Mangiasti? Or “have you eaten?” is the greeting any guest hears when visiting family or friends in Italy, and is the namesake of authentic Southern Italian eatery, Mangiasti? in Roseville, Sydney. Exceptional food by renowned chef Mario Percuoco is just half of the restaurant’s charm; the décor, welcoming vibe, wine list and smells will make you feel like you’re in Italy’s south, without having to leave the country.


Recently Sydney Social 101 popped into Mangiasti? for a long Sunday lunch.  We were warmly welcomed into the sun drenched courtyard style dining space by the super friendly staff. We started with a round of refreshing and strong Aperol spritz while we  looked over the authentic Southern Italian menu. To start we had the Burrata Parmigiana served with salsa di pomodoro, San Marzano DOP and friend eggplant and also the super refreshing and summery Watermelon Salad with goat cheese, mint, cherry tomatoes and aged balsamic malasses.

For mains we shared the Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia- incredible squid ink black pasta served with shark bay crab meat and lashings of olive oil and also the delicious baramundi with cherry tomatoes and an incredibly flavorsome sauce. Other delicious items on the menu include the Gnocchi Burrata with rocket pesto zucchini flowers, EVO and fresh burrata; the Linguine al Cartoccio with fresh W.A. scampi and fresh local mixed seafood baked in a parcel and the House Rolled 12 hours slow cooked Pork Belly with mixed micro leaves salad.

For dessert we shared the Ferrero Rocher Semifreddo which was beyond incredible, full flavored and moreish. We definitely should have ordered a plate each- they were that good!


Mangiasti? is a eatery that will engage and excite all your senses.  Perfect for long lunches with family or evening meals with friends, Mangiasti? will leave you with a full belly, a warm heart and a keen desire to return asap!

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