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Ristorante a Mano

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Downtown Halifax
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1477 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z4, Canada
+1 902-423-6266
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Very busy and loud

Food was nice but again a loud and crowded restaurant. We sat at bar and spent most time moving out of servers way. Desserts are nice, staff is very friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Halifax, Canada
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Dartmouth, Canada
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every-time I get the pleasure of finding myself here I honestly can say I enjoy every site. The service is impeccable! I have been to Italy, and its just like having a little piece of Italy in Halifax. I enjoy the wood fired pizza oven, and the pizza that comes from it. The wine, the food, the dessert-Oh my! You... More 

Thank Sara C
Halifax, Canada
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was nice but again a loud and crowded restaurant. We sat at bar and spent most time moving out of servers way. Desserts are nice, staff is very friendly.

Thank bonbot062
Halifax, Canada
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I along with our two adult daughters recently dined at a Mano. This was not our first time there and it will not be our last. In my opinion this is one of 2 or 3 best Italian restaurants in Halifax and perhaps all of Atlantic Canada. Although it was nearly empty when we arrived shortly after... More 

Thank KeithM1949
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with a group of friends and we all loved our meals. The pasta was amazing and I can't speak highly enough about the food. My only complaint is it was very loud so I had a hard time hearing the conversation. Great spot!

Thank AmyLeroysMom
Yarmouth, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here with 6 of my girlfriends. The place was packed as it was Saturday night but it still felt very cozy. We had wine and cocktails and they even brought the wine out in ice bags which was nice. Our waitress, Candice was spectacular. So friendly and funny, she was definitely a highlight of our night. We had... More 

Thank smith_jessi
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to a Mano several times and it never disappoints!! Went with a group of four on a busy Saturday night and although it can be noisy the excellent food quickly makes you forget the noise. Try to get a table on the waterfront side for added atmosphere. We shared the Melanzane Alla Parmigiana which was very tasty breaded... More 

Thank Linda L
Halifax, Canada
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us went to A Mano for lunch on January 9, 2016. Someone had mentioned the pumpkin/squash ravioli and I was excited for it. Unfortunately they had changed the ravioli to something with pork in it. I was disappointed, but only for a very brief time. Our waiter Trevor was delightful and I soon forgot about the ravioli. One... More 

Thank FoodLover082
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town for the Skate Canada National championship and were looking for a nice italian meal with reasonable prices… Did we hit the jackpot!! Food was incredible, the Minestra Della Sposa soup was so delicious, I am already looking back to my next trip to Halifax. Our Server Lorie was friendly, fast and helpful… the best combination! Thanks... More 

Thank Carolynn M
Halifax, Canada
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171 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This was a first time visit. Friendly staff. Then atmosphere was slightly on the noisy side. Created a good community feel. Might be a problem for a quiet intimate evening - especially on a weekend. Good menu with a very good wine menu. The beet and spinach salad were very good. For entrees we had fried haddock (Merluzzo) - excellent... More 

Thank Jim d
Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I found it noisy and the food too salty. The staff was friendly.Hard to have a conversation if your going with a group

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1477 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-423-6266

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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