About

" Access to authentic, quality, honest food is a human right'. 

 Angela Villella,  Si Mangia Food Products

Following the success of Mangia! Mangia! cookbooks, Angela instinctively knew there is a  demand for authentic home-made traditional southern Italian foods such as passata, sugo (pasta sauce),  olives, home-made pasta etc. 

With the older generation passing,  Nonna is no longer around to make the annual passata, cure  the 'to die for' olives or bake the much loved almond biscotti that hit the spot. This yearning for authenticity was a constant  from readers of  Mangia! Mangia! cookbooks.
Imported Made in Italy foods, on the whole, don't quite cut it, and the variety found at large supermarkets, well, we don't even go there, especially when it comes to pasta sauces and olives. 
We have reached a point in the global food chain, where the  industry replaces quality and taste and in many cases ethics, for profit. Local is best. 
 
So,  passionate about keeping food real, Angela set out to fill this void.
Converting her mum's garage in Reservoir, Melbourne (the heart of Melbourne's Italian community ) into a commercial kitchen;  Si Mangia was born.
Together with her mum, Nonna Rosa, Angela makes all Si Mangia products the traditional way. No corners are cut. No additives are used.
Si Mangia winds back the highly processed  food chain to a time when food was, simple, honest and above all, tasty. 
All Si Mangia food products are made Nonna's Way and guarantee a buon appetito!