Mani Osteria

4.7
181 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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)
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Phone number
(734) 769-6700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brendan McCall
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
ANN ARBOR
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 181 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The food was great as was the service. It is a very noisy restaurant however so probably not the best for older people
We were seated next to the bus stand so it was extra noisy but the hostess was really nice about moving us to a quieter table so that was appreciated!

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Excellent service!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We were last at Mani’s for Sunday brunch. It was great. Shrimp and grits— yum, Caesar salad - excellent with special presentations of a soft boiled egg fried in crouton bread crumbs. Bacon and egg panini, and the variation of eggs Benedict done exactly as ordered (lightly poached, well done English muffin). The restaurant is attractive and lively. I’m looking forward to going back. By the way their pizzas are a delight.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We sat outside and had a lovely lunch with colleagues celebrating a birthday.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We will definitely return the next time we are in Ann Arbor.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Excellent pizza! Outside tables looked enticing but first member of our party chose to dine inside so that's where we were. Difficult to hear people at other end of table due to noise level but it would not dissuade me from a future visit.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great dinner! Food is fresh, authentic Italian. The Sangria is amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Mani's ALWAYS delivers a great meal! The Branzino is to die for! Calamari app is the best. ENJOY!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had 3 pizzas and one appetizer for four people which worked well. Nice cocktail list. Each pizza had a fan so almost not important to review. All were well made and the key ingredients came out. The octopus appetizer was really nice. Tender octopus is hard to do and this was tender and flavorful. Really nice meal. Remarkably not expensive so best value in Ann Arbor.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Terrific dinner with family. Loved the roasted eggplant spread.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Went here for the first time to meet up with some friends. Definitely lives up to the hype. The steak tartare nearly killed me it was so good.

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1.0Dined on March 19, 2018

“Ran out of Bucatini.” Waitress later comes back and states they now have it; then 15 mins later after ordering the bucatini reaffirms they’re out of it. Gemelli substitution was raw and doughy. Cocktails left much to be desired.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food that changes regularly to use fresh ingredients. Our server was amazing but i can't remember her name. She made great suggestions and everything was spot on.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Luckily the food was excellent as always because the service was not. Our server was very inattentive. My daughter’s breakfast came a good ten minutes after the rest of our food arrived. When we were finally able to flag down our server, her response was that the food is brought as it is prepared and that the breakfast sandwich took more time. No apology. Also did not make sense to us that it would take that much longer than other dishes. The food will bring us back but if service is still as bad , it will be the last time.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food and great service -- every time and you can't beat the bottomless mimosas for brunch!

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

One of my very favorite restaurants. Each dish is prepared for the person at the time -- no sitting around under a lamp. Imaginative cuisine - Italian, with flair. The pizzas are superb. But I usually order pasta and salad. Amazing salads (the Caesar is my favorite, but they are all good). Really nice wine selections. Overall attention to customers is excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Had lunch there
Wonderful overall experience
Service and food were phenomenal

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2018

A hit and miss experience... there were a few impressive dishes(salad, ribs), but the fritters and calamari was a let down... and both me and my husband had stomach ache after the dinner, but I will likely not attend this place very soon...

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Great appetizers- all 4 were delicious. Had three different pizzas and all were outstanding. The three pasta dishes were completely finished and there was only praise. Negroni’s and beer selection were great. The cannolis for fresh and delicious. Service was perfect.

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4.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Good food, fairly good service. Definitely on the pricey side with dinner for 4 with 2 rounds of drinks topping 200 bucks!

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

We all enjoyed the marvelous small plates, the super fresh gourmet pizzas, and the arugula salad! Mani is the perfect place for a multigenerational family get-together!

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

The food and service were excellent. Everything we ordered was great.

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Ate here with colleagues and it was a lovely meal--great food, great service!

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Very accommodating and amazing staff. Very attentive and helpful. We had a guest in a wheelchair and Mani was very helpful with that. Enjoyed the meal a lot!!

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

Outstanding food as always and the service was friendly, timely and welcoming.

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Really enjoyed our first visit to Mani Osteria. Fun, interesting, creative choices designed for sharing worked out great for our group of 8. Service was attentive throughout the meal, though I had to remind them to give me our leftovers. Unfortunately, too noisy for us to visit with half of the group.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing! Great unique dishes. Beautifully executed. My favorite place in Ann Arbor!

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

Mani has become my favorite location for Sunday brunch in Ann Arbor. The brunch menu has something for absolutely everyone and the deal on the mimosas is unbeatable.

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2017

Great service, drinks and food. Ambiance nice but casual at same time.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2017

High energy great service and good food

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

One of the best spots in Ann Arbor. Love everything we've tried here. The Caesar salad is unique and fantastic, topped with a breaded soft boiled egg that melts all over the salad. Can't come here enough!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2017

I've been to Mani many times, but have to put their $28 Restaurant Week dinner among the best values in town. Two courses of individual small plates off their current menu, followed by a split-for-two-people pizza, followed by pistachio and chocolate cannoli. A few dishes stood out: the smoked eggplant dip and cucumber crab soup among them, while everything else hit their usual high standard. We arrived during an off-hour and were showered with attention by a skilled, personable server. The ambience started quietly but rose to Mani's normal buzzy level by the time we were finishing up.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Very loud, food average

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2017

My father literally called the spaghetti and meatballs "out of this world." He is not an emotional eater.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Everything was great except the noise level. It was soooo loud that you could barely hear the people at the table with you.

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2017

Not a good place if you want value for your money. The salads and pastas dishs are extremely small.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2017

came here on a visit to UMich. Great place to eat with college kids. Fun food, family style

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2017

Amazing meal, but sorely missing the Mani Chop! Hoping it returns...!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

We went to Mani when visiting our daughter at UM. Great atmosphere and food was great. Pizza crust delicious. If your r from NY, u will be impressed.

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