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The exterior of San Carlo Manchester with its distinctive orange awning.

San Carlo Manchester

Manchester City Centre Italian

San Carlo is Manchester's most famous and, some say, best Italian restaurant. Run by the Distefano family, it's said to...

Wood-fired pizza served at Frederiks - a Brooklyn-inspired bar in Liverpool.

Frederiks

Merseyside American

One of the buzziest spots in the Georgian Quarter, Frederiks models itself on the neighbourhood bars of Brooklyn. Think casual...

Cibus

Manchester Italian

Ah, those awkward encounters when you bump into someone at a party and can't recall their name or where you...

Pizza from Luisa's - a family run Italian restaurant in Radcliffe Market Hall, Greater Manchester.

Luisa’s

Radcliffe Italian

Run by brother and sister team Dom and Stef, Luisa’s pizzeria in Radcliffe Market is named after their Nana Luisa,...

Voodoo Ray’s at Escape to Freight Island

Manchester City Centre American

NYC-style pizza via LDN. Voodoo Ray’s at Escape to Freight Island is the first opening outside the capital for these...

The Crafty Pig

Northern Quarter Global

Whatever it is you want to eat, you can be sure you'll find it, or some approximation of it, in...

Homeboys Pizza

Salford Italian

No shortcuts are tolerated at indie pizzeria Homeboys, where everything is made from scratch using only the freshest, best ingredients...

Embankment Kitchen

Salford European

Head to the ground floor of the Citysuites aparthotel and non-residents are welcome at EK, to its friends, where plates...

Man holding two burgers from Slap and Pickle in Society, Manchester city centre

Society

Manchester City Centre Global

Does Manchester need another hipsterish food hall? Probably not. But do we want one? Judging from the peak-time busyness of...

Purezza in Manchester city centre is a vegan pizza restaurant.

Purezza

Northern Quarter Vegan

Sitting in the old Dough Kitchen spot in the Northern Quarter, Purezza is yet another pizza restaurant for Manchester -...

Casa Italia

Merseyside Italian

Still in the spot where Mario Campolucci-Bordi opened its doors in 1976, the Casa Italia pizzeria and pastificcio is something...

Pizza at Chroma

Croma Chorlton

Greater Manchester Italian

Croma is a Chorlton institution. It’s not a hipster pizza joint but it is solid, dependable and popular for a...

The buzzy restaurant floor at San Carlo Cicchetti in Manchester city centre

San Carlo Cicchetti

Manchester City Centre Italian

As the first San Carlo Cicchetti, the Manchester restaurant had a lot to prove on opening in 2010. Over a...

Produce from Lupo caffe Italiano

Lupo

Prestwich Italian

Patiscerria and small-batch Italian hand-roasted coffee that's the name of the game at the award-winning Lupo Caffe Italiano.

One of the pizzas served on the terrace at Gusto Heswall, a recommended Italian restaurant.

Gusto Heswall

Merseyside Italian

With its sunspot terrace and twinkly olive grove interior, Gusto’s Heswall branch lives up to the chain’s reputation for making...

Honey-glazed duck served at Gusto Liverpool - a popular mid-range Italian restaurant at Albert Dock.

Gusto Liverpool

Merseyside Italian

With views of the water and a menu that should have something for pretty much everyone, Gusto Liverpool is a...

Honest Crust Pizza Altrincham

Honest Crust Sourdough Pizza Altrincham

Trafford Italian

"On a mission to make really great sourdough pizza" since 2013, when they had a pop-up in rainy Ramsbottom, Altrincham...

Little Furnace Smithdown Road

Merseyside Italian

Back in early 2013, two pals Peter and Ryan had their first taste of Neapolitan pizza, while on holiday in...

Hide Away

Greater Manchester Italian

Authentic Italian food is what's on the "surprise" daily-changing four-course menu at Hide Away, cooked fresh from scratch by former...

Crazy Pedro's Bridge Street Manchester Outdoor Seating

Crazy Pedro’s Manchester Bridge St

Manchester City Centre American

Describing itself as a full-time party bar and part-time pizza parlour, Crazy Pedro’s is hot on super-chilled drinks, from frozen...

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Cuckoo

Prestwich Italian

Like the interloping bird that gives it its name, Cuckoo was an odd-one-out when it first opened in Prestwich back...

Nell’s New York Pizza & Bar

Manchester City Centre American

This Brooklyn-style pizza joint was born out of a love of using the best ingredients with care and attention. Nell's...

Salvi’s Deansgate Square

Manchester Italian

Bright and airy, with white and pale sage tiles, dusky pink and gold rose barstools and booths, and even a...

Rudy's Neapolitan Pizza Sale Manchester

Rudy’s Pizza Sale

Trafford Italian

Rudy's mission is simple: to put proper Neapolitan pizza on your plate. Following the traditions and artistry of pizza-making from...

Inside Bacaro, the Liverpool bar that serves Venetian-inspired small plates

Bacaro

Merseyside European

Like the backstreet Venetian tapas places which inspired this central Liverpool bar and restaurant, there is something about Salt House...

CULTO

West Yorkshire Italian

Famous for both its top-drawer takeaways and unique black base Pizza Nera made using vegetable charcoal, CULTO is a cosy...

San Carlo Fumo Dinner and Wine

San Carlo Fumo

Manchester City Centre Italian

Head to any of the ristorantes in the acclaimed and award-winning family-run San Carlo Group and you know you’re in...

Villa Romana

Merseyside Italian

Recently given a spruce-up in keeping with its Wood Street location, this authentic, family-run Italian has been in the Ropewalks...

Dulcimer brings DJ nights and an eclectic line-up of live music to Chorlton

Dulcimer

Greater Manchester Italian

"Music is in our blood" proclaim the team behind Dulcimer, the Chorlton bar named after a funkily shaped hammer-struck string...

A tavola new mills

A Tavola

Greater Manchester Italian

A Tavola has an offbeat charm. Don’t be put off by the exterior. Sicilian delights await within. Inside, it is...

Crazy Pedro’s Liverpool

Merseyside American

Describing itself as a full-time party bar and part-time pizza parlour, Crazy Pedro’s is hot on super-chilled drinks, from frozen...

Noi Quattro Pizza Northern Quarter Manchester

Noi Quattro

Northern Quarter Italian

If it’s a taste of Italy you’re after, think NQ for proper pizza – Noi Quattro, to be precise. Meaning...

Inside the bustling Market House Indoor Food Hall in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.

Market House Indoor Food Hall

Greater Manchester

Setting a precedent for the likes of Mackie Mayor and Stockport Produce Hall, many have hailed the revamping of the...

Pappardelle al ragu’ bianco di agnello e crema ai funghi

Vero Moderno

Salford Italian

Another fab addition to the clutch of good, independent Italian restaurants in the city is Vero Moderno. Situated on the...

Gusto Italian Manchester

Gusto Manchester

Manchester City Centre Italian

Gusto Manchester may be the jewel in ever-expanding chain’s crown even if the food is the same everywhere from Heswall...

The Fat Italian Crosby

Merseyside Italian

The OG of three Fat Italians (the others are in Burscough and Ormskirk), this family-run restaurant has been around since...

Tariff and Dale Restaurant Manchester

Tariff & Dale

Northern Quarter Global

Tariff & Dale is a Northern Quarter institution – one of the first to colonize the Rochdale Canal frontier, bringing...

HOME

Manchester City Centre Global

One of Manchester’s flagship buildings, HOME is many things including cinema, theatre, art gallery and, of most interest to Confidential...

Guests enjoying a sunny evening in Levenshulme at The Klondyke Club social club

The Klondyke Club

Manchester British

No round-up of Levenshulme’s social spaces could exclude The Klondyke Club AKA The Levenshulme Bowling and Social Club. This century-old...

Mani

Merseyside Italian

The focus of Italian-inspired bar and kitchen Mani is small plates, cheese and meat platters, and classic pasta dishes. There's...

PINS Social Club

Merseyside Global

As the name suggests, PINS Social Club is more than just a bar – and it's more than just a...

Nell's New York style pizza available at the Beagle, Chorlton

The Beagle

Manchester American

The Beagle is a bustling, eclectic, neighbourhood boozer which has recently replaced its Tex-Mex trash food menu with NYC-style pizza...

Crazy Pedro's NQ

Crazy Pedro’s Manchester NQ

Northern Quarter American

This self-styled party bar is hot on super-chilled drinks, from frozen margaritas to ice cold beers. It's also hot on...

Rudy’s Pizza Liverpool

Merseyside Italian

Rudy's mission is simple: to put proper Neapolitan pizza on your plate. Following the traditions and artistry of pizza-making from...

Interior seating, Borrello restaurant, Sale

Borrello

Trafford Italian

Borrello is a slightly old-school Italian restaurant in Sale. You won’t unearth obscure regional delicacies or discover new ingredients but...

Pizza and wine at Rudy's Neapolitan, Peter Street, Manchester

Rudy’s Pizza Manchester Peter Street

Manchester City Centre Italian

Rudy's mission is simple: to put proper Neapolitan pizza on your plate. Following the traditions and artistry of pizza-making from...

Croma Didsbury Manchester Small Plates

Croma Didsbury

Manchester Italian

The newest addition to the Croma family, the Didsbury restaurant has all the features that make its south Manchester sister...

One of the seafood dishes served at Justino's - a family-run Italian restaurant and bar in Aigburth, Liverpool.

Justino’s

Merseyside Italian

Taking the corner spot once occupied by Et Alia is Justino’s - a family-run Italian restaurant and bar headed up...

Ice cream on the terrace at Trattoria 51 - an Italian restaurant in Southport

Trattoria 51 Southport

Merseyside Italian

Much like the seaside town itself, Trattoria 51 Southport looks its best when the sun is shining. The terrace at...

La Famiglia Bar & Restaurant

Italian

The name says it all: La Famiglia Bar & Restaurant is a family-run outfit serving fresh, traditional Italian cuisine rethought,...

Piccolino Liverpool

Merseyside Italian

As well as an open kitchen so you can watch all the fun, Piccolino Liverpool – on the aptly named...

San Carlo Bottega Selfridges, Seating and view

San Carlo Bottega

Manchester City Centre Italian

Head to any of the ristorantes in the acclaimed and award-winning family-run San Carlo Group and you know you’re in...

Neapolitan-style wood fired pizza at Double Zero in Chorlton

Double Zero

Manchester Italian

An authentic Neapolitan-style pizzeria, Double Zero in Chorlton has been lauded as one of the best in the UK.

Neapolitan-style pizzas being prepared at Rudy's Pizza in Ancoats, Manchester

Rudy’s Pizza Manchester Ancoats

Manchester City Centre Italian

Listed amongst the world’s best pizzerias in international pizza guide, Where To Eat Pizza, Rudy’s Pizza has grown from a...

Cocktails in the beer garden tucked away at the back of Electrik in Chorlton

Electrik

Manchester Italian

Elektrik is an award-winning independent bar with great coffee and a wide selection of beer, wine and cocktails. They offer...

The Pasta Project

Manchester Italian

One of the things we love about Italian food is its ability to transform a few basic ingredients into something...

Stone-baked pizzas in the oven at Turncoat Bar at Albert Dock, Liverpool.

Turncoat Bar

Merseyside Italian

Turncoat Bar is a spacious, subterranean hideaway beneath Royal Albert Dock specialising in gin, craft beer and wood-fired pizza.

Chez Moi

Merseyside European

Family-run Chez Moi started life as a bistro specialising in "the finest French cuisine", but appears to have gone off...

Black Spot Pizza Restaurant Stockport

Black Spot Pizza

Stockport Italian

There is no shortage of floppy, fold-it-up Neapolitan pizza in Manchester these days. Like the bee symbol, it has descended...

Franco Manca

Manchester City Centre Italian

Pioneers of sourdough Neapolitan pizza and natural Italian wine purveyors, Franco Manca started out as a small concern in Brixton...

Al Dente

Merseyside Mediterranean

Al Dente is a Mediterranean restaurant with an extensive, far-reaching menu that just about makes sense when you consider the...

Honest Crust Sourdough Mackie Mayor Pizza

Honest Crust Sourdough Pizza Manchester

Northern Quarter Italian

"On a mission to make really great sourdough pizza" since a pop-up in rainy Ramsbottom back in 2013, Honest Crust's...

Croma Prestwich pizza beer

Croma Prestwich

Prestwich Italian

As Manchester’s own, independent (and we would say, superior) version of Pizza Express, Croma was always going to feature strongly...

A pizza served at La Casa, an Italian restaurant and bar in Astley, Greater Manchester

La Casa

Wigan Italian

A new addition to Astley’s dining options is classy Italian restaurant and bar La Casa.

ramona pizza with a burrata on top with salad and tater tots in the background

Ramona

Manchester Italian

Predominantly a pizzeria, Ramona incorporates a bakery, margarita bar, coffee counter, stage and Firehouse restaurant, and is found in the...

Rudy’s Pizza Bold Street

Merseyside Italian

Rudy's mission is simple: to put proper Neapolitan pizza on your plate. Following the traditions and artistry of pizza-making from...

The Corn Exchange Manchester, Salvi's restaurant

Salvi’s Manchester Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Italian

Salvi’s – or Salvi's Mozzarella Bar & Restaurant, to give it its full name – claims to be Manchester's first...

Buyers Club

Merseyside Italian

Squished on the cusp of the Knowledge Quarter and the Georgian Quarter and resident in the old Flying Picket since...

Ravioli to go from Pasta 51 Express - a fast food pasta place in Liverpool city centre.

Pasta 51 Express

Merseyside Italian

It’s takeaway pasta but it’s unrecognisable from the refrigerated joyless stuff you get on a supermarket meal deal. Pasta Express...

A seafood special served at Trattoria 51 - an Italian restaurant near Liverpool ONE.

Trattoria 51 Liverpool

Merseyside Italian

Offering good-value Italian classics, Trattoria 51 is an easy option if you want a family-friendly independent close to Liverpool ONE....

A cocktail and a bouquet of roses at Rosa, an Italian restaurant in Westhoughton, Bolton

Rosa

Greater Manchester Italian

Cicchetti, bar, grill. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Rosa's food is inspired by Italy, and the menus are updated regularly to reflect...

Broadley’s

West Yorkshire Global

It might be part of a mini shopping complex, but family-run Broadley's bistro has a sunny outdoor terrace for eating...

Common Northern Quarter

Common

Northern Quarter American

One of the Northern Quarter's original hipster hangouts, Common – bar, eatery, coffee spot – has been at its Edge...

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Don Marco

Manchester Italian

"A little Italian gem in the heart of Manchester", Don Marco says it "recreates the atmosphere of neighbourhood brasseries found...

Our Neighbourhood Bar

Manchester Italian

Our NeighBourhood Bar in Didsbury is perfectly placed for forays in to Manchester’s most popular suburb right next to the...

Fresh tomato and olives on a Neapolitan-style pizza at Tre Ciccio - an Italian restaurant in Altrincham

Tre Ciccio Altrincham

Trafford Italian

Translating as ‘three chubby friends’ (a self-effacing reference to owner Francesco Scafuri and a pair of his portly pals from...

Dine in at Tre Ciccio, Ramsbottom

Tre Ciccio Ramsbottom

Ramsbottom Italian

Tre Ciccio’s Ramsbottom restaurant does much the same thing as Tre Ciccio in Altrincham - and that’s no bad thing. 

slyce uppermill

Slyce

Oldham American

Like its sister restaurant Muse next door, Slyce brings a taste of the city to the bucolic surroundings of Uppermill. 

One of the pizzas served at Il Capitano's: a well-regarded pizzeria and takeaway in Crosby.

Il Capitano’s

Merseyside Italian

Italian restaurant and takeaway Il Capitano always deserves a visit if you’re in the Waterloo area. Its offering is simple:...

Six Trees Kitchen & Bar

Trafford Italian

Pop in on your way back from the Trafford Centre – there's plenty to watch go by, and plenty of...

The Italian Club

Merseyside Italian

Tracing their roots back to the mountain village of Picinisco, high in the Apennines below Rome, and Puglia in the...

Take a seat outside CAMRA award-winning bar Fred's Ale House in Levenshulme

Fred’s Ale House

Manchester Italian

Launched in 2015, Fred’s Ale House in Levenshulme is a CAMRA award-winning, beer lovers’ haven with numerous extra benefits. There...

Pasta and pizza from PLY restaurant and bar Manchester

PLY

Northern Quarter Italian

Describing itself as a "hangout" and "creative space", PLY is in the beating heart of hipster Northern Quarter, benefitting from...

Gusto Restaurant Didsbury

Gusto Didsbury

Manchester Italian

Gusto Didsbury may be a mid-market chain but it certainly is very appealing. The interior is light and airy, but...

Salvi's Italian Restaurant Northern Quarter

Salvi’s Manchester Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter Italian

Salvi’s NQ is the baby of what claims to be Manchester's first independent Neapolitan restaurant, and if traditional, authentic southern...

On the menu at Tre Amici, Bury

Tre Amici

Greater Manchester Italian

Tre Amici is Bury’s own Neapolitan-style pizzeria, complete with 48-hour rested dough for that fold-it-up and shove-it-in experience.

Little Furnace Baltic Market

Merseyside Italian

Back in early 2013, two pals Peter and Ryan had their first taste of Neapolitan pizza, while on holiday in...

Mano A Bocca

Trafford Italian

"Roma è arrivata a Sale!" – Rome has arrived in Sale – proclaims the website, which is a slight exaggeration,...

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

Manchester City Centre Italian

Set in a Grade II-listed Charles Heathcote-designed Edwardian Baroque building, all that marble provides the perfect backdrop to a family-owned...

Amalia

Merseyside Italian

This award-winning city centre Italian combines value with authenticity – founders Miguel and Antonio have been working together since 2007...

San Carlo Fiorentina, Charcuterie Platter

San Carlo Fiorentina

Trafford Italian

Head to any of the ristorantes in the acclaimed and award-winning family-run San Carlo Group and you know you’re in...

One of the fire pit tables on the terrace at Il Forno - an Italian restaurant and bar in Liverpool.

Il Forno

Merseyside Italian

Il Forno’s name refers to their oven; a huge, fire-breathing head which swallows up pizza before cooking it to perfection and...

Vegan Pizza at Proove Pizza, Didsbury

Proove Pizza

Manchester Italian

Proove Pizza has proven itself to be a success which is fortunate because there’s no shortage of eateries slinging out...

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