A Mano PHL

4.8
295 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Meaning​ ​"by​ ​hand," A​ ​Mano PHL​ ​is​ ​an​ ​ode​ ​to​ ​Italian​ ​cuisine.​ ​​ ​Cash​ ​only​ ​and​ ​BYOB
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, flavors and textures. We did the Abbondanza and was not disappointed. Tons of food to share and our waiter was so helpful and attentive. Definitely going back again soon

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d
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hesitate to write this because I want to be able to get reservations next time, but the $65 chef's menu at A Mano is easily the best deal going in Philadelphia. We had three appetizers, three pasta dishes, two entrees and two desserts, not to mention incredible homemade sourdough bread. EVERY single dish is superb. The pork shank should be illegal it was so good and so HUGE. Homemade pasta: Yum. Kudos to the Chef and his team.

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KD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb dining, warm and attentive service.

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b
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great pacing to the meal. Great food. Will be back.

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L
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a small place and we have been many times, but it was a bit loud for some reason this time. Still, I guess we all can get a little loud - cannot wait to go back!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was AMAZING!

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KM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic and the food was heavenly. I wish I could eat those fresh pastas every night. I didn’t mind the close quarters as it made the space cozier and I got to see and inquire as to what our neighbors were eating. My only negative was that the food came out so quickly. It was a quick trip rather than an evening to unwind.

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M
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal at A Mano. The service was excellent and the food delicious. We thought the prices were steep compared to other excellent Italian BYOB’s in philly .

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our all-time favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. From the warm & accommodating staff, to the cozy atmosphere- this is a top choice for any special date night. Our 2nd visit & pleasantly consistent. We did the tasting menu, which is the way to go in our opinion- allows you to taste most of their incredible, thoughtful menu, and leaves you feeling happy & full. Thanks A Mano!!

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ME
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Very small portions

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was top notch. Both Kerri and Joe were fantastic!

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JM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Friendly, efficient, and helpful staff. The food was

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RJ
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food! Dishes are reasonably priced and you leave feeling satisfied. Kind of wish the menu didn’t rotate so I can relive some of my favorites

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a group of 13. The staff was amazing, food was outstanding and perfectly timed. We did the chefs menu for $65/person and it was fabulous.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the ambience makes it a great spot for a date. Staff was very friendly.

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M
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amano is a reliable, exellent dining experience. My wife and I live in the neighborhood and would love to view the restaurant as our "go to" neighborhood choice, however my only criticism is the menu doesn't seem to change much over time, which is a shame since a recent new (to us at least) item, the duck breast, was outstanding, and we would prefer a few more new options each time we visit. Nonetheless we recommend Amano quite highly to anyone looking for a great BYOB.

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MM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful , delicious , creative food.

Service was attentive, informative and professional and friendly and nicely paced.

Server was able to customize the food to our dietary and health needs.

Look forward to returning and bringing our best friends

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CF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed every morsel of our dining experience! Will be back soon.

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P
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum! One of the best meals my husband and I have ever had.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service as always!

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P
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My only complaint would be the portion size. The food was delicious but I would have liked more for the price. Other than that the service was great and the food was delicious.

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K
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the tasting menu which was great,good portions and excellent value. Loved all the dishes especially the pork belly with grapefruit. Polenta and pork shank also stand out. Lovely friendly service.

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L
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very well prepared and delicious. My duck breast was wonderful with a lovely garnish, but there should have been some sides, like a starch and vegetable to go with it, especially for the rather high price.

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AT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great and the staff was very accommodating and friendly.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Mano has excellent service. The antipasti board is our go to every time wine dine there - absolutely delicious and excellent selection of meats, cheeses and vegetables. Their pasta are die for. We haven’t tried one pasta dish yet that we haven’t loved.

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JG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chicken Milanese is the Best chicken dish in philly. My wife and I literally go for that chicken once every couple of months because it calls to us. :)

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bucatini with the Smokey sauce was outstanding, as was everything else! Zach, our waiter, was also fantastic, and he made great recommendations.

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LS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant SO MUCH! The food is incredible, the service is fantastic. Mike does really creative things with his ingredients and each dish is prepared with care and precision.

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant...The food is absolutely delicious and Lauren and her team do their utmost best at making sure everything is wonderful and relaxing and delicious....Thank you for always meeting my expectations.

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JM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Overall, not very enjoyable.
Ordered the abondazza. Had 4 courses shoved at us in record time. Some of the food was excellent (carmelized cauliflower with calabrese vinaigrette was amazing) and some disappointing (skate almost inedibly salty and pork belly a little dry). Most of the dishes would have generally been good on their own, but as a total meal were too rich and lacking any balance or finesse- pork belly, taleggio ravioli, amatriciano REALLY heavy in fiore, pork and taleggio polenta, fudge ganache, donut things with peanut butter...

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MA
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone and everything was delightful. We had an infant with us and she was fawned over appropriately. The food was excellent. Service attentive without being intrusive. We were shown the handicap exit which made maneuvering the stroller so easy. Wonderful evening.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We did the tasting and everything was delicious. Absolutely worth it. All the pasta dishes were amazing.

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MS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday - family celebration

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KP
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took our daughter and son-in-law who live in Manhattan and they raved about everything. Excellent food and service. Abbondanza meal is a great value.

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EN
Philadelphia
90 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We always love the food and will go again but as most other restaurants it's extremely noisy and annoying to have a conversation.

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N
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was wonderful; food and service. We loved all of Michael’s special dishes.

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L
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the evening was great!

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c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Very accommodating of the gluten-free folks in our party.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best!!!!!!!

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PS
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta is out of this world! We stopped in for a casual dinner...veggies and pasta. The small pasta size was perfect for us, tho not if you are really hungry. We are lucky to have this neighborhood gem.

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