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Mani Osteria
Mani Osteria

Mani Osteria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maniosteria.com
  • Email: knichols@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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The food was excellent, and the wait staff was very knowledgeable and helpful!"
    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."
    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