River Vale, NJ - April 22nd, 2018
After making a visit to this restaurant back in late January, we had submitted an earlier review where the food was sublime, but the atmosphere and the service left some things for improvement. In all fairness, when the owner John reached out to us to make amends, and made a generous offer for us to come as his guest to make it right, we finally returned this evening to enjoy another delicious meal. Much to our delight, in addition to the food being as good, if not better than when we came in January, John ensured that our experience would be one that we would remember for a long time, from recommending a delicious bottle of German wine on the house, to urging us to leave room for the housemaid gelato at the end of the meal. Both the caprese, and grilled artichoke salad, along with my husband's ravioli, and my house made tagliatelle bolognese, left us more than satisfied, and we made sure only eat half, so as to leave room for our strawberry and hazelnut gelato. During our last visit we had noticed that the music was more modern, and less traditional, and John took this feedback to heart and ensured that there were classics playing through the speakers throughout the meal, the likes of Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, and Frank Sinatra. Out server Dan, presented himself like a classic Maitre D' , ensuring that every moment of our experience was a positive one. And John's wife, Jodi, was warm, and welcoming. We are certainly glad that we gave A Mano a second chance. It is a humble, relaxed family owned establishment, with classic Italian food, that is family friendly. We will certainly return, with our son, for another wonderful meal in the future.