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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was given a choice of two tables from the welcoming young waiter. I ordered a Lasagna which was delivered promptly. It did look pleasant however when I started to cut into it, it was clear that there was a very thick layer of cheese...on top, which I scraped to the side of the plate to get to the pasta. No béchamel sauce and a very small single piece of pasta with a minimal amount of meat sauce. Unfortunately due to the incredible amount of cheese, it was impossible to enjoy the dish. The assumed Manager enquired if anything was OK with the meal, when obviously it was not. I pointed out that it was all cheese and he denied my complaint and said it was ‘a lot of cheese’. No apology offered and in fact he Manager was dismissive and just walked away. I was offered an opportunity to pay a service charge however due to the less than quality of the food and the unsatisfactory of the Manager, I declined.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have visited here a couple of times pre theatre visits and loved it. (We are not from Manchester and don’t live here) We visited last Friday before the JAMES concert at the Co-Op arena and once again had a fabulous meal in a great...restaurant with a good vibe. I had the mafiosa pasta, and my husband had the mafiosa pizza, both of which were excellent. A big shout out to our server Damien who was attentive, friendly, efficient and very lovely! We will be back as Arne said!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal on their pre-concert deal at a fair price. Service was friendly and swift (appreciated as we were a little tight for time) and food and wine were delicious.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb meal served by friendly and engaging staff (none of them Italian !) We both had a pasta dish (Penne Alla Francesca & Panzerotti Dello Chef) and began with a pizza style portion of garlic bread. Wifey had glass of wine and I had a...small bottle of beer (over £6 = bit outrageous!) - however, I would fully recommend this very good Italian restaurantMore

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely staff, gorgeous interior and delicious menu - no complaints! Went with a group if friends, we were able to book with no issue and were greeted warmly.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would definitely recommend. Very pleasant, efficient and friendly staff. Food was excellent - great taste, piping hot and good sized portions and served very efficiently. Great ambience in the restaurant. I probably rate this in the exceptionally high category due to the disaster the previous...night when we went into a competitor round the corner - Don Giovanni - which gave us a good baseline to compare. Suffice to say we left Don Giovanni after almost an hour having not been served - the comparison with the staff was poles apart - where Gio's staff were warm, helpful and friendly, Don Giovanni's staff were cold, unfriendly and only bothered to acknowledge us when we asked them to cancel our order when we couldn't wait any longer.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited whilst in Manchester for work . I was a solo diner and felt I was given attentive but not intrusive service . The food was good as were the drinks. It was not the cheapest option but it was a great option for...a relaxed meal with good food and I would returnMore

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to this restaurant for many years now. I always get a warm and friendly welcome and staff are always willing to accommodate my needs. The food on my two latest visits was excellent, as was the coffee and wine. Yes it...is still a bit pricey and although I couldn't go every night on visits to Manchester, it remains my go-to Italian when there. Perfect before concerts at the Bridgewater Hall and near the tram. I hope to continue going for many years to come!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the forth time we have used this restaurant. Evert time we visit Manchester its a must go to. Went on 21st May, and as usual PERFECT. From the manager, staff, food. Nothing negative about this gem of a restaurant. We suggest you should...eat here as you will NOT be disappointed. THANK YOU all once again for making our evening perfect xMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not been here for a while so it was nice to come back. Very busy but nothing was too much trouble. Food and wine was excellent and the service was spot on. The staff apologised a couple of times about the service but to be...fair we were having a lovely time and felt relaxed and not rushed. Many thanks to Thim and his team. We won't leave it so long next time.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Yeh not brilliant, to be fair. Service hit and miss - starter arrived very quickly but no drinks were served until main meal and only after a reminder. Then double drinks were put on the bill. The chef was eating chips off the plates -...surely that’s not on? Pizza was mediocre and sadly lukewarm. One of the waitresses seemed bored and uninterested. I’m a pizza fan but wouldn’t return!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 16, 2024

Food is good but overpriced. I wanted to tip the lady who was serving us all evening however when we asked her if the staff receive the tips she informed us that the manager takes almost half. I wanted to see who the manager was...out of curiosity, turns out the manger doesn’t actually go in! As much that the staff deserve recognition I suggest rethinking tipping them since it will mostly go to the manager who isn’t even in.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 9, 2024

Food was amazing, atmosphere was great, Luigi provided fantastic service. Would thoroughly recommend to eat here, the wine and coffee were pretty good too.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 5, 2024

Called in on the off chance of booking a table, the manager Thimios could not have been more helpful. We had a lovely little table by the window and the food was amazing, my husband had the Rossini steak and said it was the best...he’d ever had (and he’s so fussy) had a really lovely night definitely recommend this restaurant and we will definitely be going back xMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 27, 2024

We booked a table for 4 for a pre-concert meal at 5:30pm.. Unfortunately due to a serious motorway accident it was obvious that we would not get there anytime before 6:00pm so we phoned to cancel. They said they would try to hold the table...for us as long as possible, We arrived at 6:15pm and the table had gone, but after a few minutes Luigie managed to reseat us on another table. So we sat down and enjoyed a wonderful meal, great food and equally friendly attentive service. Many THANKS to Luigie ( hope I have spelt that correctly ! ! ) and all the Staff for a wonderful evening. We have several more concerts booked at The Bridgewater Hall and will be definately dining at Gio's again. Andy, Sue, Ali and Allan.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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  • Food: 4
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