Mannino's Italian Bistro - Oceanfront

4.6
639 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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4.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow.
Outstanding. Service, food.
Would have never expected such a fabulous experience from the exterior.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I were in Virginia Beach for a track meet. We decided last minute to eat at Mannino’s. We are so glad we did!! Our server was fantastic!! (I wish I remembered his name) We left there with our bellies full and ready to travel back home to New Jersey. The food and service were excellent and we will definitely visit if we are in the area again.

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vipMegRichford
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Wasn’t what we were expecting from an Italian restaurant at the Oceanfront. We waited 10 minutes before the hostess greeted us, and didn’t receive our entree until 56min after ordering. Food wasn’t very great for the price point. Won’t go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband got the seafood pasta special and it was some of the best I have ever had.

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PeterS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Maninnos is a very moderately priced fine Italian restaurant. The food is typically consistent every time we dine here, whether at the Ocean Front or Princess Anne. This time I had an issue with my Chicken Parm, but took most of it home, so I wasn't able to advise the server. There was one inedible bite at the restaurant, which I assumed was just a bad butcher job, but when I ate the leftovers for lunch the next day there were many bad bites. I'm sure they would have made it right, so I am not deducting any stars for this. We will definitely return for some fine Italian food, in the near future.

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Lupo
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Frutti di mare special was excellent. Bread was poor (dry/stale), definitely not Italian bread. Good service from Misty. Good location when staying at the ocean front. Parking available for guests.

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EvanB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fair prices, excellent staff, and a wonderful time my wife and I had!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great First Experience, the bar tender and chef for the night did a great job

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JakeC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dinner was amazing! All of our food and drinks were prepared perfectly. The only complaint we had was that our waitress was a bit loud and seemed to be having a tough night. She was nice, just seemed to be a little all over the place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Bobby, he’s the man! Wonderful dining experience on a very special occasion.

Awesome everything, I’ll be back!

Thanks Mannino’s!!

DH
DocHamm
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

She crab soup and crabtini appetizers were AWESOME!!

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vipjoeQ
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mannino's at the oceanfront is one of our go to restaurants when we want to have a special night out. Waitstaff is always friendly, efficient and personable. The food is good and plentiful and the menu is varied and suitable for anyone's taste. If you are looking for a friendly Italian restaurant for a romantic or special night out give Mannino's at the oceanfront a try and ask for Adam, he is a great waiter.

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ShannonE
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time eating here there were no disappointments. The food plates were largely portioned and tasty. We ordered a bottle of wine and were told it was happy hour, they gave us a discount on the bottle which was wonderful. The staff were very nice and personable.

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RobertA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mannino’s continues to have the best Italian food in the Tidewater area. The menu is extensive, imaginative, and the food is always fresh!!

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carolyno
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are in the bar area and Julie, the bartender, waited on us and was fantastic! It was a great dinner with excellent personal service and we can’t wait to go back.

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vipLeesyblue
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Adam was wonderful. He really made the meal. Can’t wait to go back again soon and ask for his section!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service outstanding!

DP
DorothyP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time going here. It was Virginia Beach Restaurant Week. We really enjoyed the 3 course meal and the choices they had for it. The crab soup is to die for.

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vipGeorgeG
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special meal! Scallops were delish and the wine pairing was just right! We'll be back.

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Beachgirl
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The She Crab soup did not disappoint. So yummy! Greatly appreciate that you participate in Restaurant Week! Everything was delicious and portion was very generous.
Thank you for a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our first time trying this restaurant. Went during restaurant week. Had a nice meal and we were able to try several dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience!!!

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SallyC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here specifically for the She Crab Soup and a glass of wine. Service was wonderful and the She Crab Soup was delicious. I would love to go back and actually have a meal. I would definitely recommend.

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DawnQ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Our server Adam was wonderful. We will definitely visit again

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MinM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and huge portions, more than enough to share or take home for lunch next day! Our server was super friendly, super attentive, and helpful. The drinks were strong and tasty. The calamari was perfectly fried, not greasy and very tender. The pollo peporoni was so flavorful. The housemade mozzarella was the freshest we've had! And the hot fresh baked bread basket was never empty. We will definitely be back!

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vipCarol
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bob was our waiter and he was outstanding. My husband, my teenage son and myself made a reservation and dined at Manning’s for the first time. The menu had many options and Bob made a couple of recommendations that were delicious. Overall, the appetizers and entrees were hot and absolutely outstanding. Everything was beyond our expectations. We will return again the next time we visit VA beach.

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Gail
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and portions were more than adequate. The Italian bread was good also.

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MindyH
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and the food was absolutely amazing!

TB
TerBear
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best crab bisque ever! Entrees are truly authentic Italian and consistently delicious. The service is outstanding as well. A favorite restaurant to visit when in town.

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Scott
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and overall experience. Our waiter “Bobby” was awesome and he helped us work through our multi course meal. Would definitely recommend this place for an intimate dinner for two.

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JulieL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner as usual! My favorite place! Service was great! Bobby made our night! Food was AMAZING!

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PeterS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

once again, and outstanding meal with excellent service!

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LoveItalian
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Service was excellent! She crab soup was the best I have tasted. I didn't care for the mozzarella cheese in the roasted garlic appetizer, and would have preferred goat cheese. Sausage, onions, and peppers was a tad greasy. Clams were good as well as the penne a alla vodka. Calamari was tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife and I had a magnificent evening. Both our meals were absolutely fantastic. During the entire meal my Wife could not stop commenting how savory and delicious it was. Thank you Mannino's. Your wait staff is outstanding and your food is extraordinary.

KL
KimberlyL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little Italian restaurant find! The service was exceptional. The food amazing and a lovely feel overall. We definitely plan on going back. Highly recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner was amazing. Our server Lauren was knowledgeable about the menu and was there to make sure our visit was incredible. I have ate here many times and I’m always happy with whatever I order. The food is the very best, you can’t go wrong with anything you order, all delicious! Kudo’s to Chief Carlos!

JS
JeanneS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As always, a very enjoyable meal. We look for any opportunity to eat at Mannino's Oceanfront, and it was our first choice to travel to Virginia Beach for Christmas Eve dinner. Great food and service!

LP
LorraineP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. My friends and I had an ugly sweater couples night and none of us had been here before. The food was amazing and the staff were great! We are definitely visiting again

DM
DonM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious best she crab soup that I have ever tasted The service was excellent Lauren was our server she was very professional and knowledgeable

LW
vipLindaW
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I expected a little more ambiance. The food was good, waiter was attentive and friendly, the interior was very dated and didn't look clean. It could use a makeover.

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 4.6 stars by 639 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.