The Bertossi Group

Hakan UluerThe Bertossi Group consists of four authentic, Italian inspired restaurants in Halifax, Nova Scotia committed to serving only the finest, freshest ingredients.

The Bicycle Thief, Ristorante a Mano, La Frasca and il Mercato Trattoria have become fixtures of the Nova Scotia culinary scene. Known for excellence and exceptional customer service, they have become destinations for both locals and visitors from around the world.

Owner Hakan Uluer has spent the past three decades of his career working in the restaurant and hospitality industry. As an ambitious youth, Hakan worked his way through various hospitality roles, eventually leading to a career in fine dining management.

His extensive hospitality training in the luxurious Conrad Hotel Istanbul, and with the Royal Caribbean International, gave him the expertise needed to lead culinary teams in award-winning dining establishments in Vancouver, British Columbia.

In 2009, he came to beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia to raise his family, and began working with the Bertossi family, whose award-winning restaurants were founded on traditional recipes from Friuli, Italy, and garnered a reputation for excellence through authentic Italian flavours and culinary delights.

Ownership of the company was a natural progression for Hakan, and he continues to collaborate with the Bertossis to this day.

Hakan operates the business with a hands-on, no-nonsense approach. Providing excellence in hospitality is something Hakan is absolutely passionate about, and he wishes nothing more than for all his guests to feel as though they are visitors to his own home – as if they are family enjoying a unique, one of a kind culinary experience.

Our Motto continues to be… "We make everything by hand,
we care about every detail, we love food with a passion
and we serve it with style."

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La Frasca Cibi & Vini 902-422-2866
The Bicycle Thief 902-425-7993 Ristorante a Mano 902-423-6266 il Mercato Trattoria Bedford 902-832-4531

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ONLINE Gift Cards Available!

Our Bertossi Group Gift Cards can be purchased online or at any of our locations, and can be redeemed at Ristorante a Mano, The Bicycle Thief, La Frasca Cibi & Vini or il Mercato Trattoria.

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