Mani Osteria-Ann Arbor-thoughts?
I have read a few reviews over the last year (mainly positive). I am going to take a group of my daughter's college friends to Mani Osteria? I am interested in anyone's recent reviews. Thanks.
I like the pizzas there. Try the pickled tomatoes. Also, the owner just opened a Mexican tapas place next door that I tried the other night. It was great - best fish tacos I have ever had. Both restaurants are run by the same chef Brendan McCall, who I have loved since his days at Everyday Food.
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Mani is great! I actually like their pastas better than the pizza, but everything is really, really good. Love the atmosphere.
For breakfast, I would recommend the new Songbird Cafe on Plymouth Rd. I've only been here once, for lunch, but excellent espresso drinks and the breakfast menu is reasonably priced. (Although it does say "Coming soon" for a portion of the breakfast menu. I would call ahead?) Very nice inside, as well. http://thesongbirdcafeannarbor.com/
Enjoy! Very nice of you to take out your daughter and her friends!
Mani is really the closest thing in Ann Arbor to a NYC style restaurant, the pizza is really good.
a suggestion for breakfast - but only on Friday morning Selma
Zola & Northside are my favorites for breakfast
Franks for greasy spoon breakfast
on Maynard between William & Liberty
Mani is great, and good for a group. Their pizzas are nice; except for the pepperoni I've enjoyed all that I've tried there. The pork belly dish is wonderful.
For breakfast, have you tried zingerman's roadhouse?
I really like it. It's certainly the most 'happening" spot in Ann Arbor (read: always quite crowded). Also depending on how large your group is, they have a cool private room behind the bar (with a window looking out on to the bar and the restaurant).
In terms of food, my fiance and I are obsessed with the beans and lentils appetizer (seriously SO good). The meatballs and garganelli are also delicious.