Tutti Mangia is a very quiet quaint smallish Italian Chophouse in Clarement. Very easy to miss if you’re not looking for it. Which would be a shame because it is very good.
And did I mention small? The bar only has about 8 seats and the lounge area has an additional 4 two person tables. The restaurant itself it a bit bigger. So get there early because it does fill up. Or make a reservation via the link below.
The place itself is clean, bright and well organized, if a bit tight, with lots of windows. Overall the impression is upscale cosmopolitan and yet with a touch of romantic.
The barkeep is Phil. I can only assume he has a backup somewhere, but every time I’ve been there he’s the bar master. And rightfully so! He does a great job of mixing the cocktails. The martinis are plentiful, cold, dry, and served promptly.
Phil is the perfect barkeep: attentive, suggestive, helpful and discreet the rest off the time. And never too far away if you need a second drink. Or even a third.
For Gin Selection Tutti Mangia gets a “A”. They have a nice selection and a few examples that are just a bit different: No. 209, No. 3, Bombay Sapphire, Bombay Sapphire East, Tanqueray, Tanqueray 10, Boodles, Hendricks, Leopold’s, Sipsmith, and Hayman’s
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Tutti Mangia’s Web site: http://www.tuttimangia.com/