Mangia, Mangia!

By Melanie Garcia
garmelanie@gmail.com

When I think of pasta, pizza and meatballs on the go, I think of one amazing food truck. After visiting Mangia Mia, which translates to “eat mine” in Italian, I wanted to eat mine, his and hers, and everything else on the menu!

The owners of this popular food truck, who operated several businesses in the Miami area, decided it was time for their traditional family recipes to hit the road. On the menu you’ll find a variety of Italian classics, such as Chicken Parmesan ($10-$13), Spaghetti and Meatballs ($5-$9) and Arancini ($6).

But it’s the wide selection of meatballs that make this truck a stand out. They offer three homemade meatball selections: The Mangia Ball (all beef), the Fowl Ball (all chicken) and the Veg’ta Ball (lentil-based with veggies). And you can choose which way you want your meatballs prepares. For instance, the Grinder brings sauce and melted mozzarella served on a 7″ toasted baguette ($9); the Smasher comes with mozzarella, and sauce smashed and grilled between garlic butter toast ($8) and the Commando, meatballs without the bread and choice of sauce ($8). All the delicious sauces (Classic Marinara, Garlic Parmesan and Pesto) are homemade, so your dish is authentic Italian at its best.

Make it a combo for $13, which includes a drink and amazingly crisp and flavorful garlic French fries tossed in freshly-sautéed garlic with extra virgin olive oil and a special house spice mix. These fries are finger-licking good!

I loved the Smasher Mangia Ball, a combination of soft garlic butter toast pressed against the homemade meatballs with the scrumptious sauce. And every time I took a bite, melted cheese oozed out and added flavor and fun to this amazing sub.

If you stop by Mangia Mia, remember to ask about the daily specials – anything from pasta to lasagna to baked ziti!

For dessert, balls are once again on the menu. The Chocolate Balls are hand rolled brownie dipped into a hard chocolate shell ($2), while the Schweddy Balls, inspired by an iconic SNL skit, are made with the same brownie dough dipped into a hard chocolate shell, but this time topped with ground pretzel ($2).

I went for the traditional Tiramisu ($4). I don’t make this claim often, but it was the best Tiramisu I’ve ever had. It was perfect, made the old-fashioned way with ladyfingers dipped in coffee and mascarpone cheese, dusted with cocoa powder.

Bravissimo to the folks at Mangia Mia from the food truck lovers at GreatFoodList.com!

Prices range from $2 – $13.

Catering: Patrick and Kimberly Murdock – mangiamiami@gmail.com
Telephone: (786) 459-7467

Visit them online, at www.mangiamiami.com
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