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Posted on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 4:20 p.m.

Ann Arbor's Mani Osteria listed as one of Metro Detroit best new restaurants

By Jessica Webster

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Adam Baru owns Mani Osteria & Bar at the corner of Fifth and Liberty in downtown Ann Arbor.

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Citing its "spare, urban vibe and shareable dishes," The Detroit Free Press has named Ann Arbor's Mani Osteria as one of Metro Detroit's 10 best new restaurants.

Author Sylvia Rector recommends sharing an appetizer and following up with one of the restaurant's signature wood-fire pizzas, especially the Tartufo or red onion and pistachio pizzas.

Other restaurants honored include Diamond Jim Brady's Bistro Bar in Novi, Silver Spoon in Rochester Hills, and Fountain Bistro in Campus Martius Park in Detroit.

Read the full list on the Detroit Free Press site.

Jessica Webster leads the Food & Grocery section for See if you can spot her in one of the photos of Mani Osteria in the Free Press article linked above. You can also reach her at



Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 11:51 a.m.

I'll definitely need to check this place out. Went by it on Sunday hoping for a afternoon lunch there, but it was closed.

Andrew R. Gorsuch

Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 1:45 a.m.

I'm with Sylvia.............try the tartufo pizza. Congrats to Adam and Chef Brendan McCall for the greatness they've created!