Mangia Pizza is some of the best pizza in Austin, but every time I speak the name, someone tries to correct my pronunciation. Fed up with having to defend how I pronounce my pizza, I emailed Sherry Russell, Department Coordinator/Accounts Receivables Manager and Corporate Office Administrator of Mangia Pizza.
I just wanted to suggest that you tell us somewhere on your website exactly how to pronounce “Mangia.” Is it “mahn-gee-uh?” “Mahn-juh?” “Mann-gee-uh?” I have had several fights with friends over this and I would love to know the correct pronunciation.
Sherry wrote me back the next day:
Hi there Christine!
The way to properly say it is “mon-juh.” It means “eat” in Italian.
Hope you succeed in your battle.
And now, thanks to Sherry, we know beyond the shadow of a doubt how to pronounce “Mangia.” Which is, of course, how I thought it was pronounced all along.