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.
A restaurant with chic interiors and open kitchen, Piccolino in Manchester is a grand shout for Italian dinners. Settle in with your sweetie or pals as you get stuck into mushroom and vegetable ragu, king prawn linguine and wood-fired pizzas, alongside wine and espresso martinis.
With more than 35 years in the business, multi-award winning Don Giovanni is one of the best Italian restaurants in Manchester city centre. This top-notch date night destination is absolutely fab, thanks to an a la carte menu of fish, meat and pasta dishes.
Another luxe offering from the San Carlo group, this fun (and date-worthy) Italian restaurant 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.
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 peeping hot coffee.
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.
A casual restaurant, PLY is definitely a must-visit if you fancy a heaping pile of pasta or stone-baked pizzas. Enjoy innovative bites of Italian food and wash it all down with a cracking cocktail. We recommend pairing your meal with a glass of red vino.