Mannino's Italian Bistro - Thoroughgood
Mannino's Italian Bistro - Thoroughgood

Mannino's Italian Bistro - Thoroughgood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://manninositalianbistro.com/
  • Phone: 7572260019
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: John M. Mannino
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Mannino's Italian Bistro - Thoroughgood
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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Mannino's Italian Bistro - Thoroughgood reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)fit for foodies (21)special occasion (16)good for groups (16)notable wine list (9)romantic (8)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We brought our own bottle of wine for the evening and the corking fee was $25.00. I think this is excessive for the restaurant. I understand they have to serve it and wash the stemware but at 25.00 I think it is a an over charge compared to other restaurants of a similar price range and size.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem
    1mas1
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Lots of homemade Italian food. The roasted pepper antipasto is wonderful and a good way to start your evening. I recommend the House Chianti which goes well with most of the food. We went on a Thursday evening, the service was great and the restaurant not too crowded.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who knew!!
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I've lived in Thoroughgood for 13 years and never knew Mannino's was there. Excellent food..the daily special of veal meatloaf with marsala mushroom sauce was delicious! The wine was perfect and dessert outstanding! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    crice89137
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food is always good here. But this particular night was much slower than normal. We even ordered the appetizer before the food since we knew there would be a delay. But there was just way too much time from the appetizers to the food. We poured our own wine after the initial pour. Don't care for this waitress. Had to strain to hear her as she didn't talk loud. Water girl was very attentive. We will come back but prefer not to have the same waitress.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Curkei
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    They always have amazing mozzarella and crab soup. We usually go there on Monday for the half price of wine. Today's special steak was really big and tasty. The average dinner for two of us is 100USD. We miss their tasty dishes every month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    JNof23
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have been here twice and both times it has been amazing. The food and service are among the best I have ever had in Hampton Roads. The servers are polite and well informed of the wine list and menu options. Take a trip and get some great food. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a great dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our waitress, Amber was wonderful. She was the perfect mix of attentive and relaxing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    There were six in our group and every appetizer and entrée were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dining
    Pastalovers
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Manninos continues to provide excellent food at a reasonable price. We always enjoy eating here. Their specials are always wonderful and the she crab soup is ABSOLUTELY the best ever. The wait staff is always great too!! Never have had a bad experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative and refreshing
    kayaklil
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This restaurant never fails to amaze. The choices are delicious and the specials are always interesting and creative.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a reservation and were seated promptly upon arrival. Our server was very personable and accommodating. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. We ordered appetizers and wanted to take some time to decide on entrees, but they required that we place our entire entire meal order before they would give it to the kitchen. We waited close to one hour to get our appetizers, but the rest of the meal was perfectly timed. The calamari and fried oysters were excellent and the salads were fresh. We all enjoyed our entrees - chicken piccata, veal saltimbocca, and manicotti, and a swordfish special, all cooked to order. The wines are affordable. There is a $25 corkage fee if you bring your own wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • libs
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Probably the best red sauce Italian restaurant I have been to (and I seek them out all over the country), Homemade Mozz was awesome. The Caesar salad dressing was loaded with Parmesan cheese and just the right balance of anchovy and garlic. Don't let the strip mall storefront entrance deter you. This place is legit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food has always been excellent. The wine list also. Quality and price are excellent. The dining area could be more comfortable for fine dining. If one is not seated in a booth having a long leisure dinner is not recommend. My children are from large cities a eat at quality restaurants and love going to Mannions..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This is my go-to restaurant. The food is amazing and the people are so friendly. They always remember you, and that makes you feel like more than just a customer. Always try their specials, especially anything with salmon!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gluten Free Treat
    Chica
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We visit Mannino's maybe 6 times a year, my husband is Celiac and they always have a GF pasta on hand. Each dish is made to order for his diet and when he needs his Italian "fix", this is our favorite spot. We discovered Monday night was also "wine night" and had a very nice bottle of Pinot Noir for under $12. Chalk Board Specials available nightly and the best Crab Soup in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I have been to Manninos multiple times. However, this time was not near as good as it has been in the past. The food quality for the price is not matched. I have noticed a considerable rise in prices. I'm happy to pay more if the food is worthy of the price. I do not feel the amount and quality of food matches the price associated with it. With the many choices and options that we have in the Hampton Roads area, I will be going somewhere different next time for special occasion. (We were celebrating our 2 year anniversary)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great food!
    kayaklil
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    If you've never had the fried oysters at Mannino's, do try this creative dish. Not your grandpa's fried oysters! The sockeye salmon special was better than first class. Desserts are always fresh and delicious, local farm products are used more and more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family get together
    Eat4health
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Had a great time meeting with family, had 9 people and the restaurant did a good job getting all the meals out at the same time. Nothing was cold and ages 10-70 were able to find good food to eat. I especially loved the idea that I could get, as a side, vegetables, instead of pasta. I had Chicken Piccata which was delicious, with a side of zucchini, tomato and garlic. Another veggie option was sauté spinach.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the price and effort
    Wine2dine
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Excellent service. Good pace to the dining experience. Good Italian selections. Will be back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Date
    AlmostTheBeach
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I made reservations for a first date. The entire staff was very polite and extremely attentive. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere perfect for conversation. We spent quite awhile talking before realizing we needed to order food but the waiter was patient and we did finally order. It was definitely an memorable evening and set a great tone for our next date. The She-Crab Soup is phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Italian restaurant!
    Hp123
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Found this place through a friend and loved it. The food was amazing and the staff was really friendly. We will definitely return to Manninos again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AS always
    Old06
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We dine here every couple of weeks...always good. Maybe more less expensive Italian reds would be good, but we understand. Everything else was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Wonderful experience. We had 3 different families together and everyone enjoyed it and wants to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • June
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The service and food here was great! The staff was very attentive to our needs. The Monday nite wine specials were a great deal. We tried both a white and red wine and were very happy with both. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, Outstanding Service
    donprocrastinati
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I have been to this restaurant again and again and each time I am not disappointed. My husband and I love the food and the service and we would definitely recommend this restaurant for anybody looking for a very filling, delicious, and quiet dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite a crowd
    Old06
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    always good, although there were so many 'trainees' it was a little server crowded. Didn't see one 'waiter' in the group like in Italy. Perhaps something that they ought to consider in the future. The food is always excellent. The 'cheap' wine list could be extended. They never seem to have the one listed that we wanted and substituted another. It was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian in Town
    RaymondVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    For great Italian food and excellent service you cannot beat Mannino's Italian Bistro in Thoroughgood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 73 reviews are from the Mannino's Italian Bistro - Thoroughgood reviews archive.
  • Special occasion?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food was pretty good. I brought my sister to Manninos for her birthday. When I made the reservation on open table, I stated in the special request box that we were coming for her birthday. Now, she's turning 31; so, we didn't need anyone to sing or anything. But not a single person even acknowledged that it was her birthday. I've used open table for special birthdays for my fiancé multiple times before. At other restaurants, the staff would acknowledge the birthday person, even give him a card or free dessert. At a nicer establishment, the manager even stopped by the table to specially acknowledge the birthday. I was disappointed that my sister was not made to feel like a VIP for her special day at Manninos.
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  • Mannino's is wonderful
    FoodieByrums
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Both locations in Va Beach are fabulous. There are many appetizers and salads to choose from and each and everyone are awesome. The entrees are wonderful. The She Crab Soup is to die for. For the past 6 years, my family enjoys Christmas Eve dinner. We always choose Mannino's for special occassions and love to take people to Mannino's that have never been, We recommend this restuarant to everyone. Wine list is exceptional, desserts are incredible. Service is always very relaxed and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always...
    Old06
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We are never disappointed at Mannino's. The food is always good. The service was good, but it seems that the wait staff is always new. We were away for 3.5 months wintering elsewhere, and found almost all new wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good
    john
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Very nice restaurant with tasty food and good service
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Wine List
    MayoplanVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Located in a corner of Pleasure House Road, Mannino's has all the Italian standard dishes and prepares them well. The service was Ok, but I think the server was new and he seemed nervous. The seating was awkward due to the floor plan, so ask for a table, instead of a booth. The best part of the visit was the interesting Italian Wine list and it's affordability For 2 people, with appetizers, entrée, dessert and wine ($35), the price of the visit, not including tip, was around $120.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great first time
    LJMassey
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My husband and I sat at home and I suddenly had a craving for a cannoli but didn't know where I could get one that was freshly made. I looked it up and there was manino's. We went that weekend. The service was amazing, the food delicious and the cannoli was simply to die for. I would totally recommend this restaurant to anyone. It was great experience and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great food and good service. Good selection of items. Try the caprese salad.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food. Enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Excellent food. Enjoyed our meal even though there was a formal night out for a group of high school patrons (+20) at our first visit on Saturday. The food was excellent with appropriate pricing (except for the tiramisu dessert). Otherwise, it was a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • although they say they have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    although they say they have gluten free pasta available, they did not on the night i attended. i left very hungry.
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  • Great pre-marathon dinner
    KatieVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Thanks to Mannino's for supporting runners of the 2014 VA Beach Shamrock Marathon with wonder high-carb options before the race. The food and staff we're great and very accommodating. Would definitely return when we're back in town and recommend to friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pre-Race Dinner
    Marathoner
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We had a group of 10 in town for the Shamrock 1/2 and full marathon. There was a great selection of choices and even a "race" menu that listed all the specific vitamin and mineral content in the meals and what those vitamins and minerals would help with on race day! Our food was fabulous, the service was quick, and she even offered and brought us 10 different checks. I will always go here when I am in town to visit again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girl's Night
    mimi
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Awesome food, especially pasta. Great choice for impressing out of town guest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    DLdugan
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Went to Mannino's in Thourghgood for Valentine's Day, the filet topped with shrimp was wonderful. Best filet I have ever had. The chocolate espresso mousse dessert that evening was also delicious. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.