A Mano PHL

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476 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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4.7
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PF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JP
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New dishes: flan, fritate & gnudi are all fabulous

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 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.

ME
Philadelphia
35 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.

D
London
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

B
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on December 29, 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.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 26, 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.

S
Philadelphia
13 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.

SP
Philadelphia
128 reviews
Dined on December 14, 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.

s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Our friends want to go back again.

G
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All pastas are amazing; down to the detail. Really nice place to go and share with friends.

F
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The highlight of A Mano is the food. We both had the mushroom ravioli, which was absolutely phenomenal. My wife also had the cauliflower appetizer, which she loved, and I had the bucatini all'amartriciana, which was quite spicy and quite delicious. The service was fine, and the noise level was not bad at all, we could comfortably converse without distraction from other tables. As we live in the neighborhood, A Mano will remain one of our regular haunts.

GM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Fairmount. We come for special occasions, a group dinner or just date night. We bring most guests visiting from out of town. It is delicious!

s
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience from stepping in was exceptional. Warm greeting, knowledgeable server, excellent food.

AM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service but the atmosphere was much too loud for us! Everyone seemed to be screaming to each other to be heard. Maybe someday the acoustics can be modified to help diners enjoy the dining experience a little more.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 3rd time I’ve been here, and I just love everything about it. May it live on forever

OT
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best Italian places in Philly! Excellent food and service!

ZZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great... but it wasn’t very apparent that it was BYOB and cash only...

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Simple but delicious. Good atmosphere. Underrated restaurant for sure.

f
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We continue to return to A Mano as our favorite restaurant in Philly. Always GREAT food. Chef Michael has an uncanny ability to layer flavors - such that each dish has multiple savory tastes. Never all blending into one single flavor - nor competitive - but complimentary, interesting, provoking, and always pleasing.

This visit the Strozzapreti was out of this world - more crabby than crab!! Truly remarkable. The Black Olive Fritelle was a delight - and the charred flavor just the right accent. The semifreddo - and its combination of smoke and caramel was beyond compare. Can't wait to get back!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing! Great homemade Italian food and great prices! Small cozy atmosphere, with visible kitchen right in dining area!

CL
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. The music was a bit too loud for the ambiance. Service was outstanding and knowledgeable. Food was wonderful. If you like savory non-traditional Italian food, go to A Mano.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each meal was outstanding. Flavors were amazing.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from beginning to end - can’t wait to come back!

AL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner I’ve ever had. Highly recommend the chef selection

B
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an amazing dining experience.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!

s
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great restaurant.

MG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary! Staff is welcoming and the food is absolutely incredible.

j
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there - delicious food, great service - byo keeps tab down - will be back!

SS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambitious and creative menu. Some of the dishes were better than others. We loved the goat cheese gnocchi and the polenta and the semifreddo for dessert was superb. The appetizers were less successful. Some of the flavor combinations were a bit much for our palates. Overall, we would definitely come back.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend

R
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Don't usually come to the Fairmont section of the city and wanted to find a restaurant close to where we were visiting. Excellent food and service.

TB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. The food was amazing and the service was superb!

DJ
Philadelphia
464 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a delicious and pleasant experience. Fantastic bread service with sourdough focaccia and cultured butter.

T
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Diverse, unique menu. FYI.. byo and cash only. We had a great night...

MG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good food. BYO status evens out the robust entre pricing. Our fav in Fairmount by far

PF
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good. Pasta was outstanding. Service is very good. Prices are a bit on the high side.

BP
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a birthday dinner that was delicious, with the pork belly and pork as a stand out. I love the crab spaghetti...simple and delicious. Our shared dessert was a lovely coffee semi fredo. A neighborhood place for us...and we love it.

WT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious. Sarah is so nice. She made the experience even better. We’ll be back.