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“Neighborhood Delight!!”

Mannino's Italian Bistro
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Ranked #14 of 1,631 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: The experienced Culinary team of Chefs John R. Mannino & John M. Mannino (Father & Son Respectively) have partnered with Sommelier Daris Gavin to open New "Olde World Style" Italian Bistros. The goal was to give patrons Great Italian food at a reasonable price point with wine choices to match. We are sure that the Mannino's Italian Bistro Family will work with great passion & attention to detail to try and ensure that our guest develop a sense of home and comfort while enjoying their dining experience. John R. spent time at many restaurants both locally (Nicholas' at the Omni, La Bella Italia, Cafe Society {Executive Chef}, Bodegas & 456 Fish) and nationally (Lacey's Restaurant/ Manhattan & East of Athens/ Long Island). John M Mannino is an Honors Graduate of Culinary Institute of America. He was the Executive Chef of Bodega & 4 5 6 Fish prior to opening Mannino's. John M also won the Inaugural 2012 Taste of Hamptonroads Iron Chef competition.
Reviewed August 31, 2018

I love Mannino's Italian Bistro and dine there often with visitors and friends. James and Diane are two of the best wait staff I have encountered, always working to ensure that we have an outstanding experience! The specials are really creative and might I add, DELICIOUS! We always look forward to the vegetables of the day as well as the best crab soup I have ever tasted. Whether it is an ordinary weekday or a special occasion, the entire staff makes sure that each meal they serve is a memorable one!!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank Catherine4721
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Forget the dated interior, go for the food and service! Mannino’s Italian Bistro Beachfront is a sit-down, full service restaurant featuring mainly house-made, authentic Italian cuisine. Our waiter, Chris, was attentive and spot on with recommendations. The she-crab soup is so phenomenal that the city reportedly quit holding contests for the best crab soup and just awarded Mannino’s the permanent title; other competitors capitulated. ;-)
We got there soon after opening at 5 PM and were immediately seated (although not the first ones there), and the tables began filing quickly.
The entrees are in the $20-$25 range, and they have a nice wine list. We ordered a carafe of Pinot Noir. We both had a cup of the excellent crab soup as an appetizer. Beezer had the Tortellini Mannino at Chris’ recommendation; excellent. I had the phenomenal Vitello & Portabella Stack with a side of spaghetti. We finished off with an order of house-made tiramisu and chocolate truffles complimented by house specialty coffees. All excellent! Large servings; great service; great food. The quality supports the price. This is a must for your Virginia Beach visit! Their reputation is well earned!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LBWiles
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Just discovered the best Italian food in Tidewater! Tastes every bit as good as eating in Italy. The bustling family atmosphere is never dull, but still allows for table conversation to be heard without raising voices. My husband is gluten free and they are very sensitive to that. We have enjoyed the 50% off wines on Monday, linguine with clams, chicken piccata, chocolate truffles (4 people can split 1 order) AND the best she-crab soup anywhere. Diane was our waitperson both times. She is very knowledgable and professional besides being super friendly. We will be back!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Linda-Lucky13
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Outstanding 5 Star Restaurant!!! Amazing Menu and priced well. Diane was excellent as our waitress, food and refreshment advisor.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank William B
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

tim and E had never been here, so we decided to take them along for some fine food and TIRAMISU to die for

lucky we had Grace for a server - kewl server too.
apps. to start........cup of crap soup for us and T &E got oyster special - OMG.

dinners.....chicken francese - chicken -sausage & peppers - chicken parmesan - caesar salad for me and i added two meatballs - all were outstanding

3 glasses of house cab.....@ 4.50 ea....wow

2 Tiramisus

bring big wallet not loaded

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank maxtheknife2012
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