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Mannino's Italian Bistro - Oceanfront

4.7
4.7
919 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Mannino's Italian Bistro is an upscale casual restaurant offering "Olde World" Italian cuisine infused with updated New York stylings, an extensive wine list, and a full bar selection.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (757) 390-2580

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    John M. Mannino

  • Catering

    Plated Service, Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations, or DIY with our Pans To Go!

  • Neighborhood

    Virginia Beach

  • Cross street

    35th Street

  • Parking details

    Limited spaces in garage - entrance on 35th Street.

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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What 919 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Italian

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Italian

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  1. CD

    CharlesD

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a great restaurant at the Beach. The food and service are always excellent.
  2. JO

    JOSEPH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and staff were fantastic, I highly recommend it to anyone.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was extensive and the food was excellent.
  4. K

    Kmac

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Carli was our server- very attentive and if something was forgotten she was quick to apologize. Penne arriabiatta was indeed spicy, so be forewarned (I love spicy). Portions were huge. Was quite busy (Friday night) and glad we made a reservation.
  5. EF

    EliseF

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, veal was so tender. Walking distance from our hotel. Loved the pasta sauce too
  6. JD

    JDerrick

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, portion size, and service!
  7. MS

    MarySS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and atmosphere was wonderful! Great amount of food! Make reservations.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  9. UB

    UnamusedBouche

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food, huge portions. The waitstaff were a little overwhelmed with each other, because we could hear the comments under their breath everytime they walked past our table. Best to keep that stuff to the breakroom. Overall though, good meal. It’s not on the oceanfront though, it’s a block over facing the street, next to Pocahontas pancakes. Street parking is metered. I didn’t like the additional “city tax” ontop of the sales tax…especially because not every establishment is charging that. An explanation to diners would be great of what that charge is for. Name it “for our staff” and I’ll gladly give more.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Great staff. Amazing food
  11. K

    Kendall

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening! The service was terrific! The food was even better! Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. We definitely will be back!
  12. LS

    LindaS

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went with reservations and were immediately seated. Service was good and the food was excellent. I had clams and linguine. It was the best I’ve had in a long time. Bread was delicious and warm. Was served with oil and balsamic vinegar. This was our first time to Virginia Beach and I would come back just to eat at Manninos again
  13. JG

    JulieG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I was very impressed with the food and the service (we had Noah as our server but the hostess was also very nice and professional) we had at Mannino's. We would not have gotten in without our reservation so I am glad we had one. The sausage and mozzarella appetizer was outstanding. I could have ate that and the table bread and been quite happy. The penne a la vodka was fantastic, as was the lasagna. The Scampi Fracese that our friend had looked spectacular and he said it was fabulous. I would absolutely eat there again. I mean, a restaurant that PULLS THEIR OWN MOZZARELLA? Can't beat that.
  14. L

    Leanne

    Richmond

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fresh and wonderfully prepared food. Very friendly service.
  15. LB

    LucilleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very easy to set up reservation on their online site. We were seated right away even though we were a little early. Server came right over and brought water asking if we wanted something else to drink. Took our order. Brought out delicious warm bread and set up our oil dip. Appetizers came out hot and quick. Absolutely delicious. Food came out and was fantastic ! Would highly recommend coming and enjoying some delicious Italian food.
  16. r

    robertp

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service will come back , gracefully working together
  17. J

    Jeff

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice quiet local place with calm atmosphere and great food, great portions. Homemade dishes.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time back in a week. We enjoyed it so much . The crabtini and oyster appetizer are to die for!! We also had fried mozzarella and zucchini and dont forget the crab soup!!! All of it was amazing!!! Yes we got all appetizers the second visit because we enjoyed them so much!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No complaints, everything was great. The appetizers and entrees were great portions. The Lobster Ravioli is must and of course the She-crab soup! Would definitely recommend.
  20. JD

    JayD

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. We started with the she crab soup. It's wonderful. Next was fried calamari, which was great as well. I had the veal, eggplant, portabella stack and my wife had a lobster ravioli with vodka sauce special. Both were awesome. The marinara sauce is excellent. Of course we brought food home. They give you a lot. Service was great too. High recommended this restaurant if you want good Italian food.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! Waitress was awesome! Definitely try the she crap soup. The best!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I were looking for a good Italian restaurant in Virginia Beach. We found it in Manninos Italian Bistro. The hostess was very welcoming and friendly. The food was delicious, with good portion size. The service was excellent, David P. was our server who was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wine. He made the experience that more enjoyable. Gloria
  23. C

    Corinne

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service, worthy of a first-class restaurant. The restaurant itself could use a little updating to be on par with the food and service. Seafood linguine and the bruschetta were standouts.
  24. PS

    PamelaS

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Memorial Day Weekend!! Make sure you get there in time for Happy Hour. The jumbo shrimp rose was awesome!!! The chicken dish also yummy. Had a Espresso Martini and that too was serious! May go back to have another this weekend. Good service. Good bread. Good experience. Great walk there and back!
  25. M

    Manig

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mannino's is my favorite Italian restaurant in the area. I always like to try a different entrée each time we go there and have never been disappointed. This time we brought my daughter and son-in-law along. We shared the antipasto which is a very nice spread. I had the she-crab soup (the best I've tasted in the area). Noah, our server, is excellent, attentive and enjoyable. All-in-all a very pleasurable experience.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very good Italian with a nice atmosphere
  27. MF

    MichaelF

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice place to eat with good Italian food. We sat at the bar before our reservation and enjoyed some good wine. The bartender was very personable and made some great wine recommendations. I would recommend this place, you will not be disappointed!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious and service was great. We are visiting the area… if we were locals, it would definitely become one of our go-to places for Italian food
  29. RL

    RobertL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service was exceptional. My wife loves their eggplant parm. The best she has ever had. The staff couldn't have been nicer and more attentive. Even the manager Julie jumped in and helped out to make sure the customers were all happy and taken care of. I highly recommend making a reservation as this is a popular location especially with locals.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was extremely delicious and our waiter Gene was the best. Def would go back everytime im in Virginia
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noah was incredibly attentive and helpful with selections. Good was absolutely amazing. Flavorful, perfect temp, pasta was cooked to perfection - highly recommend!
  32. TF

    ThaddeusF

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crab soup is out of this world. We're Italian and this is how close to Italian you can eat in Virginia Beach. Highly would recommend this place for those who are looking for a great Italian restaurant.
  33. DA

    DanielA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great food!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gene, our server was awesome. He was kind and made excellent recommendations and choices on the menu. I chose the chicken and sausage specialty and my husband had Scampi Fra Diavolo. It was superb. When we return to Virginia Beach, we will be back. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.
  35. DV

    DanV

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Mother’s Day
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner! Perfect cocktails and our waitress Misty was phenomenal!!
  37. Z

    Zopa

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The server was the best! So accommodating, friendly, courteous and prompt with everything. Scampi Della Casa yummy, not cloying, side cooked spinach cooked perfectly to a soft texture w oil. My sisters linguine con vongole and chicken was and Tiramisu topped off a really good meal! Quiet on a weeknight. One suggestion: seats in booth have thin cushion on a hardwood bench—not so comfortable.
  38. PC

    PeggyC

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was excellent, so tasty. Our server, Dave, was very attentive and courteous. We will definitely be back again.
  39. SH

    SarahH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very impressed with the cuisine. Everything we ordered was delicious. Our wine was spectacular, the fried cheese + zucchini was decadent, crab soup is sweet and addictive. Each meal we ordered was absolutely delicious, I can’t imagine you would get a disappointing meal. Tiramisu was a tiramisu lovers dream. I was not 100% convinced I got a cappuccino, it seemed like just delicious straight espresso but along with the tiramisu it was wonderful and I had no complaints. My Italian dinner date night was made a reality, and we will definitely return.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    My parents purchased a place 3 weeks before covid hit in 2020. We are a family that loves food and trying places especially locally owned or non chained. This place had been on our list for a while and we finally went to oceanfront location. OMG! We had the fried mozzarella, bruschetta, clams posillipo, French onion soup, and she crab soup. It was all delicious and their mozz is homemade! It’s hard to even describe how good this stuff was! The broth from the clams could be a soup itself it was so good. Best French onion I think I have ever had and the she crab was delicious and full of crab meat! For dinner we had the shrimp scampi, tortellini and pollo portifino! I got the chicken which I thought was the absolute best! They all enjoyed theirs as well. We got the homemade tiramisu, choc truffles, and cannoli to go because we were stuffed! They were also delicious . They have two locations and we will definitely be back!! Probably one of the best meals we have had in Va Beach!

FAQs

Mannino's Italian Bistro - Oceanfront offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 390-2580.

Mannino's Italian Bistro - Oceanfront is rated 4.7 stars by 919 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Mannino's Italian Bistro - Oceanfront

3420 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach, VA 23514

Additional information

  • Cross street

    35th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Virginia Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Limited spaces in garage - entrance on 35th Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John M. Mannino

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (757) 390-2580

  • Catering

    Plated Service, Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations, or DIY with our Pans To Go!

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