THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE BRAND

A European leader in the raw fish market, F.ll Manno is a fishermen family with more than 40 years of experience.

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE BRAND

A European leader in the raw fish market, F.ll Manno is a fishermen family with more than 40 years of experience.

“Our original idea was to go down the restoration road by bringing the French culinary tradition, which allows everyone to enjoy raw seafood delicacies to our homeland in Italy. Inspired by French bistros, we created the VIVO project which provides fresh seafood for an affordable price. Our gastronomical offer is recognizable for the simplicity of the recipes. The fish and seafood are prepared with honesty in celebrating its taste, without too much condiments or complicated preparations to mask its essence. We are specialized in offering a high-quality product, and we put the same passion we put in fishing in serving it to our dear clients.”

MAURIZIO MANNO
Founder of F.lli Manno

“Our original idea was to go down the restoration road by bringing the French culinary tradition, which allows everyone to enjoy raw seafood delicacies to our homeland in Italy. Inspired by French bistros, we created the VIVO project which provides fresh seafood for an affordable price. Our gastronomical offer is recognizable for the simplicity of the recipes. The fish and seafood are prepared with honesty in celebrating its taste, without too much condiments or complicated preparations to mask its essence. We are specialized in offering a high-quality product, and we put the same passion we put in fishing in serving it to our dear clients.”

MAURIZIO MANNO
Founder of F.lli Manno

OUR VALUES

SHORT SUPPLY CHAIN

The short supply chain represents what we believe and strive to do every day. The fresh produce found in our dishes began its journey from our fishing vessels in Argentario a maximum of 18 hours before arriving to your plate to be explored, respected and enjoyed.

TRADITION

Tradition, respect for the values of the past and headed to the future. For four generations the sea is our homeland and our workspace. For us, it means taking care for each other, always strive to perfection and grow in a healthy and stimulating ambient.

FOOD SAFETY

We use advanced technology to put fish and seafood to hibernation and serve it alive to our clients. This process guarantees both the preservation of nutritional and organoleptic properties, as well as protection from bacteria and parasites.

SUSTAINABILITY

A key element of Argentario identity is the fisherman tradition. It’s produce is internationally known as one of the highest-quality seafoods and fish in the world. We belong to one of the few fishing communities certified “Friend of the Sea”, a world-known trademark for ambient sustainability.

VIVO

The VIVO project was born in Capalbio on 24th of June 2013, with its main goal to increase the value of the Tyrrhenian fish which our sea provides us each day.
Behind every bite there is an entire production chain composed of fishermen catching fish at night, experts packing and sorting the freshly caught fish, and finally drivers hasting at dawn to deliver the fish on time.
We collect the fruits of their work, we cook it with simplicity and serve it in a genuine way. We respect the sea rules and its seasons.
The cooked menu is changed every day based on the availability on the day`s catch, in order to guarantee a maximum of genuineness.

FRIEND OF THE SEA

Our company is proud to be a part of the Friend of The Sea brand, an organization which works for the marine habitat’s conservation.
Friend of The Sea has created a project aimed at promoting and certifying sustainable fishing and aquaculture produce. It is the only system in the world able to certify, with the same approval mark, both farmed and fishery products.

OUR HISTORY

The F.lli Manno, one of the European fish market leaders, is dated back to the beginning of the 20th century. The company also produces seafood in its fish farms in France.
Our rich offer often surprises our clients, as it has a variety of very rare species.
The Manno family is in the fishing business since 1904, when Antonio Manno started fishing in Lago di Paola and bringing fresh fish for women to sell at the near Caserta.

In 1968, his son Antonio Manno moves to Orbetello, where he from Tuscany made turns between Chioggia and Sardinia, stopping in Argentario, a sea in that period particularly rich with fish. Exploiting the lagune, he slowly became one of the most well-known names for high-quality fresh fish in Central Italy. In 1973 he finally settles down in Orbetello, where he, thanks to a reconstruction of an ex-mill, opens his first fish warehouse where he started commercializing Argentario fish. Transporting fish even beyond the Alps was a piece of cake from this point – France and its oysters and shellfish, yet to be discovered by Italians were within a hand’s reach. In 1982 the first maricoltura goes in business in Talamone, which propelled further progress of the company, making it one of the leaders on the Italian market. The F.lli Manno was founded in 1989. with its main goal to develop fishing and trade of fish produce from Orbetello and Monte Argentario.

Today the F.lli Manno supplies all big supermarket chains and best fish shops and fish restaurants in Italy. The company covers the whole process, from fishing with more than 20 fishing vessels, to fish farming and finally processing and preparation for international commercialization. In its two international branches, in Dunkerque and Saint-Malo, the company produces 7 types of autochthone Roman’s oysters, marketed through Manno Roma and Manno Milano.

“The initial idea of VIVO was a very humble self-service to minimize the costs. It slowly evolved into a proper restaurant, with an interior reflecting the industrial origins and a great will to pay more attention to substance then appearance. The great success and appreciation of our clients confirmed that this format was the right choice – we are at the end a family of fishermen, with a tradition rooted back to 1904, which strives to offer to its clients only the freshest fish from our beloved sea. Our recipe collection is composed of 150 simple and tradition-respecting, yet delicios meals. Each day 3 entrees, 3 first courses and 3 main courses are selected and presented based on the day’s catch.
Very often, success is born from intuition.”

– Maurizio Manno

OUR HISTORY

The F.lli Manno, one of the European fish market leaders, is dated back to the beginning of the 20th century. The company also produces seafood in its fish farms in France. Our rich offer often surprises our clients, as it has a variety of very rare species.
The Manno family is in the fishing business since 1904, when Antonio Manno started fishing in Lago di Paola and bringing fresh fish for women to sell at the near Caserta.

In 1968, his son Antonio Manno moves to Orbetello, where he from Tuscany made turns between Chioggia and Sardinia, stopping in Argentario, a sea in that period particularly rich with fish. Exploiting the lagune, he slowly became one of the most well-known names for high-quality fresh fish in Central Italy. In 1973 he finally settles down in Orbetello, where he, thanks to a reconstruction of an ex-mill, opens his first fish warehouse where he started commercializing Argentario fish. Transporting fish even beyond the Alps was a piece of cake from this point – France and its oysters and shellfish, yet to be discovered by Italians were within a hand’s reach. In 1982 the first maricoltura goes in business in Talamone, which propelled further progress of the company, making it one of the leaders on the Italian market. The F.lli Manno was founded in 1989. with its main goal to develop fishing and trade of fish produce from Orbetello and Monte Argentario.

Today the F.lli Manno supplies all big supermarket chains and best fish shops and fish restaurants in Italy. The company covers the whole process, from fishing with more than 20 fishing vessels, to fish farming and finally processing and preparation for international commercialization. In its two international branches, in Dunkerque and Saint-Malo, the company produces 7 types of autochthone Roman’s oysters, marketed through Manno Roma and Manno Milano.

“The initial idea of VIVO was a very humble self-service to minimize the costs. It slowly evolved into a proper restaurant, with an interior reflecting the industrial origins and a great will to pay more attention to substance then appearance. The great success and appreciation of our clients confirmed that this format was the right choice – we are at the end a family of fishermen, with a tradition rooted back to 1904, which strives to offer to its clients only the freshest fish from our beloved sea. Our recipe collection is composed of 150 simple and tradition-respecting, yet delicios meals. Each day 3 entrees, 3 first courses and 3 main courses are selected and presented based on the day’s catch.
Very often, success is born from intuition.”

– Maurizio Manno