We had a pre-Shamrock half-marathon dinner on Saturday night. Mannino's had prepared a special race menu which was a nice gesture due to the hundreds of race attendees who would probably be stopping in for dinner. We ended up ordering off their regular menu and our dinners were fantastic. My date and I split the greek salad which had a unique dressing that I've been craving since finishing the salad. I ordered the tortellini rustica (tortellini, sausage, mushrooms and artichoke hearts in a tomato cream sauce) which was perfect and my date had a spicy shrimp dish (can't remember the name), which he thoroughly enjoyed. We were offered fresh warm bread as we waited for our dinners. Mannino's is very well staffed from the hostesses greeting us to the servers, bussers, and bartenders. Overall a great experience!
The staff is great. The food is AMAZING! Love it here.
Great food and service! I can't wait to come back!
Our first time here and enjoyed every minute. Service was exceptional as was the food and dessert. We will definitely be back.
Very good fresh food and quality service. Highly recommended!
Breaded shrimp and fish was soggy noodles were cold bread was soggy just overall it wasn't good.
We were here for my husbands birthday during restaurant week. I had a crab soup which was delicious and set my expectations for the rest to come. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. My main entree was the fresh catch of the day- rockfish. It was so over cooked that it was like eating rubber and it sat in a tasteless mass of broth laying over a bed of over cooked penne. My husband had the meatball appetizer which he said was just okay. His chicken parmigiana came a little over cooked over a bed of again super over cooked penne. Our desserts were fine. Nothing spectacular but not bad. Service was good and staff was friendly. My husband doesn’t like to complain so we didn’t say anything about the fish or pasta....but this is an Italian restaurant so they should know how to serve pasta!
This was our second time dining here. Always great service and the food is fantastic! We come to Virginia Beach every year for a little get away. We will continue to dine here!
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal
At Mannino’s Bistro. Food was delicious & staff excellent. Highly recommend.
The prosciutto with fresh mozzarella appetizer and rockfish entree were divine. The tiramisu was a bit dry. Our server was wonderful and the wine wonderful! We went Thursday night during restaurant week. We will definitely go back.
Excellent food and service! Best she crab soup I’ve ever had.
Our waiter John was most engaging and helpful as usual.
The food and service were great. They have the very best She Crab soup
Excellent Food and Service. I went with the server's recommendation on the special and it was fabulous. We will be back.
This was a late decision choice and it work out perfectly for our group of 7. The Tortellini Rústico was out of this world. Thanks.
Great food, service needs to improve although it was a busy night. However the manager took care of us as he should have! Great job by management taking care of the situation!
I had a reservation at 7 and they “couldn’t find it” so I had to Wait over an hour for a table. The food wasn’t hot and my waitress was rude.
Horrible experience. Cramped seating to the point where the waitresses kept hitting my chair as they walked by.
You couldn’t have a conversation because the next table was so close to you so it didn’t feel private. Not the type of environment you want for a special occasion.
Took 20 minutes to get drink orders, my water wasn’t refilled until we were about to leave. I asked for the dessert menu and never received it. The waitress apologized for the wait but in a monotone, generic voice where it didn’t seem genuine.
The food was bland. My portabello mushroom tasted old. It was overall a very crummy experience.
I never leave reviews and I understand that it was busy because it was Valentines Day. However, I felt that the experience was unfair for my attempt at a romantic evening.
Ken the manager was helping cover tables and did a great job covering the two of us on Valentines Day evening!! The meal was excellent as was the wine Ken helped us pick. The She Crab Soup was as advertised excellent as was the specials Lobster Bisque and Prime Rib. For a very busy night the restaurant did a great job serving us great meals in a timely manner!!
Recommended by a friend. Sat at bar, both bartenders were fun but had to put up with our pal who has been lonely lately. They handled it better than my wife. We’ll be back (without him)👌!
This was our 1st time and overall it was a great experience! The food was very good and good value! Our waitress was great and we were carltching up with old friends so we were taking our time! Was a little disappointed on the interior but that will not stop us from going again or recommending!
Awesome all around
Excellent Italian food. The veal marsala was pounded super thin with a wonderful wine sauce not a gravy like some places make. The mozzarella bruschetta was delicious as well as the meatballs and chicken parmesan. Overall an excellent meal and our server John was fantastic. Can't wait to go back
I really enjoyed my food here. I had dinner on a cold Saturday night and ordered the pasta con pollo and was very satisfied with the flavor and size. I also had an Italian lemon drop martini and enjoyed it immensely. My waitress (I forget her name) was very kind and attentive. I will return if I come to VA beach again.
We enjoyed an amazing dinner on NYE. Everything from soups to bread to entrees and cappuccino was delicious, well prepared and generous in portions. Their private label wines were wonderful, especially the sangiovese. Highly recommend!
We had a great experience, as always, at Manninos. The food was fantastic and our service was wonderful, especially since there was so much going on for NYE. We always go back and feel welcomed by the staff with each visit. This is a hidden gem at the oceanfront that I hope everyone gets the chance to try!
I went to Mannino's for a solo New Years' Eve meal. I was not disappointed. They had some worthy vegetarian options and were happy to adjust dishes to suit my dietary needs. The servers and service was great. The staff was attentive and had great energy and personality. The Manager checked in to make sure all was well. And the food was absolutely delicious with super healthy portions. I took some home and warmed it up 2 days later for my parents and myself and they loved it. My father literally asked where I got it from. It was an adjusted chef's special. The cheese tortellini with mushrooms, carmelized onions and sun-dried tomatoes. (It usually comes with peas and proscuitto but I subbed those to things for the sun-dried tomatoes). Wonderful- I would get it again and I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Delicious food, great service and friendly staff! Perfect way to celebrate my husband's birthday; they even included a birthday card signed by the staff!
We decided to try this restaurant for my wife's birthday - based on the reviews we read here on Open Table. We were not disappointed! The ambience is casual and pleasant - the food and the service are top-notch. Our server, Ken, was very cordial, attentive, and knowledgeable. We began with a shared clams appetizer, followed by the frutti di mare and vitello saltimbocca. I cannot begin to say how very fresh the ingredients were and how authentic the entrees were! (I am a NY Italian-American.) Portion sizes were very generous as well. Ken recommended an excellent red zinfandel - on special that night - which complimented everything beautifully. For dessert (I can't believe we found room!), we had a chocolate chip cannoli and a tiramisu (both house made and wonderfully decadent!). We will definitely return here the next time we visit Virginia Beach. Highly recommended!
I rarely write reviews but I will make an exception. I had not gone to the oceanfront location before, but chose it because it was closer than Kempsville. I had planned to go with a friend... who had gone aggressively vegan since we last saw each other. I actually like a lot of vegan dishes ... but the tent revival fervor... not so much.
Anyway the restaurant was practically empty, and the parking at this location is difficult (parking deck behind Pocahontas pancakes)
The food and service were as good as at Kempsville but the emptiness of the venue was offputting. I suppose it is busy during tourist season. The food was excellent. I will return with carnivorous friends soon.
Waiter was very nice and polite but a better talker than server. Had to ask for things more than once
Food is fantastic but don’t leave without having a cup of the she crab soup!
Great food great service will go there again and again...loved it
Crab soup was outstanding! Kathryn wad wonderful, helpful waitress. Very good experience!
I really am glad I gave this location another shot during a less busy time. The food was absolutely superb and the service was top-notch. I always order the she-crab soup from Mannino's as it is the absolute best in the area. The pollo francese was fresh and delicious. The pollo portofino was to die for. My family was very pleased with their experience as was I. Don't forget to try the desserts. The tiramisu is the absolute best in Hampton Roads! I highly recommend this restaurant and will return when I am craving the most authentic Italian in Hampton Roads.
Don’t judge by appearances. Excellent food and service. Good wine list. Great value.
The food was outstanding. Best veal parm I can remember and I get it almost all the time at Italian restaurants.
Came for Virginia Beach Restaurant Week and enjoyed a well planned meal to include appetizer and dessert at a nominal fee. My husband and will be returning as there were so many choices on the menu that looked worth trying. I had the She-Crab soup, Shrimp Scampi and Chocolate Martini - I will be returning to partake in those as well - especially the soup. One of the best I have ever tasted. Waite staff was quick and attentive. It was a very nice Sunday evening dinner.
The food was absolutely amazing !!
Highly reccoment the Oyster App