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2019 11 26 Brussel Sprout Tops Copyright Peter Trimming

Crimes against sprouts on Manchester Xmas menus

These love-em-or-hate-em brassicas have been popping up in all kinds of cunning disguises this year

2019 11 21 Rosso Sam Fazackerley

From Preston Prison to perfect pasta: Interview with Rosso’s head chef

Sam Fazackerley on what it’s like to work in one of Manchester’s most famous restaurants...

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Special flavours at The Pasta Factory

Exclusive limited-edition menu served for one week only

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After a new Manchester lunch spot? Think Pasta Factory

Great value, laidback vibes…and some of the best fresh pasta in town

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‘The menu is straight from the '70s and '80s’ - Locanda, Altrincham, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield doesn’t mind a bit of nostalgia, but only the good bits

20190107 Vapiano Pasta Funghi Bolognese Medium

Win! Vapiano is treating you to £100-worth of food and drink

Personalise your plate with choices a-go-go

2019 02 04 Wow Yau Chow Belly Rice Bowl

Seven of the best things to eat around Manchester: April 2019

Ou d’ànec, xipirons, tàrtar... plus some other things we can pronounce

2019 03 27 Sparrows Exterior

The Spärrows – spätzle, sauerkraut and sake in a (very well) hidden archway

A tiny South Tyrolian restaurant has opened in a railway archway opposite Umezushi

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Mangia i tuoi verdi – Eat your greens at Cicchetti, King Street

Find out why the Italians have a spring in their step at this time of...

Fresh Pasta

Pasta times

The Pasta Factory’s Elisa teaches us a thing or two about the Italian staple

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Vote green

We dig into The Pasta Factory’s plant-based dishes

2018 12 14 San Carlo Christmas Exterior

Our two favourite dishes at San Carlo

What to order at this eternally popular Italian restaurant

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Pasta the presents

Gifts for foodies at The Pasta Factory

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The coolest places to eat in Manchester

If being seen eating is your thing, be seen in one of these places...

2018 11 06 Wood Glazed Pork Best Dishes

Eight of the best things to eat around Manchester this November

Disembowelled apples, aubergine propellers and artichoke soufflé

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Smoky speck and tremendous truffles; It’s autumn at The Pasta Factory

Think Italian food is good in summer? Wait until you see this new seasonal menu

2018 07 12 Sardus Cucina Sardus Jul 18 Sardinian Sausage 2

'Does every dish really need a back story?' - Sardus Cucina, Altrincham, reviewed

Ruth Allan enjoys a comforting, polished treat... by Bem Brasil?

Festa Italiana Lemons

10 things we learned about Festa Italiana (by going to Naples)

Pizza is everything, gelato will no longer give you typhoid, and not all Limoncello tastes...

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