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Mannino's Italian Bistro

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606 High St, Suite 103, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3424
+1 757-966-7522
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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212 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, the prices are way out of line for an Italian restaurant here in Portsmouth. I have paid less for good Italian in NYC. My SIL ordered veal saltimboccca and had to send it back. His ten dollar Negroni was barely drinkable. His Pinot Grigio was very off, but as he ordered another entree, we did not want... More 

Thank JUdyrem
Portsmouth, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I eat at Mannino's Italian Bistro in Olde Towne on a regular basis. Not only can the food not be beat but the ambience is so romantic. Great service and a very clean restaurant.

Thank lulu9one1
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to stay in Portsmouth instead of downtown Norfolk on this visit. On a recommendation I went to Mannino's bistro. Had a fantastic chilled lettuce salad followed by great pasta. Special looked good but went with the spaghetti. Very good. Dave at the bar was great! Try the house wine!

Thank bigtoedave
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for Dinners, good wine choices, We had manicotti, chicken piccata, gnocchi. Local fresh mozzarella and fresh snacks Italian bread slices with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Very satisfying business dinner.

Thank O4993SOannes
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A belated birthday lunch for my brother was made wonderful by great food and super service from our waitress, Emma . The oysters were absolutely perfect, as was the salad. The rum-raisin gelatto was excellent . Try the best crab soup I have ever tasted .

Thank Mike G
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4star meal and service. Outstanding freshly prepared Italian dishes and great wine selection for pairings. Our Monday night celebration allowed us to take advantage of 1/2 off bottle of wines special for those who enjoy a little vino with their meals. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Beehawk1
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

My husband and I have a challenge eating out because I am gluten intolerant and finding nice places to eat out is so difficult!! We LOVED our meals. I had the special of the evening and substituted the pasta for gluten free pasta and it was delicious!!! I have had gluten free pasta at other restaurants and it was so... More 

Thank Court F
Portsmouth, Virginia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My boyfriend and I went in to celebrate my birthday. This place is super quaint and quiet. Emma was a great waitress.Food was authentic, fresh and super tasty.

Thank Celia S
Portsmouth, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Friendly staff, prompt service overall a little pricey for Italian in my opinion. Food is good but nothing exceptional.

Thank 733carrollm
Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in downtown Portsmouth. We always enjoy Mannnino's - been there three times in the last two weeks. On the forth trip - last night - there were literally people at two tables (we were the first customers of the evening) when I asked to speak to a manager. The server reported back to me that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 High St, Suite 103, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3424
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 757-966-7522
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, Cafe 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 Hampton Roads Iron Chef competition.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?