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Italian restaurants in Manchester - Rosso
Italian Restaurants in Manchester
In the late 1800's, thousand of Italians made new homes amongst the mills and factories in the run down area of Manchester city centre called Ancoats, or 'Little Italy' as it became affectionately known.
Whilst the inhabitants became the pioneers of the modern day British ice cream industry they also introduced generations of Mancunian Italians to the city.
Today there are over 120 Italian restaurants and pizzerias in Manchester and the surrounding area.
Successful Italian Restaurant chains like San Carlo, Piccolino, Gusto, Croma, Felicini, Pesto, The Olive Press, and Est, Est, Est all started in the area, whilst there's hundreds of excellent independent Italian ristorantes in Manchester too.
Whether you're looking for fine dining Italian cuisine or a cheap pizzeria, fresh made pasta or gluten and wheat free doughs, there are Italian restaurants in Manchester to suit everybody's requirements.
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Puccini Swinton
Puccinis Swinton
Puccini Ristorante Swinton
~ 4.5 miles (12 mins drive) to Manchester ~
~ 4 mins walk to Swinton train station (14 mins journey from Manchester Victoria) ~
A traditional family-ran pizzeria and restaurant in Swinton, widely recognised as the best Italian in Manchester and very popular with celebrities despite its unfashionable location. Photographs on the wall show many repeat visits from the entire Manchester United, Manchester City and England football squads amongst others, whilst some dishes are named after the restaurant's famous frequent visitors.

Rosso Manchester
Rosso Manchester
Rosso Restaurant Manchester
Rio Ferdinand's plush Italian restaurant and celebrity haunt stands proudly at the top of Manchester's prestigious King Street in a stunning 116-year-old Grade II listed building. The reasonably priced a la carte menu has a wide selection of favourite dishes including pizzas, pastas, steaks and freshly prepared fish dishes, including some named after the Manchester United star himself.

Don Giovannis Manchester
Don Giovanni Restaurant Manchester
Very popular, modern Italian restaurant on Oxford Street, close to the Bridgewater Hall, Palace Theatre and Opera House. A varied menu offers a range of Italian delicacies from Funghi Ripieni to Osso Bucco and high quality steaks, fresh pastas and quality pizzas. A beautiful private function room is also free to hire and can accommodate upto 50 guests.

Albert's Shed Manchester
Albert's Shed Castlefield Manchester
Situated in the most scenic location in Manchester city centre, a stunning position on the banks of the Bridgewater Canal in the heart of Castlefield, an urban heritage park and conservation area with one of the best alfresco dining spaces anywhere in the city, this popular restaurant offers an unashamedly British menu with some hints of Italian and favourites from around the globe.

Stresa Salford Quays
Stresa Salford Quays
~ 2 miles (10 mins drive) to Manchester ~
~ 2 mins walk to Anchorage tram stop (9 mins journey from Manchester Deansgate) ~
Italian restaurant inside the Ramada Salford Quays hotel, just a short walk to Old Trafford, The Lowry Theatre and Media City. Very popular on Manchester United match days.

Dough Northern Quarter Manchester
Dough Manchester
Wonderful family-friendly pizzeria in the Northern Quarter, offering great value for money fresh pizzas, made and proved on site using a special recipe which includes traditional, whole-wheat, gluten-free and dairy-free dough bases. As well as pizza, there's also a range of pasta dishes, lighter salads and speciality dough sticks.

Gusto Didsbury
Gusto Didsbury
Gusto Didsbury
~ 5.5 miles (18 mins drive) to Manchester ~
~ 16 mins walk to East Didsbury station (14 mins journey from Manchester Piccadilly) ~
Situated on the main thoroughfare in the trendy area of Didsbury Village, this bustling restaurant from Knutsford's Living Ventures group is inspired by the elegant charm of a classic Italian ristorante with a contemporary buzz, a modern, stylish interior and al fresco seating.

Olive Manchester
Olive Manchester

This fantastic family-friendly Italian pizza restaurant located off Deansgate and just around the corner from the Town Hall and Manchester Opera House was previously known as The Olive Press. A popular restaurant from Knutsford's Living Ventures group - the same people behind Gusto, Grill On The Alley, The Alchemist, Oast House and Australasia - it boasts a char grill and brick fired oven which helps produce the finest pastas, risottos, stone baked pizzas, seafood and meat dishes.


Red Hot World Buffet Manchester
Red Hot World Buffet Manchester
Red Hot World Buffet Manchester
The biggest all-you-can-eat world buffet in Europe, which serves up to a whopping 700 guests at any one time. Located on Deansgate near the Manchester Arena and the shops, this plush family-friendly restaurant opened in May 2011 and quickly became the busiest restaurant in Manchester, offering over 300 freshly made dishes from around the world that include Italian pizzas and pasta, Mediterranean, Thai, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Cajun, Tex Mex, English, speciality desserts and more.

Croma Manchester
Croma Manchester
This very popular family-friendly pizzeria just off Albert Square, which has remained the city's benchmark for quality great value pizzas since opening back in 2000, is a proud independent local restaurant. From this city centre side street base, Croma has now grown into a popular national chain.

Jamies Italian Manchester
Jamies Italian Manchester
Jamies Italian Manchester
One of the newest in the collection of Jamie Oliver's hugely successful high street Italian restaurants, opened in the former Midland Bank building on King Street in February 2012. Many original features of the 1930's Grade II listed building have been retained, including marble clad columns, intricate mahogany wall panellings and a number of historic art deco whilst the private dining room is housed within the original bank vault. Fresh pasta is made daily on the premises and the seasonally changing menu offers rustic, simple dishes inspired by what you'd find ordinary people eating over in Italy.

San Giovanni Urmston
San Giovanni Urmston
~ 5 miles (15 mins drive) to Manchester ~
~ 8 mins walk to Urmston train station (18 mins journey from Manchester Victoria) ~
Located on the Nags Head roundabout, this locally popular traditional Italian restaurant in Davyhulme is only a short walk from Urmston station and just five minutes drive from The Trafford Centre. Acclaimed for its friendly service and great food, they specialise in pizza, pasta, meat, fish and rice dishes. It's also a popular destination for celebrations with an 80 capacity private function room upstairs

Avalanche Manchester
Avalanche Manchester
Avalanche Manchester
This light, bright and luxurious Italian trattoria just off Albert Square specialises in fish and seafood courses. Classic Italian dishes are given a modern twist with influences from across the Mediterranean and from modern British cuisine. Two private dining VIP rooms and a downstairs bar and club offer added exclusivity whilst being close to the theatres makes it ideal for pre-theatre dining.

Gusto Cheadle
Gusto Cheadle
Gusto Cheadle
~ 10 miles (27 mins drive) to Manchester ~
~ 3 mins walk to Cheadle Hulme station (20 mins journey from Manchester Piccadilly) ~
This imposing glass fronted restaurant on Station Road in Cheadle Hulme allows diners to watch the world go by whilst sat in the modern, stylish interior, which mixes the elegant charm of a classic Italian ristorante with a contemporary buzz. Part of the Knutsford's Living Ventures group, this is one of the region's most popular chains


Other Italian Restaurants in Manchester...
2 meals for the price of 1 in Manchester
San Giovanni Restaurant Manchester
Gusto Didsbury
Stresa Restaurant Salford Quays
Dough Manchester
Albert's Shed Manchester
Italian San Carlo
Italian Carluccio's Caffe - Trafford Centre
Italian Mambo Italiano - Irlam
Italian Don Marco
Italian Piccolino - Manchester
Italian Pizza Express - South King Street
Italian Pizza Express - Exchange Square
Italian Gio Ristorante
Italian Davardi's Pizza Bar - Walkden
Italian Giorgio Ristorante
Italian Villaggio
American Pizza Hut - Trafford Centre
Italian Pizza Express - Peter Street
Italian Bella Italia - Deansgate
American Frankie & Benny's
Italian Est - Trafford Centre
Italian Grinch Bar & Grill
Italian Stock
American Pizza Hut - Oxford Street
Italian Milan - Worsley
American Frankie & Benny's - Trafford Centre
American Pizza Hut - White City
Italian Ciao Bella
Italian San Carlo Bottega
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Italian San Carlo Cicchetti
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Italian Veeno
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American Pizza Hut - Corporation Street
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American Pizza Hut - Deansgate
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Italian Prezzo ~ Printworks
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Italian Salvi's Cucina
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Italian Salvi's Mozzarella Bar
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Italian Pizzeria Italia
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American Pizza Hut - Fountain Street
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Italian Pizza Express - Piccadilly Gardens
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Italian Bella Italia - Piccadilly
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Italian Zizzi - Piccadilly Gardens
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Italian Per Tutti
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Italian Carluccio's ~ Spinningfields
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Italian Zizzi - Spinningfields
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American Frankie and Benny's ~ Salford Quays
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Italian Bella Italia ~ Salford Quays
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Italian Pizza Express ~ Salford Quays
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Italian Prezzo ~ Media City
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Italian Pesto - Trafford Centre
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Italian Lavazza Espression ~ Trafford Centre
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Italian Pizza Express - Trafford Centre
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Italian Cibo - Didsbury no reviews
American Pizza Hut - Didsbury
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Italian Pizza Express - Didsbury no reviews
Italian Piccolino - Didsbury no reviews
Italian Quattro Restaurant no reviews
Italian Azzurro Ristorante no reviews
Italian Destino's no reviews
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