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“Great off the radar place but they have a Nat issue.”
Review of Mannino's Italian Bistro - CLOSED

Mannino's Italian Bistro
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed February 17, 2013

We eat at mannino's about once a month. The always have really good food and the wine choices are good and priced fairly. The only bad thing I have to say is the last three times we have eaten there we were swarmed by nats through the entire meal. They showed up as soon as the wine was poured. It also happened when we sat uotside as well. If the business would get rid of them we would dine there more often. Check your HVAC vents as there is a lot of standing moisture and they are rusting. You can tell by the ceiling tiles. Hope you guys are able to find the source.

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Thank MBR2013
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We delayed our Valentines dinner plans by one evening to spend it at Manninos. We were not disappointed. Holly was a terrific server. When she asked how our appetizers were and we showed her that they were undercooked she bent over backwards to bring it to the attention of the manager and chef. She immediately took them back, had new ones prepared, and comped us with our dessert. None of which we expected. When we attempted to decline they would not here of it. The manager even came to our table to apologize before we left. My husband had the Portabella, Veal stack with prosciutto and loved it. I had the Portabello parmigiana which was also wonderful. The sauce was bright and light and the house made Mozzarella was out of this world. We have visited the restaurant several times and have always been extremely happy and it is good to know that there are places that really care about pleasing their patrons as much as Manninos does...they are truly a dying commodity!!!!

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Thank AngOMrcy
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Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

My fellow reviewers definitely got this one right. Mannino's definitely has a very friendly laid back atmosphere with superb service that's just enough but not in your face. The fried mozz and zucchini app was fantastic and the entree was fantastic too. The caeser salad was a little over dressed but it seems like you can't get away from that these days. Overall, I highly recommend!

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Thank VaBeech
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Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

My friend recommend me this restaurant and I was not disappointed...

On Monday great special on full bottle of wine for $9.99...

Delicious crab soup...

Great shrimp diner...

Nice ambiance... Be careful if you take pictures of your food, the manager may give you a hard time ;-)

Maybe they don't want good free advertising ;-)

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Thank benoitleblanc
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Our first visit to this restaurant was superb! We took the whole gang for a family celebratory dinner and were not sure what to expect. The food was fantastic and our waitress Jeannine was attentive and personable. We were so relaxed and enjoying our evening so much, we stayed for over two hours enjoying our appetizers, main courses, desserts, and of course, the relaxing family time. It has been a long time since my whole family, all three generations of us, left a restaurant so relaxed and satisfied. Thanks Mannino's and keep up the great work!

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Thank HWK65
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