Mannino's Italian Bistro - Oceanfront
Cheese tortellini tossed with caramelized onions, wild mushrooms, English peas, & prosciutto ham in parmesan cream
Crispy fried cold water squid tubes with house marinara, parmesan cheese and herbs
Always a great place to go get a meal. We share the crab-tini appetizer which is so filling and then try different items but you can never go wrong with the specials.
The food is very good. However, the dining room needs updating. Linen table cloths would be nice - even the old-style Italian red and white checkerboard is better that bare tables. Lighting is bright. The overall atmosphere does not give the diner the sensation of warmth and coziness that is typical of an Italian bistro. The corny Chianti bottles with dripping candle wax would fit right into the style of this eatery. I hope the owner takes this review to heart, because the food is really good and deserves a better venue to show it off.
The restaurant looked dirty from the glass doors at the entrance to the sticky floors all over the place. I guess I had high expectations due to so many positive reviews and great pics online but the reality didn't look like in the pictures. We had a waiter who was very polite but he was visibly sweating and sniffling as if he was sick, wearing a loose fitting mask and had an open raw wound on the top of his hand. This was a real turn off, considering the pandemic. So we decided to cancel our order and leave immediately.
I love french onion soup, and this was by far the best french onion soup I have ever had. Our meals were very good as well and the service was top notch. I can't say enough good things about this place.
This meal was amazing and will be a staple for our visits to the Va Beach oceanfront. Highly recommend!
Great food. Great service. Nice menu lots of options.
Popular place so rightfully so, get a reservation or you will wait an hour. Great greeting into the place, and we were sat right at the time of our reservation. “Bobby” was our waiter and this man was a real professional. He knew the menu, he spoke with respect and humor, one of the best waiters we ever had anywhere. The food was very good and hot, the prices are good compared to the quality and quantity of food. The only drawback was I was not really social distanced (6 feet) from another table, my wife was, but not me. Also the table next to me was a table of 8 and they were very loud and it was annoying.
Bistro Italian...asked for a different table as first one in dark area. No help from hostess. Good food, salads huge!
Felt somewhat rushed and the server did not come back to check if food was as expected. One entree was not correct. We were in and out in just under an hour! Great if you have to be somewhere; not so if you are looking for time to relax over a meal.
We went to Mannino’s for our Rehearsal dinner a year ago, and absolutely loved it so we came back for our 1 year Anniversary and it was incredible! We both ordered the special which was a lobster and shrimp pasta, and it was quite possibly the best meal I have ever had in my life. The service was on point with timing, and the
Had a VERY Nice Dinner here. Would definitely recommend. Ask for Vasili to be your Server - He does an AWESOME JOB!
Visiting from out of town. It was close so we gave it a try. We love good Italian food. This place was a huge hit with the whole family. Better than I expected.
Great meal and service a great place for a date or special occasion
We have eaten at Mannino’s many times at the kempsville location. The oceanfront just seemed to be off par, service was just ok and food was good. Bit not as good as it is normally. My wife ordered the beef with risotto special and the risotto was not cooked properly. A little disappointed
The restaurant was clean. The service was friendly. The menu had a good selection. The food was excellent and large portions. Everyone liked their meal
Made reservations and arrived on time. We were placed at a table in the back near a large party (not sure why they allowed a 25-30 person party, with COVID -19 issues still ongoing). The party was so loud we could not converse or easily hear the waiter. We waited 20+ minutes for service. Bread, normally served first, was delivered mid-meal. The waiter repeatedly apologized for both the service and noise, but made no effort to move us or fix the situation. The food was average, at best (I recommend avoiding the lasagna). There are plenty of other restaurants nearby - find another place.
Ordered 2 specials and both were outstanding. Had the crab soup too, of course.
Veal parmigiana was very tender. Service was attentive. Great restaurant highly recommend
Fantastic spot on the beach for a fine-dining Italian experience. Food is spot-on!
I LOVED the food! Lived in Italy for a year and this was extremely close. The staff & chef was amazing. They tweeked a meal for me to my liking and it came out perfect!
Misty was our server. She was friendly, professional, and very attentive. Overall, she was the best server on our 5-day trip.
The food and the ambience were below expectations.
Very good server. Food was nicely prepared. Specials were good.
Upon entering, I wasn't sure the food would live up to the amazing reviews and many awards. The decor is outdated and it does not feel inviting, however the service and food were outstanding. I got the she crab soup and manicotti - both were superb. I highly recommend this restaurant. This place is the very definition of "don't judge a book by its cover."
We live out of town and always make Mannino’s a must do when visiting Virginia Beach. The food and service are outstanding. The food rivals our favorites in both New York City and San Francisco.
The food was excellent!! I am glad I found this place while celebrating my Bday in VA Beach!
Fantastic Italian food
No one goes there for the ambience, with stained plywood walls and booths the place doesn't generate love. But if you love good Italian food and friendly wait staff then it's for you
We had frutta de mare and the 14 oz ribeye steak Italian style. The steak came out exactly the way I ordered it and my date was overwhelmed with the seafood before she could find the pasta. Yes, the portions are big so come hungry.
We visited the VA Beach location and parking is a hassle but if you drive along Pacific street parking can be found fir a few bucks.
BTW have a cup of their famous She Crab soup. Very good
Good service, great food!
The food was amazing with huge portions. She crab soup is award winning for a reason. Very delicious.
The food was perfect. Great Italian food. The food was fresh and all was made in house! I highly recommend Mannino’s!
Very pleasant evening. Service was efficient & our waiter knew his menu. Very attentive. Generous portions. Kudos to the chef. Would recommend.
My husband and I eat at Mannino's every time we stay at Virginia Beach. My husband ordered the she crab soup and the crabtini. Both were excellent. I had the veal francese which was good but I was a little disappointed in the dish. It was a huge serving so my husband helped me eat it. I find the portions much larger than they need to be. There are a couple of shrimp dishes which are smaller but you get a large amount of pasta and very few shrimp. I wish you could order half portions. I ordered the tiramisu to go which was ok. I put the remainder in the fridge and ate it the next day and it was fabulous! The service is always excellent. You can't beat the location within walking distance from the boardwalk. I definitely recommend this restaurant.
Great Italian food! We had the Veal Francese & Tortellini Mannino ... both were superb!
One of the best Italian restaurants at the beach. Pleasant atmosphere and great food and service. Been here many times and never leave disappointed. Due to coronavirus social distancing was taken into account and staff wears masks.
First visit & it was amazing! Ross was our server & recommended delicious dishes. Best calamari we've ever had & we've had a lot! It's our new favorite restaurant on the oceanfront.
Food was fantastic and well worth it! really just needs updated felt very dated inside
Although the decor of the restaurant seemed outdated, we were pleasantly surprised how wonderful our dining experience turned out. Food was delicious, portions of the meals were plentiful. The house made mozzarella was flavorful and fresh. Our server was very attentive. A great place to go with families!
Says ocean front and it is not. Food was good just came out one on top of the other. Server was fine
The best lasagna I’ve ever had in my life! Amazing bruschetta! There’s not one complaint! Fabulous service and a must do! I dread eating Italian anywhere else now.
Good food, good service, overall great!
Perfect for a quiet dinner for 4. Properly social distanced, attentive but not overbearing staff. Excellent appetizers, entrees and desserts!
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 589 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.