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About Mani Osteria

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.

341 E. Liberty Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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)

Cross Street:
ANN ARBOR

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(734) 769-6700

Website:
http://www.maniosteria.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Brendan McCall

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Mani Osteria Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (6)
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Creative Cuisine (4)
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Good for Groups (3)
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Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Business Meals (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined 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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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 18, 2017

High energy great service and good food

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 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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 (Detroit)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Very loud, food average

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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Detroit)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on February 2, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 13, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 7, 2017

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

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Found the restaurant through mlives best MI pizza list 2 years ago. Had to try it for my birthday because of my love of great pizza. The food doesn't disappoint! Very tasty. They use the best ingredients and the resulting flavor is incredible. Last year we had a chef salad and 2 pizzas. This year we had the pork belly and some other pizzas. The taste of the pork belly was good but I wouldn't get it again. It was very very expensive and you only get a tiny little sliver. My favorite pizza we had was ham picante. Just the right amount of spicy and amazing flavor on the ham. My biggest complaint is the ridiculous reservation policy. Minimum party of 5. If you're not in a party of 5 you have to wait til you're 20 mins away to call ahead. They also really need more space. The tables are crammed in making you feel like a sardine. The lack of space makes it very loud and difficult to carry on a conversation with your table. Overall I enjoyed going.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We enjoyed the prixe fixed menu for New Years Eve. Two members of our group were allergic to shrimp, but they could not substitute that item from the fixed menu (even though they were offering the regular menu). This was discouraging and should be considered as many people are allergic to shellfish!

Otherwise we had a great meal and wonderful cocktails!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2016

This is our go-to spot for couples or family dinners. Fun cocktails, terrific starters, and we love the pizzas and pastas.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2016

All of the diners enjoyed their meals immensely and we are already looking for an opportunity to return - and we live nearly an hour away!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Delicious menu, great atmosphere and yummy drinks. Great place for an evening out or a special dinner!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Great food! Wonderful staff and warm reception. Recommend for all.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 9, 2016

A good option downtown where everyone can find something they are happy with. Nice enough for celebrating something. Affordable enough to treat a bunch of people.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 20, 2016

For was very good some very creative and delicious pizza combinations that would be worth another trip. Also awesome to find a place offering bottomless mimosas in the area.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Outstanding meal - great service and festive ambience!

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 30, 2016

Excellent service on a busy Sun night. Best papardelle I've ever had. Perfect portions. Lamb gnocchi was also a standout.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 18, 2016

Best pizza in town. Long wait for the pizzas on this visit. They weren't very busy either. This wasn't our first time here so we were surprised at the wait.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 15, 2016

loved the variety of food that was very tasty. Great drinks and service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2016

Love Mani Osteria. We always get plates of food and share with eachother. Nothing disappoints. The pork belly, octopus and the pickeled tomatoes starters are always a favorite.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 10, 2016

Limited menu, kind of pricey for what you get. Spaghetti and meatballs at $17, a salad is about $8 extra as I recall. Food was good and service quick. Very noisy.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2016

We enjoyed our experience at Mani's. The servers were helpful and friendly. The food was delicious. We over ordered so had some "doggie bags". Would love to come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 19, 2016

Waitress was awesome since we arrived late and had to order quickly before kitchen closed. We did not feel rushed and had a excellent meal.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 13, 2016

We had a great evening out at Mani Osteria. Our server (dark hair with a goatee) was great. He made fabulous recommendations and provided excellent service. The food was phenomenal. I highly recommend the cauliflower appetizer. The desserts were delicious and a great end to the meal. We also enjoyed some of their unique cocktails that were delicious and fresh.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 22, 2016

The food is outstanding, most notably the pickled tomatoes, pork belly, and charred octopus. Flatbreads were unique and an artful combination of flavors. A little on the pricey side for the portion sizes but the quality was second to none. Atmosphere was a little loud but otherwise the dining experience was excellent. Will definitely return again.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 2, 2016

Best homemade pasta Ever!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 18, 2016

Not big on the bar tables for a good size group

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