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Mannino's Italian Bistro (Thoroughgood)

1608 Pleasure House Rd, Suite 103, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 (Northwest Virginia Beach)
+1 757-226-0019
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Ranked #12 of 1,245 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $40
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, 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, Café 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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English first
Seaford, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It wa our first visit to Mannino's and I wasn't sure if the Italian food would be like my Italian cooking. It was excellent!! We had scampi ala vodka sauce with spaghetti, shrimp franchese, chicken parmagiana. nice hot bread and salads. All great and the desert, tiramisu and NY cheese cake both were perfect! Holly our server was pleasant and... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

We continue to return to Mannino's because we are always pleased with the food and the service. My husbands favorite is the Pollo Giovanni however I like everything. The hostess Devyn is so welcoming and friendly, and our server Amber is a fantastic server.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I've heard the BEST comments about Mannino's, but just haven't made my way there until last night. I am so glad we finally tried this place. Holly, our server, was excellent. She recommended a red wine for me and was able to explain a few of the wine choices. I had the Pollo Giavanni which was the most delicious. Problem... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We visited Mannino's again for our anniversary. Never fails to deliver! Amber our waitress, was wonderful. She was friendly and helpful. I highly recommend the chicken parmesan. Enormous portions for great prices. Definitely one we will return to time and again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Choosing a restaurant to please 3 birthday celebrants is no easy feat. As we'd all experienced Mannino's delightful cuisine, we agreed we 'd go again as a group. I am not certain if our server was having a bad day, doesn't care for celebrating groups , or what. Mary Ellen could have smiled a time or two or even been... More

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Davie, Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We took a chance at this one...right across from where we were staying at the Sheraton Oceanfront Virginia Beach. We were seated by Heidi, pleasant and accommodating server. We were delighted with the service and the quality of the Fresh Flounder Francais. It was delich, but the topping for us, on my birthday 9/11, I had the best Tiramisu I... More

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va beach va
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We love the new location. Just what we expected…fresh, hot, delicious Italian food..attentive waiter! We are never disappointed..have been to the Thoroughgood location many times! Great martinis and nice, reasonably priced wine list. Went with friends who had never been to Mannino's…they'll be back too!

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We visited Va. Beach for the week of Labor day. This restaurant was so amazing all around that we decided to eat there 2 nights in a row. By far the best place in Va. Beach way better than the seafood restaurants w mediocre menus and food.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Again we enjoyed our meal at Mannino's with their incredible detail to everything from the fried oyster appetizer followed by an authentic Caesar salad leading up to our entrees of Pollo Giovani and Chicken Marsala. We barely had room for dessert but managed to share the Tiramisu. We want to thank the hostess, Haley for the perfect table and our... More

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Ventura, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Had a great meal during our first trip to Mannino's! New in the area and I love cooking and eating Italian food! This place did not disappoint. Got us seated quickly with a last minute phone call on a Friday night! Holly, our server, was courteous and knowledge! The sausage and peppers starter was delicious and I tried one of... More

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Additional Information about Mannino's Italian Bistro (Thoroughgood)

Address: 1608 Pleasure House Rd, Suite 103, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone Number: +1 757-226-0019
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northwest Virginia Beach
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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