Mannino's Italian Bistro - Oceanfront

4.6
610 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.0
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Scott
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
1 review
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
1 review
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!

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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!

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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

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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

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vipLindaW
Richmond
21 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Perfect date night restaurant!

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JoanS
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough about Manino's. It was a most wonderful restaurant with great service, wonderful food, and a fine time we had. I will definitely return in the near future.

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vipDavidL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very average American Italian restaurant. There’s nothing authentic about this place unless we’re comparing it to other American Italian restaurants like Olive Garden. Service was better than average, but otherwise this place was very forgettable.

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CheryJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food quality and portion size was outstanding. Very customer service oriented as well. I
We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant, serving outstanding food. Highly recommend Mannino's to everyone who travels to Virginia Beach

JF
JudyF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as usual especially crab soup and fried oyster app. Our waitress was adorable and attentive.

MD
vipMimzyD
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal on a Friday night in a clean, safe environment. We enjoyed fried mozzarella and zucchini along with an amazing Crabtini! Both dishes complimented our cocktails nicely. The next course was their famous crab bisque. It was a revelation - fresh, creamy, with lots of crab meat and the perfect dash of nutmeg. If nothing else, order this soup!! My husband then had the chef’s special pink sauce with shrimp and pasta. I enjoyed a lighter shrimp and fettuccine in white wine sauce.
Our waitress, Misty, was a delight and really made the evening enjoyable. A gorgeous Barolo complimented the meal and was very reasonably priced. If you are looking for fresh, delicious food and service with a welcoming smile you can’t do better than Mannino’s Italian Bistro!!

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Tablefor3not4
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was outstanding. Huge pieces of fresh crab in the crab soup...No skimping there. The Tortellini Rustica was soooo good. I ate my leftovers at 9am the next day and enjoyed it just as much as the night before! Our server was delightful. Steady crowd, but appropriately distanced and staff wore masks 100% of the time.

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Alee
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Always start with the Crab-Tini and end with the Tiramisu. Each and every dish we have had here has been wonderful and the portions are large enough to take home leftovers.

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vipNYCmeatlover
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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ceser
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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.

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AndrewM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

SG
ShariG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was amazing and will be a staple for our visits to the Va Beach oceanfront. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. Nice menu lots of options.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JLMus
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipMonteG
Charlotte
109 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a VERY Nice Dinner here. Would definitely recommend. Ask for Vasili to be your Server - He does an AWESOME JOB!

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Bradl
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipjoeQ
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal and service a great place for a date or special occasion

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Matt
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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

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SusanS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipGeorgeT
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

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.

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vipJerryA
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ordered 2 specials and both were outstanding. Had the crab soup too, of course.

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CharlieC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veal parmigiana was very tender. Service was attentive. Great restaurant highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic spot on the beach for a fine-dining Italian experience. Food is spot-on!

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GloriaB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

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Joseph
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

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.

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 610 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.