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

Mannino's Italian Bistro - Thoroughgood Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://manninositalianbistro.com
  • Phone: (757) 226-0019
  • 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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)"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Excellent service. Good pace to the dining experience. Good Italian selections. Will be back"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Wonderful experience. We had 3 different families together and everyone enjoyed it and wants to go back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "For great Italian food and excellent service you cannot beat Mannino's Italian Bistro in Thoroughgood. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant with tasty food and good service "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great food and good service. Good selection of items. Try the caprese salad."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "although they say they have gluten free pasta available, they did not on the night i attended. i left very hungry."
    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!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Awesome food, especially pasta. Great choice for impressing out of town guest."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Waitress was fun and friendly. Totally made it for our party."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have been now probably 10 times and it always a.pleasureable.time. love the food and the.house.brand Cab is.delicious. Can't wait to Ho back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Mannino's is always a win-win! With travel plans cancelled due to snow, we were left without Valentine's dinner reservation just 2-days prior to the holiday...Mannino's came through with a cancellation, and we were able to enjoy a yummy, romantic dinner for two."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The perfect fit for your authentic italian food craving! The serving sizes are huge, definitely enough to split. I would recommend the Veal Francese!!!!!!!! So good! Also you cannot go wrong with the anti-pasta, and/or peppers and sausage appetizers."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "A terrific spot for authentic Italian. Service is very attentive. Portions are plentiful and of outstanding taste and quality. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Started off our evening on a sour note. Have been here many times and this was the first time that we were greeted by a hostess who was not very accommodating. Requested a table along the wall because the table we were shown was under a bright spot light in the middle of the restaurant, she said the table was saved for a group sitting at the bar. That group chose a booth and the table remained empty for a new couple that arrived later. Not pleased. Now onto a good note. We ordered the lobster bisque that was on special that evening and it was the best lobster bisque ever! Full of large pieces of lobster, creamy & hot. It would have been perfection if not for a little too much salt. The rest of our meal was just ok. May not be back."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We decided to go to this neighborhood restaurant for Restaurant Week 2014 and were not disappointed. The food was generous and fresh tasting. The waitress recommendation one of their special featured wines and it was outstanding. We were full by dessert but it too was delicious. I took my chocolate-chip cannolli home and loved it ! Would go back again and encourage others to try this nice place."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Everything is always enjoyable at this restaurant! It was Restaurant week, and we made a reservation. When we arrived there was only one couple there, and the hostess proceeded to take us to a table at the entry. When we declined and asked for a booth [there were many], she said we couldn't have one they were reserved. When we asked for a side table same response. Decided that we would leave. She left came back and gave us a booth. When we left one hour later, booths were still empty and the couple who enter after us were told the same story. That was the only annoying negative which is why I gave 4 stars instead of 5. Service was great and the food was delicious and plentiful."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I went because it was restaurant week. They offered a very nice selection for the occassion and did not scrimp on the servings. The marsala crab soup was delicious and filled with crab."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "She crab soup is the best in town (actually in the whole Tidewater area.) The food was tasty, attractive and generous. Our server, Mary Ellen, was attentive and professional, without hovering."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We were seated at a table that was in a high traffic area but the wait staff did a nice job of making it non-intrusive. The food was excellent and we had a very nice wine to go with it. We were celebrating a birthday and it was a very nice evening. - would do it again."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "This is the third year we've celebrated the new year at Mannino's Italian Bistro!. The food is always fresh, delivered hot and enough to take home for lunch the next day! My fav, the "Stack" was delish! I'm not a foodie, but I know what I like and Mannino's is the go to place when we want Italian cuisine."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "A friend recommended this restaurant so we decided to try it Christmas Eve. Big mistake! A table of 20 something took up most of the room in the middle of the place and unfortunately commanded most of everyone's attention. Also this created a very loud environment. We had the worst table in the room in a high traffic area and were not allowed to move although we asked twice when booths emptied out. No one told us about the specials- I just happened to hear the waiter behind us telling his table and then saw the board behind me. Beware seafood lovers!! there is nothing here but shrimp- no fish of any kind. Everything was swimming in oil and butter too so healthy eaters beware. Many fried foods here. Thankfully the bread was good!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We went to Mannino's for a special Christmas Eve dinner and it did not disappoint! The food was garlicky and delicious, amazing Mediterranean vegetables and good Italian wine. The ambiance was comfortable and welcoming. Service was good, but not outstanding. I will definitely return when I'm visiting again."
    Dined on 12/24/2013