Is it the worse place I've ever been to? Not really, but I also think I honestly could cook a better steak right at home and/or choose to go elsewhere like; Porterhouse Steak & Seafood or Woolley's Steak House before considering Mancini's. It had been a year sense the last visit to Mancini's with my wife and her family and I really couldn't remember if it was delicious or not. Seeing how it wasn't memorable, I wasn't able to compare that meal with our most recent visit and that's not really a good thing...
When we go to restaurants specializing in steaks, we tend to go with filet's because, if cooked right, are moist, full of flavor and cut like butter. That's IF they're cooked and prepared right. A Mancini's steak in my eyes; bland and dry and a knife is needed instead of just a fork (not like butter)! Again, it's not the worse place, but I would definitely take their 1950's approach and modernize it a little bit.
This is one of my wife's favorite places and I'm sure we'll back for some more old school decor and mediocre food, but "like a song of love that clings to me", Mancini's food does not! While Mancini's wasn't unforgettable for me, I'm willing to maintain what seems to be a yearly visiting routine for her. :)
531 West Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN