A Mano
A Mano
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A Mano

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://amanonola.com/
  • Phone: 5042089280
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Nick Martin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Private off premise parties are welcome.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St Joseph
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a public parking lot across the street.
    For Friday and Saturday nights we offer valet service.
A word from A Mano
a Mano is a traditional Italian restaurant focusing on classic southern Italian food using local products. House made and cured salumi, pastas, antipasti and meats. Inspired by Italy...made in New Orleans.
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A Mano reviews from OpenTable diners
  • An under appreciated Gem
    Janie
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    A Mano always amazes, never is inconsistent. I can not understand why it is not packed at all times. Service is as fabulous as the menu. I hope the rumors of impending closure prove to be false.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were the only party there
    WeLiveToEatVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    a party of 9 for a birthday celebration - no one else in the restaurant. Took forever to be served, food was cold once it finally got to the table, just a very poor experience all around.
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  • Sad it's Closing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    I have always loved this restuarant and am sad to learn that they are closing at the end of August 2013.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Deal Italian "Italian"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Everything we ordered was excellent authentic fare with a slant towards central and northern Italian regional cucina. Fresh with portions and refined menu size comparable with Italy. Also, some dishes and a good portion of the wine list reflect the area in and around Compania to the south. The remaining wine list is a good cross section of the rest of Italia. In any case, great food sans the typical american heavy red gravy idea and any Italian wine makes this a unique dinning experience.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Regional Italian dinners
    rcote75VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    This was my second of the regional Itialian dinners this summer and they are so much fun and a great deal. Three courses of food for about $35 and you leave full. I did not opt for the wine pairings this time but they do offer them. Definitely worth checking out on Wednesday nights throughout the summer.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Opened my eyes
    AnOleMissFanVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    The pasta at a Mano opened my eyes to what pasta can be. Thi is the real deal and I can't wait to go back
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    DrbbVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    The restaurant itself has a slightly worn "hole in the wall" quality. But the food is excellent. No Sicilian red gravy dishes here. Excellent house made cured meats. Gnudi with brown butter and sage were top flight, as were bucatini with guanciale and rabbit braised with olives and garlic. Nice touch was the house made strawberry digestivo. Good wine list by the glass.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great staff, Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Great food, great staff, Italian meal style (entrée and sides as separate dishes, etc.); lovely. Portions definitely on the smaller size. Which is perfectly fine, just that the prices don't correspond to the smaller portions. Staff gave us a sample of the suggested wine, as well as a sample of the Italian digestif[ amaro. Great experience!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent southern Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Excellent southern Italian cuisine and house cured salumi. We had the rabbit and fish (cobhia) and enjoyed each thoroughly.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous appetizers and pastas!
    Happy2Eat
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Fabulous appetizers and pastas! We were so full we didn't get any farther on the menu! Would like to see more dessert choices Will go back!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A taste of Italy
    Heatherjot
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Very nice surprise in the warehouse district ....loved the appetizer of cured meats !!! Made reservation on Open Table app .... Fun and easy !!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/service
    Carly
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    All items ordered (for a party of three) were delicious. Service was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique, delicious, great service
    RickPVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    The food was unique (not your typical American version of Italian food), fresh, a wonderful combination of flavors. The waitress was friendly, knowledgable and attentive. Attractive, relaxed atmosphere, where you could hold a conversation without screaming across the table. Nice wine list. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience - different tastes
    TexasRick
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    Very interesting cuisine - excellent use of herbs and unique vegetables to produce very tasty dishes. Not a tomato sauce italian restaurant - think northern Italy.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • juppeats3.5star
    juppeatsVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Were impressed with this comfortable Italian restaurant, that is an easy stroll from French Quarter. My guest had the regular salad which was nicely dressed. I had the cured meat appetizer. Basically a plate full of wonderful thinly sliced house-cured prosciutto. My guest had the squid ink pasta with crawfish and I had the bucatini with guanciale. Both were outstanding, and correctly portioned. Nice list of Italian wines. Service was appropriately attentive without being overbearing. Nicely decorated; comfortable like a neighborhood place, but a bit more upscale.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite NOLA Italian restaurant
    PK800VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Nice atmosphere with good, casual buzz. Extremely tasty Northern Italian food, from appetizers to entrees and sides. Appreciate the attention to well prepared, locally produced foods. An excellent alternative to classic New Orleans fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Being in the business, you know who does what they do well. Food was great and owner was helpful and charming. Server was scattered, flustered and support staff was dismissive and unhelpful. Overall, food good. Service not so much...
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fruition
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    The promise that was evident when a Mano opened has been realized; the (selectively) limited menu,quality of ingredients, wine availability, staff and service were impeccable. The front of the house and their gracious attention to service was/is notable, and the kitchen's efforts were spot-on.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    lmcimeyersVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    Great Seafood Salad Good Bar Great subtle Flavors but a little dull for New Orleans taste - I will bring my TABASCO the next time I go.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything about the night
    FinedinersVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Everything about the night was wonderful. the style of the restaurant is very typical of a Warehouse District restaurant with brick and concrete and the food is just excellent.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed the food and service
    KTALVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Enjoyed the food and service here! The menu changes with the seasons and its creative and fresh. Not your traditional Italian food of red sauce etc, but very satisfying.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • We had a great time. The pasta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    We had a great time. The pasta is outstanding----- as good if not better than in Italy. Wine list is priced very well. Lots of good bargins.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • This was a real find - excellent
    diningoutVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    This was a real find - excellent food, friendly staff. We certainly will go back next time we are in New Orleans!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • A Mano is easily one of my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    A Mano is easily one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans. The food is superb! My favorites include the gnudi and the rabbit.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Unusual approach to Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Unusual approach to Italian foods with fresh, local ingredients and interesting flavors. I would highly recommend this place for a visitor to New Orleans who is looking for a break from traditional Louisiana foods.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First and last time
    BethVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    My husband and I shared 3 courses. Best were the caponata focaccia and the pasta dumplings. The rabbit was forgettable. We found annoying the chef's refusal to let us put in an appetizer order with our drinks and then decide what we wanted for the rest od the meal. Too many good places in New Orleans. We probably won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Recommend with reservations.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Recommend with reservations. I had trouble finding something that I wanted to eat. What I did eat was very good.
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  • Great food and service. Most
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Great food and service. Most people think of Italian food as having gobs and gobs of cheese and sauces a'la Olive Garden. A Mano is more about high quality, fresh, and locally sourced ingredients, the way Italian food was meant to be. There may not be tons of ingredients in a dish, but the taste is incredibly satisfying.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • I wasn't sure what to expect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    I wasn't sure what to expect after reading the mixed reviews. But I was pleasantly surprised. The food was outstanding. Hand made pastas were really really good. Had a gnocchi special with a pork ragu. The gnocchi were like pillows - soft and light. The slow cooked pork melted in your mouth and the ragu had just a little hint of tomato. Just rightly balanced to let the pork unctuousness come through. The cavatelli with fennel sausage and beans was amazing as well. And the rabbit was perfectly cooked and the sauced just right. The general manager knew his small but good Italian wine list well and provided us with perfect pairing recommendations. Our server didn't know everything but he was able to find answers to all of our questions.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Friendly and helpful waiter,
    Virginia
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    Friendly and helpful waiter, excellent food from first course to last....one of our favorite dining experiences in New Orleans!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent Italian
    mrsplacedsoulVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Had dinner here our first night in New Orleans - we didn't want to go overboard because of a race the next morning, so this was a great place to carb up. Very authentic Italian - reasonable portions and not tons of sauce.
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  • Wonderful meal. Met before
    ReturningVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Wonderful meal. Met before theater and had a fine leisurely dinner. Service was excellent as was the food. Everyone tried something different so we shared. The rabbit and pork meatballs were fantastic. Braise greens were to as well as the roasted beets and turnip dished.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Dinner was outstanding. Highly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Dinner was outstanding. Highly recommend the pasta dishes.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Good but not great. The prices
    AngeliqueVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Good but not great. The prices are high-end but the decor certainly isn't. With that giant gaudy sculpture over the bar and the possibly fake plants everywhere it looked more like an Olive Garden than the caliber of restaurant I was expecting. However, the food was good. I had the Burratta appetizer with pickled beets and pistachio crackers which was great - I ate the whole darn thing. My second dish was the gnudi which was tasty, but far too rich to finish. My friend had the carbonara which was good but apparently nothing to write home about. There is also a good sized wine list and our Chianti was tasty. So all in all it was pleasant enough to celebrate my dear friend's birthday but I will probably not be returning anytime soon.
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    jbird
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    We went with our group of 7...ordered a lot of plates for us all to share. They were all fantastic. Menu was really good and would be fit for anybody, especially looking for some unique choice. Good wine choices, waiter was fantastic. We will go again for sure!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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  • The food here is so unique.
    rewolf52VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    The food here is so unique. The menu changes with the seasons. They use fresh local food whenever possible. The decor and ambiance are stellar. The wait staff is friendly and attentive to detail (like refilling water glasses, removing plates at appropriate times,etc). Portions are generous and not "super sized", which is a wonderful thing.
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    notable wine list
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  • We had lunch there on a Friday
    barilover
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    We had lunch there on a Friday (their only lunch day) and it was definitely not crowded. Matter of fact, there were only a few other diners there. But that did not affect the quality of the food or the service at all. The portions were just right and outstanding in quality. Although our server was the only one handling the entire lunch crowd, he was knowledgeable, suggestive, and attentive. It was a nice relaxing lunch away from the hustle and bustle of the Quarter. It was our second time dining there and strongly recommend it to everyone who visits New Orleans. We think the best restaurants these days are in the CBD and Warehouse district. A Mano is one we'll visit on every trip we make to the city.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Food was very good. Service
    pwb3
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Food was very good. Service and Portions awful. We came the evening before a half marathon to carb load. Win/Win, Fine dining and carb loading. Waiter suggested the special they had for runners. Whole table had to participate. 4 pastas/sampler at $23/pp. They brought 4 bowls to the table to split. Portion was extremely small for cost, especially vs a-la-carte. After dinner waiter was rude about splitting the bill. Keep in mind we all ordered the same thing. Never been treated that way in a fine dining restaurant. Extremely disappointing. I am not one to write bad reviews or be critical. We have enjoyed other restaurants by the same owner with great experiences before. Maybe a bad night.
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  • We went with a group of 11
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    We went with a group of 11 people. The pasta carbonara was really bad and the other pasta dishes were just OK. . The rabbit and pork meatballs were tasteless and were served in a bowl of oily sauce. The swordfish was delicious.
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  • The food was fantastic! It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    The food was fantastic! It was definitely one of my top meals while I was in NOLA. The service was ok. Our server was great when he was attentive but it took forever for us to get our food - and we all ordered the same thing (pasta) so it wasn't like we had big steaks that take awhile to cook. Several tables came in after us and left before us. We probably would have gotten dessert but were just tired of sitting there after 2 hrs. Still, overall delicious food, good experience. I would recommend it and come here again.
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    fit for foodies
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