Mancini's Char House

★★★★★
Long a fixture in St. Paul, it continues to live up to its decades-old reputation as one of the area's finest steakhouses.
  • 531 Seventh St W

    St Paul, MN 55102

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  • 651-224-7345

About Mancini's Char House

Hours
Sun-Thu 4:30pm-10pm Fri-Sat 4:30pm-11pm

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Went to Mancini's again last Friday with two friends. Steaks were fantastic. Service was amazing. It rare that you see the owners of a well established place spend time walking through the dinning room and sitting with guests and having

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Went to Mancini's again last Friday with two friends. Steaks were fantastic. Service was amazing. It rare that you see the owners of a well established place spend time walking through the dinning room and sitting with guests and having

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Cold, tasteless, and over cooked. Plenty of great steak houses. Won't bother going back.

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Cold, tasteless, and over cooked. Plenty of great steak houses. Won't bother going back.

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Mancinis is often referred to as the restaurant that time forgot.\r
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This is true. It's also the restaurant the the cleaning crew forgot, and the restaurant that the chef forgot. The food is awful.\r
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It'd be nice if this place lived

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Mancinis is often referred to as the restaurant that time forgot.\r
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This is true. It's also the restaurant the the cleaning crew forgot, and the restaurant that the chef forgot. The food is awful.\r
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It'd be nice if this place lived

Pros: Old-school ambience

Cons: Dirty

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First time eating at this St. Paul landmark. As a great fan of high end steakhouses, I was more than a little disappointed. They offer a total of four cuts, plus chicken and lobster. Not a ribeye or porterhouse in sight. No more than 15

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First time eating at this St. Paul landmark. As a great fan of high end steakhouses, I was more than a little disappointed. They offer a total of four cuts, plus chicken and lobster. Not a ribeye or porterhouse in sight. No more than 15

Pros: Decent food, great service

Cons: Limited wine/alcohol selections, VERY limited menu

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Mancinis Char House is a great place to dine. They have a great menu and a great selection with fairly affordable pricing. The staff is always wonderful to deal with.

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Mancinis Char House is a great place to dine. They have a great menu and a great selection with fairly affordable pricing. The staff is always wonderful to deal with.

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It is always a pleasure to dine at "The Place," Mancinis Char House. Steaks, seafood, fish, are all excellent, as is the service. They really care about their customers and go overboard to make the dining experience one to remember.

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It is always a pleasure to dine at "The Place," Mancinis Char House. Steaks, seafood, fish, are all excellent, as is the service. They really care about their customers and go overboard to make the dining experience one to remember.

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Mancini's offers an inexpensive and delicious meal. The staff is real and honest. Your money buys you a lot of food and a lot of people watching. I highly recommend it. There is dancing and live music in the bar. A good place for a first date!

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Mancini's offers an inexpensive and delicious meal. The staff is real and honest. Your money buys you a lot of food and a lot of people watching. I highly recommend it. There is dancing and live music in the bar. A good place for a first date!

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This place is an institution in St. Paul and deserves its excellent reputation. My son and I had dinner on a Saturday evening recently. The staff was fabulous. The steaks were the best we've ever had. The prices are high, but we knew that going in. The only downside is the parking. If you want something special, go to Mancini's!

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This place is an institution in St. Paul and deserves its excellent reputation. My son and I had dinner on a Saturday evening recently. The staff was fabulous. The steaks were the best we've ever had. The prices are high, but we knew that going in. The only downside is the parking. If you want something special, go to Mancini's!

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This place is truly one of a kind! Where else can you have the most exquisite steak (or chicken or seafood!) in a classic Rat-Pack style Char House?

This is the best restaurant to celebrate all those family occasions... including just

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This place is truly one of a kind! Where else can you have the most exquisite steak (or chicken or seafood!) in a classic Rat-Pack style Char House?

This is the best restaurant to celebrate all those family occasions... including just

Pros: Atmosphere, Food, Drinks, Family-owned, history

Cons: Really... I can't think of any

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Pat & John Mancini make this an original and memorable experience.\r
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We just wish we performed at Mancini's more often.\r
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Our last gig was a benefit for Froggy. A table top musician, who passed away 2 years ago. And this

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Pat & John Mancini make this an original and memorable experience.\r
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We just wish we performed at Mancini's more often.\r
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Our last gig was a benefit for Froggy. A table top musician, who passed away 2 years ago. And this

Pros: Gotta love the food

Cons: Portions may be too big

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Wonderful food and generous owner(s). Always. Pleasant surroundings, great steak, delicious garlic toast, and on special occasions, the owner exhibits warm generosity. Thank you, Mancini's!

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Wonderful food and generous owner(s). Always. Pleasant surroundings, great steak, delicious garlic toast, and on special occasions, the owner exhibits warm generosity. Thank you, Mancini's!

Pros: Everything just right and more!

Cons: No cons

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The history, the staff, the steak, the relish tray, not to mention 'The Vegas Lounge.'

You can have your hipster joints, you can find me at Mancini's...

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The history, the staff, the steak, the relish tray, not to mention 'The Vegas Lounge.'

You can have your hipster joints, you can find me at Mancini's...

Pros: Best combo of steak + relish tray in town

Cons: are you kidding?

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I was at St. Paul for the convention with the Media. We visited Mancini's on Monday at the start of the convention. The owner went out of his way to make us feel welcome. The food and service were great! We enjoyed it so much we went

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I was at St. Paul for the convention with the Media. We visited Mancini's on Monday at the start of the convention. The owner went out of his way to make us feel welcome. The food and service were great! We enjoyed it so much we went

Pros: Food & Service

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I see there are 35 reviews already and a five-star average, so this is probably unnecessary. But I have to say this is THE place to go in St. Paul, especially if you have been burned by indifferent service elsewhere. Their steaks are

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I see there are 35 reviews already and a five-star average, so this is probably unnecessary. But I have to say this is THE place to go in St. Paul, especially if you have been burned by indifferent service elsewhere. Their steaks are

Pros: Food, service, ambience

Cons: Only if you're a vegetarian

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the atmosphere is romantic and old school feeling. the fillet mignon is AMAZING as well as the lobster tail! we went there with a larger group and the service was still amazing even though our waitress till had other tables. i will def. go

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the atmosphere is romantic and old school feeling. the fillet mignon is AMAZING as well as the lobster tail! we went there with a larger group and the service was still amazing even though our waitress till had other tables. i will def. go

Pros: food, service, ambiance, parking, drinks

Cons: pretty busy around dinner time

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The first time that I ate at Mancini's Char House was with my boyfriend for my 17th Birthday. Needless to say, it was the best steak that I had at a restuarant. Now, whenever we visit Minnesota we always make sure that we include a trip

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The first time that I ate at Mancini's Char House was with my boyfriend for my 17th Birthday. Needless to say, it was the best steak that I had at a restuarant. Now, whenever we visit Minnesota we always make sure that we include a trip

Pros: Best Steak House

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When you walk in the door you feel like you have just stepped back in time. Red leather seats, gold trim, music from Sammy, Frank and Dean. It is always fun to have a martini or manhattan at the bar, whale waiting for your table. The

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When you walk in the door you feel like you have just stepped back in time. Red leather seats, gold trim, music from Sammy, Frank and Dean. It is always fun to have a martini or manhattan at the bar, whale waiting for your table. The

Pros: The experience

Cons: Wine list

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Their steaks are supposedly the best, but seems average compared to homemade steaks. Minimum price for a steak is $20, which is definately not worth it. Host and server was polite and we waited maybe five minutes to be seated, you'll

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Their steaks are supposedly the best, but seems average compared to homemade steaks. Minimum price for a steak is $20, which is definately not worth it. Host and server was polite and we waited maybe five minutes to be seated, you'll

Pros: Great service/polite waiter

Cons: Too pricey

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My husband and I dined at this restaurant several years ago, with our son who was 12 at the time.\r
I remember our steak was very good, service was great, but what really stands out in our mind, was the owner himself walked by, said to our

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My husband and I dined at this restaurant several years ago, with our son who was 12 at the time.\r
I remember our steak was very good, service was great, but what really stands out in our mind, was the owner himself walked by, said to our

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Let me begin by saying I frequent this restaurant. This place is an expierience. I think some of you bad reviewers just didn't know what to expect. This place is like a trip back in time to the glory days of the GMen.\r
Go without

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Let me begin by saying I frequent this restaurant. This place is an expierience. I think some of you bad reviewers just didn't know what to expect. This place is like a trip back in time to the glory days of the GMen.\r
Go without

Pros: Great Steaks in a Gangster Atmosphere!

Cons: I really dont have any.

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My husband and I had heard a number of glowing reviews of Mancini's, so we were excited to try it on a special night out. Upon walking in, we were amused by the kitschy-ness of the setting... dim with large leather booths. We were seated

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My husband and I had heard a number of glowing reviews of Mancini's, so we were excited to try it on a special night out. Upon walking in, we were amused by the kitschy-ness of the setting... dim with large leather booths. We were seated

Pros: Old-school ambience, free parking, reasonable prices

Cons: Bland food, overdone steaks, average service, casual atmosphere

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I went to Mancini's with a couple of friends. We wanted to watch the Vikings game and eat at the same time, but there were no televisions in the main seating area (which is understandable). The owners son let us sit in the lounge and had

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I went to Mancini's with a couple of friends. We wanted to watch the Vikings game and eat at the same time, but there were no televisions in the main seating area (which is understandable). The owners son let us sit in the lounge and had

Pros: Service, parking, lobster

Cons: salad

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I have been going to Mancini's Char House since I was young, and the food has consistantly been great. The restaurant also boosts wonderful customer service and drinks! Highly recommended!

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I have been going to Mancini's Char House since I was young, and the food has consistantly been great. The restaurant also boosts wonderful customer service and drinks! Highly recommended!

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Parking lot is around the back

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This was my first time dining at this restaurant. My grandparent's anniversary! They love the place! I love the decor! The waitress was plesant but only came to take our order and to bring a check... the table had to go to the bar on their

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This was my first time dining at this restaurant. My grandparent's anniversary! They love the place! I love the decor! The waitress was plesant but only came to take our order and to bring a check... the table had to go to the bar on their

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I recently dined for the first time at Mancini's last night. I see what many people here are saying about the food. It's not fancy stuff. But that's part of the style. It's a Rat-pack-era steak house and lounge. It's now smoke free.

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I recently dined for the first time at Mancini's last night. I see what many people here are saying about the food. It's not fancy stuff. But that's part of the style. It's a Rat-pack-era steak house and lounge. It's now smoke free.

Pros: great service, fun place, non-smoking

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Never a disappointment. Where else can you start off your meal with a bowl of tomatoes and pickles and end your evening listening to a lounge band? The food is simple and delicious.

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Never a disappointment. Where else can you start off your meal with a bowl of tomatoes and pickles and end your evening listening to a lounge band? The food is simple and delicious.

Pros: Great Steak, Great atmosphere, Good drinks

Cons: busy, service

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I am origionally from England and have been living here since I married my Husband last September.We celebrated the anouncement of our engagement combined with my Husbands Birthday two years ago.This was my very first time at Mancini's.All

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I am origionally from England and have been living here since I married my Husband last September.We celebrated the anouncement of our engagement combined with my Husbands Birthday two years ago.This was my very first time at Mancini's.All

Pros: Inexpensive, Good parking, Wonderful food

Cons: Nothing

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Mancini's is a great place to get a good steak and evening out. I have been going there since I was a kid. Nick is always a gentlemen, as is his staff. I will never forget the time I went there for my birthday and did not tell them it

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Mancini's is a great place to get a good steak and evening out. I have been going there since I was a kid. Nick is always a gentlemen, as is his staff. I will never forget the time I went there for my birthday and did not tell them it

Pros: Embience, Food, Nick

Cons: Busy

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My dad would love this place. He smokes and has few remaining taste buds. If all food tastes the same to you and you love smoke, this is your place.

SMOKE: Non-smokers must traverse the expansive smoking section in both directions.

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My dad would love this place. He smokes and has few remaining taste buds. If all food tastes the same to you and you love smoke, this is your place.

SMOKE: Non-smokers must traverse the expansive smoking section in both directions.

Pros: Herring!, Inexpensive steaks, Pickle/Tomato bowls

Cons: Ritz crakers. Really., Flavorless meat, Flavorless wine

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I've been to all the fancy up-scale steak houses in town -- and for the money - NO one can touch this icon for consistent GREAT food -- the steaks are always to die for... and reasonable priced. it wont break the bank... you won't be

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I've been to all the fancy up-scale steak houses in town -- and for the money - NO one can touch this icon for consistent GREAT food -- the steaks are always to die for... and reasonable priced. it wont break the bank... you won't be

Pros: Great Food, Drinks, Dancing

Cons: Dont take reservation

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We recently went to Mancini's for a work function at my bosses request. We have heard such good htings aboutt he steaks etc. Quite honestly it was the filet there was the worst steak I have ever had. Ordered medium-rare, it had no

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We recently went to Mancini's for a work function at my bosses request. We have heard such good htings aboutt he steaks etc. Quite honestly it was the filet there was the worst steak I have ever had. Ordered medium-rare, it had no

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I've been a regular guest at Mancini's for 15 years. I have always found the steaks (filets) to be exceptional, the service outstanding, and the environment to be warm and friendly. Once you become known as a customer, going to Mancini's

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I've been a regular guest at Mancini's for 15 years. I have always found the steaks (filets) to be exceptional, the service outstanding, and the environment to be warm and friendly. Once you become known as a customer, going to Mancini's

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A wonderful place to go and enjoy a special old time St Paul atmosphere. Not the best as far as the steaks go. Certainly not in the same league as Morton's of Chicago.

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A wonderful place to go and enjoy a special old time St Paul atmosphere. Not the best as far as the steaks go. Certainly not in the same league as Morton's of Chicago.

Pros: priced right, good parking, good service

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Very nice, romantic setting... Unfortunately, food was disappointing. Salad was straight out of a bag. One of the steaks was good except for lack of seasoning. The other was quite overcooked and tough ("Tasted like a dry boot!"). For the

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Very nice, romantic setting... Unfortunately, food was disappointing. Salad was straight out of a bag. One of the steaks was good except for lack of seasoning. The other was quite overcooked and tough ("Tasted like a dry boot!"). For the

Pros: Good atmosphere

Cons: , questionable quality

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Nic:
My wife and I thank you, for the BEST dining any one could ever have. Your personal service and staff are out of this world. Quality of food is next to none. Other restaurants could learn a lot from you!!!
We would like to know

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Nic:
My wife and I thank you, for the BEST dining any one could ever have. Your personal service and staff are out of this world. Quality of food is next to none. Other restaurants could learn a lot from you!!!
We would like to know

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Best steak house in St. Paul, the service is very good and the owners are always there to talk to their customers and finding out how your food was and if you don't like something they are willing to exchange it.

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Best steak house in St. Paul, the service is very good and the owners are always there to talk to their customers and finding out how your food was and if you don't like something they are willing to exchange it.

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I have had Lobster all over this country. I have yet to find anyone with better lobster than Nicks'. Great Steaks too!!

Craig Wallin,
Pizza Planet, Somerset, WI

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I have had Lobster all over this country. I have yet to find anyone with better lobster than Nicks'. Great Steaks too!!

Craig Wallin,
Pizza Planet, Somerset, WI

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Nick Mancini puts out some of the best steaks you will find. I wholeheartedly recommend the petite filet because you will want to enjoy side dishes as well.

When they ask if you want bread, hold out for the toasted variety. It is

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Nick Mancini puts out some of the best steaks you will find. I wholeheartedly recommend the petite filet because you will want to enjoy side dishes as well.

When they ask if you want bread, hold out for the toasted variety. It is

Pros: Great Value, Great Staff, Great food

Cons: smoky, long wait

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Never have i been treated better, I would never think twice about going anywhere else for a special occasion or just for fun.

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Never have i been treated better, I would never think twice about going anywhere else for a special occasion or just for fun.

Pros: service, bread, ambiance

Cons: cost, comfort, steak options

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I'm surprised at the popularity of this steak house as our entire party of 5 were underwhelmed at the quality of the steaks. They were average at best. Nice thick cuts, but flavorless. I rarely use steak sauce, but I had to at Mancini's

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I'm surprised at the popularity of this steak house as our entire party of 5 were underwhelmed at the quality of the steaks. They were average at best. Nice thick cuts, but flavorless. I rarely use steak sauce, but I had to at Mancini's

Pros: Ambiance, Garlic Toast

Cons: Average Meat Quality

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The owner still comes out to greet each table and to ask if everything is OK. Real, personal, and down to earth service -- they care. Never had a bad meal there, food is always great. The only negative thing was the ambience,

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The owner still comes out to greet each table and to ask if everything is OK. Real, personal, and down to earth service -- they care. Never had a bad meal there, food is always great. The only negative thing was the ambience,

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Mancini's is a privately owned family business. They don't cheap out on the quality of the beef. They have been that way for decades. The fact that the steak is the best around and that it provides a nice family dinning atmosphere along

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Mancini's is a privately owned family business. They don't cheap out on the quality of the beef. They have been that way for decades. The fact that the steak is the best around and that it provides a nice family dinning atmosphere along

Pros: Ambience, Food, Service

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My friends and I enjoy coming to Mancini's for the food, but we come back to see that great hostess! She makes every trip to Mancini's a special occasion. Her warm smile and friendly demeanor is in my opinion, Mancini's best feature!

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My friends and I enjoy coming to Mancini's for the food, but we come back to see that great hostess! She makes every trip to Mancini's a special occasion. Her warm smile and friendly demeanor is in my opinion, Mancini's best feature!

Pros: hostess, food, free cake

Cons: smokey, water in plastic cups, hostess nights off

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If you want steak then you want Mancini's. The filet and lobster combination is the best dish on the menu. While waiting for your food you are served fresh tomatoes and pickles with garlic bread, toasted upon request. If you want a

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If you want steak then you want Mancini's. The filet and lobster combination is the best dish on the menu. While waiting for your food you are served fresh tomatoes and pickles with garlic bread, toasted upon request. If you want a

Pros: great location, very homey feel, worth the wait

Cons: sometimes crowded

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This is my all time favorite restaurant to eat at. My favorite part about eating there is the fresh pickles and tomatos that are at every table. I love to munch on them while I wait for my juicy steak to come! The price on some of the

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This is my all time favorite restaurant to eat at. My favorite part about eating there is the fresh pickles and tomatos that are at every table. I love to munch on them while I wait for my juicy steak to come! The price on some of the

Pros: pickles, steak, ambience

Cons: cheap lookin silverwa

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Our family all love this restaurant! As a restauranteur Nick Mancini is from another age when the owner and proprieter treats every customer as if they were the most important person there. This goes for his boys Pat and Johnny too!

The

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Our family all love this restaurant! As a restauranteur Nick Mancini is from another age when the owner and proprieter treats every customer as if they were the most important person there. This goes for his boys Pat and Johnny too!

The

Pros: good prices, always friendly, great interior

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Mancini's never dissapoints. Fun atmosphere - GREAT FOOD and SERVICE.

You feel good about every penny that you spend at Mancini's.

Your mom and dad were right about some things, you know.

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Mancini's never dissapoints. Fun atmosphere - GREAT FOOD and SERVICE.

You feel good about every penny that you spend at Mancini's.

Your mom and dad were right about some things, you know.

Pros: Attentive Service, Excellent Food, Great Value

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I have been coming to mancimis for 25 years now.It is the best in town,,great food

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I have been coming to mancimis for 25 years now.It is the best in town,,great food

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I used to love going to Mancinis but my last visit was below average. Broiled walleye was bland, steak was tough. It may be a St. Paul tradition, but there are much better options in the area.

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I used to love going to Mancinis but my last visit was below average. Broiled walleye was bland, steak was tough. It may be a St. Paul tradition, but there are much better options in the area.

Pros: Casual dress o.k., Ample parking

Cons: Below average food, Slow service

 

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