Mannino's Italian Bistro - Oceanfront
Mannino's Award Winning Crab Soup
Crispy fried cold water squid tubes with house marinara, parmesan cheese and herbs
The food was excellent as always and the service was on point. Our waiter and waitress had great and friendly personalities. The only reason I took one star away is because the ambiance is more casual
We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated immediately. Due either to Covid or lack of staffing, they had half of the dining room closed off. It was a full house @ 6:45 Saturday night. Tile floors and full tables made for an elevated noise level.
We ordered (to share) fried calamari, a cup of onion soup, and lasagna bolognese. The calamari order was HUGE; definitely enough for four people to share, so with two of us we ate only about half of the plate. Not quite cooked to a crispy enough state (perhaps due to so many being cooked at once: over-crowding the fry basket). Standard breading could have benefitted from some Parmesan cheese added in.
The French onion soup was nothing special. Strange pieces/slivers of crouton submerged below the melted mozzarella. One slice of onion in the cup. Pleasant Marsala wine infused stock. A little salty. Barely warm.
The lasagna bolognese was the highlight of the meal. Tender layers of pasta with ricotta and marinara. Bolognese was on point. HUGE serving even for two people splitting the entree.
Almost everyone in the restaurant left carrying to-go bags. Portions are on the generous side. Overall, an average experience on the northern end of the Atlantic Avenue strip, catering to beach-going tourists on foot. If you have a vehicle I’m sure better options can be found away from the oceanfront.
Food as usual, very good. Our server very attentive but not overbearing. Drinks take a bit longer than expected to get them and the decor really needs to be updated. But we go for the foor and will definitely return.
Everything outstanding; great service and food. We have always enjoyed the restaurant.
Birthday trip from roanoke to manninos!
Amazing food! Always look forward to visiting there!
Our server Maraya was the best! I am not sure I am spelling her name correctly! She was awesome!
Always great service and food!
Our first time here, a pleasant surprise, The best Crab Soup, chicken Franzese and Bolognese. Not real fancy, but you can't the fixtures. Ask for Noa's tables. Attentive, friendly and courteous. Enjoy!
It was nice, clean and the staff was very attentive.
Esmerelda our waitress did a super job. The food was top notch. We would prefer to have the grated cheese on the table rather than having to request it as needed.
half price wine nioght was a bonus. Very enjoyable overall.
We had such a wonderful time here on our double date. Moorea was an amazing server insisting we try the she crab soup and the caprese salad, which of course we did. It was hands down the best crab soup any of us ever had! All of our meals were delicious and we were just too full to try the tiramisu! Thank you for the wonderful food and service!
Fantastic, we went 2x in a week it was soo good the first time we ate there!!
The sauce is watery and too acidic, there was too much of it over the pasta
Fabulous! This place will be a regular when we visit Va Beach again. The food was exquisite, from the appetizers to drinks, entrees to desserts. Menu is higher priced, but our group of 4 didn’t mind since it was all so delicious. Service was great, and our waitress was phenomenal. The best dining experience of our trip!
The food is the same quality as Olive Garden but more expensive. Our waiter was great though.
The atmosphere was welcoming and very cozy. Great service and great overall value for the money. Within walking distance to most of the hotels on Atlantic Blvd.
We are frequent diners at the Kempsville location, but wanted to try out the Oceanfront restaurant. Did not disappoint! The food and service is amazing anytime we go!
Enjoyed everything that we ordered. Delicious meal and highly recommend the she crab soup.
This was our first visit! Our waiter was great! Noah was kind and respectful! The food was excellent! We plan to eat there one more time before our vacation ends! I wasn’t thrilled with the bartender…we were a few minutes early for our reservation so we wanted to sit and have a drink while waiting….she said she didn’t want us sitting there because that’s where her customers sit who pay her! But there was another bartender who served us a drink after that. All in all great experience!
Food was great. Service was poor. No bread til after meal was served, did not bring sugar when asked for coffee and got the wrong check. Food was amazing though.
Wonderful food!!!!!! The eggplant parmigiana is the best I’ve ever had!!!
Best Italian food I have ever had, Need to try the award winning soup when you go!!
This place is ALWAYS good! Being I'm 100% Italian, I know good Italian food...and this place is fantastic!
The food was outstanding, as usual, though to my mind it’s pretty expensive for what you get. Excellent service. The place could use a little updating, though.
Lisa was our waitress . Great service and attentive . Manager was amazing . Started with clams in white sauce and bruschetta . Delicious ! Next the veal saltimbocca , pesto and chefs special veal eggplant stack . All huge portions and tasty !
Food was good service was horrible and not because of the covid all the other tables were taken care of attentively except our server who disappeared for long period of time so bad that other servers stopped to help us
Great food friendly service! Can’t ask for much more
Sharon was awesome! She had great recommendations and they did not disappoint! The She Crab Soup was just that award winning. Our entrees were outstanding! We will be back soon!
Good food!! Unfortunately they’re understaffed like every other restaurant in the US.
The food was good but the restaurant needs updating. The waitress was outstanding very attentive.
I want to make it known that Misty, our server did the best she could under the circumstances. She was in no way the issue. Our issue was that we had to wait 1 1/2 hrs for our food and it wasn't that crazy busy. The food was barely luke warm and little taste. The mgr on duty was Jen and she couldn't have been more unprofessional and unfriendly to us. I understand everyone is understaffed, but her inability to show any concern for our ridiculously long wait couldn't have been more evident. If you're overwhelmed w being shorthanded, DON'T TAKE ON SO MANY TABLES!!!! We frequent many restaurants local to home and when we travel and we travel regularly and this was absolutely TOP 5 (closer to 1 than 5) as the worst experiences we've ever had. AGAIN, no issues w Misty. It was 100% Jen!!!! She was unbelievably terrible!!!! Zero personality!!! John Mannino, you should be ashamed to have her as a representative of your restaurant!!!! I can promise we WILL NEVER BE BACK!!!! 1st and LAST!!!!
Super food! Lots of choices!
Our food was excellent, our waitress was the greatest!
Things are slow getting back from covid but we liked the pace of our food
We didn’t mind we understand everyplace is short on staff we appreciated the
Wait staff & kitchen staff that came to work..we celebrate them!
Great food, she crab soup was delicious along with sausage and peppers. Shrimp franchise was great.
Whenever we visit VB, we always have a meal here. Food is great, and the service is fantastic.
Great food and nice staff but really slow on food coming out
Food was excellent but keep asking myself if it was worth the almost two hour wait to get three entrees? We we’re seated at 6:15 and our waitress introduced herself, explained the specials and then gave us some time to look over the menu. About 15 minutes later a manager stopped to make sure our waitress had at least come over. The waitress reappeared and we gave her our entree order (spaghetti and meatballs, penne vodka and shrimp francaise) along with our drink order. We waited about 15/20 minutes for our drinks to arrive and another 20 minutes (or so it seemed) for bread. The waitress had to constantly pass our table since we were right next to the kitchen. In fact various other waitresses could be heard saying that they needed to inform the kitchen to “fire” their table (aka start their food). We even heard “Where’s M____ at? “ which happened to be our waitress. We actually had to move glasses around on the table for her to even realize we needed a refill on our drinks which each time took at least 10 minutes and a request to the one bartender that brought the adult beverages to get our son’s soda refilled. The only time the waitress was attentive to us was after she dropped off the check. She immediately checked back to see if we needed her to take it. I wouldn’t be this harsh but seeing various other tables come and go while sitting there waiting for our meal just got to be annoying. Again food was excellent. Next time, if we are back in VA Beach I would go back but definitely request a different waitress.
We were greeted and seated immediately. Our server attended the table quickly with iced water and took our drink orders.
She was knowledgeable about the menu and provided insight and suggestions. She was attentive but not intrusive during our meal.
Mannino's Italian Bistro - Oceanfrontはテイクアウトにも対応しています。テイクアウトはお電話（(757) 390-2580）でご注文ください。
OpenTable ダイナー800名によるMannino's Italian Bistro - Oceanfrontの評価は4.5☆です。