A Mano Italian Restaurant
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A Mano features house-cured salumi, hand-crafted pastas, and long-simmered dishes in a warm and welcoming trattoria. Ingredients are carefully sourced from local, sustainable, and artisanal purveyors. With the best ingredients, critically acclaimed Chef Adolfo Garcia and Chef partner Joshua Smith are dedicated to artisanal culinary technique.
Type of Meals Served:
A Mano means by hand. The menu is filled with dishes that live up to its name.
Centuries-old curing methods like for the Guanciale (with pork sourced from MS farmer Justin Pitts) shows up in the Buccatini allAmatriciana, for example. Experience the art of Italian dining through a multi-course authentic meal. Or, savor the pleasures of the Italian table by sampling the array of salumi and nearly dozen tempting antipasti selections for a lighter supper. Modestly priced dishes at $18 and under encourage sharing and enjoyment of many exciting flavors.
While salumi is typically featured within antipasti lists, heres its given extra attention. A Manos Salumi aging room is visible to diners, and is stocked with house-made sausages and cured meats. Try several small plates, or the sampler plate Affetati Misiti, a dream for any charcuterie lover. Antipasti options range from Supli ai Telefono (Rice croquettes
stuffed with caciocavalla cheese), or the Insalata di Mare (Salad of octopus, shrimp, squid,
celery and potatoes).
Rich, long-simmered flavors are abundantly present in the Coniglio della Casa (Slow-cooked rabbit with oil-cured olives, roasted garlic & thyme). Exquisitely fresh Gulf seafood preparations are available nightly. Pre-dessert options include Italian cheeses, some served with local honey. Traditional Italian desserts include Chocolate and Pistachio Semifreddo, and Cassata Siciliana.
A Mano also features an accessible Italian wine list. Fresh local ingredients are the basis for many cocktails, house-made infusions, and for delightful after dinner digestifs all selected and served to enhance this new approach to Italian dining in New Orleans.
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