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January 10, 2016

Italian bistro A Mano opens in Fairmount

New concept is the second restaurant from Townsend Wentz

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A Mano, located at 2244 Fairmount Avenue.

Philadelphia has no shortage of delicious Italian restaurants, from the acclaimed Vetri establishments to the tried-and-true Ralph's of South Philly and gems like Zeppoli, Dante & Luigi's and Amis. As far as we can tell, nobody is complaining about the plentiful options.

Diners looking for a taste of something new can now check out Townsend Wentz's second Philadelphia restaurant, A Mano, which opened Friday night in Fairmount, according to Eater Philly.

Wentz, whose Townsend restaurant on East Passyunk Avenue has garnered excellent reviews, tapped protege Michael Millon as executive chef to oversee a seasonal menu featuring the best of Italy from north to south.

The name behind the new concept, which translates as "by hand," is meant to celebrate the manual tradition of Italian cuisine.

Highlights of the winter menu include braised short ribs, chicken milanese and olive oil poached cod – not to mention sides like Tuscan kale and Brussels sprouts.

A Mano is located at 2244 Fairmount Avenue, open Tuesday through Sunday starting at 4:30 p.m.

Check out the full menu here.