Manalu Italian Restaurant
With French fries
Crisp romaine lettuce and Italian croutons. Tossed with our special Caesar dressing
This place is great it is a must go to !!
Great food, friendly service. Would highly recommend!
Great as always. Service was slower than usual but they were slammed so this understandable.
Great menu selection and specials. Food was delicious!! Service was great. We had a wonderful dinner with friends. Thank you!
Wonderful night celebrating our daughters birthday!!! Thanks for a wonderful evening!!!☀️
They have the best Italian food in Frederick!
A good restaurant has good food. A great restaurant has consistently great food and an engaged owner. Marco, the owner, is always on the floor, greeting and treating his guests like they are family. The food never let's you down, the desserts are fantastic and his specials should be requested on most every visit. Not local? Make the drive - you won't be disappointed.
Food and service are excellent. The owner Marco goes around to all the tables to say hello.
we hadn't been in a couple of years because we had been doing italian at fratelli's (which is also a very good restaurant) but our birthday guests wanted to go back to manalu and we are very happy that we did. it was jammed at 6:30 and we were glad we had reservations. drinks were good, we skipped appetizers, feeling that salads and entrees would be more than enough and they were. pacing of drinks, salads and entrees was perfect -- no rush whatsoever. and the maitre'd himself came out with homemade limoncello and a wonderful dessert for the four of us. dinner prices were great too. we will visit manalu much sooner now because of this wonderful experience and the great food!!
My new favorite restaurant. Owner and his staff are simply fantastic. The food is out of this world!! Can't wait to go back soon. :)
We were so happy to be back. We weren't expecting the Happy Anniversary treat. Thank you so much. You will be highly recommended. See you again soon.
Always love going to Manalu. They have the best Italian food and their service is always great.
As usual, the food was superb and the service was outstanding.
Excellent dinner! We enjoyed everything from apps to dessert.
Wonderful meal! We celebrated our sons birthday and it was perfect!!!☀️
Wonderful service and food. We appreciated that we could make a reservation for an outdoor table. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary which I mentioned when we checked in and they remembered it a few hours later after we ate dinner and surprised us with a dessert we could share with our friends.
Our first visit and definitely will return Awesome menu
We had a wonderful meal, love this gem in our town.
Superb food, charming European ambience and pace, authentic flavors. To quote Mary Berry, "well worth the calories".
Marco is the best restaurant owner in town without compare. His staff is excellent and his food is better. Dani at the bar is amazing. She doesn’t forget a thing and makes everyone feel special. The Altec guys.
It is always a pleasure to dine at Manalu's. One of my favorites!
Fabulous food! Outstanding service! Marco is gracious and kind. The house made lemoncello is phenomenal.
Best Italian food I’ve ever had!
I really should not be giving rave reviews for Manalu...it already is too busy for my taste (pun intended). The owners are omnipresent, the food fantastic, service always pleasant and efficient...all that is lacking is a scenic view from a Tuscan hill.
Excellent pizza! Good Tartufo. We did not agree with waiter's assessment of wine.
The resturant was recommend by our daughter and son-in-law and it did not disappoint. We chose the dish that is my daughter's favorite; the black ravolli stuffed with lobster and served with shrimp, scallops and crab. It was unbelievable!!! My wife had a sald and I had a bowl of Pasta Fagolia and topped it all off with Cream Brule. The food was fantastic and the service was as good.
Not our first visit to Manalu and certainly not our last! The food was excellent...make that superb, the service attentive without being intrusive, and the cost reasonable. While Manalu would be characterized as Casual Dining, its many attributes make it equally suitable for 'occasion' dining as well.
Great overall dining experience at Manalu. If you are looking for a great Italian restaurant with quality food that is reasonably priced… look no further.
This is more than a fantastic establishment and the owners are bringing back what the dining experience should be like!! Greeting you right as you walk in, fantastic service throughout the entire experience, and an overall friendly atmosphere where you can truly enjoy your meal. They also have a really nice bar that seems to always be full.
My favorite Italian restaurant. The owner is always present and engaged to ensure a good experience.
Superb experience! Everything the birthday girl wanted and more! Danielle, our server, was so kind and thoughtful and made excellent recommendations. The food was phenomenal! We will surely be returning.
Food was great as always. Service is usually a bit better
Never a disappointment! Excellent food and service!
Great food, atmosphere, and service! Definitely a local favorite!
Food was excellent and worth the wait. Took a long time to get our drinks and menus, they were very busy.
Had a party of 5 for a Birthday, they didnt do anything special for the birthday girl, kinda expected a piece of dessert at least.
Matteo did a great job; allowed us to enjoy some catch-up conversation while enjoying our drinks (excellent Manhattan, compliments to the bartender), and then had a special Arbruzzi combo made for me. Always a great place to eat.
First time here and will definitely come back! Great food and great service
It was very busy- our server was very friendly and helpful. It did take quite a bit of time to get our drinks. Apps and salads and dinner came quickly. It took quite some time for the cocktails to arrive. A table next to us was sitting with their appetizers trying to get the servers attention- also waiting for their cocktails from the bar. Otherwise we enjoyed our evening. We would definitely go back - just hope the service bar was just having an off night
We had an excellent meal at Manalu. The food was very well prepared, hot, tasty and we enjoyed very much. Two of us had the nightly special which was cheese ravioli with chicken, spinach and tomatoes in a vodka sauce.
Unfortunately they were short on servers and our server was relatively new, so it took quite a long time to order, and then receive our check. The food itself came out quickly but the other service aspects were problematic.
This was our first time to Manalu and it did not disappoint. Was extremely busy, we made reservations and were seated immediately upon arrival. Our server was not as attentive as we would have liked. The food was delicious.
Manalu Italian Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 826 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.