Mangia Mangia is opening a deli!

Mangia Mangia Mobile is opening a DELI!

The grand opening is this Sunday, Dec. 15th, with snacks and fun at 8360 Clairemont Mesa Blvd suite 112, 92111, starting at noon.

Mangia Mangia Interview Exclusive

Mangia Mangia Interview Exclusive

Marko & his Mangia Mangia Mobile

Mangia Mangia was San Diego’s first Italian food truck; it opened on March 27 of this year. The affable owner, Marko Pavlinovic, took some time to answer questions for SDFT.

Why did you open a food truck?
After dreaming about having my own restaurant for many years, I saw food trucks becoming so popular that I decided to open my own food truck and make it like a little restaurant on wheels.

I was working as a waiter before I opened my own truck.  Due to economy problems, I ended up losing my job so I caught (as we say in Italy) the “bouncing ball”, and launched my truck in almost a heartbeat!

I was born and raised in Italy from a Croatian family where cooking was the major thing we were concerned about.  Life is better after a good home made meal!

What makes your truck great/unique?


CANCELLED: 8 Trucks Including Lime Truck at IKEA Mission Valley

Sorry folks, I have been told this event has been cancelled.

Lime Truck in San Diego!!! Check it out.

 Food Truck Night at AJ’s Kids Crane: 8 food trucks will convene 5-8pm Nov. 7 at IKEA Mission Valley for a Food Smackdown to raise money for children’s charities. Participating are Bitchin Burgers Food Truck, Mad Maui Hawaiian BBQ, Devilicious, Chop Soo.ey, Food Junkies, Mangiamangia Mobile, Corner Cupcakes, and Lime Truck.

More info here.

San Diego Lantern Festival = 7 trucks

San Diego Lantern Festival = 7 trucks

2011 Lantern Festival

The San Diego Lantern Festival is this weekend and some trucks will be there serving up tasty eats: Devilicious, Asian Persuasion, Food Farm, Mangia Mangia, Super Q, Two for the Road.

Dates & Times for food trucks: Friday, August 26 from 3pm-11pm. Sat & Sun 12pm-11pm.
Location: 4400 El Cajon Blvd
Admission: $5

The festival will feature carnival rides and games, the Miss Asia San Diego 2011 pageant, kids’ talent contest, a lantern parade every night, lion dance and martial arts performances, and street performances and live bands.

5 Trucks at Nat’l Homebrewers Conference June 16-18

5 Trucks at Nat’l Homebrewers Conference June 16-18

 Five food trucks will be stationed right over the footbridge behind the Town & Country Resort  in the parking lot of the Fashion Valley Mall during the National Homebrewers Conference.  Sounds like a match made in heaven. The Conference is a fun, educational gathering designed to enhance homebrewers’ brewing skills and knowledge and increase homebrewing camaraderie. (Are you trying to tell me this isn’t just an excuse to get drunk and hang out?)

These food trucks are open to the public, available daily and potentially late into the night.

  • Pierogi Truck
  • Mangia Mangia Mobile
  • Food Farm SD
  • Kiko’s Place
  • India On Wheels

Location: Avenida Del Rio, right over the footbridge behind  the Town & Country Resort and Fashion Valley Mall.
Date: June 16th -18th, 11am-Late Night

Official Event Website