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San Carlo - Manchester

Kings House 40-42 King Street West, Manchester M3 2WY, England
+44 161 834 6226
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (194 reviews)
“lobster” (89 reviews)
“sea bass” (55 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Kings House 40-42 King Street West, Manchester M3 2WY, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The menu is wide, varied and authentic. All our meals were well cooked and arrived promptly despite the fact that this is a large restaurant and it was a busy lunchtime service. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and almost uniformly Italian. An excellent dining...More

Thank Christopher G
Reviewed 4 days ago

I tried to order antipasto primavera from their "daily specials" menu only to be told imperiously that they didn't have it and that, furthermore, they had NEVER had it. The eggplant I got instead was edible but that eggplant, mozzarella, tomato goo that is an...More

Thank Eugenia B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited with friends for Dinner. Food was good and the service was too but was abit rushed and felt hurried with the service that they wanted you out. Steak was a little over cooked but no other issues. Would revisit however did not see what...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 6 days ago

my wife and me have dined here a few times and found it most most rewarding good food pleanty of choice and fab service will be going again very soon

Thank wilbarted
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never disappointed with the service or food at this fabulous restaurant, whether it's been with family, friends or colleagues - great restaurant, definitely one of the best in the area

Thank Dill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here with my French supplier food was very good service was excellent cannot fault anything great meal in a lovely atmosphere!

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit, amazing food and the staff are always lovely! Always very busy so make sure you book in advance.

Thank jkh20172017
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always go to Positano in Guildford but was told by a colleague that this place was better. I found this hard to believe but wanted to give it a go. We were put at a table for 4 when there were 5 of us...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a very busy and loud Friday night we were found an empty table for two without a reservation. The pizzas are pretty big and there are two vegetarian options. They also have the half a bottle of wine choice. The waiters are pretty polite...More

1  Thank Andreea D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to entertain but I struggle with the staff that seem to tell the guest what to do and also the continuous pretend Italian that is spoken. I get that people go there just in case a famous footballer arrives, but I don't think...More

Thank Eubank0
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Alec H
Hi taking my son here for his 21st birthday there is 14 of us going have heard its but is it very expensive and worth it . Thanks
23 June 2017|
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Response from king2008 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's a little expensive ,,, But worth every penny !
Matthew W
Which of these san carlo restaurants serve lobster, I cant find any menus on their website
27 February 2017|
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Response from Whill27 | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them direct via phone. I had the same issue but found eventually. I'm pretty certain lobster pasta is on the menu but not sure if served in any other form . This restraunt prides itself on customer... More
jamie leigh g
Hi, have you got a set menu for mothers day this year?
25 February 2017|
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Response from Toffeeman48 | Reviewed this property |
Try San Carlo's web site. I was a customer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kings House 40-42 King Street West, Manchester M3 2WY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 834 6226
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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.
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