Tortino Mare

4.4
433 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Tortino Mare is a romantic and unique Italian restaurant known as a true hidden gem located in Manassas Park, Virginia. We take pride in our homemade Italian cuisine and Pizza cooked in an authentic wood-burning oven. You will not be disappointed with the exceptional service, Squisito food and warm-hearted wine selections that match the spirit of Italy. We offer a welcoming atmosphere by a team of people who genuinely care about our patrons. It is the perfect place to host celebrations and rehearsal dinners. We look forward to your visit and providing you with a dining experience like no other. Make your reservation today!
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Rick
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there last night...on a Saturday. Had reservations at 8 PM. There was only a couple of other tables occupied! Felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. This is in a little retail center in the middle of a residential neighborhood. If it was on a main road, I think it would be packed. Great food and drinks and I think this is a little gem of a restaurant. You should definitely try it. I will definitely return.

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vipTravelMom
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tortino Mare has amazing food. It is truly a hidden gem in Manassas Park. Seek.It.Out.

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vipdavidb
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food!!

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NealB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with the Portabella mushroom appetizer which was a beautiful presentation in addition to being very, very tasty! I had the crabmeat ravioli with the lobster bisque and tomato sauce,,,it was exquisite! My wife had the salmon in sambuca (sp) sauce with veggies and potatoes she adored it,,,my taste agreed it was also wonderful. We shared a dessert, a cherry/chocolate mousse filled dome of hard dark chocolate set on a chocolate macaron...all surrounded by fruit puree ,,,,It was "To die for!" We plan on going back soon!!!

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ipoc
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I'm so glad Tortino Mare was able to weather the pandemic. It's such a great restaurant. We went on a Tuesday evening and it was a pretty quiet place with only a few tables occupied, so it was very quiet. But the food was excellent, as always. Grilled Caesar Salad and Burrata appetizers were excellent, as were the Veal Marsala and Mushroom Ravioli. Dessert was Ricotta Cheesecake and Semifredo. All wonderful.

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KoraR
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So great! Food is amazing. We are long time customers. We do miss the Risotto specials though.

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vipSbc34
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good and service!

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Kerry
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening at Tortino Mare! It's one of our favorite places to dine, especially for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very understated, but excellent food and AWESOME desserts! The semifreddo was EXCELLENT and they can really make a cappuccino! We will definitely be coming back here. A hidden gem in Manassas!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect little hidden gem!

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PamInClifton
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Atmosphere is fine. Food was WAY better than expected. We had 4 courses - appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert. We loved everything. Wine selection was okay. Quiet on a weekday evening.

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Prills
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and amazing food!!

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KevinV
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I reviewed this place back in November, and have to reiterate my fears for the future of this very nice restaurant. We were there on Saturday evening, July 10 (during prime dinner hour) and including my wife and me there were a total of 9 people in the restaurant. The food was good, although the menu has fewer choices, and the servers were pleasant and attentive. It’s just very strange eating in what was essentially an empty restaurant on a Saturday night.

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vipMICHELELDOLAN
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

One person got fish that had lots of bones in it and she complained to manager, and manager could care less and said that's how the dish is made. Not great customer service. The whole fish should of been taken off the bill and she she have gotten a better meal. The customer shouldn't have to worry about choking on a small bone when eatting. Was able to occupy a large group, which was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was pleasant

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Homemade pasta is fabulous! Great food and service. We had a fantastic dinner and wine!

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ipoc
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was the first time eating inside a restaurant since the start of the pandemic. Their menu seems to be a bit smaller than pre-pandemic, but it still covers all the bases. We started with the Grilled Portobello Mushroom and the Caesar Salad. Both were excellent. The Caesar has a large heart of romaine, which is slightly grilled. The smoky flavor really adds to the experience. Our main courses were the New York Steak with red wine sauce and Veal Marsala. Both were also excellent and were served with fresh vegetables. For dessert, we had Panna Cota and Semifreddo. Again, excellent. It's possible our experience was enhanced by the joy of eating in a really good restaurant again, but I don't think so. This was on a Tuesday evening, and it was not crowded, so it was pretty quiet. However, it had a continuous flow of customers, both dine in and picking up meals. Still a great place.

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WalterW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dine in restaurant visit since the Covid 19 shutdown and it had to be Tortino Mare! Service and the food were as excellent as it always was. We missed you and I am personally elated you survived the shutdown.

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Prills
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing food ! The beef carpaccio with burrata was fantastic! The service was incredible and very sweet! They gave us an additional appetizer on the house for our anniversary! Can’t wait to go back.

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vipLibrarian
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous! We enjoyed everything from appetizers to dessert. The after dinner Lemoncello drink was very tasty. Our waitress was exceptional and the chef is fabulous. We cannot wait to go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully presented and delicious food and perfect service! I was worried because we had my two small children in the party, but the restarant and staff were so accommodating. Our server was wonderful and so kind to my kids. Love this place. Food was deliscious. Try the salmon!!

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RurikoSan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem!!!
Food is exquisite, classic ambiance excellent service!

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RaminF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

So so. The entire experience was so so. Tiramisu was great.

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Mary
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Pre-COVID, we dined regularly at Tortino Mare. Our last few visits in late 2019 and early 2020 were rather disappointing. The food was still great but the service had become mediocre. One time we had no less than 5 servers. We dined at Tortino Mare for the first time in over a year on Friday the 5th. The food was delicious and our server was delightful. She was attentive but not intrusive. We also felt very safe as everyone was wearing masks and the tables were more than 6' apart. The only complaint is that it was really chilly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good was extraordinary as usual! Extensive wine list, knowledgeable staff!

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DanielK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was ok but the service was not prompt or professional

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TylerC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Over all the food was good....the service was Ext really slow and inattentive, the cost for value was way off. I will likely not return.

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lisak
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience last night celebrating my 84-year-old mother's birthday. The food was great and the staff was warm, pleasant, and accomodating. We were given a private room which helped us feel safe dining out with her with covid. They brought birthday balloons and a birthday dessert without us asking. This was a very nice touch. We very much enjoyed our meals and I would definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food2service5ambience3

We booked for NYE after reading the online reviews which sounded promising. While the service and presentation was good, the food lacked flavor, texture, and quality. Having been to Italy and growing up in and around Italian households, this place missed the mark and we were extremely disappointed.

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vipReneeS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday and Christmas and all expectations were met we have been there on other occasions and are never disappointed.

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johnB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great meal and exceptional service. One of favorite places for special dinners.

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MariaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed this, an alternative to getting together with family this Christmas.

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KevinV
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like this place very much. We’ve been here a number of times,and have always been happy with the experience. With the pandemic, though, we haven’t gone out much and I’m afraid we aren’t the only ones. We were there on Wednesday evening, and from 6:00 through about 7:30 we were the ONLY diners in the place. It would be a shame to lose such a nice local restaurant, but I fear for its future if people don’t start getting out and patronizing them.

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vipKeithL
Central Coast
104 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and well prepared, and the service was excellent.

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ChelleMac
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. We both got the day’s specials and were so pleased. High end dining outside of DC Metro.

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LouiseW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The calamari was the best I have ever had! So was the taramisu! I had the tagliatelle. Delicious! My husband Had the lamb ravioli and our friend veal Marsala. Everyone enjoyed their dinners. I highly recommend this restaurant. The pizzas looked delicious!

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RoyD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The Linguini Frutti di Mare was not as good as we had heard. The shrimp were over cooked and old tasting. There were no clams and the spicy sauce was absent. The Veal Marsala was very tender with a flavorful wine sauce. The Grilled Portobello Mushrooms were tasty but over cooked - the char being slightly too dense. The Calamari Fritti was tasty, the fried jalapeño a nice touch, the spicy sauce a not at all spicy tomato paste. The Semifreddo was amazing - this is a must have. The Mixed Gelato was two steps away from dessert heaven. If you like sweet and sour, this is a great go-to. The room was clean and quiet, the service five stars. The Pinot Grigio Quadri was pleasant and crisp and a good choice for the seafood plate.

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JohnF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is a hidden gem! Food was awesome! Even the Cosmo was awesome!

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vipFrankL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manassas doesn’t deserve this culinary establishment! Outstanding Italian restaurant. From the appetizers, pizza to the outstanding Veal Marsala entree, excellent!

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BobS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Chef has a new restaurant and this one has fallen way off. Servers don’t know the menu, food was borderline terrible. Should have known things were bad when only one other party was dining. What a shame. Used to love this place. Never again.

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Tortino Mare is rated 4.4 stars by 433 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.