Sugo Pasta Kitchen (Altrincham)Italian
Another Altrincham success story, this Puglian-inspired restaurant opened on Shaw Road – right by the transformative Market House – in 2015. Their simple and uncompromisingly authentic Southern Italian dishes soon won them fans, as good ole word-of-mouth momentum brought diners piling in from across the region. Accolades and glowing reviews soon followed, as did further restaurants.
Sugo doesn’t do pizzas, or a lot of choices at all – the emphasis being very much on homemade pasta. Dishes change often but house ‘sugo’ (meaning sauce) could be a slow-cooked ragu of beef shin, pork shoulder and nduja, while other options include orecchiette with pancetta and brussel sprouts; cavatelli with fresh mussels and borlotti beans, or strozzapreti with cavolo nero, anchovy and chilli. Their grilled mackerel and fennel puree starter is a particular delight, as is their Amalfi lemon tart – perhaps the best you’ll find anywhere.