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Il Vecchio

141 Manchester Street, Heywood, Rochdale OL10 1NL, England
+44 1706 365561
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Ranked #8 of 26 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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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went here for a birthday celebration and thought it was horrific meals not what was ordered but apparently 4 lamb chops is classed as a rackof lamb in italy service poor u dont know whos meant to be in the kitchen might have been a monday but u should still get the same service as any other night i... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have visited lots of times and ate in the restaurant and have been very please with all elements. We got a take away this evening and was very very disapointed, the ribs starter was lovely but the Calzone Pizza was just lots of bread and little filling. The bread was very doey and chewy not nice at all. We chose... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Visited wed 10sept 2014 I was here around 3 months ago and to be honest I wasn't over impressed with the food but. I thought I would give it a second chance!!!!! I must say what a massive improvement from my last visit, they have a new top class chef (domineco) who has really turned things round and now I... More

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IlVecchioAH, Owner at Il Vecchio, responded to this review

Hi there What a great review thank you. We are so pleased you gave us the benefit of the doubt and visited us again and it was a succesful evening for you. Our new chef is fantastic and a breath of fresh air for Il Vecchio. Really happy you enjoyed your meal and look forward to seeing you again soon... More

Prestwich, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I decided to pop out for a meal last Friday and having visited the local restaurants decided to venture out further. We stopped by Il Vecchio and ordered a bottle of house red wine which was lovely along with starters, mains and desserts. Everything was excellent. The staff were welcoming and helpful. I am picky when it... More

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IlVecchioAH, Owner at Il Vecchio, responded to this review

Hello there Thank you so much for such lovely comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Il Vecchio. We are really pleased we managed to cater for you and really hope we see you again soon. Many thanks Alberto More

Heywood, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have often visited the restaurant and loved it,chatting with the owner and waiter Vito,but I went a couple of weeks ago and was so disappointed ! I got the feeling it had changed hands,our waitress was lovely , but at the end of the day you go there to eat,I had leg of lamb and expected it to fall... More

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IlVecchioGM, Owner at Il Vecchio, responded to this review

Victoria Firstly can i say how sorry i am to read your review. We have actually been away for over a month getting married abroad and unfortunately quite a number of things went wrong in our absence one of the main problems was our standing in chef left due to misunderstandings with the acting manager. This is absolutely no excuse... More

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have visited this restaurant before but this is my first time visiting since a new chef has been employed. I wasn't disappointed! As ever the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. Exactly what you need when you're venturing out for a meal with young children. The food - excellent. I've recently been on holiday to Italy and can honestly say... More

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IlVecchioGM, Owner at Il Vecchio, responded to this review

Hello there We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Il Vecchio and see you have been a couple of times now. The new menu has been a great success so far especially with our new head chef on board who is very good and has a great background of restaurants on his CV. We really look forward to... More

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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IlVecchioGM, Owner at Il Vecchio, responded to this review

Toni It was great speaking with you the other night and really pleased you came back to Il Vecchio. The new menu has been a great success so far with the customers and we are really pleased to have our new chef on board too. Your comments are really well received and i thank you for taking the time to... More

Senior Reviewer
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7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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IlVecchioGM, Owner at Il Vecchio, responded to this review

Claire Thank you so much for the great review and really pleased you and the rest of the party enjoyed their evening here at Il Vecchio. I appreciate your comments and it is such a shame to see negative reviews as we have worked so hard to make Il Vecchio a great place to dine. The unfortunate thing is we... More

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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
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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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