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About Al Bacio

Located on King Street in Deansgate, Al Bacio offers an authentic Italian experience right in the heart of Manchester. From rustic pasta dishes to homemade pizzas, and succulent meat and seafood dishes, diners can feast on array of Italian favourites, all served up in a stylish, contemporary setting. The restaurant’s location just steps from the Albert Memorial, historic St Ann’s Church, the Tib Lane Gallery and Royal Exchange Theatre means it’s especially well suited to folks visiting the city for the first time, or locals out enjoying a day of culture in the city centre. Reservations are highly recommended for this one-of-a-kind Italian restaurant.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Al Bacio
14 S King Street, Deansgate
Manchester M2 6DW

Menu Highlights



Polpette di Melanzane

Ball of aubergine served with tomato sauce


A Tower of sliced aubergine, mozzarella, potato, tomato and covered with a cheese fondue.

Gamberoni e Parma Ham

King Prawns wrapped in Parma ham, served with diced vegetables


Pollo Delizioso

Rolled chicken breast stuffed with asparagus and mozzarella, wrapped in Parma Ham and cooked in a chicken & cream sauce

Spada in Agrodolce

Swordfish steak, served with a sultanas, pine nuts, cherry tomatoes and a sweet and sour sauce

Filetto Rossini

Fillet steak topped with pate, with a marsala wine sauce



Tomato, mozzarella, spicy pepperoni salami, 'nduja.

Pizza Quattro Stagioni

Pizza topped with tomato, mozzarella, mushrooms, asparagus, ham and peppers

Pizza Carpaccio

Tomato, mozzarella, Bresaola, rocket & Parmesan

More about Al Bacio, Manchester

Fans of proper Italian cuisine in Manchester can all agree that Al Bacio is a rarity. Restaurateur Domenico La Calla and his team work tirelessly to present guests with a taste of the bel paese, and they have earned a reputation for excellence that surpasses any expectations. No matter the occasion, whether it’s an evening out with that special someone or a casual lunch with friends, this Deansgate restaurant – found on King Street – provides a casual yet sophisticated backdrop to any dining occasion. With ample space for large groups, Al Bacio is also a fantastic choice for private functions including birthday parties, corporate functions and more.

If you want to experience your meal in true Italian fashion, begin with some antipasti like the gamberoni e parma ham (king prawns wrapped in parma ham served with diced vegetables) before moving on to a hearty Italian main. We recommend the spada in agrodolce (swordfish steak, served with a sultanas, pine nuts, cherry tomatoes and a sweet and sour sauce) or some homestyle lasagna, cooked just the way your nonna would. Stop in at Al Bacio in Manchester’s Deansgate for an unparalleled Italian meal – buon Appetito!

87 Al Bacio Reviews

87 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Very pleasant
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Christine W.10 months ago · 1 review

Excellent service , food was delicious and generous portions . Perfect place to spend all evening chatting to friends. Also the menu was one the most extensive I have seen in an Italian restaurant.

Jane M.a year ago · 1 review

fantastic meal with excellent service would highly recommend this restaurant to friends excellent value for money , wide choice of desserts don't often find this in Italian restaurants

Janet S.a year ago · 3 reviews

Always excellent food and service here. It's my new favourite place to visit when I'm in Manchester! A truly fantastic experience! Definitely recommend giving this place a go!

Ben G.a year ago · 2 reviews

Really nice food and wine. The service was excellent and attentive. A really good menu to choose from with some specials. I will be returning.

Rachel R.2 years ago · 2 reviews

Came across this restaurant by chance on an offer website. The offer wasn't available at the time we wanted to dine, but we decided to try Al Bacio anyway. It was a good decision. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. Another good thing about this restaurant is that you can have a starter size of any pasta. I will certainly be revisiting here.

Mike S.2 years ago · 1 review

Al Bacio is a hidden gem in Manchester. Everything from the welcome to the food itself was perfect. Francesco was a most attentive and charming host and the duck ravioli was to die for. Highly recommended to anyone planning a trip to the Christmas Markets.

virginia p.2 years ago · 1 review

My husband and I went to Al Bacio on a Sunday evening so it was very quiet as were all the city restaurants. The food was very good and plentiful. The staff are very friendly and Italian which pleased my husband as he is also Italian. We will definitely go there again.

Andrew H.2 years ago · 1 review

There was not much wrong with the food or service at Al Bacio. It's just that it was all rather ordinary. All a bit average! Nothing to differentiate between this and any other run of the mill Italian restaurant. But don't let that put you off if you are in the area . . . it was good enough.

Charlotte H.2 years ago · 1 review

Al Bacio has excellent food and excellent service. It has a really nice atomosphere and I would definitely recommend it. Its never been too busy when I've been in either.

GEORGE V.2 years ago · 1 review

Excellent service and excellent staff. Nothing was too much trouble for them even accommodating an extra guest at a minutes notice. From start to finish was an enjoyable experience and at a very reasonable price for 9 of us. Would highly recommend them and hope it won't be too long for our next visit.