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  3. Distance: 2.18mi
  4. Distance: 2.40mi

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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Casual (10)
Authentic (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Cozy (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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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 25, 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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·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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·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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 (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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·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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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Sam was great and the food was even better. Would recommend to all. Defiantly will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

My wife and I noticed several favorable posts about this restaurant so we decided to give it a try. The She Crab soup was excellent. I ordered the fresh catch of the day which was Atlantic Cod, egg washed and lightly breaded/fried with pasta and 2 fried shrimp drizzled with a lemon sauce. When the dish arrived, it looked as if I ordered soup. Everything was soggy and the fish was not fresh. It tasted like it had been cooked to long in the microwave. The customer beside us ordered the same dish and his did not look anything like mine. His actually looked edible and the chef brought his out. Maybe the sous chef cooked mine.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My girlfriend and I are regulars . Awesome service and food!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Decent but not great food. Better at many other local spots. Service FAIR at best. Server did not disclose that there were 2

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Food was delicious as always. Waitress was ok, it was annoying to listen to her and the bartender talk loudly. The booths are the most uncomfortable thing I have ever sat on. I will return but I refuse to ever sit in the front of the restaurant again. We mentioned how uncomfortable they were to the waitress and she acted as though we had no said anything.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We dined good friends whom we’d not seen in several months. The server took good care of us, the food was very good and our table in the corner provided quiet space for conversation .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Manninos food is magnificent and the service was outstanding. Megan was our waitress and she was very attentive. Relaxing meal save the noise level. Maybe it is the boisterous Italians! That is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

As always, the food was absolutely AMAZING. The server was very friendly, so 5 stars there. Though, the whole party felt she could have been more attentive. No glass should remain empty for more then a few minutes. But she was still an awesome server and you could tell she had a genuine great attitude.
The one actual complaint I would have to give, is that the tables and booths are pretty worn. The table we had connected with us was wobbly and I heard the group beside us complaining of the same thing. The previous visit we had here, a booth on the bar side, had this giant indentation in it. So large, a person in our group which of whom was disabled ,had a hard time getting up because of the indentation.
On a personal note, I hate the bar setup they have. It takes away from the ambience on that entire side. It's just tacky and noisy.
Overall though, Manninos is absolutely the best Italian around, hands down. Inhave not once ever been disappointed in their food. :-)

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Eveything was amazing! The food was perfect & the service was wonderful! Must try the she crab soup!! Wine was delish!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 5, 2017

We're regulars at Mannino's due to the consistently superior service and outstanding appetizers, entrees, and desserts. We were not disappointed on this special occasion. All four of us had different entrees (pasta variations) and there was not a single morsel left on any of our plates. Chocolate truffle dessert is heavenly. Good wine selection. We'll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always a great meal!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Never had a bad meal. Good is excellent. Service always the best. Love the specials.everyone is so personable.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our favorite Italian Bistro. food was outstanding as usual. Service was great. We love this place and pick it often for any occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Foodie Approved!! Another great meal and service at Manninos. Very busy before the concert at VBA but Scott handled everything well. We had a big table so not sure what everyone had but the fresh mozzarella & prosciutto, she crab soup and sauteed calamari (splendid) apps, Veal marsala and veal piccata entrees....and for once tiramisu dessert (usually too full to order) . All tasty and well prepared. Thanks again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Mannino's Italian Bistro never fails to satisfy! Superb service, food and atmosphere. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

High quality Italian food. Megan, our server, was very knowledgeable & welcoming. We felt very comfortable & at home. ❤️
Hopefully one day they'll expand to Ohio!

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Antipasto appetizer was outstanding. The house-made mozzarella was fabulous. Entrée was very bland, not as expected from previous visits where the entrees had also been wonderful.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Service as well as the food was, as always, excellent. This is a regular place for the wife and I and where we take our family for a special night out.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food was delicious and our waitress was on top of things it was a wonderful dinner out with my husband. The take mostly reservations.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

We were able to get seats right away (not crowded at 6:45 on Thursday), food was great, our serve Diane was awesome-very friendly, attentive & knowledgeable.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent service and delicious dinner. The noise level gets much louder after 7 PM in the back room, so come well before then if you want a quiet dinner or request a table in the front room.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Food great along with the service. Some guests had kids that would not stop screaming and this spoiled the dinner . A little pricey for specials .

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We ended eating at Mannino's twice while visiting VA Beach as well as a large number of our other family's. Everything thing we got was great no one was disappointed with anything. The starters, soups and main course were all great. We will definitely eat there on return trips to the area.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Healthy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Mannino's was one of our favorite places to dine in the past. But over the past few years, changes in management and the opening of new locations seem to us as the reason for the prices to have increased drastically and the food and service to decline.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 14, 2017

All excellent as usual... consistsnt flavors at all locations and visits... nothing comes close.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Great food, great service. A realy nice place to dine and talk. You can carry on a conversation without raising your voice.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Exceptional service and food.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 4, 2017

The veal saltimbocca is the dish I usually order. The veal is tender and the sauce is not overpowering. We always end the evening with espresso. it's very good.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Great food and service. Always a good meal. You won't be disappointed!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Never disappointed, akways something to look forward to!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Casual, Authentic
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