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Ristorante a Mano

1477 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
423-6266
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Ranked #57 of 585 restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Nova Scotia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We've been to this bustling and buzzing Italian eatery on several occasions. Excellent fresh pasta dishes. Superb thin crust pizzas. Delicious seafood dishes. Try this place. Better make a reservation, it is always busy. My kids love choosing a gelato for dessert - pistachio is their current favorite.

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Vancouver, Canada
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144 restaurant reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Stopped in here for dinner while recently in town. Great location; down by the water. Fair sized place with around 80-100 seats? The menu has great appetizers, pasta's, pizza's and entrees. I started with the chicken, meat balls and vegetable soup .. very good. Then I had the lasagna, good .. but not great. Great service .. good food. Total... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
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223 reviews 223 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Last night I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Ristorante a Mano - my first visit there. We started with the calamari - light and tender - wonderful. I had the Spaghettini alla Sabbia con Gamberiand and was delighted with the dish. The shrimp were indeed jumbo and cooked perfectly. The sauce was light but flavourful. I loved it so much... More

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Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The handmade pastas are all excellent - tender gnocchi and incredibly light pumpkin ravioli in butter sage sauce - yummy!). I've had their pizza a couple of times and enjoyed them. The mango sorbet is fantastic - enough so that we have walked in off the street in the past and ordered it to go (perfect on a hot summer... More

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Fall River, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is owned by the same people as bicycle thief. The prices are better but the food is not worse because of it. You may not get the extensive wine list but going for lunch or dinner is a can't miss.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Every time we go to Ristorante aMano the food and service are outstanding. They go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and taken care of with out being overbearing. Amazing management (Patrick) and friendly staff that love working there, and it shows! They have the most delicious salads, beautiful thin crust pizzas and hand made pastas (among... More

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Halifax, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We had a great supper for two here on a Saturday evening. The atmosphere is warm and cozy, and the staff friendly and attentive. I had some great calamari to start - very tender with light and crispy breading. Both main courses were excellent (the "Pollo Ripieno" and the Ravioli). We finished with the cheesecake and coffee, both of which... More

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Kingston, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

We were hoping to have lunch at the nearby "The Bicycle Thief". It was unfortunately closed for lunch, but they directed us to their 'sister' restaurant 'Ristorante a Mano'. This turned out to be an excellent choice. The pizzas were fantastic: we both especially enjoyed the Tartufata. Highly recommend trying it! The service was also excellent; very attentive and friendly.... More

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New Glasgow, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
323 helpful votes 323 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We often travel to the city of Halifax but normally we do not have the time to relax and enjoy some of the more interesting restaurants that you might find in the city. On our last visit we had been invited by friends to join them at the "A Mano" Italian Restaurant. This restaurant is located on Lower Water Street... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Excellent food! Great atmosphere! Will return for sure! The tortellini al prosciutto was amazing! My wife had the pizza pollo and was also amazing. To finish we each had the Tiramisu which was the best we have ever had.

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