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Review of Manzari's Grill

Manzari's Grill
Ranked #33 of 116 Restaurants in Elmira
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

This was a late lunch on Easter for 9 people and we were seated in booths. We had spaghetti and meatballs, and everyone enjoyed it. We got pitchers of soda and water. Friendly service, relatively quick with serving the food. Clean bathrooms. This was not my first time eating here but it is my first review for here.

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Thank Jeremy31Virgo
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This review is as much about the experience as the food. If you want variety and/or fancy, go elsewhere. The food is basically spaghetti and meatballs. No frills. But all from scratch and made with care and decades of practice.
The experience comes from a remarkable man named Vito who, I believe, owns the establishment. He is 86 years young with a mind of events, local knowledge, and people, that would be envied by people a fraction of his age. My wife moved from Elmira over four decades ago. Although he didn't know her family, in no time he recalled neighbors she grew up with and details of people she knew and worked with when in the late sixties and early seventies. His mind was phenomenal. He produced a fifty year old directory that had her mothers name and address.
I have to admit, watching my wife thrill to the recollections and memories was great fun for me. Vito is there on Thursdays and Thursdays is is now spaghetti night at Manzari's for us the duration of our stay and every time we return.

1  Thank mikegoin
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

We visited Manzari's Grill for spaghetti supper Monday night. With six adults and five children, we were well served and everyone had the "white" or the "red" spaghetti plate. As usual, the food was delicious and the service fast and efficient.

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1  Thank Shareb17
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

Manzari's Grill is a small bar with off street parking. It's a local favorite for having a drink. They have a daily spaghetti dinner thats VERY affordable and EXCELLENT. It comes with enough pasta for two people, two meatballs, and 2 slices of bread w/butter. You can order a single dinner with extra meatballs and bread and it will EASILY feed two people. The bar tenders are deffinitely "people lovers" and treat regulars and new comers with a smile and welcome.

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Thank Charles M
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

The pasta, sauce, and meatballs are perfect every single time we have it, and it's a real treat being served this excellent spaghetti by Vito, Joe, and Chris! The neopolitan (1/2 oil and garlic, 1/2 red sauce) is unbelievable! Can only attribute the mediocre reviews to the fact that this is not your typical spaghetti but an old family recipe that can't be imitated. Gotta try it to love it! The tavern ham and cheese (the "Griller") is also excellent.

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2  Thank Bluewater_464
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