Sicilian NQ

4.4
55 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 55 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed it a lot.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice, lovely food!

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LynseyL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal out with friends. Really good service and nice relaxed atmosphere would visit again.

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KatherineH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, staff were helpful and lovely, would absolutely come again.

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OliviaT
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was lovely, food and cocktails were great and will be coming back again

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ThomasF
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, the food and service was excellent. A+++ would definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the loveliest little joint, service was pronto and the staff couldn’t have been nicer. Delicious food and some proper good wine too

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ClaraH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Sicilian food! We highly recommend the arancini and the Sicilian gnocchi. The service was quick.

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
7 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent first visit. Food was excellent but menu is limited. But maybe it changes not sure as first visit. Compact area not a very large place but good atmosphere. Wine excellent, cocktails need much improvement hence the lower score. Would we return... Yes

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GlenB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal of the weekend and a refreshing change to bog standard Italian food. Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was great, the menu doesn’t have many options, it’s just pasta and arancino. It was ok but I was expecting a bit more.

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FluerS
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Must have got them on a bad evening. The restaurant itself was lovely, fab setting. But service was some of worst I have ever experienced. The starters were nice but the mains were cold and completely unseasoned. Honestly was such a shame and I do just think they were having a bad evening :(

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CaraW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really simple menu, we had the gnocchi and swordfish ravioli and it was lovely. Staff were amazing and really looked after us.

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Sophie
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little hidden gem in the Northern Quarter. Tasty food and amazing service. We started with Arancino Spinach which was delicious! We then had Burrata pasta tasted amazing and it was a really decent sized portion too. Unique drinks menu with lots of choice and amazing cocktails. Overall we had a great experience and would recommend!

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ChloeD
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and good food, will definitely be going again

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ErikaV
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience5

This is definitely not a family restaurant: There are no high chairs and do not change units in the toilet.
Food and wine expensive for the tasty and quantity, one of the classes was nice another was not.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic food, atmosphere and service, what more could you ask for?

JM
JulieM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fabulous and tasty food.
Very friendly staff.
I had the pistachio pasta which was probably the best past dish I’ve ever tasted...

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LucyA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fab few hours, stunning food and drink and lovely service. Would highly recommended x

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Excellent vegan options!!

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LydiaH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food! Quick service, and really friendly staff. We were sat outside but there were umbrellas and an outdoor heater, which was very welcome.

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pipperoo
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staffs. scrumcious food. defo going again.

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Jacob
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I’ve been before in 2019 before they moved venues and always remembered the food. During this pandemic there are two outside tables on a quiet street, barely a car went past during our midday booking. We loved the food, really loved it! I can recommend everything we ordered the mt etna aranchinni, the spinach aranchinni and the Parmegano (which I had before here). The mafioso cocktail was lovely but was too strong for me so I swapped with my partners Mai Tai and was super happy.

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RachelM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Overpriced and very limited menu. Appreciate this may be a reflection of current Covid restrictions but was rather disappointing. Felt rushed to leave as soon as we had finished our meal even though we had half a bottle of wine left to drink. Unfortunate

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simonc
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Very surprised at the very small portion of the ‘street food’. For £8+ would have expected more than a small starter size dish. Taste was ok but the pricing of drinks was also excessive! Sitting on a very small table on the street didn’t add to the experience!

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KayleighN
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

On the booking confirmation, it was stated they don’t serve alcohol so to bring your own and pay corkage, which is fine. When we arrived with a bottle of wine that we’d purposely bought from a nearby shop, I was told this information on the booking is outdated, they now serve alcohol and we weren’t permitted to drink the wine we’d just bought. No real apology for this, given into account we’d bought something specifically and their error from the booking confirmation. The temperature in the restaurant was absolutely stifling, given it was a very hot day, I’m sure a member of staff could have bought a pedestal fan. People were genuinely walking out from bookings due to the heat. It was only bearable enough to eat our food and leave immediately afterwards. Arancini balls were nice, the gnocchi was bland. The only saving grace was the discount given the Eat Out, Help Out scheme. Really disappointing meal out. Won’t be returning or recommending.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely traditional Italian cuisine

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The staff here are lovely, the drinks are good too.

BUT, the food is insanely over priced and honestly the worst food i’ve ever had. It was obviously reheated, in no way fresh, the lasagne was dry. The gnocchi was sloppy. The chips were mccain’s (which cost £4.20).

And we were seated on a tiny 2 person table (there was 4 of us).

If you’re going for drinks then I would say try the espresso martini, it’s lovely.

But the food was arguable the worst Italian food I have ever tasted. M&S microwave pastas would be an improvement.

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DeborahF
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff .. great food

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vipclaire
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and delicious food. Really enjoyed our night. We shall find again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing good,good portions and lovely wine. The arancini was incredible. Would definitely recommend.

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Jacob
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little place - will be coming back for sure for the delicious food and super friendly service. BYOB in Manchester city centre too!

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cristinasaez
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

the reviews were good, so i book it for a birthday. the experience was NOT GOOD
They had the radio very high in the kitchen with hip hop and rap music nearly all the time, we asked them to change it first answer was they couldnt it was the radio
It was very cold we had dinner with the jackets on
the nyoquis were overcooked
the lasagna didnt had salt
the carbonara taste is awful
nothing of the food is homemade, everything is prepacked they just mix it in the pot
they told us we needed to bring our own alcohol once we were already there, so we needed to go to the restaurant at night, and after with the bill they charged us 2.5 libras per bottle, even we didnt opened them all!! and without telling us in advance!!

the service is dedicated, but they really need a long way to improve
the tiramissu of coffe was very very good.

but i really dont recommend it at all.

Sicilian NQ
Responded on 26 November 2019

Dear Cristina, I'm disappointed about your review. Is impossible you didn't know about the bring your own policy and the small fee we charge for the service (2.5 pounds per person), is written in big in reservation page. Plus in the confirmation email we sent you is written again, we don't sell alcohol for policy so you can come with your own bottle., that is pretty fair policy That night there was no food left in your plates so seems to me strange you didn't liked the food.

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AmyC
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little tucked away place. Delicious authentic Italian food, amazing tiramisu! Definitely recommend to everyone!

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 4.4 stars by 55 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.