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Mannino's Italian Bistro

606 High St, Suite 103, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3424
+1 757-966-7522
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
606 High St, Suite 103, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3424
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

ordered the amazing fried oyster appetizer. the pairings were tasty and new to me. capers and sun dried tomatoes. yum. she crab soup best I have ever had. Calvin took great care of me dining solo at the bar.

Thank david m
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very good meal. I had the Eggplant Parm. It was above average but not great. The house Chianti had little to no flavor but the Cab was good. Everyone else enjoyed the flavors.

Thank Charis7
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Quaint little establishment. Phenomenal food! Excellent staff! I exclaimed “Oh My God” three times while eating because the food tastes so incredible. Aundria was an all around great waitress.

Thank crysti399
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my wife here on Valentines day for dinner. We ordered Scampi Della Casa and Spaghetti and Meatballs. Soon sfter we were seated we were quickly joined by two other couples who were seated in close proximity to us creating a cramped dining experience....More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my Fiancè came here for Valentine's Day and the service was a little slow to begin with but they were very nice. The Calamari was delicious!!!!! Some of the best we have ever had(we get calamari everywhere we go) and I ordered the...More

Thank bw319
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great restaurant on High Street in Portsmouth, The atmosphere is casual, brick walls, wooden tables and chairs, nice table cloths. Warm and cozy inside, just noisy enough to enjoy, a city vibe that was really nice. Our service was really good, knew...More

Thank RPI-hockey-fan
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

This is my third time dining at Mannino’s and it’s the third time that I’m tremendously impressed. The staff was great, and the food was perfect yet again. We ordered the bruschetta as an appetizer and that was amazing. There’s nothing like a ton of...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent food! We had the Prosciutto and fresh mozzarella for an appetizer, Chicken Parmigiana for dinner, scrupulous! And cannoli for desert. Stephan was our waiter and he was superb. We also enjoyed the crafts of wine as well. Will be back!

Thank Tabby B
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I always come here after church, and it’s always such a pleasure. Miranda and Rachel are kickass waitesses

Thank ItsMyUsername
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I was recently in old town Portsmouth for a business trip. While I generally try to eat lunch at less expensive restaurants for lunch, I had read wonderful reviews about Manninos and wanted to try it. I was staying at a nearby hotel and got...More

Thank Sharon C
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28 February 2016|
Response from dria123 |
Yes, we have plenty of gluten free options and a perfect table to fit a group of 10!!:)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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