| You could easily drown yourself in Marinara at
Mangia Mangia, but keep an eye on the beloved restaurant's daily
specials and you'll find all manner of Sicilian favorites. Look for the
bucatini with roasted cauliflower, pine nuts and raisins that hews as
closely to North Africa as it does to the Italian coast. Or opt for the
swordfish with grilled eggplant that's dressed with bright, acidic
you walk in, the smell of garlic makes your mouth water. One of
the two Sicilian brothers greets you at the door. The place is a
typical mom and pop restaurant, nothing too flashy other than the flat
screen playing tour videos of Italy.
miss this one-of-a-kind,
authentic Italian restaurant, owned and
operated by two brothers from Sicily. Giuseppe and Pietro Cefalu have
been making waves in Huntington Beach for years now. While the setting
and the site are casual, the food is classic Italian and the service
warm and friendly.
The Cefalus proudly serve only the freshest seafood (selected daily),
an array of pastas with mouthwatering sauces, as well as signature
eggplant dishes and a famous calamari fritti. This bustling favorite
with locals is sure to please. Reservations are recommended for parties
of four or more.
After culinary school in Italy, the Cefalu brothers worked in the
restaurant industry for years, Pietro as Head Chef of some of the
finest restaurants in Italy.
In the early 1980's the brothers brought their authentic Italian
cuisine to America, Giuseppe working on the West Coast, until finally
opening Mangia Mangia in 1987.