Rosso Restaurant

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£26 to £40
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Italian
Welcome to Rosso Restaurant & Bar, take a seat in our 116 year old Grade II listed dining room and enjoy a delicious dish from our Al a Carte menu.

Select from favourites such as pizzas, pastas, steaks and freshly prepared fish dishes. Our kitchen is awaiting your arrival.
What 3380 People Are Saying
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w
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service lovely venue on the whole the food was great

MB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing start to finish music was brilliant. Food was of high quality and cooked perfectly

O
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Place was amazing food, atmosphere, staff but it was hard to talk with music and tables was very close together

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service was amazing, food & cocktails outstanding. I would recommend the tuna it was by far the best I've tasted. The Christmas decorations were beautiful. A truly wonderful experience already planning our next trip.

IA
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience3

I would normally recommend Rosso, however this time we got a waitress who didn’t even smile at us once and didn’t add anything to our meal at Rosso that evening. Which was such a shame as my family were visiting from Sweden and I wanted to show them my favourite restaurant in Manchester - a little bit embarrassing to be honest. The pasta dish I also always eat (Ravioli Funghi), was nowhere near as nice as it usually is. There was barely any sauce, the pasta parcels was too al dente and were really thick, which made it feel like I was only eating pasta dough. Such a shame as this used to be my favourite place!

LC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the best restaurant I have been too. I can’t wait to come back up to Manchester to go there again!

t
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I’m a big fan of Rosso me and my family but this last visit the food portions was small.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything 100% spot on from food, service and ambience. Food portions are more than plentiful. Beautifully decorated venue. All in all a fantastic evening had by all.

WM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service, lovely food beautiful surroundings but unfortunately the music levels were too high

JF
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, lovely relaxed atmosphere.
Food was stunning as was the wine.
Would highly recommend.

CA
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came with a friend for lunch, we live in Sheffield and my friend had never been to Rosso before. We had a fabulous meal, and she loved the whole experience

T
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you very much, we had an amazing time, delicious food and great service

LB
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Christmas decorations were absolutely gorgeous, had an amazing time there.
The lunch menu was brilliant value for money as well as having a bottle of wine for a tenner, would definitely come again!

JB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Booked at 1.30. Sent to bar. Had to complain at 1.50 to get seated. Meal took so long we left at 3.45. This was a business lunch so disaster. We have our Christmas party booked for the 20th and I am seriously worried how long food will take . Very disappointed

MS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is some years since I dined at Rosso but I was not disappointed. Great food, good portions and a lovely environment....I will be back soon.

MH
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and stunning venue. Can't fault it. Will definitely return.

CJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch menu was great, our only negative comment is the amount of capers on the chicken was a bit overbearing. Pork chop and scallops were excellent. What an amazing dining room. The service was as good as it gets. Chris.

MG
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I took my husband out for an authentic Italian meal for his 52nd bday. We live in Greenfield, North Wales so we took the train to Manchester and I had booked a nice hotel for a great experience. We loved the staff at Rosso. The food was a giant disappointment. The pizza was not a thin crust Italian pizza, but made with bread dough which was soggy. The pig's trotters were also not what we expected (we travel to San Romolo several times a year for work and know Italian food.)
We were sat in the middle of a very hectic hallway where staff were standing chatting and it made me very nervous. I would have preferred to be sat in a corner somewhere. As a result I ended up spilling my wine several times due to nerves and feeling awkward. Over all not a great experience. Our waiters were lovely and absolute saints, so patient with my clumsiness and made sure our table cloth remained clean (many changes due to my inability to be calm).

AF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice restaurant. Very loud. Some of the personell were noisy. Large childrens menu.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely night and food was amazing! However, a little disappointed as I wrote on my special request that we was coming from Leeds to celebrate my boyfriends 24th birthday so could they do something to the table.

We had booked for 21:30 but when we arrived we was asked to get a drink at the bar as the table was not ready (which is no problem at all) but I genuinely thought as we had to wait 30 minutes and didn’t get sat down till 22:00 they were dealing with my request.

So when we go to the table and nothing had been done to it, I felt very gutted, my special request had either been forgotten about or not looked at.

SB
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very overcrowded and very noisy. Waited a while to be served drinks and also waited a while to place food order. Fillet steak was ordered well done and it came out medium, informed restaurant of a special occasion and this wasn't even given a thought by any staff members. Overall, after spending over £200, I was disappointed and won't be attending again soon.

EJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner here, great vibe and beautiful building. The gnocchi did not live up to expectations but the rest of the food was lovely and the service was on point.

JJ
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The music was far too loud to have a conversation with our friends, the food and service was excellent but I couldn’t wait to get out in order that I could talk to my friends in the car on the way home. Not a big choice on vegan which I expected but what I had was tasty.

HC
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Been several times and enjoyed both courses of the lunch menu. This time sadly the main courses were a disappointing. The only vegetarian main of black wheat pasta was a strange choice as very unusual. It had spinach as an ingredient not chicory as mentioned on the menu. Whether this would have improved the taste hard to tell. Quite a bitter tasting dish. Would not recommend. The pork was nicely cooked but fatty and the sauce was too salty.

JP
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We book regularly for lunch before going to the theatre. Food and service is consistently lovely. Lunch menu is value for money especially with the wine offer. The house red wine is great and not to be underestimated because it’s ‘the house wine’. The waiters/waitresses always have a smile for you and make you feel welcome. Thank you and look forward to being there again in January 2020 which is already booked x

AN
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was brilliant and the waiters where brilliant in recommending dishes. We will definitely be going back and I would definitely recommend going here for dinner to others.

c
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and the staff is so friendly and helpful I would definitely recommend such a brilliant atmosphere.

EO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and a perfect table. Staff were lovely too

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Would recommend for ambience , quality of building and design. Food OK , but fairly standard and Carpaccio a bit chewy .
Service not full of the joys of spring , and given wrong bill at end , only noticed because it was roughly 50% more than expected . No apology whatsoever

SW
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Food and service was outstanding.
Clientele seemed very young and loud.
Loud pulsating music aimed at a younger market.
Would I recommend Rosso to a friend? Depends on the age of the friend. If under 25, yes.

MU
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing restaurant!!!
Beautiful decor, fabulous food and the best staff in Manchester.

Thank you for making such a fuss of my Mum, you made her 70th birthday really special.

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!!

AS
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosso is by far my favourite Restaurant in Manchester it never fails to disappoint. My friend and I came to eat on Tuesday before the Theatre ,the food, drinks , ambiance were fantastic as always . Can’t wait for my next visit which won’t be very far away .

D
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Classy decor... Always great food...
Midweek set menu extremely good value, especially when combined with 5@5 Cocktails.

R
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am as happy as can be and so are my husband and friends.
We will be back for sure.

JM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place. 3rd time now. Not a great experience like the previous times. Food order was wrong. Sent both back while mine was being sorted. My wife’s meal came back a bit dry and chewy. Compensated with a shot of lemoncello. Not really what you want on top of 2 courses and a bottle of wine!

D
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Extremely overpriced food , service great & surroundings lovely . The price did not reflect well for the food we had ..

CS
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The food was nice, but I felt the menu wasn’t very appealing.

DH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience would highly reccomend

SN
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went there for my 27th birthday meal and the food was really good, Customer service on point. Would really recommend it if you want a relaxed intimate dinner or small celebration. The waiter kept the entire laughing!! Would really recommend.