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“Authentic Italian”

Mannino's Italian Bistro
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Ranked #3 of 1,435 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Nolensville, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

I went to this restaurant with my husband and several of his coworkers during a business trip. Great service and atmosphere. Food was delicious with huge portions.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Looking for a warm, inviting atmosphere and some fabulous food to share with friends?”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Wonderful service, attentive staff, and exceptional food! Mannino's has wonderful seafood and fish dishes, as well as good Italian food. It is a nice place to spend an evening with friends.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious Flavors, Fabulous Service”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

I've visiting Mannino's on multiple occasions whether a special occasion or casual dinner. The unique flavors of their meats, pastas and vegetables are unbeated anywhere else in Virginia Beach. The service has always been top notch from their recommendations to timing for bringing out each course. It is a friendly atmosphere which can be romantic for two or a nice meal for a group of friends. The food is so fresh and again I can't stress how unique the flavors are and the specials are always updating each week at least. Tina, our waitress tonight, recommended amazing zucchini and I do not ususally like this vegetable but the way it was prepared was unbeatable!

  • Visited November 2012
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Tampa, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Had a great lunch here. It was just like going back to Italy. Everyone really enjoyed their meal. They had some great pictures on their walls of Italy (we just went in September). So it was kind of fun going there. Definitely would recommend this place.

Visited October 2012
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Maryland
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Amazing service”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

We stopped into Mannino's on a rainy night, looking the worse for wear. But we were greeted and served as if we were groomed impeccably.
The service was so friendly, I was afraid that the food would not live up to the warm welcome.
There was nothing to worry about, it was all delicious. The restaurant seems to use top quality ingredients-good bread, good olive oil and balsamic.
I had a huge portion of chicken francese, perfectly cooked and tender. The chicken was topped with a mild lemon sauce, fresh mushrooms and artichoke hearts.
I skipped the side of pasta in favor of the veg of the day, asparagus cooked in a amazing broth flavored with fresh garlic. Awesome.
Dining companion had Pollo con Peperoni, a chicken parmesan in a sauce flavored with sausage, bell pepper and onions. Fresh mozzarella, Fabulous sauce, the sausage gave a fresh and wonderful flavor, but there was no greasiness.
We just had to try the homemade tiramisu for dessert. Richly satisfying, but not overwhelming,
Monday nites are bottles of wine for $9.99.
But I would go back any night.

  • Visited October 2012
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