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“Best Italian”

Don Marco Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 2,296 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $26
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Italian”
Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Best place by far lovely food great friendly staff, I live in Birmingham but when I'm working in Manchester I always visit this place best Italian place by far in Manchester

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Beautiful Setting, Lovely Food, Fantastic Service”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

We had been wandering around Deansgate for ages looking for somewhere to eat when I noticed the little pebbled courtyard and thought that it looked really pretty so in we went. We sat towards the entrance and it was cosy and relaxing; which was exactly what we were after. The atmosphere was lively without being too noisy so we could have a chat and look at the menu. I chose the open ravioli of crab whilst my boyfriend went for the rigatoni and meatballs and both meals were absolutely delicious. The pasta was fresh and tasty and the herbs had obviously been picked from one of the planters which were dotted around the area so they were even more fragrant and made everything even more enjoyable. We were immediately taken care of and the service was friendly, welcoming and speedy and the staff were all fantastic. After a lovely meal we were given a complimentary shot of Limoncello which was the perfect end to a perfect evening. So whether you are a couple, group of friends or family this place is ideal. We will most definitely return to try out some other dishes-probably the steak. Brilliant.

  • Visited March 2014
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“Bella Bella ”
Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food and service. We came here for a meal as we were staying in Hilton. Best food I tried in Manchester Very very nice steak Best pizza I it in here . See you very soon

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Service could be better.”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

A table was booked in advance for this restaurant. Arrived at the restaurant and had to wait outside for 20 minutes before we were even acknowledge by staff that we had made and were waiting for our previously made booking. Plenty of staff members were in vision but we were just ignored. There was a fair few other people waiting also. I am unsure if these other visitors had also made bookings and were in the same position or if they were people who were hoping to just grab a table on the night. Either way there was certainly no system. When we were finally acknowledged no apologies were offered and we then had to wait again! Basically booking a table was pointless. When we did finally reach our table the waiting staff service was ok. Service was quick enough etc but think the staff could have been more friendly.
The food was nice enough -nothing that would make us rush back to visit again but it seemed well prepared and presented. We sat inside and the décor was nice. The outside alley seating area did look lovely and I guess would be a great spot in the summer months.

  • Visited March 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Top markos!”
Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant as a group of seven colleagues having had it recommended by a local. We were delighted; great ambience, service and above all, the food and wine were delicious. Each of is had something different, from meat to pasta to fish and pizza and every meal was perfect. The waiters were great and we had such a good evening. A larger group than ours came in after us so if it's quiet romance you're after, this may not be the place for you! We would definitely return, so 5 stars!

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