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Ristorante a Mano

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Downtown Halifax
Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
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1477 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z4, Canada
+1 902-423-6266
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A swell restaurant

A bustling, lively ristorante with excellent food and service. The wine list is good, although pricey. Pizzas are created in an open kitchen which is fun to watch. Home made gelato is terrific.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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237 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is owned by the same family that owns The Bicycle Thief Italian Restaurant which is right across the parking lot. Nothing bad to say about either of these places. Food is fabulous, as is the service, wait staff and ambience. Quaint spot.

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Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A Well priced, varied menu, awesome waterfront location. Great Service. Restaurant can get loud when full. Sit outside when you can, its quieter!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A bustling, lively ristorante with excellent food and service. The wine list is good, although pricey. Pizzas are created in an open kitchen which is fun to watch. Home made gelato is terrific.

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Fredericton, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were here for a family event. We had 14 people at the table. So there was a wide choice of food chosen. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Now, I must add, there was a Canadian Italian family with us and the parents are from Italy and they enjoyed their meal. In fact the mom, cleaned her plates right down to... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great food. Had the fish stew with the arugula salad and cheese. both dishes we fantastic. Restaurant is a little noisy if you so don't plan any quiet conversations.

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Halifax, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My husband and I happened to be in the area so thought that we would check this restaurant out..... the food was fantastic..... we shared a calamari appetizer (didn't realize it was breaded ..... my favorite way to have it served) it was very tasty and the teazeki they served with it was wonderful.... we also shared a stuffed mushroom... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Visited Ristorante a Mano on April 15. The staff were helpful in choosing wine and menu recommendations. The food was delicious and service was quick. I tasted the 3 types of bruschetta with the wild mushroom being my favourite. I also tried Sgabello and the Penne Alla Boscaiola. The prices were also very good considering the restaurant is located in... More 

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Bridgewater, Canada
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333 reviews 333 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Enjoyed our meal here. The food quality was quite good and the service acceptable for as busy as it was when we were visiting. This place is surprisingly loud, which was fine for our group, but it may have been a little distracting if you are looking for a quiet meal. Price point is what I would expect for this... More 

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california
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This restaurant had nothing available till 9 pm, but since we were still on more Western time, we waited and were glad that we did. My daughter (16) and her friend ordered the pepperoni pizza and I admonished them for ordering something so plain, when the menu's offerings looked so interesting. I should not have worried- the pizza had carmelized... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Was here for my sister-in laws wedding dinner & the food was amazing. I had a pasta dish that had the best spice every on it. Also had dessert which was gelato which I couldn't stop eating for sure. Can't wait to visit this place again.

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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 12 - 24
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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