Mangia Brick Oven Pizza and Grill provides the perfect upscale family dining experience in Bordentown. Owner Stephen Carroll provides quality food and quality products in a setting where customers immediately feel like family.

“Our staff is trained to be friendly and open. They get to know customers on a personal basis. That’s how I was raised in a big Italian family. My mother is one of 13 children.” Stephen’s family has been in the food industry for more than 70 years. Growing up his family owned many supermarket businesses in Brooklyn, New York. “Later on I learned the business from my seven uncles, my cousins, grandmother, and grandfather. I grew up in the family supermarket.” Stephen and his family had an Italian restaurant on 18th Avenue for more than 14 years as well.

Stephen believes in serving quality food and quality products, some of which come from 18th Avenue suppliers in Brooklyn. These include his homemade pastas, brick oven bread, and desserts. His three important qualities to a successful restaurant include a good pomodoro sauce, quality, tender veal, and homemade brick oven bread. Mangia offers all of that, and much more.

Together with his partners, Sal Saladino and Vincent Minerva, Mangia has been in the Acme Shopping Center on Dunn Mills Road in Bordentown for the past seven years. They took over the store next to them three years ago to provide a larger location with more seating for their customers. With that change, they are able to provide inside catering for up to 100 people in a private dining room.

In addition to providing in-house catering for bridal showers, wedding showers, communions, baptisms, and graduations in their private room, Mangia provides off-premises catering seven days a week at your home, office, or other location of your choice.

“I keep learning in this industry. We are always trying to better ourselves, to go forward and make your dining experience a positive one,” adds Stephen. “We are here to stay. We are here to continue to provide good food and a fun atmosphere.” As part of their fun atmosphere, Mangia offers live entertainment by singer Susan Evans on select Saturday evenings each month.

This spring, Mangia will unveil a new menu, complete with new items. Call now to make your Mother’s Day reservations.

Mangia Brick Oven Pizza and Grill, 262 Dunns Mill Road, Bordentown 08505. Hours: Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday 12 to 9 p.m. 609-298-7499.