About Teo's & Mano A Mano
Neighborhood restaurant and lounge bringing something new and fresh to heart of little Italy. We feature an intimate and elegant dining room with a contemporary upscale casual lounge.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 7:00pm - Close
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live music on Wednesdays and Thursdays
Local DJs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Private Party Facilities:
Our restaurant side can hold 30-35 people we can do special menus and functions . This area has its own bar and entrance way.
Private Party Contact:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
Teo's & Mano A Mano Ratings and Reviews
We really enjoyed our meal here. The foo ...
We really enjoyed our meal here. The food was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful.
Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. We were dining with out of town guests from Ottawa. We always treat them to a new restaurant when they visit. This one's going to be one of our regular haunts.
Mano A Mano is my favourite restaurant! ...
Mano A Mano is my favourite restaurant! I love the creative and amazing dishes! It is my number one go to place for any occasion. But the last time I went there I found the dish I had, the Fruiti de Mare, very disappointing. It was greasy and not flavourful. Despite letting the waitress know that it needed a lot of salt and barely eating any of my dish, she did not attempt to remedy the problem. A very unusual experience.
Went there on a Saturday at 5:30 so kind ...
Went there on a Saturday at 5:30 so kind of early and it was absolutely dead. There are no windows in the place and the Decor is dark. . The food was OK but nothing exceptional and very expensive for what you got. My spouse and I both had pasta, different kinds and left feeling hungry. Drinks of course were expensive as well. The hostess and server were both friendly. We won't be back the food and the atmosphere did nothing for us.
Great food, so-so spot
Maybe it was the wrong night to be there, as there was only one other group of diners and construction going on that left the ambience much to be desired. The food though, was very good. I would recommend the appetizers as the one we had (garlic bread with artichoke and Asiago) was excellent.
Excellent food and prompt service
Seafood appetizer and speciality pizzas were well portioned and paced well. We were really impressed at the meal and it was certainly a value considering alternatives. Wine suggestion was solid, a very enjoyable meal in an intimate environment. Friendly staff and prompt personable service.
Overall fairly nice experience, staff needs work
Made reservation, walked into a nearly empty restaurant without anyone greeting us. Had to track someone down, then when we chose a table at the back, two people who seemed to work for the restaurant had their stuff spread out, but they apologized and moved right away.
Food was good, drinks not so much. Had the mojito and sangria (both made with berries). Watched another couple experience almost the same thing, who ended up seating themselves. Overall, I'd recommend this place but, management has to improve their staff training as this was a Friday evening at 5pm and the place still wasn't really busy when we left at 7pm.
Most enjoyable evening at Teo's
This was our first time at Teo's. We were greeted right away and chose to sit in the dining room, which has lovely decor and is quieter than the lounge area. Our food was delicious and well presented. Service was efficient and friendly. We will certainly return to this very good restaurant.
We visited on one of our last warm nights
The outdoor patio was charming with car and people watching one of the added benefits.
One improvement would be the chairs, quite a few of them had less wicker than I would have liked. Food was great! We had the tenderloin with blue cheese and Marsala - as promised by our waitress, it had a strong flavour but quite delightful. Service was excellent.
The restaurant was not busy when we arri ...
The restaurant was not busy when we arrived at 700 pm on a Saturday night. The patio had a few tables.
Our server was really great. She knew the menu and made recomnendations. The pizza is delicious. I would have liked to see tiramsu for dessert however.
Other reviews ive seen have indicated the menu is pricey. I dont really think so. Its all reletive to how much one wants to pay for good food
Great Apps & but limited menu
Mano a Mano's is nice and the appetizers were super delicious! I would have loved a bit more choice for entrees besides the very delicious pizza/pasta choices. Also the ambiance on the upstairs level was a little too "cave" for my liking.
Is anybody out there?
Initially, the hostess did not know where my reservation was and I was given the run around. Eventually, I was seated at my reserved tables and given menus. The rest of my party arrived and after 25 minutes, no one came back to our table; not to see if we wanted water, how we were doing, nothing!! We decided to leave, and were given weird stares from the hostess and (presumably) the manager--as if we were the weird ones for leaving! Maybe tend to your customers....
Not a Great Value!
We weren't impressed with this place. The meals were only mediocre. We had the veal Vitello dish and a pasta dish and desert was less than impressive (Torta, with a hard crusted cake). I expected better from this restaurant. Although, having said that, I think this place is better suited to a younger crowd who is interested more in drinks and pizza. I understand the pizza is very good from others but still, they should strive to make every meal excellent and that just wasn't our experience.
Slow but good
The service was ck. We had to wait quite a while to place our drink order and they came out slow but the food was out rather quickly. We ordered two dishes Gnudi and Pizza. Both were quite good. Pizza was a little over chard. Good atmosphere and the tables are not close together which is nice. We had a nice time.
Hard to Find the Way In
It was dark when we approached the building and it wasn't clear which door goes to the restaurant. The most obvious door opens to the back door of the kitchen. It was locked and the chefs helpfully pointed us to the right. The next door, the one with the address of the restaurant on it, is for a shop of some kind. The 3rd door (the one furthest right) opens to the restaurant. If we hadn't been as determined (and hungry!) as we were, we might have just left after the 2nd door didn't open. They really should make it more clear how to get into the restaurant.
Once we got in, we quite enjoyed the evening. The décor was nice, the Jet's hockey game was on (discreetly in the corner), and everybody was quite welcoming from the greeter, to our server, to the chef who brought out part of our meal. My wife LOVED the food and is still raving about it. I liked it OK but didn't find it exceptional. My only complaint was that there was a little too much salt, especially in the Gnudi. Service was friendly but not particularly attentive, even when we first arrived and the restaurant was only half full.
Went here on a Saturday night around 7 for my 27th birthday dinner. The food and drinks were very good, but the service was bad. The waitress didnt come to our table very often and it was way to noisey. We couldn't hear anyone at our table speak. Probably a better place to drink and party at.
Mano a Mano a Must!
What a find! Excellent menu selection - everything from classic pizza to some excellent exotic fare! (LOVED the couscous appy and the primi with the smoked arctic char!) And an interesting (and good!) wine selection, too. Highly recommended.
Three of us ate on Sunday night on the patio. The black kale salad had a variety of fruits, nuts and vegetables to make it a flavourful and unique dish. I had the lobster pasta. The sauce was rich and full of fresh lobster. My partners had the roasted chicken and Ham and pinapple pizza. Both dishes were equally good. The only disappointment was the sangria which was tasteless and bitter. Oh and the bruschetta trio was very tasty.
I would definitely come here again!
Very nice, will go back.
The restaurant has recently been redone and looks great. We had no problems with our reservations and the atmosphere was very energetic for the evening. Our server was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable with our menu questions. The lounge was busy with lots of beers on tap. We had some great wines to choose from for our meal. Our favorite menu item was the oven fired pizza, very good and perfect for sharing. We are definitely going back. I am looking forward to having a beer on the patio area on those warm summer afternoons or evenings.
Service was great
We ate in the Teo portion of the restaurant which was a bit loud. The service was good. Some of the dishes were tasty but the toasted bread that was brought out tasted stale. The waitress did bring fresher toasted bread and a free additional appetizer. The experience was positive enough to return.
Needed to find a place for a last minute dinner with a group of friends and happened to stumble upon Teo's through word of mouth. Decided to try it out and was pleasantly satisfied with the overall dining experience. Unique and tasty menu. Trendy and mellow ambiance. Staff was great. They were able to accomodate a friends allery to gluten and nuts. Will definitely be going back.
Great experience/good food
We enjoyed a great dinner the other night. My kale salad was awesome and I had the wood fired chicken. I liked that but found one of my pieces had very little meat. The portion size was large enough though. Presentation was very good. Wine selection is not huge but covered a fair number of choices. Our server was exceptionally pleasant and answered all of my questions regarding the menu.
My spouse ordered the beet salad and wood fired pizza which he really enjoyed. He said the italian sausage on the pizza was absolutely great.
We will definitely return to this restaurant as the atmosphere was very relaxing and welcoming.
We each had the kale salad and shared a pepperoni pizza. Both dishes were very flavorful and nicely presented. The restaurant's décor is elegant in dark brown shades and the noise level was low despite the fact the restaurant was full when we arrived. Service was very good. This restaurant will definitely become a regular for us.
we were asked if we preferred
we were asked if we preferred lounge or restaurant side even though they do keep the restaurant side closed during weeknights (or so we were told). They were very gracious to open it up for us and later additional diners sat there too. Food is good but we didn't find anything outstanding. The calamari was great! Wobbly tables. Adding white tablecloths would definitely add to the ambience and be more romantic. Our hostess/waitress was very friendly, helpful and efficient. Cocktails great. yummy Bellini!
hit or miss
Our entrees were great. I had the gnudi with scallops and my husband had the black cod on a white bean puttanesca. my meal was good value but his was a little overpriced. Portions were large. We started with the kale salad and it was horrible. Too oniony and Acidic. The service was on par with earls or moxies... There was some loud talking between staff who forgot there were customers there. Not very professional.
Thinking warmer weather
My daughter and I had a lovely time together at Teos the other night. We were greetly warmly and shown the different spaces in the bar and restaurant. Beautiful decor! It will be great to go back when the garage door front is open to the street. We enjoyed everything we ordered especially the grilled lamb chops. The bruschetta with beef was good as well although a tad too salty. The beet salad was somewhat lacking in flavor. We will certainly return another time.
Poor Food and Service
Unfortunately, each of the menu items that both me and my wife had were poor. The bruschettas sounded interesting but were served on a very thick slice of bread so they were heavy and bland. The arancini should be renamed a cucumber arancini as opposed to duck thigh as I didn't see much duck (but there was a ton of cucumber).
The server was poor ... She didn't seem to know the menu or the wine list.
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