Mannino's Italian Bistro - Oceanfront
Mannino's Italian Bistro - Oceanfront

Mannino's Italian Bistro - Oceanfront

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.manninositalianbistro.com/
  • Phone: 7573902580
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am-4:00pm
    Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm-1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: John M. Mannino
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Plated Service, Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations, or DIY with our Pans To Go!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 35th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Limited spaces in garage - entrance on 35th Street.
A word from Mannino's Italian Bistro - Oceanfront
Mannino's Italian Bistro is an upscale casual restaurant offering "Olde World" Italian cuisine infused with updated New York stylings, an extensive wine list, and a full bar selection.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Mannino's Italian Bistro - Oceanfront reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (14)good for groups (14)kid-friendly (12)notable wine list (12)special occasion (10)romantic (6)great for lunch (5)late-night find (5)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great Place for a good meal
    Submariner
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a nice dinner here. The food was good, service great . The portions were over sized ,but had take out for the next day. Close to plenty of hotels and the beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian south of the Mason/Dixon
    Tedeats
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Coming from the north where most Italian restaurants are still family run by the original family, we are spoiled by the taste and ambience of Italian restaurants. Mannino's looks like your typical oceanfront food joint. But, if you close your eyes you are not sure if you are in Virginia or in Boston. The owner gave it a nice touch by coming around to each table and asking the diners how they enjoyed their meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New and evolving
    KenS
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We realize that Mannino's has taken over a previous restaurant's location at the Oceanfront, and that upgrading the decor will be an off-season project. The food at each of Mannino's locations is always fresh and high-quality, but the portions don't seem to be as abundant as the prices. Admittedly, I had one of the specials, but four scallops over a small portion of linguini didn't seem like $29-worth to me. On the other hand, a full (1000 ml) carafe of house Merlot was a good value. I would say: Give them a try, but stay with the regular menu; it's all good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    Searchingvb
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had heard a lot of good things about Manninos so we decided to have our Anniversary dinner there. The staff were great; friendly and responsive. But there was nothing outstanding about the food. Hard to say anything more. Maybe my expectations were too high.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We'll be back!!
    roxyvbVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First time at this location but not disappointed. First time for our friends who raved about the food! Really good martinis and wonderful food served hot!! LOVE the oceanfront location!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    shoozieVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We've dined at the other two VAB Mannino's locations in the past and love the food. So glad that the closer beach front location is as good as we remembered. Wonderful for tourist to drop in and even better for us locals wanting to find a great restaurant along the ocean front.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Food
    Lifeisgood
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great meal. Large portions, perfectly cooked, just delicious. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fast on their feet
    adventurousfoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been to other Mannino's locations and have loved them. They are not known for their ambience but the food and the service have always been great. The quality of the food has not changed at the new oceanfront location. The crab soup, bread, and both entrees lived up to expectations. The service, well that's a different story. The waiter broke the cork off while opening the bottle. He had great difficulty with the specials, and we had to remind him of many things.Even the server at the table next to ours seemed disinterested in what she was doing. The owner came by and could not have been more pleasant. I'll be interested in trying it again at a later date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • DebmomDines
    DebmomDines
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The bartender was accommodating and let me borrow his reading glasses. The food was good, but nothing special. It was overpriced for what it was. A plain salad was $7.99. A scallop special was well over $20. I did like the fresh warm bread and the waitress was very friendly and attentive. The price was worthy of a more special occasion, but not the food. I was hoping for a spot to go in the off season that provides great Italian for a more reasonable (not inexpensive) price and that is family (not kid) friendly. The decor is old seafood restaurant, so it doesn't add to the atmosphere. I am glad I wasn't seated in one of the many wooden booths. I am not anxious to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gluten-free friendly/ Good food
    SeniorCitFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We usually eat at a different (somewhat more elegant) Italian restaurant in VA Beach. We were drawn to Mannino's because it offers gluten-free pasta--an issue for one of us. We were not disappointed. Most impressive for us was the fresh swordfish--the evening special--a very generously sized serving that was truly fresh and very decently prepared. Even the gluten-free pasta was good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food, great service! I will return as often as I can. The food was fresh tasting, and sauces tasted fresh with herbs as farm to fork style.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The pasta special was outstanding. Enough for 3 meals!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mannino's new location
    DRSHRIESVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    While we understood that this is a new location for Mannino's, it wasn't ready for prime time. While the service staff was friendly and helpful, including finding my bicycle lock key, the service was slow and somewhat disorganized. After seating, it was 10 minutes before water served, and almost 30 minutes before our wine was served. We had to flag down a staff member to get the oil and balsomic that was to accompany the bread. Our appetizers did not arrive at the same, which was explained by the server that she decided we could share one before serving the other. The appetizers and main courses were good but not exceptional. The restaurant decorum was old and fairly spartan. We will try it again later in the year.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • #Bring on the Calories
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The Oceanfront location is within walking distance to Virginia Beach. My wife, eleven month old daughter, and I were treated like family. The service is exceptional, wine list is decent, and the spaghetti/chicken parmesan was the best we have had in a very long time. Portions are large. Their crab soup is a must have. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
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