Rosso Restaurant

4.4
4072 reviews
£41 and over
Italian
Rosso Restaurant and Bar. Opened in 2009, a thoroughly independent, chic Manchester destination you simply will not find anywhere else.

Book and join us in our Grade II listed room and enjoy an unparalleled and thoroughly unique experience.

Both a bar and a restaurant, Rosso is opulent, elegant, exclusive yet welcoming, warm and personable. Offering wide-ranging and diverse menus comprised of traditional Italian favourites, pizzas, pastas, fresh, daily delivered fish and meats to contemporary Itallian cuisine, Rosso has something for everyone.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • 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
What 4072 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. I requested for a booth as it was a special occasion and they definitely pulled it all out the bag! Thank you so much for making my day beautiful.

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KevinY
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal and evening out for our anniversary. A slight hiccup with one of the starters but it was quickly off the bill and the rest of the three course each were great. Also quite a great choice for someone doing veggie January. Not the cheapest place but there are lots of options at lots of prices and in the end, you get what you pay for. Recommended.

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Victoria1901
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely drinks and great atmosphere

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a beautiful setting, lovely evening

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EDBJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Told us that lunch was only on Thursday and Friday's, when their website and lunch menu specifically states lunch is on Monday to Thursday between 12-6pm. Says on both the menu and website but was not allowed to have lunch.

Rosso Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Hi, thank you for your visit. Our lunch menu is available Monday to Thursday (12:00-18:00) and Friday to Saturday (12:00-16:00). We are currently closed Monday-Wednesday for lunch which is the reason you are unable to book. Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly on 0161 832 1400.

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PegahK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Beautiful decor and food was lovely!! Very nice place

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Eb122445
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely meal but wouldn’t rush back. Lacked the finishing touches, for the price you pay you would expect the staff to maybe go the extra mile. Our table water was placed on the table and the staff just walked off not asking if there was anything else we would like whilst Other restaurants would usually pour it for you. It was also my partners birthday and no extra gesture was done to celebrate this. Even after spending nearly £400 on a meal

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MelB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal, we all had the Sunday lunch menu, the lamb was cooked to perfection all enjoyed it, good atmosphere for a my sons birthday meal

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lynnb
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Not good at all. Service was so bad. We were at 20 stories the day before and that is on another level

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RichardM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is exceptional one of the best restaurants in Manchester & Leeds if not the best. Third visit standard is always superb, alot of choice would defiently recommend on date night or with friends and family

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Derin
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Thinking that we would get an experience that would be higher quality and greater formality we went to Rosso to celebrate my son’s 20th birthday and our 32nd anniversary on Saturday 15th January. Unfortunately, the service we received did not meet our expectations and we left the place with not pleasant memories.
At 7pm we went in and while I was still standing trying to take my coat off, the waiter was already there to ask for orders as if came to a fast-food restaurant.
Quality and taste of the food was good but service not so good. Very fast and no attention to detail. Brasserie type casual service, definitely not fine dining. During the two hours we were there, empty bottles, glasses were not removed. A piece of desert supposed to be birthday cake without a candle! For things like ice, tissues or clean plates, we had to ask 2 or 3 times.
I have been to Rosso many and many times and this was the worst experience. Maybe because it was Saturday, don’t know. It was very noisy and not ideal for fine-dining more for clubbing maybe. Gent’s restroom is another point I didn’t like, terribly food smelling.
Overall we did not like it there this time. I would still go there for the nice food but probably for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The restaurant itself was really nice, however the food was really poor. Completely average very plain pasta sauce I could have bought in a jar from Aldi and extremely small serving of lacklustre tortellini

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AnnT
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good menu selection.
Staff friendly and helpful.
Food very good and hot.

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service, all my requests were met and we had the best time celebrating my sisters celebratory graduation meal.

Relaxed atmosphere, tables were well spaced out and I can confidently say it’s always a guaranteed good time at Rosso 👌🏽

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was Devine as always x

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Sharleen
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a meal for my son for his birthday with his god parents! Was a nice setting and not too loud. Lovely waitresses and a cute birthday desert for him also!

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ShannenI
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The ambience is absolutely lovely but the servers are very poor. They did not allow us to go much time between drinks or meals but they all looked very sad with no smiles. The food was below average for what you’d get from a regular Italian let alone one priced this high! We expected a lovely evening full of delicious food but it was not the case - would not recommend at all.

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Georgia
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience4

portions were very small, felt like we were treated differently because we were younger than the other people there (didn’t ask to take our jackets but did for everyone else). charged us £5 for the water that we didn’t know we would have been charged for. service charge was way too expensive for what the service actually was.

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MariskaB
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most beautiful and crispy salmon I’ve had. Moist langoustines. Everything was perfectly seasoned and there wasn’t a long wait between courses. I will definitely be returning regularly. Best calamari I’ve had!

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AaronB
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Food was good.

However, door/security staff very rude and unprofessional.

Made an issue about dress code when other people attending the restaurant where dressed in hoodies, tracksuits and one female in gym style vest tops which is severely a contradiction in itself.

Needs to be advised to stop being a jobs worth as it ruins the experience, not everyone wants to over dress on a Sunday, its a day to relax and dress down a little n be comfortable.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and staff were second to none, even the bouncers on the door were extremely friendly and made us laugh. Food was amazing. Would highly recommend 🙌🏽

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Mollie
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We were seated 25 minutes after our booking time (21:30), the lady who seated us was very rude and unapologetic. The ravioli was undercooked and very oily, overall bad experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall very enjoyable - excellent food for every course, exemplary service at table only slightly let down by bar staff with lack of effort on Old Fashions - admittedly a time consuming cocktail to make but don't do half a job

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JaneC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food good staff and service very average, staff not particularly welcoming or friendly apart from the security on the doors who were lovely and very welcoming.

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KayF
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely, comfortable, good atmosphere, efficient pleasant staff,good value good food

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LyndaM
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed my meal my only criticism is that the tables that are for two people are too close together you cannot have private conversations

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Morgy
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Ordered Pizza which was average to say the least. Thought it was over priced.

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helenc
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal in the most magical setting.
Could not fault the food or service.

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HarrisonW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a table for it not to be open!

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Malik
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a booking for 02.01.2022, confrimed and everything but they where closed. Ruined my b-day! Never again!

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graemeg
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arranged a trip from Glasgow for the new year Booking originally made July 21, confirmed via the open table email 1st January that we will still be attending. Amazing staff at Hotel Gotham across the road let us know that Rosso still hadn’t opened, concierge contacted the manager who advised that as no bookings were made they decided to close for the evening! Thankfully Hotel Gotham called round other restaurants and made us a booking at Gusto nearby where the food and service was amazing. Still majorly disappointed as Rosso is always a visit when we travel to Manchester even a phone call/email to advise closure would have been acceptable to allow us more time to seek alternatives but nothing! Still waiting on a reply from the restaurant from an email I sent asking for an explanation.

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Clive
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

I had the Filletto Rossini with carrots and fries £52.00 the base was dry and hard with a taste of cooking oil, which was throughout this dish. The fillet was not seasoned well. The dish which is one of my favourites was pretty awful. I left 90% of it. The waiter in the customary manner ask was everything OK with the meal. I told him the above. When the bill arrived I was charged full price with no consideration for my complaint. I made the point to the waiter that I was not prepared to pay full price for my meal due to its poor quality. He spoke to someone and they were only prepared to take 50% off the price of the steak. A shameful effort ROSSO. You're an excellent place but on this occasion you fell far below standard.

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JamieD
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went last night 30th December with my partner for a date, the food was gorgeous and the decor was very nice, definitely will be returning

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PhilipO
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Had 3 courses as the set meal coming to £90 £45 per person.Two espresso martinis & got a bill for £130 .Only can think there must have been a large service charge.

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GrantD
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Decor was chic and classy.
Service was relaxed and on point and food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great, food was good also, prices are high but you pay for thr fantastic decor and atmosphere.

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LizK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Very nice decoration and quiet enough with good background music.
Good place to catch up and have a conversation.
I would not recommend it for food but for drinks and starters/tapa.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd Wedding anniversary 👍really good afternoon

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jennifer
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I went for my 30th birthday meal finally got to order our starters and was sitting tight for the waiter to come over and ask us for our means order, a separate lady came over and stated we had 15 minutes left on the table, when we had yet to eat our mains or even order them my and was told they assumed we 'wasn't hungry' because we ordered our starters without our mains... No ones stated we had to order everything in one go. After arguing the fact this was my 30th meal and yes I came to a restaurant to in fact eat food... We was told the kitchen was about to close, the mains came and wasn't anything special, in fact I could have made a nicer dish at hime.

No acknowledgement to my birthday was made.

One waitress was rude to my pregnant friend, as my friend kindly asked to remove the starter dishes, the response was 'yes I herd you the first time'.

I'm usually not one to moan or write a negative review, however for the price of the food, and the recommended service charge nearly £40 following our 3-400 pound bill.. When service was non.. Staff training would be highly recommended.

Thanks for the 'special' experience.

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vipMichelle
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent place to visit

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Rosso Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 4072 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.