survey result

Summary

£38
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “always reliable” flagship branch of this small Manchester chain in “an airy city-centre location” is “busy at times so you may have to book”. Fans say it’s “how PizzaExpress would be in a perfect world” (well, it is run by two folks who used to work for PE, and the interior was designed by Enzo Apicella, who created over 80 PizzaExpress outlets in his lifetime).

Summary

£38
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “always reliable” flagship branch of this small Manchester chain in “an airy city-centre location” is “busy at times so you may have to book”. Fans say it’s “how PizzaExpress would be in a perfect world” (well, it is run by two folks who used to work for PE, and the interior was designed by Enzo Apicella, who created over 80 PizzaExpress outlets in his lifetime).

Summary

£38
    £
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Reliable and good quality” pizzas are the hallmark of this flagship of a small Manchester chain – “think Pizza Express ++”, especially as the distinct modern interiors are by Enzo Apicella, the veteran Pizza Express design guru.

Summary

£37
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Born in 2000, near Albert Square, the “unfailing” original HQ of this chain (which has a handful of outposts ’up north and outlets in Odeon cinemas) features a stylish, modern setting by Pizza Express interiors guru Enzo Apicella. On the menu: “enjoyable” Italian food, and in particular “pizza that’s better than other places in central Manchester”.

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Restaurant details

Yes
Entertainments,Highchair,Menu
No dress code
140

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£5.60 £10.40 £4.00 £5.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.45
Filter Coffee £2.25
Extras  
Service 12.50%
1-3 Clarence St, Manchester, M2 4DE
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑8 pm
Thursday12 pm‑8 pm
Friday12 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑7 pm

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