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“Under new management” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Vecchio

Il Vecchio
Ranked #5 of 34 Restaurants in Heywood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $21
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Under new management”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Been coming here for some time but not for a couple of months. Warmly greeted by Vito and found out we are under new management. We had lobster thermidor and royale as a special but new boss Albert said he is going to put on main menu. Royale was good but thermidor wasn't what we expected. Still fine evening and food good.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Toni551
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English first
Derbyshire
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic little gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

I have been here 3 times in the past two months all on different nights. The food is delicious and the wine fantastic. The service is next to none and you actually feel you could be sat in italy itself. I have also had the pleasure of meeting the new owners who are welcoming and very attentive, not at all making customers nervous. The whole experience is superb. Well done and keep up the great work. What a fantastic hidden gem in Heywood.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Linda A
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“New owners not good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Have been to this restaurant many times in the past and the whole package has been excellent. In recent months the owners have changed and the atmosphere within the restaurant has changed to being tense and intimidating. The staff seem nervous but still do a great job but having the owners watching them from their special table is very unnerving, even for customers. I wish it had never changed as I won't be going again anymore now.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Betts1962
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A simply outstanding Italian restaurant.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

It's not in the centre of a large city, it's not the cheapest restaurant of choice and it's not in a scenic location, but it is quite simply a hidden treasure.

People travel from miles to try what is probably the best food, wine and service in the Northwest.

Mario and Mauricio look after everyone, have a great range of specials and in over fifty visits I have never left disappointed.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IandV
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Thought the decor, atmos, food and drink were all excellent. Prices very reasonable - especially the house wines which were delicious. The menu includes all the usual italian stuff plus a few extras and there was also a specials board with about half a dozen items.

The staff were efficient but some of the males perhaps a little brusque? The lady's were lovely.

All in all - very well worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nellya377
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