Not just a country famed for their food, Italy also knocks out some stellar bottles of wine. Find them at intimate Veeno, tucked away near Albert Square, which hosts tastings alongside a menu of small plates that are perfect for a romantic date night in Manchester.
Italian Restaurants In Manchester
Bringing a taste of nonna's kitchen, Manchester's Italian restaurants are a homely and comforting bunch. Packed with fresh pasta dishes, doughy pizzas and tasty traditional small plates, these spots worship at the carb altar. Whether it's a special occasion or you're just in need of some proper stodge, check out guide to Italian dining in the city.
Inspired by South Italian heritage, Sugo Pasta Kitchen is all about home comfort alongside communal dining. Convivial atmosphere comes as part of standard, accompanied by fresh dishes such as a winning house sugo - orecchiette with flaky beef shin and pork shoulder.
From the beautiful food through to the incredible venue, Rosso is a feast for all the senses, located on King Street. Perfect for anniversaries, this spot serves up traditional Italian dining, starting with pasta and ending with fresh seafood dishes and biting coffee.
With more than 30 years in the business, Don Giovannis knows a thing or two about Italian dining in Manchester. As the longest-running independent Italian, the space has been keeping the city happy for decades thanks to tasty mix of steaks, fish and risotto dishes.
Another luxe offering from the San Carlo group, this fun (and date-worthy) Italian restaurant in Manchester follows the signature style of sister sites. Head to Fumo to find sunny splashes of yellow from the banquette seating through to an eye-catching wall feature.
Rudy's, located on Peter Street, is doing things the traditional way when it comes to pizza. Using Neapolitan techniques to create their doughy bases, the restaurant keeps things simple, with choices that include margheritas, marinaras, and a spicy calabrese.
Located on the second floor of Selfridges, San Carlo Bottega brings Milanese vibes to Manchester with its modern and stylish bar and restaurant. Make it a liquid lunch with their list of proseccos and spritzes - best mopped with a couple of 'cicchetti'; small plates to you and me.