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A Mano PHL, Philadelphia, PA

A Mano PHL

4.8
4.8
509 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Meaning​ ​"by​ ​hand," A​ ​Mano PHL​ ​is​ ​an​ ​ode​ ​to​ ​Italian​ ​cuisine.​ ​​ ​Cash​ ​only​ ​and​ ​BYOB

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 236-1114

  • Payment options

    Cash Only

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael​ ​Millon

  • Neighborhood

    Art Museum

  • Cross street

    N 23rd St.

  • Parking details

    Street parking or parking lot on Fairmount Ave. between 22nd and 23rd.

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

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What 509 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. S

    Sharky

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the chef’s tasting menu and everything was superb! Because it’s a BYOB, we were able to bring fabulous wines to enjoy with dinner. The service was attentive and made us feel very welcomed. There’s plenty of nearby parking and we visited one of the nearby Philly neighborhood bars for a quick drink before dinner. Remember it’s cash-only, BYOB.
  2. EP

    ErinP

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Staff was incredibly friendly and it was a great experience
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Very slow service and missed part of the order
  4. D

    Deborah

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four friends were meeting for a lovely meal. What could be better than AMano? Despite the coronavirus concerns, we braved the “fear of eating out” and had a terrific meal. Our waitress could not have been more attentive and the food was outstanding. Thanks, A Mani!
  5. JT

    JamesT

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is exceptional as always. The staff are the best
  6. FP

    FoodyinPhilly

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    If you are looking for a delicious dining experience, A Mano is your go to. I have been there over a dozen times and it never disappoints. The antipasti is beyond, not to mention their pasta with crabmeat is out of this world. I had the barramundi as a main dish and OMG....amazing! Treat yourself... YOU DESERVE IT!
  7. D

    Dolce

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was exceptional. The absolute best pork belly I’ve ever had. Polenta side dish was flawless. Duck and chicken large plates were done to perfection. I absolutely love this place.
  8. MC

    MrCE

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love coming here. Great pasta and great service! 🍝
  9. SG

    SusanG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Have been wanting to try this place for some time and so glad we finally made it there! It did not dissapoint! Food was delicious - interesting combinations of flavors in all of the dishes. The staff could not have been nicer and were spot on in describing the dishes. Will definitely be back!
  10. DJ

    DJKmom

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious!
  11. K

    Kevin

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great little italian place in fairmount. Great little italian place in fairmount. Great little italian place in fairmount. Great little italian place in fairmount. Great little italian place in fairmount. Great little italian place in fairmount. Great little italian place in fairmount.
  12. S

    Sally

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining at A Mano and it was superb! Creative menu, everything delicious ! We will certainly return!
  13. MM

    MaryM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. We had the tasting menu which was delicious. Plenty of food. It is very popular and loud.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Got the tasting menu ! They even threw in the braised pork belly I really wanted in!
  15. J

    Jmmtbh

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious! A Mano is a must when dining in Fairmount
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent hand prepared food. Creativie and super Yummy
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got the chefs tasting and it was mind blowingly good.
  18. DJ

    DJK1

    Philadelphia

    488 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    488 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding flavors and textures come together across the entire menu. Excellent bread service too.
  19. MB

    MarciaBK

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary dinner. Outstanding food. We will return.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Amazing food! Restaurant was very noisy. We forgot it was cash only, but there is a gas station across the street that has an ATM machine.
  21. EM

    EricM

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our dining experience at A Mano got off to a Rocky start when we arrived for a 7:00 pm reservation and there were no open tables in sight. Our party of seven stood in the cramped entryway, extending our reach into the open dining room and surrounding tables. Was our contender an underdog incapable of sprinting up the steps to culinary victory? After approximately 20 minutes of heart pounding anticipation, during which our Adriatic hostess offered comfort that all would be well, our party was finally seated. For parties of seven or more, the restaurant requires the “abbondanza” which is a four course tasting menu served Paulie style for $65. Since this is a BYOB establishment, we came prepared with several bottles of our favorite grape juice. Our server, who might have been named Mickey, commenced our training by explaining that we would be receiving the chef’s selections for the evening consisting of three dishes per course. With that we were ready for the match to begin. The first round was a combination punch of roasted cauliflower, braised pork belly and tuna crudo. Not to be undercut, the second round consisted of three pastas - bucatini in a spicy tomato sauce, cavatelli with escargot and strozzapreti with crab. The third course was a haymaker of chicken Milanese, seared duck breast and roasted barramundi. Our dinner thus far was served at the perfect pace, with appropriate pauses between rounds, and could not have been more delicious. All that was left to deliver the knockout punch was dessert. It did not disappoint and delivered the victory the crowd had cheered for. Overall, A Mano is ready to take on the Apollo Creed of Philly’s Italian dining scene.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for girls night out or date night. The ravioli was amazing!
  23. NB

    NickB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and service. I look forward to going back soon!
  24. MP

    MargaretP

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Mano is consistently excellent. Staff are superb as is the food. Cash only and BYOB. An excellent value is every respect.
  25. s

    squidgybaps

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried A Mano on a whim, and it blew us away! We went back next week to try the rest of their menu, and will continue to stop in to see what they've got going. Fantastic service, great pricing, easy location, and cozy interior. Plus, BYOB! Thanks for all you do.
  26. PV

    PennValley1

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Original. Creative. Enjoyable. However, not a heart healthy venue. Great for an creative meal, but if one has cholesterol/heart issues, I would avoid.
  27. M

    Maurice

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The restaurant is small with an open line. The service & food was great but the noise levels were terrible. There were several large parties that forgot they were in a restaurant not a bar atmosphere and when they got their check and everything was completely clear except their wine glasses sat & lingered. My Husband and I couldn't carry a conversation without yelling at one another. We were told that the party of 9 would be leaving soon but only to be replaced by a party of 10. It's not the restaurants fault but clearly not for couples surrounded by loud large parties. Our wait person tried to sit us up by the line but to no avail. At the end of the meal we were compt a dessert. She was a champ but I'm not sure my Husband will go back. And yes we know it was Saturday night but maybe a little screening would help and staggering the reservations or put them in the back & couples in the front.
  28. P

    Pruzana

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Great waiter. Food just okay. Noise level disturbing
  29. S

    Scheef

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unreal every time!
  30. PF

    PatriciaF

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our neighborhood gem! My favorite go-to and soooooo lucky to have them nearby!
  31. JP

    JackPhilly

    Philadelphia

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New dishes: flan, fritate & gnudi are all fabulous
  32. D

    Dsib1947

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous anniversary dinner. The service was terrific and the food was wonderful. We tried the tasting menu. It was a ton of food. We loved all of it. We brought our own wine. We would eat here again.
  33. ME

    MEL1

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    So delicious, so comforting. Tight and noisy, but it doesn't detract from a great dining experience. BYO is the cherry on the Sunday.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve rated A Mano on another forum there’s simply nothing like it .. a destination restaurant in Fairmount that will always surprise and delight ... I’d think just about anyone! Michael and his crew are amazing and it seems to be a secret or there’d be a line for takeout (writing in Nov ‘20) in addition to the few outdoor and indoor tables. If they ONLY had their bread...I would say the same thing...THE BREAD...OMG...and that’s just the start.
  35. D

    Daleymiles

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great for foodies. The chefs are on view and take real pride in producing fabulous tasting food
  36. B

    Brad

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Would highly recommend the Abbondaza for anyone dining at A Mano, especially if you're dining with friends. The food is fantastic and you leave stuffed for $65. This is our second time dining here and we've loved it both times. Would highly recommend A Mano to anyone looking for an Italian BYOB offering great value or to anyone looking for Philly restaurant suggestions. Will definitely be back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From arrival to departure A Mano is a wonderful dining experience. The staff is attentive without being fawning. This is a BYO so check out the menu online so you know what you want to pair with your choices. We began with a few small plates to share among the four of us, the tuna crudo, mushroom ravioli and the pork belly, plus a small plate of the goat cheese gnocchi. I cannot say enough how utterly delightful these all were and they paired wonderfully with the Rhône red we brought. Main courses were pork shank (me), fruiti di mar, chicken Milanese and duck. Everyone raves about their entrees and they all paired perfectly with the Bordeaux blends we brought. Desserts were delicious with sparkling wine and a late harvest Chambourcin. They offer a four course family style dinner option as well, and we will try that in our next visit. A Mano is definitely going to be our go-to dining spot.
  38. S

    Shadow

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. The dishes are inventive, always with wonderful complex flavors and consistently balanced. The service is exemplary.
  39. UC

    UlanaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Foos is always spot on, consistent and delicious.
  40. SP

    SteveinPhilly

    Philadelphia

    138 reviews

    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for my birthday on a saturday night. The service was great and the pastas good too. A few dishes have chile in it and spicy so I could not try them. Energetic vibe but the hard room makes it noisy. So understand that. Prices were fair for entrees but dessert portions were smaller than we expected. We like to share but not possible with size. We would consider going back though we do have to drive there.

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A Mano PHL is rated 4.8 stars by 509 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    N 23rd St.

  • Neighborhood

    Art Museum

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking or parking lot on Fairmount Ave. between 22nd and 23rd.

  • Payment options

    Cash Only

  • Executive chef

    Michael​ ​Millon

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

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