Italian Restaurants in Manchester
1. San Carlo Italian restaurant in Manchester 40 King Street West - M3
“The glitterati come out at night” to this “vibrant”, “see-and-be-seen” Italian in the city-centre – by day more of a “bustling” venue for working or shopping lunches. The “quality” cooking “can be very good if you pick the right dish”, and staff – when they’re not looking after the celebs – can “display some excellent old-school skills (eg perfectly filleting a sole at the tableside)”.
2. Rosso Italian restaurant in Manchester 43 Spring Gardens - M2
It can seem “overpriced”, but most feedback remains all-round complimentary about Rio Ferdinand’s stylish Italian restaurant and cocktails bar in a “wonderful”, swishly decked-out grade II listed building.
3. San Carlo Cicchetti Italian restaurant in Manchester 42 King Street West - M3
Limited reports this year on this busy and breezy city-centre branch of the glossy Italian chain, and its Venetian cicchetti formula – such feedback as there was however rated it well across the board.
4. Piccolino Italian restaurant in Manchester 8 Clarence St - M2
2016 Review: A “stylish”, “light and airy” Italian brasserie, close to the Town Hall, which offers “consistently good food and drink”; it still “manages to be individual” despite being part of a chain.
5. Pasta Factory Italian restaurant in Manchester 77 Shudehill - M4
Founded by friends from Turin, this two-year-old pasta shop and restaurant is just a stone’s throw from Ancoats, FKA Manchester’s Little Italy. The main event is homemade and “excellent”, and there are “top Italian beers” and wines to go with it…“what’s not to like”?
6. Vapiano Italian restaurant in Manchester Unit 13 The Corn Exchange, Market Sq - M4
2017 Review: “Love the concept but it can be a scrum at the counters!” This global Italian fast-food franchise, (founded in Hamburg, with UK branches in Soho, Southwark and Fitzrovia) offers a food court format with salads, pizza or pasta prepared in front of you. It can be a bit of a bun-fight, but it’s cheap, and “the food quality is generally good”.
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