“A mano” is Italian for “by hand,” and that’s exactly how your pasta will be made at this delicious Italian, where diners can frequently witness dough being rolled, cut and folded just minutes before arriving at the table. Options include vivid green pea and pesto tagliatelle and delicately shaped agnolotti dal plin. For those who’d rather eschew carbs, there are hearty mains like braised short ribs. The crowd is diverse, with young professionals and families alike sharing Margherita pizzas and spicy chicken meatballs. Loud, funky music and floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the bustle of Hayes Valley's main drag add to the lively vibe. Order up another cocktail or an affordable glass of Italian red to make the fun last a little longer.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors