Mancuso's Restaurant

4.5
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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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great from start to finish - Staff, Food, Atmosphere all great

DN
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance although not too convenient to reach. It is downtown and you must park in a garage under the building. However, it is totally worth the effort. Service from everyone in the restaurant was exceptional and the food was amazing. We are definitely going back soon

M
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very delicious, excellent service! very nice atmosphere will return soon.

T
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegantly beautiful, “old school” Italian restaurant. Delicious cuisine. Excellent service.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very bad food! Worst pasta I ever had.

TC
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

LD
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were outstanding!

OT
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Went here as it was convenient for us. Reviews were promising. That’s as good as it got. Food was bland and tasteless. Service was incredibly slow. Took 15 minutes to get the bread to the table. Food was even slower. Will not go back and do not recommend.

DD
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mancuso's is our go to restaurant in downtown Phoenix. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food is delicious and I have tried many items on the menu. My husband always has veal picatta and he loves it every time. The portions are generous, so I always have a to go box and a wonderful meal to enjoy the next day.

B
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have eaten here several times, but most recently we were in a group of 6 and for 4 of them, this was their first visit. Everyone raved about their meal! We ordered a variety of dishes including gnocchi, rigatoni, chicken breast, veal piccata, and Caesar salad. Everything was delicious. Service was very good, although the kitchen and bar were a little slow. This place is the perfect choice for business lunches or dinner before an event at Chase Field or Talking Stick Resort Area - literally across the street.

KS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every ones food was great. Abby did a great job as our waitress.

TT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and service was over the top. We can't wait to go back!

VI
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and ambiance. We will be back in January 2020!

OT
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were extremely disappointed in this experience! From the moment we walked in and we’re “greeted” by a grumpy old woman behind the desk, to the poor service, to the unbelievably low quality food, it was a ridiculously expensive debacle. The food was cold — we had to send it back to be heated up. The pasta in red sauce looked and tasted as though it had been dushed out of a frozen container. Probably the most palatable part of the meal was the salad (how do you mess up lettuce?) and the dessert which was okay (and probably wasn’t made there)... We definitely can NOT recommend this establishment and we most definitely will NOT RETURN!

D
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had veal marsala and veal picatta both of which were flavorful and tender. Service was very pleasant. Garlic bread was worth the extra calories! Definitely would recommend this place particularly if you are heading to Symphony Hall since it is just a couple minutes walk.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our kick off to Christmas and a special day with our 85 yr old mom/grams.

LM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service is always good at this restaurant. Right amount of food for the price.
Had the restaurant pretty much to ourselves, since it was black friday.

e
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was wonderful! Will definitely recommend to friends and family.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Steak was undercooked , but everything else was fantastic

OT
Des Moines
26 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were delighted to find this lovely restaurant so close to the Talking Stick Arena. We parked easily, and had great service before our 8 pm show. My dining partner and I chose not to have cocktails or wine, and the server did not minimize our dining presence or discount us not sophisticated as sometimes happens in fine dining settings. He was extremely thoughtful and respectful, and made every effort to get us to our performance on time. I had the paella and it was outstanding. I would go back again.

LN
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

My sons (ages 19 and 23) took me out for my birthday dinner. Our server was Kevin. He didn’t seem interested in our table at all. We didn’t order any alcohol - I wonder if that was it? It took him 20 minutes to come to our table the first time. We asked for bread four times before we got it, while several other baskets of bread kept going by to other tables. Reservations were at 6:15 p.m. Food arrived at 7:15 p.m. Unfortunately, that left us no time to get a dessert for my birthday dinner. I understand they are busy on a Friday night but our server really was the pits. Food was great - as always. High quality. Perfect place for a birthday dinner if the server has the slightest interest in customer service.

c
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was exceptional. The food options offered were widely varied. Both of our meals were some of the best we've enjoyed. We were particularly impressed that the meals were hot at service. The drinks and desserts were stellar.

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had great service with good Italian food. If you want good food with great service especially before an event in downtown - this is place.

BT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent; the wait staff was prompt and attentive. All in all a great experience. Would definitely come back.

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group business dinner. Service was good. Excellent choices for food. Restaurant was not too noisy, it was nice to be able to hear each other.

We did have one issue with the check as the waiter did not point out that gratuity was already included and we had added way more on top of that. Restaurant management was wonderful, and is already fixing and refunding the additional amount charged in error.

LC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I have been a fan since The Borgata restaurant 35 years ago. GO here!

C
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a meal for 26 people so this review needs to be digested realizing this. I have no doubt that dining with a small group of friends or loved ones would result in a different review. I was very impressed by the efficiency in service. They served us well. The food itself was very good, but I would not say it was remarkable. Some with steaks felt that the meat was a bit fatty. Those with the traditional Paella liked it a great deal. The real winner was the Baked Lasagna. I think if I were to go back again, I would stick with Italian cuisine and not venture from that. The dessert trio was good yet very small portion.

S
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Took customers and it was a perfect experience for all. Food, service, and atmosphere were all top notch. Great value.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner before comedy show at Comerica. Food was great, outdoor seating was lovely. Service was quick and helpful.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Friendly wait staff and delicious food, what more could you ask for? We celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary. It was quiet and with a romantic atmosphere. Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive. He was very knowledgeable of the foods preparation and helped us choose amazing entrees.

n
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twin birthdays

m
Cleveland
48 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Restaurant is located on the 2nd floor of a downtown shopping complex. Not visible from the street. Ambiance was nice. Food was very good. Service was just adequate. I would not hesitate to go back as long as I was not in a hurry.

LB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We ordered the oysters from point Reyes and they were not fresh so we tried the escargot. They were overcooked and sitting on mushroom caps. Split the osso bucco and it was delicious. It came with steamed asparagus and risotto. The meet was tender and the gravy was good.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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 on October 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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 on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

T
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.