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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 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited again. My party were happy with the food. It's a very difficult place to talk. I appreciate talking with my family more than the food.

Thank Cheryl 0
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend and I came here for dessert and coffee at the bar. We were both very impressed with the quality of everything we ate and drank here. The espresso is definitely strong and the real stuff. We had the coppa caramello (or something like that) and the bread pudding (with a fancy name). The Caramello thing was ice cream... More 

Thank oparu
Halifax, Canada
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived at Ristorante a Mano very early evening without a reservation so I am not sure if that was the reason we were seated at a table behind the cash and telephone (which kept ringing) close to the main door. We spoke with our waiter about our dissatisfaction with the table but were not offered re-seating, he said he... More 

Thank Brenda J
Moncton, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I were visiting Halifax for the evening and decided to visit Ristorante a Mano - best choice ever! We were very hungry after a day of exploring and decided to get the pizza Tartufata, fettuccine Piemontese and the spaghettini Sabbia. We were speechless. The pasta was cooked to perfection, the sauce and ingredients were flavourful and authentic,... More 

Thank 1Foodaholic1
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I could and should be shot for saying this but it's true. Wonderful lively and casual atmosphere. Perfect service in a fantastic part of town. My daughter had the ravioli and it was sensational. Go!

Thank Sean P
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Amano for my birthday for the first time, it was delicious. Nice environment, delicious food. Lots of seating if you have a big group and want to make a reservation. Lots of variety, something for everyone! I would definitely eat here again, it's on the waterfront so prices are according to location however better prices here than at... More 

Thank Melissa P
Las Vegas, United States
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has a very cute interior and nice view of Bishop's landing. The food was great. I had the fish special (haddock) and it was truly memorable.

Thank Dawn F
Halifax, Canada
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a business lunch with 3 colleagues at a Mano on Wednesday. There was plenty of seating and no wait. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. I had the delicious speghettini with homemade meatballs and the coconut gelato for dessert. The restaurant is very clean and the location is located right off the Halifax boardwalk downtown. They also... More 

Thank Matt B
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127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an Italian-themed restaurant on Lower Water Street. Great location. The food, not so much. The dishes on the menu have Italian names but the food is not "authentic Italian", despite what some of the other reviewers say. Arugula salad with beets and hazelnuts starts well -- but piles on too much goat cheese (ok: I can move it... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While headed to the Bicycle Thief, which seems to always be full, closed or having a private party which was the case this day they did do me one favor. It was suggested that I give Ristorante a Mano a try. Wonderful choice. Very accommodating with substitutions. Wonderful suggestions made by my waitress who was ever so patient with me.... 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
US$11 - US$22
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1477 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: 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?