Mangi & Bevi, Naples, Italy, 12/20/19

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Frattoria Mangi & Bevi is a small place of 2 rooms with the third room being the kitchen.  It is a bright place with no music in the background and the tables are covered with plastic.  It seemed to be mostly populated with local, regular patrons.  The floor is tile, the walls are brick and lots of old photos decorate the walls.  Not much English is spoken by the staff.   It serves good, home style comfort food.  The menu is passed out with a small card.  You write on the card what you want and turn it into the waiter.  He brings stuff out as it is ready.  Service was efficient, fairly fast and portions good sized but not huge.  Wine is available by liter or fraction of and served in pitchers with plastic cups or they have beer.  

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Frankie liked the photo
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The pasta and potatoes seemed to be one lots of people ordered.  It was creamy with several shapes of pasta in the dish.  It was fairly thick with good flavor.

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Pasta e Patate con Provola – Pasta and Potatoes
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Sauteéd peppers had both yellow and red peppers as well as some capers and olives.  It was really good.

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sauteed peppers
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Fried zucchini and eggplant were small strips of each perfectly fried.  Creamy on the inside and crisp on the outside.  They were good.

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Melanzane e zucchine in pastella – fried zucchini and eggplant
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The fritto misto had squid and little fish.  The squid was less crisp than I’d like and the fish had a ton of tiny bones, but they had wonderfully sweet meat.

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Frittura misto con calamari fritti – fried squid and fish
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Frankie eyed the fish

 

The pork chop was fairly thin yet moist on the interior.  It was tasty and tender.

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It’s not a fancy place by any means.  The bathroom had no seat on the toilet, so paper towels or toilet paper, but we got all this food and the wine for less than 20 euros.  Can’t complain.

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Frankie found the soap dispenser empty

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