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Sugo Pasta Kitchen

Italian

Puglian inspired pasta in the heart of Altrincham. Another Altrincham success story, this Puglian-inspired restaurant opened in 2015. Sugo doesn’t do pizzas, or a lot of choices at all – and the emphasis is 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 parmesan Foglie di Ulivo with a San Marzano tomato ragu, basil, parmesan and Puglian burrata, or a dish of mussels, baby squid, king prawns in their shells with chilli and ginger. Tables are for sharing, the soundtrack more Jarvis Cocker than the Three Tenors. Devoted to serving the best produce available, owners (former Honest Crust workers, Alex De Martiis, his brother Micheal and Jonny Marcolgiese), import pasta, oil and earthenware from Puglia – and the quality of Sugo’s Italian raw materials are matched by the sourcing nearer home; they have persuaded Manchester Veg People to grow staple Puglia greens cime di rapa for them. Starters and desserts are perfect sharing material; slow braised lamb belly crocchette with anchovy bagna cauda, for example, arancino filled with basil pesto and Campania mozzarella di bufala, and a new take on mussels with bottarga (cured grey mullet roe AKA ‘Italian caviar’). Blueberry and almond frangipane tart, vanilla panna cota with poached Yorkshire and a Ginger’s Comfort Emporium pear sorbet, specially created by local gelato maestro Clare Kelsey round things off perfectly, while wines are limited to a short list of Southern Italian varietals. An authentic choice for food (and wine) lovers – with a new branch in Ancoats too.

 

  • Great wine
  • Good for seafood
46 Blossom St, Manchester M4 6BF, UK
Tel: 0161 929 7706 www.sugopastakitchen.co.uk Our review Read 16/20

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