Hayes Valley's newest restaurant addition is A Mano, “by hand” in Italian, which opened its doors yesterday.
As we reported early last month, A Mano is one of the three new restaurants heading to Hayes Valley this year. Prolific San Francisco restaurateur Adriano Paganini (Beretta, Starbelly, Super Duper Burgers, Delarosa, Lolinda) is behind the project on 450 Hayes (right next to Urban Remedy).
As the name suggests, A Mano offers a menu of handmade pastas, including tagliatelle with pesto, english peas and fava pine nuts; or spaghettini with clams, chili, lemon and pangrattato. Fans of Italian cuisine also have other options with antipasti, salads and pizzas, all by executive chef Freedom Rains (Flour + Water, Incanto, Belga).
Italian liquors and wines from various provinces—including Tuscany, Venetia, and Sicily—are part of the beverage program. Patrons can order Negroni, Godfather, Americano or refreshing variations of classic cocktails with a California twist.
As Eater SF reports, Hannah Collins is responsible for the laid-back design of the space. She added a large communal table and a colorful bar with the colors of the Italian flag: green, white and red.
A Mano is open Sunday to Thursday, 5–11pm, and Friday and Saturday 5pm–midnight. Currently, it does not take reservations. The restaurant plans to serve lunch and brunch in the future.
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