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Mannino's Italian Bistro (Kempsville)

4402 Princess Anne Rd Ste 107, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
+1 757-474-4446
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Ranked #2 of 1,249 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

While a bit pricey, we enjoyed our trip to Mannino's. The highlight of the meal was the appetizer, she crab soup. It had LOTS of crab and the flavor was perfecto! The rest of the meal was average and, in my opinion, not quite as good as others in the area like YNOT and Primo Pizzaria but more expensive. The... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

First we were greeted by a wonderful server, Courtney, and then started our meal with a cup of the she crab soup which was the best I've ever had! Our entree's were delicious and thoroughly enjoyed every bite. I will be going back.

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Chesapeake, VA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Am never disappointed here. Food is superb. Wife had one of the specials which she loved. Courtney was our server and is great - friendly, attentive and never allowed us to want for anything.

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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Hostesses weren't friendly at all. The waiter was the best part of this meal. He was super friendly and was always checking to see if we needed anything. Food was so so and not worth the price they charged. Location was in a strip mall but I had high hopes after reading the reviews on here. I was sadly disappointed.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I like eating at Mannino's because the food is good but it is expensive and the service is friendly but slow. I've eaten here on several occasions and it is always slow. Expect to be here a while if you eat in. I've started carrying out because the food is good and you have the wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I just wanted to take a second to say this was some of the best Italian food I have food in the seven cities. The food was out of this world and to top it off our server Roana was exceptional! She made the whole experience even better! Thank you Manninos and Roanna!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My wife took me to a surprise birthday dinner at Mannino's. We had never been, but her coworker recommended it. It was a great environment with several menu choices that we had not seen at other Italian restaurants and they were delicious. Definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

When we first arrived the atmosphere was so quaint and personal. The staff was very inviting with smiles in abundance. Our server was Diane. She knew the menu completely,even every special. I had the shrimp and grits. If you thought you didn't like grits think again. Fabulous! Diane was perfect, never a second away if we needed anything. Mannino's has... More

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STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We found Mannino's through Tripadvisor. It was our first trip to Virginia Beach but it won't be our last. Our waitress Diane was incredible!!! She helped us decide on one of the most delicious meals we have ever had and even packaged up a dessert for us when we said we couldn' eat another bite. We told her we were... More

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Hampton, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were driving back from NC, and decided to stop by this Mannino's after our excellent experience at the T-good location. All we can say, again... is wow! Our server, Diane, was quick, knowledgeable, and friendly. I had the award - winning She Crab soup. Clear to see why it consistently wins. I also had the Fried Oyster Dinner. I... More

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