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Ristorante a Mano

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Halifax
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1477 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z4, Canada
+1 902-423-6266
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Halifax, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service is great, the location is lovely, next to the Halifax Harbour boardwalk and close to shopping and other tourist attractions. The food is Italian, mostly light, fresh and locally sourced. The seafood soup and the daily wood fired pizza never disappoint, and don't forget to save room for the bread pudding with chocolate. My only negative comment is that... More 

Thank 19Fran57
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

2nd time here, both times we had Kerry as our server and loved her! We had a reservation for 5:00pm but circumstances brought us there 45 mins early and they were very accommodating, truly thankful for that:) Everyone loved their meal from appetizer to dessert! Yes it's a bit loud and tight when busy but that wouldn't stop us from... More 

Thank Allie C
Tucson, Az
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner was excellent ! The atmosphere was almost country farmhouse with friendly professional staff. Very attentive service then good wine, an excellent beet salad and two penne pasta dishes that really hit the spot. Both very hot just the way we like pasta. Desserts of chocolate cake and nutella crepe with very fine coffee. This was one of our best... More 

Thank Tulafaye
Lake Charlotte
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great dinner at this downtown eatery,great menu,specializing in northern Italian style but also a very complete menu to suit all choices. Service was top notch ,food great,and wine variety to suit all tastes.

Thank Lantz S
Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love love loveee A Manos. The staff treat you like family, even the food is made with love. We make an effort to stop in while we are in town! There are no words for me to describe this place other than amazing. <3

Thank HollyLori
Belfast, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful food, perfect service and a great atmosphere. The restaurant was very busy but it did not take away from the quality of both food and service. If you are in Halifax and want a place with a buzz make sure you visit. I just wish I had more time in Halifax to go again. Definitely recommend, delicious!

Thank Sonja O
Mahone Bay
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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

in for a couples dinner, thought being at Bishops Landing it would be decent. It was very busy, but couldn't believe how noisy it was. Service was pleasant but slow and kind of disorganised. Food came out in unevenly spaced waves, Wines were expensive for what was offered. Food prices reasonable and food was OK but not exceptional. Would pick... More 

Thank polartraveller
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second visit to Ristorante a Mano. Both meals were delicious. The restaurant seems to be popular with tourists and locals alike. Lunch was very slow today...perhaps understaffed?! All 6 of us enjoyed our meals. Many vegetarian options as well!

Thank Michelle M
Pickering, Canada
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234 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am in Halifax at least once a year and always wanted to try a Mano but I always arrive Sunday and that is the day they are closed. This trip got delayed a day because of halloween so I got to try a Mano. The service is very warm and welcoming and our server was full of suggestions. We... More 

Thank Tempoman
Ingonish, Canada
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

My family and I love eating here and have done so a lot and for some reason I never realized they had no bread to start or no garlic bread with the pasta! I had to order a garlic pizza! You call yourself an Italian Style Eatery! I guess it is all a money issue so people will spend more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $23
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1477 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-423-6266

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