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Diners' Choice: Italian restaurants in Manchester/Greater Manchester

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Italian cuisine in Manchester/Greater Manchester? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Eden Italian Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (101)
£26 to £40
Italian
Eccles
About the restaurant
Welcome to Eden
We serve classic Italian cuisine in Monton, Manchester.

Top review
LinziDagnall
Dined 5 days ago
Nice relaxing atmosphere staff didn’t rush us with orders food was nice
A photo of Salvi's Deansgate Square restaurant
4.6
4.6 (285)
£25 and under
Italian
Manchester
About the restaurant
Salvi’s at Deansgate Square is a modern twist on the well-known and celebrated Salvi’s brand!

Our Deansgate Square restaurant encapsulates all the best elements of Salvi’s. We offer not only just a restaurant but a bar area and a private dining room for a more VIP experience. We have a large outdoor terrace including an Amalfi inspired garden and bar. Last but not least, our deli, with only the best 100% authentic Italian produce that we get shipped in weekly from Italy.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
The food was great, the staff were super friendly, the atmosphere was relaxed. Overall a great place to take my partner for a birthday meal.
A photo of Onda Pasta Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (46)
£25 and under
Italian
Manchester
About the restaurant
A fresh pasta bar.
Formerly at New Cross - Restaurant opening early summer 2024.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
From the moment we walked in the door we were impressed. The hostess was friendly and welcoming and we were shown to our table promptly. Our server was great, he had an excellent knowledge of the menu and was friendly and efficient. The food, especially the pizzetta and the tiramisu was amazing. Good value and looking forward to going again next month.
A photo of Piccolino - Didsbury restaurant
4.5
4.5 (185)
£26 to £40
Italian
Didsbury
About the restaurant
Didsbury is one of Manchester’s most affluent and sought-after areas. Ideally situated in the suburbs outside of bustling Manchester, Didsbury enjoys close proximity to the city centre while offering plenty of village vibes. Didsbury village is composed of high-end food shops and restaurants, and neighbouring West Didsbury is the ideal location for independent shops, restaurants and trendy bars.

Piccolino, an authentic Italian Restaurant, is a proud fixture of the Didsbury dining scene. Ideally situated on Lapwing Lane, Piccolino in Didsbury boasts an open kitchen, cocktail bar, and year-round outside terrace with a fully retractable roof, for the ultimate alfresco experience rain or shine!

Top review
Janiemac
Dined on Jun 28, 2024
Always consistently good food, great staff & service.
A photo of Piccolino - Hale restaurant
4.6
4.6 (190)
£26 to £40
Italian
Altrincham
About the restaurant
Surrounded by Cheshire countryside but still only a 10 minute drive from Manchester city centre, Hale is without question one of Cheshire’s most desired locations, providing the perfect balance of village life and city style. Hale has a vibrant village centre with an excellent selection of bars and restaurants, including one of the area’s best Italian restaurants, Piccolino.
Piccolino, an authentic Italian Restaurant, is a proud fixture of the Hale dining scene. Ideally situated on Ashley Road in a central village location, Piccolino boasts an open kitchen and year-round outside terrace with a fully retractable roof, for the ultimate alfresco experience rain or shine!
As you’d expect from the best Italian restaurants, Piccolino in Hale offers a menu of Italian classics with a stylish, modern twist.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent food and amazing service as always The staff make you feel so welcome and can’t do enough for you
A photo of Sicilian NQ Bar & Bistro restaurant
4.3
4.3 (592)
£26 to £40
Italian
Manchester
About the restaurant
Sicilian neighbourhood Bar and Bistro in Manchester Northern Quarter.
Top review
HayleyW
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
loved the food & restaurant and the team who worked there were lovely. Had a great evening
A photo of Piccolino Caffe Grande Manchester restaurant
4.4
4.4 (620)
£26 to £40
Italian
Manchester
About the restaurant
Manchester’s stunning Piccolino Caffe Grande sits on Clarence Street, just off Albert Square and overlooking Manchester’s iconic Town Hall. It’s a fittingly-impressive location for our elegant restaurant which boasts an open kitchen, wine boutique, cocktail bar, oyster and caviar bar, Juicery, and a large alfresco terrace facing the Town Hall.

Italy’s diverse cuisine is the heart and soul of Piccolino in Manchester. We visit the regions, meet the producers and are committed to sourcing the best quality ingredients. As you’d expect from the best Italian restaurants, Piccolino in Manchester offers a menu of Italian classics with a distinctly modern twist. At Piccolino, passion for provenance is at the forefront of our menu, which incorporates the best and freshest seasonal produce, Italian cheeses, meat and seafood, all delivering pure classic Italian flavours.

Top review
AlanG
Dined 4 days ago
Usual good standard and service we have come to expect from Caffè Grande. Our specific booking request was satisfied and the new menu offered exciting choices. Plus the Club IR offer of half price bottle of wine topped it off.
A photo of Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar - Manchester restaurant
4.4
4.4 (302)
£26 to £40
Italian
Manchester
About the restaurant
Located in the Corn Exchange in the heart of Manchester, Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar boasts an open kitchen, cocktail bar and large alfresco terrace so you can dine all’aperto – “in the open air”.

Our Manchester restaurant features our distinctive plush nautical-inspired interiors – the colour of tranquil Italian seas. The friendly team will transport you in style to experience a true taste of Italy here in the UK, bringing style, sass and glamour to modern Italian dining.

Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar invites you to experience authentic Italian dining in Manchester. We believe that Italian dining is all about La Dolce Vita – the sweet life! That’s why we use only the finest ingredients to create all of our drinks & dishes. Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar is the ideal restaurant for a special occasion in Manchester.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
staff were lovely and food 10/10. the restaurant is beautifully decorated !
A photo of Piccolino - Bramhall restaurant
4.3
4.3 (134)
£26 to £40
Italian
Manchester
About the restaurant
Welcome to Bramhall, one of Cheshire’s most exclusive locations. With its leafy village setting and close proximity to bustling Manchester, Bramhall is ideally placed for visitors.
Bramhall is home to dozens of bars, restaurants, and boutiques, and according to a study by Sheffield University, Bramhall is also home to the friendliest residents in the country. We like to believe this is because Bramhall locals have the area’s best Italian restaurant on their doorstep in the form of Piccolino – who wouldn’t feel friendly?!
Piccolino, an authentic Italian Restaurant, is a proud fixture of the Bramhall dining scene. Ideally situated on Moss Lane, Piccolino in Bramhall boasts an open kitchen, cocktail bar, and year-round outside terrace with a fully retractable roof, for the ultimate alfresco experience rain or shine!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 30, 2024
Great service and food, Francesco was attentive, charming and made us feel very welcome. Thanks for an lovely afternoon celebrating my wife's birthday.
A photo of Salvi's Mozzarella Bar restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1469)
£25 and under
Italian
Manchester
About the restaurant
Our original Italian Mozzarella Bar based at the Corn Exchange.

Here you’ll find an authentic Italian Deli serving the very best produce from Naples and beyond, as well as an apperitivo bar, plus a restaurant downstairs!
Visit us for a glass of prosecco and some beautiful Italian nibbles (including our famous mozzarella boards) or a full dining experience!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Delightful staff and ambience and although I was sceptical about the minimal ingredients as I am a vegetarian (mozzarella, tomatoes, mushrooms and aubergine) I was blown away by how delicious the dishes are. The Melanzane parmigiana starter was large enough for a main but as I shared it, I fortunately had room for the risotto. (Phew!) Two of our party had pizzas baked in the pizza oven and one even had room for a cheesecake dessert. Superb.
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