Rosso Reviews; Manchester, UK
The Critics Guide


Home  >  Restaurant Reviews  >  Manchester  >  Rosso

Rosso, Manchester

43 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 2BG, UK
Rosso Review
4 Star Rating
28 June 2018RossoTags: Manchester, UK, Italian reviewsThe Bill: £53 per head

Rosso can be found located on Kings Street in Manchester. Having visited numerous times before, we were looking forward to returning. This restaurant has a fantastic reputation in Manchester, and we are yet to be disappointed by the experience.

Being a Grade II listed building and being 116 years old; this restaurant’s setting is quite stunning. Features include stained glass windows and high vaulted ceilings, along with the old, it was refreshing to note the new, the restaurant was beautifully refurbished last year, and we couldn’t wait to enjoy it once again.

Somehow, despite its reputation and popularity, Rosso always manages an atmosphere of calm, which is appreciated by its diners. This occasion saw no exception to that rule as we sat down to dine at our table.

We decided to begin our evening with a pre-dinner cocktail. I opted for their classic Negroni, which is a personal favourite. My partner chose the Old Fashioned which is mixed with Bulleit Bourbon, sugar, bitters and orange. Both cocktails were well crafted, and we enjoyed each and every sip.

“This restaurant really does offer a little slice of Italy in Manchester’s city centre.”

To begin our dining experience, I chose the spaghetti alla carbonara – a classic which saw spaghetti with smoked pancetta, garlic, egg, parmesan and a touch of cream. My partner chose the penne alla Bolognese, complete with penne pasta and slow cooked classic beef ragu. These traditional Italian dishes were executed to perfection and we were very pleased with our choices.

For our main courses, I decided on the wonderfully authentic margherita pizza, complete with San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. My partner opted for the Capre e Pollo pizza, which was complete with tomato sauce, goat’s milk cheese, spiced chicken and sun blushed tomatoes. The pizzas were simply delicious, and the freshness of the ingredients used was certainly noted and greatly appreciated.

Alongside our dinner, we enjoyed a bottle of the 2012, Tolaini Al Passo, Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy. This wine was wonderful in both colour and flavour, being deep garnet in colour with a palate of dried fruits, spices and mild earthy and roasted notes. It provided the perfect accompaniment to our meal.

Once again, we enjoyed our evening at Rosso and will certainly be returning. This restaurant really does offer a little slice of Italy in Manchester’s city centre, and for this reason it comes highly recommended by us as a great place to dine in a wonderful setting.

Photos courtesy of Rosso
4 others are viewing this restaurant right now

Social Share

Google Plus Linkedin RSS
Manchester Hotels   Manchester Restaurants
Service: 9reviews of RossoLocation: 8Rosso reviewsValue: 8RossoStyle: 9Rosso reviewQuality: 8
Recent Reviews
Seven Sins
Seven Sins
We put the spotlight on the industry's most recognisable faces in our new interview segment "Seven Sins". If you want to know what inspires the industry's movers and shakers or what your favourite food loving celebrity likes to indulge in then you'll find it in their Seven Sins.
Simon Rogan
Simon Rogan Seven Sins
Over the past 25 years Simon has developed his distinctive and inventive...
Simon Rogan
Robin Hutson
CEO of LimeWood Group Ltd
Robin Hutson Seven Sins
Awarded The Hotelier of the Year in 2003 and Outstanding Contribution Catey...
Robin Hutson
Giles Coren
Restaurant Critic and columnist
Giles Coren Seven Sins
Giles is a columnist and award-winning restaurant critic for The Times newspaper....
Giles Coren
Billy Boyter
Chef patron, The Cellar
Billy Boyter Seven Sins
Billy Boyter, chef patron at Fife’s Michelin-starred The Cellar in Anstruther...
Billy Boyter
Popular Searches
Copenhagen Cocktail Bar London Traditional
Las Vegas Fine Dining Cannes Luxury
Hamburg Boutique Hamburg City
Florence Modern European Norcia Italian
© The Critics Guide 2019 HomeHome AboutAbout Privacy & Cookie PolicyprivacyBlogblogTermsblogSocial Media TermstermsSitemapsitemapContact