Sicilian NQ

4.2
41 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 41 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.6
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4.2
ambience
4.0
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
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
3 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?

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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

OT
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
7 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
7 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!

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AndyH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A gem of a place- unpretentious, home cooking at a bargain price in the Northern Quarter

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YvonneR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, weather it is breakfast lunch or dinner, service impeccable always, Rosa the waitress is so informative regarding all the menu details, also makes you believe your eating 5 star dinning.
Overall everybody I have taken agree to the above, a speacial find.

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psmc
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I was a bit disappointed. Cross between cafe and a sandwich shop. The food was good and tasty but the portions were small and there was a much smaller menu than I saw online. OK for a light lunch

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MarkEdwardM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great little Italian cafe style eatery. After a delightful welcome by the owner, Carmen the staff gave attentive and personalised service throughout our stay there. The food was authentic, especially the Sicilian starters which very tasty as were the mains. Unfortunately, we were both too full to try the Tiramisu which looked really good. And you can BYO which was great. We will be back!

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DeneH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Real quirky little place friendly staff great home cooked food and good value for money

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AH55
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very small restaurant (only three tables, plus a few seats along one wall!). It is fun and quirky, with good food and lovely staff. If you want to eat somewhere really different, I would recommend this great little place.

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Oliverm
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is warm, traditional and real feel of Italy.
Food is amazing and extremely tasty
We had Arancin Ragu', Arancino Spinach ,Lasagna, Parmigiana homely food very reasonably priced as well.
We cannot recommend enough, will return again.

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FabioM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We had Parmigiana, Lasagna, Gnocchi Ragu', Cannelloni and everything was superb. The staff was very friendly we had a great night here. Highly recommended

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AlexW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, very authentic Italian food, the staff were so friendly and attentive
Amazing tiramisu'... Will definitely be back! Highly recommended.

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OriettaS
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consigliatissimo! Ho trascorso qualche giorno a Manchester, dove studia mia figlia. Abbiamo trovato questo ristorantino per caso su Opentable e l'esperienza e' stata assolutamente unica. Ci siamo innamorate dell'accoglienza Italian style, molto calda e colloquiale.
Il cibo autentico e assolutamente eccezionale.
Ho provato la Carbonara, da romana ero curiosa e posso dire che e' autentica con il pecorino romano e l'uovo al crudo, veramente buona!
Come antipasto abbiamo preso gli arancini: Ragu' e Spinaci fritti al momento belli croccanti.
Dessert Cannolo e Tiramisu'..che spettacolo.
Il posto e' piccolino, accogliente molto verde ti mette allegria.
Ci ha servito Rosa, una ragazza inglese, molto bella e coinvolgente..si vede che ama il suo lavoro..e probabilmente ama anche il cibo! Conosceva tutti i piatti molto bene e sapeva descriverli..penso li abbia provati tutti:-))) I prezzi sono molto contenuti.
Mia figlia tornera' di sicuro con le amiche.

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MonicaM
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! This place is amazing. Authentic homemade Italian food plus Sicilian Rosticceria (Arancini, Cartocciate, Bombe, Cannoli, Treccie pistacchio, Iris). Delicious. We tried Arancino Ragu' and Spinach as starters (fried at the moment) really crunchy with the cheese melted. I had Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, amazing and my boyfriend had Tagliatelle alla Bolognese.
We finished with Tiramisu' (BEST in Manchester) and Cannolo Ricotta with pistachio flakes.
I love William Sicilian Street Food. Nothing compared to that food in the city.
Staff friendly and engaging.
We will come back soon.
The Restaurant is a little gem, cosy with warm lights and candles every table

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GabrielaM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, hidden, cosy gem at the back of Piccadilly. I booked because of the excellent reviews on Trip and food is amazing, delicious. Different from what you can find in the city, street food from Sicily is interesting.Homemade pasta very tasty. I had an arancini as starter and spaghetti bolognese as main and tiramisu to finish.
Beautiful staff very welcoming. The restaurant is small but really cosy and pretty in terms of decorations.
Soft lights, candle on the table and Italian traditional music that's make the atmosphere relaxed.

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JudyW
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was very poor quality, even though all we could hear was the food being warmed in a microwave the centre of my food was stone cold, hope you want parmesan all over your food as that is how it comes out the kitchen.

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NadiaT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian and Sicilian Food. Delicious food fresh and authentic. We tried Arancini first of all and lasagna as well, delicious. I can suggest also cannoli and tiramisu. We will come back for sure. Very quite and nice ambient. There was Rosa very friendly who explain to us all the dishes. It's a place done with love and passion you can feel it.

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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 4.2 stars by 41 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.