A Mano PHL

4.8
329 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
What 329 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service we’re exemplary - the space gets boisterous (read:loud) as diners become more animated.

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BE
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, excellent service. There were six of us and we opted for the ‘abbondanza’ prix fixe dinner. So glad we did...portions were perfect for a four-course meal and chef’s selections were wonderful.

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a
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a mano has been on my list for years. we were so happy to have made it here before moving away from philly. thank you for a beautiful farewell dinner. additionally, as people who are never impressed with pork belly; that dish was the most memorable recipe we have ever had! much thanks and appreciation!

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DB
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place does not miss a beat. The menu is well presented and prepared. The service is professional

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EO
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The quality of the food is excellent. I would highly recommend to stick with the pasta dishes as they are truly outstanding.

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JN
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We'll save this delicious, though pricey, dinner spot for special events. The presentation and quality of each gourmet specialty was delivered in a timely and friendly manner. I warned them that we would be back!

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MM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a repeat visit and it was as good as the first time.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best and lightest gnocchi I have ever had in my life.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service.

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M
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second time dining at A Mano. Food was great; I had the cauliflower appetizer and my husband had the pork belly. We both had the same pasta dish for dinner (I can't remember what it was now but we both loved it). We had been to A Mano once before, about a year ago. The waitress remembered us and that we were seated at the same table (quite by accident) as last year. Those little things go a long way to making a great dining experience.

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EW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Amazing food. We will definitely be back!

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e
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our most recent visit to A Mano was outstanding: food, service, and ambience.

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L
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our entire meal was fantastic and the new dessert items are excellent. We brought my parents for a birthday celebration and they both commented how fabulous the meal was.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic experience. Food was amazing, great service. Highly recommend

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H
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Mano is one of my favorite Byob’s in the city. They consistently deliver quality food with their creative touch. I always walk away from this restaurant not only thinking about how good the meal was, and also wondering When I will return?

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J
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tried the chef special and every dish we had was amazing! The service was great as well. Our only complaint is that our view was of a Sunoco gas station, but was not that much of a distraction. Overall had a great experience and will be going back.

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DJ
Philadelphia
410 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent bread service. Mushroom ravioli is stellar. Bucatini had a bit too much smoke in the sauce. Overall a consistently great dining experience.

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g
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Neighborhood gem in Spring Garden, great Italian BYO that always satisfies.

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DR
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A wonderful meal as usual. However, often as I dine there, I would welcome a change in the menu. When I take friends to A Mano, I can honestly say that I have had every item on the menu and they are all very good, but I would like to try something new.

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AS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best gems in Philly, especially for a BYOB, cash only joint.

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a
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my new favorite restaurants in philly. The sweet potato gnocchi was delicious!

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LE
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Not going again it was so noisy the food was mediocre- I love pAying good money for good food and I’ve been here before and it was wonderful but there was so selection that this party of 5 liked

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BM
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

There were many excellent menu choices. The pastas are especially good. Every dish was great. The server was attentive. Prices are reasonable. The only drawback is that A Mano is cash only. It is helpful that it is BYOB.

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

The ricotta appetizer is amazing, and the Cocoa Paccheri was fantastic for a snowy cold night. Highly recommend this place. There is a $65 tasting menu, though that would likely be a lot of food. Dinner for two with one app and two/three small pasta servings is perfect. Dessert was amazing as well.

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AM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

When we arrived at the restaurant promptly for our 9:00 reservation on Saturday night 3/2/19 we were told there was a glitch with open table and they did not have our reservation. The advised there were a few others that also booked reservations on open table but that didn't go through to the restaurant. They were able to accommodate us around 9:15 which was fine. Just want to ensure the glitch is addressed so as to avoid confusion in the future.

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J
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service always top notch at a Mano, and this meal no exception. Only complaint was the noise level, which borders on can’t carry on conversation across the table if you’re seated in the middle of the room.

Cash-only policy also problematic when one of the cash machines across the street is empty...

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p
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent experience. Service was impeccable - we love Isaiah! It was a teeny bit noisy but otherwise perfect.

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D
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love A Mano!!

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G
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Four of us had a terrific dinner at A Mano. We had a range of entrees from skate wing to pasta to duck breast. Tuna crudo appetizer and sweet potato gnocchi were super too. Presentations were attractive. Service was attentive without being intrusive. It's not cheap, but prices are no higher than plenty of places that aren't as creative. Our third visit, and we'll be back.

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LU
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great BYOB in Fairmount inventive food that looks beautiful and tastes great

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FN
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at the restaurant. Brought friends because the first time was so good. I was a little nervous that some of the dishes we loved the first time would not be as good. No fear they made the grade. We also tried some new dishes and almost everyone was a mind blower. Of course every dish can't be the star but, once again I would have to say this is one of the best restaurants in the city. The closer is going to be be I think coming up with new dishes to rotate in as good as some of the standards.

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k
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was well prepared and fresh. Loved what I ordered!

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Y
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

This was not the WOW that I thought it would be. The service was very good and the food was above average, but I was turned off when we tried to order our appetizer before our entrees and was told that the chef prefers the entire order to be placed at one time... And, the temperature in the room went from too hot to too cold throughout our meal. Everyone was pleasant, but I left a little disappointed.

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TF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it here !!

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d
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
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
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
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
73 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was AMAZING!

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