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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 #10 of 1,244 restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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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
Neighborhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
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
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We have been to all 3 restaurants on our vacation and this one is the best of them all. The whole staff was so welcoming and warm. They made us feel like we had been there a million times before. The server Devon, was excellent! She was very helpful in helping us choose our meals. She made sure we had... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

My husband and I came in on Saturday night and had dinner for the first time. We decided to sit at the bar, what a great choice! Missy made me the BEST dirty martini I've EVER HAD! She was zooming all over the place! She is really a rocking bartender! We will be back very soon! The food was so... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I have had many great meals at Mannino's before, but when they do salmon, it is always amazing! You can't beat the specials, and of course no one can beat the She Crab Soup! The staff is wonderful, they make a point to remember you and it always feels welcoming when I walk in. Anytime anyone new moves to Virginia... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Every trip to Mannino's is enjoyable. The food is always top notch! The staff is friendly the service is great!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We were greeted warmly the minute we walked in the door and seated promptly. The hostess Devyn was a very pleasant young lady and actually remembered us from a previous visit. Our very attentive server Mirren explained the specials to us and and answered all of our questions expertly. Our choices for the evening included an appetizer of fried oysters... More

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Vallonia, Indiana
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The family and I picked this Italian restaurant for the Egg Plant parmesan, which was quite good! My daughter Sarah is expecting anytime now an thought the eggplant might help her go into labor. The food was very good, the service was excellent and the wine choices were very good. I would go back here anytime I am in town.... More

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Hampton, Virginia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I just returned from a trip. After landing at the Norfolk airport, we decided to look for dinner. She was in the mood for Italian, so we looked on TA and found Mannino's. It did not disappoint! To start with, the service was outstanding. From the time we walked in until the end, everyone was attentive, friendly,... More

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our dinner was excellent. The food was probably the best I've had in a while. Our server Erica was very knowledgable and attentive. The hostess greeted us at the door and asked if we had made reservations and when she recognized our names she immediately told me happy birthday, which was very sweet and showed they actually cared! Her name... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a local favorite, and it's easy to see why: Large portions, a marinara sauce that Mama use to make, and seafood which rivals the best crab house in town. Very family style Italian which is indeed mouthwatering. Low key, relaxed atmosphere. You just can't go wrong. When I took the first bite of their side spaghetti with that... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was our first time at Mannino's. Several friends had recommended it to us. The caprese salad with fresh mozzarella was a great starter. For our entree, we had a delicious chicken and prosciutto in a wine and mushroom cream sauce. Courtney was our server, and we couldn't have had better service. She was attentive and helped us greatly by... More

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