And while the performance wasn't perfect, assistant coach Edwards was happy enough with his side's start to their Pool 2 campaign.
"It was about getting five points, improving our performance and getting a number of guys more game time. We achieved that so we're pleased," said Edwards after the Dragons repeated last season's group wins over the Italian outfit.
"In terms of getting maximum points out of the game, it was job done. Individual performances pleased us. We put some new guys out there and they stepped up and played for their shirts. That's what we're trying to get to - a really competitive squad.
"It's given us some selection headaches and that's' what we needed. We're in a pretty healthy place as a squad - we haven't got a lot of long-term injuries so we've got a lot of players to pick from. Those are the headaches we want and we need because we've got a tough batch of games now, starting with Bath."
The Dragons head to The Rec next Saturday for what is already being billed as a crucial pool fixture after the English side beat Bordeaux-Begles at the Stade Chaban Delmas 24 hours after Edwards and co had set the pace.
Edwards knows a far stiffer challenge awaits in the West Country but, although he admits improvements will need to be made, the former Saracens, Bedford, London Welsh, Newport, London Irish and Leeds scrum-half is confident the Dragons can repeat their summer success over Gary Gold's side.
"Playing against Mogliano did throw up some questions - we answered some of those with some good bouts of play but in other areas we were pretty disappointed not to score more points. We had a lot more chances than you normally get and we need to convert those when we get to the really tough matches," added Edwards.
"It's great to play Saturday afternoon rugby in Bath. It's a great place to go and we're looking forward to that.
"The Bath squad on paper and the start they've had to the season is nothing to be taken lightly. I know all the coaches there and I'm sure our pre-season game still hurts them, too. We bill pre-season fixtures as friendlies but I'm sure they didn't walk away thinking that.
"That doesn't mean anything in terms of Saturday but it has given us a glimpse of each other first hand. When you do normal analysis, you're doing it off a TV screen so watching the game live will have triggered some thoughts for both teams.
"They've worked hard at having a big scrum and a driving lineout and they have got some serious individuals to score tries. Putting down that platform makes them dangerous opposition.
"I believe we can score points. We need more ball than them and we'll see how dangerous we can be. That's what turned the game in pre-season. Let's get as much possession as we can and enforce our game on them.
"We've certainly come a long way but we've still got a long way to go. We've come on well, won two big games against Ulster and the Scarlets which could have gone either way so mentally we've been in tough battles right through to 80 minutes and we're going to need that next week."