Mannino's Italian Bistro - Kempsville
We have always enjoyed eating here and last weekend was no exception! We had the veal and lasagne and it was amazing!!!
Food was very good, she crab soup may have been the best I ever had. Waitstaff were conscientious and provided good service. Ambience/physical setup is the biggest drawback, with multiple tables on a single long booth with little space in between. Other seating didn’t look much better, out in the open without much space. We are going to check out the Oceanfront location to see if we like the setup better, as the food and service was very good.
Fantastic as usual. House wine choices are excellent. Food is always top notch.
Food is fantastic and portions are extremely generous. Always have delicious leftovers the following day. Service is outstanding and the bartenders poor a great drink. Everything about the place is amazing. On my regular rotation of places to eat.
Overall, everything was very good. Was a little disappointed in she crab soup. Still good, but not quite as tasty and seemed thinned out. Small portion of shrimp scampi was a little too lemony. Still one of our favorite Italian eateries!
5:00 o’clock reservation dining room started out quiet. By 6 pm a few larger groups added to the din. Overall meal was awesome, happy hour wine was good too! She Crab soup was the best on the East coast!
Very nice meal. Service was really good. Place needs to be updated
We love this place, it’s our new favorite. Part of the reason we love it, amazing food but, Esmerelda is the best. I worked on restaurants for twenty years and I truly appreciate great service.
The rock fish special was delicious and our waitress made the meal delightful and fun.
The food was very delicious we had the Valentines Day specials. The chef truly makes wonderful specials for the menu on Valentines Day and continues to surprise us each year. Absolutely love this place, the staff are very courteous and attentive to the guests.
I was recommended to Mannino’s and took my son here for Valentine’s Day. We truly enjoyed our experience and our meal. I will be returning again to try other dishes. We ate the crab soup, eggplant Parmesan, chicken Parmesan and tiramisu for dessert.
The service was fantastic. Esmeralda was very energetic and positive with knowledge of the menu and the specials. Her recommendations were spot on. The food was exceptional. The lobster bisque was the best my wife had ever had with large pieces of lobster. Too bad they only serve this on Valentines Day. The Veal Osso Buca was fantastic the veal was melt in the mouth good. This is our second visit to this restaurant and the service and food has been exceptional both time. The place isn’t much to look at in a small run down strip mall but don’t let that stop you. A very hidden gem in VB. Make a reservation you don’t want to be disappointed it is a small place. Great wine list and full bar. Priced on the high side but well worth it.
Went on a Sat nite with 5PM reservations. The food was great, especially the NYC Peppers appetizer. The spaghetti and meatballs pomazane was great also. Only downfall was cappuchino was flat and cold. The price of the meal was good and the service was excellent. As we were leaving the place was packed and a long waiting line, which to me told me this place has a good reputation, I will go again and recommend it, but get a early reservation with happy hr .
Restaurant week visit but we have been many times and love the food and service at Mannino’s.
Wait staff was wonderful and attentive. Food was great.
Great food, fantastic service
consistently wonderful in every way which is why we return often
Very enjoyable dinner. The restaurant week specials were outstanding.
We went for restaurant week. The food and service were spot on. Mannino’s continues to offer the best value during restaurant week offering all of our favorite appetizers, entrees, and desserts to choose from. They also have happy hour drink prices throughout the restaurant until 6:30 pm. The food and service keeps us coming back.
As usual dinner was excellent. Restaurant week menu was great. So happy to see the best She Crab soup on the menu. Diane my waitress never disappoints. I love this restaurant!!!!!
Food was excellent as always as was the service. The crab soup still the best in Tidewater by far.
Since it was restaurant they decreased the portion size by about half except the desserts. Haven’t found
Need to update the booth cushions do make it more comfortable.
another wonderful dinner experience--- a slight hiccup with 1 meal but all got worked out. Loved the restaurant week choices--- awaiting word on a Wine Dinner ---soon hopefully Excellent job by Diane our server. will be back soon thanks
Always great food, wonderful service and friendly staff.
My wife and I dined here in celebration of our 14 year wedding anniversary. Actually it is our 3rd straight year of celebrating our anniversary at Manninos. As always Manninos delivered on all levels. Food is second to none. Service is top notch. Simple but classy atmosphere. Hats off to the chefs. There daily specials are delicious and serving size is great. My wife and I always leave with another meals worth of delicious food. If your in the area or a local looking for a exceptional dinner, this is the place every time. 10 + times we have dined here and they never disappoint. Manninos consistently delivers the best Italian cuisine in the Hampton roads area.
The ravioli and the crab soup- 1000 stars! Service was impeccable as always.
Friendly staff. Food was good but not exceptional.
All of us really enjoyed our dinners! The crab soup was outstanding - now we understand why Mannino's keeps winning the crap soup contest at the Beach! My Shrimp Fettucine Rose was excellent. It was enough for a second meal; I enjoyed it just as much the next night. The rest of my dinner party were just as pleased with their meals. We will be back!
Mannino's is an Italian Restaurant that has authentic Italian food in a relaxed atmosphere. The specials are outstanding and the wines are top quality. They make their own mozzarella which is creamy and delicious. I had flounder on a bed of risotto which was so delicious. The portion size is big and the pasta is cooked just perfectly al dente. My husband always has the veal which is tender, without gristle and the best in the area. Their drinks are on happy hour prices until 6:30 so go early and have an extra one!
Great food, huge appetizer that was also amazing. Service was also great! Been here 3-4 times and it’s always good!
AMAZING Italian food! This is a great local restaurant that we literally stumbled across. We will be back the next time we are in the area.
Food was excellent, service was excellent. They had a few large parties which was a little loud.
Food was good and service was great. Extensive wine list with good happy hour deals. Would visit again!
Everything was excellent, the only thing that bugged me was that the booth seating was a little tattered, but that is minor considering how amazing the rest of the experience was.
Went New Years Eve expecting a crowd. Though moderately busy, we got seated in 15 minutes and begun an oral assault on some of the best Italian in Va Beach! Our waitress was fantastic. My wife ordered the special (with real crab claw knuckle!) and the Gorgonzola Bruschetta was the best I have ever eaten. Definitely worth a trip and gives ANY other Italian food in the area a run for its money!
New Years Eve
We went there New Years Eve at 6:00 PM....four adults and two young children. Our waitress was very attentive and got our orders perfectly. The food was great! Enjoyed a couple of the special cocktails especially for New Years. Would definitely go back. Have been there many times prior but this was undoubtedly one of our best experiences. Amazing since it was a busy night....Hats off to everyone!!
We have dined at Manninos many times. Everytime they deliver the most delicious Italian food in all of Hampton Roads. New Years Eve dinner was a real treat. No limited menu, top notch staff, some of the most talented chefs in the area.
Mannino's Italian Bistro - Kempsville is rated 4.8 stars by 776 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.