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The Bicycle Thief

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Downtown Halifax
Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free
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1475 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada
+1 902-425-7993
11:30 am - 2:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 am
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Sturgeon Falls, Canada
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Halifax harbour boardwalk is not the place to charge the prices this restaurant does. The atmosphere calls for more less formal settings and more relaxed food and dinning. It is a family area. There is no reason to have to pay $100 for lunch with the kids. The service was less than stellar and the wait staff was alloof.

Thank W A
Kitchener, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Haddock was cooked perfectly. But the fish was served over a LOT of couscous which was a bit bland in taste. The burger was exceptionally well executed. A nice crispy but not too hard bun, outstanding flavour and really moist. One of the better burgers we have had in a long time. The fries were done well too. The atmosphere... More 

Thank GenYEats
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101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Surprisingly good Italian food on the waterfront in Halifax. You can eat inside or out weather permitting. My spouse had pasta and I had an excellent risotto with beets. Wine list was straightforward. Give it a shot when in Halifax.

Thank PeteVa
Lindsay, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Recommended by a friend and was not disappointed. Wait staff was friendly and informative, food was great and drinks and Atmosphere unbeatable!

Thank laurasunlover
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in Halifax the week of July 17. The boardwalk is a beautiful walkway that spans the harbour. While walking we stopped in at the Bicycle Thief for a bite to eat. With a view of the harbour it was the perfect spot. We got a table right along the boardwalk. The food was really good and the chowder... More 

Thank jkpkk
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautifully located on the Halifax boardwalk, very trendy upscale as well as upbeat restaurant. professional and courteous staff, The outside patio offers perfect views of the harbor and all of the boardwalk activity. Excellent spot for a quick app and glass of wine or an opportunity to engage in fine dinging with friends

Thank Bill D
Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this restaurant. It is beautifully upscale without being pretentious. The service is excellent and the food is fabulous! I highly recommend the sangria as well as the lasagna or butterscotch cake. Delicious!

Thank NatCat B
Wolfville, Canada
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is probably my favourite restaurant in Halifax. The food and service are always outstanding!! I have never had a bad meal. The atmosphere inside is busy and noisy (fun- but not ideal if you are seeking an intimate setting!) The deck is lovely and much more quiet, if you want to avoid the noise. Be prepared to splurge a... More 

Thank Misty A
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're in Halifax, put this one on your list. I don't hand out 5 star ratings easily, but this place is just really good. The staff was prompt and friendly, but not intrusive. All parts of the meal were well prepared. My wife thinks their lobster bisque is the best she's ever had. We don't often do desert, but... More 

Thank ctnmart
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Warm, cheesy ravioli, sweet lobster chowder and the most tender calamari - what a treat for lunch! The warm atmosphere and fantastic food was so appreciated on a cool, rainy day. All dishes were so deliciously described, that it was hard to choose, but that just leaves more to try next time.

Thank Fran M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1475 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-425-7993

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