Mannino's Italian Bistro - Kempsville

4.9
894 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.
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Mize
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was very cold outside and that transferred to inside the restaurant and we were seated near the door. The main course was warm but not hot probably explains why it took a while to get the main course. The waitress apparently had to also take a phone in order so we asked another wait staffer to help us with the check, then our waitress helped us.

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Brianna
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meghan was our server & she took great care of us. Will definitely be back & asking for her as my server.

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MattP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We could not have asked for a better time and quality of food! Everything was great!

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leeh
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time….incredible food and service! Will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great she crab soup, chicken parm and fried mozz appetizer is always my go to’s. Best in the area!!

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adb41
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never had an unsatisfactory meal at Mannino’s and this experience was no exception. Best She Crab soup in the country and best fried oysters of anywhere in the area. Fresh pastas and sauces make everything perfect!

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JoshG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as always. We go there twice a year when we are in Virginia Beach for the She Crab soup. There is always a nice wine selection and the service is outstanding.

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MarkF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress/food was incred. Sat in front section

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DanielleC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! So fresh & delicious, they are known for the she crab soup & its a must try-even just a cup. They had a Lobster Mac & Cheese that was rich & creamy & did not disappoint with the amount of lobster in it! This is not a pizza joint its an upscale Italian restaurant

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MikeP
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Mannino's on Princess Anne hides in a bland strip center with an unremarkable street view, but inside is a haven of good service, wonderful menu offerings, and quite remarkable food.

If you have even a tiny fondness for she-crab soup, indulge yourself in their award-winning crab soup. I have never seen any restaurant put even half of the crab meat in their soup as Mannino's does. A slight sweet taste of sherry tops off their signature dish.

Don't go here looking for beef, but if your taste buds are craving artfully prepared salads, soups, fish, chicken or veal, prepare for a real treat. Their Veal Saltimbocca is the finest I've had anywhere, as is their she crab.

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CharlesM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and service was outstanding. Of course, I started with the She Crab soup. Always a fine experience.

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ashleys
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, servers - especially James- are consistently exceptional and welcoming.

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MelW
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Very affordable! My favorite Italian restaurant!

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GlenH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed eating here.the food was great and so was the service.can’t wait to return for another excellent evening of dining

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vipPatriciaE
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manninos is one of my favorite local restaurants. The food is always delicious, service great and nice atmosphere. Our server was Rachel, who was great. The staff works well together, helping each other out. I’ll be back!

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BrettP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! I appreciate a restaurant that is consistently good.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration dinner. She crab soup, entrees, and dessert were fabulous. Our server Fayth was excellent (thank you!). Will continue to return - highly recommend!

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JederMann
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good, thoughtful menu and carefully prepared, service of this class is not common outside of the city.

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vipAdamK
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent as usual. Waitress did a great job - seemed like kitchen was a bit slower than normal but could be because they were busy and/or staffing issues. Will definitely return.

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LorraineP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to both the Oceanfront and now Kempsville location. The customer service offered by this family business is like no other. The food is absolutely delicious, the ambiance is delightful and the people are amazing. Has become one of my favorite places to dine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Typically excellent. Totally safe and satisfying for gluten free celiac.

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MarkS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner at Mannino’s is always fantastic. We’ve never had a bad experience. I highly recommend it.

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LarryG
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined on Monday which is 1/2 price bottles of wine.
Crab soup as always was outstanding. The caprice salad although not the traditional
style was delicious. The four entrees which ranged from pollo, vitello, Scampi and Portabella were all cooked to perfection .
James is an excellent server

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Gryphonz3
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When our regular Italian place was booked for the night, I did a search and found Mannino’s and read the good review’s. We made a reservation and gave it a shot.
It was amazing! The portion’s are more than adequate and the presentation was superb. The service was great and our Server was friendly and helpful.
This will now be our ‘Go To’ for Italian.

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SusanM
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Food and service!

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WilliamG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 'go-to' place for a consistently delicious original Italian meal with outstanding service staff!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Delicious food. But extremely disappointed with under staffing. Waited over 90mins for food order. Reservation was made a week out for 7 guests for a birthday but they were not prepared with staff. I would have left after 60mins if not for it being a birthday. They offered no discount until I said I won’t be returning.

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rays
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Always the best Veal Parmesan in town. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and we had amazing service!

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DonaldD
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Italian food as always. Service was good even though short staffed and busy. Thanks to Diana for her usual great service and recommendations.

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PatM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was wonderful! Unfortunately, the service was not. I asked for a straw 3 times and finally got one when the bill came. No one came by to refill coffee, tea or water. Not once. No one came just to check on us. Very neglectful.

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ErikaM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with excellent service. Best she crab soup hands down! Would definitely go again.

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brandiA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, value, and customer service. Definitely recommend!!

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Kenny
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in the area. Amazing food and service every time we visit.

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Pete
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best service from the young man seating us to Diane, our server. She was outstanding, personable, attentive, and friendly. Food was amazing. Be sure to get the award winning She Crab Soup!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious. The staff is terrific as well.

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steveheb
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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ReitzelQ
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. We have gone there for many years, several times each year. Love it Love it. But I think it's time for some remodeling. Benches are now needs attention etc. Thank you.

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SamanthaR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall a great time. The front booths by bar need a little updating. And the prices were a bit high but nothing unexpected since the menu is online. Overall would come back and enjoy a date night or girls night with friends. The service was great as well. Both waitress and hostess were friendly and engaging.

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vipAngelaF
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! The specials of the night were amazing. The she-crab soup continues to be an all time favorite.

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Mannino's Italian Bistro - Kempsville is rated 4.9 stars by 894 OpenTable diners.

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