Manhattan In Mornington

4.1
177 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian
The Manhattan is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant located in Mornington on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Just off the bustling and vibrant Main St, the Manhattan specialises in traditional and modern Italian cuisine encompassing everything Mediterranean from fresh seafood, pizzas and pastas to specialty entrées, soups and desserts.
Manhattan is fully licensed and offers a range of local and imported beers & wines along with an extensive range of spirits. Open 5 days & nights a week & boasting exceptional customer service, come in and experience the finest Italian food on the Peninsula in a relaxing, family friendly environment.
What 177 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
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3.9
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
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MaureenG
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Lovely food and friendly staff.

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JoPo
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Could not fault our experience. The Pollo Di Mare was to die for, and so large I brought half of it home for another meal. Have decided to make another booking for my birthday celebrations.

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Kayjay
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful food with large serves. Friendly wait staff.

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TorrenS
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and quality.
The waiter was fantastic, very efficient and accommodating.
Always a pleasure at this restaurant

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Kate
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First time to this long established restaurant and we will definitely be back. The food was delicious.

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Kenny
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the menu and service. Very relaxed but efficient.

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PaulF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant . Friendly staff nice ambience and delicious food . Highly Recommend

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JennyH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We were left standing outside for quite some time while other diners waited inside to be shown to their tables.
Once seated, wait staff took our order (there were 4 of us) without making eye contact. She had to return to check as she had forgotten what we had ordered. We waited an hour for our garlic pizza bread and another hour for our main meal. Most of the meals were ok, but my chicken was dry and tasteless.
There was no ambience, no ‘customer experience’ and the wait staff had no connection with the diners.
Very disappointing.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

\everything very good staff excellent , Wine good but expensive

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JesL
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great little local place, tasty fresh pastas, highly recommend!!

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Kristen
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, waitstaff were lovely and helpful and the atmosphere was cozy

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CraigC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good without being Great , starters where great main meal lasenge was ok not special., would recommend and will go back

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LindaT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very attentive. Food was amazing maybe a little pricey

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MBeth
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pasta and lovely staff, highly recommended if you are looking for a good meal and enjoy Italian

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StuartJ
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

On 17/5/2021 my wife booked a table at Manhattan In Mornington for 4 people for Monday 21/6/2021 at 12:30pm for my 70th birthday. I received an email from OpenTable confirming the reservation. One of our party had to pull out so I phoned the restaurant on Friday 18/6/2021 and changed the reservation to 3 people. I then received another email from OpenTable confirming the change. On Sunday 20/6/2021 I received an email asking me to confirm my reservation which I did. We turned up on Monday 21/6/2021 at 12:30pm only to find it was shut! I phoned the restaurant and they advised they are not open for lunch on Mondays due to COVID! I advised that I had a confirmed reservation and had even spoken to someone on the phone on the Friday! I got an apology (wow)!

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Emma
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Definitely will be returning. Highly recommend

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service, Manhattan never disappoints.

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Jade
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely food and big portions! Service was a little slow and longer wait times for food than normal however it was very busy.

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GraemeT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pleasant and willing staff ensure you have a good dining experience. Menu provides a good, if not extensive choice and there is pleasingly a kids menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the steak and it was cooked perfectly. My husband had pork belly and was just as impressed. Service was great. Booked last minute. Was a lovely evening.

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Corey
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service you can’t fault. We found the cost to be higher than we expected and in some cases not great value. I.e Parma had no chips.

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IdaB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The gluten free seafood pasta is sensational. I go there for that.

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LilaS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cozy environment, meals bit pricey but generous serving

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EdwardG
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Great service. Loved the panacottas.

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VicB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Unfortunately we were seated upstairs amongst a party event and it was very loud and at times uncomfortable
Food was very good but the service was a little poor . We repeatedly had to ask for napkins , water etc.
I would definitely go back but would prefer to be seated downstairs and try it there.

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Brad
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I was impressed with the restaurant.
The food could not be faulted. We ordered and it came in a timely order.
The noise level was energetic.
I would have loved to try the desserts, the meal was very satisfying.
I will go back to dine again.

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PamelaK
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Table for three at lunch we decided to each have two entrees rather than a main meal All the dishes arrived at once I queried that it was expected one at a time would have been preferred so they would both be hot when eaten Reply was “they were all entrees “ so gulped down to keep hot waitress had to be called to table for all requests said she was busy filling pepper shakers The meatballs were delicious however

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DotB
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great time food and service amazing highly recommend

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ShelleyM
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, kind staff, nothing was to much, very accommodating.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven't been to Manhattan in Mornington to eat, then your really missing out on arguably the best meal and dining experience on the Mornington Peninsula. Do yourselves a favour and book today! You wont regret it :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Poor service. Poor food. Poor value. Avoid.

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RebeccaL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Being our first time at the restaurant we weren’t sure what we would find. We were very pleasantly surprised to find fantastic service and food at a reasonable price. We’ll definitely be back.

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Rocket68s
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, staff and food.
Definitely recommend and return.

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Jack
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation and once there discovered the restaurant was closed. Even after receiving a confirmation email earlier the same day.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Excellent service from friendly staff.

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Kenny
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The matre'de was awesome. Her staff attended to all our needs and made us feel special on our first night out in ages..

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KimW
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We booked for 8.30 and arrived at 8 to be told to hurry up the kitchen is closing soon

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AmandaW
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

We booked online but staff did not know about us on arrival and our table was not ready. Luckily they could move tables around and got us in.
They kept bringing food we hadn’t ordered. Service was slow and disorganised. The food was good though, delicious. Just needs the little things finessed. It was cold outside too. I wouldn’t eat outside again.

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LindsayS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately the Manhattan has slipped down the restaurant of choice pole at a rapid pace. What was once a safe choice to enjoy good food has failed too many times now for our group to return. Last Saturday we waited 1.45hr for our meals which when arrived where barely edible. The cous cous in the salad was a stodgy mess and although the fish was tasty and cooked well you had to look to find it on the plate! Very undersized for a $40 meal. Whilst on value for money $8 for two small slices of gluten free white bread straight from a packet from the supermarket is blatant gouging. The wait staff where all new and inept and although I understand it is difficult to attract hospitality staff at the moment the errors and lack of basic hospitality knowledge screamed no training at all. On the job training at the patrons expense is okay at some restaurants but not when you are paying over the medium price for meals plus drinks. We were seated upstairs and the noise level was difficult to allow free flowing conversation and we all have perfect hearing. The only blessing of the upstairs position was we where far away from the succession of plates, wine bottles and cutlery being dropped by staff!! We will be looking for a new trusty restaurant in Mornington.

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LauriP
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and food was fantastic , would definitely recommend. Really nice and cosy as well

FAQs

Manhattan In Mornington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5925 6199.

Manhattan In Mornington is rated 4.1 stars by 177 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.