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Ristorante a Mano

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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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Vienna, Virginia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was very good. We had the Seafood linguine and Carbonara. They were both delicious. The service is a bit slow but it is a very busy restaurant. We liked it so much we went back the next night to try some items we didn't get the night before. Definitely recommend especially if you are staying near the harbourfront... More 

Thank haliks
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Jordan took perfect care of us. Calamari with an amazing sauce, but don't miss the breadsticks. Swear they have crack in them... Fettucine to die for; New Zealand lamb a treat. Super 10 year old port. Sit at the bar, but ask for Jordan. He is perfection.

Thank Karen C
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a fairly busy restaurant. A lot of good reviews, therefore I was expecting something better than ordinary. First of all, we waited an hour and half for the food. Sure, the it should be good. We ordered: Italian seafood soup, seafood linguine, and seafood stew.... Omg, they all tast the same..... Then why so slow? This is an OK... More 

Thank Lei W
Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good, fresh, homemade Italian food!! Very yummy!! The bruschetta was "da bomb"--three large portions served on a wooden board. One had mushroom, second had tomato/cheese and third had artichokes--unusual but so good!! Recommend sharing among two people--plenty of appetizer! Had the gnocchi dish and haddock dish--again, both had very fresh ingredients and super good!! Sat on the patio but... More 

Thank LindaInHouston288
Baddeck, Canada
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A few years ago we arrived in Florence Italy for a couple of days and found a little resturant are our hotel called Mason. It was so good we came back the second day to eat there again. While on a two day trip to Halifax we did it again. Two nights in a row! Like in Florence, it was... More 

1 Thank Chuck S
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very happy we stopped in this little gem. Great location on the waterfront. We all had different pizzas and shared...they were all excellent and great portion size (a personal pizza was a little too big for one person 😊 but I'm not complaining! As it can get chilly in the evenings they had red shawl wraps on the chairs for... More 

Thank riley1204
St. John's, Canada
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit. It won't be our last. I brought my family in for a dinner on Saturday evening (reservations highly recommended). Unintentionally, we selected a broad range of simple dishes from the menu - antipasto, pasta, pizza, seafood, gnocchi. All were fantastic! The flavours were right on the mark. Excellent proof that the most basic of ingredients can be... More 

Thank Stephen5575
New York
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91 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the restaurants in this area of Halifax are busy, reservations recommended, I walked in and was told that indoor seating was booked past 9pm, but that outdoor was available in about 30 minutes. I left my name, and when I showed up promptly 30 minutes later, was immediately seated. Service was similarly excellent. Food was excellent, basic Italian, not... More 

Thank seehunt
Alma, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I ate here and both Loved it!! Left happy and Full!! :) We both had pasta and dessert. Pasta was EXCELLENT! I don't remember what mine was called but It had bacon, chicken, wild mushrooms, herbs and a red wine sauce!! I wanted something different than a tomato or cream sauce and this was the PERFECT find!!... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate at this place in August of 2016,and if you love italian food this is the place to eat,and i'm italian.Great fresh food made right when you ask for it,also a stone oven for the best pizza in town

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $23
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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?