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A new cafe from the owners of Paesanos is scheduled to go into the old Java City spot at 19th and Capitol by the end of the month.
Mangia – Italian for “eat” – is going to be a different concept from Paesanos, with counter service and an assortment of coffee drinks, sandwiches, salads and other food items, Director of Operations Dana Scarpulla said.
“We have some Italian-inspired eating, but it will be eclectic,” she said, adding that menu development just began, so there aren’t more details available yet.
The eatery will open early in the morning and serve coffee, breakfast sandwiches and pastries as well as lunch and dinner.
“We hope to bring the early-morning coffee for the people who are used to Java City being there,” she said.
The atmosphere will be casual, and there is currently no final word on how many people it will be able to seat. Job interviews are currently under way, and Scarpulla said about 15-20 employees will be hired.
The Sacramento Press will follow up when more information becomes available.