Marsala mushroom sauce
Over garlic mashed potatoes
Fried calamari and mild jalapeo, served with spicy tomato sauce
Very good food - I had salmon with a sauce I would describe as elegant. The service was excellent.
The food was tasty, but the service was not very professional. Our waitress was friendly and eager to help, but she forgot to bring half of our initial drink order and then brought a glass of one wine when I had ordered a bottle of something else.
We are there at least once per week. The food is great and the wait staff is outstanding.
High quality food in a relaxed atmosphere, staff are well trained and want to ensure a pleasurable experience. Don't let the strip mall location put you off, it's worth the visit.
Thoroughly enjoyed- a genuine taste of Italy - loved the Branzini
One of my favorite local Italian restaurants. Food was excellent as usual but service was really slow that night (Sat). Will be back again.
Appreciate the quiet to visit with friends. We were there starting at 5:00. Staff was great. We were not rushed. Food was delicious.
The staff was totally unorganized in serving and the kitchen unprepared. We received the appetizer and then no entrees were served to us. One server finally asked if we would like to order dessert, and I responded that we would like our meal first! When the food was eventually served, three entrees were lukewarm and veg overcooked. The fourth entree was hot. It appears the 3 were sitting aside waiting for the fourth. Our waitress brought the bill and said she was sorry but the restaurant was short staffed and kitchen had only 2 workers. Plenty of other restaurants to spend our money! We won’t be back.
It is a shame that the restaurant has declined as the first two times we ate at Tortino Mare, our meals were lovely.
Great food. I was thinking the service was a bit lacking. We had 6 people and didn’t have much sense of welcoming. The food was great.
Steak was a little over done, wines were all $40+/bl but didn’t seem like a great value. Almost brought us another tables order and two waiters came by for our drink order.
Food was good overall
Great food and service!
Food and service were amazing!
Very nice dining experience.
No pizza in an Italian restaurant, seriously?
We went for pizza but oven is broken not until we sat down did the server mention the problem. Considering there were only 4 other parties the service was very disconnected.
Exceptional as always!
This family Italian restaurant is tucked away in a small strip mall. They have two dining rooms and a bar area. We sat in the main dining room area. It is a nice place for a special relaxing dinner. We ate on a Friday night and they were comfortably busy, but not so packed that the kitchen was overwhelmed or the service suffered. Each dish was fantastic. Presentation was great. Presentation on the dessert plates was top drawer. You must order a dessert to fully appreciate the effort and care.
This has become one of our local regulars. The food is great, they make a spectacular mojito and dessert is a must! My husband almost always gets the fish special and is never disappointed with his choice. I enjoy the calamari & the fettuccine Alfredo. Something different to try from the menu each visit. Dessert is presented as a art form, with delicious sauces decorating the plate of a tiramisu.
Stumbled on this place. What a hidden gem. Service and food was outstanding. I will be going back.
Absolutely one of my favorite restaurants! Don't miss this hidden gem. The pasta is homemade ! Had the Alfredo this trip and will have it again!
We had heard a lot about this restaurant and finally decided to give it a try.
Overall it was very good - detailed feedback below:
Seating: I made a reservation a week ago and when we got there, the restaurant was pretty much empty.
We were shown a small table in the middle of the restaurant and when I asked for a booth (only one was occupied at the time), I was told no, that they were all reserved.
We were there for ~1.5 hours and one booth remained empty the entire time. Also, another couple came in shortly after us and was also shown a small table and when they asked for a booth instead, they were accommodated (by the same girl that sat us). Very annoying.
Ambiance: The inside is nice but could use some pictures on the wall in the main dining room to make it a bit nicer.
Also, it is rather bright. Dimming the lights and putting some candles on the tables would make a huge difference.
Service: Impeccable! Wait Staff was personable and attentive, best we’ve experienced pretty much anywhere!
Wine List: Would be nice if the by-the-glass list had a few more options for Chardonnay ie: Kendal Jackson or Sonoma Cutrer vs the Butterfield
Appetizer: We had the calamari and it was wonderful! Very tender with a light, crispy coating that included sliced jalapeños as well. Definitely recommend.
Main course: I had the lamb shank and my husband had the Frutti de Mare. Both were very good and the portions were large (we both took home leftovers). Lamb was fall-off-the-bone tender and very tasty and my husband really liked the seafood pasta (He was born in Italy so this is high praise). The sauce was light but thick and flavorful.
Dessert: We tend to judge any Italian restaurant by its Tiramisu and this exceeded expectations! It is homemade, the presentation was nicely done and it was a very light and flavorful desert. Expresso was strong and good.
Value: We thought the prices were a bit on the high-side so definitely not for everyday dining ($90 + tip)
Excellent Italian regional restaurant. Love the grilled romaine Cesar salad. The service was excellent and our server Xecia was very friendly, promptly on getting our dishes and giving us good recommendations.
What a gem of a restaurant for the Manassas area. The food was excellent.
Tasteful menu options. Delicious calamari and the dessert melted in my mouth. Mango sorbet 😘☺️
Great lunch time atmosphere for girlfriend chat. Wine selection very complementary to menu selections. We will be back!
Excellent food and service!!
Food was exceptionally delectable. The selection from the menu is skinny, not too broad, but that may be purposeful so as to perfect what they do offer. For the wine enthusiasts, make sure you purchase a bottle vice a glass. Two separate varietals I had by the glass were both oxidized. If you order by the glass, inquiring about when the bottle was open is a fair question to ask, and would be wise. 4.1 out of 5 stars.
Every time I have eaten at Tortino Mare, the food is absolutely amazing. The presentation of the meal is beautiful
My friend and I went there for lunch around 11:15 and it was wonderful, We inquired about the meeting room and the waitress took us in there and told us the menu that would be served.
We waited to order for 30 minutes. We then ordered and waited another 45 - 60 minutes. The waitress then came and asked if we ordered an appetizer. We told her we did not, we just wanted our food. She then said no one in the kitchen had our order, so we ordered again. Food came about 30 - 45 minutes later. We were there for three hours. She was nice, but told us there was no manager present and 3 waiters called in sick on New Year's Eve. Not a good experience.
We had great food and outstanding service. We will be going back real soon.
The service was much improved from past visits. The food and presentation is always great.
A friend recommended Tortino Mare. It was our first time. We were there for lunch and everything was wonderful; the service was impeccable (Ms. Hilary tended to us). We had Calamari Fritti as an appetizer, it was done just perfectly (crispy on the outside, tender on the inside). I ordered Linguini Frutti di Mare and it was good to the very last bite. We'll absolutely be back and highly recommend others to give it a try.
This was a very memorable meal, strictly because of the food. It was not a special occasion, but the foot was excellent and presentation spectacular. Additionally, our server was well educated on the food as well as the chef/owner. I would highly recommend it to whomever enjoys great food.
Party of 8 for an adult birthday celebration. Food was very good. Service was good although waiter struggled with English causing some miscommunication that was easily resolved. I would definitely return for a large party or a family dinner. Overall friendly attitude!
I would definitely recommend this little hidden gem to friends. I loved the ambiance and the feel that you were actually in Italy. Also loved the attentive staff and the fact that I could see the chef while he worked. I plan on returning again on a date with my husband.
Because it is out of the way in Manassas Park, I tend to forget it's there. With the traffic, it is hard to get to during week days...with dark streets in winter, it is hard to see, and I often miss my turns, even with GPS.
The restaurant has always been good, although the fish portions are smaller than at other restaurants. I like the quiet atmosphere and the staff are courteous and attentive, making for an enjoyable dining experience.
Solid place to eat. Good wine list.
The food was absolutely amazing! I was skeptical of the restaurant based on its location and outside looks, but once inside it was totally worth it. The service was prompt, courteous, able to explain all the specials in detail. Total professionals. The Chef is right in view, you can watch food prepared if you want or be deep in conversation at your table and never know he is hand making your meals. The best Italian food I've had in t his area! The other reviews that said it was a hidden gem are right. You can dress fancy or go casual, either way, the food is spectacular, not only in the preparation and taste but also the presentation. An absolute must for anyone who likes Italian food and trying different types of food. We are telling all our friends about this place. It is a MUST to try! It will become a favorite place to keep going back to. LOVE IT
A+ Wonderful atmosphere and amazing, authentic food. The linguine Frutta di Mare is the best thing on the menu imo. The duck appetizer tonight was special and yummy. We never saw that on their menu before but it was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant!
Outstanding in every way! Service was friendly and efficient. My husband had shrimp Alfredo and I had tagliatelle bolognese. Both were delicious. Chocolate cake and gelato for dessert. Out of this world! Can’t wait to return. Highly recommend.
Tortino Mare is rated 4.5 stars by 385 OpenTable diners.
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