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Diners' Choice: Italian restaurants in Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Italian cuisine in Norfolk / Virginia Beach? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Mannino's Italian Bistro - Kempsville restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1277)
$30 and under
Italian
Virginia Beach
About the restaurant
The experienced Culinary team of Chefs John R. Mannino & John M. Mannino (Father & Son Respectively) have partnered with Sommelier Daris Gavin to open New "Olde World Style" Italian Bistros. The goal was to give patrons Great Italian food at a reasonable price point with wine choices to match. We… are sure that the Mannino’s Italian Bistro Family will work with great passion & attention to detail to try and ensure that our guest develop a sense of home and comfort while enjoying their dining experience. John R. spent time at many restaurants both locally (Nicholas’ at the Omni, La Bella Italia, Café Society {Executive Chef}, Bodegas & 456 Fish) and nationally (Lacey’s Restaurant/ Manhattan & East of Athens/ Long Island). John M Mannino is an Honors Graduate of Culinary Institute of America. He was the Executive Chef of Bodega & 4 5 6 Fish prior to opening Mannino's. John M also won the Inaugural 2012 Taste of Hamptonroads Iron Chef competition.
Top review
Fairone
Dined 2 days ago
Always a pleasure having a meal at Maninos. Diana was fantastic and made sure we were well taken care as always. Veal Marsala was the best it cut like butter and the sauce is the best. Chicken Marsala also fantastic. She Crab Soup was to die for. Diana delivered my wife a cannoli for desert with a lite candle and sang happy birthday to her. Always exceeds expectations. Best Italian restaurant in VB
A photo of The Veranda restaurant
4.9
4.9 (49)
$31 to $50
Italian
Virginia Beach
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Veranda Trattoria, where the warm embrace of traditional Italian hospitality meets the sun-kissed shores of Virginia Beach. Nestled in the heart of this vibrant coastal city, our trattoria invites you on a culinary journey that combines the richness of Italian flavors with the laid-back charm of beachside living
The atmosphere is a perfect blend of rustic elegance and coastal comfort, creating a welcoming space for both intimate dinners and lively gatherings.
The Veranda Trattoria is not just a restaurant; it's a place where friends and family come together to savor exceptional food, share stories, and create lasting memories. Whether you're seeking a romantic date, a family celebration, or a casual dinner with friends, our trattoria is the perfect setting for every occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Amazing Food and Service. We cannot wait to return.
A photo of Mangia Qui Italian Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (409)
$30 and under
Italian
Virginia Beach
About the restaurant
Mangia Qui Italian Bistro in Virginia Beach, VA wants to become your go-to spot for a fun atmosphere and delicious Italian food. You know, that place in the neighborhood where locals gather to kick back and take a night off from cooking.
If you can’t hop a plane to dine at a trattoria in Italy, the next best place is right here. We truly believe we’ve created something with this restaurant that you can’t get anywhere else in the area. From the pride we take in our kitchen preparing fresh to order authentic dishes like homemade lasagna and tiramisu, to our dedicated wait staff providing friendly and personalized service.

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StephanieSvip
Dined on Jun 27, 2024
Always amazing food and service at Mangia Qui. It’s a neighborhood gem of a restaurant where the food is consistently delicious and the service is always top notch.
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A photo of Aldo's Ristorante restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4389)
$30 and under
Italian
Virginia Beach
About the restaurant
Since 1988, Aldo's Ristorante is an Italian fine dining restaurant & wine bar located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Aldo's award winning wine bar & wine list has been thriving for over 32 years, receiving accolades from wine spectator and wine enthusiasts magazines. Offering locally sourced seafood and produce daily.

We feature delicious food (some gluten free), wonderful wines, superb service and excellent value!

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BryanWvip
Dined 4 days ago
Absolute best and most consistent restaurant in Hampton Roads.
A photo of Luce Secondo restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1116)
$31 to $50
Italian
Chesapeake
About the restaurant
Welcome to Luce Secondo! Luce Secondo is a cutting-edge modern-Italian upscale restaurant located in the heart of Greenbrier in Chesapeake, Va. This is Chef Tony Caruana's newest location with a dining experience that Chesapeake has never seen before. We also feature an elevated beverage program, with craft cocktails and a Sommelier led wine list. We have valet service, an outdoor patio, and a private dining room for all your special events. Happy Hour will be 3-5 pm Monday - Friday in the bar and patio only. Dinner reservations will be available Monday - Saturday at 5 pm. Please join us for an evening to be remembered. Salute!
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Robertvip
Dined on Jul 2, 2024
Outstanding food and great service from Luke. Luke knows his stuff… especially the wine list. A visit from the chef/owner was a welcomed courtesy; he’s a gracious host. Server Cole dropped by our table as well; he’s a sharp, friendly member of the team. Even Iron Boy made an appearance!
A photo of Isle of Capri restaurant
4.7
4.7 (907)
$30 and under
Italian
Virginia Beach
About the restaurant
Home to authentic Italian cuisine and breathtaking views of the Virginia Beach oceanfront, oceanfront panoramic Virginia Beach views, the Isle of Capri is one of the more historic restaurants in Virginia Beach, under the helm of Chef Pasquale Arcese, and top-rated among locals and visitors alike. Featuring a carefully selected menu of over 260 international wines that are perfectly paired with our robust and flavorful Italian entrée and antipasti menus, Isle of Capri elevates the dining experience in Virginia Beach. Ride our express elevator to the 6th floor of the Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach to begin your next amazing dining experience.
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KathyS
Dined 5 days ago
We always enjoy our experience at Isle of Capri. It’s our anniversary restaurant ❤️
A photo of Gaston's Italian Steakhouse restaurant
4.8
4.8 (193)
$31 to $50
Italian
Virginia Beach
About the restaurant
Modern Italian Cuisine
Gaston’s Italian Steak House, the American Dream for Gaston, is where passion for food, comfort, and enjoyment are combined. Our neighborhood restaurant is casual- elegant and cozy, the perfect backdrop for a first date, anniversary dinner or warm family gathering with a beautiful private room available. Benvenuto!!

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RobinLvip
Dined 2 days ago
Fabulous Friday night dinner of filet and veal, both cooked perfectly and delicious. Zoey was our waitress and she took good care of us as well.
A photo of Sorella's restaurant
4.7
4.7 (271)
$31 to $50
Italian
Virginia Beach
About the restaurant
Modern Italian eatery specializing in handmade pasta, Neapolitan pizzas, wine and craft cocktails.
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hartmomvip
Dined 3 days ago
Beautiful space with wonderful food and great service!
A photo of Zia Marie restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1724)
$30 and under
Italian
Virginia Beach
About the restaurant
Over two decades ago we were inspired to create a restaurant that welcomes, entertains and nourishes our customers the Italian way, like family. Known to the locals as Zia's, this quaint neighborhood restaurant is located just blocks from the Chesapeake Bay, nestled in the heart of Chic's Beach. Specializing in authentic Italian cuisine, the chalkboard menu features an array of flavorful chicken, veal, beef and seafood dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Weekly additions of seasonal fair, featured wines, and homemade desserts bolster more traditional menu selections. Family and friends enjoy casual dining with great food, a well rounded wine list, and specialty martinis at an excellent value. Salute!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Always an outstanding, consistent experience at Zia's! The food is amazing.
A photo of Varia restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1089)
$30 and under
Italian
Norfolk
About the restaurant
Welcome to Varia, a Romantic, Upscale Italian Restaurant in Norfolk.
Varia, our Italian restaurant and wine studio, features wine by the glass and a pianist six nights a week. Indulge in homemade pasta, freshly tossed pizzas from our brick oven, or signature Italian desserts like the tiramisu. Varia's modern Italian fare is made from only the best local ingredients and the wine studio features over 100 hand-selected wines, including 50 by the glass.
The dining room's intricate finishes and the warm glow of its reclaimed chandelier, formally of the Historic Cavalier's ballroom, offers an intimate ambiance that invites conversation over a full bodied merlot. Guests can book the ultra private dining room only accessible by hidden doors in the bookshelves for special events.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
I came to Varia for dinner with a friend to celebrate her 40th birthday. We had a fantastic time. Our server Kaylie was incredible- can’t say enough positive things about her and the service she provided. Food, drinks, everything was top notch!
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