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Ristorante a Mano

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Downtown Halifax
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1477 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z4, Canada
+1 902-423-6266
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Delicious food. The atmosphere is fun and more family inviting than Bicycle Thief. Great service. Servers are passionate about their jobs.

Thank Penny W
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelling on business Ristorante A Mano was recommended by the hotel concierge when I asked about an Italian restaurant. It was conveniently located just a five minute walk. There was a good selection of in every category (appetizers, salads, pizza, pastas and meat / fish). I chose to have pasta and was able to customize my order with a mix... More 

Thank DynamicCruiser
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town for a Dj gig for New Years. The restaurant was recommended to me last minute as I was looking for a good meal before my show. Best recommendation, the food was great. The drinks were great, the service from the two bartenders was great as well! I can't say enough, make sure to check out this... More 

Thank Josehype
Halifax, Canada
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here with friends on New Year's Eve. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere but overall the meal was a little disappointing. My wife and I shared a pear and gorgonzola crostini to start, then chose entrees of lamb chops and chicken parmigiana. These were all acceptable but really no more than that. The highlight of the meal... More 

Thank wanderingman09
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently had the unexpected visit to this great establishment with my husband, son and daughter-in-law. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming and although we did not have a reservation, reception did not hesitate to locate a seating. It was a bit noisy but that just showed how much the patrons were enjoying themselves as they relaxed in the friendly atmosphere.... More 

Thank Dolly P
Dartmouth, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We were two couples dining tonight with no reservation and they were busy - they fit us in with the last table thankfully. Our bruschetta appy was delicious - the mushroom one is my favourite for sure. My spaghettini with jumbo shrimp was delicious as were the lamb chops and penne chicken mushroom - yummy! Nadine and Alex were attentive... More 

Thank Michelle P
Chester Basin, Canada
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111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Delicious pasta and pizza lunch on a lazy Saturday afternoon. Decent and affordable wine list. Prompt and friendly service. Nice décor and ambiance. Extensive menu of Italian dishes. Great location close to shopping and Harbor Boardwalk. Bonus was free parking for holiday season! We will return - highly recommended. For those that appreciate Italian cuisine, you will not be disappointed.

Thank John S
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We have frequented Ristorante a Mano as well as Bicycle Thief many times and love the food. However, We decided to try take out from Ristorante a Mano and were disappointed.. We paid the same price for Pasta/ Entree and received half a take out container of pasta and our entree included three potatoes and two pieces of broccoli. When... More 

Thank to100400134
Halifax, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Service is great, the location is lovely, next to the Halifax Harbour boardwalk and close to shopping and other tourist attractions. The food is Italian, mostly light, fresh and locally sourced. The seafood soup and the daily wood fired pizza never disappoint, and don't forget to save room for the bread pudding with chocolate. My only negative comment is that... More 

Thank 19Fran57
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

2nd time here, both times we had Kerry as our server and loved her! We had a reservation for 5:00pm but circumstances brought us there 45 mins early and they were very accommodating, truly thankful for that:) Everyone loved their meal from appetizer to dessert! Yes it's a bit loud and tight when busy but that wouldn't stop us from... More 

Thank Allie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1477 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-423-6266

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?