When it comes to Italian restaurants in Manchester, you can’t go wrong. Find out more about Italian options in the city here.
From gastropubs and vegan cafés to microbreweries and gourmet restaurants, you’ll find everything from big chains to indie venues offering top Italian fare for great value prices. These include:
Manchester is ahead of the curve with everything from music to fashion and food, so there’s no surprise that the Italian restaurant scene here is booming in Manchester, too. For more inspiration, check out this guide to just a few of the top Italian restaurants in Manchester.
You can’t go wrong with a traditional Italian dish. The different regions of Italy each have their own specialities, many of them based around traditional ingredients of meat, fish, tomatoes and pecorino cheese. But there are some things you’ll find on any Italian menu such as classic Neapolitan pizza, with a thick, airy crust, or its Roman-style cousin with a thin, crispy base.
Among the heartier options are pasta classics like lasagne or spaghetti carbonara – the latter is a traditional Roman dish made with fresh eggs, cheese and meat such as bacon or pancetta. Or if you want something a little different, there’s gnocchi – soft dumplings made with potato – or caponata, a Sicilian dish made with aubergines.
You might associate Italian food with meat and cheese-filled dishes like lasagne and pizza, but many Italian restaurants in Manchester now provide lots of tasty options for vegans. Across the city centre, Ancoats and the Northern Quarter, here are some of the Italian restaurants in Manchester serving vegan food:
Manchester is bursting with culinary delights, so you’ll never be short of somewhere to chow down on something tasty.
Take a look at our full list of Manchester restaurants to see a full list of what’s on offer.
Chain restaurants are generally looked down upon by the food writing community, but I really like Zizzi. Glasgow has three Zizzi restaurants competing against the independent restaurants that are thriving in the city.
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For a long time, your options for Italian food in London fell along two main lines. Firstly there was your friendly local high-street Italian, called something like Mamma Mia or Don Luigi’s where you could get a plate of pasta penne or lasagne, a thin crust pizza or even a commodity steak if you were (un)lucky, and eat it by the light of a candle s