Sicilian NQ

4.5
89 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Sicilian neighbourhood Bar and Bistro in Manchester Northern Quarter.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 89 People Are Saying
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vipPETERJ
London
103 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to this restaurant on a visit to Manchester and is a best example I know of a " Neighbourhood Gem " !!!!! The welcome was warm and charming and immediately the atmosphere was one of a lovely family Italian restaurant.

Food was superb and really good value and wine was of a good quality at a reasonable price.

We shall be back and strongly recommend anybody visiting Manchester/

DS
DespinaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We thought the food was very nice but quite expensive for an ordinary plate of pasta. This is the first Italian restaurant we have been, where they offered Limoncellos but then charged us! Everywhere else we have been to Italian restaurants the Limoncellos are offered as a thank you! Anyway still overall a nice evening but a bit pricey!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I think I don’t like the arancini - second time in 2 places - so perhaps score a bit unfair

Service and wine good

AG
AngelaG
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately we were not able to sample the food. We booked a table for 4 people through Open Table. On arrival no table was available. We were offered a table in the doorway which only had 3 chairs and no space to pull the chairs out in order to sit. We were told that this was Opentable’s fault as the app overbooks the restaurant. We were told to wait with no suggestion as to how this was going to be resolved. We waited for 20 minutes - no drink order taken, seemingly ignored. I had been really looking forward to eating here so was very disappointed.

JB
JillianB
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Ambience great. However service could have been improved but feedback given and received well.
It’s a shame the evening was ruined by very ignorant diners who were next on our table and basically told us to f*** off from the table! We were livid but the place was too busy to try and complain.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food is amazing, service could be improved by service staff taking more control at arrival and not forgetting simple requests such as water for table. Ambience is great and restaurant itself is lovely.

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bethanyj
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Would definitely come back here again!

JS
JessS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good, especially the arancini and the pistachio seveletti! The staff were really friendly and the location is quiet with a beautiful intimate little setting!
Great for dates or birthdays!!!

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Katem
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took myself out for dinner and my server Jake made my night amazing, the cocktails were amazing. Service was above and beyond and the food was unreal x

DC
DeborahC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful little place and very welcoming. Staff are lovely and pleasant. Food was delicious, limited menu but all the same lovely. Average to high priced but worth it.

Would definitely recommend and definitely go back.

AB
AdrianB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! The tomato souse is outstanding. Highly recommend!

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Abbie
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absoultely delicious, will be back again!

JD
JonathanD
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I really enjoyed it, and would definitely recommend it.

JC
JohnC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Asked questions about the food and did not get a response. Staff were then seeking for a tip when we left.

LM
LaurenM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, really lovely staff. Best restaurant in Manchester

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Hann
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was incredibly nice, the atmosphere was fun and the staff were very nice. It was a little bit cramped as the restaurant is very small but other than that we could not fault it.

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OpenTable Diner
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t ever given 5 stars for a review yet, but this place does not disappoint. The drinks, the food, the ambience- spot on. Absolutely chill vibes and probably the best birthday I’ve spent with my family in a restaurant. Best pistachio cakes ever. They even gave me a birthday slice of cake with a candle!

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Bernice
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening ,food was great and staff were very friendly .Will return when we r next in Manchester .
Many thanks for a great evening .

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Cath
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A lovely small specialist Italian restaurant tucked away in the Northern Quarter. A small menu but big on taste. Tip if you go for the sharing platter it is more than ample as a main course for 2.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buzzy small bar, food excellent - little gem

ND
NickD
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant little place. Great staff and lively atmosphere. Food was delicious and really enjoyed everything about the place

DM
DavidM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a bit of a squeeze at the tables, but the food and atmosphere was brilliant. A nice place for a meal for 2.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place for a date, fantastic staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Some of the items we fancied were not available , but what we did have was delicious and the service was friendly and helpful
We will be back! Thank you

LS
vipLesleyS
East Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find. Quiet, intimate interior and attentive service. Our arancini was delicious as was the pasta, great desserts too.

Definitely recommended, we'll be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unbelievable food and great service.

CB
CatherineB
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Recommended for tasty Sicilian food and great service.

CS
ChristinaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very cute ‘genuine’ Italian feel. Music did not fit the theme

TB
vipTheBozman
Manchester
20 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent along with the service and the general vibe of the place, highly recommended

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food ,great service ,great atmosphere
Deserts were incredible will definitely be going again

CT
ClaudioT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and welcoming atmosphere, delicious food and original products from Sicily.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really nice place. Great food and really friendly staff. Would recommend to anyone coming to or in Manchester.

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FF86
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a little gem in NQ! The place is cozy and nice! The staff is lovely and very attentive! These guys love what they do! Perfect for a night out with friends! Cocktails, wines and food are superb! I had an amazing bottle of authentic Sicilian wine, le sabbie dell’etna! My friend had a limoncello bramble and it was very nice too! I recommend to try arancini, cakes and gelato! I’ll definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and food was absolutely superb. Will definitely be going back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

This place was disgusting. We ordered the arrinchini appetizer that was ready in less than 5 minutes. Cleary it’s was microwaved then put in a deep fried for a minute. The cream sauce had a plastic texture and tasted sour and stale. Needless to say we were thankful we ended our dining experience here. Menu is bland and offers no meat ( I’m thinking they have a good hygiene problem in the fridges). Don’t waste your money.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Such a lovely little place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff very quick

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Kirst
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Cosy restaurant with a vibrant atmosphere and quality food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Seemed confused / not to have a table when we arrived for us. Luckily there was one less in the party so we squeezed on a smaller table. Food was AMAZING! Staff were lovely definitely be back!

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RayF
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not sure why I can't leave this blank and a min 50

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sicilian NQ using the Order Online button. Sicilian NQ also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Sicilian NQ also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 834 7800.

Sicilian NQ is rated 4.5 stars by 89 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.