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Mannino's Italian Bistro
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Ranked #6 of 1,555 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Reviewed July 11, 2014

We are calamari lovers and had heard Manninos had the best. It was my birthday and we decided to try them. We made reservations and were seated immediately. Our server was Courtney and she was very knowledgable and very pleasant. We started out with a very good Pinot Grigio and ordered the fried calamari for our appetizer. Another server brought us bread and dipping oil. OMG when the calamari arrived the platter was filled. We order this everywhere we go so we can find the best. It was bellisimo! The absolute best and the marinara was as good. This is now our number 1 favorite can't imagine anyone topping this. My husband ordered frutta da mari in a tomatoe broth that couldn't be topped as was the same for my shrimp francese. We will definitely go back.

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5  Thank Linda A
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

Went to this place based on reviews from trip advisor....food was phenomenal, a must try if you like Italian. Service was good too, waitress was attentive and pleasant. You won't be disappointed.

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2  Thank Johnnie M
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Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

The soup made my day, it was pure heaven for my taste buds. The classy waiters made me feel like I was a real princess. The lasagna was of the highest quality and came with it's own doily. The bread really made the meal feel whole, I wish there was more! Mannino's was a pure delight to eat at!

3  Thank Jamey J
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Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We made reservations for our anniversary.. seem like a nice place to have dinner. . We arrived were seated right away. . The place was half empty; the tables by us were being served by two different waitress. . But we were not served.. we were not even looked at for over 25 mins. Not sure if it was a race issue since my boyfriend & I are Hispanic or what but we're treated as if we were invisible. We decided to leave got up & walked by the hostess whom seated us who seemed not to notice we were even leaving. Horrible experience.

9  Thank Liza F
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went here for dinner and the food was wonderful... The staff was friendly and the food came hot and fresh. The one thing that I was not so impressed with was hot tightly cramped we were in the restaurant. The tight space will not stop me from coming back in the future.. I just wanted anyone reading my review to know is is not spacious at all...

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Thank BigWash
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