Mannino's Italian Bistro - Oceanfront
Crispy fried cold water squid tubes with house marinara, parmesan cheese and herbs
Fresh pasta layered with house meat sauce, delicate ricotta béchamel, and fresh mozzarella and parmesan cheeses finished with plum tomato sauce
Two Jumbo Shrimp
Great food and service. Would definitely recommend.
We checked out this restaurant for Virginia Beach restaurant week. We were pleasantly surprised at all the choices and just ordered from the regular menu. The food was fresh, homemade and absolutely delicious. It was absolutely worth the trip from Norge. The service was terrific and the server made excellent suggestions.
Food was excellent! Also the best She Crab soup anywhere!
Great old school Italian restaurant with excellent food, attentive service, and average decor. Reminds me of growing up in NY. Love Mannino's.
The She-crab soup is easily the best at in Va. Beach. The Vitello con Peperoni was fantastic! The draft beer was very good but stay away from the House wine.
Great Italian restaurant. She crab the very best
First time here.... Excellent food and service! Our waitress, Misty, was FANTASTIC!This will be one our favorites in Virginia Beach. Don't miss out!
This was a Christmas Eve dinner and although the restaurant was busy, everything was perfect. The food is excellent as always, given the busyness the service was attentive and we had a very nice evening .
The crab soup is one of the best we have ever had, and the shrimp française is outstanding
Food & service were excellent, but place looks & feels outdated
Best Christmas Eve dinner! Will be coming back again soon.
Chicken Parm rocked!
Had friends from NY visiting she said the lasagna best she has ever had. Loved Hughie great waiter:) Overall love the food.
The interior of this restaurant is terrible
They need to update it .
Food is fine but an awful setting .
The food was absolute delicious from appetizers to main course. Our waiter Noel was terrific and very inventive and pleasant.
Food was very good as usual. Unfortunately we had a big loud birthday party next to us. Only food issues were the veal was a little gristly and the marinara was watery. Service was excellent! The sauteed baby spinach was also excellent.
We moved to Va Beach this summer, and Mannino's is already a favorite. We love taking visitors for a true oceanfront experience and GREAT Italian food. We start with the Bruschetta con Gorgonzola. And one of us always orders the Tortellini Mannino, which is the best comfort food you can imagine. And on top of the wonderful food, the waitstaff is friendly and attentive. :-)
The food was excellent and plentiful. Service was very good. A very pleasant and relaxing dinner.
The reservation process was simple. Excellent food and courteous service!
The food was very good but the decor is very dated and no servers wore masks.
Another great meal at this family-owned favorite. Can’t go wrong with the portobello parm and she crab soup.
This is our third visit to Virginia Beach and we eat here every time. Food is always fresh and delicious. Absolutely love it!!
Excellent food and service. Food was so fresh . We will be back.
Great food as always
Looked it up on trip advisor and was pleasantly surprised at the food quality,selection and the excellent service
Great fresh seafood. Special requests are not a problem. Outstanding she crab soup. Had the black cod francese special with baby artichokes last night. Yum
Great place. great food. great atmosphere. Would recommend
Our dinner was thoroughly enjoyed. My husband had manicotti that he said was the best he's ever had. I had chicken marsala that was cooked perfectly and so delicious. Our waiter Noah was attentive and full of suggestions. We shared tiramisu and it was superb. We took to go bags with us as the portions were more than we could eat at one setting. I can't say enough good things about their food. We've never had a bad experience.
Great staff and wonderful food!
Another amazing meal at Mannino's. Actually had the guts to try their eggplant parmigiana. Nobody, but nobody makes it as good as my wife, BUT this time I was pleasantly surprised. I have never had good eggplant parmigiana at a restaurant, until tonight! Delicious!!
This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the area. I have never been disappointed here. The food is excellent. Service is always pleasant and helpful. I recommend this always to my friends and family. Buon appetito
Been here twice now and each time the food was absolutely amazing and the service was spectacular. I highly recommend reservations to guarantee your seating. I will make it a point to stop here every time I come to town.
Misty was great
Good atmosphere, good customer service, great food!!!
Really good food! Ambiance 6 out of 10. A little stingy with the wine per glass.
The food was excellent as always and the service was on point. Our waiter and waitress had great and friendly personalities. The only reason I took one star away is because the ambiance is more casual
We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated immediately. Due either to Covid or lack of staffing, they had half of the dining room closed off. It was a full house @ 6:45 Saturday night. Tile floors and full tables made for an elevated noise level.
We ordered (to share) fried calamari, a cup of onion soup, and lasagna bolognese. The calamari order was HUGE; definitely enough for four people to share, so with two of us we ate only about half of the plate. Not quite cooked to a crispy enough state (perhaps due to so many being cooked at once: over-crowding the fry basket). Standard breading could have benefitted from some Parmesan cheese added in.
The French onion soup was nothing special. Strange pieces/slivers of crouton submerged below the melted mozzarella. One slice of onion in the cup. Pleasant Marsala wine infused stock. A little salty. Barely warm.
The lasagna bolognese was the highlight of the meal. Tender layers of pasta with ricotta and marinara. Bolognese was on point. HUGE serving even for two people splitting the entree.
Almost everyone in the restaurant left carrying to-go bags. Portions are on the generous side. Overall, an average experience on the northern end of the Atlantic Avenue strip, catering to beach-going tourists on foot. If you have a vehicle I’m sure better options can be found away from the oceanfront.
Food as usual, very good. Our server very attentive but not overbearing. Drinks take a bit longer than expected to get them and the decor really needs to be updated. But we go for the foor and will definitely return.
Everything outstanding; great service and food. We have always enjoyed the restaurant.
Birthday trip from roanoke to manninos!
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 836 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.