Mangia Mangia on the downtown Kalamazoo Mall is going through a transformation this summer, and will become a hip, big-city like restaurant/bar this fall, complete with a new name.. Mangia Mangia's owners, Emilio and Maria Dacoba, say they've already started on the project that will become a brand-new restaurant concept this Fall. The new name hasn't been made public yet.

Emilio Dacoba promises “foodies will love the new restaurant and bar concept."

The new restaurant will offer a fun, hip, “big-city” feel with a new name, new menu, no worries, and a few Italian favorites! The new restaurant will also feature two private banquet areas and continue to offer off-site catering. One of the new banquet areas will be perfect for cocktail parties, lighter fare or a work party gathering place. -Downtown Kalamazoo, Inc. press release.

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