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Ristorante a Mano

1477 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
423-6266
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Ranked #51 of 599 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
New Glasgow, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Noise level was VERY loud. Not a relaxing atmosphere. Bordered on tavern scene! For 6 of us we were split 50/50 on food quality. Pizzas had too much thyme. 2 shrimp pasta dishes were very dry. Calamaretti fritti was excellent! Fettuccini tutti mare was very good, beet salad was excellent. No bread served with the meal, too bad, some great... More

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Halifax, NS
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We just had a lovely time, the food was terrific. There was four in our party and all had to share and taste the food, make sure you get the calamari, the best. It was a little loud, and hard to talk at our table, being a Thursday night we where a little surprised, it was full. We will go... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for dinner Service was great Food was excellent . Lasagne was very tasty and flavourful. Tortellini in cream sauce was outstanding!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I went a few weeks back & was disapointed. Overpriced, poor portions & cold food. Unfortunetly, I was expecting bicycle thief standard as they are sister companies but there was much lacking. Maybe a re-vamp of the menu with some vegetarian option is required.

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Head of st margaret's bay
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Never disappointed! Great food, something for everyone. Great wine choices. Lovely atmosphere. The staff is great too. It is one of my favorite anytime restaurant to go to.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Need reservations for dinner. The food portions were not large, but were delicious. The Coconut Gelato was to die for. The service was fine. The meatballs were excellent (Though I rarely eat meatballs at restaurants).

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Ingonish, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Our family of 4 had a great meal there with calamari, salad, and bruschetta as starters. We then had gnocchi Gorgonzola, mozzarella stuffed steak, braised in tomato sauce, gnocchi pomadore and ravioli. All meals were very good. While the waitress was talking to us the runner brought our mains and could just barely reach my spot so she put it... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stopped by here just before the dinner rush on a weekday. Apparently it gets really busy and reservations are required. There was a bit of a snafu with our drink order but the waitress made it right by comping our appetizers (2 of them). The food was great and fresh tasting. You can tell they put some effort into... More

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have eaten here a few times, and we continue to have great service and food. I like the atmosphere of the inside of the restaurant, and the smell is heavenly when you enter the front door. This is a restaurant that families would feel welcome in, even with small children. Water glasses are frequently refilled, and our wait staff... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My wife and I ate dinner here on a local recommendation. Let me begin by saying we come from the Boston Area and have the 2nd largest Italian enclave in the USA. We started with Fried eggplant as an appitizer and it was very good. Our main course was Spaghetti and Meatballs- Oh I can here the "Really" from you... More

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