Mani Osteria

4.7
179 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
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RA
Detroit
39 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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A
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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T
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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M
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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DD
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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NM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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n
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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S
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Terrific dinner with family. Loved the roasted eggplant spread.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

“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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l
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JV
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

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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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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m
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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r
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch there
Wonderful overall experience
Service and food were phenomenal

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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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S
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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BT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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CG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KG
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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t
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

High energy great service and good food

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Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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B
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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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r
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very loud, food average

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B
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

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

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p
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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Detroit
118 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! Atmosphere and service too! I would recomend it to a friend.

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M
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We all had the fish which was amazing.
One person had pasta which was too salty to consume. Otherwise--all was fantastic!

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