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Mani Osteria

341 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-769-6700
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Ranked #10 of 506 restaurants in Ann Arbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: ANN ARBOR
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English first
Chicago
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

After reading about Mani Osteria in Food and Wine and hearing that Chef Mario Batali raved about his meal there, I convinced my husband that we had to try it on an upcoming trip to Ann Arbor even though it wasn't one of our old haunts. We are so glad that we did. We had an amazing meal and Mani... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is at least our 5th trip to Mani's and we have never been disappointed! The pizza is fabulous! It's very close to the pizza we had in Italy. This is the only restaurant I go to in the US to specifically eat pizza. The pizza isn't covered in cheese, just a few thin rounds of mozzarella, which really allows... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I've dined at Mani 3 times & have never been disappointed in the food. Highly recommend the house-made gnocchi, arugula salad and the creative & delicious pizza. Wait staff is friendly & professional. It's just the noise level that's hard to take if your plan is to enjoy hearing the dinner conversation. Tables are many & close by. All said... More

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Indiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Unique combinations of toppings, perfect sauce, excellent dough and tremendous service combine to make this a premier restaurant experience! If you are in, or even NEAR Ann Arbor, do not miss this place !!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I eat at Mani about once a month and have never had a bad dish and always have great service. Today was no except--5 people, 2 salads and 2 pizzas. The company AND the food were wonderful. My one problem is that it is noisy, but being able to hear was solved by asking for a table against the wall.... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

With our friends, we allow the person whose birthday it is, to select a restaurant where they would like to celebrate their birthday. Our friend selected Mani Osteria for the Sunday brunch. This was the first time all of us were at this restaurant. It is not your normal menu, you order the menu item that you want, three of... More

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Ann Arbor
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

and so is the atmosphere! the staff make me feel at home and very welcome. I like to sit at the upstairs bar, in the back of the restaurant, where I can watch the chefs at work and see what's coming out of the kitchen...everything looks delicious! I've liked everything I've eaten there, especially the appetizers...cauliflower: yum. octopus: yum. I... More

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Great atmosphere, fantastic service and really, really good food. Get the asparagus on the antipasti menu! The wild mushroom and ham pizza was maybe the best I've ever had. It was even great as cold leftovers the next day. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive without hovering. I would definitely recommend Mani Osteria and really hope to return on a... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I love going to Mani Osteria especially during Happy Hour. During Happy Hour, they have a nice selection of beers, wine, and appetizers available and the prices are reasonable. I believe the beers are around $3 and the wine is $4. Two of my favorite things to order are: Pickled Tomatoes and the Pepperoni Pizza. Both are highly recommended. They... More

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Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This place has an interesting menu with lots of different dishes and flavors to pick from. Service was friendly and fast despite the fact it was packed on a Friday night. Be warned - when you order the food comes out very fast so if you want to slow things down, order a dish at a time. We were encouraged... More

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