Manchester Italian Restaurants


Italian Restaurants in Greater Manchester

Manchester Italian Ristorantes, Trattorias
& Pizzerias

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Italian restaurants and domestic Italian
cuisine are celebrated worldwide for their rich diversity, with food
invariably prepared from fresh ingredients. They are an integral part
of Italian heritage and one of that country’s main cultural exports.
Italian restaurants are nowadays found in virtually every international
city and Manchester is no exception. Italians began to arrive here
in large numbers in the 19th century, settling predominantly in the
Ancoats district. From the area known as “Little Italy”
they spread out to set up restaurants serving classic Italian dishes,
wines and cuisine, so that today there are over 100 Italian restaurants,
trattorias and pizzerias in Greater Manchester and the North-west

Alphabetical listing:

  • Albert’s Shed
    20 Castle Street, off Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LZ. Tel: 0161-839 9818.

  • Apertivo
    18 Fountain Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161-832 6176.

  • Azurro
    252 Burton Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2LW. Tel: 0161-448 0099.

  • Bella Italia
    92-96 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2QG. Tel: 0161-832 4332.
    — and at:
    13 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 1LY. Tel: 0161-236 2342.

  • Bella Pasta
    92-96 Deansgate, Manchester 3. Tel: 0161-832 4332.
    A busy Italian Restaurant in a prime location in the classy shopping
    district. Open from 10.00am every day and for lunchtimes and evenings.
    Wide range of pasta dishes and excellent pizzas.

  • Bella Roma
    42 Portland Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161-236 6631.

  • Café Paradiso
    Alias Rossetti Hotel, 107 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2DB.
    Tel: 0161-247 7744. Website:
    High class British cuisine. Its chef was voted Manchester Food & Drink
    Festival Chef of the Year 2005. Vegetarian and children’s meals available.
    Full disabled access.

  • Caffe Uno
    2-10 Albert Square, Manchester M2 6LW. Tel: 0161-834 7633.
    — and at:
    651 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6RA. Tel: 0161-448 0888.
  • Carluccio’s (Manchester)

    The Great Hall, Trafford Centre, Manchester M17 8AA. Tel: 0161-747 4973.

  • Cocotoo’s
    57 Whitworth St West, Manchester M1. Tel: 0161-237 5458.
    Interesting conversion of an old railway arch, tastefully decorated
    with Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel paintings over the bar. Popular with
    pre-club-goers, and a very trendy place to be seen in. Vegetarian dishes.
    Speedy service. Wheelchair access.

  • Croma
    Clarence Street, off Albert Square, Manchester M2. Tel: 0161-237 9799.
    Website: Large range of pizza varieties available and
    specialist beers.

  • Da Vinci
    9 School Road, Sale M33 7XY. Tel: 0161-962 1490.

  • Delfino’s
    5-7 Church Road, Eccles, Salford. Tel: 0161-789 4489.

  • Don Antonio’s Restaurant

    52 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4QU. Tel: 0161-236 0258.

  • Don Giovanni
    11 Oxford Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161-228 2482.
  • Fallen Angels
    Manchester Road, Castleton, Rochdale. Tel: 01706-861861
    A recreation of an Italian Renaissance chapel, with altar piece and
    “relics”. An incredibly original setting for very good Italian dining.

  • Felicini
    749 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20. Tel: 0161-445 2055. Website:
    Authentic Tuscan dishes with a distinctive Mediterranean flavour. Small
    portions available for children. Vegetarian options.

  • Felix
    Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester M20. Tel: 0161-445 1921.
    A recent menu conversion from traditional British to Italian cuisine.
    No pizzas here, but many exotic risottos and eight pasta dishes.

  • F S Restaurant Pizzeria

    5 St Peters Square, Manchester M2 3DE. Tel: 0161-236 3474.

  • Gio Ristorante
    Peter House, Lower Moseley Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161-228 2030.

  • Giorgio Ristorante Pizzeria

    131 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4PY. Tel: 0161-236 5544.

  • Gusto Restaurant & Bar
    756 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester 20. Tel: 0161-445 8209.
    Big and stylish local Italian restaurant brand, which also has branches
    in Heswall & Edinburgh. Coming soon to Newcastle & Alderley Edge. Gusto
    offers its guests the glamour of 1950s New York Italian restaurants
    in a contemporary setting, with traditional and modern Italian dishes.
    Well presented and reasonable prices. Parties and children’s birthdays
    catered for.

  • Il Sogno Italia

    Il Sogno Italia, Heaton Park
    Near Heaton Park MetroLink Station, Prestwich, Manchester M25. Tel:
    0161-773 6005.

  • Isis
    Bolton Road, Swinton, Salford, M27 8UX. Tel: 0161-281 2222. Website:
    Fine Italian cuisine served in comfortable surroundings. Open every
    evening. Business lunches from Tuesday to Friday. Sunday Lunches served.
    Party menus available.

  • The Italian

    36 John Dalton Street, Manchester M2 6BN. Tel: 0161-835 1707.

  • La Differenza Ristorante
    10 Northenden Road, Sale, Trafford. Tel: 0161-283 1328.
    Open Tuesday to Sunday – closed Mondays.
    A la carte menus and inexpensive lunchtime specials. Fresh home made
    pastas and pizzas and a good wine list.

  • La Tama
    23 Church Street, Ainsworth, Bolton. Tel: 01204-384020.
    A new and moderately priced Italian restaurant located midway between
    Bury and Bolton, offering a range of Italian dishes with imaginative
    cooking and presentation.

  • Leonis Latin Cellar
    Bow Lane, off Cross Street), Manchester M2 4FW. Tel: 0161-835 1254.
    Closed on Sundays. Basement taverna, just off Albert Square, of long
    standing and well known to Italian food aficionados. Old décor
    but well worth visiting for the exceptionally good and authentic Italian
    cooking at reasonable prices. Daily blackboard specials

  • Olive Press, The
    4 Lloyd Street, Manchester city centre. Tel: 0161-832 9090. Website:
    Part of the Heathcotes restaurant chain offering superior Italian cuisine.
    Live jazz on Wednesday and every last Sunday of the month from around

  • Palmiro
    197 Upper Chorlton Road, Whalley Range, Manchester M16. Tel: 0161-860
    Website: Email:
    Family run Italian restaurant with excellent value authentic dishes.
    Frequent menu changes and speciality dishes. Vegetarian options. Children’s
    meals by prior arrangement.

  • Paparazzi
    12 Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2. Tel: 0161-236 7336.
    Located in Mosley Street’s newest hotel, this expensive restaurant has
    an also expensive atmosphere, with high quality décor of a distinctly
    medieval style. Extensive wine list. Good quality food which you should
    expect at the prices.

  • Pepe’s Pizzeria
    264 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M25. Tel: 0161-766 2557.
    A very small Italian pizzeria, with dining facilities and takeaway foods.
    Excellent lasagnes and cannelloni. Licensed, and a wide range of delectable

  • Piccolino
    8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW. Tel: 0161-835 9860.

  • Pizza Express
    6-8 South King Street, Manchester M2. Tel: 0161-834 0145.
    One of the first of this now nationwide chain of restaurants and probably
    still the best. Other branches in Didsbury and one in the Triangle in

  • Pizzeria Italia
    40-42 Deansgate, Manchester M3 1RH. Tel: 0161-834 1541 .

  • Primavera
    48 Beech Road, Chorlton, Manchester 21. Tel: 0161-862 9934.
    An Italian and French menu in a sought-after trendy little restaurant.
    Regularly changing menu of high quality food, with a range of excellent
    value wines. Good Food Guide listed.

  • Ramsons
    18 Market Place, Ramsbottom, Bury. Tel: 01706 835 070. Website:

  • Ristorante Don Antonio
    52 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4QU. Tel: 0161-23 60258.

  • San Carlo
    40 King Street West, Manchester M13 2WY. Tel: 0161-834 6226.
    Website: Email:
    Pizza, pasta, cocktails and light bar menu available at this award winning
    Italian restaurant. A range of classic pizzas on offer. Comfortable
    sofa seating and a very cool relaxed atmosphere.

  • Saporito Restaurant
    7 Scholes Lane, Prestwich, Manchester M25 0PD. Tel: 0161-773 0700.

  • Sasso
    Beech Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21. Tel: 0161-862 9934.
    Closed Mondays. relatively new restaurant with good and innovative dishes
    on offer. Children’s smaller portions and vegetarian dishes available.

  • Sienna
    Lower Floor, Selfridges, Trafford Centre, M17. Tel: 0161-629 1109.
    By definition, a new restaurant in a small premises next to Selfridges
    in the enormous Trafford Centre.
    See also: Trafford Centre.

  • Stock
    4 Norfolk Street, Manchester M2 1DW. Tel: 0161-839 6644.
    Located in the former Stock Exchange, Stock founded by executive chef
    Enzo Mauro with his distinctive style of Italian cuisine, characterised
    byonly the finest and freshest ingredients. The menu at Stock is “…complemented
    by an abundance of market fresh specials and vegetarian delights, ensuring
    that all tastes are well catered for”.

  • The Italian Job
    35, Station Road, Urmston, Trafford, Manchester. Tel: 0161-748 1667.
    Good local reputation for its excellently authentic cuisine, and worth
    a drive out for the experience. Fine food with a minimum of frills and
    at a bargain price. Parties catered for. Open Mon-Fri from 12noon-2.00pm,
    6.00pm-10.30pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 5.30pm-10.30pm.

  • Tiggis
    The Orient, The Trafford Centre, M17 8EQ. Tel: 0161-747 6777.

  • Villagio
    44 Canal Street , Manchester M1 3WD. Tel: 0161-244 5222.
    Villaggio opened in June 2005 on Canal Street, in the heart of Manchester’s
    Gay Village. Spread over two floors, it has a contemporary feel with
    exposed brickwork, polished wooden floors and stylish lighting. Villaggio
    offers a modern Italian menu with all food prepared fresh in-house.
    It’s good value for money and a gay-friendly environment. See also:
    Gay Village

  • ZenZero
    55 Backbridge Street, Manchester M3 2PB. Tel: 0161-831 7277.

  • Zizzi
    42 King Street West, off Deansgate, Manchester M3 2WY. Tel: 0161-839

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Note: Entry in this listing does not
in any way constitute a recommendation from the authors – while every
effort is made to keep information contained herein as accurate and
up-to-date as possible, we cannot guarantee that this information
will not change over time – therefore, potential visitors must draw
their own conclusions and make personal judgements as to value and

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