Birthday Brunch today at Cafe Mangia [someone else's birthday!]. The GPS took us for a 'scenic' ride as I did not follow a spoken command. Have passed this place a few times but never really noticed it. Mistake! What a great meal.
Both tried the Corn Chowder [$3.95] and it was fine with bacon and thyme. The birthday girl had the brunch selection of Chicken Marsala [$9.95] over Mushroom Risotto and asparagus. This was labeled delicious. I had a Mediterranean Salad [$13.90] with an interesting white balsamic vinaigrette and added a 4oz. piece of Salmon grilled to perfection and was very pleased. The salad was a little underdressed so added some more of the delicious dressing. The olives were real olives and don't say this sarcastically as I hate canned olives with my feta cheese. We shared an order of Cannoli [$6.95] which consisted of two huge pieces. The shell was much too thick but the filling was very good. The coffee is excellent and very freshly brewed.
The strength of this Cafe is not just the great food but the superb service. We were both very impressed with our servers, especially John. These people truly like what they are doing and it shows! Mom said this was one of the best meals she has had in a long time. I will definitely be back for dinner.