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Ristorante a Mano

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Downtown Halifax
Italian, 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 93
    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
Premier Location, Good Prices

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
KIvany
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St. John's, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St. John's, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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289 reviews 289 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 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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Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My wife and I heard about this restaurant from our daughter and husband. They suggested we go together since the food was so good and wanted us to see for ourselves. We were NOT disappointed in the least! Made a reservation and didn't have to wait for long to be seated. While waiting, the staff were very attentive. The food... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

we visited given the relationship with the very good bicycle thief but found this not in the same league. The decor is good but there were big chunks out of our table top which were clearly damaged and not rustic. The bruschetta was incredibly bland, might as well have been cheese on toast! Main courses were better and very filling... More 

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Nova Scotia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We came here for a bit of a family "do" with a party of 10 but even so the staff looked after us well. The place was busy as it was a Friday night, and that led to the one negative - the place got very loud by the end of our dinner. That said - the meal was excellent... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My all time favourite go to restaurant for lunch, dinner or any time! Great atmosphere with a touch of Italy, close tables with charming decor, casual ambiance with fabulous aromas! The food is never disappointing with fabulous pasta, s & pizzas and my fav is the chicken stuffed with ricotta served with roast potatoes & fresh veggies! Also love the... More 

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Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Height of Summer in Halifax- no reservations- but a 15 minute wait later and we were in. Excellent pastas and pizzas. Leave room for gelatos- my favourite was a sundae affair with sour cherries. We came back again a few nights later. The ambiance is great and the cuisine very northern italian. In fact, I noticed that the owner collects... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed 3 shared courses. The Crostini with grilled pear and cheese appetizer was to die for. Second course, the pumpkin ravioli was really tasty and to finish off, the warm crepe with Nutella and home made vanilla ice cream was the grand finale! We selected a Californian red wine called The Crusher (Petite Sirah) which was... More 

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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 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?