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Mani Osteria
Mani Osteria

Mani Osteria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maniosteria.com
  • Phone: (734) 769-6700
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm;
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Friday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm;
    Happy Hour: Tuesday - Friday: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Bar Area)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Brendan McCall
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The TAVOLLA NONA is semi private dining area perfect for groups of 10 – 16 people. In this room, we offer a family style tasting menu that includes many of our house specialties, for all to share. This is a great room for social gatherings or business entertaining
  • Private Party Contact: Adam (734) 769-6700

Getting there

  • Cross Street: ANN ARBOR
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are a number of available locations to park. We recommend street parking or you can park in one of the near-by lots. The closest is located on Washington Street between State and Division.

    The price to park is $2 after 3:00p.m. and free on Sunday.
A word from Mani Osteria
We are an independently owned, family friendly restaurant, specializing in artisanal pizzas and creative Italian dishes prepared in wood-burning ovens. We believe that when you dine out your experience should be fun, and our style of service sets that tone. Our menu is composed of small plates designed to be shared with your family and friends.

We take advance reservations for parties of 6 or more. Please note that not all of our large tables are displayed online, so please contact us to check for additional availability. We will do all we can to accommodate your group. As a convenience, for parties with fewer than 6 guests, call us when you are 20 minutes away and we will gladly add your name to our Guest List. If there is a wait, you will be guaranteed a place on the Guest List at the time of your call. Unfortunately, we are able to hold your place on the list for only 20 minutes.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "My friends and I decided to try Mani Osteria and all 8 of us were pleasantly surprised with everything! From the wine to every dish we ordered. Calamari was amazing, the octopus, meatballs, 2 different pizzas and a few other dishes were all a big hit and we all shared! Our Server Sean (Shawn) sp? Was very patient with us when we were indecisive :) We even stayed after we paid the check and decided to have one more drink together."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Small plates good for sharing. We ordered a bit of everything and it was all good. Service was attentive. Very noisy and crowded. Hard to hear our companions. I would go back in a weekday perhaps to try again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Mani is one of our top go-to spots in Ann Arbor. It's always great food and great service. For a large family group, it is easy to share the pizza and pasta dishes, thus able to try a wide variety of their delicious food. I recommend trying some of the unique pizza combinations as well as the traditional margherita."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our dinner. We had 4 different pizzas and one pasta dish. Everything was amazing. We all shared and everything tasted great. The service was good as well."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We went to Mani for Easter brunch -- 7 people including a 4-yr old. Open Table had booked us into the bar area with high-top tables and high stools but the restaurant was very accommodating and moved us so our 4-yr old could sit comfortably. Brunch was combination of regular-menu pizzas and high-end brunch items. The table received a basket of bread with wonderful scones. Two of our party had craft cocktails that they pronounced as excellent. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Mani Both times service and dining experience were top notch. Each food item would taste even more amazing last. We all left complete ! Vegetarian and carnivorous friends enjoyed there meals. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "perfect birthday celebration with my girlfriends! relaxed yet special atmosphere with outstanding food. waiter recommended family style so we ordered 6+ brunch items and ate every crumb. we are a group of diverse tastes that included vegetarian, and there was something delectable for every one of us. comfortable - we could hear each other, and talked and ate with abandon for two hours. oh, did i mention the bloody marys?! everything i needed in a drink to start my birthday - familiar and interesting concoction of ingredients, embellished with unique and exciting garnishes. i have appreciated mani since it opened for its great food, big city/cozy italian neighborhood atmosphere, friendly bar - sunday brunch now added to list of favorites!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The food was very unique and had great flavor. I especially liked the clam pizza. Will definitely go back again"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Mani Osteria never fails to impress me. The food is always fresh, delicious, and different. I like going to this restaurant with only one or two people because with larger groups, it tends to be a bit too noisy. Service was good and I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I've lived in Ann Arbor for 3 years, and Mani's has always been my favorite restaurant. All of the food--especially the pizza--is delicious (I especially recommend the tomato appetizer). The only down-side is that you can't make reservations for groups less than 6, and on weekends the wait can be very long (utilize the call ahead policy). If Mani's fixed the reservation policy, it would literally be the perfect restaurant."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Very nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Great pizza and salad."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "We were a group of six for brunch. We read the Detroit News article about the pizza being the best in Michigan and have to agree! Other brunch items, truffle toast and eggs Amartriciana were equally fantastic. Great white sangria. The restaurant was very full, so clearly the word is out that Mani is a great place to dine. Can't wait to try lunch and dinner!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Went with a party of six for New Years Eve. Ordered many dishes to share with help from the waiter food came out at a good pace and everything was excellent."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was excellent, and the wait staff was very knowledgeable and helpful!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Mani Osteria serves Italian inspired small plates. Every item we ordered was unique and delicious. Surprisingly, the pizza was several of our group's favorite item. It is difficult to make pizza special but Mani Osteria succeeded."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The pizzas, especially the buretta pizza, were spectacular. The salads were spectacular also. Service was friendly, helpful, completely patient and happy to assist us with all our our questions. They were a wonderful part of our company lunch. The pizza ovens were really neat to see. Provided a warm feeling to see them blazing away with real fire. It was also cool to see the wood stacked up under the bar counter. It is all very authentic and heartfelt to the core. The only minus was the pizza crust was a little too salty, and the place was a little too noisy, It would be really nice to have something softer on the floor or walls to make it feel cozier."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "We'd been here before and chose Mani again for the end of our Thanksgiving visit-an early dinner after the OSU game. They only take reservations for 6 or more, which is a drag. We scared up my son's roommate to make our group 6. Calamari nice, and the mussels were the best I've had anywhere in a while. Husband had the octopus appetizer and thought it was a little skimpy-he ordered it for his main course with a salad. My daughter's pappardelle Bolognese was good but a little too salty. I had the pizza with pistachios and other stuff. Lots of pistachio bits and nothing to glue them to the pie with. They mostly fell off, which was ok because there were too many. Food came out at different times - ugh - being busy isn't a good excuse for that."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Great food and service. We ate early {4:45), so the main crowd was not in yet. Great service at this time of day. Charcuterie board and pizzas were very tasty."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "MANI has limited number of menu for both pasta and Pizza, However both those are very good. Especially the pasta itself and pizza dough are outstanding. Most of typical restaurant serve over cocked pasta and it is really disturb me, but MANI never disappointed me."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Mani has many interesting menu items and seem reasonably priced, about $15 for an entree. However, the portions are VERY small. One pasta entree will not even fill you up, yet it doesn't come with salad, soup, or even bread on the side. I really thought it would even be big enough to share with another person, as pasta dishes are usually good-sized at most any Italian restaurant. But it came out looking like just a half portion.The pizza looked good, and might be worth it, considering the unusual toppings. The pizza looks to be about a thin crust medium size, and also runs about $15. So, I'd say if you're really looking forward to a tasty, filling meal, if you go to Mani, maybe you should get the pizza--I hope it's as good as it looks."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Fun, accommodating, and delicious! Truffle pizza one of the best things I've eaten ANYWHERE."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "We had a lovely time. From wait staff to bartender - all were extremely friendly and intent on serving us well. Food was prompt and delicious. The only thing is that it is extremely noisy thus making it difficult to talk to everyone at the table. Add some noise dampening and this restaurant gets an A plus!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Small plate italian restaurant with great food and a fun ambience. Absolutely worth a try!"
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "Great goirmet pizzas. There are handcrafted pasta dishes and splendid sounding desserts; however I can never get past the pizza and arugula salad."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "We had reservations and although we arrived early, we were greeted amd seated immediately. Our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. We started with a version of tempura veggies with caramelized lemon, and smoked salmon. The tempura veggies were a surprisingly light with a taste of caramelized lemon. Delicious! The smoked salmon was served with finely minced egg and capers. It was lovely. For dinner we shared a pepperoni pizza which had a several defined flavors that was fantastic. The bay scallops and vermicelli was perfect as was the veal and pasta dish. For dessert, the raspberry gelato and tiramisu were at hit. The raspberry flavor was intense and the tiramisu had well defined flavors and textures."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "The food was great, and the atmosphere very energetic."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "We planned a family farewell to summer dinner at Mani Osteria and were delighted with the evening. The appetizers, especially the mussels were as good as they get, and one pizza ended up satisfying six of us by the time we finished the apps. We were there on a lively Friday evening and it was a bit hard to hear anyone but the person next to you. Otherwise, it was a perfect outing."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "Started with very friendly staff who easily accommodate our large group including children. Nice selection of beer and wine. It seems we ordered one of everything so tried many pizza and pasta dishes. All were very good. Pastas were reminiscent of dishes we had in our many trips to Italy"
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "The food was great and the ambiance of the place was very cool but we only had five in our group and our meals came out in three separate deliverys over an uncomfortable length of time. Three of us had pasta dishes and server could not help with wich person ordered each dish. Last time it was just two of us and we sat at the bar and it was perfect because we shared everything."
    Dined on 8/1/2013
  • "We come to Ann Arbor once a year for the Art Festival, and try to eat here at least twice. Everything we have had is excellent, especially the pickled tomatoes. Also, the staff is great, from the hosts to the servers and food runners. Our server Amy even remembered us from the year before. She is the best!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "Tons of small plates bursting with flavor - pizza was good although a little charred on the crust."
    Dined on 7/6/2013
  • "Mani is a wonderful restaurant for any occasion...a date, special occasion, with a group or the entire family. The food is the best in Ann Arbor, nothing around can even come close. The menu is always evolving and keeps you on your toes. We've literally never had a bad meal or service there. I'm always recommending it to any one I know."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "Many in my party remarked that the margherita pizza took them back to pizza last tasted in the countryside outside Sorrento at http://www.igiardinidisorrento.it"
    Dined on 6/23/2013
  • "Loved the Mushroom pizza (forgot the listed name. Had egg on top) Fish dish was Excellent! enjoyed your use of spices in the different dishes. It was nice to have choices to choose from that were different from other restaurants in town"
    Dined on 6/15/2013
  • "Every bit as good as the critics said! Pizzas are creative and delicious. Salads fresh with simple but flavorful dressings. Homemade pastas were wonderful. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/25/2013
  • "Love the mussels for appetizer and the salads r great, my favorite pizza is still the Margarita...."
    Dined on 4/25/2013
  • "I love this place. The food is unique and delicious. We were afraid to go there when it first opened because we have a toddler and when you walk or drive by, it doesn't appear to be kid friendly (white table clothes, high top tables, glasses on the table). Finally my partner went with a friend for lunch and stated that it she thought our daughter would be fine there for dinner. I called and asked for a high-chair. When we finally went, there were three other toddlers there, so we fit right in. And, we all LOVED the food. Can I please have some more of EVERYTHING there. Drinks are great too!"
    Dined on 4/21/2013
  • "My negative review was not for the restaurant, but for the Opentable reservation. I missed two very important dinner reservations even though I had email conformations from Opentable. I will now be calling to speak with the restaurants directly instead of using this feature."
    Dined on 4/4/2013
  • "We went for my daughters birthday and everything was perfect, the pickled tomato appetizer is DELICIOUS!"
    Dined on 3/27/2013
  • "We went for an office March birthday celebration with a party of 10. Service was slow, but the food was great! This place works well with groups - she even split our bills!"
    Dined on 3/22/2013