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“The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants; Not only does this restaurant draw lines each night but its menu of approachable — and reasonably priced — Italian cuisine has hit its stride. Chef Freedom Rains’ signature Tuscan fried chicken is an easy choice, as are any of the often changing pastas and pizzas”
EATER SF
Jul 18, 2019

“Hayes Valley: A haven for foodies, shoppers + bon vivants; Indulge all your pasta cravings at A Mano on Hayes Street.”
7X7
Jul 2, 2019

“2018’s Hottest New Restaurant Openings Across the Globe; Widely praised as one of San Francisco’s best new restaurants of 2017, a Mano is crushing the handmade pasta scene. The space is gorgeous, sun-filled and easy to hang around for a few hours while sipping delicious wines…”
VENUEREPORT
May 1, 2019

“32 Great Places to Eat and Drink in San Francisco; a Mano boasts lovely al fresco dining, with tables and benches artfully tucked into the zig-zagging glass walls of the new building the restaurant occupies.”
EATER SF
Apr 26, 2019

“The 45 best San Francisco restaurants to eat at right now; The appropriately named a Mano (“by hand” in Italian) takes has a thoughtful, ground-up perspective on food. Influenced by seasonal, California flavors the restaurant’s Italian food remains nonetheless approachable—both in flavor and cost.”
TIME OUT SAN FRANCISCO
Apr 24, 2019

“The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants, Spring 2019; Not only does this Hayes Valley restaurant draw lines each night (sorry, no reservations here) but its menu of approachable — and reasonably priced — Italian cuisine has hit its stride. “
EATER SF
Apr 9, 2019

“Where to Eat and Drink in Hayes Valley; Instantly-trendy a Mano is the spot for affordably priced but carefully prepared pasta and pizza. And with no reservations, diners might do best to put their names in and stroll down Hayes Street or enjoy a glass of Italian wine at the bar.”
EATER SF
Apr 8, 2019

“The 20 Best Pizza Places In San Francisco; With no reservations and reasonably priced pasta and pizza combined with a full bar, all in SF’s trendiest neighborhood, it stands to reason that a Mano is popular. The pizzas from chef Freedom Rains have been excellent from the get-go. “
SFIST
Mar 9, 2019

“15 of SF’s Best Pasta Destinations; Hayes Valley’s pasta hotspot has a long list of ever-changing pastas… Shore up that carb-feast with excellent small plates like duck liver mousse, or a margherita pizza (and definitely an Aperol spritz), and watch the foot traffic go by.”
EATER SF
Jan 25, 2019

“Meet the San Francisco man who supplies pasta machines to restaurants; at San Francisco’s A Mano, which means “by hand” in Italian, Chef Freedom Rains has three different pasta makers and makes all pasta in house.”
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Nov 2, 2018

“REVIEW: A Mano; There are plenty of other things about a Mano to draw people in. It’s in Hayes Valley…, being surrounded by attractive people, and gawking at designer pets… the pretty space… and everything on their menu is under $20.”
THE INFATUATION
Jul 24, 2018

“The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants, Summer 2018; Chef Freedom Rains’ signature Tuscan fried chicken is an easy choice, as are any of the often changing pastas and pizzas; Top it off with an Aperol spritz at a sidewalk table and watch the hustle and bustle of Hayes Valley go by.”
EATER SF
Jul 10, 2018

“Thursdays at the Ferry Building Are for Tacolicious, All Summer; A Mano’s Freedom Rains has a World Cup-sounding “Italy meets Mexico” taco lined up for July 7.”
SF WEEKLY
Jun 28, 2018

“SF Eats: Through August 9 at Tacolicious’ Ferry Plaza farmer’s market stand, guest pop-up chefs will prepare specialty tacos to raise funds for the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA). On Thursday July 7 Chef Freedom Rains of a Mano presents ‘Italy meets Mexico.’ “
HOODLINE
Jun 19, 2018

“Michael Bauer’s best Top 100 Restaurants with outdoor dining in SF; Hayes Valley has become one of the city’s best boutique shopping areas, and this Italian restaurant where pizza and pasta star features a row of tables on the sidewalk.”
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Jun 19, 2018

“Tacolicious’ Guest Chef Series at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is one of the most delightful ways to taste tacos made by some of the Bay Area’s most famous and hottest chefs, including Freedom Rains of A Mano.”
THE MERCURY NEWS
Jun 18, 2018

“Where To Eat In Hayes Valley; We’d recommend focusing on the pastas, salads, and small plates (arancini specifically.) Do not skip the cocktails.”
THE INFATUATION
Jun 5, 2018

“Best Fried Chicken Dishes in SF; a Mano’s fried chicken is juicy, crispy, and crunchy, and served with a side of black kale. “
EATER SF
Apr 28, 2018