Located in the heart of Hayes Valley.

a Mano means “by hand” in Italian and refers to the way in which the kitchen and the bar approach the creation of each and every dish and cocktail. At the most basic level, A Mano is an Italian restaurant with an emphasis on pasta. Pasta–an inherently straightforward and inexpensive dish (the ingredients are simply flour and water!)–can, and should be, enjoyed at any time, for any occasion. Our menu consists of Italian specialties influenced by California cuisine and flavors that change with the seasons—and often daily, depending on what’s fresh and available to our chef. The star of the menu is house-made pasta (we make, cut and cook our pasta by hand every day)—copious meat, vegetarian and seafood pasta that you will crave. What’s more, filling up on our pasta will be light on the wallet. Dinner at a Mano is always satisfying and easily accessible on any day of the week. Antipasti, fresh salads, two pizzas (a margherita and a seasonally changing pizza), along with one daily dinner special round out a menu of well-executed Italian eats.


In an effort to serve as a neighborhood restaurant, a Mano does not currently take reservations for parties of 5 or fewer. For parties of 6 to 9, please click here.

When making a reservation or leaving your name on our waiting list, please let us know of any special accommodations you may have (high chairs, wheelchair access, special occasion or celebration, etc.)

If you are looking to reserve for a group of 10 or more, email us at info@amanosf.com

We currently do not take reservations. If you have interest in full restaurant buy-outs, please email info@amanosf.com.

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