Redondo Beach welcomed a new fast casual Italian eatery this spring. In February, Fatto a Manno The Pasta Shop’s owners took over the shuttered Pie Pie Pie and introduced a small but mighty made-to-order handmade pasta shop with Roman-style pizzas on March 21.
Fatto a Mano is a compact 650 square foot location with 14 seats, kitchen, and deli. Pastas, which start at a very reasonable $9 a plate, begin with the choice of carbonara, bolognese, marinara, zucchini and prawns, cacio e pepe, or pesto. Next select one of seven house-extruded pastas, including pappardelle, spaghetti, or linguini. There’s also pre-made eggplant parmigiana, or lasagna bolognese, and a non-traditional gluten-free and vegan gnocchi. And of course customers can take any pasta to prepare at home.
As for the Roman-style pizza, which is matured for 72 hours in a set temperature, is available by the slice or a full sheet. Among the numerous options are a traditional margherita, a cacio e pepe, or the gustosa pizza with potatoes, rosemary, fontina, and pecorino.
This is Milan-born Pacelli’s first restaurant, after spending 22 years working in luxury hotels throughout the world. Pacelli most recently worked at Terranea Resort as associate director of food and beverage before making the leap to build Fatto a Mano, which translates to “made by hand.” At the moment, however, most of the pastas themselves are finished on an Italian-made extruder.
Redondo Beach is an established anchor for respectable Italian eateries like Bettolino Kitchen and the old-school Mama D’s. Fatto’s closest Roman-style pizza competition is just up the way in El Segundo at Il Romanista. Hours are weekdays from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and until 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Fatto a Mano. 610 Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA