Mani Osteria is an upscale, pizza-centric Italian restaurant located at Division and Liberty. It's won recognition for its food, including the best pizza in Michigan in an MLive search. The owner, Adam Baru, also owns the Mexican restaurant next door, Isalita, as well as a French restaurant on Plymouth Road, Mikette.
Adam Baru will open Mani Osteria & Bar at 341 E. Liberty this spring, after extensive renovations. The restaurant will mirror the East Coast trend toward small pizzerias, but with a twist: It will have two wood-fired pizza ovens creating the centerpiece product.