
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Welcome to Mangiasti?

Welcome to Mangiasti? Italian Restaurant

Our “storia”: North Shore’s finest Italian restaurant for fresh Pasta and authentic Italian cuisine

Welcome to Mangiasti? Italian Restaurant in Roseville Chase

Welcome to Mangiasti? We are a cosy Italian restaurant in Roseville Chase, bringing culture, traditional food, and a piece of the Italian atmosphere straight from the region of Calabria to Sydney’s North Shore.

Inspired by the vibrant and historical streets of the south of Italy, our restaurant design is unique. Downstairs, the courtyard-style restaurant is warmed by the open-kitchen and wine bar. While upstairs, the lights glow in a homely dining room, inspired by our co-owner Davide’s grandma’s house.

““My nonna’s house was simple, cosy and full of atmosphere”, explains Davide. “She would always have food cooking on the fire and delicious antipasto on the table, while the children ran around and the grownups chatted. Everyone was welcome and shared in the cooking and eating.”

“That’s our goal; to give locals the full Southern Italian experience on their doorstep and create somewhere they too can catch up, share a bottle of wine, savour some homemade fresh pasta dish and just relax.”

Mangiasti's Entrance
Mangiasti's Interior
Mangiasti's Interior Upstairs

Davide, born in Rombiolo, Southern Italy, has been in Australia for 10 years. For ten years’ managing one of Darling Harbour’s busiest restaurants, his desire to open his own restaurant only grew stronger.

He worked alongside George, a Greek Australian, with strong ties to the suburb in Northern Sydney. Having formed a great working relationship, it was a natural progression to go into business together to make their restaurant dreams a reality.

“Our new restaurant may be in Roseville Chase, but it feels like a street from my village – even the sign is based on a street sign where I grew up”, says Davide. “The busy chatter, the cobbled floors, and the indoor plants climbing up the walls, all remind me of my childhood. The smell of the Linguine al Cartoccio baking in the oven reminds me of my mom’s Sunday lunch at home.”

Davide Arena
George Gevas
Davide Arena & George Gevas

George is certain that their friendship formed over a shared passion for food, which is key to the restaurant’s success. “Everybody wanted to be friends with Davide, so I had to be friends with him too”, he reminisces. “When we both realised we had the same dream, we had to open the restaurant. It has been a hard journey, doing a lot of the building ourselves, but we always had a strong vision of what we wanted to achieve.”

“I love the authenticity of our restaurant, everywhere you look, something catches your senses. The letter box, the sound of our busy kitchen,, the smell of the ragù after eight hours bubbling on the stove, and even looking up to see the decorative pigeons sitting in holes.

At Mangiasti? we have worked hard to create an irresistible menu, all made from fresh and traditional ingredients. For George it’s just one of the perks.

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Mangiasti? - Tagliatelle al ragù

“I’m surrounded by great food every day! I love the way the cherry tomatoes are simmered and the way the snapper fillet is so soft. I can’t resist the Porchetta Romana, a savory, fatty, and juicy pork belly slow cooked for twelve hours is surely the best Italian culinary tradition there is” attests George.

Our door to Italy is always open (except Mondays and Tuesdays when we rest!). Please come along with your friends and family and enjoy the rich and delicious flavours of Southern Italian cooking at its finest, in one of Sydney’s most atmospheric Italian restaurants!.

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Pizza Bologna
Linguine Caprese
Linguine al Cartoccio
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