Mancuso's Restuarant

4.5
448 reviews
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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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G
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must go to spot when in Phoenix. Food was wonderful as well as our server... highly recommend

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Orlando
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent and plenty of it. I felt my poor waiter was a bit over overwhelmed for some reason. He was not bad he just did not seem with it at times. And the restaurant was not that busy so not sure why. It wa the impression he gave. Overall it was a great experience. I will be back.

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SE
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful and the service was excellent.

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DD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall service would have been 5 stars but we never received the additional garlic bread that we asked for.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was not hot when served. Staff would not do any substitutions. Unacceptable in an institution of this price point.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was delicious. Server must have been having a bad night. He had no personality

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Nashville
64 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed the food and the service.

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Naples
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Other than being hard to find (it's on the second level of a larger downtown building), everything was better than 5-star. The food was sterling - tasty, tender (my wife and I ordered veal dishes) and more than ample servings. Service was top-notch, with our water glasses refilled quite often. Simply stated, Mancuso's is a true find in downtown Phoenix.

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L
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service from Raphael and a team of bus persons. Our water glass was refilled seemingly instantaneously whenever it dropped below 7/8 full and a 2nd bread basket appeared without our asking. The food was good..swordfish was tender and piccata sauce just right. My partner’s lasagna was tasty as well.
This was pre-symphony and the timing was perfect, even with a relaxing decaf cappuccino to round out a delightful meal

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M
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So close to Phoenix Symphony hall! And good food with a respectable wine list.

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DN
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chilean sea bass was perfectly prepared and presented; Joshua's service was personable and attentive without becoming intrusive; the background music (from Sinatra to the Temptations to Adele) suited our taste.

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RS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious! And our waiter Julian was very helpful and attentive. I highly recommend for a special night out.

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great for our New Years Eve evening. We were disappointed they ran out of the veggies that came with the meat. But everything else was fabulous.

We will return. Jorge was great!

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NH
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We made reservations for NYE and were shown a small table in the center of the dining room. We asked for "a booth" and were taken to a round table in the bar, with a padded bench on one side. It was perfect: surprisingly intimate and the table was big enough for appetizers, main course, and a wine chiller. Our server was cheerful and took excellent care of us. The food was outstanding: the marina sauce for the fried calamari was excellent. Best we've had. My husband had salmon; I had shrimp/scallops scampi and both were very good. We both finished everything so we passed on dessert but the dessert tray had a really extensive selection. The couple next to us raved about the tiramisu. The bar area has a combination of high tables, a huge long table where a group of 10-12 was having a great time, and several couch/comfy chair set-ups. We are sports fans, and we liked that there were TVs turned to the Suns game (which was right next door) and bowl games that you could see but not hear if you wanted to check the score. The windows face the interior of the Collier Center, so watching fans was fun too. Excellent all around.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time visiting Mancuso's and all i can say is the food was amazing and service was very good. Lobster Da Frivalo was amazing, the broth was simply delicious. The Chilean Sea Bass was also very delicious. Highly recommend the restaurant, simply superb.

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

it was New Year’s Eve, so take these remarks in light of the occasion. The hostess gave us a booth because my reservation requested one due to a hearing disability. It was very busy so our food came out in a timely manner. Our sever was attentive. My filet was very good, vegetables were good, mashed potatoes pretty average. My husband liked his veal marsala and the pasta that came with it. The glasses of wine were a reasonable price. All in all, if you are going to the symphony and you want the convenience of being able to walk there from the restaurant, it is a good deal.

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LC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Dinner before the theatre.
I was a little disappointed in the service. It was not crowded at all, however, we had to ask several times for hot water refill, extra napkin, more bread etc.
I can't complain about the food! I ordered the special of the night, Veal Chop (best I ever had) and my husband ordered the swordfish. Both dishes came to the table hot and delicious.

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c
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at the restaurant. We really enjoyed the meal. The lasagna was great as was the scampi. Service was good we will come back. Our only wish was that we could have gotten angel hair pasta instead of linguine for our meal, but this was New Year's Eve early and the chef wouldn't make angel hair.

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OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Out of our 4 meals 3 were very over cooked. Mediocre food at best. Amazing service. The price does not match the quality.

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JE
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This restaurant is convenient for downtown but the food is pretty mediocre. Nothing special and I won't be rushing back.

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AZ
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Nice atmosphere

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P
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This place is top notch. You get what you pay for and this is an incredible experience. We went for a date night and it was the best evening my wife says she has ever had.

Thank you.

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MS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and outstanding service. Friendly establishment with close proximity to all downtown events. Have been here many times. Highly recommend it.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a special night out!

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JN
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This has been our Christmas Eve Dinner tradition for a few years now, and we expect that will continue. The food is great, The service is attentive and not intrusive. The staff is friendly. The Manhattans were good - my personal test for the bartender's capabilities. The location is perfect for us. We live downtown and enjoy the walk home after dinner, visiting CitySkate at CityScape and in general people watching. I would recommend Mancuso's to anyone looking for a great experience downtown, and for those looking for a special evening.

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N
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

We did not have a good experience here and no I wouldn’t recommend this establishment. Morons at the host booth was my first indication. I should have turned around and gone. But alas we did not. Nice clean comfortable dining room. But these people know nothing about service or food. I mean nothing.

The lobster was misrepresented and over cooked. The waitress to her abysmal credit looked embarrassed to serve it. The lasagna seemed pale and was bland at best.

I could go through additional service Fauxpas but why?

For good food or service pass this place by, I mean it.

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GT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My mother and I went here to celebrate our Christmas dinner. The staff was friendly and I like that you can have a conversation without screaming. They ambience is nice but the decor is minimal. Service was friendly as well but slightly misleading. Portion sizes are much larger here than our server told us. The food was good and menu options were vast enough. The options for wine by the glass left much to be desired though. The wine btb menu had some nice selections, especially for price. Overall, a really nice experience. I will return.

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LE
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine, and service. We had a gentleman with a shaved head and beard (Brandon maybe) who was knowledgeable, friendly, and an excellent server. He really made the experience much better with his attentiveness and friendliness. Overall, this place really nailed it on all fronts.

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SA
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and service was excellent.

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MK
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Appetizer, food, wine; everything. Great service. Will be back!

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AM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband had dinner here and by far, the best meal in quite awhile!

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SL
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was PHENOMENAL! Everything from the appetizers to the entrees to dessert. We went before seeing The Nutcracker and it was a perfect pre-theater stop. After we finished our meal (our waiter was amazing, friendly, and very helpful with the menu), we moved over to the bar for a glass of wine. The bartender was beyond fantastic - had great conversation and made sure to check on us frequently. We will definitely be making our way back to Mancuso's - we'd never been, but will now make it a stop several times a year.

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L
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I was very disappoint that they wouldn't substitute the garlic mash potatoes for the risottos. I had to order a dish I really didn't want Chicken. I wanted steak. The waiter was very nice. Service very slow

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DD
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is in my top 5 best steakhouses anywhere. It was a perfect meal... food, service & ambiance were second to none. It is pricy but worth it.

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RS
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were very good. The prices were a bit higher for comparable Italian places, such as Christo's, but I am eager to try their Happy Hour.

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DS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner there with our neighbors on Wednesday night. It's a big venue that was lightly filled which is not too surprising for midweek. They had several off-menu specials that were very tempting. We all choose different selections from meat, Italian favorites, and seafood everything was excellently prepared and presented. We ordered two bottles of wine from their more than adequate list. Our server was very attentive and helpful through the course of our visit. Deserts didn't disappoint. A lovely place and evening

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m
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, and the setting amazing. Their food is consistently very good. The prices are just a bit above where they should be.

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DR
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We ordered a salad and it never arrived. and our main course arrived sometime later so we cancelled our salads. The waitress asked if we would like to see a dessert menu but waited too long to bring the dessert tray and we had to leave for the symphony. We asked for separate checks as soon as we were seated and the waitress brought us one check. She offered to separate the bill properly but when the checks did arrive the split was incorrect.

The food though was excellent.

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KM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Celebrated our anniversary here and found the experience to be just ok. Food: filet was really good (great value too, so definitely recommend), but lobster tail was burned to a crisp. Only side dish we ordered came out well after our main courses were almost finished. We were going to symphony so had no time to wait for corrections (no bill reduction was offered either for inedible lobster). Cocktails: good selection, but some top shelf cocktails were served in water glasses which seemed odd for more upscale dining. Ambiance: an odd mix of tall Black Angus sized booths (you remember those?!) and small lunch cafe tables with more modern, uncomfortable chairs. Overall, some parts were pretty good but other parts of our experience fell short.

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LS
St. Louis
62 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steak and veal. Great service

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