a mano is the newest classic Italian restaurant in Power Plant Mall. It’s Amado Fores’ first foray into the family business, so to speak, of setting up Italian restaurants that change Metro Manila’s dining landscape. 

Yup, Amado is of the Fores clan. His mom, Margarita Fores, gave us Cibo and Grace Park, while the rest of the family manages some Rockwellist favorites like CDP Global Table, Mamou, and Made Nice.

a mano promises a fresh and faithful take on classic Italian fare. To live up to that promise, they use only fresh and artisanal dry pasta to make every dish as close to traditional as possible. After all, a mano means “by hand” in Italian.

One of the things that standout from the open kitchen is a red brick Valoriani oven where their traditional, Napoli-style pizzas are fired up.

 
 
 
 
 
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Fores and his hardworking team picked up some fresh pasta making tips from Casa Artusi’s very own Chef Carla Brigliadori, who flew in from Italy a few weeks before a mano opened its doors to the public in September this year.

 
 
 
 
 
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a mano is located at R1 Level (Stall 144), Power Plant Mall. They are open from from 11:30am to 3:00pm for lunch and 6:00pm to 10:00pm for dinner. For reservations please call: 09175526266