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“Vibrant atmoshere and good food.”

San Carlo - Manchester
Ranked #331 of 2,420 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $21 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Set in the hub of Manchester's King Street West, this brand-new concept restaurant is the feather in the cap of the San Carlo group's award-winning chain of Italian restaurants. A departure from the regular San Carlo formula, the dining room boasts an open, light and airy all-white space with red accents, and a stylish bar and lounge area perfect for pre/post dinner drinks. The menu is an lavish celebration of traditional seafood-led Italian cuisine, and favourite dishes include the Scallops San Carlo; Tagliatelle Monte Carlo – pasta served with sautéed shallots and diced monkfish in a creamy tomato and white wine sauce; and the traditional spiced Italian sausages cooked with Borlotti beans.
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Visited on a Saturday night as a party of 11 plus baby. We had booked weeks before and were shown to our table immediately, the restaurant was absolutely full all night, very busy, noisy and vibrant. Service was good but it may have helped that we had an Italian speaker with us plus the baby was a draw! Excellent menu, spoilt for choice, and a wide choice of dishes ordered within the group with a few mixed results....the majority were pleased being served with delicious, well cooked food, however one of the group ordered a pizza which when it came, after everyone else had been served, was not what had been ordered. It was taken away and eventually replaced but appeared to be the original with the missing ham thrown on top! For the money paid this really wasn't good enough. Otherwise an excellent meal and would visit again but perhaps not on a Saturday night!

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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Our first time for our daughter's 18th Birthday. Service was excellent, although slightly rushed for the first 2 courses - hence the missing 'star'. Food very good quality: Risotto and ravioli cooked to perfection (which is not always the case even in Italian restaurants with good stars). Wine by the glass reasonably priced - although not a wide choice.

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Reviewed May 1, 2013

I visited San Carlo in the private dining room as part of a work event. The place was packed (and it was only a Monday night) and buzzing, but the private dining area at the rear was more restrained. The decor of the room was exquisite, the staff extremely friendly and attentive. We had a cut-down menu but there were still 5 or 6 options per course - I had the Veneziana of shell fish which was beautiful, followed by veal escalope in a creamy sauce which was equally good. I'm not a sweet dessert kind of guy, but they were happy to serve me some cheese and biscuits with grapes when I asked.

Overall, a great experience, have been here before but that was for lunch and was probably 6 or 7 years ago. I can imagine Fridays and Saturdays to be bedlam, and I can see from previous reviews some people do sometimes feel a bit ignored, but I cannot fault the food, service and experience.

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Thank SteveRRS
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We passed this place on the way back to the hotel on a Sunday night and thought we would give it a go. When we mentioned to the staff at the Lowry we were thinking of going there they told us we must book in advance. Even though the place was packed they managed to get us a table and we are glad they did.
Excellent food, excellent wine and excellent service - noting more needs saying. The walls are covered in pictures of the great and good that have visited - I can see why they've been. We will be back

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Thank Geoff N
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

The food is superb. We have only been tewice but its already on our favorites list. Helping are well sized and the wine list was not too expensive!

Thank FabioTheManager
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