© 2018 Mangia Cucina & Bar


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Our Story 




Chef Owner Alessandro Riccobono

Meet Chef Alessandro Riccobono, Executive Chef & Owner - born in Palermo, Sicily to a family of chefs and restaurateurs, Alessandro graduated Culinary School in 2004 and headed straight to London, England where he honed his skills in fine dining, learning techniques and rising up the ranks in some of London’s most famous kitchens. Having arrived in Vancouver in 2012, Chef Alessandro was hired as a Head Chef at Trafalgar’s Bistro in Kitsilano and following that he went to open his first bar-restaurant ‘The Hide’ at the Bentall Centre. He is also a member of  A.P.C.I. - Associazione Professionale Cuochi Italiani.

About Mangia Cucina & Bar

Mangia Cucina & Bar is cozy, casual & authentically Italian, situated in a converted heritage house in beautiful Mount Pleasant in Vancouver, BC. 

‘Mangia Cucina & Bar’ is the culmination of years of hard work and focus, where Chef Alessandro can now showcase his love for regional Italian cuisine, cook some of his favorite pasta and share his recipes with the local community. Chef Alessandro's vision is to bring the tastes of his childhood from Italy to Vancouver, while adding his own interpretation.  The menu at Mangia Cucina & Bar is an inspiration of one of the oldest, most varied, and best-loved cuisines of Europe, at once frugal and extravagant, robustly simple yet handsomely ornate. For twenty-five centuries the people of Sicily have been creating what is perhaps the basic cuisine of Europe - in the heart of the Mediterranean, influenced by the West & the East, blessed with fertile soil and a beneficent climate. Chef Riccobono uses his skills to survey the bounty of the Italian table, weaving local ingredients in a wonderfully appetizing presentation, reminiscing the warm Sicilian sunshine of his hometown.

To complete the ultimate Italian experience in Vancouver, our Wine & Bar Manager has curated for us a great selection of regional Italian wines, liquors and cocktails.

Media Features

Restaurant review: Italian food like Italians do it at Mangia Cucina and Bar

Find Italy outside Italy at Mangia Cucina and Bar on Manitoba Street in Vancouver.




Private Events


Are you looking to book a staff party?

Are you celebrating a big anniversary and would like to invite family and friends?

Maybe hosting an engagement party or a baby shower?

We have the right space for you!

Mangia Cucina & Bar is a full service restaurant with a liquor licence & we can comfortably accommodate up to 40 people for a private event.

We would like to hear from you and discuss how best to accommodate your needs.

Please send us an e-mail to info@mangiacucina.com along with your contact information

& we promise to get back to you shortly. 


Alternatively, please feel free to drop in during our opening hours,  see the space for yourselves and speak to one of our managers.

Cosy, Casual, Authentic, Italian


Regular Hours


 Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


2211 Manitoba St

Vancouver, BC, V5Y  3A3