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About Mannino's Italian Bistro - Kempsville

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.

4402 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 474-4446

Website:
http://manninositalianbistro.com/

Executive Chef:
John M. Mannino

Mannino's Italian Bistro - Kempsville Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Casual (10)
Cozy (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Authentic (10)
Romantic (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Business Meals (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 21 hours ago

The she crab soup was fantastic! Best I have ever had. Kathryn our server was wonderful and very attentive. The gnocchi was delish.

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·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I come here often and love it every time. We have never had a negative experience. The pasta sauce has always been great, not too watery like most places. The soups are fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 4 days ago

Went to the Princess Anne restaurant for Valentine's dinner. First time visiting Mannino's. Appetizers were excellent. We had the Scallops with Lobster Claw. Also had their She-Crab Soup. Definitely worth the trip for that. Had the Veal Marsala and the Lobster Macaroni. Superb. Wait staff was great. If the other restaurants hold up as well as this one then they have a winning combination.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Our waiter, Scott, was really slammed with tables, but he handled it all in stride with a smile, as it was Valentine's Day and Mannino's was packed. However, the food was wonderful, as always, and our dinner was lovely, again.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

I decided to check this place out after seeing in this site for quite some time. When I pulled up the place looked kind of small and not really kept up. One I entered, the inside was exactly what I expected. It was small, cramped and looked like nothing had been don’t to it in quite some time. The tables seemed crammed in there, I expect from increased numbers for Valentines Day. I was really ready to turn around and go home. If it were not for the occasion I definitely would have. We were greeted by our waiter Steve. Steve did a great job taking care of us. I started with the lobster bisque which we actually pretty good, served hot and had plenty of lobster. Fir the next course we had the appetizer special which was a scallop topped with lobster claw meat. That was pretty good but kind of small for the price and a little salty for my taste. The most disappointing course was the main course, the Frutti Di Mare. This was a train wreck. The pasta was over cooked and the sauce was way too watery and very bland. The seafood was ok but the calamari was a bit rubbery. This place was not worth the price of the food. There are plenty of other places with better food and better prices. This seems like a locals hangout who show up more out of loyalty than for quality food. If not for the service, this would have been a disaster. I will definitely not be back to this establishment.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

Our anniversary dinner at one of our favorite places. Food was delicious as alway. Service was attentive We took some famous She Crab soup home to have for Ash Wednesday Dinner as well. Only recommendation is to lower lights a bit to make restaurant more relaxing and intimate

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·Dined 6 days ago

Service was great, except for having to place your appetizer and entree order at the same time.( I don’t remember doing that the last time) They still course it out, but you can’t order an appetizer and eat while talking over the menu. Also the slight up charge to change marinara to olive oil and garlic was $5( the price of I just got an additional side). All and all my wife and I hade a great meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent food paired with excellent service a combination that couldn't be beat. The restaurant was full and a bit noisy wouldn't recommend a weekend for a quiet date night. Even though I still highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very good food and service.Restaurant was packed and pretty noisy when we arrived for our 7 pm dinner but there must have been a lot of earlyseatings and crowd soon dispersed. This didn’t affect our service. Only negative was a lack of flexibility on salad ingredients for one of our party with special dietary needs.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We enjoyed our meal with friends.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I came to try the award-winning crab soup. It was really good! We wish the dining room was a little quieter as the noise can make conversation a little difficult, but you can tell by the lively ambiance that people enjoy this place. The wait staff were also excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As always food was fantastic and service was exceptional. This is our favorite Italian Bistro.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was really good and the staff was great. The only complaint was the size of the place. You might be seated a foot away from another group so its not very private.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food and experience was overall excellent. We had a problem with waiting for food and the bill. The first courses were brought out within 5 minutes. After the first courses we waited for at least 20 to 40 minutes to get the rest of our food and the bill.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Less then 4 star

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Because of the prices and reputation, we came here expecting something special. It wasn't. To be fair, our entrees were very good -- pollo marsala and pollo francese -- but there were also issues. My mother-in-law asked if she could have angel hair pasta with her marsala, but they only serve spaghetti or penne. I've not heard of an Italian restaurant that only serves two types of pasta. My wife's clams possilipo ended up being a mixed bag. The clams themselves were all right (not as good as our favorite Italian restaurant), but the grilled bread that is part of the dish tasted as if it were deep fried, with an oily and unpleasant aftertaste. The after meal cappuccino was served with no sugar (our favorite place serves it with a classy rock candy swizzle stick), and the hot tea was served as just a cup of espresso-hot water with a tea bag. There was no pot of hot water or any attention paid to the presentation of these drinks, as one would expect in a fine dining restaurant. The next day, my wife compared the prices of each dish with the same dishes at our favorite Italian, and Mannino's was slightly more expensive. For fine dining prices, one expects a fine dining experience, so why would we return?

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Mannino’s Is my go to for good Italian food. I have never been disappointed in the food or service, and we love their Chianti and Sangiovese. They have the best she-crab soup in the area, too! The only down side to the Kempsville location is it is cramped and loud, so it would be tough for an intimate dinner.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I will definitely go back but I think we had a new waiter. It took a long time to get bread, drinks etc. There were 6 of us and 4 people ordered soup and they only brought 3. Good service, very good food just slow service.
I would go back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food, great service, Dianne is always wonderful and we love seeing her.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Fantastic food! The Gorgonzola bruschetta was amazing. Loved it all.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

First time at this location (though not the first time at a Mannino’s! Brought 3 people who’d never been before, and everyone raved about their meals. Overall, we had an excellent time. Hope you can expand the dining area one of these days!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service and food were excellent. This was our first visit, will definitely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service as usual. A little noisy this time. We will definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We tried the oysters appetizer for the first time and it was absolutely wonderful! Scott was our waiter, and he was outstanding. We really liked him.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We have always loved Mannino’s - especially for special occasions. My husband proposed to me here and we’ve returned for every anniversary since. Sometimes restaurants do something nice - a little complimentary dessert or glass of champagne for special occasions so we were surprised that Mannino’s did nothing to recognize our special night. The food and service is top notch so we will always return - just wanted to share our experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Wonderful as usual!! Food was outstanding and our waitress was the bomb!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a delicious Christmas Eve dinner at Mannino's Italian Bistro in Kempsville and had a new waiter, Sam. All was excellent, as usual. We love Mannino's.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful specials and superior service as we have come to expect from this neighborhood gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My husband and I were extremely pleased with our meal. The french onion soup was delicious as was the fried zucchini and cheese appetizer. The chicken alfredo with sausage was also great. My husband had me try a bite because I'm not usually a fan of sausage, but it was excellent! The atmosphere was intimate and great for easily making conversation. I highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The she-crab soup was as outstanding as usual! The lasagna and portobello mushrooms were both delicious. Service was a little slow.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Was good. Felt very popular. Like a movie star when I got my picture taken by a photographer hired for someone else’s event. Great ego booster!!! 10/10 would do again.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great service and great food all the time.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food and the staff were as amazing as always!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Another great dinner. No complaints!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was amazing. Everything was prepared fresh. Nothing had been left in a food warmer. The She Crab Soup was the best I have ever eaten.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Spectacular meal and friendly, professional service. Stuffed shells with sausage and ricotta were amazing, as were the Clams Posillipo appetizer and blood orange sorbet.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We went early as it was a Friday evening. No problems getting a reservation for the eight of us. First thing I noticed when we entered was the incredible smell of the food. Friendly staff and a nice decor. The server was extremely prompt and friendly. I ordered the crab soup (first timer) and it did not suit me. However, the texture, preparation and overall appeal of the soup was of quality. I am certain that someone who enjoys crab soup would have found it very much to their liking. I explained this to the server and to my surprise she took it off the bill. The meal was fantastic. After several other restaurants left us wanting more this was a treat to find. Very excited to return soon and try other dishes. Very impressed so far.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I tried Mannino's new salty caramel martini with my dinner and it was probably the best martini I have ever had. Will I order it again? You can be certain! It's a winner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 13, 2017

If you are looking to get in and out quickly, this is not the place for you. They take their time with your food and everything is fresh. It has a business casual general appearance and the waiters and waitresses were not hovering but still checking in. Nothing was shoved in our faces, ie: dessert or more drinks. It is a wonderful place as long as time is not an issue.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Mannino's once again proves it is the most consistent restaurant for really good Italian food at a fair price. Service, too, is as good as you can hope for no matter who waits on your table. Do not hesitate to make a reservation.

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