Mani Osteria
Mani Osteria

Mani Osteria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maniosteria.com/
  • Phone: 7347696700x
  • 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 7347696700x

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
WHO WE ARE
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.

RESERVATIONS
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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Mani Osteria reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.9
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (16)hot spot (11)good for groups (7)neighborhood gem (6)special occasion (5)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (4)romantic (4)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Excellent night
    UMRCE8
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I wanted to go out for my birthday and Mani was my top choice. I was worried that it was be excessively busy because it's not too big but I got a reservation. As the date approached the staff did a lot to take care of my group, upgrading the table/time, having champagne/cheese/charcuterie waiting. The food was awesome, it arrived quickly, the service was impeccable and responsive, and everyone had a great time. Without a doubt we could not have receivered better treatment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Place
    Elli
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy but fun
    BarbPL
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great time
    Chilerelleno
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 72 reviews are from the Mani Osteria reviews archive.
  • Awesome Food
    foodie
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    Susan
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    Momof4
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unique birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    Sandy
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The food was very unique and had great flavor. I especially liked the clam pizza. Will definitely go back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mani Osteria never fails to
    Andrea
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best restaurant in Ann Arbor
    twentysomething
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Place for casual dining
    Cindy
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Very nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Great pizza and salad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian style food
    Agold
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve dinner
    Papa
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    Goblue2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food was excellent, and the wait staff was very knowledgeable and helpful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for everyone
    Brighton
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • warm and vibrant
    Leese
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OK repeat visit for out-of-towners.
    outotowners
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • small business saturday
    byma
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pasta & Pizza
    Kazu
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portions TOO small
    Qwerty
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun, accommodating, and delicious!
    m5driverVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Fun, accommodating, and delicious! Truffle pizza one of the best things I've eaten ANYWHERE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    Annie
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small plate italian restaurant
    Gordo
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    Small plate italian restaurant with great food and a fun ambience. Absolutely worth a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Great goirmet pizzas. There are handcrafted pasta dishes and splendid sounding desserts; however I can never get past the pizza and arugula salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, service, and ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Energetic!
    Vitohill
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    The food was great, and the atmosphere very energetic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Family Spot
    HungryTravelersVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Charley
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    RGHoku
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Energy
    RimontskiVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Tons of small plates bursting with flavor - pizza was good although a little charred on the crust.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    MeganT
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Margherita Pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the Mushroom pizza (forgot
    Babe
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    spencerarm
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the mussels for appetizer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    Love the mussels for appetizer and the salads r great, my favorite pizza is still the Margarita....
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best in Washtenaw County
    jbird
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My negative review was not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for my daughters birthday
    CHNCVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    We went for my daughters birthday and everything was perfect, the pickled tomato appetizer is DELICIOUS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic