Manalu Italian Restaurant
We love Manalu .... our favorite Fri nite restaurant ... owner is so great
Good place for informal dining. Portions are too large to be able to eat an Italian meal of a Primi and Secondi.
The classic pasta dishes are the best.
Desserts are not the strength of the restaurant.
Always a great experience!
Wait staff is always excellent. This is a very good restaurant. The team tries hard to make the experience good and the food is surprisingly good.
A very popular restaurant and within walking distance of the Hilton Garden Hotel in Frederick where we stayed. Reservations are a must on weekends.
Service was great. Food was delicious. We love this restaurant. Wish it was closer- we would go once a week.
We ordered the Ravioli Maree Monti and Baked Rigatonialla Carne and they were both delicious with very generous portions. The waiter was very attentive and the restaurant is very clean and inviting. The only thing that surprised us is that they gave us a dinner menu (we dined at 11:30 am on Sunday). Evidently on the weekends, they only offer the dinner menu and the prices are a bit higher than lunch.
Great food and service!
Have been going to Manalu's for close to 3 years. The service and food is top notch, the ambiance very relaxing and we are always impressed how the owner takes the time from working in his busy kitchen to visit the patrons for a pleasant conversation and to make sure you are having a good experience. Definitely one of my wife's and my favorite restaurants.
Excellent Italian restaurant. This was the first time here for dinner both my wife really enjoyed our meal. Everything has very well done. They are paying a lot of attention to the dishes. We will be back there is lots more to try. Also the service was very good. Very good all around.
Manalu Never disappoints!! Had the salmon special I always try to get one of the specials!! Outstanding service!!
A fantastic place
The best Italian restaurant in the area. Marko (owner and head chef) is so personable and aims to please every guest. I can’t believe we have not eaten here sooner, but we will now be regulars! The food was all fresh and home made. Authentic Italian and worth the wait! Thank you Marko and Lucia for an amazing dinner! We will be back.
One of the best Italian Restaurants I’ve been to
Great service. Great food. Great visit to our table by the owner.
We had the zucchini appetizer which was delicious. Wines and beers were great. I had the cappalini with crab meat and spouse had shrimp scampi. Both were fabulous. Try the focaccia bread and the grandmother cake. You won’t be disappointed.
We had a very nice experience. This wasn't our first visit but it was our first for a special occasion and the staff went out of their way to make it a memorable dining experience. Thank you.
Many wonderful experiences. warm, welcoming, great service & food. Highly recommend.
It's always nice to have a honest to goodness Italian restaurant 5 minutes from your home. Wonderful food and the owner always seems to be there to monitor the service and check on the customers.
Too loud and the service was not nearly as good as normal
We used to live in Urbana and loved going here for dinner. We are now in SC, and were traveling through and had to stopped to celebrate our 38th Anniversary. Marco the owner stopped by to wish us a Happy Anniversary. Awesome meal, the best Italian food ever.
My sister, some cousins and I met there as a mini-family reunion. As Italians we are accustomed to good food and plenty of it, and a minimum of three hours for a Sunday dinner. All of our expectations were met and no one seemed concerned that we occupied a table for more than three hours. I have already recommended Manalu to friends.
Wonderful evening. We will be bacj.
The food is amazing! Extensive menu and everything we ordered was delicious. Perfectly seasoned and prepared. Our server was also very good. The hostess seemed agitated, but otherwise everything was top notch.
We have never been disappointed when dining at Manalu. The food is great the owner comes out to see how everything turned out. We will be back soon.
Wonderful as always
Overall best in all categories! Food is always amazing and consistent!
Outstanding as always! Top notch all the way around!
Our server was fine, however, he seemed to lack patience when taking our orders and engaging us.
No there is nothing like real Italian food like in Italy. Only those who have been there will understand what I mean... But Manalu is the closest thing to Italy! The owner Marco is such a nice guy always with a great attitude! We love this place! Omg! Make sure you have the tiramisu! 🤤
Great food and service. The 3 of us all got different entrees and deserts and all were wonderful.
Manalu is our go to Italian. And there are many choices in Frederick. Excellent food and service and a cozy family atmosphere. The owner Marco visits with nearly every table and really appreciates your business.
I have been looking for a local Italian restaurant for YEARS! I would always travel to Baltimore (Little Italy) and/or New York for REAL quality Italian food. I live in Hagerstown and have found my restaurant! If you’re looking for real Italian cuisine “Fagetabouditt!” You have here. Take it from this Brooklyn, NY kid!
Love coming here for dinner with friends and family
Birthday event. Excellent food and service.
An outstanding restaurant. When we arrived the place was packed but our reserved table was waiting for us. We had an excellent meal of the night's special -- branzino with mussels. Service was equally special. Sadly, we can only get there once a year, but it's worth the effort!
Excellent as usual. The seafood ravioli is to die for.
I was excited to try the restaurant since it had 5 stars on Open Table. I was disappointed, however. The restaurant is average, at best. We had dinner there on a Sunday evening. We tried a calamari appetizer. The calamari was way overcooked and brittle but the marinara sauce was great. The veal tasted like it was past its "use by" date and the taste was a bit off. The waiter while attentive and pleasant, forgot a drink order at the outset and had to be reminded. All in all, it was okay but it is not a 5 star restaurant unless you are used to eating at McDonald's.
Had reservations at 845 pm. Restaurant was still very crowded, hence the loud comment. Love the food, the sangria, the bread...everything!
Absolutely, if you haven't gone, go to Manalu. Lunch and dinner are awesome! We celebrated my husband's birthday at our last visit and it was just a wonderful time. Great food, great drink and wonderful service!! I highly recommend Manalu!