Mancuso's Restuarant

4.3
549 reviews
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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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LW
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Restaurant is beautiful, but food was mediocre at best. $34 for shrimp and scallop linguini that was drowning in butter and no accompanying salad. Service was very bad as well.

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SS
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful about this place. Loved the Chicken Marsala.

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AB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and a quiet atmosphere...

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding — try the sea bass for a scrumptious meal. The service is professional and attentive. This is our favorite spot for dinner before the symphony.

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A
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful ambiance and service. Food was excellent. We saw a play at The Hershberger Theater which was within walking distance- perfect!

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L
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did was very good and portion size was impressive. Service was outstanding and friendly

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ML
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Pretty strange meal. I ordered the paella, implied to be a house speciality. Despite what is stated on the menu, there was no chicken or sausage at all, and barely any seafood. Basically, it appeared to be some vegetarian paella, with a couple of shrimp thrown in.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thisb was our first time dining at Mancuso's.We chose this restaurant due to reviews and proximity to a play we were seeing. Very happy with this new discovery. Will be recommending and returning in the future.

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T
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious & Upscale Italian - . Give yourself extra time for a pre-concert/pre-game dinner or lunch before the Nutcracker. Beautiful surroundings, ample portions, seafood choices, steak, pastas, incredible salads and fish tacos for lunch, with large drink and dessert menus. Bar seating and patio available. Decadent chocolate mousse cake and NY cheesecake are highly recommended.

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LF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food and great ambiance! We went there to celebrate my wife's birthday and the server made the experience as special as possible, Highly recommended!

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R
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice dinner with the parents.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I did get on late after a Chase baseball game. Veal oscar. The veal was dry as was the Oscar.. not moist, lacked fresh flavor.

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KF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I ordered the shrimp and scallop pasta dish with gluten free pasta; it was pretty good. Scallops could have been seared a touch longer. My boyfriend order the lobster; it was way over done, super chewy and tough. We were in a rush to get to a show so we had paid before our food even got to the table (we were expecting for the price that everything was going to be delicious) and we really didn't have time to bring it to the attention of the staff, so that was a bummer.

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FZ
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Out waiter was amazing and the outdoor seating wonderful. The drinks were great. My pasta pomodoro was over cooked and watery. The clam pasta was just okay. The gnocchi and Mariana my son had was probably the best.

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G
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The baked lasagna was the worst ever. Warmed in a microwave.!! Seriously people yu need to step up your game.

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RZ
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed entertaining business associates from China. The server did a fantastic job helping with food selection

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KC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sauce is the best I have ever had- greatservice and food.

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SW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always very impressed with Mancuso's food and service - very enjoyable dinner with friends.

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KB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was very, very, low for a Sunday night. We waited a long time for dinner and had to finally ask for bread. There was only a few tables seated so we were not sure what took so long.

Food: The duck was overcooked, mashed potatoes were dry and bread was not great for an Italian restaurant. The balsamic vinegar was bad, too much vinegar/bitter taste.

I don't recommend this restaurant for Italian food. There is much better for less.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing and the service was delightful.

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w
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance. Unfortunately, we ate there on an evening that there was a nearby concert at Talking Stick Arena so there was a limited menu. We weren’t going to the concert, but came after the rush. The food choices were a bit limited compared to their normal menu, which was a bit disappointing. We also didn’t seem to be able to have as much of a leisurely dinner as we would have wished as o think the wait staff was tired from the earlier reservations. We felt a bit hurried. The food was very good. I just wouldn’t choose to go there again when there’s an event.

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c
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We felt quite disrespected. We made these reservations 3 months ago. Upon our arrival, we were seated in a small table in the center of traffic, by-passing 4 booths. They were set for four, but over the next 45 minutes filled with couples. Why not us? Additionally, the waiter initially rushed us, then ignored us: we had no silverware for our meal (we had to flag down another server), and wished to order another glass of wine, but he didn’t check on us until we were nearly done with our meal. The food was good—but not great. Not a very special place. We don’t plan to return.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

We had not been to mancusos since the days at the borgata, food was not great at all in their new location but our server was very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food, convenient to Talking Stick Arena and Chase Field. I wasn't too thrilled with the event menu.

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HW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the ambience and food. Service very nice. Good value and very convient to downtown venues would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice dinner with family friends or your sweetheart wine selection excellent Will definitely go back again for other occasions

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B
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant! The atmosphere, food and wait staff was excellent!my only complaint is the only reservation I could get on Open Table was for 4:30. Yet when we arrived and during the 90 minutes we were there, lots of open tables could be seen.

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RW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Visited Mancuso’s for the first time today. We asked for a 6 pm reservation and were told it was not available because all tables were taken. So we agreed to a 4:30 reservation. Well we are here at 6 pm and 50% tables are available.

The food was very good, we had paella and lobster, seafood fradiavlo. We also had stuffed mushrooms and crab stack... very good

We will be coming back for a second try. I was expecting more from the service at the table and my cocktail vodka club soda was flat. We may have just been there at an off shift.

I don’t want to be overly critical considering this is my first experience here.

The price of our bill was high considering the average service

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OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed that the menu did not include eggplant - the menu was an event menu as there was a concert that night in the are.

I plan to go back at another time to have the eggplant!!!

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TC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are in town for a limited time but we are going to return to Mancuso’s before we leave. They have very large portions and the food was magnificent!

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BV
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an enjoyable authentic Italian meal. The waitress was attentive and the food was delicious.

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l
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The price for alcohol was high. 6.50 for a beer. The bass fish my wife got was great. Appetizers Were great. My filet mignon Was cook perfect but lacked any real good flavor so I wasn’t happy with paying so much money for average tasting steak.

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CC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great atmosphere and outstanding service......

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was outstanding and service exceeded expectation. Highly recommend.

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c
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food excellent waiter just hot in the restaurant

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good place to enjoy a steak dinner

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We happened to be in Phoenix for a conference and took some clients for lunch. Never been here before, so I chose this restaurant based on reviews, and closeness to the conference venue. We were very pleased with the food, ambiance, and prompt service. I would definitely recommend it.

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DW
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about all menu items, not just daily specials. The menu had something for everyone from traditional Italian dishes to steaks and seafood. We had several types of seafood, and the freshness was excellent, even though we were in the desert. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server Tanaka was very good.

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was a great experience with my customers who were made by the wait staff to feel comfortable and relaxed. We juggled the number of people attending at the last minute and were greeted with, "Not a problem, give us a minute to reset the table". With drinks and food we averaged $125/person and the food was spectacular. One of our guests asked for the remainder of his food to be boxed. His dinner was accidentally discarded so the chef made him a new meal to take home. That is great service!!

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S
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great service! Not surprised by the food. My boyfriend said the orange duck was really good but his risotto was cold. My steak ribeye was ok but lacked of flavor, the side vegetables were really good. The service was really good I think the failure here is the kitchen.

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