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Rosso Restaurant, Manchester,

Rosso Restaurant

4.4
4.4
4260 Reviews
£41 and over
Italian

Rosso Restaurant and Bar. Opened in 2009, a thoroughly independent, chic Manchester destination you simply will not find anywhere else.

Book and join us in our Grade II listed room and enjoy an unparalleled and thoroughly unique experience.

Both a bar and a restaurant, Rosso is opulent, elegant, exclusive yet welcoming, warm and personable. Offering wide-ranging and diverse menus comprised of traditional Italian favourites, pizzas, pastas, fresh, daily delivered fish and meats to contemporary Itallian cuisine, Rosso has something for everyone.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0161 832 1400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Manchester

  • Parking details

    On street parking at the front of the restaurant is free after 8pm. Alternatively there is an NCP car park located on New York Street, a 5 minute walk from us.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Two courses for £20. Reservation times available Monday - Thursday between 12 - 6pm and Friday - Saturday between 12 - 4pm

Starters

  • Tartina con Pomodori, con Ricotta di Bufala

    Roasted & raw tomatoes, brick pastry, buffalo ricotta cheese, basil oil and Acqua Sale

    • Crostini di Fegatini di Pollo

      Pan fried chicken livers, apple & red grape chutney, sourdough toast, pickled shallots

      • Insalata Nizzarda 2.0

        Flaked tuna, confit egg yolk, fried garlic, olive crumb, lemon & capers, fried pasta and frisée lettuce

        • Risotto di Zucca Dolce e Mirtilli

          Roasted squash risotto, pickled walnut and blueberries with goat's milk cheese

          • Zuppa di Scorzanera con Cicoria Arrosto

            Soup of black salsify with roasted chicory, barley biscuit and leek dust

            Mains

            • Agnolotti In Pasta di Cacao Ripieni d'Anatra

              Agnolotti of duck in cocoa pasta with chestnuts, currants and a sage butter sauce

              • Coda di Rospo con Puré di Fagiolo Bianchi

                Roasted monkfish tail on a saffron white bean purée, with chilli glazed quince

                • Tagliata di Scamone di Manzo

                  Tagliata of dry aged rump steak with salt baked celeriac & white truffle purée, pickled celeriac and roast garlic butter

                  • Polenta con Ragù di Funghi al Vino Rosso

                    Wild mushroom & red wine ragù on top soft polenta, finished with a herby lemon gremolata

                    • Petto di Pollo con Frittelle di Parmigiano

                      Pan-roasted chicken breast with a globe artichoke purée, marjoram and parmesan fritter

                      Last updated: April 2, 2022

                      What 4,260 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                      4.4
                      4.4 based on recent ratings
                      • 4.4Food
                      • 4.4Service
                      • 4.5Ambience
                      • 4.1Value

                      NoiseModerate

                      Loved For

                      • Manchester/Greater Manchester

                        Most Booked

                      • Manchester

                        Most Booked

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                      1. J

                        Johnny

                        1 review

                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined today

                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                        The food was not up to expectations. Asked to upgrade to a booth but was declined as there wasn’t enough people even though there was 4 of us. 10 minutes later they gave the booth to 2 girls.

                      2. j

                        jp2005

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 1 day ago

                        overall3food4service2ambience5

                        The environment is flawless, and the range of food is great and very good value for money. In general the service was very good from the table staff, however we spent the last 15 minutes of the meal with a gentleman in a suit staring at us whilst tapping his watch, as clearly, they had another customer lined up for our table. During this period the service wash rushed and we were asked if we could finish our meal at the bar. This put a real dampener on the night, and ruined what up until then was a pleasant experience.

                      3. J

                        Jane

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 2 days ago

                        overall4food3service5ambience5

                        There should be a vegan starter option on the lunch menu as it’s pointless having a vegan main on there with no starter. I asked if they could adapt one of the vegetarian starters instead and was told to order off the al a carte menu instead which isn’t as good value for money and very expensive for what you get. The large portion of tortellini was tiny that the other person I was with had.

                      4. MM

                        MarkM

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 2 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Top class food, great staff and an amazing setting, what more could you want !!

                      5. CL

                        CatherineL

                        1 review

                        2.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 2 days ago

                        overall2food2service3ambience2

                        I was honestly disappointed. The food was not great at all and really should be at those prices. Building is impressive but decor starting to look a little tired

                      6. MS

                        MarcS

                        Manchester

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 2 days ago

                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                        Very nice italian style decoration with excellent food and amazing atmosphere.

                      7. C

                        Chaz

                        Salt Lake City

                        8 reviews

                        5.0

                        8 reviews

                        Dined 2 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        This was a wonderful dining experience in Manchester and I would recommend Rosso to any person

                      8. ZB

                        ZoeB

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 4 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great service! Lovely food! Great atomosphere! By far my favourite Italian!

                      9. JC

                        JonC

                        Manchester

                        5 reviews

                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined 5 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent service and top quality food as normal.

                      10. SM

                        ShuaibM

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 6 days ago

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Ordered sirloin steak. Expected much better quality meat for the price being charged. Music way too loud cant hear the person next to you. Underwhelming.

                      11. C

                        Caroline

                        Manchester

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 6 days ago

                        overall3food1service3ambience5

                        The starter “ beef carpaccio” was not good, I don’t know why the cuts were so chunky? Rather than thin sliced raw beef I got served raw steaks pretty much with a very bad dressing- it was very difficult to eat but I tried! The main was disastrous it had absolutely no flavour , the pasta was undercooked. It was not al dente it was under and it tasted nothing like truffle as it was said in the description it was just a mess and I don’t know how Rosso can charge what they charge when it was probably one of the worst mess I’ve ever had. I don’t write reviews but it was my birthday and 6 of us were served meals that did not taste right. That’s not a coincidence! The birthday eclair and the cocktails were amazing and the staff did help with the bad meal I was served- the music was great so the atmosphere was perfect for a birthday, the place was beautiful but the food was horrible - go for drinks but not for food

                      12. LB

                        LizB

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 7 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Fantastic restaurant and all employees an asset to the restaurant. Can’t wait to come back

                      13. RT

                        RobynT

                        Yorkshire

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined 7 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The steak was unreal, hands down the best steak we’ve tried! Gorgeous place, couldn’t believe how beautiful it was inside. Extremely friendly staff

                      14. r

                        rusholmeruffian

                        London

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                        Rosso is a great place to eat. Beautiful surroundings, fab food, fantastic value set lunch and staff who actually care.

                      15. KP

                        KarenP

                        Cheshire

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Fast ‘ friendly service ‘ delicious food good choice of wine 🍷

                      16. VC

                        VickiC

                        1 review

                        2.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                        overall2food1service1ambience1

                        Last time we came food and service was excellent, this time it was poor 15 minuets we waited for a drink and the resturant was very quite, service was poor menu wasn't the best sorry won't be coming again

                      17. AW

                        AliceW

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                        overall4food2service5ambience5

                        Super efficient staff and a beautiful setting, will definitely return.

                      18. KR

                        KathR

                        Cumbria

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        A great place to have lunch, in a elegant restaurant. We arrived at 4 pm, for a late lunch before going to the theatre. We really enjoyed the food and the wonderful discrete service.

                      19. JH

                        JoHall

                        1 review

                        2.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                        overall2food1service3ambience3

                        Food was not good. Service was fine but food uninspiring and very bland, lacking flavour.

                      20. SD

                        SamD

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Beautiful restaurant very well organised service all staff were amazing and food was delicious would recommend this restaurant and will definitely be going back when am next in Manchester

                      21. GF

                        GillF

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        If you haven’t been yet, then add this place to your list. Great service, great food in a relaxing atmosphere!

                      22. LW

                        LisaW

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Lovely food and very attentive staff. We loved our experience and will definitely be back

                      23. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Manchester

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Always fan of Rosso

                      24. E

                        Essjay

                        Manchester

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We loved the seating arrangement, decor and ambiance. The service was attentive and gracious and the food and drink were delicious. Well definitely be back, it’s our favourite restaurant.

                      25. DW

                        DevonW

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        amazing food- the truffle pasta was brilliant, definitely recommend

                      26. JW

                        JosephW

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        What a place. The food was amazing and the staff were terrific. I can’t wait to go again

                      27. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Manchester

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                        overall4food3service5ambience5

                        Beautiful decor, super friendly staff, food was quick coming out and was nice, only thing stopping it from getting a five star was having very limited veggie options.

                      28. C

                        Cara

                        London

                        3 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        Came here for my birthday dinner with my family - service was incredible and such a beautiful restaurant, food was quick out and lovely! Thank you xxxx

                      29. AB

                        AndrewB

                        Manchester

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Absolutely fantastic experience (it’s why we come back!) Great service and fantastic food

                      30. B

                        Bkff

                        Manchester

                        8 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        8 reviews

                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amaze as always

                      31. TP

                        TrantP

                        London

                        17 reviews

                        5.0

                        17 reviews

                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        So pleased to see the lunch deal back again even if the wine is full price now. Had a real taste sensation with pumpkin risotto with pickled walnuts and blueberries. Quite an amazing taste. My main was cacao pasta parcels with duck filling raisins and chestnuts. Again an adventurous dish and so tasty. Followed with delicious Italian cheeses and biscuits. 2 courses £20. Lovely place for ladies who lunch!!!

                      32. DM

                        DanielM

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                        Pleasant enough visit but in terms of value was slightly disappointed with the food vs the price. More than fine paying £38 for steak but it didn’t have that “wow that’s great” feel vs other restaurants.

                      33. S

                        Shum

                        Manchester

                        4 reviews

                        3.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                        overall3food3service1ambience2

                        Service wasn’t excellent ……………………………………………………………..

                      34. B

                        Bgwedy

                        Manchester

                        1 review

                        2.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 2, 2022

                        overall2food2service1ambience3

                        Security didn’t want to let my brother in who was smartly dressed but they said no shorts. Had to argue. First time coming here not a great impression. Waiter seemed annoyed and didn’t smile once or seem happy to help. Made it feel tense any time he came over. Went to the bathroom after asking for bill and took pics but they harassed my mum at the table for also joining us because they seemed to think we weren’t going to pay?! Can’t tell if it was racism or they’re just like that to everyone. Anyway would not recommend. Awful.

                      35. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                        We went to rosso and was extremely disappointed in the food it was shocking we had to send two starters back and waiting ages for a peppercorn sauce for the steak by time we got it the steak and chips was cold, the service was very slow also

                      36. LM

                        LucyM

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Was so excited to visit , and it didn’t disappoint amazing food and atmosphere!

                      37. M

                        Maria

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                        overall5food5service3ambience5

                        Fantastic Food! Recommended for Sunday lunch, lamb

                      38. M

                        Megan

                        Hertfordshire

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food was lovely and so was the atmosphere. It was clean and pretty.

                      39. SA

                        ShaziaA

                        1 review

                        2.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                        overall2food1service3ambience4

                        Food was Luke warm the cheese on the cauliflower was not melted just lump

                      40. DL

                        DanielleL

                        Manchester

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        First time at Rosso and I’ll definitely be making a return. Great menu choice and atmosphere.

                      Safety precautions

                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                        • Contactless payment available
                      • Physical distancing

                        • Limited number of seated diners
                        • Distancing maintained in common areas
                        • Extra space between tables
                      • Protective equipment

                        • Waitstaff wear masks
                        • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                      • Screening

                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                      FAQs

                      Rosso Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 4260 OpenTable diners.

                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                      Google Map for Rosso Restaurant

                      43 Spring Gardens Manchester, M2 2BG

                      Additional information

                      • Neighborhood

                        Manchester

                      • Hours of operation

                        Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

                      • Cuisines

                        Italian, Mediterranean, Steak

                      • Dining style

                        Elegant Dining

                      • Dress code

                        Smart Casual

                      • Parking details

                        On street parking at the front of the restaurant is free after 8pm. Alternatively there is an NCP car park located on New York Street, a 5 minute walk from us.

                      • Payment options

                        AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                      • Additional

                        Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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