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“Great restaurant choice for Virginia Beach's Restaurant Week or anytime!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mannino's Italian Bistro - CLOSED

Mannino's Italian Bistro
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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.
Chesapeake, Virginia
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“Great restaurant choice for Virginia Beach's Restaurant Week or anytime!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

We originally had a reservation at another VA Beach restaurant for Restaurant Week that we had been wanting to try. However, Mannino's menu and TA Reviews drew us in, so we cancelled the other reservation and were able to get a reservation for Saturday evening.

We were greeted and seated promptly. Our server, Holly, promptly greeted us at our table and shared information about the menu and wine specials for the evening. My husband and I ordered from the $30 dinner menu, each choosing different items from the three courses. Everything recommended by Holly was spot-on and was enjoyed by both of us.

The service throughout the meal was attentive and all staff we encountered were friendly. As with most tables, the large portions required boxing of leftovers. No complaints about that!

Prior to leaving, Marcus (the Manager) checked on us to make sure we enjoyed our meal. It was a very enjoyable meal and we knew we had made the right choice in selecting this restaurant for our evening out.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Egret1986061
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Virginia Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Try their delicious She Crab soup made with Marsala wine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Very good to excellent food with always outstanding service. Their apple gorgonzola salad is amazing. Their lasagna can feed two (huge) and is outstanding. Area, award-winning She Crab soup made using Marsala wine. Order a cannoli after your meal. Consistently high quality.

  • Visited January 2013
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Every course was excellent and Holly (our Server) was exceptional. We tried the Chicken Frances and the Tortellini Mannino's as our main courses. The bread is sort of an Italian Sourdough and you can't keep your hands off it. The Triamasu and the Cannoli were the real thing and scrumptious. Highly recommended to all.

  • Visited January 2013
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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30 reviews
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“Great Spot for Virginia beach Restaurant Week”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Visited Mannino's last night for about the 5th time. As always the service was excellent ( Good job Holly!!). The service was friendly and expeditious. Holly recommended a wine which was reasonably priced and enjoyed by all . As it was restaurant week in VB there was a 3 course fixed price menue at the $20 and $30 levels. Both were tempting with multiple choices. We all chose the $20 version and I had the pasta selection which was rich but wonderful!
As mentioned in another review the crab soup was great and this is a town with many crab soup opportunities!
Don't miss wine night on Monday nights!

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank ULKYDOG
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Fantastic meal and excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Have to try the crab soup, absolutely the best we ever had! All of our food was delicious and the service and friendly nature of the staff was exemplary. Our waitress was Holly, and she was very attentive and helpful.

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