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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
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Annapolis Royal, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely meal and atmosphere. We just found it very dark where we sat. Would ask next time to be sat , where I could see my food.

Thank Jdshep2012
Yarmouth, Canada
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A good Italian restaurant. We enjoyed the food and the service. It is worth a return visit. The music is loud. But, unfortunately, too many restaurant owners seem to think conversation over good food is not necessary.

Thank PSBTripper
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were at aMano for supper. I had seafood linguine and my friend had spaghetti and meatballs...all delicious. For desert I had one of the best chocolates cakes ever and my friend had the lemon tart...divine, homemade gelato came with both deserts and was just yum! Our waitress was Kerry - she was perfect. Thank you Kerry...Excellent service! The place... More 

Thank HollyHaligonia
Oakville, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food atmosphere is great very casual. Staff very pleasant, dessert is excellent. Tiramisu awesome!!

Thank mikep4480
Ontario, Canada
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early for dinner, and we surprised at how empty this popular restaurant was. Suffice to say, we expected great service. That didn't happen. The server was not only inattentive, she was practically invisible during our dinner. Since there were only a few other tables seated at 5pm, we're not sure what she was doing. The decor is nothing... More 

Thank Donna L
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here on a Friday evening. It was really really busy, so only had a table outside but they gave us blankets so that was fine. Ordered a pizza and a pasta dish and no starters. Waited approximately 55 minutes for it to arrive. Even when I asked if the food was on its way I got told that yes... More 

Thank Lisa T
Buck Lake, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a cold and breezy Friday evening, we had a warm and truly amazing dining experience! Although we arrived before 6:00, we were unable to obtain a table inside as there was a wine festival going on. We were encouraged to sit outside as the tables were under cover so we would not get wet, at least. We were pleasantly... More 

Thank Bud116
Nova Scotia
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a Saturday evening this place is buzzing! My only negative comment is they cram in way too many tables making it difficult to move your chair to get up. With all the tables full its a VERY noisy room, its good to be aware of this. Its not a quiet intimate dinner. It is a great place for louder... More 

Thank Martha37_13
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food, the atmosphere, the service, the wine list, the music level and the value...all excellent. The menu has something for everyone, and is lovingly prepared and beautifully presented in authentic Italian tradition. Our server Nadine was delightful...very helpful and friendly with great suggestions, yet non-intrusive. We shared the lovely hand tossed pizza (tasty thin crust and local ingredients, including... More 

Thank far2go2
Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unless you love drinking. Almost everyone has a bottle or two of wine on their table. Lot of casual drinkers clienteles indeed. Just because it is Italian it doesn't mean it is great. I guess after most of the customers had their drinks they couldn't tell what good food should taste. I felt like I am in a bar or... 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 - $22
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, 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?