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Italian, Mediterranean, European
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Reviewed 18 December 2023

This was my 4th trip and it did not disappoint. The food and wine was amazing (as per) and our server, Tom, was so attentive which made this our favourite visit to date! Will be back ✨

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

Although we had booked in advance we were seated at a small table with another group, which made conversation more difficult, while half the restaurant was empty, so I don't know why they did that. The menu was very sparce, one vegetarian/vegan option which was...a spicy pepper pasta that was decent but really too hot for me. My wine was served in a beer glass. Although I could have eaten a dessert the choice of two available didn't offer anything for me and so I left disappointed all round. Oh and don't bother trying to pay with cash that's no longer acceptable currency here. Won't be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023

Prior to the menu changes, my partner and I LOVED Sud. It was honestly our go to spot and nothing compared. The new changes however, meant that our visit last week was almost 40% more expensive and for the first time ever, we left feeling...not very full at all. Almost £15 for the prawn dish, which was 3 prawns in batter with a creamy dip. To say that this was disappointing would be an understatement. Prior to the changes, we could spend £55-£65 for two pasta dishes and a half litre of wine. Our last visit saw us spend almost double for more variation of food but definitely not value for money. Also, the half litre of wine, definitely isn’t half a litre. We got just over a glass when before we got nearly two. We understand that the company were in financial difficulty, having released the pricing/profit margins for their most popular pasta dish HOWEVER, the current pricing is ridiculous. It seems Sud have just released news that the dishes will be changing drastically from 2024, we can only hope that the pice points/value for money also changes too, as we miss the old original Sud!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023 via mobile

New menu and crazy price increases. A trip to Sugo/Sud is now twice the price with the small plates. Absolutely crazy - it was such a good place with rustic Italian pasta and now it’s >£50 a head for a glass of wine and a...collection of small plates. Loved it before and tried twice since the change. I definitely won’t be back again.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

Small plates but a big joke. I am struggling to understand this new concept. The waiter said its like a tapas small plates, why would I need to try 3 different pasta dishes at one sit ? Really bizarre that I need to order 3...small dishes even if I only like one maybe two on the menu. Otherwise you sit with this joke small kid size plate with a very small portion. Seriously this is the most stupid new idea in the restaurant I ever seen. There is not even salt/pepper on the table none was even offered. I am out, Sud you are screwed ! Never againMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023 via mobile

New small plates menu is a disaster. They say have 3 sides and 3 mains between two. Have only 2 veggie sides and two veggie mains. The owner writing that the pasta dishes are now “perfectly sized” when replying to another post is so out...of touch is just ridiculous. Portion sizes are a joke. Used to be quite a regular here. Won’t be going back, neither will my friends. Some edits to recipes on the menu also… none for the better. Burrata off the menu is disappointing also. Seems to be consistent theme that turning up to your table bang on time means you wait for the table before you to finish paying before you’re seated also.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023 via mobile

So disappointed to see the change in menu to small plates. Food was still delicious but left feeling hungry. So many reviews saying the same. Please listen you have a fantastic restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023 via mobile

I had wanted to visit Sud for the longest time and am so gutted I have done after the menu change. The staff were helpful and friendly, venue was clean and well presented and the house wine was very good but that’s where the positives...end for us unfortunately. We ordered under the recommended amount and still managed to spend £45 per head, with one of us not even drinking. The pasta portions seem to have gotten smaller (understandable with the move to small plates) but the prices have remained the same. The “bread for the table” was comically small, definitely isn’t “for the table” and would be a small portion even for one person. The house sugo wasn’t as saucy as it was at the Altrincham venue before the menu change (according to my partner) and felt a little dry. The broth for the mussels was too salty and overpowered the dish. I wish I’d read the reviews before booking as it seems many are echoing the same feelings I’ve had and the owner responding seems to be ignoring the fundamentals of what’s being said, that the food is now overpriced and the new menu isn’t as popular as the old.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

Amazing tasty food full of flavour! Love the small plates menu as you get to try a bit of everything! We had 6 plates between 2 of us and even squeezed in the tiramisu dessert which was unreal. 10/10 all round.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2023

This has always been my favourite restaurant in Manchester and will still be somewhere I go however it’s not the same and wasn’t a good experience with the new style menu. I went with my work after raving about the place for years and booking...the restaurant under the old style menu. I noticed on Instagram that the menu had changed but we didn’t mind as I said the food was amazing. With the new style portions, we all ordered 3 things off the menu however as it comes when it’s ready we didn’t know the waiter had missed a meal off the order until everyone else had pretty much finished the rest of their food. Although we were offered to make one which would ‘take a few minutes’, there was not much point and the waiter made it seem like it’s an inconvenience to him. On top of this we were also waiting on a drink which we had ordered at the start of the meal and had to remind the staff as it had been missed off. The food here is still great and always will be but with the new style of restaurant, it’s no longer somewhere I recommend as frequently as I don’t think the flow of the meal works compared to other restaurants with a ‘it comes when it’s ready’ policy. It is slightly more expensive however this is understandable with the cost of living but again with the new style menu it still feels like like more than it should with this in mindMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023

Disappointed ☹️ I’ve been a loyal Sud (Sugo) goer since they opened, and I was so sad then they announced the 12 plate menu change, to me, their old menu was perfection, I couldn’t understand the change! I reserved judgement (tried to) until I tried...the new concept. Went tonight, and (with tears) have to say, it just isn’t the same at all. I really wanted to enjoy the new style, but I was just left hungry, and depressed looking at my small bowl pasta. I immediately voice mnoted my friends (those that were there for our first Sugo outing of big hearty bowls) and told them that this may be the end! It’s weird one, because the food is tasty, but it just feels a bit tainted by this change, and it just lacked that excitement. It’s lost its edge! When you have bit competition in the pasta kitchen space now in Mcr, you should stick to what is really best! Big plates, big joyful bowls ❤️ Sorry, please return to the old ways!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Michael De Martiis, Owner at SUD Pasta Ancoats, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2023

Hi Rebecca, Obviously, I was disappointed to read your review. Two points really; for a full summary of why we switched to 12 plates, please visit: www.sudpasta.co.uk/12plates Secondly, did you order three plates per person? - it's understandable that you'd leave hungry if you ordered...More

Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

Lovely menu and delicious food. Great atmosphere and service. We were on a sharing table and had such a fun evening with the other diners. Will be back!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Michael De Martiis, Owner at SUD Pasta Ancoats, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2023

That's great to hear! Thanks for visiting us, and hope to see you again soon. x

Reviewed 22 October 2023

This was my third time visiting Sud but the first time trying the new small plates menu and can honestly say I was not impressed. There is no denying the food tasted delicious, however the old style dining was much better. The price of the...pasta “small plates” are not much different to the price of a full size portion, but the real shock was paying £9.50 for 3 meatballs!! Shrinkflation has hit hard at Sud. The restaurant was the quietest I’ve seen it with zero atmosphere. And going off the other reviews about the change up of the menu, I can understand why many will no longer be returning. Really disappointed with my visit this time!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Michael De Martiis, Owner at SUD Pasta Ancoats, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2023

I think the key thing to point out here is that if we'd stuck with our old menu style, our prices would've increased by 20-30% for us to remain sustainable, therefore the new 12 plates menu pricing is significantly cheaper per plate, but the caveat...More

Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

Josh was so friendly , so warm ,so helpful, his service was excellent, food was good , I ordered seefood pasta was so good .

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

We used to live in Manchester and absolutely loved Sugo as a date night stop, we've recently moved back to Chester and so are roughly 50 minutes away. We were intrigued by the 12 plate menu and knew we had to try it! I've been...reading so many negative comments and reviews on it and honestly, I am so shocked because the food is genuinely better than before... the flavours are absolutely incredible and I'll always pay more money for good food!! Yes it's slightly more expensive (we paid £75 whereas it used to cost around £60) but honestly it was so worth it for the opportunity to try different dishes and different flavours rather than being tied into just getting one starter and one main each. Absolutely beautiful experience and beautiful food - will be travelling 50 mins on a regular occurance to keep my Sugo fix. (My one downside is the service here is very slow and sometimes a bit frustrating ! So be prepared for that)More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Michael De Martiis, Owner at SUD Pasta Ancoats, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2023

Preach, Chloe preach! - you're bang on right. Thank you for your unwavering support x

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