Mancuso's Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Family owned and operated; inspired by Frank and Agnes Mancuso's family recipes. Our intimate fine-dining experience is itself a destination. Immerse yourself in Italy. Mancuso's Restaurant features popular Italian/American dishes prepared from our family recipes. Conveniently located in downtown Phoenix, across from the Convention Center, Talking Stick arena and Chase field.
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Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We had really poor service. We kept having to try to find the waiter to get more drinks, other food, etc. We couldn’t even get him to come to the table when we wanted to pay and leave. Very frustrating. Our food took forever. They put in the wrong order but we accepted it as it was since we had already waited an hour. We go out to eat often. This one was a miss, sadly.

C
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

When you are spending a lot of money for dinner, I expect white glove service.

Though our waiter was very nice, the food was average. The service was extremely slow. They were not terribly crowed. The waiter kept apologizing about the delay of the food, but nothing ever seemed to get done.

We will not be going back.

DE
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing, but more expensive than what I'd remembered from past visits. The waiter was fairly grumpy...so much so that it was the joke of the evening! Having said that, the food was great and service was fast & attentive. We'll likely be back, as it's a great location to have a nice meal before events at the local venues.

GN
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding menu selections across the board with excellent service as well as awesome deserts!!

T
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Jorge was very friendly and the auxiliary staff, kept the water glasses full, table clean and very courteous. Food was excellent. Did get a little noise, from conversations, but no more than other venues. Prices were fair and food tasty!

KN
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Go hungry because the servings are not small! The waiter was very friendly and felt like a friend. You won’t be disappointed!

DG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to the symphony last Friday and had dinner at Mancuso’s before the show. Had a lovely dinner and the service was wonderful. We told our waitress, Nicole M., that we were in a bit of a hurry with the show starting at 7:30, and she did everything to help us get to the show on time. She made it happen! So, the service was excellent, the ambience was beautiful, the food was sumptuous, and the drinks were incredibly smooth. This isn’t a place where you go looking for value meals. This was a First-class experience! I am definitely going to recommend this restaurant to someone coming downtown to see the symphony.

AG
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely gem of a restaurant! Exquisite service! Sea bass was amazing. Lasagna is one of their specialties! My husband loved it!!! For dessert we thoroughly enjoyed the lemoncello merengue pie. It’s a MUST. We will definitely be back

LH
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and food prepared for delicious meal. Service was spot on. The environment is wonderful as it is one of the rare restaurants you can actually enjoy dinner conversation with your companions as the acoustics dampen noise levels.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Nothing special. Nice decor. Food mediocre for the prices.
Was okay to try ones.

G
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We chose from the restaurant week 3 course menu. The cannelloni was delicious. The other three guests had the filet. They were all prepared to the perfect temperature for each guest. The service was perfect.

BD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was awesome. The calamari app was mediocre. Nothing special at all. My restaurant week meal was served with the wrong vegetables listed on the menu.

JB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our meal. We only ordered entrees but all excellent. Pork chop, salmon, veal, cannelloni Alfredo. Would recommend Mancuso’s

RM
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It's the perfect pre-theatre high-end restaurant with great food and a refined atmosphere.

MP
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Restaurant Week menu.

LS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu items offered for the Restaurant Week promotion were exceptional. The service was prompt.

SS
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant for its downtown convenience and great location to other downtown activities.

BJ
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. We split the spinach arugula salad and the paella which was plenty for two. The limoncello cake was delicious, and coffee very good from usual evening fare. Service was friendly and prompt and everyone greets you and thanks you for coming. Great place to get dinner before a game/show at Talking Stick Arena

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Made a birthday reservation and not once was any special mention made. Waiter was rather blaise
However the bar was nice ....

JV
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Overall an excellent experience. Would highly recommend to anyone.

MP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Premium dining experience!
Totally worth the price and the atmosphere was wonderful!

m
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very tasty meal here, plus just a nice place to sit and be able to hear each other. You must try the Spinach, Arugula and quinoa salad. Trust me. It’s one of the best salads I’ve ever had. Ever. Goat cheese, figs, walnuts and crunchy julienned carrots (not on the menu but a wonderful, if not important, as lib). I then orders the linguine with clams. Having spent most of my life on the shore in Massachusetts, I am very fussy about this dish. But this was excellent. Lots of tender pieces of clams, small shel clams and a perfect, light white sauce. Do it! Husband had the special halibut Oscar. Delicious presentation, although he thought the fresh halibut itself was a tad tasteless. But we ate everything with gusto.
Highly recommend.

J
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lamb chops were underseasoned. The pistachio crust masked the flavor of the lamb, but was surprisingly bland. Did not taste lamb till last bite. The cream sauce did not go with the lamb but went very well with the saffron rice. The rice was the best thing on the plate.
Suggest the chef get rid of the pistachio crust (which was soggy with sauce over it), season the lamb properly and grill lamb directly.

a
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a very nice Pasta meal with friends before a concert at Symphony Hall. Wait staff was extremely attentive and kind. Water glasses were always full. Nonna Mancuso would be proud of her restaurant today.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food wonderful waiter

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Dead dead, salad was just ok and we left to find better ambiance.

RR
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience start to finish. Kevin was our server and he is a pro. Highly recommend.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Best Chilean seabass I've ever had. Thought the risotto could've been a little better, even though it was pretty good. Would definitely dine here again. Love the menu selection.

m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Our pasta dish i could not even eat! Lobster was over cooked -sauce was good but didn’t even eat my meal

KT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We had been to Mancuso's in Scottsdale many times and until recently did not know they were now downtown Phoenix. The halibut special was delicious and cooked perfectly, my husband ordered his favorite dish, veal oscar. He said it was as good as he remembered. We enjoyed our dinner and will return again!

A
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 46th anniversary celebration. The food was excellent. I had the lobster crab appetizer & shrimp/scallops scampi. My hubby had the lamb chop special. Sooooo delicious. We had a booth that was so romantic. Our waitress was great too. Definitely coming back
BTW. U might want to put a sign on sidewalk to say take escalator to second floor as nothing on the billboard to say where restaurant was located.

GP
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great! Thanks for adding to the great experience we had here in Phoenix for our convention!!

RS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was ok but drinks were very watered down and not what was ordered. Waitress had an attitude when we complained and said she’d have to ask the manager in order to bring me the right drink. Then she came back with the same drink and had just switched out the olives. Very disappointed and would not recommend.

CG
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time eating at Mancuso 's. The foor was outstanding, service impeccable. Thank you so much for the "surprise" birthday dessert. We will definitely be back.

r
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very positive experience. Our server knew we had a concert to attend, and got us through our meal promptly. Chicken Piccata was excellent, as was the lasagna. Portions were generous as well. Looking forward to another meal there.

RJ
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!

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LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Negroni was perfect. The presentation and taste of our meal exceeded expectation.

DP
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, food, service, menu selection.

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good service, great food. Price was ok, $80 with 2 meals and 4 drinks. Would go again

H
New England
86 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived late in the evening with friends, so the place was not busy. Excellent service, excellent food, attentive waitstaff. Only nice things to say!

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