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a Mano

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Hayes Valley, San Francisco
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    Peggy
    "spaghettini with clams and chili flakes"(3 Tips)
    Tim D.
    "classic italian restaurant in hayes, try the duck liver mousse"(2 Tips)
    Brian S.
    "fantastic rigatoni and bucatini."(5 Tips)
    Marissa C.
    "Fresh pasta made daily, casual atmosphere and well priced."(3 Tips)
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  • Amy B.heart icon on user image
    Amy BAugust 1, 2017
    Lively, delicious addition to an already great part of SF. Most items are meant to be shared with plates being small. Everything is delicious. Don't expect a quiet meal. Space makes it loud but fun.
  • Evelyn T.heart icon on user image
    Evelyn TioAugust 6, 2017
    Their fresh made pasta is the real deal. Love the bucatini!
  • Marissa C.heart icon on user image
    Marissa CJune 3, 2017
    Fresh pasta made daily, casual atmosphere and well priced. Loved the bucatini
    Upvoted May 19
  • Jake T.heart icon on user image
    Jake Teton-LandisOctober 1, 2017
    Fried delecata squash, the drinks, the pasta we’re all amazing. Good balance of value and flavor. Sneak a seat at the bar to skip the wait!
  • Josh W.heart icon on user image
    Josh WAugust 29, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    All of the food is amazing. Spring for the seasonal dishes and pastas in particular. But come early to avoid a ridiculous wait
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaxwellMarch 4, 2021
    Incredible pasta — the bucatini with red sauce was great. Great wait staff too
  • Pavan K.heart icon on user image
    Pavan KulkarniDecember 11, 2017
    Top class Italian restaurant in Hayes valley. Nice romantic ambiance with really good food. Try the kale white cheese pizza . Minced chicken balls were good too. Loved the negroni here.
  • Shrutika S.heart icon on user image
    Shrutika SachdevAugust 2, 2017
    The homemade pasta is delicious as is the pizza! Oh and appetizers - so everything! Lamb pasta is spot on! Great addition to Hayes Valley.
  • Diana P.
    Diana PojarSeptember 14, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    The cauliflower appetizer is amazing - must have, super flavorful. For the main you cannot do wrong with any of the pasta choices.
  • Seema A.
    Seema AmbleJune 2, 2017
    setting is great, pasta is fresh, pesto tagliatelle was lacking something
  • Kim O.heart icon on user image
    Kim OswellJune 3, 2017
    Get the asparagus, spring onion, lemon, caciocavallo pizza! Great place to grab a casual dinner and get your fill of delicious Italian dishes.
  • Ros H.heart icon on user image
    Ros HodgekissSeptember 8, 2017
    Leave your name on the door 1-2 hours before you're ready to eat and grab a drink elsewhere. The wait is worth it and even better if you can pass the time while waiting for a table to open up.
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian StraussSeptember 27, 2023
    Really great for a spontaneous lunch. Attracted to come in by the larger healthy salads, seduced by the fantastic rigatoni and bucatini.
  • Celine H.heart icon on user image
    Celine HFebruary 4, 2018
    Delicious pizza & pasta, but just a tad overpriced as plates are small in portion. I guess that’s the general scene in Hayes Valley though 🤷🏻‍♀️. Solid spot for people watching if you sit outside.
  • Alex T.
    Alex TsuJuly 8, 2017
    Wonderful pasta at reasonable prices. Get the bucatini
  • Kyle M.heart icon on user image
    Kyle MinorApril 28
    Been here 50+ times
    Pick any sunny table for a perfect Sunday any time of year. Pastas & pizzas, yes, but don’t miss the *excellent* cocktails & antipasti.
  • Stephanyheart icon on user image
    StephanyOctober 4, 2018
    The Monterey bay squid was excellent. The dude I went with had one of the handmade pastas and loved it.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaxwellOctober 14, 2019
    For a perfect lunch, come here on a weekday afternoon. Service was great and the lamb rigatoni 👌
  • BS
    BSJune 17, 2019
    The restaurant vibes is beautiful and the dishes is delicious but try to stay away from chicken cuz it has a smell 🙏🏼
  • Joseph L.heart icon on user image
    Joseph LeDecember 2, 2017
    Pasta is made fresh in-house! Try the bucatini
  • Tim H.heart icon on user image
    Tim HainesSeptember 15, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Phenomenal all around. Bucatini is the star of the show.
  • Carissaheart icon on user image
    CarissaJanuary 27, 2019
    all the pastas are excellent and so is the arancini. they don’t take reservations so i’d recommend an early visit (before 6 pm)
  • Simon W.heart icon on user image
    Simon WillisonJune 24, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Wow this is some really good Italian food. The chicken meatballs were phenomenal.
  • Arthur L.heart icon on user image
    Arthur LeeMay 28, 2017
    fast casual pasta, really fresh and tasty. portions are a bit small
  • Demetriosheart icon on user image
    DemetriosDecember 31, 2017
    Great place and great food. The squid with chickpeas is amazing
  • Demetriosheart icon on user image
    DemetriosDecember 31, 2017
    Great place and food. The squid with chickpeas is amazing!
  • Peggyheart icon on user image
    PeggyJune 20, 2017
    The spaghettini with clams and chili flakes is perfect if you like seafood and a little kick to your pasta!
  • Ben B.heart icon on user image
    Ben BarclayJuly 13, 2017
    We really enjoyed the bucatini and the summer squash pizza. House wine is a Sangiovese.
  • Kyle M.heart icon on user image
    Kyle MinorJuly 2, 2023
    Been here 50+ times
    Their Breakfast Spaghettini is a near perfect brunch meal: bits of bacon, wilted spinach and topped with a fried egg.
  • Eugene K.heart icon on user image
    Eugene KimAugust 12, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Great pasta and cocktails at a very reasonable price. I like sitting at the bar!
  • Linda Y.heart icon on user image
    Linda YangAugust 12, 2017
    Stone fruit salad, pizza 🍕, duck mousse and strawberry mostarda, pasta 🍝 (not clam spaghettini)
  • Rahim H.heart icon on user image
    Rahim HashimFebruary 19, 2018
    Buckwheat rigatoni was delicious. 100% recommend, along with the beat salad appetizer
  • Julia K.heart icon on user image
    Julia Khusainova ✨January 21, 2018
    Absolutely lovely and wonderful food. Loved pizza, very fresh and delicious.
  • The Taste Sheriffheart icon on user image
    The Taste SheriffMay 18, 2018
    Typical SF restaurant. Pretentious (waiters fake Italian accent), average food, 1hr wait, expensive. Overall, below average. Those who claim it’s amazing probably haven’t had an amazing meal before.
  • Fran S.heart icon on user image
    Fran SuFebruary 24, 2019
    Puzzled with the overwhelmingly good reviews. Both pizzas and pastas are average. Fresh pastas are overrated. Rigatoni is slightly better than other ones.
  • Tricia L.heart icon on user image
    Tricia LeeJuly 29, 2017
    Pasta was delicious!
  • Colin L.heart icon on user image
    Colin LeeJune 9, 2017
    New Italian spot with good pizza and pasta. Modern ambiance
  • J T.heart icon on user image
    J TDecember 26, 2017
    Surprisingly well priced for the location and ambience. The pastas are good. Several vegetarian options.
  • Adelia C.heart icon on user image
    Adelia Curtis duarteNovember 18, 2018
    Love the hand made pastas & seasonal menu. Vegetarian friendly.
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    BommyAugust 9, 2017
    Good ambiance but plates are small, thereby negating the "affordability" tagline. Left still hungry.
  • Joan C.heart icon on user image
    Joan CardonaApril 6, 2018
    Really nice italian. Portions are not very big
  • Tim D.heart icon on user image
    Tim DengMay 15, 2022
    classic italian restaurant in hayes, try the duck liver mousse
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LimAugust 15, 2017
    Rigatoni was flavorful. Duck liver appetizer amazing.
  • O L.heart icon on user image
    O LJune 12, 2022
    Very busy / vibrant. Dishes were solid. The focaccia was great.
  • Jerroldheart icon on user image
    JerroldNovember 25, 2017
    Fabu service, Fresh pasta, hip scene, what’s not to like ?
  • Arthur W.
    Arthur WehlAugust 16, 2018
    Been here 25+ times
    All of the food is good but the pizza is outstanding.
    Upvoted 1 day ago
  • Margo W.heart icon on user image
    Margo WernerMay 30, 2017
    Service is still getting in the swing of things but the food is delicious!
  • Maya B.heart icon on user image
    Maya ByrneJanuary 6, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    Love sitting outside under the heat lamps with our pup!
  • Melon L.heart icon on user image
    Melon LAugust 1, 2017
    Delicious hand made pasta.
  • Andrew B.heart icon on user image
    Andrew BranchDecember 7, 2017
    The fried delicata squash appetizer is 👌🏼
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