Mannino's Italian Bistro - Oceanfront

4.7
832 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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dd1522
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great old school Italian restaurant with excellent food, attentive service, and average decor. Reminds me of growing up in NY. Love Mannino's.

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Southernbelle1
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant. She crab the very best

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TomB
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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DaleH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Joey
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food & service were excellent, but place looks & feels outdated

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Jules
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Christmas Eve dinner! Will be coming back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chicken Parm rocked!

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JudyF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had friends from NY visiting she said the lasagna best she has ever had. Loved Hughie great waiter:) Overall love the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The interior of this restaurant is terrible
They need to update it .
Food is fine but an awful setting .

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DonnaJ
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolute delicious from appetizers to main course. Our waiter Noel was terrific and very inventive and pleasant.

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JC420
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

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Cathy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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. :-)

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MichaelB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and plentiful. Service was very good. A very pleasant and relaxing dinner.

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ClydeJ
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reservation process was simple. Excellent food and courteous service!

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DanielF
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was very good but the decor is very dated and no servers wore masks.

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HeatherP
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at this family-owned favorite. Can’t go wrong with the portobello parm and she crab soup.

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DoloresMan
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third visit to Virginia Beach and we eat here every time. Food is always fresh and delicious. Absolutely love it!!

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Buckeye
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Food was so fresh . We will be back.

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Chip
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Looked it up on trip advisor and was pleasantly surprised at the food quality,selection and the excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Excellent food

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AnnO
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. great food. great atmosphere. Would recommend

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CarolynD
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MICHELLEC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and wonderful food!

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PeterS
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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Manig
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Misty was great

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DerrimiusH
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere, good customer service, great food!!!

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stephanie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really good food! Ambiance 6 out of 10. A little stingy with the wine per glass.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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Novafoodguru
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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RobertK
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

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.

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Fluxman
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything outstanding; great service and food. We have always enjoyed the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday trip from roanoke to manninos!

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JimW
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Always look forward to visiting there!

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ElizabethH
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Maraya was the best! I am not sure I am spelling her name correctly! She was awesome!

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VanJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always great service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here, a pleasant surprise, The best Crab Soup, chicken Franzese and Bolognese. Not real fancy, but you can't the fixtures. Ask for Noa's tables. Attentive, friendly and courteous. Enjoy!

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 832 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.