Tortino Mare

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$30 and under
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Italian
Tortino Mare's Executive Chef is Noé Canales. Chef Noé has built an admirable reputation as a highly skilled chef. He has extensive experience and a successful track record highlighted by establishing Tortino, a well received and critically acclaimed Italian restaurant in DC. His influences are that of his heritage and his time spent in Italy where he learned Italian flavors and techniques. He is highly inspired by Italian cuisine and infuses this style into the dishes you will find at Tortino Mare. Why travel all the way into DC? Stay local. You will enjoy DC quality cuisine, flavors, and experience that Chef Noé brings to you right here in your own neighborhood.
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B
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was very nice. Nice menu selections.

K
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We continue to love Tortino Mare. Food, service, value. A gem.

RN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Sunday evening dinner with family. List of daily specials was fantastic, included lobster fettuccine which was excellent! The chef is a genius.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We heard a lot of good things about this restaurant and wanted to try it ourselves. I am happy to say it lived up to the good ratings we saw and the food was excellent! You have to save room for dessert too - Totally worth the extra calories!!!

j
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is in a stripmall,but it is a lovely restaurant with nice decor. The severs are well trained and try to answer any questions you may have.

DW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I would have given the food a higher rating if it weren't for the all the crab and lobster shells in our ravioli and linguini dishes. The amount was unacceptable. The portobello mushroom appetizer was paper thin and wasn't worth the money. The ambiance and wine were excellent! The food was extremely disappointing.

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

Best Italian food I’ve had in a while. Great ambiance and had our table ready when we arrived. They also gave a gracious happy birthday song to help us celebrate. Will be visiting again soon!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was not cooked well at all and seasoned poorly. Duck came out burnt and dry in a pool of balsamic. Pasta was flavorless and they didn’t follow requests. Poor overall meal

FG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with my wife. The food is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!!! From the tuna and meatball appetizer to the shrimp Alfredo. Nothing but fresh pasta and fresh ingredients. You have got to come by and enjoy a plate of mouth watering Italian. I want to go again!! Keep up the good work guys.

ME
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I like the restaurant very much and our waiter Eddie was very nice and took care of us. My only comment is that I think the drinks are far too expensive. Food was good even though I had to send my back to have the linguini cooked.

TL
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I had the veal Marsala and my husband the pasta w/meatballs. Both delicious. Blueberry pana cotta outstanding. Lovely decor.

SH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food is consistently good, service is polite, knowledgeable, attentive. We took guests and they were very impressed.

S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful!

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a graduation

s
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Presentation on everything is just fabulous
Salad so fresh - ravioli was outrageous the sauce and delicate pasta delicious

Coconut flan for desert. So good
My new fav restaurant!

MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and beautiful food presentation.

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AL
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambiance is just lovely, this is a gem in an otherwise underserved community. This was our 5th visit, each time bring family and friends to enjoy. The service is handsprings beyond what is expected. Absolutely fine dining care without the pretentiousness that comes with some noteworthy restaurants in Fauquier county.
Food was spot on.
Our grand children needed a speedy plain cheese pizza while we decided on drinks and apps. It came shockingly fast and was gobbled up just as quickly.
We ordered prosciutto and melon, son had a tuna tartare with sweet potato crisps.
Lunch was tagliatelle bolognese, so fresh and flavorful. Husband enjoyed a smallish serving of veal Marsala with whipped potatoes. No problem, he finished my large pasta. Son ordered rockfish with potatoes and wood grilled asparagus, daughter lived her pizza marguerita all accompanied yummy a great Pinot Grigio and Peroni. Perfecto!
We will be back!

VG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We asked the duck to be rare but came well done.....otherwise everything was fine

JS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a Manassas hidden gem. I'll definitely be going back!

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Exceptional quality- exquisite presentation- staff works together- hidden gem. Dined the night prior to a wedding a bristow manor.

FC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place, in an odd area.

MM
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was great but the food portions were extremely small and just not worth the price paid.

AH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was outstanding! A hidden gem in Manassas. The server was pleasant and friendly, she appeared to be the only server working. Dessert menu should be brought up the level of the food.

L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable Fathers Day dinner, good food and great service.

KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Tucked away in the older part of Manassas Park across from a newish police station, there is a little restaurant in a strip mall called Tortino Mare. I was surprised to find the inside very beautifully decorated and spacious.
The food and service were professional, and had all the makings of a true Italian restaurant experience. The server seemed new at this type of dining as I let her know we wanted to have appetizers before we ordered our dinner. It seemed to dwindle as the meal went on - having to ask other wait staff for the check, but that wasn't a deal breaker.

The food was superb - I had the veal marsala, delicious!
Unfortunately, I don't think I'd come here again - mostly due to its location. But I'd let others who are foodies know that they have excellent food.

The prices are about the same as they'd be in Tyson's area, and for that I would have liked a more comfortable experience.

One big red flag, besides its location was the restaurant was extremely, uncomfortably hot - and took about an hour to cool down, which made drinking red wine less appealing as sweat was evident.

JA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it plan on going back. Do not need to go to DC or anywhere else.

PF
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dining area and the entire wait staff were absolutely perfect. I am from North Carolina and i will dine here again when i come back to Manassas. The food was outstanding i highly recommend this restaurant.

BB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best kept secret in Manassas! The restaurant is a gem, don't let the outside fool you. Pasta is home made and heavenly, service is 5-star all the way.

FF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice little restaurant in a very surprising location in a strip mall. Excellent Italian food and great service. Servers are very knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely a little pricy, but the food is worth it.

DR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We showed up for our reservation and the restaurant was closed. They may be out of business.

S
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food in a pleasant, quiet, gracious setting. A bit of a surprise given it’s location but definitely worth the trip. Portobello mushrooms, veal Marsala, lamb ravioli and tiramisu were all excellent. Highly recommend.

f
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed a wonderful homemade pasta was good fish and my husband had veal masala that was perfectly cooked and not overwhelmed by sauce. Prices were reasonable for the quality.

GL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food every time.

JG
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was terrific. Have referred the restaurant to my clients and friends.

DL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience in a modest but well run gem or a place. Interesting Northern Italian menu, excellent service, attentive without being fussy. We enjoyed our meals and the semifreddo dessert was superb. We dined early on Sunday evening, the dining room was not busy. Glad we visited, our comment was we would need to return to explore more of the very interesting menu.

ER
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and ambiance were excellent. The specials are always a winner, and they didn’t disappoint with their Cavatelli with Lamb Ragu. Amazing dish.

This is a great restaurant for a special occasion or just a night out.

M
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food here is always great, but the prices keep us from going regularly.

S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Prices very reasonable for the quality.

KM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service. We will most certainly be back!

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