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“Food is amazing but it’s too noisy”
Review of Ristorante a Mano

Ristorante a Mano
Ranked #26 of 822 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Love the food andI think they have the best food In the Halifax. The problem is they have too many tables crammed together there is nothing romantic about this restaurant. If your going for great food or maybe a group of friends going out for drinks and a meal it MAYBE a great place to go because you don’t care about the nose. It certainly isn’t a place to go for a romantic evening as it’s to noisy. Or if you want a nice evening out with friends, it is ruined by the crammed tables, and the fact your listening to the table just 6 inches from you and not just one table but all the tables around you having loud conversation trying to talk above the tables ari d them, so no about it 360 degrees around you, you have conversations from each table drowning out your conversation. Then to top it off with slow service. I love the food it’s amazing but they are trying to cram to many people in the restaurant. Remove a few tables and jack up the price a bit and it will be a bit more intimate. Again the best food but the overall experience being ther is frustrating.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

A boisterous and full restaurant on a Wednesday evening is always a good sign. We tried several items. The calamari was straightforward. The bruschette miste was the only disappointment. $10.00 was a bit steep for three slices of baguette with very hard crust. The minestra della sposa was served hot, hot which I appreciated. Mains were pollo alla parmigiana and linguini ai fruitti di mare. The seafood linguini was absolutely fantastic. In house made noodles, loads of seafood, fantastic sauce. A few glasses of classic chianti and the meal was complete. A friendly server rounded out the meal.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

This restaurant has changed for the worst. Went there with a group of friends. Ordered drinks and food. Their chef must be new and the bar staff in training. Do not order "Zuppa di pesce" as it is a shadow of what it used to be. The pasta was good. The pizzas were all identical even though we ordered different kinds. This is supposed to be an Italian restaurant? Bruschetta should be taken off the menu or the chef should be retrained. Salads were bland and full of salt. Drinks were watered down or they forgot the alcohol part. Do not order the "Mojito" or the "Smog on the water" as the preparation for these is a secret for the bar staff who are probably still training at the customers expense. The server was unable to pronounce the items on the menu, took an hour and five minutes to bring the second course and was definitely not there to serve. The staff was overwhelmed by the task at hand. Many can't tell the difference but things have changed for the worst. I am not going back soon.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Janna M, Guest Relations Manager at Ristorante a Mano, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Good morning,
Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience at Ristorante a Mano - we're so sorry it didn't meet your expectations and would like to learn more. Would you be able to private message us with your name and contact number so that our owner can follow-up with you personally? You can also email us at info@bertossigroup.com. Thanks again, Janna

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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of ordering in from a Mano while staying at Bishops Landing! As usual, their cuisine was delightful! Their salad appetizer was delicious as were both our main dishes. I had a beautifully prepared halibut over vegetables while my mom had a pasta dish which she raves about! I often come here for a casual dinner or lunch while visiting Halifax and it never disappoints!

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with a group of 16 people great service great food. Was excellent!!! Food was well served desserts were fabulous

Date of visit: March 2018
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