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Il Vecchio

141 Manchester Street, Heywood, Rochdale OL10 1NL, England
+44 1706 365561
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Ranked #8 of 25 restaurants in Heywood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

First visit here in over 12 months. Disappointed not to see Vito but warm welcome from staff. Exciting were first thoughts of the new menu. We had Fritto Misto to start, not too bad BUT the mains!! Wife had Ravioli Lobster and I had Gnocchi Guido, in a cream sauce with truffles. Both were excellent and washed down nicely with... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Came here last night for dinner as a group of 6 and thoroughly enjoyed it. The starters were just the right size and tasted beautiful. The breads were gorgeous and loved the selection of salamis. The tomato and garlic bread was just delicious. Mains were a good size and cooked perfectly. My steak was divine and my husband said his... More

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Manchester
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Out of the ten of us that went for a meal here 2 of us didnt end up on the toilet for three days. I can not describe how bad this place was, I'd of rather of not eaten at all

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife and I went to il vechio,s Heywood for our 6th anniversary meal, when we arrived which was slightly early we were surprised to find that the restaurant was not that busy so we were able to sit at our table straight away the waitresses were exceptionally good unfortunately the kitchen staff were not up to much we got... More

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We booked a table for 7.30pm on 10th Aug (sat)2014. We did not get a drink until 7.50pm. Our starters came at 8.30pm. Not happy with the starters very poor and the mains were even worse! Unfriendly staff,slow service, no welcome or friendly smile! We will not be going for a meal to this restaurant again! Over priced below average... More

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Manchester
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

After reading some of the latest reviews of the restaurant on TripAdvisor, I must admit, I was a little apprehensive. But I decided to go ahead with the family of five booking I had made with an open mind. And, I must say, I was pleasantly surprised! My food was absolutely delicious. The mussels were extraordinary. My only fault would... More

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IlVecchioGM, General Manager at Il Vecchio, responded to this review

Good evening, In the past two weeks we have several operational issues due to a staff serious injury and consequently short of staff in the kitchen. I have to highlight that the standard of food has always kept high however customers had to wait a little longer. Unfortunately not everyone is willing to wait more than 20 minutes for a... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

we went to lunch at this lovely Italian restaurant with very friendly staff and food very good.We ate three good and tasty pizze.In past we were in Italy, and it seemed to go back to that country where we loved the kitchen . Our congratulations to all of you for your kindness good food and great pizza

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

What more can I say. Booked for a birthday meal. Mains looked like a mess, very wet and sloppy to taste. The King prawns cooked in batter as part of the starter were Still in their shell. Choking hazard so be warned. Waiter was advised and his response was this is how they are cooked. Any restaurant I have visited... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have heard about this restaurant from a friend so me and my girlfriend went there for a meal last night. The food was very delicious couldn't fault it. The place is warm it makes you feel like you are in Italy would recommend it to anybody who loves food. I saw some reviews in here that the food is... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Where to start with this poor excuse for an Italian! Waited 20 mins for starter and was not worth the wait. Battered prawns....With the shells still on!! Seriously what's the point!!. When complained just took plates and never said a word. Main meals...where to start, family if 8 and 3 pizzas...soggy doe, carbonara with lumps of fat, heavy garlic overloaded... More

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