UM Spring Commencement

Mani Osteria is fully committed for dinner reservations for The University of Michigan’s 2019 Spring Commencement (May 2nd - 4th), 2019. Please feel free to call us at (734) 769-6700 to inquire about available lunchtime reservations (limited), or to join our waiting list.


We take reservations for parties of 5 or more. Tables of this size are of limited  availability, so please give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate. For smaller parties we suggest that guests take advantage of our 20 minute call ahead guest list. Give us a call when you are 20 minutes away, and we will add your name to our list as if you just walked in the door.

How It Works

Call the restaurant when you are 20 minutes away, and we will add your name to our Guest List. The Guest List guarantees your place in line at the time of your call as if you just walked in the door.  The 20 minute call ahead does not guarantee immediate seating, but does guarantee seating in advance of any guest who just walks in the door (or calls) after you called.  Please note that we will hold your place on the list for only 20 minutes after which we cancel your call ahead status.   Please contact us at 734-769-6700 to add your name to our evening’s list. 

We do accept reservations of all size parties at both Mani and Isalita for the following holidays and events:

January Restaurant Week

Valentine's Day

UM Spring Commencement (Friday and Saturday)

June Restaurant Week

You may also reserve online using OpenTable.  If you can’t find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone at 734-769-6700 or e-mail events@maniosteria.com.

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...maybe Mexican ?

If you encounter a long wait for Mani, you may also want to try our sister restaurant, the Mexican street food inspired Isalita.  Isalita offers the same 20 minute call ahead opportunity.  To add your name to the Isalita Guest List call 734-213-7400.


The TAVOLLA NONNA at Mani is a semi private dining area perfect for groups of 15 – 24 people. In this room, we offer several different family style tasting menus that include many of our house specialties including antipasti, salads, pizza and pastas for all to share. We also have optional beverage packages to pair with your menu.  This is an ideal room for social gatherings or business entertaining. Please call the restaurant at 734.769.6700 or e-mail us for more information or to reserve the room.

If you are looking for a fully private space or you want to accommodate up to 35 people, please call Isalita, 734.213.7400, and ask to speak to an events manager. Or e-mail us concerning your next event.

When you're celebrating a wedding, a birthday, a shower, or any other important event, both restaurants are individually available for a larger celebration up to 125 people.  Please contact us for more details regarding your next buy-out celebration.   


341 E. Liberty St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104  |  734.769.6700  |  mani@maniosteria.com